March 16, 2012

Alzaga Breaks School Record at NCAAs

Junior Gaby Alzaga.
Junior Gaby Alzaga.

MANSFIELD, Texas – The Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team has two swimmers participating in the 2012 Division II NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship from the Mansfield Independent School District Natatorium in Mansfield, Texas.

“Gaby swam very well this morning,” NMU coach Heidi Voigt said. “We’re hoping to finish strong tomorrow in the final day.”

Junior Gaby Alzaga broke the school record in the 100-yard backstroke on Friday (March 17) with a time of 57.21 in the preliminary round. Alzaga finished 16th in the event and scored the lone Wildcat point.

Freshman Emily Brennan swam during the first two days of competition. She finished 42nd on Wednesday (March 15) in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:10.29. She swam the 400 IM on Thursday (March 16), finishing 30th in 4:39.63.

“Both swimmers have one race tomorrow are gaining some great experience at this level that will help them in the future,” Voigt added.

Both Alzaga and Brennan have one race each on Saturday (March 18). Alzaga swims the 200 backstroke and Brennan has the 200 breaststroke.

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