Gottschalk Breaks Own Record to Finish 12th in NCAA 200 Breaststroke

GREENSBORO, NC - Junior Amanda Gottschalk of the Tufts women's swimming & diving team recorded an honorable mention All-American time of 2:19.04 for 12th place in the 200 breaststroke on the final day of the 2016 NCAA Division III Championships on Saturday.

The honorable mention award (for finishes ninth through 16th) is the first for Gottschalk, who was making her first appreance at NCAA's. Her 2:19.04 time improved her school record in the event by 0.01. She had a 2:19.05 qualifying time from the NESCAC meet that stood as Tufts' 200 breaststroke record. Gottschalk timed 2:19.80 for 13th in the 200 breast prelims earlier on Saturday and moved up a spot in the final.

Tufts will return from the NCAA meet with two honorable mention All-American times. Freshman Colleen Doolan was 12th in the 200 butterfly on Friday with a 2:04.11 mark.

On Saturday, Doolan raced in the 100 freestyle to complete her first time at the national meet. She touched in 53.79 seconds for 50th place.

Gottschalk and Doolan's honorable All-American times scored 10 points for the Jumbos, which placed the team 46th at the NCAA meet.