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      NMUâ??s Kearney is an All-American after third day at NCAA Championships

      Courtesy: NMU

      After the third day of competition at the NCAA swimming and diving championships, the Northern Michigan University swimming and diving team added another All-American student-athlete to its list for the week. This time, junior diver Molly Kearney as she placed sixth in the 1-meter diving event on Friday evening with 447.60 points to earn All-American status. In the team rankings, the Wildcats are in 16 th place.

      "We added another All-American today with Molly, she had a great performance in the one meter," said head coach Heidi Voigt. "As a team, we dropped to 16 th with 73 points. However, last year we scored 59 points during the entire championships. This is certainly an improvement with still one day to go."

      In other competition, freshman Rachel Borchardt placed 14th in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:00.88. NMU's 800 freestyle relay team also finished 14th in 7:39.39. The team consisted of sophomore Crystal Bennet, juniors Emily Bourguignon, Tara Dowling and Debbi Lawrence.

      The Championships conclude on Saturday (March 15) with the preliminaries at 10:30 a.m. and the finals will be at 6 p.m.