Rosenbaum '14 runner-up in 100 fly at NCAAs
Hamilton College's Maggie Rosenbaum '14 captured second place in the women's 100-yard butterfly at the 2014 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on March 20.
Rosenbaum earned the seventh All-America honor of her Hamilton career for her performance. Anyone that finishes in the top eight of any individual or relay event at the NCAA championships is an All-American. The championships are being held at the IU Natatorium on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Rosenbaum's time of 54.35 seconds in the championship final broke the program record she set last year by one one-hundredth of a second. Kirsten Nitz '16 of Wheaton College (Illinois) defended her national title in the 100 fly with a Division III record time of 52.64 seconds.
In the preliminary heats, Rosenbaum posted a season-best time of 55.01 seconds, which was the third-fastest time of the morning behind Nitz and Johns Hopkins University's Taylor Kitayama. Rosenbaum was in fifth place after the first 50 yards in the evening's finals but her time of 28.61 seconds over the final 50 was second only to Nitz's 28.18.
Rosenbaum competes in the 100 backstroke on Friday, March 21, and she is seeded second in the 100 back with a time of 54.95 seconds. In 2011 she captured first place in the 100 back, which was the first victory at the NCAA meet by a Hamilton women's swimmer, and she repeated the feat in 2012.