Former women’s swimming team captain Amanda Nauman was selected to be a member of Team USA at the 2011 2012 ITU Short Course Triathlon World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand in October. Nauman, a four-year member of the Ducks was 2011 All-American, helping the Ducks to a sixth-place finish at the 2011 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Championship.
“I am proud of Amanda’s achievement, but in no way is this a surprise to any of us that worked with her over the last four years,” Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach Trevor Miele said. “She was a great person to have in our program and had one of the best work ethics I have seen.”
Nauman qualified at the USAT Age Group National several weeks ago in Burlington , Vt. Going into the race, the Mission Viejo, Calif. native was ranked 38th in her age group, but she ended up placing 17th and earning a spot at the 2012 ITU Short Course Triathlon World Championships. Nauman, who competes in the 20-24-year old age range, turned in the ninth-fastest time in the swimming portion of the race among all age groups.
"This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and I couldn't be more excited," said Nauman. "Swimming at Stevens for the last four years and racing as a member of the triathlon team helped push me to where I am today. I am so thankful for the support I continue to receive from Stevens through the club sports program and my former coaches and teammates on the swim team."
The event begins October 18, 2012 in Auckland.
After provisionally qualifying for NCAA’s in 2010, Nauman earned an invite in 2011 and made the most of it. She earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 200-yard butterfly, placing 16th nationally and earned All-America accolades as a member of the 800-yard freestyle relay team that placed eighth nationally. She owns the Stevens program-record in the 200-butterfly (2:04.97) and was also a member of the record-breaking 800-free relay team (7:33.06).
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