This weekend, freshman Brittany Geyer became the second National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) national champion in Stevens history, winning the 200-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
Geyer won the 200-breaststroke with a school-record time of 2:15.55. She earned 20 team points in what was a fantastic race, besting senior Caitlin Lehberger by .01. At the 2011 NCAA’s, Laura Barito ’11 became Stevens’ first-ever national champion after placing first in the 50-yard freestyle.
As a team the Ducks placed fifth overall, the best finish in program history. They finished with 195 points, 11 points better than the previous program-high from a season ago. The fifth-place finish is also one spot better than last year. Over the last four seasons Stevens has placed fifth (2012), sixth (2011), 12th (2010) and 11th (2009).
In total, the women’s swimming team had 19 All-America accolades and nine honorable mention All-America finishes. They were the top team in the national standings from the Empire 8 and the state of New Jersey.
The men’s swimming team also made history this weekend by placing 11th in the nation at the NCAA’s for the best-ever program finish. The previous program-high finish for Stevens was 14th one year ago.
The Ducks finished with a team total of 78 points which gave them the highest placement in program history. Stevens was led on Day 4 by freshman Wesley Elford who placed third in the 1,650-yard freestyle. In total, Stevens had three All-America honors and 14 honorable mention All-America accolades.
Visit www.StevensDucks.com for a complete recap of all the highlights at the 2012 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.