[HWSD] HWSD March Update # 2

Steph Morawski morawski at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Mar 21 14:02:22 EST 2005

Women's Swimming & Diving
Monday, March 21, 2005

Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving finishes 36th in the country as Noelle 
Bassi and Jackie Pangilinan became the first All-Americans in a decade.  I 
am proud of both of them for remaining focused and swimming 
strong.  Article from gocrimson.com below:

March 19, 2005

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - It was an eventful Saturday for two Harvard swimmers 
in the final day of competition at the NCAA Championships as sophomore 
Bassi (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) and freshman 
Pangilinan (Clifton, N.J.) both set, then reset, school records.

Bassi swam a school-record 1:59.32 in the preliminaries of the 200-yard 
butterfly Saturday before taking three-hundredths off of that time in the 
consolation final. Bassi finished 15th overall in 1:59.29. Bassi now owns 
the three fastest times in that event in school history.

Pangilinan, meanwhile, turned in a 2:14.91 performance in the 200 
breaststroke, breaking a school record held by current Crimson head coach 
Wriede Morawski '92 that had stood since 1992.   Pangilinan's mark didn't 
last long, however, as she finished in 2:13.98 in the consolation final, 
placing 15th in the individual standings.

Harvard was credited with a 36th-place finish in the overall team standings.
Complete results from the NCAA Championships are available through the 

Samantha Papdakis was also very close to attending NCAAs.  The freshman 
diver attended the Zone Diving Qualifier in Annapolis, MD and missed a bid 
to NCAAs by less than a point.  She had an amazing year and plans to attend 
the meet in 2006.

Season update:
10-0 record
Ivy Champions
3rd at ECAC
2 All-Americans
6 team records (200 fly, 400 IM, 100,200 breast, 50, 500 free)
6 Individuals with First Team All-Ivy Athletes
12 Individuals with Second Team All-Ivy Honors

PLEASE READ:  To all of you who donated to Friends of Harvard Swimming and 
Diving already, thank you!  Asking for money is a difficult part of my job, 
but if we want to stay on top, we do need to raise funds. I understand that 
many of you are called by Harvard, HFRWA, graduate schools, etc. but think 
about your experience as a Harvard swimmer or diver.  Those memories last a 
lifetime.  We would appreciate any amount that you can contribute, but what 
we would also like to establish is continued giving year after year.  A 
$50-$100 contribution is less than $2 a day for a year.

*PARTICIPATION:  HRFWA has an incentive program designed to increase 
participation among women.  The greater the number of donations from former 
women swimmers and divers that we receive, the larger the percentage of the 
$35,000 incentive we will receive in our Friends Account.  Any size 
donation helps!

*Leading the way:  Congratulations to the Class of 1990 and 2000.  So far, 
you have tied for the greatest number of contributors in your respective 

*To give to Harvard online, please visit 
<http://www.gocrimson.com/>www.gocrimson.com and click on Make a Gift.  All 
donations are tax deductible and your contribution is GREATLY appreciated.

2005-2006 HWSD Team Captains were selected last night.  Congratulations to 
Joanna Lee '06 and Jessica Davidson '07 as our Co-Captain's Elect.

Time Trial:
Molly Ward won the 50 free at the Ivy Championships but she wanted to swim 
the event one more time.  At an official time trial the next weekend, Molly 
clocked 23.34 in the 50 free, breaking the previous record of 23.42 that 
she shared with Linda Suhs.

Although our regular action candidates are not notified by Harvard until 
March 31, we are busy recruiting Juniors in high school.  If there is a 
strong swimmer or diver in your area, please bring her to our attention and 
forward an address, e-mail or phone number along with her name.

Top Times this Season:
50 free
Molly Ward                  23.34
Amanda Slaight            23.54
Erin Mulkey                  23.96
Kyle Cutter                    24.74

100 free
Molly Ward                  51.05
Erin Mulkey                  51.34
Amanda Slaight            51.73
Meaghan Colling           52.69

200 free
Molly Ward                  1:50.69
Emily Wilson                1:51.56
Erin Mulkey                  1:52.67
Noelle Bassi                 1:53.33

500 free
Noelle Bassi                 4:50.78
Emily Wilson                4:54.37
Laurin Weisenthal         4:54.77
Kelly Blondin                4:55.70
Michelle Bright              4:58.48

1000 free
Stacy Blondin               10:01.95
Kelly Blondin                10:03.33
Laurin Weisenthal         10:03.39
Noelle Bassi                 10:09.03

1650 free
Stacy Blondin               16:51.05
Kelly Blondin                16.52.92
Emily Wilson                16:59.60
Laurin Weisenthal         17:02.31

100 back
Molly Brethauer            57.58
Michelle Bright         57.15
Lindsay Hart                 57.24
Emily Stapleton         57.27
Molly Ward                  57.37

200 back
Michelle Bright         2:00.16
Emily Stapleton         2:01.36
Lindsay Hart                 2:02.20
Molly Brethauer            2:04.03

  100 breast
Jackie Pangilinan           1:03.65
Amanda Slaight            1:04.21
Meaghan Colling           1:04.26
LeeAnn Chang             1:05.00

200 breast
Jackie Pangilinan           2:13.98
LeeAnn Chang             2:17.10
Meaghan Colling           2:18.98
Jane Evans                   2:19.51

100 fly
Bridget O'Connor        55.98
Alli Bates                      56.04
Erin Mulkey                  56.80
Molly Brethauer            57.60

200 fly
Noelle Bassi                 1:59.29
Bridget O'Connor        2:03.99
Jane Evans                   2:04.08
Molly Brethauer            2:05.27

200 IM
Meaghan Colling           2:04.66
Jackie Pangilinan           2:04.80
Emily Stapleton             2:05.08
LeeAnn Chang             2:05.39

400 IM
Noelle Bassi                 4:18.86
Jane Evans                   4:20.67
Stacy Blondin               4:23.71
Jess Davidson               4:32.23

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