McClellan Heads To Third-Straight NCAA ChampionshipsJunior ranked among the nation's best in three events
March 19, 2013
For the third-straight season, Milwaukee junior Emily McClellan heads to the NCAA's top meet at the Women's Swimming Championships at the IUPUI Natatorium in downtown Indianapolis this week. McClellan, one the top-seeded swimmers in all of college, will compete in three events starting Thursday and going through Saturday.
Prelims start each morning at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT, with the finals each night at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT. McClellan will swim in the 200 IM Thursday, 100 breaststroke Friday and 200 breast Saturday.
A live video stream will be available for the final two days during the Friday and Saturday evening sessions at ESPN3.com. ESPNU will also air a tape-delayed telecast of the meet on Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
A Little History
This is the third-straight season McClellan has earned her way to the NCAA Championships. Here's a complete list of McClellan's NCAA Championship history:
Leading The Nation
Although McClellan hasn't fully tapered for a meet since late November, she has some of the fastest times in the country. Heading into this week's NCAA Championships the junior ranks 14th in the nation in the 100 breast, 26th in the 200 breast and 66th in the 200 IM.
McClellan already has a history of success at the IUPUI Natatorium. Serving as one of the nation's premier swimming facilities, McClellan won the 100 breaststroke at the U.S. Open there this past summer.
Another Dominating Year
The Milwaukee women's swimming & diving team repeated as Horizon League Champions this season and McClellan was a big part of the team's success. The Panther standout was named Women's Swimming & Diving League Athlete of the Year for the third-straight year after winning the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM at the league meet, all for the third-straight season.
Throughout the season, McClellan re-broke her own school and league record in the 200 IM, helped break the school record in both the 400 and 800 freestyle relays, reset both breaststroke records for the Klotsche Natatorium and toppled countless opposing school pool records. In all, she failed to take first in a final of one of her main swims just once all season, finishing second in the 200 IM at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational.
Schedule Of Events
Prelims--Thursday (11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT)
1. 200-Yard Freestyle Relay
10-minute intermission starting immediately at the conclusion of the relay
2. 500-Yard Freestyle
3. 200-Yard Individual Medley
4. 50-Yard Freestyle
6. 400-Yard Medley Relay
5. One-Meter Diving--Trials