McClellan Heads To Third-Straight NCAA Championships



March 19, 2013

MILWAUKEE - 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.

Video Preview

Watch Live
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:

2011
100 Breaststroke___1:01.85____35th
200 Breaststroke___2:15.30____48th
200 IM___________2:03.14____54th

2012
100 Breaststroke___1:00.31____18th
200 Breaststroke___2:11.45____25th
200 IM___________2:02.72____58th

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.

Familiar Waters
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
20-minute intermission
6. 400-Yard Medley Relay
5. One-Meter Diving--Trials

Finals--Thursday (7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT)
1. 200-Yard Freestyle Relay
2. 500-Yard Freestyle
3. 200-Yard Individual Medley
4. 50-Yard Freestyle
5. One-Meter Diving--Finals
6. 400-Yard Medley Relay

Prelims--Friday (11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT)
7. 200-Yard Medley Relay
10-minute intermission starting immediately at the conclusion of the relay
8. 400-Yard Individual Medley
9. 100-Yard Butterfly
10. 200-Yard Freestyle
11. 100-Yard Breaststroke
12. 100-Yard Backstroke
20-minute intermission
14. 800-Yard Freestyle Relay--All but last three heats of time finals
13. Three-Meter Diving--Trials

Finals--Friday (7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT)
7. 200-Yard Medley Relay
8. 400-Yard Individual Medley
9. 100-Yard Butterfly
10. 200-Yard Freestyle
11. 100-Yard Breaststroke
12. 100-Yard Backstroke
13. Three-meter Diving--Finals
14. 800-Yard Freestyle Relay--Last three heats of time finals

Prelims--Saturday (11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT)
16. 200-Yard Backstroke
17. 100-Yard Freestyle
18. 200-Yard Breaststroke
19. 200-Yard Butterfly
20-minute intermission
21. 400-Yard Freestyle Relay
20. Platform Diving--Trials
15. 1,650-Yard Freestyle--All but last heat of time finals

Finals--Saturday (7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT)
15. 1,650-Yard Freestyle--Last heat of time finals
16. 200-Yard Backstroke
17. 100-Yard Freestyle
18. 200-Yard Breaststroke
19. 200-Yard Butterfly
20. Platform Diving--Finals
21. 400-Yard Freestyle Relay

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