Svensson Places 38th in 50 Free at NCAA Championships
Thursday, March 15, 2012 | by Justin Glover (@Jglove3)

AUBURN, Ala. – Freshman Emma Svensson (Uppsala, Sweden/Celsiusskolan) took 38th place in the 50 free preliminaries at the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday at the Martin Aquatics Center on the campus of Auburn University.

Svensson finished with a time of 22.66 in the sixth heat as the top 16 times qualified for the finals of the event, which Liv Jensen of California won the championship, swimming 21.48.

On Friday, Svensson will compete in the women's 100 backstroke preliminary rounds. The 100 back will be the final individual event during the morning session, which begins at noon central time with the 200 medley relay. She will conclude the meet with the 100 free prelims on Saturday.

Svensson had a memorable freshman campaign for the Eagles, earning the CCSA’s Most Outstanding Female Freshman Performer of the Meet, placing first in the 100 back (54.20) and second place in both the 50-yard free (22.87) and the 100-yard free (49.33). She also led the conference with four CCSA Swimmer of the Week awards.

The Green and Blue finished the regular season with an 11-2 dual meet record (4-0 CCSA) and finished their fourth-straight CCSA Championship with their largest margin of victory ever, 300 points better than second place Liberty.

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