Svensson Finishes 50th in 100 Back at 2013 NCAA Championships
Friday, March 22, 2013 | by Matt Judd
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Svensson placed 50th in the 100 back (Linwood Ferguson photo)
Svensson placed 50th in the 100 back (Linwood Ferguson photo)

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Sophomore Emma Svensson (Upsala, Sweden/Celsiusskolan) of the FGCU swimming and diving team, took 50th place in the 100-yard backstroke preliminaries at the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday at the IU Natatorium.

The sophomore finished with a time of 55.31 as the top 16 times qualified for the finals of the event. Rachel Bootsma of California finished first in the event with a time of 50.75.

Svensson had a memorable season, garnering Most Outstanding Female Performer of the Meet at the 2013 CCSA Championship, winning the 50-free, 100-free and 100-back events.  Her times in the 50-free and 100-free qualified for NCAA “B” cuts.  She was a member of the 200-medley relay that set a meet and Conference record and qualified for NCAA “B” cuts, and anchored the 400-medley relay that finished first.

She set multiple records in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke, and was a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay, 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard medley relay that also set program records.

The Upsala, Sweden native will be back in action tomorrow, March 23 when she competes in the 100-yard freestyle competition on the final day of the NCAA Championships

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