Women's Swimming

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Oct. 11, 1997

Women's Swimming Opens Season With Win

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Notre Dame women's swimming team opened its 1997-98 dual meet season with a 167.5-126.5 win at Southern Illinois as freshman Carrie Nixon set a school record in the 50 freestyle in her first collegiate event. Nixon won the 50 freestyle in 23.69, breaking the school record of 23.93 set last year by current senior Courtney South.

Freshman Tiffany O'Brien led the Irish with three wins. She led Notre Dame to 1-2-3 finishes in both the 100 and 200 backstroke. O'Brien, Alison Vendt and Katie Collins swept the 100 backstroke, and O'Brien, Vendt and Anne Iacobucci went 1-2-3 in the 200 backstroke. O'Brien also won the 200 individual medley.

Nixon was impressive in her dual-meet debut in her record-setting performance in the 50 freestyle, a record that is usually safe until the tapered meet at the BIG EAST or NCAA championships. Nixon also won the 100 freestyle in 51.98, just shy of South's record of 51.60 set at the 1997 BIG EAST championship.

Sophomore All-American Shannon Suddarth was a double-winner in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Other winners for the Irish were Linda Gallo in the 1000 freestyle and Kristen Van Saun in the 500 freestyle.

The Irish return to the pool at the Collegiate Classic in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 24-25.

Event Calendar

Delta

September 30
W, 169-54 (MSU); W, 154-69 (Iowa)
Michigan State/Iowa
East Lansing, Mich. (McCaffree Pool)
RECAP
October 7
5:00 PM
Dennis Stark Relays
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 8
11:00 AM
Indiana State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
October 21
4:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA. (Herb McAuley Aquatic Center)
October 22
11:00 AM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA. (Herb McAuley Aquatic Center)
October 28
All Day
Purdue/Miami/Rutgers
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
November 4
5:00 PM
Pittsburgh/Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh, PA. (Trees Pool)
November 5
11:00 AM
Pittsburgh/Virginia Tech
Pittsburgh, PA. (Trees Pool)
November 17
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 18
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
November 19
All Day
Greensboro Invitational
Greensboro, NC. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
January 12
5:00 PM
Illinois/Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 13
11:00 AM
Illinois/Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 14
1:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, IL
January 20
3:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, KY
January 21
1:00 PM
IUPUI
Indianapolis, IN
January 27
5:00 PM
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 28
10:00 AM
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
February 4
1:00 PM
Ball State
Muncie, IN
February 11
All Day
Michigan 1st Chance Invite
Ann Arbor, MI
February 12
All Day
Michigan 1st Chance Invite
Ann Arbor, MI
February 15
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
February 16
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
February 17
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
February 18
All Day
ACC Championships
TBD
March 9
All Day
Diving Zone Championships
Bloomington, IN
March 10
All Day
Diving Zone Championships
Bloomington, IN
March 11
All Day
Diving Zone Championships
Bloomington, IN
March 15
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 16
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 17
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN
March 18
All Day
NCAA Championships
Indianapolis, IN

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