PISCATAWAY, N.J. (February 26, 2014) – Six members of the Rutgers swimming and diving team were named to the 2014 American Athletic Conference All-Conference Team, the league announced today. Student-athletes that finished in the top three at a Championship event were recognized for inclusion.
Rutgers’ honorees included senior Brittany Guinee (Berkeley Heights, N.J.), junior Greta Leberfinger (Chatham, N.J.), senior Mary Moser (Wyomissing, Pa.), sophomore Morgan Pfaff (Red Lion, Pa.), senior Nicole Scott (Toronto, Canada) and sophomore Joanna Wu (Kent, Wash.).
“This is the most women that we have had selected to an all-conference team in my four years at Rutgers,” said head coach Phil Spiniello. “I am extremely proud and happy for these six women and the program as a whole as we continue to move in the right direction.”
RU finished the four-day American Athletic Conference Championships in third place, while Spiniello was named the AAC Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year.
Wu was the highest finisher for Rutgers in any event, as the second-year Scarlet Knight took first in two individual events: the 100 backstroke (52.97) and the 200 backstroke (1:54.07). Both marks were under the 2013 NCAA Invite standard and set new Rutgers and Ralph Wright Natatorium pool records. Wu was also a member of two third-place relay teams – the 200 medley relay and the 400 medley relay.
Wu, along with Leberfinger, Guinee and Moser, claimed third in the 400 medley relay with a time of 3:39.84 to set a new Rutgers record.
The foursome also teamed up to earn a second bronze medal in the 200 yard medley relay, completing the event in 1:40.92.
Guinee capped off her final conference championship by capturing an individual third-place finish in the 200 butterfly, clocking in at 1:59.27 – an NCAA D1 “B” Cut standard.
Pfaff notched two individual silver medals over the competition in the 200 I.M. and 400 I.M. Her time of 1:58.46 in the 200 I.M. was under the 2013 NCAA Invite mark, while her time of 4:13.85 in the 400 I.M. was an NCAA D1 “B” Cut standard. Both times established new RU records. Pfaff etched her name in the Rutgers’ record book a third time, as she clocked a 1:59.03 (NCAA D1 “B” Cut standard) in the prelims of the 200 butterfly.
Scott, who is set to compete in the 2014 Zone Diving Championships starting March 10, earned silver in the Platform event with a score of 268.55.
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