Season Recap: Women’s Swimming and Diving

Jamie Augustinsky

The women’s swimming and diving team started the ’06-’07 season on a good note, picking up wins against La Salle and Wagner in its home opener, followed by consecutive wins against fellow Big East Conference members Seton Hall and Connecticut. In mid-November the team competed in the 2006 Terp Cup, which was held at the University of Maryland. The team finished in fourth place at the three-day event, with senior Jenny Somerville taking first place in the 1,650-meter freestyle. After picking up a key win against Georgetown before the winter break, the team headed to the University of Maryland for a two-day event against Maryland, Pittsburgh and Richmond where it came in fourth place. In the last home meet of the season, the team was victorious against Syracuse. Seven seniors were honored for their contributions to the team: Danielle Honrath, Annie Kelley, Kristina Lennox, Whitney Roth, Jessie Santapaul, Somerville and Allison Stine. After the close of the regular season, the team competed in the Big East championships that were held in mid-February in East Meadow, N.Y. The team finished sixth overall, with two members being crowned Big East champions in their events. Somerville won the 1,650-meter freestyle event for the fourth year in a row, while Lennox won her first Big East title in the 200-meter butterfly. To close out the season, Somerville swam in the NCAA championships in early March, hosted by the University of Minnesota. She came in 38th place in the 500-meter freestyle and finished in 22nd place in the 1,650-meter freestyle.