clear
Saturday May 23rd, 2015 6:22AM

Lady Dogs defend NCAA swimming title

By The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS -- Georgia scored 528 points and defended its NCAA title at the women's swimming and diving championships on Saturday.

The Bulldogs won their sixth title since 1999. Stanford recorded its best finish since 2010, claiming second with 402.5 points. California, which has three titles since 2009, settled for third with 386 points.

Georgia had as many swimmers (10) qualify for the finals and consolation finals in the individual swim events than Stanford and Cal combined on the final night.

Brittany MacLean, who finished fourth as part of Canada's 800-meter freestyle relay in the London Olympics, broke the NCAA record in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 15:27.84. The previous record was 15:37.06, set by UNC's Stephanie Peacock in 2012.

Indiana sophomore Brooklynn Snodgrass became the second Hoosier ever to win the 200-yard backstroke (1:50.22) when she edged Cal's defending champion and record holder Elizabeth Pelton (1:50.55) by 0.03 of a second.

Olympic gold medalist Rachel Bootsma failed to qualify for the 200-yard butterfly in the prelims for Cal.

Southern California diver Haley Ishimatsu, who represented the U.S. in the 2008 Olympics, defended her NCAA title in the platform dive with a score of 365.15.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
2014 Top 10: Looking back at the top sports stories of the year
It was another year for the record books in 2014, mostly for the right reasons -- state championships, new challenges and new stars taking their turn to shine. But there were also plenty of big stories that reminded us that sports -- like life -- isn
11:55PM ( 4 months ago )
NASCAR K&N Pro Series schedules set for 2015
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - NASCAR announced recently the 2015 schedules for its top developmental regional touring series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
2:00PM ( 4 months ago )
Lanierland boys final: Johnson makes history with win over Red Elephants <b> (VIDEO) </b>
Ever the aggressor on the court, Johnson
8:55AM ( 4 months ago )
Sports
Jackets, Mississippi St. clash in Orange Bowl
No. 10 Georgia Tech has the nation's second-ranked rushing offense. No. 8 Mississippi State has held seven of its 12 opponents under 125 yards on the ground.
5:04PM ( 4 months ago )
Ole Miss defense braces for TCU offense in Peach Bowl
Mississippi and TCU were part of the playoffs story in 2014. Each team was part of the chase. Each team fell short of the coveted semifinals.
5:01PM ( 4 months ago )
Kiffin shining again after season of redemption
Lane Kiffin was modest in his goals and complimentary about the team he'll be facing in the Sugar Bowl. He went on and on about how much he's learned from Nick Saban, while insisting it's no big deal when his boss yells at him. Very un-Kiffin-like, you might say.
11:02PM ( 4 months ago )
College Sports
VIDEO: Wolves could care less about rankings -- they want a ring
Seniors Joey Bart, Jake Higginbotham, Connor Bennett, and Keyton Gibson aren’t worried about expectations at this point in the season. They know first hand expectations usually are worth about as much as it cost you to listen to them...
5:00PM ( 10 hours from now )
How do you measure clutch? Gainesville baseball provides the metric
In three straight postseasons, Gainesville baseball players watched in agony as -- at the crucial moment -- the other team made the play.
4:59PM ( 10 hours from now )
Battle-tested Dragons ready to pull off another road win in championship series
Forget “Mad Max,” Jefferson baseball might as well be re-making its own movie of similar vein this spring -- starring as themselves in “The Road Warrior(s).”
11:59PM ( 6 hours ago )
James leads Cavs to 94-82 win over Hawks, 2-0 series lead
LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, routing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio.
11:02PM ( 7 hours ago )
Braun powers Brewers to easy win over Braves
Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits, and the Brewers beat the Braves 11-0 on Friday night.
10:57PM ( 7 hours ago )