Tennessee Finishes 22nd in NCAA Women's Swim/Dive
March 18, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tennessee concluded the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday night was a 13th-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay at the IU Natatorium.

The team of Erika Brown, Kira Toussaint, Meghan Small and Madeline Banic finished in 3 minutes, 14.52 seconds to tally eight points for the Vols, who finished 22nd in the final team standings.

Stanford won the meet with 526.50 points behind American record-setting performances by Olympians Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel. Tennessee had 35 points.

Small led the way for Tennessee during the week, winning the consolation final of both the 200 IM and 400 IM as a freshman. She lowered her school record in the 400 IM to 4:04.30.

Saturday marked the final day of Tennessee competition for seniors Colleen Callahan, Michelle Cefal and Kira Toussaint. In just two years on Rocky Top, Toussaint was part of three SEC champion relay teams and was an eight-time All-American, in addition to making the Netherlands' Olympic team last summer.

In diving, sophomore Rachel Rubadue was just out of scoring on platform Saturday, finishing 19th with 239.95.

"She missed her second dive and her final dive a little bit," Tennessee diving coach Dave Parrington said. "Her other dives were solid but just needed a little bit more. It's the story of her week. She battled and scrapped today, but sometimes, it's a little tougher coming off disappointing days beforehand. I'm very proud of her, and there's a lot to be learned from this experience."

The Vols return to Indianapolis next week for the NCAA men's championships, which run March 22-25.





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