March 19, 2014
LADY VOLS IN THE FIELD
(Note: Amy Lubawy and Cherelle Thompson are also on site as relay team members)
Event Entered: 50 Free, 100 Free
Note: Bruens qualified for her third NCAA Championships and second in individual events after posting a pair of top-25 times in the two sprint freestyle events. Bruens earned seventh place in the 50-yard Freestyle (22.16) and concluded her conference tournament by finishing fifth in the 100 Freestyle.
Event Entered: 200 Breast
Note: Callahan earned her first NCAA appearance after posting a career-best 2:11.03 during the B final of the 200 Breast at the 2015 SEC Championships. The sophomore finished second in the consolation event and finished the season with the event's 36th fastest time in the country.
Event Entered: 200 IM, 400 IM
Note: Carner is making her third appearance in the NCAA Championships and earned her spot in record-breaking fashion. The junior is coming off a SEC Championship run in which she broke the UT school records in both individual medleys. Carner finished in sixth place in the 200 IM (1:57.65) and then broke the 400 IM record the following day, finishing in fourth place (4:07.27).
Event Entered: 200 Back
Note: DeMonte is swimming in the 200 backstroke for the second year in a row, clocking a 1:54.37 time, which she posted at the Bulldog Invitational Last Chance Meet in Athens, Ga.
Event Entered: 1650 Freestyle
Note: Dickson swam the 26th fastest time in the country after posting a career-best 16:12.44 time at the 2014 Nike Cup in Chapel Hill, N.C. last November. Dickson won that event after breaking her previous career-best time by almost 25 seconds. The sophomore is half of the women's distance freestyle duo that qualified for NCAAs, along with teammate Maddie Tegner.
Event Entered: 400 IM
Note: Driscoll is heading back to the NCAA Championships for the second time as part of the Tennessee swim team after competing with California prior to transferring. This year, Driscoll set the 400 IM record at the Nike Cup in November before Carner broke the record in February. During SECs, Driscoll improved on her second-best time in UT history, swimming a UT career-best 4:10.01.
Event Entered: 200 Fly Note: Griffith earned an invitation to Greensboro by swimming a 1:56.79 time in the 200 Fly, which is good for No. 37 in the country. Like DeMonte, Griffith earned her career-best time during the Bulldog Invitational at the University of Georgia in March. This time also placed Griffith at the No. 5 spot in Tennessee school history in the event.
Event Entered: 100 Breast, 200 Breast
Note: Senior Hannis has clocked a pair of top-three times nationally this year after earning a pair of silver medals at the 2015 SEC Championships last February. She ranks first in the 100 breaststroke (58.42) after winning the gold medal in Greensboro last December at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals. She also ranks third in the 200 breaststroke (2:06.98) after earning second place in the same pool the next night.
Event Entered: 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free
Note: Johnson also will compete in the two sprint freestyle events after earning times in the top-25 nationally. Like Hannis, Johnson has recent success in the Greensboro pool, winning the 50 Freestyle in 22.12, defeating UCLA's Linnea Mack by .03 seconds. During the 2014-15 regular season, Johnson compiled 12 wins between her two events, including seven in the 50 Freestyle.
Event Entered: 200 Fly
Note: Lundstrom is back in the NCAA Championships for the 200 Fly for the second consecutive year. The sophomore joins Griffith as a Vol flyer in Greensboro, having recorded a season-best 1:56.76, .03 seconds faster than Griffith, during the SEC preliminary session. Lundstrom went on to finish eighth in the A final of the 200 Fly later that night.
Event Entered: 500 Freestyle, 1650 Freestyle
Note: Tegner and Dickson have been the lone pair of female distance specialists for the Vols and they have both excelled by qualifying for the NCAA Championships. Tegner finished second in the 1650 at the Nike Cup behind Dickson and then broke the 16:00.00 mark to finish fourth in the event. Her 15:59.44 time now is No. 1 all-time in program history. Tegner also has earned a spot on the UT record board in the 500 Free, tying for fourth place (4:42.67) after posting her time during the preliminaries of the 2015 SEC Championships.