March 19, 2014
LADY VOLS IN THE FIELD(Note: Harper Bruens, Mary Kate McNeilis, Cherelle Thompson are also on site as relay team members)
Event Entered: 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Back
Note: Carner is making her second appearance in the NCAA Championships. The sophomore is coming off a solid SEC Championship, placing 10th in the 400 IM (4:11.52) and 13th in the 200 IM (1:59.34). She is swimming the 200 backstroke at the NCAAs for the first time.
Event Entered: 200 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Back
Note: DeMonte is swimming a wide variety of events in her first NCAA meet. Her best time nationally came in the 200 backstroke (1:54.86), a time clocked at the Last Chance Meet in Knoxville. She started swimming the 100 butterfly late in the year, playing 16th at the SEC Championships. Her time of 54.41 was the sixth-best time in program history.
Event Entered: 400 IM, 200 Back
Note: Driscoll is heading back to the NCAA Championships, this time as part of the Tennessee squad. She swam in the 500 freestyle and 1650 freestyle at NCAAs last year for California. This year, she has focused more on the IM and backstroke events. Her 400 IM time of 4:12.34 -- the third-best time in UT history -- ranks in the top 40 nationally.
Event Entered:100 Free, 200 Free, 200 Fly
Note: Gendron is in the NCAA field for the fourth time. The senior is listed in three events, swapping out the 500 freestyle for the 200 butterfly this year. Last season, she reached the championship final in all three of her individual events. She currently has the third-best time nationally in the 200 freestyle this year (1:43.45). She was a part of the 200 freestyle and 400 medley NCAA Championship relay teams as a junior. She is an 18-time All-American, earning seven honors last year.
Event Entered: 100 Breast, 200 Breast
Note: Hannis put together another characteristically strong SEC Championships last month, improving her school records in both the 100 breaststroke (58.22) and the 200 breaststroke (2:07.14). The junior's times rank second nationally in the 100 breaststroke and seventh in the 200 breaststroke. Last season, she was part of the NCAA-winning 200 and 400 medley relay teams. She is a 6-time All-American, earning four honors last year.
Event Entered: 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free
Note: Johnson is back in the NCAA field as a sophomore. She ranks eighth nationally in the 50 freestyle (21.84) and 21st in the 100 freestyle (48.41). Last year at NCAAs, she placed third in the 50 freestyle. UT's leading sprinter was also a part of the NCAA title-winning 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay teams. This year, she has set career bests in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free (1:46.09).
Event Entered: 1 meter, 3 meter, platform
Note: Lamp's training has been limited this season because of injury, but she still enters the NCAA Championships with major hardware. She earned her third consecutive gold medal on the 10-meter platform at the SEC Championships and set a meet record (256.10). She has finished second on platform at NCAAs the last two years. She pulled off the rare feat of reaching the finals in all three diving events last year at NCAAs, which earned her CSCAA Diver of the Year honors.
Event Entered: 100 Back
Note: Leander earned her first spot in the NCAA field with a strong finish at the Last Chance Meet at home at Allan Jones Aquatic Center. In one of the final time trials of the meet, she logged a time of 53.06 in the 100 backstroke. It was the third-best time in program history, trailing only current senior Lauren Solernou and great Jenny Connolly.
Event Entered: 200 Fly
Note: Lundstrom was unavailable for the SEC Championships, but she is back in action in her first NCAA meet. The freshman logged some of the fastest butterfly times in the country midway through the year. She has the third-fastest 200 butterfly time in the country (1:56.60), a time recorded at the AT&T Winter National Championships.
Event Entered: 100 Back, 200 Back
Note: Solernou is back in the NCAA Championships for the fourth year. For the second-consecutive season, the senior backstroker will lead off UT's 200 and 400 medley relays. She was part of the NCAA championship-winning medley relay teams last year. She was close to her career-best time in the 100 backstroke at SEC Championships last month, swimming 52.77 to take eighth.