March 14, 2008

McCabe Earns Fourth All-America Honor

OXFORD, OH - Franklin & Marshall junior Brittany McCabe picked up her fourth career All-America honor, placing 13th in the 100-yard backstroke at the NCAA Division III National Championships. She logged a time of 58.68. Amherst senior Brittany Sasser won the event with an NCAA Division III Championship record time of 53.85.

Three of McCabe's four All-America honors have come in the 100-yard backstroke. This is her second year in a row placing 13th in the event. Her best finish was placing eighth her freshman season. She also placed 16th in the 100-yard butterfly that year.

McCabe swam to ninth place in the preliminaries with a time of 58.29. Sasser raced to a 54.50 in the preliminary, resetting her own NCAA record set at last year's championship. Her record in the preliminary did not survive the day.

McCabe returns to the pool on Saturday to compete for a national championship in the 200-yard backstroke.