LYNCHBURG, Va. - Liberty freshman Jess Reinhardt has been included in the field for the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming & Diving Championships. The national championship meet will be hosted by IUPUI at IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind., from March 21-23.
Reinhardt will swim in the 100 fly, which will be contested on Friday, March 22. She improved her conference-record time to 52.87 at the Ohio State Last Chance Meet on Sunday, and holds the 36th-fastest 100 fly time among those entered. Prior to Sunday, her top time was 53.18, set during the A final at the CCSA Championships.
The Gatton, Queensland, Australia, native, will be Liberty's second-ever representative at the NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships. Last season, Brye Ravettine competed in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back at the NCAA national meet, becoming Liberty's first swimming All-American by placing 13th in the 50 free.
Reinhardt was named the CCSA Women's Freshman of the Meet after winning both the 100 and 200 fly at the 2013 CCSA Swimming & Diving Championships. She set conference and meet records in both the 100 (53.18) and 200 (2:00.41) fly.