Nugent Earns All-America Swimming Honors

  • By Jonathan Harkey
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  • March 23, 2013 10:31 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Senior swimmers Mandie Nugent and Rachael Burnett competed in their final events of the NCAA Championships on Saturday at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.

Nugent became the first female swimmer in WVU history to be named an All-American with her seventh-place finish in the 200 fly (1:55.61). She qualified as the No. 8 seed in the prelims in a time of 1:55.23. Nugent was an Honorable Mention All-American last year in the 200 fly and as a member of the 800 free relay.

“Mandie had a nice swim to finish her career as WVU’s first female All-American,” coach Vic Riggs says. “These girls did a great job this week. It has been an honor and a pleasure to coach them and I’m sad to see it end.”

Burnett competed in the 1650 free, where she finished 25th overall in a time of 16:17.04. Burnett finishes her collegiate career as one of the most decorated swimmers in WVU history as a five-time Honorable Mention All-American.

WVU finished in 31st place overall with 13 points, while Georgia won the women’s meet with 477 points.