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Nied Earns All-America Laurels as Gamecocks Wrap Up NCAA Championships
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Nied Earns All-America Laurels as Gamecocks Wrap Up NCAA Championships

March 18, 2017


Meet: NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships ââ’¬” Day 4

Date: March 18, 2017

Facility: IU Natatorium

Location:Indianapolis, Ind.

Name Event Time/Score
Emma Barksdale 200 Breast 26thth ââ’¬” 2:10.83
Kersten Dirrane 200 Breast 49th ââ’¬” 2:12.58
Allyson Nied Platform Dive 13th ââ’¬” 258.35

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Sophomore Allyson Nied earned All-American honors as the University of South Carolina finished its final day of the 2017 NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships on Saturday. Nied is Carolina’s second All-American of the week.

South Carolina finished the meet with eight points, which is good for 38th place.

Nied finished at 13th on the platform in both the preliminaries and finals. She posted a mark of 260.70 in the prelims and scored 258.35 in the finals.

Emma Barksdale swam a personal best in the 200-yard breaststroke, finishing 26th overall with a time of 2:10.83, while Kersten Dirrane finished in 49th after swimming a time of 2:12.58.


HEAD SWIMMING COACH McGee Moody – “It has been a great week in Indianapolis for our ladies. They were outstanding representatives for our university. We are coming back to Columbia with many lifetime best performances and two All-American honors. This puts the exclamation point on a great season for our ladies.”

HEAD DIVING COACH Todd Sherritt – “Today went well. Allyson Nied stepped it up taking 13th on the platform. A couple of dives could have gone better, but overall it was a solid performance. Allyson has had a great season, winning the SEC Conference Championships and finishing 13th in the nation, receiving All-American Honors. She had a great run. Overall, it was a bit of a rough week, but we leave today on a high note. We will be back.”


The NCAA Division Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships are up next in Indianapolis. The Gamecock men are in action on Wednesday, March 22.