Jayhawks Finish Fourth at Big 12 Championships

Feb. 26, 2006

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas swimming and diving team finished fourth at the Big 12 Championships in Columbia, Mo. Kansas scored 439 points after the four-day competition. Texas won the team title with 942.5 points followed by Texas A&M (761) and Missouri (453). Kansas defeated Nebraska (386.5) and Iowa State (357).

In the first event of the finals, sophomore Terri Schramka finished sixth in the 200 back with a time of 2:00.72. Junior Jenny Short finished ninth with a time of 2:00.85 and sophomore Lauren Bonfe finished 12th with a time of 2:03.91. Kansas also recorded a 16th place finish with sophomore Allie Rubino’s time of 2:06.83 and a 24th place finish with senior Megan Boecker’s time of 2:11.05.

Senior co-captain Gina Gnatzig finished 10th in the 100 free with a time of 51.00. Senior Lindsey Urbatchka finished 16th (52.60) and junior Bri Brotherson finished 21st (52.82).

The `Hawks were paced in the 1650 free by freshman Molly Brammer. The Blue Springs, Mo., native finished 10th with a time of 16:54.66 and junior Lia Pogioli finished 16th with a time of 17:06.44.

In the 200 breast, freshman Danielle Herrmann finished sixth with a time of 2:17.64. Freshman Rhynn Malloy finished 12th (2:21.23), freshman Shanna Bradbury finished 15th (2:24.66) and sophomore Nikki Maples finished 21st (2:26.19).

Freshman Ashley Leidigh took the top spot for the Jayhawks in the 200 fly. The Merriam, Kan., native finished fifth with a time of 2:02.63. Senior co-captain Emily Rusch finished 11th (2:05.40), junior Emily Knopp finished 12th (2:06.88), junior Tricia Tindall finished 13th (2:07.54) and freshman Jessica Brozek finished 22nd (2:14.09).

In the final relay of the Big 12 Championships, the Kansas Jayhawks took fourth in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:26.83.

The Jayhawks will return to Columbia, Mo., Feb. 28 for the Last Chance Invite. For complete results following the meet go to www.kuathletics.com.

Final Team Scores

1. Texas- 942.5

2. Texas A&M- 761

3. Missouri- 453

4. Kansas- 439

5. Nebraska- 386.5

6. Iowa State- 357

Complete Results