Three Jayhawks Receive NCAA Invitations

March 2, 2007

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Three Kansas swimmers received invitations Thursday evening to compete in the 2007 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships March 8-10 in Minneapolis, Minn., at the Minnesota Aquatic Center. Senior captain Jenny Short, sophomore Danielle Herrmann and freshman Ashley Robinson will represent the University of Kansas at the National Championships.

Short, who was a participant in the 2005 NCAA Championships, qualified this year in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events. Both Herrmann and Robinson will participate in their first post-season competition. Herrmann made qualification times in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events as well as the 200-yard individual medley relay. Robinson, the Lawrence, Kan., native, will compete in the 500-yard freestyle and the 1650 freestyle events.

The Kansas divers, currently in competition at the Zone Diving competition in Austin, Texas, will know its qualifiers following competition Sunday, March 4. Those qualifiers will travel alongside the swimmers to the NCAA Championships.

Day one of the NCAA swimming and diving championships will kick off on Thursday, March 8. For more information regarding NCAA competition and results following each day of competition, stay tuned to

Kansas NCAA Qualifiers

Danielle Herrmann, sophomore: 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke, 200 IM

Jenny Short,senior: 100 Backstroke, 200 Backstroke

Ashley Robinson, freshman: 500 Freestyle, 1650 Freestyle