Gruber, Short to Compete at NCAA Championships

March 15, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Two University of Kansas swimmers will compete in the NCAA Championships, March 17-19, in West Lafayette, Ind. Senior Amy Gruber and sophomore Jenny Short have each qualified behind the strength of their individual performances at the 2005 Big 12 Swimming and Diving Championships.

“Amy automatically qualified and is ranked very high in the events she will compete in,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “Jenny’s invitation in the 100 backstroke is a pleasant surprise for us. Both have worked very hard all season and we are proud of them qualifying for the NCAA Championships.”

Gruber has qualified to compete in three events at the NCAA Championships. She finished second at the Big 12 meet in the 100 freestyle with an automatic qualifying time of 49.49. The Bigelow, Ark., native also qualified with second-place finishes in the 50 freestyle (22.92) and the 100 butterfly (53.59).

Short swam an NCAA `B’ standard time and finished fifth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.39 at the Big 12 Championships. With her time, she was ranked 34th of the 47 swimmers invited to compete in the NCAA Championships in the 100 backstroke. The Olathe, Kan., native will compete in both the 100 and 200 backstroke events at the NCAA Championships.

The NCAA Championships will be held March 17-19 in West Lafayette, Ind. For complete Kansas results, check the Kansas swimming and diving website following each day of competition. For live up-to-the-minute results at the NCAA Championships, log-on to the NCAA website at