Gruber Places 22nd; Short Places 45th at NCAA Championships

March 19, 2005

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Senior Amy Gruber and sophomore Jenny Short competed at the final day of the 2005 NCAA Swimming Championships in West Lafayette, Ind. Gruber finished 22nd in the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.74. Short finished 45th in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:02.34.

“Amy’s finish in the 100 freestyle was a good way for her to end her collegiate career here at Kansas,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “Jenny swam a solid race and learned a lot at the NCAAs. She will use this experience in the future seasons.”

Saturday’s events wrapped up the 2005 NCAA Championships and the Jayhawks’ 2004-05 season. In her final collegiate meet, Gruber placed 18th in the 100 butterfly, 22nd in the 100 freestyle, and 30th in the 50 freestyle. Short finished 36th in the 100 backstroke and 45th in the 200 backstroke in her first career NCAA Championship meet.

Gruber will now move on to compete in the 100-meter freestyle competition at the World Championship Trials, April 5, in Indianapolis, Ind. Log on to the Kansas swimming and diving website for upcoming events, results and news at