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4/12 Concordia Swimming & Diving Schedule for 2001-02 Now Online

3/20
Academic All-Conference Award Winners.
(In at least 2nd year at Concordia and at least a 3.35 cumulative GPA)
Anna Berg - Sr., Plymouth, MN - Nursing 
Diana Cobbs - So., Minneapolis, MN - Elem Ed/Spanish 
Sara Fleming - Sr., Livingston, MT - Exercise Science 
Erika Miles - Jr., Bigfork, MN - Biology 
Sara Swanson - Jr., Red Wing, MN - Art Ed/German 
Lacy Wallace - Sr., Minot, ND - History/Poli Sci

3/16 The Concordian, Cobbers end season of swimming and diving
        by Laura Walters, The Concordian 

3/9 Shana Letnes Repeats as All-American Swimmer.
Shana Letnes
Sr. 
Fort Collins, CO.
Earned All-American Honorable Mention honors  for the second time in her career when she finished 11th in the nation the 100 yard breaststroke. 

Shana Letnes (Fort Collins, CO) finished 11th in the 100 yard breaststroke at the NCAA Division III National Meet, and repeated her All-American Honorable Mention Honors she won as a sophomore. It is the highest finish for the senior swimmer at the national meet. Last year she finished 17th, and in her sophomore year when she won All-American Honorable Mention status she finished 15th. 

Her consolation finals time of 1:06.95 was 3/100th of a second faster than her MIAC winning time at this year's MIAC Swimming Championships. 

She will swim in the 200 yard breaststroke tomorrow, where she is seeded  14th.

3/8 Shana Letnes Competes at Nationals.
Senior swimmer Shana Letnes (Fort Collins, CO) started her third and final NCAA National Championship Meet. She competed in the 200 individual medley and swam a time of 2:24.04 which did not qualify her for the finals. She will swim in the 100 yard breaststroke, her best event, tomorrow at 10:00 am with finals at 5:30 pm. 

3/2 Shana Letnes Qualifies for NCAA National Meet.
Shana Letnes (Sr., Fort Collins, CO) has automatically qualified for the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke at the NCAA Division III National Meet at Erie Community College on March 8th - 10th. She will also participate in the 200 yard individual medley. Her qualifying time of 1:06.09  in the 100 breaststroke is the fifth fastest time in the nation this year. She qualified in the 200 with a time of 2:26.04 which makes her the 14th seed in the event.

Letnes will be making her third consecutive appearance at the NCAA National Meet. In 1999 she placed 22nd in the 200 yd breaststroke, 15th in the 100 yd breaststroke and 45th in the 200 yard individual medley. At last year's meet she 
finished 17th in both breaststroke events and 55th in the 200 individual medley.

Last year she qualified for the meet with times of 1:07.05 in the 100 yd breaststroke and 2:27.98 in the 200 yard breaststroke.

She will compete on Friday, March 9th in the 100 yard breaststroke and Saturday, March 10th in the 200 yard breaststroke. 

2/16 Concordia Finishes Sixth at MIAC Championship Meet.
Concordia finished sixth at the MIAC Championship Meet. It is the fourth straight year that the Cobbers have finished in the sixth spot. Once again Concordia was led by senior Shana Letnes (Sr., Fort Collins, CO) who continued her dominance in the breastroke by capturing both the 100 and 200 yard events. She won the 100 Yard Breaststroke by almost a full second, and her time of 1:06.35 would have provisionally qualified her for nationals had she not already qualified earlier in the year. It is the third time in her four-year career that she has won the event. She also provisionally qualified in the 200 Yard Breaststroke with a winning time of 2:26.04. Her time breaks her own school record which she set two weeks ago. It is the second time she has won that event. Letnes capped a busy championship meet by setting a school record in the 200 yard Individual Medley as well with a time of 2:18.20. 

Other Cobber top performances included diver Andrea Ross (So., Pleasanton, CA)  who finished fourth in the 3 Meter Diving event and qualified for nationals with a score of 446.15. That score also breaks the school record she set in last year's MIAC meet. She also set a school record in the 1 Meter Dive with a total of 368.80, which was good for sixth place. However, she missed qualifying for nationals in that event by 1 point. Carrie Bunger (Sr., Bozeman, MT) finished third in the 1650 Yard Freestyle with a school record time of 18:06.99.

Letnes and Ross will continuing training for the NCAA National Meet which will be held at Erie Community College in Buffalo, NY on March 8-10.

2/09 The Concordian, Letnes and swimmers prepare for MIAC
        by Laura Walters, The Concordian 

2/03 Concordia Swimmer Wins Event at Minnesota Challenge
Concordia senior Shana Letnes (Sr., Fort Collins, CO) won the 200 Yard Breaststroke at the Minnesota Challenge hosted by the University of Minnesota. Her time of 2:26.81 provisionally qualifies her for the NCAA National Meet, and breaks her own school record in the event. She is already qualified in the 100 Yard Breastroke. She also swam the 100 Yard breastroke and finished third with a time of 1:07.62. The rest of the team is in training until the MIAC Championship Meet on February 15-17 at the U of M. 

1/27 Concordia is Edged by UST 123-118.

1/26 The Concordian, Cobbers try to float with Carleton
        by Joe Albert, The Concordian 

1/20 Concordia Splits at Double Dual with Carleton and St. Mary's

1/13 Concordia Competes at St. Ben's Invite.

1/12 The Concordian, Swimmers train in Hawaii
        by Sophia Tareen, Managing Editor, The Concordian 

12/08 Concordia Cruises Past MSU-Moorhead 159-79.
Andrea Ross
So.
Pleasanton, CA
Won both the 1 Meter and the 3 Meter Diving events as the Cobbers cruised past MSU-Moorhead 159-79. 

In their first outright dual meet of the year, Concordia won 10 out of the 13 events and cruised to a 159-79 victory over crosstown rival MSU-Moorhead. Concordia's Shana Letnes (Sr., Fort Collins, CO) won the 200 yd Individual Medley and the 100 yd Breastroke and sophomore Elizabeth Dougherty won the 500 yd Freestyle by over 12 seconds (Sr., Minot, ND). Diver Andrea Ross (So., Pleasanton, CA) won both the 1 Meter and 3 Meter diving events as the Cobbers beat the Dragons for the fourth straight year. as the Cobbers beat the Dragons for the fourth straight year. 

Concordia is now off until after Christmas, when they will leave on a training trip to the warm water of Hawaii. 

12/08 The Concordian, Season looks promising for Cobber swimmers
          by Eric Morrow, The Concordian 

12/02 Concordia Finishes Third at St. Mary's Invite.

12/01 Concordia Swimmer Competes at US Open Meet.
Concordia senior Shana Letnes (Fort Collins, CO) partcipated in the US Open Swim Meet in Auburn, Alabama. She qualified for the 100 m breaststroke when she posted a NCAA Division III qualifying time of 1:06.09 (100 yd) at the University of Minnesota Meet on November 18th. She was one of only 62 swimmers from the entire US to qualify for the event. She is also the first Cobber swimmer to compete in a national meet of this caliber.

Letness swam a 1:14.62 in the preliminary heat at the meet and did not qualify for the finals. The event was eventually won by Olympic Gold Medal Champion Megan Quann, who shattered the meet record in the finals with a time of 1:07.25. 

11/18 Concordia Swimmer Posts Fastest Time in Nation.
Concordia senior swimmer Shana Letnes (Fort Collins, CO) participating in the University of Minnesota swim meet posted a time of 1:06.09 in the 100 yd breaststroke.This time qualifies her for the US Open swim meet, an Olympic qualifying event, and is currently the fastest time posted in the 100 yd breastroke in NCAA Division III women's swimming for the 2000-01 season. She also automatically qualifies for the NCAA Division III Swim Meet on March 8-10 in Buffalo, NY. 

11/18 Concordia places 4th at SDSU Jackrabbit Invitational.

11/17 The Concordian, Swimmers start with two splits
          by Kara Murray, The Concordian 

11/11 Concordia Splits at St. Ben's Double Dual Meet.
Concordia defeats St. Kate's 136-98.
Concordia loses to St. Ben's 129-112.

11/04 Concordia Defeats MSU-Moorhead, Loses to St. Olaf.

11/03 The Concordian, Seniors anchor swimming squad
          by Kim Thronson, The Concordian 

10/28 Concordia Starts Year at St. Thomas Duels.

10/27 2000-2001 Swimming Preview.
The 2000-2001 season is the fifth season of intercollegiate swimming competition in the MIAC for Concordia College.  The immediate team goal
for the Cobbers is to improve on their three straight sixth place finishes in the MIAC conference championships.  Concordia's swimming program reached a milestone last year when their first four-year competitor, Janey Hill, graduated in the spring. The Cobbers have an experienced team, with 8 of the 22 members being seniors.  Among the seniors that will provide leadership are; two-time national qualifier Shana Letnes (Sr., Fort Collins, CO) in the breastroke, Carrie Bunger ( Sr., Bozeman, MT) in the distance events and Lacy Wallace (Sr., Minot, ND) who will continue to be competitive in the butterfly. Newcomers that will be counted on to add depth are Emily Arndt (Fort Collins, CO), Jenny Berg (Plymouth, MN), Tina Mackedanz (Fr., Hutchinson, MN), and Kera Wayne (Golden Valley, MN).
 

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