Glasser Makes History at NCAA Championships
Junior Places in Top Twelve in Three
Becomes WC's Most-Decorated All-American
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Washington College junior Rachel Glasser (Silver Spring, MD/Springbrook) earned All-America first team honors in two events and All-America honorable mention in another at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships in Minneapolis, MN. Glasser placed sixth in the 200 butterfly, eighth in the 500 freestyle, and 12th in the 100 butterfly. She has now recorded five All-America or All-America honorable mention performances in her career, the most in school history by one individual swimmer. She is also just the fifth different Centennial Conference female swimmer to earn All-America or All-America honorable mention in three different individual events at one NCAA Division III Championship meet and the first from swimmer from Washington College to do so.
Glasser opened the meet in style, breaking her own school and Centennial Conference records in the 500 freestyle by swimming a 4:57.20 in Wednesday morning's heats. That time was the sixth-fastest heat time, qualifying her for the championship final. She then swam a 5:03.46 in the championship final to place eighth.
On Thursday, Glasser swam a 56.57 in the 100 butterfly heats to post the 12th-fastest heat time and qualify for the consolation final. She was then fourth in the consolation final in 56.60 to finish 12th overall in the event.
Friday morning saw Glasser win her heat in the 200 butterfly in 2:03.34. That time was the sixth-fastest overall in the heats, qualifying her for the championship final. She then swam a season-best 2:03.30 in the championship final to place sixth in the event.
The previous school record for career All-America or All-America honorable mention performances was held by Stacy Sines '03, who had three.
The four previous Centennial Conference women's swimmers to have earned All-America first team or honorable mention status in three individual events at one NCAA Division III Championship meet were Franklin & Marshall's Jodi Woods (1994), Carmen Trombini (1995 & 1996), and Jenna Walters (2006), and Gettysburg's Liz Janelle (2002).
Glasser earned All-America first team honors in the 200 butterfly in 2009 and All-America honorable mention in the same event in 2008.