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All Four NCAA Swimmers Earn All-America Recognition

four women standing side by side with pool behind

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) - All four Carnegie Mellon University women's swimmers who competed at the 2022 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships earned All-America Honorable Mention recognition by finishing in the top 16 of at least one event by the conclusion of the meet on Saturday, March 19. The Tartans finished 24th out of 45 schools that scored a point during the championships for their best finish since 2018.

Senior Kierstyn Cassidy (Waynesville, Ohio / Waynesville) completed her career with a lifetime-best swim in the 1,650-yard freestyle, dropping more than 10 seconds off her season-best, to finish 11th in the event in a time of 7:07.20. The time is also a new school record, topping Taylor Brown's mark of 7:15.04 set in 2020. Her 1,000-yard split of 10:22.10 is also a school record.

Junior Bonnie Wang (Vancouver, BC / Collingwood School) and freshman Emma Hoffman (Ballston Spa, N.Y. / Ballston Spa) each reached the consolation finals of the 200-yard backstroke on Saturday. Hoffman earned her first All-America Honorable Mention award when she touched 14th overall in a career-best time of 1:01.73 while Wang earned her second of the meet with a 15th-place finish in 2:01.89. Wang's other award came in the 100-yard backstroke (9th place, 55.50 school record) on Friday.

Junior Tiffany Tseng (Westford, Mass. / Westford Academy) rounds out the awardees with her All-America Honorable Mention finish on Friday in the 100-yard backstroke (11th place, 55.91). Tseng also competed in the 200-yard backstroke on Saturday, placing 26th overall in 2:04.44.


Complete honors for the meet include:

Emma Hoffman - 200-yard backstroke 14th place
Bonnie Wang - 200-yard backstroke 15th place, 100-yard backstroke 9th place
Tiffany Tseng - 100-yard backstroke 11th place
Kierstyn Cassidy - 1,650-yard freestyle 11th place

School records set at the meet:

1,000-yard freestyle - Kierstyn Cassidy - 10:22.10
1,650-yard freestyle - Kierstyn Cassidy - 17:07.20
100-yard backstroke - Bonnie Wang - 55.50