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Tartans Earn Two Medals at UAA Championships, Xu a Two-Time Winner

women standing on a tiered podium

(ATLANTA, Ga.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women's swimming and diving team continued competition at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Championships on Friday, February 10 with six events. The Tartans remain in fourth place with 692 points with one day left to compete.

Top Performances

  • Freshman Savannah Xu became a two-time UAA Champion with a convincing win in the 400-yard IM, touching in 4:24.79 and nearly a full second ahead of the second-place finisher.
  • Senior Tiffany Tseng earned a medal by placing third in the 100-yard backstroke in 55.73 which also provisionally qualifies her for the NCAA Championships meet. Senior Bonnie Wang made the podium in the event with a seventh-place showing in 56.90.
  • The 200-yard medley relay finished fourth with a time of 1:45.59.
  • Freshman Eliana Szabo touched sixth overall in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:52.18 and now holds the team's top time of the year.
  • Junior Maya McAuley, sophomore Emma Kulbida, and freshman Katie Makarska each swam in the B-final of the 100-yard breaststroke with McAuley placing 11th in 1:05.37. All three had season-best times.
  • Senior Miya Higuchi led the team in the 100-yard butterfly with a 12th-place finish in a career-best time of 57.43.


  • Xu is the first two-time UAA Champion swimmer for the Tartan women since Erin Rockwell won both breaststroke events in 2000, something she also did in 1998. Mindi Finnegan was a two-time winner in diving in 2004.