INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division III Women's Swimming and Diving Committee announced Wednesday the participants in the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, with the Vikings sending Brooke Boyd, Sarah Pierce, Maggie Hogsed and Haley Brown as members of the 800-yard freestyle relay team.
This marks the first time the Berry women's program has ever had swimmers qualify for the national meet. In addition to the relay, Brown and Boyd also have B-cuts in the 100-yard freestyle and the 1,650-yard freestyle, respectively, and will compete in those events.
Brown will lead the young relay squad as the lone senior in addition to sophomore Pierce and freshmen Hogsed and Boyd.
"It's a great accomplishment for our program," head coach Paul Flinchbaugh said. "I am so proud of these four ladies for securing the first NCAA national invitation in the program's history."
The championships will be held March 21-24 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. Franklin College and the Indiana Sports Corporation will serve as co-hosts. A total of 579 participants (526 swimmers and 53 divers) will compete in the championships.