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4/12 Concordia Swimming & Diving Schedule
for 2001-02 Now Online.
3/20 Academic All-Conference Award
(In at least 2nd year at Concordia and at least a
3.35 cumulative GPA)
Anna Berg - Sr., Plymouth,
MN - Nursing
- So., Minneapolis, MN - Elem Ed/Spanish
- Sr., Livingston, MT - Exercise Science
- Jr., Bigfork, MN - Biology
- 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
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
3/8 Shana Letnes Competes
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
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
finished 17th in both breaststroke events and 55th in the 200 individual
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
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
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
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
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,
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,
11/18 Concordia places 4th
at SDSU Jackrabbit Invitational.
11/17 The Concordian, Swimmers
start with two splits.
by Kara Murray,
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,
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
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).