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2005-06 Concordia Swimming and Diving Schedule Now Online.
- Tentative Cobber 2004-05 Swimming and Diving Schedule
May 26
Emily Hall Earns CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team Honors!
- Academic All-District Recap | Complete List of Academic All-District Teams |
Concordia senior diver Emily Hall (Minot, N.D.) was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V At-Large Second Team. She is the first Concordia swimming and diving athlete to earn the prestigious award that is voted on by members of CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). 

The honor is given to athletes in the College Division of the Academic All-American award. The College Division includes players from Division II, III and NAIA from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana schools. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to be nominated. The at-large team is made up of athletes that participate in bowling, golf, rifle, crew, gymnastics, skiing, water polo, fencing, ice hockey, swimming and diving, wrestling, field hockey, lacrosse and tennis.(More

March 12
Hall and Cullen Come Up Just Short in 3-Meter Competition! 
- Complete Results
HOLLAND, Mich.-- Both of Concordia's divers that earned their way to the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championship Meet held at Hope College in Holland, Mich. failed to qualify for the finals in the 3-meter competition on Saturday. Emily Hall (Sr., Minot, N.D.) and Annie Cullen both cam up short in the preliminary rounds of competition and did not reach the final in the event.

Hall, who finished fifth in the 1-meter event on Thursday, scored 362.0 points in the preliminaries and missed the eight-diver finals by 14.45 points. Her total score placed her 14th in the event, which earns her All-American honorable mention honors. She is now the first swimming and diving athlete to earn two All-American honors at a single championship meet. Shana Letness, the only other Cobber athlete to earn All-American honors, earned single All-American honorable mention status in the 1999 and 2001 meets.(More)
March 10
Emily Hall Finishes Fifth at NCAA National Meet to Become Second Cobber All-American!
- Complete Results
HOLLAND, Mich.-- Emily Hall (Sr., Minot, N.D.) finished fifth in the 1-meter diving competition at the NCAA Division III National Swimming and Diving Meet held at Hope College in Holland, Mich. to become the second Concordia All-American in the history of the program.  She joins Shana Letnes, who was an All-American in the breaststroke in 1999 and 2001, as the only Cobbers to place at the NCAA Division III National Meet.

Hall's fifth-place finish is the highest place for any Cobber athlete at nationals. 

Hall scored a total of 372.00 points in the final round of competition, which was only 6.80 points behind national champion Tessa Truex of Middlebury. Hall scored 369.50 points in the preliminaries to qualify as one of the eight finalists.(More)

February 27
Annie Cullen and Emily Hall Officially Qualify for the NCAA Division III National Meet.
The Concordia diving tandem of Annie Cullen and Emily Hall received notification that they have officially qualified for the NCAA Division III National Swimming and Diving Meet to be held on March 10-12 at the Holland Community Aquatic Center in Holland, Mich. The competition will be hosted by Hope College. 

The pair had reached the provisional point standards set by the NCAA qualification committee and were awaiting the official word on whether they would qualify.

They become the first Concordia athletes from the swimming and diving team to compete at the national meet since Andrea Ross qualified as a diver in the 2002-03 season. The only other athlete in the history of the program to earn a spot at nationals is Shana Letnes. She qualified in three consecutive seasons from 1999-2001 and was a two-time All-American in the breaststroke.

Both Cullen and Hall earned MIAC Diver of the Year honors for their outstanding performance at the MIAC Championship Meet. Cullen won the 3-meter competition and finished second in the 1-meter. Hall won the 1-meter and finished second in the 3-meter event. Hall's score of 252.80 in the finals of the 1-meter event broke the school record.

The two will be making their first appearance at the national meet. 
February 19
Divers Do Their Best Jackson 5 Impersonation as Cobbers Finish 6th at MIAC Meet.
- Emily Hall and Annie Cullen Named MIAC Co-Divers of the Meet!
Day 3 Meetday: Day 3 Meetday Recap - Day 3 Meet Results
Day 2 Meetday: Day 2 Meetday Recap - Day 2 Meet Results
Day 1 Meetday: Day 1 Meetday Recap - Day 1 Meet Results
MINNEAPOLIS-- The Concordia divers stepped up on center stage in the second-to-last event of the MIAC Championship Meet and pulled off their best Jackson 5 impersonation. The Cobber dive crew went 1-2-3 in the 1-meter competition and helped Concordia finish sixth at the MIAC Championship Meet. It is the sixth time in the nine-year history of the program they have finished sixth at the conference championship meet. 

The Cobber trio made the event look as easy as A-B-C as they became the first group from the same school to sweep a diving event since Concordia started their swimming and diving program in the 1996-97 season. Emily Hall won the 1-meter event by posting a final score of 252.80. That score was 10 points better than her teammate Annie Cullen who finished with a total of 241.85. Bridget Bossert completed the do-re-mi trio by finishing third with a score of 226.15.(More)

February 18
800-Yard Freestyle Team Breaks School Record in Day 2 at MIAC Meet.
Day 2 Meetday: Day 2 Meetday Recap - Day 2 Meet Results
Day 1 Meetday: Day 1 Meetday Recap - Day 1 Meet Results
MINNEAPOLIS-- Concordia received a record-setting performance from the 800-yard freestyle relay team, and stayed in the hunt for a spot in the top five of the conference as the MIAC Swimming and Diving Championship Meet completed the middle day of competition. 

The Cobbers dropped one team spot after the second day of the meet. Concordia is now in sixth place with 144 points. They are 39 points behind fifth-place St. Ben's. The Cobbers have never finished in the top five of a conference meet in the history of the program. St. Olaf leads the championship meet with one day left in the competition.(More)
February 17
Cobber Diving Crew Turns Concordia Into Diving U. at Day 1 of MIAC Championship Meet. 
- Annie Cullen wins 3-meter event, Emily Hall is second and Bridget Bossert is sixth!
Meetday: Day 1 Meetday Recap - Day 1 Meet Results
MINNEAPOLIS-- After the first day of the MIAC Swimming and Diving Championship Meet, Concordia College is officially changing its name to Diving University. The Cobber diving trio all finished in the top six of the 3-meter diving competition and helped Concordia reach fifth place after the first day of competition. St. Olaf leads the women's event after the first six events.

To put the final icing on the Cobber diving cake, junior Annie Cullen won the event and senior Emily Hall finished second. The last time that one team grabbed the top two spots in the 3-meter event was in 1998. Concordia scored 50 of its 97 points in the first day in the diving event alone. The Cobbers are only four points behind fourth-place Macalester.(More)

February 15
Psych Sheet for 2005 MIAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championship Meet Now Online.
- Official 2005 Women's Swimming and Diving Psych Sheet
February 2
Annie Cullen Named MIAC Diver of the Week!
Concordia junior Annie Cullen (Moorhead, Minn.) was named the MIAC Diver of the Week for her performance at MSU-Moorhead on Saturday. Cullen becomes the second Concordia athlete to earn Swimmer/Diver of the Week honors this season. In Novemeber, freshman Cami Hendrickson (St. Paul, Minn.) was named MIAC Swimmer of the Week.

Cullen finished third in the one-meter diving competition at MSU-Moorhead with a final score of 375.90. It is the second time this season that she has posted a provisional national qualifying score so she is now eligible for consideration for the national meet.

Cullen currently ranks third in the MIAC in 1-meter competition for six dives and second in the 3-meter event. 

January 29
Johnson's Double Win Can't Help Cobbers Swim Past Scots. 
Meetday: Meetday Recap - Meet Results
January 23
Cullen Turns Diving Double And Cobbers Finish Second at St. Kate's Invite. 
Meetday: Meetday Recap - Meet Results

January 22
Cobbers Can't Swim Off Bus Legs and Fall to St. Thomas 63-50
Meetday: Meetday Recap - Meet Results
January 15
Cobber Seniors Heat Up Pool in Two-rrific Double Win Over Hamline and UM-Morris. 
Meetday: Meetday Recap - Meet Results - Action Pictures - Meetday Program (word)

December 11
Cobbers' 129-108 Victory Continues Win-Streak Over St. Kate's.
Meet Recap: Concordia 129 at St. Kate's 108 - Action Pictures
December 10
Annie Cullen Shines as Cobbers Take on MSU-Moorhead in Cross-Town Dual Meet.
Meet Recap: Concordia 61 at MSU-Moorhead 178

December 4
Cobbers Tangle With UM-Morris and MSU-Moorhead; Hendrickson Hammers Pool Record! 
Meet Recap: Complete Cobber-Dragon Invite Results - Action Pictures
November 23
Cami Hendrickson Named MIAC Swimmer of the Week!
Concordia freshman swimmer Cami Hendrickson (Thief River Falls, Minn.) was named the MIAC Swimmer of the Week for her lightning-like performance in the Cobbers' home dual meet against St. Ben's on Saturday. 

Hendrickson dominated the two freestyle sprints for the Cobbers. She won both the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle. She swam a school-record time of 25.67 in the 50-yard freestyle. That time broke the record set last year by Angela Renner by .26. She won the event in the dual meet by almost two full seconds. The winning time is a career-best and .39 seconds faster than last week. 

In the 100-yard freestyle, she recorded a time of 56.62 and won the race by 2.03 seconds. She also anchored the 200-yard medley relay which took first place. 

November 20
Hendrickson Breaks School Record as Cobbers Fall to St. Ben's in MIAC Dual Meet
Meet Recap: Concordia 97, St. Ben's 148
November 13
Cobbers Show Yearly Improvement at Competitive SDSU Invite, Finish Third. 
- Complete Meet Results - Coach Julie Lucier's Post-Meet Comments

November 6
Cobbers Dive Into Home Season by Swimming Against 2003-04 MIAC Champ Gustavus.
Meet Recap: Concordia 127, Gustavus 158 - Action Pictures
October 30
Cobbers Open 2004-05 Season by Competing at the St. Thomas Relays.
- Complete Meet Results

2004-05 Cobber Women's Swimming and Diving Preview
If the 2004-05 Concordia swimming and diving team was doing a guest appearance on Sesame Street, the letter of the day would be “D” – as in depth and diving. 

The 2004-05 Cobbers have a roster of over 25 athletes, which is a 50% increase over last and have nine divers who all have a legitimate chance to score points in any meet.

The top two divers of the squad could star in a remake of the Odd Couple. They bring completely different approaches to the board. Senior captain Emily Hall (Minot, N.D.) is an experienced diver who has an impressive resume to the pool. She was named the 2002-03 MIAC Diver of the Year after capturing the 3-meter title and finishing second in the 1-meter competition at the conference championship meet. Last year, after spending the first semester studying abroad, she finished third in the 3-meter and fourth in the 1-meter. Hall’s partner in crime, Annie Cullen (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.), finished sixth in the 1-meter event last year after just starting to dive for the first time in her life. She was a standout gymnast at Moorhead High School and the year of initiation into collegiate diving should help Culllen climb even higher in 2004-05 and give her the confidence to compete on the 3-meter board.

Leading the swimming crew for Julie Lucier’s squad will be a trio of seasoned veterans. Megan Johnson (Sr., South St. Paul, Minn.) has had the most success of the three. She owns the Concordia school record in the 200-yard butterfly and is on the brink of breaking into the top ten in the conference in both butterfly events. She will also be used on the Cobbers’ top relay teams and will give Concordia a chance to score points in all three freestyle relay events. 

Shannon Brown (Jr., Missoula, Mont./Hellgate HS) is a lesson in getting better meet-by-meet, year-by-year. She started her freshman year by steadily improving until the conference meet where she finished 13th in the 200-yard breaststroke and 11th in the 100-yard breaststroke. In 2003-04 she finished 11th in the 200-yard breaststroke, and was part of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that broke the school record by over a full second.

The distance corps for the Cobbers will be headed up by Jana Hemstad (Jr., Milaca, Minn.). Hemstad finished 14th in the 1650-yard freestyle at the MIAC championship meet last season and narrowly missed the finals in the 500-yard freestyle. If she continues to improve in both events, she should be able to score valuable points at the conference meet.

Katie Lee (So., South St. Paul, Minn.) will also be counted on to add depth in the freestyle events. Last year she finished 16th in the 200-yard freestyle as she shaved six seconds off of her season-best time. She also helped out with all of the freestyle relay teams. 

The one main loss for the Cobbers this season will be the departure of team MVP Angela Renner. Renner, who transferred to the University of Montana-Missoula to be closer to home, broke the school record in both the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle last season.

If a few freshman swimmers and divers can break out of the pack of 16 newcomers and finish strong, then Concordia might finally be looking at a top five finish at the MIAC championship meet.
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