Claremont, Calif. (February 20, 2017)—Pitzer College sophomore Maddie Kauahi ’19 won the 100-yard freestyle with the fastest SCIAC time of the year on the final day of the SCIAC 2017 Swimming and Diving Championships. Both the Sagehens men’s and women’s teams came in second at the SCIAC Championships behind Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
The Sagehens Men’s Swimming and Diving team came in only 8 points out of first place, trailing CMS 1022 to 1030. The Sagehens and CMS dominated the championships, with Redlands following in third place with 558 points. The Sagehens Women’s Swimming and Diving team also finished in second place behind CMS, 993 to 1289.
With her win, Kauahi qualifies for an NCAA B-Cut, and her time of 51.17 ranks as one of the top-15 performances this year in NCAA Division III. Kauahi’s teammate Sabrina Kwan (PO ’20) won the 200-yard butterfly with an NCAA B-Cut time of 2:04.95.
Since last year, Kauahi has racked up numerous wins and honors, including being named SCIAC Newcomer of the Year, earning All-America honors and SCIAC Athlete of the Week.
Catch up on all the news from the 2017 SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championships on the Pomona-Pitzer Athletics website.
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About Sagehen Athletics
Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.