Ward and Yamauchi Invited to NCAA Swimming Championships

Sophia Yamauchi (Photo by Wendy Allen)
Sophia Yamauchi (Photo by Wendy Allen)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Committee has announced the participants in the 2012 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships including UCSB swimmers Andrea Ward and Sophia Yamauchi.

Ward, the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Athlete of the Year, qualified for her first NCAA Championships with her time of 52.98 in the 100 butterfly. She is seeded 28th in the event. She will also swim in the 200 fly (seeded 40th).

Yamauchi gained an invitation to the championships with her 200 individual medley time of 1:58.56. She is seeded 27th in the event and will also compete in the 100 breaststroke (seeded 36th) and the 200 breast (seeded 46th).

The championships will be held March 15-17 at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center in Auburn, Alabama.