USC’s women’s swimming and diving team competed in the finals of Saturday’s NCAA Championships, and a couple of athletes will be bringing titles home to Troy: Haley Anderson and Haley Ishimatsu topped the winners’ podium in the 1650y freestyle swim and platform diving, respectively.
Saturday was a day of firsts for many Trojans, most notably Anderson and Ishimatsu. The former, a senior at USC, won her first title in the 1650y freestyle while the latter, secured both her first career final and title in platform diving.
Aside from them, freshmen Kendyl Stewart (200y backstroke) and Jasmine Tosky (200y butterfly) and sophomore Andrea Kropp (200y breaststroke) all locked in their first career final berths Saturday morning, on the final day of NCAAs.
Overall, USC’s women finished seventh at the NCAA championships, held at the IU Natatorium/IUPUI Sports Complex in Indianapolis, IN. The Georgia Bulldogs took first, with the California Golden Bears and Tennessee Volunteers taking second and third.
Anderson will end her Trojan career on a high note, as she brings USC its first ever title in the 1650y. She leaves Troy as a three-time swimming champion. For Ishimatsu, her title allows her to join her older sister and former Trojan, Victoria, as a national champion in platform diving.