March 13, 2018
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech junior swimmer Iris Wang will represent the Yellow Jackets in three events this week at the 2018 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships at the McCorkle Acquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio.
Wang earned a spot in the 100 free with her season-best time of 48.23, which ranks 27th overall nationally entering the championships this week.
With her invitation to the NCAAs in the 100 free and her NCAA B qualifying times in both the 50 free (22.69) and 200 free (1:45.53) this season, she will also get a chance to swim in those two sprint free events at the championships as well.
The junior will begin her week with the 50 free on Thursday, March 15, and the 200 free the following day, Friday, March 16. She will compete in the 100 free on Saturday, March 17.
The prelims on Thursday through Saturday will start at 10 a.m. with the finals set for a 6 p.m. start time all four nights.
Wang is the first Yellow Jacket female to compete at the NCAAs since diver Shannon Lumbra (1-meter and 3-meter) in 2015 and the first swimmer since both Agatha Kwasnik (50, 100 and 200 free) and Elizabeth Stowe (500 and 1650 free) in 2008. She is also only the fifth female swimmer to be invited to the NCAAs in the program’s 18-year history.
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