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LSU's Cassie Weil
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Weil Earns Second All-America Honor at NCAA's
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Published: March 23, 2013, 09:32 PM (CT)
Updated: March 23, 2013, 09:32 PM (CT)
by Seth Medvin, Student Assistant SID

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Freshman diver Cassie Weil picked up her second NCAA Honorable Mention All-American honor after placing 12th on the platform during the final day of competition at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.

Weil finished fourth in the consolation final with a score of 287.15. The Hillsboro, Ore., native barely missed qualifying for the championship final by less than two points after registering a ninth place prelim round of 277.65. Weil became LSU’s 11th All-American on the platform and Diving Coach Doug Shaffer’s 14th All-American overall.

“My congratulations go out to Cassie on her debut performance at the NCAA championships,” Shaffer said. “Although she narrowly missed finals in two events, she leaves this championships a two time NCAA All-American and the highest scoring true freshman diver at the championships.”

Weil notched an 11th place finish on the three-meter during the second day of competition with a final round score of 337.50 and a prelim score of 335.65. The freshman also took ninth in the three-meter prelims, falling short of the championship final by less than five points.

“Cassie has had a tremendous year and has a very bright future ahead of her,” Shaffer said. “I couldn't be prouder of her.”

LSU finished 34th in the competition with 11 points. Georgia won the NCAA Championship for the fifth time.

Over the course of the meet, junior Torrey Bussey swam the 100 breast (1:00.45), 200 breast (2:02.06) and 200 individual medley (2:00.14). Bussey’s 21st place finish in the 100 breast was her highest career NCAA finish.

The 200 medley relay team of freshman Caley Oquist, Bussey, junior Rainey White and sophomore Amber Carter finished in 20th with a mark of 1:38.66 during the second day of competition.

“This was a great experience for these women who will take what they learned this week and pass everything on to their teammates,” Swimming Coach Dave Geyer said. “I couldn’t be prouder of these five women for what they accomplished this year.”

Various championship races will air on tape delay on ESPNU at 7 p.m. (CT) on March 27.

For more information and updates leading up to the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships March 28-30, please follow LSU Swimming and Diving on Facebook or follow @LSUSwimDive on Twitter. The Tigers will have eight participants in the men’s meet.

 

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