INDIANAPOLIS — The University of Findlay women’s swimming and diving team netted an All-American award in a relay for the second straight day on Thursday at the NCAA Division II swimming and diving national championship.
Finishes in the top 16 are considered All-Americans.
After a 13th-place finish in the 200 medley relay on Wednesday, Chris McFarland, Hanna Cederholm, Katy Kouvaris and Amanda Stiegal placed 11th in the 400 relay “B” final with a time of 3:44.73.
They were seeded 17th entering the meet and were 10th in the preliminaries.
Cederholm and McFarland will compete in the 100 breaststroke and 100 backstroke respectively Friday to wrap up the meet for the Oilers.
The University of Findlay women’s lacrosse team couldn’t hold on to an early lead as the Oilers dropped a 17-13 decision to eighth-ranked Regis University on Thursday.
The Oilers (2-6) took a 3-0 lead within the first five minutes of the game.
Brie Caruso scored twice and Danielle Dilorenzo also added a goal to stake Findlay to a quick lead.
Regis managed to tie the game at 5-5 by halftime before taking control by scoring the first five goals of the second half.
Sarah Myers scored six goals and Kyleigh Peoples recorded three assists to lead Regis.
Dilorenzo led the way for the Oilers with four goals, two ground balls and one caused turnover.
Caruso contributed three goals and two caused turnovers and Hannah Peebles added three goals and had two assists.
Senior Claire Ferrell started in net for the Oilers and had seven saves and three ground balls. Rachel Bornstein also had two saves in the loss.
Findlay will be playing back at home on Wednesday against Colorado Mesa University.
University of Findlay’s Anna Hintz was named first team all-Midwest Region on Thursday.
Hintz is the first player in program history to earn all-region honors from the D2CCA in multiple seasons and is one of just two players in program history to be named. The other was Kayla Brown (Riverdale) who earned first-team honors in 2012-13.
A South Central High School grad, Hintz put together her best season. She poured in 18.8 points per game and had 8.5 rebounds per game, both of which were the best in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. She also added one block per game and had 1.4 steals per game, the highest in her four seasons.
For her career, Findlay’s forward scored 1,493 points which is good for third all-time and is just four points shy of second place Jenni McGraw (1993-96).
As a first team all-region recipient, Hintz will be placed on the ballot for consideration as a D2CCA All-American.