Second-ranked Denison captures sixth consecutive North Coast title
GRANVILLE, Ohio -- Denison successfully won its sixth consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championship at the 30th annual event, hosted at DU's own Trumbull Aquatics Center.
The Big Red, who totaled 1,839 points to capture the title, won seven total events, set one meet record and totaled 21 additional All-NCAC finishes to edge Kenyon for the sixth year in a row. The Ladies totaled 1,805 points after touching first in 11 races and nine additional All-NCAC finishes. DePauw finished in third in the standings with 1,087 points, followed by Wooster (894), Wittenberg (882), Allegheny (781), Oberlin (772), Ohio Wesleyan (510) and Hiram (296).
Denison senior Natalie Lugg was voted the 2014 NCAC Women's Swimmer of the Year after winning the 200 IM with an NCAC record time of 2:03.06 and also touching first in the 200 breast with an NCAA 'B' cut time of 2:17.40. She also finished second in the 100 breast (1:03.38) and swam the breaststroke legs on the second-place 200 medley (1:43.26) and 400 medley (3:47.42) relay teams.
Kenyon sophomore Maria Zarka was named the NCAC Female Diver of the Year after finishing first in both the one-meter (450.00) and three-meter (456.65) competitions with NCAA regional qualifying scores.