AUBURN, Ala. (March 17)-New Mexico State freshman swimmer Aliena Schmidtke concluded the 2012 NCAA Championships with the 100 freestyle on the third day of the national meet.
She posted a 50:37 time in the 100 free for a 57th-place finish in the preliminaries. Additionally, Schmidtke finished in 56th place (1:48.99) in the 200 free and in 61st place (23.07) in the 50 free at the NCAA meet.
This season, Schmidtke won the 200 free at the WAC Championships with a school-record performance of 1:46.38. She was named WAC Freshman of the Year and was the second consecutive Aggie to earn the award. Schmidtke also posted runner-up honors in the 50 free (22.82) and 100 free (49.28) with program-record times.