Aoyama, Wicks Invited To NCAA Swimming Championships
March 4, 2015

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    BOISE, Idaho - The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Committee announced Wednesday the swimmers who have qualified for the 2015 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships, with Boise State's Brittany Aoyama and Sam Wicks each making the cut for the event.

    The NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships will take place March 19-21 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, N.C.

    Both Aoyama and Wicks will swim in three events at the meet. Wicks, invited to the event based on her top times in the 100 back (52.64) and 200 IM (1:58.06) each being in the national top 39, will also swim in the 100 free. Aoyama, the Mountain West's 100 fly champion, was invited in that event based on her top time (52.06) ranking 18th in the country, and will also swim in the 50 and 100 frees.

    Swimmers who are officially invited to the NCAA Championships in an event may then elect to swim in other events in which they have hit an NCAA B Standard, which allows Wicks to enter the 100 free and Aoyama the 50 and 100 frees.

    This marks the second-straight NCAA Championships meet in which Aoyama and Wicks will participate. Last year, each swimmer competed in seven events (three individual and four relays). Aoyama and Wicks were on all four Bronco relays, finishing 23rd in the 400 free relay, 24th in the 200 free relay, 26th in the 400 medley relay and 29th in the 200 medley relay.

    Both swimmers also competed in the 50 and 100 frees. In the 50 free, Wicks took 45th and Aoyama 50th in prelims, while in the 100 free Wicks finished 51st and Aoyama 53rd in qualifying. Aoyama also finished 44th in prelims of the 100 fly while Wicks was 36th in the 100 back.

    Two weeks ago the pair helped lead Boise State to a runner-up finish at the Mountain West Championships in San Antonio. Aoyama and Wicks were each on the Broncos' 400 free relay team with Jessica Bottelberghe and Katelyn Martin that captured the Mountain West title, while Aoyama also captured the 100 fly crown.

    The full schedule for the NCAA Championships will be announced at a later date prior to the meet. Both sessions on Thursday, March 19, as well as the Friday (March 20) and Saturday (March 21) morning sessions will be streamed live on NCAA.com. Friday's and Saturday's finals sessions will be streamed live on ESPN3.com.


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