Recent graduate Lindsay Nixon has been selected as the Northwest Conference nominee for the 2009 NCAA Woman of the Year award as voted upon by Northwest Conference Senior Women Administrators. The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
We all must adapt to our environment one way or another, whether it is adjusting to the climate, food source or in the case of Grace Gifford the way her body moves in the water. Grace has a disability called Acrocephalopolysyndacty that includes the lack of five to six essential muscles in each knee, which leaves her tibias shorter than most. However, it is that disability that got Grace into the sport of swimming and has made her into one of the most humble human beings you could ever hope to meet.
The records continue to fall for the Lewis & Clark womens swim team, as Cat Menkel-Lawrence set a new Pioneer record in the 200 backstroke (2:10.37), on her way to a third place seeding going into tonights finals.
With the conclusion of the Northwest Conference Swimming Championships the Lewis & Clark mens and womens swim teams have recorded 10 new school records. The womens team concluded the championships as the NWC third best team, while the mens squad swam their way into seventh place.
The Lewis & Clark mens and womens swim teams are back in action today at the Northwest Conference Swimming Championships, finishing the preliminary heats in session three. The Pioneer women have continued breaking records, with Koy Collier beating the NWC third place time in the 200-yard free with a touch time of 1:55.61.
The Lewis & Clark womens swim team continues to shatter school records in the quest for a Northwest Conference Swimming Championship. Lindsay Nixon set yet another school record, this time capturing second place in the 400 IM, which was good enough to earn another provisional NCAA qualifying time.
The Northwest Conference Swimming Championships are underway with session one already completed. The Lewis & Clark College mens and womens teams ended the first round with several members qualifying for the next round of competition.
It was a record breaking day for the Lewis & Clark swim teams, with the womens side breaking four school records. Lindsay Nixon swam the meet of her career at the finals of the 200 individual medley on day one of the Northwest Conference Swimming Championships, finishing in first place with a time of 2:10.03. Nixons final time in the 200 IM was just tenths faster than her record breaking time set during the preliminary stage earlier in the day. The time was good enough to earn Nixon a provisional NCAA qualifying time.
The Lewis & Clark College mens and womens swimming teams prepare to dive into the Northwest Conference Championships this weekend being hosted at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. Action runs Friday through Sunday, with preliminaries starting at 10 a.m. and finals beginning at 6 p.m. (5 p.m. on Sunday).
The Pioneer mens and womens swim teams split at Linfield on Friday night, January 30 at the Aquatics Center in McMinnville, Ore. The Pioneer women downed the Linfield Wildcats 127-71, while the Pioneer men fell 115-65.
Both the Pioneer mens and womens swim teams dropped to the Puget Sound Loggers on Saturday, January 24, on senior night at Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion. The women fell just 121-82 and the men dropped 111-63.
The Pioneer women swam to another victory on Friday, January 23, against Pacific Lutheran at Zhentbauer Swimming Pavilion. With the 131-73 win over the Lutes, the Pioneers move to 4-1 in NWC and 6-3 overall, holding on to their 3rd place standing in conference.
The Pioneer women hosted the University of Alaska on Monday, January 19 in a dual meet at Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion. The Pioneer women swam to six 2nd place finishes and five 3rd place finishes, bringing in a total of 54 points.
The mens and womens Pioneer swim teams split their conference meet at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington on Friday, January 16. The Pioneer women dominated the Missionaries, earning a 137-67 victory to maintain their perfect record in NWC of 3-0.
The Pioneer men's and women's swim teams raced in the Cal Lutheran Winter Relay Invite in Thousand Oaks, California on Wednesday morning, January 14. The Pioneer women finished the meet in second place overall.
The Pioneer women finished in third place at the Northwest Invitational in Tacoma, Washington featuring nine teams in a non-conference meet. For the Pioneers, Lindsey Nixon tallied a total of 75 points to lead the Pioneers.
The Pioneer women swam to an easy victory against the Pacific Boxers on Saturday in a conference meet, 121-81. The Pioneer men had a much closer battle with the Boxers, losing by just three points, 93-90.
The Pioneer women's swim team will swim two meets against the Nanooks of NCAA II Alaska Fairbanks, with the two teams meeting Friday night and then again Saturday, in Fairbanks. Koy Collier had the lone race victories for the Pioneers, with a win Friday and Saturday in the 100 free.