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NCAA Div. I: Nebraska Sweeps Conference Foes Kansas and Missouri -- January 30, 2001

Jan. 29. THE NEBRASKA men’s and women’s swimming
and diving team’s swept weekend dual meets from conference foes Kansas and Missouri last weekend at the Bob Devaney Sports Center Pool.

The Nebraska women defeated Kansas 125-118. The Huskers were led by senior All-American Beth Karaica, who took home two individual titles on the night in the 50- (23.53) and 100-yard freestyle (51.58). She
also helped Nebraska to a victory in the 200-yard medley relay (1:45.07).

Sophomore All-American Lindsey Highstrom chipped in a victory in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.86). Nebraska got help from four freshmen as well. Freshmen Jackie Lobdell (1,000-yard freestyle 10:10.17), Rebecca Wolfe (200-yard butterfly 2:01.78), Kristen Souppa (200-yard breaststroke 2:18.63) and Barbara Auer (200-yard backstroke 2:02.38) all aided the Huskers to victory.

On Saturday afternoon the Huskers defeated Missouri 130-112. The Huskers were again led by Karaica. Karaica won the 50-(23.61) and 100-yard freestyle (51.88). She also aided Nebraska on the winning 200-yard medley relay. Other event winners included:
sophomore All-American Lindsey Highstrom, who won
the 200-yard IM (2:08.00), as well as a trio of
freshmen.

Rebecca Wolfe won the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:23.99), Carmen Cosgrove touched the wall in 57.25 in the 100-yard butterfly and Jackie Lobdell won the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:01.82. Sophomore Keri Hehn
rounded out the winners with a victory in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.67).

The Nebraska men dominated the Jayhawks on Friday night, taking home 10 of 13 events, en route to a 161-76 victory. Saturday night, the Huskers faced a much tougher opponent in Missouri. NU was able to overcome
an early Tiger lead and come out on top, 134-109.
On the weekend, the Huskers won an impressive 18 of 26 events.

The Husker men were led by freshman Brent Menghini who took home three individual titles en route to the Husker sweep. Junior All-American and Olympian Javier
Botello also helped the Huskers with a pair of individual victories as well as a hand in four winning relays.

Senior diver Charlie Law captured both the one- (292.04) and the three-meter (286.95) springboards versus the Jayhawks. Six other Husker men chipped in with individual victories on the weekend.

The weekend closed an impressive month for both the Husker men and women. The men’s squad went 6-1 on the month, the only blemish coming against Georgia Tech.
The Husker women went 7-2, with their only defeats coming at No. 15 SMU and versus then-No. 24 Purdue.


In another Nebraska news, interim Head Coach Paul Nelsen announced that a trio of European swimmers
have been added to the Husker roster. Two Austrians, Barbara Auer, a backstroker, and Christine Schriner, a distance swimmer, will try to help the Husker women recapture the Big 12 title.

On the men’s side, freshman Andreas Campioni, a German native, joined the. The Husker coaching staff added another prized recruit as Perth, Australia native,
Carmen Cosgrove, joined the team last week. According to the coaching staff, Cosgrove is a top international swimmer who will add depth and experience in the
women’s program.