Morgan Stepp Triples To Lead Nebraska-Omaha Against South Dakota

OMAHA, Nebraska, December 14. IN it’s final weekend of competition before winter break, the University of Nebraska-Omaha women’s swimming and diving team wrapped up a convincing win over the University of South Dakota last night, earning a 175-123 win over the Coyotes. Freshman Morgan Stepp led the way with three individual wins in the 500 free, 1000 free and 200 IM, while Natalie Renshaw, Madeline Hutt and Jenna Foiles each won two events apiece to lead the Mavericks.

Nebraska-Omaha Press Release

UNO opened their weekend slate 1-0 Friday night after beating the South Dakota Coyotes at HPER Swimming Pool, 175-123.

Freshman Morgan Stepp was a leader for the Mavericks. She took three first-place finishes. Her first victory came in the 1000-yard free with a time of 10:40.18. She added two more top-finishes in the 500-yard free (5:12.97) and the 200-yard IM (2:10.38).

Sophomore Natalie Renshaw and senior Madeline Hutt each had two individual first-place times, in addition to their respective relay wins. Renshaw’s first win was the 200-yard free (1:55.09). She added to that with a win in the 200-yard back (2:08.83). Hutt, a Scottsbluff native, showed senior leadership dominating the 100-yard breast (1:06.18) and the 200-yard breast (2:19.63).

Junior Jenna Foiles took first place in the 200-yard fly (2:13.34) and the 100-yard fly (59.74).

“This was a great meet for us,” said head coach Todd Samland. “USD pushed us the entire way.”

In diving, sophomore Miranda Knipfer took second in 1-meter (221.17) and in 3-meter (215.16).

The Mavs will complete their weekend competition against Nebraska at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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