Chatham News

Chelsea Mummert ’10 qualifies for NCAA Division III B-Cut Championships

By: Lindsey Hyre, Athletic Department
February 22, 2010

(February 22, 2010) . . . Chatham University swimmer Chelsea Mummert ’10 (York, PA/Central York) had an outstanding weekend for the Cougars at the 2010 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Swimming and Diving Championships at Grove City College. Mummert became the first Cougar in school history to win a PAC Championship in the 100 Backstroke and also qualified for the NCAA Division III B-Cut Championships with her time of 59.53 in the lead off leg of the 400 Medley Relay.

On the final day of PAC Championships, Mummert swam to a 4th place finish in the 200 Backstroke with a school record time of 2:12.82 and also finished 12th in the 100 Butterfly. She also contributed to the 200 Medley Relay, and the 400 and 800 Freestyle Relays; each of these relay teams took 4th place.

This Central York graduate is looking towards a strong summer as well as a successful senior year with the Cougars as she looks to achieve two cut times next season. Mummert was a PAC Player of the Week this season – the week of November 9, 2009 – and is anxious to find out next week if she will be attending the NCAA Championship meet for her qualifying B-cut time in the 400 Medley Relay.

As a team, the Cougars came back from behind and finished fourth overall at the PAC Championships with a total of 326 points behind Grove City College (862.5), Westminster College (PA) (674.5), and Washington and Jefferson College (W&J) (661).

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