BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 10, 2017) – Rollins swimmers Taylor Wilks and Grace Hansen completed competition at the 2017 NCAA Division II Swimming National Championships in Birmingham on Friday.

Wilks started the Tars day with a very solid swim in the 100-yard breaststroke. The junior swam in the second heat and set the pace early in the race. She ended third in the heat with a time of 1:03.84. Wilks time was 25th best in the prelims and didn’t get her into the finals of the very fast event which the NCAA record was set in the prelims.

Hansen, who swam the 400-yard IM a day earlier, hit the pool for the 200-yard butterfly Friday. She powered through the final 100-yards and finished in the middle of the field with a time of 2:05.64 and sixth-place finish in the heat. The sophomore’s time didn’t get into the Friday night’s finals and ranked 28th after prelims.  

“I am so proud of the poise, determination and excitement exhibited by Taylor and Grace at the NCAA Championships,” said Head Coach Kyle Berg. “These Tars will be a major part of our team’s overall success in the years to come.”

The NCAA Championships concludes the Tars 2016-17 season.