FRANKLIN, Ind. (March 14, 2017) – Senior Regina Solik will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the first woman in Franklin College history to compete in the NCAA Division III Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.
A native of Clayton, Ind. and former standout at Cascade High School, Solik will compete in two events at the four-day championships in Shenandoah, Texas.
Solik begins her bid for a national championship on Wednesday when she competes in the 50-meter freestyle. She swims again on Saturday in the 100 freestyle. She won both events at last month's prestigious Liberal Arts Championships.
"Regina swam a near perfect race in the 50 free at the Liberal Arts Championships which earned her the right to compete at NCAAs," Franklin head coach Andrew Hendricks said. "She is a great competitor, and I am just thrilled to see our women's team represented at such a high level against some of the best swimmers in the nation from some of the best colleges and universities in the nation."
The most accomplished female swimmer in the history of Franklin's young program, Solik helped lead the women to their first-ever team title at the Liberal Arts Championships last month. In the process, she was named to the All-Championship Swim Team in six different events and broke the all-time Liberal Arts record in the 50 freestyle.
A live webcast of the meet will be available for view at NCAA.com as well as a link for live results.