Eads And Minette Begin Competition At NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship Thursday
Reno, Nev. - University of Nevada seniors Courtney Eads and Candice Minette will begin competition at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship being hosted by Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas at the Student Recreation Center Natatorium on Thursday.
Eads, from Upland, Calif., was the 2009 Western Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year after helping the Wolf Pack a third consecutive conference title. She won the 200-yard butterfly, 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle at the conference meet. In addition she swam on two of the Pack's first place relays at the WAC meet. It will be her second trip to the NCAA Championships with first coming her freshman year while competing for Oregon State. She will compete in two events at this year's championship taking to the pool on Thursday in the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard butterfly on Friday.
Minette, from Glendale, Ariz., is also making her second trip in a row to the NCAA meet after qualifying for the 2008 NCAA Championship. A year ago she placed 35th in the 1-meter with a score of 231.90 and 38th in the 3-meter with a score of 225.30. Her first day of competition is Thursday in 1-meter, followed by the 3-meter on Friday and concludes with the platform on Saturday. At the 2008 WAC meet she was second in all three diving events to score 51 points toward the title. She was a member of all three of Nevada's WAC Championship teams.