Dana Lautenschleger Earns All-American Honors in 1650 Freestyle at NCAA Championships

Dana Lautenschleger (Photo by Dale Lautenschleger)
Dana Lautenschleger (Photo by Dale Lautenschleger)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Mount Union sophomore Dana Lautenschleger (Solon/Solon) earned All-American honors with a 15th place finish in the 1650 freestyle at the NCAA Division III Swimming Championships Saturday in Greensboro, N.C.

Lautenschleger posted a school record time in the event of 17:07.52.

She is just the seventh All-American women's swimmer at Mount Union.

It was her third and final event at the national championships as earlier in the meet as she set another school record in the 200 freesyle (1:53.34) with a 29th place finish and also placed 22nd in the 500 freestyle (4:59.66).

 Lautenschleger, the Ohio Athletic Conference women's swimmer of the year, was the conference's lone female reprsentative at the national meet as she helped lead the Purple Raiders to their second straight OAC team title this year. 

Mount Union's Women's Swimming & Diving All-Americans

Year Name Event Place
2016 Dana Lautenschleger 1650 freestyle 15th 
2009 Mary Vallinger 3m dive 12th
  Mary Vallinger 1m dive 13th
1990 Maria Scheiber 100 butterfly 12th
  Joyce Wolfinbarger 400 IM 9th
  Lisa South 100 freestyle 13th
  Wolfinbarger, Sullivan, Scheiber, Douglass 200 IM Relay 10th
1989 Maria Scheiber 100 butterfly 6th
  Joyce Wolfinbarger 200 butterfly 4th
  Joyce Wolfinbarger 400 IM 16th
  Wolfinbarger, Sullivan, Scheiber, Douglass 200 IM Relay 15th