March 5, 2014
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina sophomore Megan Sellers has qualified for the 2014 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, the NCAA announced Wednesday. Sellers will compete in the 100-yard breaststroke.
"We are extremely proud of Megan's accomplishments," ECU Head Coach Rick Kobe said. "She has some very big drops in both her 100 and 200 breaststroke events. She worked very hard to achieve this great honor and represent East Carolina at the NCAA Championships.
"Coach Kevin Woodhull-Smith did an outstanding job of instructing her this season."
Sellers posted the 30th-fastest time in nation, recording a 1:00.42 in the 200 breaststroke en route to a gold medal at the 2014 Conference USA Championships last week. He time was a C-USA Championship and ECU varsity record.
Sellers is the first Pirate swimmer to represent ECU at the national championships since Rebecca Perry qualified in the 50-yard freestyle event in 2006.
A total of 281 swimmers were selected for the 2014 Championships, with 70 teams represented. Fans can find additional information on the championships at www.usaswimming.org/ncaa. The NCAA Championships will take place in Minneapolis, Minn. from March 20-22.