Kustritz Named National Swimmer of the Week

Denison sophomore KT Kustritz was named the collegeswimming.com Div. III Swimmer of the Week for the third time this season
Denison sophomore KT Kustritz was named the collegeswimming.com Div. III Swimmer of the Week for the third time this season

Story Courtesy of Denison Sports Information Department

Denison sophomore KT Kustritz (St. Paul, MN/Insight School) continues to take the Division III swimming world by storm. After her record-breaking performance at last weekends Miami Invitational, Kustritz was named the CollegeSwimming.com Division III Women's Swimmer of the Week for the third time this season and the fourth time in her career.

While competing at the three-day Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio, Kustritz broke Division III's oldest national record by winning the 100 breaststroke in 1:00.50.  The previous national record of 1:00.54 had been held by Lindsay Payne of Williams College since 2006.  In addition to her 'A' cut performance in the 100 breast, Kustritz also broke her own varsity record with a time of 2:14.33 in the 200 breast. She posted a new personal record and a 'B' cut in the 200 IM (2:01.66) and was a part of four 'B' cut relays.

In seven events, Kustritz logged five victories, one second place (200 free relay) and one third place (400 free relay).