March 21, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS - Ohio University sophomore swimmer Addison Ferguson (Westfield Center, Ohio) wrapped up her first trip to nationals by placing 38th in the 100-yard backstroke and 57th in the 100-yard butterfly on Friday (March 21) at the 2014 NCAA Swimming Championships at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
Ferguson clocked a 53.67 in the back and a 54.60 in the fly.
A two-time First Team All-Mid-American Conference honoree, Ferguson qualified for nationals after repeating as the league's 100-yard backstroke champion and capturing conference gold in the 100-yard butterfly to highlight the second day of the 2014 MAC Championships on Feb. 28 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Ferguson broke her own school record and set a championship record with a time of 53.10 in the backstroke finals. She posted the top qualifying time in the prelims by clocking a first-place 53.64. Ferguson set a pool record by finishing in 53.48 in the fly finals, which ranks as the second-best in school history in the event. She qualified for the finals with a first-place 53.80 in the prelims.