March 5, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University sophomore swimmer Addison Ferguson (Westfield Center, Ohio) has qualified for the 100-yard backstroke at the 2014 NCAA Championships, which will be held March 20-22 in Minneapolis, Minn. She will also compete in the 100-yard butterfly.
A two-time First Team All-Mid-American Conference honoree, Ferguson will be competing for a national title for the first time in her career 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 last Friday (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.