Monday, March 22, 2004
Korniyenko named an All-American swimmer
Oakland University swimmer Tanya Korniyenko (Almaty, Kazakhstan) became just the second female swimmer in Oakland history to become an All-American after placing 15th in the 100-meter fly on March 19 at the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in College Station, Texas.
Korniyenko placed 16th in the 100-meter fly preliminaries with a time of 1:00.07, qualifying her for the finals. She then bettered her placing during the finals, finishing 15th with a time of 1:00.12. Korniyenko joins Georgia Kinsela as OU’s second female swimmer to become an All-American.
Korniyenko was joined by teammate Oksana Strelets (Kazakhstan) at the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships March 18-20, where the two seniors capped off their college careers.
Korniyenko also competed in the 200-meter fly, placing 23rd out of 35 and just missing the finals with a time of 2:13.42, and the 200-meter IM, finishing 65th out of a group of 69 with a time of 2:19.00.
Strelets competed in the 50-meter freestyle, placing 48th out of a pool of 71 with a time of 25.97, and the 100-meter freestyle, finishing 55th in a pool of 77 with a time of 56.72.
As a result of 2004 being an Olympic year, each event at the NCAA Championships was swam in meters as opposed to yards.
For more information on OU's swimming and diving teams, visit the OU Athletics Web site.