Northwestern freshman Lauren Abruzzo made a fast mark on campus during her first swimming season. Now her postseason continues, as her freshman season earned her a bid to the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.


Abruzzo finished fourth in the 1,650 free at the Big Ten Championships, with an NCAA “B” Cut time of 16:15.29.


On the season, the freshman from Denver, Colorado, set Northwestern records in the 1,000 free (9:48.17) and the 1,650 free (16:40) during the TYR Invitational on Nov. 24 in Evanston.


She also scored points for the Wildcats at the conference meet with a 4:46.37 time in the 500-yard free to finish 14th.


The NCAA Championships take place March 20–22 at the University of Minnesota.


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