Rising junior Mia Schachter will represent the Green Wave at the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships, where she will compete in the 100 breaststroke.
NEW ORLEANS - The Tulane University Swimming & Diving program will be represented among the nation's elite as rising junior Mia Schachter will participate in the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships from Aug. 6-10 at the William Woollett, Jr., Aquatic Center in Irvine, Calif.
A native of Arroyo Grande, Calif., and a 2012 graduate of Arroyo Grande High School, Schachter will compete in the 100-meter breaststroke, which is slated to take place on Saturday, Aug. 9, at approximately 8:45 a.m. (CDT). This 2014 Phillips 66 National Championship will serve as the USA National Team selection for the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, 2014 Jr. Pan Pacific Championships, 2015 World Championships, 2015 World University Games and 2015 Pan American Games.
"We are happy to have Mia swimming at Nationals, the highest qualifying meet of the season," Tulane head coach Katie Robinson said. "She will be swimming against our nation's fastest swimmers of all ages, including many Olympians. This experience is incredibly valuable and I believe it will give Mia confidence in our upcoming 2014-15 collegiate season. I'm a big believer in facing tough competition to sharpen skills, focus and overall training. Mia thrives in highly-competitive environments and we look forward to seeing what she can do."
As a sophomore during the 2013-14 collegiate season, Schachter swam in eight of the nine team meets and went on to claim the Conference USA title in the 50 free and third-team All C-USA honors in the 100 breast with respective school-record times of 22.90 and 1:00.90. She also earned third-team all-conference recognition in the 100 free with a mark of 50.05 and added career-best times of 50.02 in the 100 free during the preliminaries at the league meet, 56.05 in the 100 fly in the preliminaries at the Phill Hansel Invitational and 2:25.40 in the 200 breast vs UALR.
Along the way, Schachter posted 15 top three individual performances, including wins in the 100 breast at the Hansel Invite and at West Florida (Oct. 11), the 50 free and 200 breast vs UALR, and the 100 free vs Vanderbilt (Nov. 2). She also had second-place showings in the 100 breast vs Vanderbilt and at San Diego State, the 50 free at Phill Hansel Invitational and the 100 free at both the Hansel Invite (Nov. 23) and at LSU (Oct. 25) while coming in third in the 100 breast at LSU and 100 breast at San Diego State.
In relay action, Schachter helped set a Tulane record in the 400 medley relay, which clocked a 3:42.93 at the C-USA Championship to earn third-team all-league honors, and added third-team All C-USA honors in the 200 free with an overall time of 1:33.95. She was also instrumental in helping the relay units post 10 top three finishes, including a win in the 200 medley vs UALR, second-place showings in the 200 free vs UALR and Vanderbilt, the 200 medley vs Vanderbilt and the 400 free at San Diego State, third-place performances in the 200 free and 400 medley at LSU, and tying for third in the 200 medley at West Florida
For her career, the two-year letterwinner holds Tulane individual records in the 100 breast and 50 free, as previously mentioned, while ranking second in the Green Wave annals in the 100 free, fourth in 100 fly and fifth in 200 breast . A standout in the classroom as well as in the pool, Schachter claimed C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane 3.0 Club recognition in both of her collegiate seasons to date.