uk swim dive3 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (3/6/14) — Three University of Kentucky swimmers were invited to the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.

Juniors Christina Bechtel and Abby Myers along with freshman Danielle Galyer will represent the Wildcats at the Championships in Minneapolis, March 20-22.

Bechtel, making her second consecutive NCAA Championships appearance, will race in the 100 and 200 yard butterfly event. Myers will join Bechtel in the 200 butterfly, while Galyer will compete in the 200 backstroke.

"This is a great honor for Christina, Abby and Danielle," UK head coach Lars Jorgensen said. "I'm really proud of how much all three have improved throughout the year, I think all 3 have a chance of scoring, which is our goal. Last year Christina and diver Christa Cabot were our only NCAA qualifiers, so it's nice to have more of a contingent this year representing the Wildcats. We are excited about going and hopefully swimming really fast against the nation's best."

While the complete list of 281 swimmers have been announced, 41 divers still have to qualify.

Cabot and Lindsay Keahey, both juniors, will compete at the NCAA Zone Diving Meet March 13-15 in Columbus, Ohio to qualify for an invite to the championships.

Bechtel enters the championships seeded fifth nationally in the 100 fly and eighth in the 200. She broke the school record in both events this year, with a 51.36 in the 100 and a 1:54.21 in the 200. Myers, seeded 36th in the 200, is second in the UK record books with a 1:56.59.

Galyer is seeded 35th in the 200 backstroke. Her time of 1:54.88, set at the SEC Championships in February, is a UK record.

For complete news and updates on the Kentucky Swimming and Diving program, go to UKathletics.com.

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Commission Hears More Proposals for Subdividing Mid-Town Commons

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/28/15) — The Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission met for its regularly scheduled meeting… Read More

Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual Eggstravaganza

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (03/29/2015) — A fire truck siren sounded Saturday at the Madisonville City Park, but not because… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5633

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5303

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5101

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5029

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4216

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 3999

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13538

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11565

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 28, 2015 2623

Young Child Dies in Princeton Fire

by Chris Rogers, KSP
March 28, 2015 1665

Tractor Trailer Takes Out Guardrail on I-69,…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1373

VIDEO: Shoe Charity Expands to 'Sweet Sixteen'…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1171

Commission Hears More Proposals for Subdividing…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 976

Independence Bank Scholarship Reception Held…

by Lynnsie Fulkerson
March 27, 2015 887

KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with Possession…

by Kentucky State Police
March 27, 2015 837

Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy Launches…

by Danielle Palmer
March 27, 2015 752

It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

by Beth Fisher
March 28, 2015 734

Four Roses to Build Bottling Facility in Bullitt…

by Office of the Governor
March 28, 2015 709

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News