Alicia Aemisegger ’10 earned a final trip to the medal podium in the last swim of her Princeton career. Competing in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championships March 20, she trailed the winner, Georgia’s Wendy Trott, by eight seconds but comfortably defeated the rest of the field. With a second-place finish, she earned All-America honors for the 13th time.
Aemisegger also placed fourth in the 500-yard freestyle and fifth in the 400-yard individual medley at the NCAA meet, held in West Lafayette, Ind. In four seasons, she finished in the top five of nine NCAA finals and was among the most-decorated athletes in Ivy League history, winning 12 individual championships and eight relay titles while helping her team win the Ivy meet three times.
In addition to Aemisegger, the Princeton women sent two underclassmen to the NCAA meet. Honorable-mention All-American Bryna Tsai ’13 placed 15th in the platform-diving competition, and Meredith Monroe ’12 competed in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke events. Princeton placed 18th as a team, the highest finish by a non-scholarship school.