Lee will represent Harvard in the NCAA Championships on March 20-22. (Photo: Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Harvard sophomore, and Ivy League Champion in both the 100 and 200 backstrokes, Danielle Lee has qualified for the NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, the NCAA has announced. Lee will represent the Crimson as one of 281 swimmers and 41 divers to compete on March 20-22 in Minneapolis.
"Danielle's swim at the Ivy Championships was the result of working on her under waters kicks all season," said Stephanie Wriede Morawski, the Costin Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving. "This is a fantastic opportunity for her to race against the best in the country."
Lee, who picked up a grand total of 20 wins this season between the lanes for Harvard, including 14 individual victories, was invited for the 100 backstroke, and also will swim 100 butterfly and 200 backstroke events. Lee swam both the 100 and 200 backstroke events three times this season in dual meets, sweeping the events all three times.
Her season-best – and Harvard record time – of 52.77 was captured on the first day of the Ivy League Championships at Brown, where the sophomore broke a League record for her efforts in the 400 medley relay. Harvard would go on to win the Ancient Eight Crown for the 11th time in program history.