Columbia, Mo. (March 15, 2008) – Saint Leo University sophomore swimmer Julie Carusone (High Springs, Fla.) rounded out her 2008 NCAA Division II Swimming Championships with a fourth straight All-American finish in the 200-yard Breaststroke Finals on Saturday in Columbia, Mo. The sophomore was sixth in Saturday’s event, making her a perfect 4-for-4 in All-American honors in her events at this year’s National Championships.
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Carusone swam the 200 Breast Final in a time of 2:20.84, which was just over three seconds behind winner Kendall Bohn of UC San Diego (2:17.71). Earlier in the day, the Saint Leo sophomore swam the 200-Breast prelim in a time of 2:21.93.
Carusone’s three previous events at this year’s National Championships included a sixth-place finish on Wednesday in the 200-yard IM. She followed with a fourth-place finish in Thursday’s 400-yard IM Finals, and a sixth-place showing in the 100-yard Breaststroke on Friday.
The sophomore was also a four-time All-American as freshman when she was fourth in the 200 IM, eighth in the 400 IM and sixth in both the 200 and 400 Breaststroke events at the 2006 NCAA Division II Swimming Championships.