California wins women's swimming title
AUSTIN -- California won its second women's NCAA swimming and diving championship in three years by outscoring Georgia by nearly 40 points.
The Golden Bears used their strong depth to put up 392 points. They won three of the five relay events and finished second and third in the two others. Cal last won the team title in 2009.
First-day leader Georgia finished with 354½ points.
Cal's Amanda Sims won the 100 freestyle and Cindy Tran won the 100 backstroke as the Bears overshadowed standout performances from Southern California, Auburn and Georgia's Allison Schmitt, a double winner in distance freestyle and anchor leg in an American record 400-yard freestyle relay and closed the meet.
Hungarian Olympian Katinka Hosszu of USC won the 200-yard butterfly in 1:51.69, holding off hard closing Cammile Adams of Texas A&M.
"I'm really, really happy. I'm exhausted today. But we still have a relay left, so I'm trying to get ready for that," said Hosszu after winning her third gold medal in as many days.
Auburn's Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace won the 100 freestyle for her second gold of the three-day competition.
"It feels awesome. I've been working hard on my sprint events, the 50 and 100, so to come up with the national championship in both is pretty great," Vanderpool-Wallace said.
Georgia was attempting to win its fifth team championship.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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