April 3, 2014
The end of spring break signals the end of the career of one of Hamilton’s most decorated athletes, Maggie Rosenbaum ’14. From Mar. 20-22, the regular All-American selection and national champion, competed at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis.
Rosenbaum finished second in the 100-yard butterfly, fifth in the 100 back and 21st in the 200 backstroke over the course of three days.
Her time of 54.35 seconds in the 100 fly final broke the school record by one-hundredth of a second. Though she was in fifth place after the first half of the race, her 28.61-second time on the final 50-yard split was second only to Kirsten Nitz ’16 of Wheaton College, who won the race with a time of 52.64 seconds.
Rosenbaum was seeded second in the 100 back and posted a time of 55.16 seconds. The race featured each of the event’s last three national champions, including Celia Oberholzer ’15 of Kenyon College. Oberholzer came into the event as the defending national champion and captured a second consecutive title with a time of 54.33 seconds. In the 200 back, Rosenbaum clocked in at 2:03.60 in her final collegiate race. She had previously finished third, seventh and 10th in the event at the NCAA championships.
Due to her finishes in the 100 fly and 100 back, Rosenbaum earned two more All-American selections.
Rosenbaum finishes her career with eight such selections, including a pair of first-place finishes in the 100 back in both 2011 and 2012.
Even as the lone Hamilton representative at Indianapolis, Rosenbaum ended up generating 31 points for the Continentals, which put the College in 20th place among the 51 competing schools that scored at least one point.