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With Main Goal Accomplished, Ivy Champ Boyce Looks Forward To NCAA Return

Courtesy: Princeton Athletic Communications                                                                      Release: 03/19/2013
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Lisa Boyce will compete in the NCAA Championships this weekend.
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Junior Lisa Boyce said she would rather be part of the 2013 Ivy League championship team than make the NCAA championships as an individual. The best case scenario of all, though, will play out this weekend when Boyce heads to Indiana as an Ivy individual and team champion, as well as a Top 10 seed in one of her three NCAA events.

Boyce was among the select few swimmers nationally who was invited in all three of her events, which consist of the 50 free, the 100 free and the 100 back. Boyce qualified in all three at the 2012 NCAA Championships as well, and she placed in the Top 50 in each, including 31st in the 100 free.

"We are excited to be here in Indianapolis with Lisa representing Princeton," said head coach Susan Teeter, who has led Princeton to 11 Ivy League titles in the last 14 years. "She is excited to race and [assistant coach] Suzanne Yee has done a great job preparing her to swim fast. Both of us are very proud of her."

She will be looking to best those marks this year and hopefully become Princeton's first All-America women's swimmer since Alicia Aemisegger '10 earned the honor 13 times during her brilliant Tiger career.

Her first attempt will come during the opening day of the championships, which will be held at the IU Natatorium. She qualified for the 50 free in 22.07, the ninth-fastest time in the nation at this point. Boyce is a two-time Ivy League champion in the 50, and her time of 22.07 broke the previous record held by former Princeton co-captain Megan Waters '11.

During the middle day of the NCAAs, Boyce will compete in the 100 back. The three-time reigning Ivy League champion in the event, Boyce enters with a time of 52.93, 26th-best in the nation. She holds the Princeton record in the event.

On the final day of the NCAA Championships, Boyce will compete in the 100 free. She is currently 20th in the nation in 48.74, and she can grab her third Princeton record by dropping that time by .09 of a second. Boyce is the two-time reigning Ivy League champion in the event.

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