Dillione 14th in the Nation in the 100 Fly; Program’s First All-American Since 2007

Maggie Dillione becomes the program's first All-American since 2007. (photo by Lynne Browske)
Maggie Dillione becomes the program's first All-American since 2007. (photo by Lynne Browske)

SHENONDOAH, Texas – Case Western Reserve University women's swimming & diving junior captain Maggie Dillione (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) became the program's first All-American since 2007 by virtue of a 14th-place performance in the 100-yard butterfly on Thursday evening at the NCAA Division III Championship Meet at Conroe ISD Natatorium.

Dillione, seeded No. 14 in the field, qualified for the finals with a time of 56.26 seconds during the morning prelims. This evening, she placed 14th in 56.74 to earn Honorable Mention All-American honors. Dillione becomes the first CWRU female to earn the honor since Lauren Preyss in 2007.

Yesterday, Dillione swam a warm-up event and placed 44th in the 50 freestyle. Her signature event, the 200 fly, is set for tomorrow with the third-year Spartan entering as the No. 4 seed (2:02.30).

Prelims and finals are slated on Friday at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) and 6:00 p.m. (CDT), respectively.