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Mar 22, 2013 2:55 AM by Andrew Masuda

Santa Maria native Zimmer earns All-America status at NCAA Championships

Santa Maria native Meghan Zimmer earned All-America status on Thursday for San Diego State at the NCAA Division I Swimming Championships in Indianapolis.

The senior was on the Aztec 400 medley relay team that advanced to the "B" final where it scored two points. It marked the third time in four years that SDSU has recorded points at the national championship meet.

The team swam a 3:36.15 in the prelims to advance to the evening finals. They recorded a time of 3:36.16 in the final for an eighth place finish in the heat and 16th place overall. The top 16 times earned All-America status. It marks a first for Zimmer, who graduated from Pioneer Valley High.

Zimmer competes in the 200 medley relay on Friday.

Also on Friday, Rachel O'Brien will make Cal Poly history as the first female Mustang to compete at the championships since the program turned Division I in 1994. She'll compete in the 100 and 200 breaststroke on Friday and Saturday.

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