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Women's Swimming & Diving

Gallaudet women's team swims past Sweet Briar to victory

Jana Kiefer swims the breaststroke during a swim meet in the pool.

WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University women's swimming and diving program defeated Sweet Briar College here Saturday afternoon with a 74-70 win in the Field House pool.

Gallaudet (2-6) won five of the 10 events that took place against Sweet Briar (2-11). 

Junior Julia Miller-Notestone (Medford, Ore.) led the way with three first-place victories. Miller-Notestone began the day with a win in the 200-yard freestyle event with a time of two minutes, 16.34 seconds. She followed that with wins in the 100-yard backstroke (1:09.27) and 500-yard freestyle (6:07.41).

Junior Jessica Monroe (Senoia, Ga.) won the 100-yard butterfly (1:20.16) while senior Jana Kiefer (Leander, Texas) took first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a personal best time of 1:33.57.


  • Kiefer earned a second-place finish in the 200-yard IM (2:57.39)
  • Monroe finished second in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a new personal best time of 23:11.19
  • Freshman Breanna Power (Milton, Ontario) was second in the 50-yard freestyle (41.64) and third in the 100-yard freestyle (1:38.02), new personal best
  • Monroe took third in the 500-yard freestyle (6:53.48)
  • Sophomore Alyssa Castillo (Fresno, Calif.) took third in the 200-yard freestyle (3:48.36)
  • Castillo set a new personal best in the 100-yard freestyle (1:40.97) with a fourth-place finish


Women's Team                  
Event     Name     Old Time     New Time
100 breaststroke     Jana Kiefer     1:36.97     1:33.57
100 freestyle     Breanna Power     1:42.36     1:38.02
100 freestyle     Alyssa Castillo     1:41.07     1:40.97
1,650 freestyle     Jessica Monroe     23:35.31     23:11.19

Gallaudet will close out the regular-season schedule next Saturday, Feb. 2, at home as the Bison host Elizabethtown College (3-7) on Senior Day at 1 p.m.