(GREENSBORO, N.C.) - Sophomore Jessica Chau (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood) closed the 2019 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships with a ninth-place finish for the Carnegie Mellon University women's swimming and diving team. With her finish combined with the three top 16 finishes by junior Emma Nicklas-Morris (Winston-Salem, N.C. / RJ Reynolds), the Tartans finished 30th with 20 points.
Chau took to the water Saturday in her best event, the 200-yard backstroke. Chau, who was invited to the meet because of her final swim of the regular season in 2:02.38, earned her place in the consolation finals with a time of 2:02.31 in the preliminaries. Her finals time of 2:01.87 was first in the heat and a career-best. The ninth-place finish betters her performance of 13th in the same event last year and earns her the second All-America Honorable Mention honor of her career.