VICTORIA, British Columbia —Two from the women’s swimming team have been selected to compete at the World University Games this summer, as announced Monday morning.
Senior Alexia Zevnik and freshman Mackenzie Glover were named to Canada’s roster for the World University Games, set to take place in Taipei, Taiwan. The event will be held from Aug. 19-30, with swimming running from Aug. 20-27.
The pair are among a small, elite group of athletes invited to compete, as only 10 men and 14 women appear on the roster. This marks the first Games for both athletes, although Zevnik and Glover have competed at the international level multiple times.
Both ladies had extremely successful seasons. Zevnik tallied five All-America honors this year, highlighted by a runner-up finish in the 200 backstroke at NCAAs. The Lasalle, Canada, native’s efforts at ACCs tabbed her Most Valuable Swimmer after sweeping her individual events to win three gold medals, as well as competing on a first place and a second place relay. Zevnik broke four school records, two ACC meet records and one conference record this season.
Glover finished her freshman campaign at the NCAA Championships as she qualified for the 200 backstroke. At ACCs, the Winnipeg, Canada, native earned one top-eight and one top-16 finish. She appears in the program’s top-ten of all time in each of her events.