Shahaf Breaks Israeli National Record

Stockton, Calif. - Not only did freshman Dekel Shahaf earn her first-ever NCAA qualification time at last week's Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships, she broke an Israeli record at the same time.

Shahaf's time of 56.23 in the 100 Back was good for second place, establishing her as one of the league's best in her first year of collegiate competition. The mark also broke the Israeli record of 56.66, which was set back in 2010 by Mikah Schlesinger, a swimmer for Villanova.

Shahaf received First Team All-MPSF honors in the 100 Back and will now wait to hear her name called for a potential spot at NCAA Championships in March.