"We've been wanting to get All-American consideration in the 400 relay forever," said Zhou. "I was really excited to swim it because it was the last swim of the meet."
Zhou's performance in the 400 freestyle relay was one of many highlights for her. She won the 200 individual medley with an All-American consideration time of 2:05.88, she took first place in the 100 butterfly with an All-American consideration time of 56.45 and she swam the lead leg on Niskayuna's first-place 200 freestyle relay team that also garnered All-American consideration with its time of 1:38.43.
All of those performances landed Zhou the Most Outstanding Swimmer award.
"It felt amazing to get it. I never thought I would get it," said Zhou.
"She's an amazing athlete," said Hall. "She works hard and refuses to lose, and that's what sets her apart from the others."
Whitaker and Terwilliger each added individual victories for Niskayuna. Whitaker won the 100 freestyle with a time of 53.58, abd Terwilliger finished first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:53.16.
"Emma and Emily had a great day," said Hall.""