The NCAA has released their pre-selection psych sheets for the NCAA Division I Women’s Championship meet. This list doesn’t show who has been invited to the meet, but it does show where coaches have entered athletes; in other words, where coaches have asked for swimmers to be invited to the meet.
Precut psych sheets available here (updated in the afternoon of 3/05. The most notable change we noticed was Tiffany Oliver’s seed time in the 50 improving, drastically jumping her up to 14th on that list.)
This year’s selection procedure is similar to past years, only with one major difference. The “individual” selections will be done just as they have in the past, except that swimmers who qualify by invited relays will NOT get individual swims unless they are also invited in an individual swim.
These relay-only swimmers are also not counted toward the cap of 322 total athletes (281 swimmers + 41 divers).
Some Quick Math Says that the Women’s Meet Will go to a Cut Line of between 39-40 Swimmers. This is not official, but that is the expectation. See how we came to those numbers here.
These spots are evenly divided among the 13 individual swimming events until the total number is hit. Once swimmers are invited in an individual event, then they can swim any other individual event in which they have a “B” time standard.
The way the math works out, a bare-minimum of the top 21 in each event are invited. These are “locks”. That number will expand when “multiples” are taken into account with swimmers like Elizabeth Beisel, who is in the top 21 of multiple events (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 backstroke).
Official selection lists, all cut-up, will be out on Wednesday.
- Liz Pelton will leave the 200 free, rather than the 100 back, as her second day event, and swim the 200 IM, 200 free, and 200 back
- Rachel Bootsma, also from Cal, will continue focusing on the butterflies and swim the 100 back/100 fly double on day 2, plus the 200 fly on day 3.
- North Carolina’s Stephanie Peacock, despite missing the ACC Championships, is on the selection lists for the NCAA Championships. She’s the defending champion and NCAA Record holder in the 1650 freestyle.