5 Big Things from 2014 W. NCAA’s #1: Recruit Rankings Revisited, 2014 freshmen were remarkably consistent
An easy one to get right: Missy Franklin was the consensus #1 recruit, and the Golden Bear lived up to the hype. But how did the rest of our ‘top 10 recruits’ list hold up?
Elizabeth Beisel looks to end her final day at the NCAA Championships a winner, but a studly group of sophomores including defending champ Liz Pelton (above) may spoil her exit.
Auburn’s Marcelo Chierighini (above) went 41.9 to win the 100 free, then 41.4 leading off the 400 free relay. Meanwhile the Georgia women and Florida men successfully defended their 2013 team titles.
Melanie Margalis is already a star for those who follow the NCAA closely. On Wednesday, she has a chance to stamp her name upon a wider audience if she can beat the Olympian Beisel in the 200 IM.
Georgia’s Brittany MacLean took the first top seed out of Wednesday’s preliminary session in Georgia.
Hilda Luthersdottir continued over the weekend to be the Gators’ sparkplug in the breaststrokes, and for that she earned SEC Swimmer of the Week.
A pair of wins from Georgia’s Nic Fink helped take Georgia to the 500th and 501st wins of Jack Bauerle’s career.
With Megan Romano and Allison Schmitt gone, Shannon Vreeland will look to lead Georgia to another NCAA title. (Photo credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures.com)
The front half of Chase Kalisz’ 400 IM should continue to improve this year, especially after he won the 200 fly on Friday in a lifetime best.
Gunnar Bentz is one of a handful of swimmers who is doing junior/senior double duty this year. (Photo: Anne Lepesant)
This shot captured ominously a then 15-year-old Missy Franklin with her future coach Teri McKeever (right). Did Missy and the crew capture the #1 class ranking? (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
2013/2014 Open Water Swimming National Teams deep with talent. (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)
The final day of competition brings a few scratches, including Dana Vollmer and Amber McDermott. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)
Rachel Zilinskas (above) anchored the Germantown Academy 400 free relays to a new National High School Record. (Photo Courtesy: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)