Team SwimSwam has been debating about who had the most impressive swim, but we have not been able to come to a consensus.
CSCAA Swimmer of the Year – Ryan Murphy – 200 Backstroke – NCAA Champiom – American/US Open/NCAA Record
The College Swimming Coaches Association of America hands out awards at the end of the NCAA Championships every year. The…
Tonight marks the first time in history that two swimmers went under 1:50 in the same 200 breaststroke race.
Murphy won the 200 backstroke with a final time of 1:36.77, breaking Lochte’s 200 backstroke American and US Open record from 2007 of 1:36.81.
Ranford finished with a final time of 14:34.22, breaking Jeff Kostoff’s 31 year old record of 14:38.22 from 1984.
The NCAA record holder and American record holder are set to face off in the 200 butterfly.
After the first two days of competition, Texas, California, and Michigan are locked in as the top 3 teams this year.
Will Licon posted the fastest time of the morning and is now the second swimmer in history to break 1:50 in the 200 breaststroke with his time of 1:49.54.
“It’s pretty exciting, I really needed that. I was able to move on after the first swim, the 500 wasn’t so good for me, but I was able to pass it on, move on, and came really strong with that 200 free. “
Kevin Cordes is the third breaststroker in history to win the 100 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships four years in a row.
This honor is given at each of the NCAA’s 89 championships to the student-athlete competing at the final championship site who has the highest GPA.
The 400 IM will be a fun battle between the defending champion and American record holder, Chase Kalisz, and Texas star Will Licon.
On paper, Texas is expected to score 91 points from the 100 butterfly alone. Without any DQ’s, the best they can do is pick up 95 points and the worst the can do is score 81 points.
The Longhorns will earn more points in the 100 butterfly than most other team will score in all of their events today…