2017 NCAA Division III Women: Scoring Psych Sheet – Emory Looks Tough to Beat

Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships

  • March 15-18, 2017
  • CISD Natatorium, Shenandoah, Texas
  • Prelims 10 AM, Finals 6 PM – U.S. Central Time Zone (GMT -6 currently)
  • Event schedule
  • Real-time results – diving
  • Real-time results – swimming
  • Video link (expected to be available when meet starts)
  • Championship Central

We begin our annual exercise of scoring out the NCAA Division III psych sheets with the women’s meet, which is to be held March 15-18 at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas. The NCAA Division III Championships are being hosted jointly by The City of Shenandoah and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. (We have scored the men’s psych sheet here.)

244 swimmers from 44 teams have been selected to compete at the Division III women’s meet. Kenyon and Emory lead the way with 17 swimmers each, while Denison, NYU, and Williams all have 13. Emory won its seventh consecutive NCAA Division III title in 2016, by a margin of 84 points over Kenyon. The Eagles won all five relays and 2 individual events. Emory returns a good number of last year’s big point-scorers, including Julia Wawer, Fiona Muir, Cindy Cheng, and Annelise Kowalsky, amongst others. Moreover, all five of Emory’s 2017 relays come in with either the #1 or #2 time in Division III.

Williams will give try to unseat Emory with a lot of returning firepower: Emma Waddell, Megan Pierce, Olivia Jackson, Lauren Jones, and Alison McNamara. Kenyon will give chase with a fairly young squad, led by sophomores Marysol Arce, Hannah Orbach-Mandel, Abigail Wilson, and Delaney Ambrosen, and junior Julia Wilson. An extremely young Denison squad (9 of the 13 swimmers selected are freshmen) will try to rise to the top, led by veterans Carolyn Kane, Shanny Lin, and Campbell Costley, as well as newcomer Katherine Kustritz. Denison’s NCAC rival

While we cannot yet add estimated diving point to our totals, we can remind readers that last year, Ithaca (37), Hope (36), Kenyon (34), and SUNY Fredonia (33) all scored over 30 points in the two diving events, while Trinity (29), Wellesley (23), and Centre (22) put up strong numbers, too.

Here is the psych sheet scored –without diving– for the 2017 NCAA Division III Women’s Championships:

Team Projected Score*
Emory 496
Williams 404
Kenyon 388
Denison 323
NYU 179
Washington (MO) 176
St. Thomas 132
Bates 127
Chicago 118
MIT 115
Johns Hopkins 99
Washington & Lee 90
Connecticut 83
Amherst 73
Wisconsin-Eau Claire 72
Claremont 51
Calvin 51
Wheaton (IL) 46
Bowdoin 43
Pomona-Pitzer 36
DePauw 35
Illinois Wesleyan 34
Carnegie Mellon 33
Middlebury 31
Ithaca 28
Whitman 26
Wesleyan 26
RPI 25
Gustavus Adolphus 20
Grove City 20
Ursinus 20
Stevens 19
Springfield 18
Carleton 17
Trinity (TX) 16
Mount Union 15
Birmingham Southern 13
Kalamazoo 11
Mary Washington 9
Tufts 7
Rose-Hulman 7
William Smith 7
Union (NY) 6
Rhodes 5
St. Olaf 4
Cal Lutheran 4
Wisconsin-Whitewater 3
Wheaton (MA) 2
SUNY Geneseo 2

*does not include 310 diving points

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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