2018 NAIA Women’s National Championships – Day 4 Ups/Downs

2018 NAIA National Championships – Women’s Meet

For those unfamiliar with swimming terminology, the concept of “Ups” and “Downs” is a good way to track which teams performed best at prelims. In prelims, swimmers qualify for one of two finals heats: the top 8 finishers make the A final, and places 9 through 16 the B final. In finals, swimmers are locked into their respective final, meaning a swimmer in the B heat (spots 9-16) can only place as high as 9th or as low as 16th, even if they put up the fastest or slowest time of any heat in the final.

With that in mind, we’ll be tracking “Ups,” and “Downs” after each prelims session. “Up” refers to swimmers in the A final, “Down” to swimmers in the B final.

Day 4

It was another strong morning for the Bees of the Savannah College of Art and Design. SCAD loaded up tonight’s final session with 8 up and 3 down, picking up 21 points over their psych sheet seedings. (It should be noted that we have not included the 1650 freestyle or the 400 free relay in those numbers, but we have included them in the calculations for final projected standings. The 1650 is especially problematic because seed times do not always correlate to final results.)

Olivet Nazarene and University of the Cumberlands both placed 4 up and 4 down to maintain their expected places in the final standings at second and third, respectively. Lindenwood-Belleville had an outstanding morning, with 3 freshmen making the A final of the 200 fly. With that performance, the Lynx are expected to move up a spot to 9th overall. ONU picked up 13 points, while College of Idaho was up 10.

Women’s Ups/Downs

Team A Finalists B Finalists
SCAD Savannah 8 3
Olivet Nazarene University 4 4
University of the Cumberlands 4 4
Lindenwood University-Belleville 4 1
Brenau University 2 3
Loyola University New Orleans 2 1
The College of Idaho 2 1
Lindsey Wilson College 2 0
Keiser University 1 4
West Virginia University – Tech 1 2
Union College 1 1
Thomas University 1 0
Asbury University 0 4
Bethel University 0 2
Columbia College 0 1
Indiana Wesleyan University 0 1

Women’s 200 Yard Backstroke

Team A Finalists B Finalists
Olivet Nazarene University 2 1
Lindenwood University-Belleville 1 1
SCAD Savannah 1 1
University of the Cumberlands 1 1
Brenau University 1 0
Loyola University New Orleans 1 0
Thomas University 1 0
Bethel University 0 1
Keiser University 0 1
The College of Idaho 0 1
West Virginia University – Tech 0 1

Women’s 100 Yard Freestyle

Team A Finalists B Finalists
SCAD Savannah 2 1
Lindsey Wilson College 2 0
Olivet Nazarene University 1 1
Union College 1 1
University of the Cumberlands 1 1
The College of Idaho 1 0
Asbury University 0 1
Bethel University 0 1
Indiana Wesleyan University 0 1
Keiser University 0 1

Women’s 200 Yard Breaststroke

Team A Finalists B Finalists
University of the Cumberlands 2 1
West Virginia University – Tech 1 1
Loyola University New Orleans 1 0
Olivet Nazarene University 1 0
The College of Idaho 1 0
Brenau University 0 2
Asbury University 0 1
Columbia College 0 1
Keiser University 0 1

Women’s 200 Yard Butterfly

Team A Finalists B Finalists
Lindenwood University-Belleville 3 0
SCAD Savannah 3 0
Brenau University 1 1
Keiser University 1 1
Asbury University 0 2
Olivet Nazarene University 0 2
Loyola University New Orleans 0 1
University of the Cumberlands 0 1

Projected Standings

Team Day 1 Actual Day 2 Actual Day 3 Actual Day 4 Prelims Final Projected Standings
SCAD Savannah 40 148 224 208 620
Olivet Nazarene University 32 159 187 127 505
University of the Cumberlands 34 134 101 122 391
Lindsey Wilson College 28 91 68 89 276
Keiser University 26 91 63 80 260
The College of Idaho 14 98.5 59 60 231.5
Loyola University New Orleans 30 71 68 57 226
Brenau University 22 42 62 59 185
Lindenwood University-Belleville 10 38 56 67 171
Asbury University 12 62 51 35 160
Union College 8 50.5 35 47 140.5
Indiana Wesleyan University 18 49 21 34 122
West Virginia University – Tech 24 35 29 30 118
Milligan College 4 31 29 18 82
St Ambrose University 0 37 37 0 74
Morningside College 2 26 15 20 63
Thomas University 6 2 13 23 44
Life University 0 2 17 0 19
Bethel University 0 9 0 3 12
Columbia College 0 0 3 6 9
Soka University of America 0 4 0 0 4

 

“The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics.

In 2000, the NAIA reaffirmed its purpose to enhance the character building aspects of sport. Through Champions of Character, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through five core values.”

 

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