2020 NCAA Women’s Division I Swimming Pre-Selection Psych Sheets Drop

2020 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships

The NCAA has released its psych sheets for the 2020 Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships, with cutlines to follow later this week.

See the full pre-selection NCAA Women’s psych sheets here

The pre-cut psych sheets don’t reveal who is invited to the meet, but do show which three events each athlete chose to enter for the NCAA Championships. The NCAA selection criteria is relatively complex, based on getting exactly 270 men and 322 women into the national championship meet. You can read the finer points of that selection criteria here, but the upshot is that the top 35 to 40 women in each event should earn an invite, while the top 28 to 33 men should be in line for invites.

Stay tuned to SwimSwam as we’ll be running the numbers ourselves and projecting the cut-line later on today. You can follow that and all the rest of our pre-NCAA Championships coverage in our event channel here.

Stanford will seek its fourth-straight NCAA title on the women’s side, with Cal looking like the chief challengers to knock off the Cardinal after finishing second for three years straight.

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swim4288
1 year ago

Interesting to see that Megan Byrnes in’t entered in the meet. Wonder why

Taa
Reply to  swim4288
1 year ago

when you are done you are done

swim4288
Reply to  Taa
1 year ago

Amen to that

dmswim
Reply to  Taa
1 year ago

Especially when you’re a distance swimmer. It’s one thing to swim a 50 when your heart’s no longer in it; it’s another to swim a mile. Best wishes to Megan and congrats on retirement (if that’s what she’s doing)!

Swamfan
Reply to  swim4288
1 year ago

Did she qualify for the meet?

Austinpoolboy
1 year ago

Interesting. Kelly Pash only entered in 200 free and 200 fly, correct? Not in 400im. Must be in all 5 relays

Ghost
Reply to  Austinpoolboy
1 year ago

It looks like 3 of of their 5 studs are only swimming 2 individual trying to maximize the relays.

Ervin
1 year ago

Standford relays not looking good.

dmswim
Reply to  Ervin
1 year ago

Stanford’s don’t either.

Ervin
Reply to  dmswim
1 year ago

wATch oUt wE goTZ dA gRAmmAR pATroL uP iN HeRE

Landrew
Reply to  Ervin
1 year ago

Think that’s the spelling patrol

dmswim
Reply to  Ervin
1 year ago

I have a badge and everything.

Wahooswimfan
1 year ago

What is the risk that no spectators will be allowed? I’ve heard it is being considered for basketball tournaments in the pandemic gets worse ( https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/02/sports/coronavirus-sports.html ) – Any chance it hits either the mens or womens NCAA meet?

Editor
Reply to  Wahooswimfan
1 year ago

That would be awful for the athletes. The NCAA crowd is one of the best.

Ghost
Reply to  Jack Spitser
1 year ago

Relatively…a good crowd for swimming. Awful for most sports! And I am a swimming geek but those are the facts. Check out the tv ratings as well for all ncaa sports.

distanceswammer
Reply to  Wahooswimfan
1 year ago

There were two cases reported in Fulton County, Georgia this morning on local news, although those two are quarantined/isolated. However with a lot of the women’s teams likely flying into Hartsfield-Jackson, one of the busiest airports with lots of international travelers, there could be a risk of some getting sick (which is a risk with any travel through airports). I personally think that there’s a lot of hysteria regarding COVID-19. Only high risk groups are those at similar risk for complications with the flu (a much more common strain of coronavirus)

Caleb
Reply to  distanceswammer
1 year ago

Influenza is not a strain of coronavirus.

distanceswammer
Reply to  Caleb
1 year ago

You’re right! My bad! Thanks for the fact check!

Justanarp
Reply to  distanceswammer
1 year ago

Atlanta’s ariport does not seem too concerned…not screening arriving passengers from many countries where the Covid-19 virus is more widespread – like Italy!

Zombie Apocalypse
Reply to  Wahooswimfan
1 year ago

Or, at least ban the Pac-12 since they held their conference championships almost across the street from the latest COVID-19 case in Federal Way.

SwimMom
Reply to  Zombie Apocalypse
1 year ago

30,000 deaths from the flu this year and no one talks about canceling meets. Less than 10 US deaths from Corona and everyone is losing their mind.

distanceswammer
Reply to  SwimMom
1 year ago

My point exactly!

meeeee
Reply to  SwimMom
1 year ago

For an entire host of public health reasons. New disease mutating quickly that we don’t know much about. Long incubation period and difficult to know who is sick. No vaccine, etc. Much different than the flu and it is the unknown right now that is very worrisome to the public health community.

Medical reasoning
Reply to  meeeee
1 year ago

Would like to present a nice presentation regarding Coronavirus recently disseminated to our medical staff. Reasonable precautions are warranted and no one can ever guarantee things but wanted to put this out from medical experts that can be shared. The most common symptoms are cold like symptoms. That being said “ at risk populations” …. preexisting lung disease, age, immunocompromised do carry greater risk. Please watch the presentation and while it gets technical at times it presents a logical approach to the problem. https://youtu.be/o-cisMCGyG4

Anonymous
Reply to  SwimMom
1 year ago

If everyone washes their hands more…we will all be in better shape. You’re not wrong:
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm
CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 32 million flu illnesses, 310,000 hospitalizations and 18,000 deaths from flu.
Mortality rate is currently .05625%. But with 32 million reported cases 9.8% of the US population has contracted it, so transmission is pretty aggressive in the US. This is with vaccines, Tamiflu, and basic flu knowledge.
Mortality rate for Corona is running approximately- 2%. If for some reason it matches the flu transmission rate that would be 640,000 deaths. This would also be without any vaccines and a lot… Read more »

meeeee
Reply to  Anonymous
1 year ago

yes, washing hands is a must. But it is likely an airborne transmission through respiratory droplets. Also there are cases in which there has been no known exposure. This is likely because of the extra long incubation period.

PsychoDad
Reply to  meeeee
1 year ago

Coronavirus is much more present than current (non)testing in USA indicated – hance “unknown origins.” Testing in coming days will show that. Although it is true that younger people are not in much danger, mortality rate is much much higher from this virus than from regular flu once among 50+ population. Unless, you do not think we should worry about your parents or grandparents, and older coaches that will be there, this should be taken very seriously but without panic. There is a big chance that NCAAs will be held without public.

Landrew
Reply to  PsychoDad
1 year ago

Mortality rate is higher because of inaccurate reporting as well, something like 80% of cases are mild. I think it’s quite an overreaction to cancel all public events over this.

Landrew
Reply to  Anonymous
1 year ago

2% mortality rate is almost certainly too high for the coronavirus – it is likely there are thousands of mild, unreported cases

Ervin
Reply to  SwimMom
1 year ago

THIS DID NOT AGE WELL!!!!!!!

JCO
1 year ago

Without diving, Virginia is seeded to score 374 points, Cal is projected at 272, and Stanford is seeded to score 195. Stanford needs to step up their relays or they may be in trouble

DeSorbo Effect
Reply to  JCO
1 year ago

Wahoos projected to thrash Coonskins even w/o our diving!

Tuffy & Cali looking shaky. Card nearly 200 pts behind LOL

BOOM!! Now hoos your daddy 🙂

Taa
Reply to  DeSorbo Effect
1 year ago

Cal and Stanford are not scoring less than 300 points. They may end up closer to 400 but I’ll wait for someone else to do a more detailed analysis. Virginia and Tennessee I would expect to come up short of their seeds but I’m not saying thats a sure thing

2 Cents
Reply to  Taa
1 year ago

Please tell me where Stanford will reach 300 points. They have 3 relays that are on the fringe of not even scoring, and only 1 seeded to make the A heat. Even if they over perform in relays, I can’t see them making more than 2 in the A final.

Honor
Reply to  DeSorbo Effect
1 year ago

Desorbo Effect-please look up the definition of sportsmanship and then display some.

swimgeek
Reply to  Honor
1 year ago

I think it’s schtick

DravenOP
Reply to  Honor
1 year ago

Its a troll. Its kind of the point.

Snarky
Reply to  Honor
1 year ago

Amen.

Armchair
Reply to  DeSorbo Effect
1 year ago

Last I checked, Tennessee thumped uva.

dmswim
Reply to  Armchair
1 year ago

Not defending Desorbo Effect here, but if you are referring to their dual meet this season, I think NCAAs is a lot different. At NCAAs, depth matters much less than how your top 4-5 swimmers perform.

2 Cents
1 year ago

What’s the latest on Weitzeil? Is she going to be good to go?

Brandi
1 year ago

One major factor in predicting outcomes for this meet is whether or not swimmers rested for their conference meets. Typically, those that do rest for conference have less than ideal NCAA performances (trying to double-taper at the end of the season). Most swimmers inside the expected invite cut-off that opted to swim conference unrested tend to have better NCAA performances. So, keep that in mind as you’re predicting team rankings.

Admin
Reply to  Brandi
1 year ago

I…I…I don’t even know how to respond to this.

Landrew
Reply to  Brandi
1 year ago

Do you have any actual data on this? Or is it pure speculation? I would certainly be interested to see if the time of year in which a swimmer gets an NCAA time correlates to NCAA performance, but I would think it probably doesn’t have that much of an effect

Bearly Breathing
Reply to  Brandi
1 year ago

Yes

Swimmer258
1 year ago

Does anyone know of any betting sites for college swimming or the olympics?

Admin
Reply to  Swimmer258
1 year ago

I’ve never seen any odds for college swimming. Probably not enough interest to be worth the risk – there’s an extreme imbalance of information in college swimming, and not any good way to check things like “the parents on the Stanford team all know who is swimming which relays, but everyone else doesn’t.”

Most European sportsbooks will take bets on the Olympic Games. If they’re not out yet, they will be as Tokyo approaches. We usually do a post when we find some, so keep an eye out.

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