2021 PAC-12 WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, February 24 – Saturday, February 27
- Campus Rec & Wellness Center, University of Houston, Houston, TX
- Defending Champion: Stanford (4x) (2020 results)
- Live Video
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheets
- Live results
- Day 1 Recap
- Day 2 Recap
- Day 3 Recap
- Day 4 Recap
Final Team Scores
- Cal, 1519.5
- Stanford, 1445
- UCLA, 1169
- USC, 1006
- Utah, 951.5
- Arizona, 827
- Washington State, 533
The 2021 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships came to a close in Houston, with the last two days a tight duel for the team title between Cal and 4-time defending champion Stanford. On the final day of competition, Cal pulled away from Stanford to win the 2021 team title and snap the Cardinals’ 4-year streak. This is now Cal’s 5th team championship title in conference history, the 2nd-most titles.
Cal had a dominant meet by winning 7 individual events, placing second in 10 events, and winning all 5 relays. Junior Izzy Ivey won Swimmer of the Meet thanks to her three individual Pac-12 titles earned throughout the meet: 100 fly (50.87), 100 back (51.13), 100 free (47.54). Freshman Isabelle Stadden and junior Alicia Wilson both earned two runner-up finishes and won and individual event, worth 88 points a piece. Stadden won the 200 back (1:50.83) on the final day while Wilson kicked things off on day one with her 200 IM win.
Senior Robin Neumann had a breakout performance in the 200 free final, winning her first Pac-12 title (1:43.40) after 11 A-finals and five 3rd-place finishes throughout her four years at this meet. Sophomore Rachel Klinker won the last individual event, the 200 fly (1:52.82), to distance the Bears away from the rest of the teams.
Sophomore Ayla Spitz, senior diver Briana Thai, sophomore Eloise Riley, 1650 free runner-up Sarah Dimeco, and double breaststroke runner-up junior Ema Rajic all scored more than 75 points towards Cal’s 1,519.50-point team total.
CAL SCORING BREAKDOWN
Scoring breakdown provided by Andrew Mering.
|Ivey, Izzy||JR||96||100 Fly||1||50.87||837||100 Back||1||51.13||797||100 Free||1||47.54||828|
|Stadden, Isabelle||FR||88||200 IM||2||1:55.80||766||100 Back||2||51.17||794||200 Back||1||1:50.83||797|
|Wilson, Alicia||JR||88||200 IM||1||1:53.65||840||400 IM||2||4:04.22||785||200 Back||2||1:52.67||743|
|Neumann, Robin||SR||86||500 Free||4||4:39.96||739||200 Free||1||1:43.4||803||100 Free||2||47.94||790|
|Klinker, Rachel||SO||82||500 Free||7||4:42.99||696||100 Fly||3||51.79||768||200 Fly||1||1:52.82||832|
|Spitz, Ayla||SO||81||500 Free||3||4:38.05||766||200 Free||2||1:44.1||772||200 Back||4||1:53.21||728|
|Thai, Briana||SR||78||1 mtr Diving||3||312.05||3 mtr Diving||4||315.45||Platform Diving||5||270.15|
|Riley, Eloise||SO||76.5||50 Free||2||22.24||742||200 Free||6||1:47.56||635||100 Free||5||48.77||717|
|Dimeco, Sarah||SO||76||500 Free||6||4:41.91||711||400 IM||6||4:12.67||655||1650 Free||2||16:06.45||676|
|Rajic, Ema||JR||73||200 IM||10||1:58.93||671||100 Breast||2||58.45||824||200 Breast||2||2:07.19||786|
|Garcia, Elise||JR||68.5||50 Free||7||22.32||728||100 Fly||9||52.78||700||100 Free||4||48.73||721|
|Harrison, Ali||SR||61||100 Fly||14||53.9||627||100 Breast||6||1:00.4||703||200 Breast||6||2:11.38||679|
|Laughlin, Tea||FR||55||200 IM||17||2:00.4||627||100 Back||4||52.51||711||200 Back||9||1:54.11||704|
|Gantriis, Emily||FR||45||50 Free||17||22.23||744||200 Free||7||1:47.61||633||100 Free||14||49.38||668|
|Haigh, Kayla||FR||26||1 mtr Diving||14||244.55||3 mtr Diving||18||217.35||Platform Diving||19||171.8|
|Tuck, Natalie||SR||25||200 IM||18||2:01.65||588||100 Breast||20||1:03.08||546||200 Breast||14||2:16.75||540|
|Allen, Mara||FR||22||500 Free||17||4:49.47||607||200 Free||14||1:49.05||575||100 Free||32||51.24||507|
|Skorus-Neely, Alexa||SR||22||200 IM||15||2:01.21||602||100 Breast||24||1:04.53||449||200 Breast||17||2:18.08||500|
|Graham, Cassie||SO||21||1 mtr Diving||21||204.15||3 mtr Diving||20||193.25||Platform Diving||15||187.35|
|Bailey, Elizabeth||SR||19||100 Fly||22||55.4||520||100 Back||23||56.65||447||200 Fly||13||2:02.68||494|
|Riley, Isabella||FR||8||50 Free||44||24.29||350||100 Back||20||55.99||495||200 Back||22||2:00.96||504|
|Davidson, Emma||SO||3||50 Free||34||23.53||509||100 Breast||22||1:03.89||493||100 Free||30||51.03||527|
Stanford still holds the most overall team titles with 23 while Arizona remains with the 3rd-most with four. In 2021, Stanford settled for second place by 74.5 points. Stanford’s last runner-up finish as a team came from the 2016 Pac-12s, where USC won their first Pac-12 team title.
All-Time Pac-12 Team Championship Titles
- 1st: Stanford — 23
- 2nd: Cal — 5
- 3rd: Arizona — 4
- 4th: UCLA — 2
- 5th: USC — 1
Earning 3rd place by 63 points were the UCLA Bruins, cracking the top three teams for the first time since 2006. Junior Claire Grover was part of a three-way tie for second in the 50 free, along with picking up a 4th-place finish in the 100 breast. Freshman Sam Baron also was an event runner-up in the 100 fly as well as swimming to 4th in the 200 fly. USC settled for fourth place this year with only 15 scoring athletes while UCLA had 25, contributing to the Bruins’ team finish.
Looking at UCLA’s history at the Pac-12 championships, the Bruins placed 3rd from 1987-1991, followed by runner-up finishes in 1992, 1993, 1995, and 1996. The Bruins didn’t place top-3 again until their 2001 and 2003 team titles and their 2004 runner-up finish. UCLA finished second as a team in 2006.
Utah took 5th place as a team over Arizona by 124.5 points, another noteworthy finish. Utah did not being competing in the Pac-12s until 2012. Their best team finishes were a three-peat 6th place from 2014-2016. At the 2021 meet, Utah has now beaten Arizona for the first time at this meet.