The women’s splash-and-dash at the 2017 NCAA Championships brings a highly anticipated battle between Simone Manuel, Abbey Weitzeil, and Olivia Smoliga.
Ally Howe will lead things off on backstroke for Stanford.
Katie Ledecky’s dominance in the distance freestyles is already unquestionable, but swimming fans may see her take it to a whole new level once she’s tapered for the NCAA Championships.
Katie Ledecky is a heavy favorite to win the 500 and 1650 freestyles at NCAAs, but will she pick up a 3rd win in the 200 free?a
Purdue added yet one more diver on the final day of the Zone C Championships, finishing with 7 NCAA-invited divers.
The Purdue Boilermakers added another male and female diver to their respective NCAA rosters, hitting a nation-high 6 divers with NCAA eligibility.
The Indiana Hoosiers started out the Zone C Championships hot, qualifying 4 total divers for the NCAA Championships on day 1.
Marcelo Acosta, the 3rd seed at this year’s NCAA Championships in the 1650 free, is one of the success stories of the FINA scholarship program.
California, with swimmers like Stanford’s Grant Shoults, qualified 30 individual male swimmers – more than any other state – to NCAAs.
Texas senior Jack Conger, the top seed in the 200 fly, will be looking for his first individual national title in Indy.
Seeded first on the early NCAA psych sheets, the NC State Wolfpack will add one diver to their roster after the last day of the Zone B Diving Championships.
Virginia Tech added one male and one female diver to its NCAA rosters on the final day of NCAA Zone A’s championships. That was led by platform champ Thomas Shinholser.
5th at last year’s NCAA Championships, the Georgia Bulldog men will add a diving threat to their 2017 NCAA roster after Ian Forlini qualified on day 2 of the Zone B meet.
The Rutgers women went 1-2 on 1-meter while Pitt’s Dominic Giordano won the men’s 3-meter to lead day 2 in the NCAA Zone A dive meet.
Ryan Murphy and the Cal Golden Bears have the most individual swimmers of any team invited this year with 17.