NCAA Division I Mid-Major

W. NCAA 800 Free Relay Roundup: Cal Swaps Out Weitzeil for Vredeveld

Weitzeil was a part of Cal’s 800 free relay at Pac-12s, but they swapped her out for Kristen Vredeveld at NCAAs. This could be because she’s more valuable on the other relays, but it’s noteworthy because of her health issues following the 200 free at Pac-12s.

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2017 Women’s NCAA Championships: Day 1 Scoring Analysis

Georgia and Louisville improved on their projected scores after the 800 free relay, while NC State and USC were bumped out of the top 10 on day 1.

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2017 W. NCAA Picks: 20-Points Aplenty In Women’s 200 Free Relay

If Stanford aims to complete a sweep of all five relays at NCAAs, the 200 free relay might be their toughest test. In a way, that’s good for the Cardinal, as it comes at the beginning of day 2, just the second swimming event of the meet. On the other hand, it could mean a big momentum swing that affects the remainder of the meet for every team in contention for the title.

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Final Team Predictions For 2017 Women’s NCAA Championships

We’ve previewed each individual event for the women’s NCAA Championships, now it’s time to turn our focus to the broader issue of the NCAA team champion. Here’s our final predictions of the top 25 in the NCAA finish order.

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2017 W. NCAA Picks: How Fast Can Stanford Go in the 800 Free Relay?

After breaking the NCAA and American Records at the Pac-12 Championships, the Stanford Cardinal squad is the overwhelming favorite to win the 800 free relay at the 2017 Women’s NCAA Championships.

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2017 W. NCAA Picks: Ledecky, Manuel Headline 200 Free

Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky are the heavy favorites, and both have already been 2 seconds faster than what it took to win the NCAA title last season.

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2017 W. NCAA Picks: Who Will Join Howe Under the 50-Second Barrier?

The favorite to win this race is Stanford’s Ally Howe, who broke Natalie Coughlin’s American Record and became the first woman to clear the 50 second barrier since 2002 at the 2017 Pac-12 Championships.

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2017 W. NCAA Picks: Eastin Chasing Ledecky’s 400 IM American Record

In the 400 IM, Eastin will look to take down the American Record of 3:57.68, which was set by teammate Katie Ledecky at last month’s Pac-12 Championships.

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2017 W. NCAA Picks: Smith to Challenge King in 200 Breast

King is the heavy favorite at this point, but Minnesota’s Kierra Smith, a Canadian Olympian, shouldn’t be counted out. With her killer back-half speed, Smith could possibly pull off an upset.

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2017 W. NCAA Picks: Stanford Stacked In 400 Free Relay

Simone Manuel will look to lead Stanford back to the top of the podium in the 400 free relay.

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2017 W. NCAA Picks: Weitzeil, Manuel, & Smoliga Face Off in 50 Free

The women’s splash-and-dash at the 2017 NCAA Championships brings a highly anticipated battle between Simone Manuel, Abbey Weitzeil, and Olivia Smoliga.

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2017 W. NCAA 400 Medley Relay Preview: Pac-12 Battle Brewing

Ally Howe will lead things off on backstroke for Stanford.

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2017 W. NCAA Picks: Ledecky VS. The Clock in 500 Free

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.

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It’s Here! The 2017 Women’s NCAA Pick ‘Em Contest is Here!

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

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One More Diver For Purdue On Day 3 of Zone C Champs

Purdue added yet one more diver on the final day of the Zone C Championships, finishing with 7 NCAA-invited divers.

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