CSCAA Names 100 Greatest Women’s Swimmers & Divers

by SwimSwam 13

November 09th, 2021 College, News

Courtesy: CSCAA

A total of 642 titles. That is the number of individual NCAA and NAIA championships won by members of the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association’s (CSCAA) 100 Greatest Swimmers & Divers of the past century. The selections were made as a part of the CSCAA’s 100th year celebration.

Nearly three thousand athletes were nominated, with blue-ribbon panel of current and former college swimmers, coaches, and members of the media making selections from a list of 973 finalists. Eighty-seven swimmers and thirteen divers were selected. They hail from twenty-eight states and thirteen countries. Highlights of the selections include 12 members of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and 59 Olympians.

Founded in 1922, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), is the nation’s first organization of college coaches. The mission of the CSCAA is to advance the sport of swimming and diving with coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy, and professional development.

The CSCAA’s 100th birthday celebration will continue with upcoming announcements recognizing Centennial MVP’s for each team along with a listing of the 100 Greatest Coaches, 100 Alumni of Impact. The anniversary will culminate with the Association’s convention and awards banquet, May 2-4, 2022 in Rosemont, Illinois.

The CSCAA100 list of Greatest College Swimmers and Divers is listed below in alphabetical order. For profiles on each selection visit

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7 months ago

No beisel?

Reply to  Brian
7 months ago

2 individual NCAA titles and not a lot of big relay contributions.

Great swimmer for sure, but there’s a handful of others omitted who I think are on the list in front of her.

7 months ago

Multiple NCAA titles
NCAA Swimmer of the Year
Broke Janet Evans’ 18-year old NCAA record in the 500 free, which was the oldest record on the books
Won the Honda Sports Award for Swimming

How did they leave Caroline Burckle off this list?

Mike Anderson
7 months ago

3 NCAA Titles by Limin Liu of Nevada

7 months ago

It’s wild that swimmers like Erika Brown or Maggie Mcniel didn’t make this list

Reply to  SwimFan76
7 months ago

They didn’t consider Maggie because she’s still swimming

East Coast Dominance
7 months ago

No Maggie MacNeil?

Reply to  East Coast Dominance
7 months ago

I believe they didn’t consider active collegiate swimmers.

Reply to  Braden Keith
7 months ago

That’s stupid. How is the list considered accurate then

7 months ago

They should’ve done a separate list for diving rather than include them among the swimmers.

7 months ago

How does Breeja Larson make the list with 2 NCAA title’s over someone like Jessica Hardy who had 4?

Old Retired Guy
7 months ago

I got all the way to the last column before I saw “Dara Torres”. Okay, I was getting worried there for a short bit, but now I’m happy. All the other names on the list are impressive, but yes, Dara Torres — that is all.

Reply to  Old Retired Guy
7 months ago

You do know it was in alphabetical order.