2018 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 14th – Saturday, March 17th
- McCorkle Aquatic Pavillion — Columbus, OH
- Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (Eastern Time)
- Defending Champion: Stanford (results)
- Live stream: Wednesday/Thursday Prelims & Finals, Friday/Saturday Prelims / Friday/Saturday finals on ESPNU
- Championship Central
- Event-by-Event Previews
- Psych Sheet
- Live Results
When Greg Meehan took over the Stanford women’s swim program in the 2012-2013 NCAA season, he took over one of the most successful programs in NCAA history. It was a program, however, that hadn’t won a title since 1998 (though, in 2010 they came up just 2.5 points short).
5 years later in 2017, maybe a year later than expected after an early relay DQ upended the Cardinal’s 2016 title hopes, Meehan brought home his first NCAA women’s team title to the farm. This year, Stanford was unstoppable, sweeping the relays and finishing the meet a full 220 points ahead of second-place Cal. For that, he was named the Collegiate Swim Coaches’ Association of America (CSCAA) Division I Women’s Coach of the Year.
The Stanford women outperformed their already-historic 2017 year, scoring 593 points to last season’s 526.5 points. They also clearly hit their tapers outscoring the psych sheet by 65.5 points with five NCAA/American records.
We are living in an incredible era of college swimming with the Stanford women at the forefront, and they are poised to stay there for years into the future.