Video Produced by Coleman Hodges.Reported by Tony Carroll.
Several teams made big moves up relative to the psych sheet were made on the first day of the 2015 Women’s NCAA Championships. Georgia, Stanford, Texas A&M, Louisville, Arizona, North Carolina, and Kentucky all made improvements from their predicted, even if some of those improvements came from diving. Arizona picked up 20 from diving and Stanford and Kentucky each picked up 17.
California is still close to their predicted score after the first day of the meet. They are only 1 point below their seeded scoring with 163 points on the day.
Georgia coach Jack Baurle mentioned this about his team’s performance today:
“We were really particularly happy with the 500s, and we had two young ladies that really didn’t do much at all last year – Hali Flickinger didn’t even swim in the event, she swam in the 200 IM and did not score. That was pretty neat. And then Jordan [Mattern], she hadn’t swum that the last two years, and that was a 4:36.
The three IM-ers did a job. They were not seeded to score in the top 16 so we were happy about that this morning. I think Annie [Zhu] ran out of a little gas today, she had three 200 IMs today and the relays.
Just a job well done. Cal’s a great team, Stanford’s a great team. Heck, there are a lot of great teams here. I’m proud of our 50 ladies too."