The NCAA has posted the “unofficial” invited psych sheets for the 2014 NCAA Division II Championships. These lists are culled much earlier than the Division I and Division III championships, because they are the first meet to fire off: D2’s are just over two weeks away, running from March 12th to 15th at the SPIRE Institute near Cleveland.
Division II makes its cuts for “invited” swimmers at a much lower line than the rest of the divisions. This year, it fell between lines 12 and 13, meaning that some very highly-ranked swimmers had to rely on optional entries to earn their trip to the meet.
Regardless, the entries are completed, and for those not familiar with Division II swimming – note that swimmers can have 4 individual entries at this meet. Of course, some swimmers are still over-entered – like Queens’ Matthew Josa, who is currently listed in 5 events (these are the things that make these lists ‘unofficial’ in nature). Division II allows coaches to enter athletes in up to 5 events pre-meet and then scratch one on race day to get to 4.