NCAA Releases Division III Psych Sheets; Cut Lines Fall Much Differently Than Last Year

See the men’s unofficial qualifying list here.
See the men’s invited list by team here.
See the men’s alternate list here.

See the women’s qualifying list here.
See the women’s invited list by team here.
See the women’s alternate list here.

The NCAA has released the unofficial psych sheets for their Division III Championships that begin in about three weeks in Indianapolis, Indiana, and an overhaul of the automatic qualifying times and selection procedures has led to a huge increase in the number of invitees per individual event.

Last year, both men’s and women’s lines in most events fell right around the top 13 ranked swimmers; this was due largely to the fact that there were some events where a disproportionate number of swimmers made the Automatic Qualifying Time – including the men’s 100 fly, where there were 22 under the required 49.34.

This year, though, the NCAA greatly toughened those automatic qualifying marks (this year, nobody was under the NCAA Automatic Qualifying Time), and that created more invitee balance across the events. Interestingly, even with the new system, the ultimate “cut line” for invites in the men’s 100 fly fell almost at the same spot – 49.41 this year.

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Andrew Majeske
6 years ago

While Kenyon maxed out with 18 swimmers, not all went their way. Looks like Austin Caldwell missed out in the 100 free (A finalist last year in 100), and Alex Beckwith missed in the 100 breast (B finalist last year).

D3 Swim Fan
6 years ago

Alex Beckwith received an invite for the 200 breast so he can swim in two other individual events of his choosing, including the 100 breast. Austin Caldwell has the same option, however he is currently in 5 relays and 2 individual events. He will have to drop an event to add the 100 free so that he does not exceed the maximum of 7 events.

ole 99
6 years ago

Don’t think its going to matter that much given Rosenburg’s seed time, but shouldn’t Pavel Buyanov’s 100 breaststroke record have been removed from the books since he was stripped of his titles?

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