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

  6 Braden Keith | February 26th, 2014 | College, NCAA Division III, News

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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Not true – the difference is that far fewer teams (I think 5) had relays this year, making the number of relay swimmers less, thus increasing the number of individual entries

Not true on the A cut. CMS freshman Williams was under 2 A cuts in his backstroke! Far FEWER athletes were under, though.

^^In addition to that, why isn’t Turk’s 50 free time updated?

He was 19.3 at Kenyon in 2012 but the record says 19.7 2010. I could understand Rosenburg’s because if you don’t do the time at the NCAA meet then you have to apply for it to be considered a record and maybe Denison just assumed he would be faster at NCAA’s so why bother, but Turk did his time at NCAA’s.

His 100 free from 2012 is there but not the 50…

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