NCAA Reveals Psych Sheets, Cutlines for 2022 NCAA DI Women’s Championships

2022 NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • March 16-19, 2022
  • McAuley Aquatic Center, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
  • Short Course Yards (SCY), Prelims/Finals

The NCAA has released its official psych sheets (along with the invite line) for the 2022 Women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The meet itself takes place later this month, from March 16-19 in Atlanta, Georgia at Georgia Tech’s McAuley Aquatic Center.

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In total, there will be 322 participants at this year’s championships, which will be made up of 281 swimmers and 41 divers. Divers will be determined following the Zones, which will be held March 7-9.

We hit the projected cutline and alternates right on the money yesterday. The tiebreak for alternates with the same ranking is a comparison of the swimmer’s time to the NCAA A cut, with the swimmer who is the closest to the A cut in their event (based on a percentage of the total seconds) getting first priority.

See our previous coverage:

Top seeds by event:

  • 500 free – Lia Thomas (Penn) – 4:34.06
  • 200 IM –  Alex Walsh (Virginia) – 1:52.38
  • 50 free – Kate Douglass (Virginia) – 21.00
  • 400 IM – Brooke Forde (Stanford) – 4:00.76
  • 100 fly – Torri Huske (Stanford) – 49.43
  • 200 free – Lia Thomas (Penn) – 1:41.93
  • 100 breast – Sophie Hansson (NC State) – 56.72
  • 100 back – Regan Smith (Stanford) – 49.23
  • 1650 free – Kristen Stege (Tennessee) – 15:42.37
  • 200 back – Regan Smith (Stanford) – 1:48.91
  • 100 free – Gretchen Walsh (Virginia) – 46.86
  • 200 breast – Kate Douglass (Virginia) – 2:03.14
  • 200 fly – Regan Smith (Stanford) – 1:50.99
  • 800 free relay – Stanford – 6:50.21
  • 200 free relay – Virginia – 1:24.47
  • 400 medley relay – Virginia – 3:22.34
  • 200 medley relay – Virginia – 1:31.81
  • 400 free relay – Virginia – 3:08.22

Alternates:

  1. Olivia Harper (Tennessee) 100 BK – 52.47
  2. Aela Janvier (Southern California): 200 BK – 1:53.98
  3. Rosie Zavaros (Florida): 400 IM – 4:11.93
  4. Katharine Foley (NC State): 1650 FR – 16:17.05
  5. Melinda Novoszath (South Carolina): 200 FL – 1:56.15
  6. Kate McCarville (Tennessee): 500 FR – 4:43.10
  7. Emilia Sansome (Georgia): 100 BK – 52.49
  8. Jade Hannah (Southern California): 200 BK – 1:53.99
  9. Madelyn Moore (Northern Colorado): 50 FR – 22.17
  10. Ally Larson (Northwestern): 200 FR – 1:45.51

Tennessee’s Oliva Harper is the first swimmer out. Both Tennessee and USC have a pair of swimmers in the top 10 alternates.

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Nonrevhoofan
6 months ago

Every time to make the meet was faster than last year – not surprising due to 1) 5th year Seniors; 2) ASU and the Ivies participating; 3) less disruption from COVID. Five events (50/100 Free, 100 Back, 100/200 Breast) have the fastest invite cut lines in history. I’ll let you draw whatever conclusions you wish to (but I will note that 200/500 Free is not on this list).

Brandi
6 months ago

Two alternate swimmers are not getting an invite as a result of Lia Thomas’s eligibility – Kate McCarville from Tenn (500 fr) and Ally Larson from Northwestern (200 fr). How will the invites change if Lia is no longer eligible after testosterone lab results are in? Will invites be extended to these athletes or will they invite the first 2 alternates on the list?

Not-so-Silent Observer
Reply to  Brandi
6 months ago

There is only one spot… So no. Not both. Lia is only taking one invite spot.

I’ll also add, she earned her spot. Just like everyone else

Last edited 6 months ago by Not-so-Silent Observer
Admin
Reply to  Brandi
6 months ago

That’s false. Lia only occupies one spot.

Swammer3
6 months ago

Does anyone know when you can buy tickets for a single night of NCAAs? Looks like for now you can only buy for all sessions and the seats are pretty lousy

Marklewis
6 months ago

Cal has been in the top 5 teams at NCAAs for the past 15 consecutive years.

They have 13 swimmers on the psych sheets, but most are far down the seedings.

The projected scoring has them in 9th, so their work is cut out for them to keep the streak going.

HOO love
6 months ago

hoos hoos hoos

Mnswim
6 months ago

I thought Notre Dame had two swimmers qualify?

Admin
Reply to  Mnswim
6 months ago

🤷. They did not. If you can point me to where you saw that, I can see where the confusion might lie.

Mnswim
Reply to  Braden Keith
6 months ago

Didn’t Coleen Gillilan Have a 51.92 in the 100 fly? At ACC

Last edited 6 months ago by Mnswim
Nonrevhoofan
Reply to  Mnswim
6 months ago

She did, but for some reason ND did not enter her.

Mnswim
Reply to  Nonrevhoofan
6 months ago

Interesting!

Random123
Reply to  Mnswim
6 months ago

did she not enter the meet? also should have qualified in 200 fly with 1:55.02

OHSwammer
6 months ago

How does the relay selection work? Didn’t Akron have relays on the pre selection sheet that are gone now? They have 3 swimmer qualified so not sure what’s going on there.

ArtVanDeLegh10
Reply to  OHSwammer
6 months ago

Need an A cut. They missed it by .01.

Greg
Reply to  ArtVanDeLegh10
6 months ago

The pre-cut list had all relays listed as “A” cut. I was confused as well as coach communicated they missed by .01 yet the list indicated otherwise. The updated list is correct.

Greg
Reply to  Greg
6 months ago

Per my earlier comment.

https://swimswam.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/2022_pre-selection-entries.pdf

Basically misleading or a mistake.

USA
6 months ago

It’s entirely possible that a 57 won’t make the A final in the 100 breast. Three years ago, 58.9 was 6th out of prelims.

Last edited 6 months ago by USA
jablo
Reply to  USA
6 months ago

you mean a 58? i think a 57 will still make A final when 8th seed is 57.9 lmao

AndySUP
Reply to  jablo
6 months ago

I think they mean you will see a 57 end up in the B final. Maybe that is the logical side of me reading it wrong.

USA
Reply to  jablo
6 months ago

I said it’s possible, doesn’t mean it will happen. The top 9 seeds have all been under 58, and with how deep the field is, I don’t think anybody will be holding back in prelims. It will be a dog fight for those last couple spots.

snarky
Reply to  USA
6 months ago

About 25% of swimmers improve at NCAAs. My rule of thumb is go to 16th place in the psych sheets and that will be your top 8 time.

Not-so-Silent Observer
Reply to  USA
6 months ago

I would agree.

I read this as someone might swim a 57.anything and still miss out on making the A final. Of which I whole heartedly agree.