By the Numbers: Cal, Georgia Best-Represented NCAA Schools on 2014-2015 US National Team

Headlined by California Berkeley and the University of Georgia, twenty different NCAA teams will be have at least one representative that will compete on their squad for the upcoming college season on the 2014-2015 U.S. National Team.  The Bears (10 swimmers) and the Bulldogs (8) each have at least double the number of swimmers of every other team on the list.

Looking deeper at the list:

  • Overall, there are 43 athletes competing in the 2014-2015 NCAA season who made the team (19 men, 24 women)
  • Cal (6 men), Georgia (4) and Texas (3) are the only three teams with more than one male athlete
  • Cal (4 women) and Georgia (4), are the only two teams with more than two female athletes
  • The four “power conferences” in swimming (Big Ten, Pac 12, ACC, and SEC) all have at least three teams represented
  • Interestingly, the #3 (Florida), #4 (Michigan), and #6 (Auburn) teams from men’s NCAA’s a year ago don’t have a representative
  • Cal leads the way in total individual events qualified, with 18 different individual swims
  • The SEC, Pac 12, and Big Ten lead the way with five teams represented from each conference

To again clarify the National Team selection process: the top 6 athletes are selected in all Olympic events from the 2014 U.S. National Championships and 2014 Pan Pac Championships results combined.  Times from prelims and finals (A, B, or C) were all considered, but relay lead-offs, time trials, and swim-offs were not.

Full U.S. National Team roster here.

Men From NCAA Teams

Swimmer Event(s) College Team
Kevin Cordes 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke Arizona
Connor Green 200 backstroke Cal
Jacob Pebley 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke Cal
Janardan Burns 1500 freestyle Cal
Josh Prenot 200 breaststroke, 200 IM, 400 IM Cal
Ryan Murphy 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke Cal
Seth Stubblefield 50 freestyle Cal
Chase Kalisz 200 butterfly, 200 IM, 400 IM Georgia
Gunnar Bentz 400 IM Georgia
Jay Litherland 400 IM Georgia
Nic Fink 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke Georgia
Ben Colley 200 butterfly North Carolina
Jordan Wilimovsky 1500 freestyle, Open Water 10k Northwestern
DJ Macdonald 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke Ohio State
David Heron Open Water 10k Tennessee
Clay Youngquist 200 freestyle Texas
Jonathan Roberts 200 backstroke Texas
Matt Ellis 100 butterfly Texas
Reed Malone 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle USC

 Women From NCAA Teams

Swimmer Event(s) College Team
Kaylin Burchell 200 breaststroke Alabama
Cierra Runge 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle Cal
Elizabeth Pelton 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke Cal
Missy Franklin 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke Cal
Rachel Bootsma 100 backstroke Cal
Courtney Weaver 200 butterfly Georgia
Hali Flickinger 200 butterfly, 400 IM Georgia
Maddie Locus 50 freestyle Georgia
Olivia Smoliga 100 backstroke Georgia
Gia Dalesandro 100 butterfly Indiana
Tina Bechtel 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly Kentucky
Clara Smiddy 100 backstroke Michigan
Emma Reaney 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke Notre Dame
Lia Neal 100 freestyle Stanford
Simone Manuel 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle Stanford
Molly Hannis 200 breaststroke Tennessee
Lisa Bratton 200 backstroke Texas A&M
Katy Campbell 800 freestyle UCLA
Chelsea Chenault 200 freestyle USC
Kendyl Stewart 100 butterfly USC
Courtney Bartholomew 200 backstroke Virginia
Leah Smith 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle Virginia
Ivy Martin 50 freestyle Wisconsin
Eva Fabian Open Water 10k Yale

Breakdown By Team

Team Men’s Women’s Total
Cal 6 4 10
Georgia 4 4 8
Texas 3 0 3
USC 1 2 3
Tennessee 1 1 2
Stanford 0 2 2
Virginia 0 2 2
Northwestern 1 0 1
Ohio State 1 0 1
North Carolina 1 0 1
Arizona 1 0 1
Wisconsin 0 1 1
UCLA 0 1 1
Michigan 0 1 1
Texas A&M 0 1 1
Notre Dame 0 1 1
Alabama 0 1 1
Indiana 0 1 1
Kentucky 0 1 1
Yale 0 1 1
Total 19 24 43


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Janardan Burns from Cal also made the national team, placing 6th in the 1500m free. That gives Cal 6 undergrads

Jersey fan

What about jaeger?

Jersey fan – Jaeger is graduated.

So is Emma Reany, no?

Emma Reaney still has one year of eligibility remaining. Her trip to SwimMAC was for the summer, and she’s still listed on Notre Dame’s roster for 2014-2015.


The Dawgs did pretty well without Coach Bauerle on deck…..present swimmers and post grads. They were definitely hot this summer….way to keep it going.

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