Official Psych Sheets released for 2014 Division I Women’s NCAA Championship Meet

The official psych sheets for the women’s DI NCAA Championships dropped today, with the 281 invited swimmers now officially announced. Here are all the important links:

As we predicted in our unofficial analysis of the pre-cut psych sheets yesterday, the top 39 times will receive invites in each event, a very slight increase from a year ago.

The national championships will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in just over two weeks – the first events kick off on the morning of March 20th.

We’ll have plenty more analysis of these entries to follow, but for now, here’s a brief look at the schools with double-digit invitees. Defending champions Georgia lead the NCAA with 17, just one shy of the maximum squad size for swimmers.

Keep in mind that divers have yet to be added to these totals. Divers will officially qualify for the NCAA Championships at Zone competitions to be held next week.

School Athletes
Georgia 17
California 16
Texas A&M 16
Florida 14
Virginia 13
Southern California 11
Indiana 11
Tennessee 10
UNC 10
Stanford 10

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Peter
7 years ago

Were there any schools who hit the Qualifying Standard for a relay, but had no individual swimmer?

Admin
Reply to  Peter
7 years ago

Peter – nope, not this year. All relays had an invited swimmer. You’re much, much more likely to see that happen on the men’s side, because of the relatively fewer number of swimmers who are taken in each event. If 17-20 women’s relays hit the Qualification Standards, but 39 hit the invite line in each event, you’re much more likely to not have that problem than the men, where there’s 20+ relays in everything (the one I have open is 400 medley, where there’s 23 without Pac-12) but only 29 or 30 in each individual event.

Make sense?

SwimBor
Reply to  Braden Keith
7 years ago

What about New Mexico and UNLV in the 200 Medley Relay? Both had A cuts but are not on the invited relay list

SwimBor
Reply to  Jared Anderson
7 years ago

In the original uncut psych sheet both were listed with ‘A’ cuts under the 200 Medley Relay.

jman
Reply to  Braden Keith
7 years ago

Yes, makes sense to me and like several other matters this week makes me hate the NCAA even more. Very sexist to not invite as many men and crappy to have such a small meet in general.

chitownfan
7 years ago

For those attending the meet at the Minnesota Aquatic Center, how do you find out which section your team and fans are to occupy? Minnesota ticket office has not been helpful thus far in this regards. Please advise.

John Sampson
Reply to  chitownfan
7 years ago

I went a couple of years ago for big tens and they had signs by each section for where the fans would be. Each session the team rotated spots so that one school did not have a better view for the entire me. Idk if it will be the same because of more teams at NCAA.

chitownfan
Reply to  John Sampson
7 years ago

Thanks, John.

SwimBor
7 years ago

Sorry, saw the ‘A’ next to the team name and thought that meant ‘A’ cut.

Todd
7 years ago

How do they do the alt. list?

Admin
Reply to  Todd
7 years ago

Todd – closest to the NCAA Championship Record among those on the 40 line not already invited. Closest determined by percentage, not just raw time difference.

duckduckgoose
7 years ago

What’s the latest date for schools to add relay-only swimmers?

baboonski
7 years ago

any analysis on scores based on seeds?

spirith20
7 years ago

Naive question. If an athlete has an A time and is above the 39 line and also has a B cut below the 39th line, can that that also swim the event they have the B time/event?

Admin
Reply to  spirith20
7 years ago

spirith20 – correct. Only those times “below the line” are shown where the athlete has an A time already.

swimfan
Reply to  Braden Keith
7 years ago

so, if I understand correctly, if a swimmer’s highest event rank is 39th, qualifying her for the meet, does she get to swim another event in which she has a B cut, even if it is under the cut off line? Or are the only ones who that option those who have the solid A cut?

Admin
Reply to  swimfan
7 years ago

The first one you proposed.

TheTroubleWithX
Reply to  Braden Keith
7 years ago

In the above scenario, at what point do swimmers have to finalize events? Are they stuck with whatever three events they entered for purposes of selection and the psych sheet? Or if Missy Franklin looks at the psych sheet tonight and decides that she’d really rather swim the 200 IM (for which she has a B cut) instead of the 500, can she still make that change? And if so, is that a situation where one of the alternates in the 500 now gets to swim?

Admin
Reply to  TheTroubleWithX
7 years ago

No. That’s what the preselection sheets were – everyone had to declare their three events before anybody saw anybody’s, and once those preselection sheets came out, they were locked in.

Todd
7 years ago

I am new to the college swiiming seen so please correct me when I inevitably make an errant comment and I will not take it personally.

The official psych list came out and I have some questions. They show top 39 who I am assuming are definetly swimming that event. But then there is a serrated line w “invited” underneath. Are these swimmers below the top 39 definetly swimming the event?

And how do they determine the invitees?

I understand that Giving all the relay swimmers automatic spots if they have a b cut was problematic, and should be eliminated. But, why do they then get penalized? Why don’t the fastest swimmers in each event (that are at the meet… Read more »

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