2017 FINA WORLD SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Sunday, July 23rd – Sunday, July 30th
- Budapest, Hungary
- LCM (50m)
- Full Competition Schedule
- Meet Info
- Psych Sheets
- Omega Results
- Pick ’em Contest
- Event-by-Event Previews
15 different NCAA programs have current swimmers or alums with a medal just three days into the 2017 World Championships, led by Stanford, which has 5 medals, all gold.
Katie Ledecky won her third medal of the meet (and her record-setting 12th medal overall) with an easy win in the 1500 free. That pushes Stanford to 5, one ahead of Auburn.
The current NCAA Cal-Texas rivalry keeps right on chugging, as both schools hit their third medal of the meet so far. Ryan Murphy took bronze and Kathleen Baker silver in their respective backstroke races, while Texas got its third medal from Townley Haas: silver in the 200 free. Those two schools sit tied for third overall with Louisville, which racked up 3 medals in the first two days, though none today.
Lilly King‘s win in the 100 breast puts Indiana at two medals, both gold, and a handful of new schools joined the list today – a few of them names you might not expect.
Northwestern (Matt Grevers) and Columbia (Katie Meili) now account for a pair of silvers, proving that talented swimmers can flourish outside of established NCAA contenders.
NCAA PROGRAM MEDAL TABLES
Note: in compiling these numbers, we’re using the strict definition of “current swimmer or alumnus.” To count towards these numbers, an athlete must have competed for the college program in question. We’re not including commits, nor are we including swimmers who train out of a certain university without directly competing for that college’s NCAA program. So, for example, Bruno Fratus doesn’t count for Auburn (he’s trained there but never competed at the college level), Zane Grothe doesn’t count for Indiana (he trains there now, but swam for Auburn throughout college) and Michael Phelps wouldn’t count for Michigan (anyone remember that? A good illustration of why our definition leaves a lot less weird gray area).
Note #2: We’re also counting total medals, not total event medals (as is typically done in medal counts). So instead of the men’s 4×100 free relay counting as one gold medal (like it would in a traditional medal table), we’re counting each individual swimmer’s college affiliations, if any. So Brazil’s male 4×100 free relay actually counts as two golds for Auburn: one for Cesar Cielo and another for Marcelo Chierighini. And while this could certainly be debated, we’re also counting prelims swimmers. So the U.S. women’s 4×100 free relay counts as three medals for Stanford (Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel in the final and Lia Neal in prelims) and two for Louisville (Kelsi Worrell and Mallory Comerford) along with one for Georgia (Olivia Smoliga in prelims).
All that said, think of these lists as a tally of total medals won by all members and alums of each NCAA program.