Stanford Women Win 2016 Collegiate Synchro Title

While the Texas Longhorns and Georgia Bulldogs were off winning the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships in Atlanta, Georgia, the University of Florida’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center was playing host to another collegiate aquatics championship: the 2016 U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Championships.

While many athletics departments have their synchro teams aligned among their other varsity sports programs, it’s not yet a recognized NCAA sport. Instead, this annual event is organized by USA Synchro – the sport’s national governing body and equivalent of USA Swimming – who recognizes 21 varsity programs.

Over the four-day meet that concluded on Saturday, the Stanford Cardinal came away with the overall team title, beating-out their primary rivals the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Final Team Standings

Stanford University 1 98.0
The Ohio State University 2 92.0
University of the Incarnate Word 3 75.0
University of Florida Gator Synchro 4 59.0
University of Arizona 5 55.0
Wheaton College 6 53.0
University of Minnesota 7 35.5
Boston University Synchro Swim 8 29.5
University of Pennsylvania 9 21.0
College of William & Mary 10 20.0
University of Richmond 11 18.0
University of Central Florida SynchroKnights 12 16.0
University of Michigan 13 13.0
Arizona State University 14 12.0
Carleton College 15 5.5
Miami University Marlins 16 5.0

For complete event-by-event results, click here.

Competition Video

Below, see videos for each of the four disciplines of synchro, courtesy TakeItLive.





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