Virginia’s Class of 2019 / 2023 has been outstanding, with four top-20 recruits all scoring as sophomores and Kate Douglass winning a national title.
The Cavaliers picked up 6 A-finalists this morning, flexing their depth in the 200 breast, led by #2 Alex Walsh, #3 Ella Nelson, and #6 Alexis Wenger.
NC State won their second relay title ever with the third-fastest time ever in the 200 medley relay tonight at the 2021 NCAA Championships.
BAMA’s White and NC State’s Berkoff tied for the top 100 back prelims spot. UVA also holds top seeds in the 4IM (Nelson), 1FL (Douglass), and 2FR (Madden).
NC State junior Sophie Hansson broke her own ACC record and moved into a tie for #3 all-time, with her 57.23 win in tonight’s 100 breast.
Cavalier Alex Walsh is the big favorite in the 200 IM as we head into Day 2 finals at the Women’s NCAA Championships.
The time has finally come for the first non-Lilly King 100 BR NCAA champion to be crowned in 2021. NC State’s Sophie Hansson looks to be the best candidate.
Over 97% of readers think Alex Walsh will win the 200 IM as a freshman at the 2021 Women’s NCAA Championships.
The 400 medley relay is seeded to be a very tight race at the top, with the 4 top seeds all entering at 3:26.
The clear-cut top two teams in the field are from the ACC, with Virginia leading the way, and NC State firmly in 2nd.
Meanwhile, NC State, Virginia and Georgia each have two women with ‘A’ cuts in this event, and the majority of the top seeds are underclassmen.
Kate Douglass will swim the 50 free, 100 free, and 100 fly individually at the 2021 NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships.
This morning, Kate Douglass will swim the 100 free over the 200 breast. The prelims of the 200 back and 200 fly will also take place.
Kate Douglass anchored 46.66 on the 400 medley relay to secure UVA another ACC relay title and conference record. The next fastest split was a 48.16.
Watch UVA’s Kate Douglass and Paige Madden and NC State’s Sophie Hansson and Katharine Berkoff defend their ACC titles and more videos from day 3.