NCAA champions Mallory Comerford of Louisville and Andreas Vazaios of NC State highlight the 2019 All-ACC Academic Swimming and Diving Teams as the Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
The story of this year’s NCAA championships was the performance of Cal’s sophomores.
Our recruiting class ranks for the current crop of graduating seniors, all the way back in 2015: #1 Texas, #2 Cal, #3 USC. How did those classes (and the rest of our top 12) turn out after four years? And what would a revised top 12 list look like? We have the answers – and the data – here.
Just how close did #1 Andrew Seliskar and #2 Townley Haas end up over their careers? And you might be shocked to know just how many developmental sprint talents flourished from outside our top 20 ranks in the boy’s high school class of 2015.
NC State’s Andreas Vazaios used some massive underwaters to defend his 200 fly title and give NC State its first event win of the meet in the very last individual event
Five more Texas pool records were broken on the final day of the 2019 Men’s NCAA Championships, leaving only four records untouched after the four days of competition.
This year was all about 2nd chances for 1st times
The highlight might be the 200 breast, where 200 IM/200 free champ Andrew Seliskar goes up against 100 breast champ (and defending 200 breast champ) Ian Finnerty of Indiana.
In an effort to defend his 2018 title, NC State’s Andreas Vazaios swam the 5th-fastest 200 fly in history.
Night 4 at defied expectations. There was only one place in the top 4 in any of the 5 individual events that was picked correctly by more than 50% of entries
Cal’s Andrew Seliskar has always been a versatile force to be reckoned with, but until 2 days ago, he had never won an individual NCAA title.
The big showdown of the day is probably Andrew Seliskar vs. Ian Finnerty in the 200 breast. Seliskar is 2-for-2 in wins and the favorite for Swimmer of the Meet, but needs to avenge a loss to Finnerty last year to remain perfect in his individuals this week.
Cal had a huge morning, with top qualifying spots in 3 of 5 swimming events. That includes Andrew Seliskar, searching for his first-ever individual NCAA title after becoming the fifth man ever under 1:40 in the 200 IM this morning.
How did your picks perform on Day 2? Did you beat your friends?
Seliskar turned heads as he missed Caeleb Dressel’s American Record by just a hundredth.