26 swimmers from 21 programs across 12 mid major conferences qualified for the 2022 Women’s DI NCAAs.
The Akron Zips are officially back kn top in the MAC, reclaiming the conference crown after a dominant day 4 performance.
Maier downed the MAC meet and conference records with the performance, shattering the previous mark of 4:11.30 she set last year as a freshman.
Akron got out to the start they wanted in their effort to reclaim the MAC title, winning both relays on night one of the meet last night in Bowling Green.
Akron senior Sarah Watson will help the Zips in their pursuit of reclaiming the MAC title after falling seven points shy in 2021 to Buffalo.
This night was particularly special for Ian Walsh, as the graduating seniors were the first to have had him as head coach in all four years of college.
Akron’s Sarah Watson, an NCAA All-American in the 200 IM and 100 fly, has entered the transfer portal with the intention to swim her fifth year elsewhere.
Daisy Platts, a rising senior at Bowling Green State, is exploring options to transfer and use her 5th year of eligibility next season.
Bowling Green State University has received a verbal commitment from mid-distance free and backstroker Ashley Fryer for its class of 2026.
Miami freshman Nicole Maier hit a 4:39.96 in the 500 free at MACs, a time that would have placed her 7th and made her the highest-finishing freshman at NCAAs.
In all, 7 swimmers from last weekend’s conference meets swam under the invite times from this year.
The 2021 Women’s MAC Championships appeared to be heading towards a dramatic finish all weekend, and, oh boy, did it deliver.
The Zips lead Buffalo by an ultra-slim 12 points margin with one day to go, marking the toughest fight Akron has had since they began the win streak in 2014.
Watson posted a 1:56.42 to win the MAC title in the 200 IM for a 3rd-straight year, and pick up Akron’s 5th-straight title in the event.
Futures qualifier Lily Kaiser has signed an NLI to swim at Bowling Green State beginning in the fall of 2021.