It was a big day for the ACC – Virginia and NC State lead the nation with 4 A-finalists apiece on day 2 of the women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
Houston won their 5th-straight AAC championship title this weekend, clearing runner-up SMU by 255.5 points.
Tulane senior Kate McDonald had a huge swim in the 100 breast, winning the race decisively.
The University of Florida 9th-straight SEC Championship in men’s swimming & diving highlighted a wild night around the country in college swimming.
In an AAC Champs with a smaller field than we’re used to, the Houston women and SMU men have jumped out to early leads after the 1st day of competition.
Houston women will face SMU, Cincinnati, and Tulane as they aim for their 5th straight AAC Championship title. The men’s title is between SMU and Cincinnati.
The swim shaved .20 seconds off her previous best of 2:12.84, which she swam exactly one year ago.
Ioanna Sacha claimed three individual event wins in Houston’s triumph over Rice, while Nicole Stambo placed third on 3-meter against Texas.
Houston fourth-year Ioanna Sacha had a standout performance on Senior Day, winning three individual events while swimming on the victorious 200 medley relay.
Cougars’ senior Ioanna Sacha and freshman Hedda Grelz earned swimmer and diver of the week honors, respectively.
Ioanna Sacha had one win and two runner-up finishes in Houston’s win over SMU on Friday.
Houston still has 4 individual swimming qualifiers for the NCAA Championship meet, while Nocenti is FIU’s first qualifier this season.
The East Carolina and Cincinnati men battled closely, with ECU winning an exciting match up by single digit points. Houston extended their women’s streak.
Kearsey raced to a new AAC Meet Record in the 50 free. The former mark of 19.58 was set by Louisville NCAA Champion Joao De Lucca in 2014.
Houston’s team win was fueled by a couple key events where they swept Arkansas.