Kathleen Baker took home the 2016-2017 Cal Women’s MVP Award.
Stanford is projected to return nearly 200 points more than any other team due to their strong depth heading into next year as they look to defend their 2017 NCAA title.
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In her two seasons, Missy Franklin lived up to her billing as the top recruit in the class of 2013 with seven NCAA titles and 113 individual points. How many of her classmates did the same?
The 2017 Women’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships continue this morning with prelims of the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 400 medley relay, and 1-meter diving.
The Stanford swimmers are two-for-two for American records in their relay swims after putting up 1:26.15 in prelims of the 200 free relay this morning to take down Arizona’s 2009 suit-era mark.
Stanford absolutely destroyed the NCAA and American Record tonight in the 800 free relay, bringing it down with a dominant 6:45.91.
Weitzeil was a part of Cal’s 800 free relay at Pac-12s, but they swapped her out for Kristen Vredeveld at NCAAs. This could be because she’s more valuable on the other relays, but it’s noteworthy because of her health issues following the 200 free at Pac-12s.
Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky are the heavy favorites, and both have already been 2 seconds faster than what it took to win the NCAA title last season.
Simone Manuel will look to lead Stanford back to the top of the podium in the 400 free relay.
Kathleen Baker headlines the 200 back, but Ally Howe, who smashed the 100 back American Record last night, will look for a sweep of the backstrokes.
Cal’s Abbey Weitzeil was slated to swim the 100 free on day 4 prelims at the 2017 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, but she was missing in action when her heat stepped up to the blocks this morning.
Day 4 brings competiton in the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1650 free, and platform diving.
A highly anticipated showdown between Stanford’s Simone Manuel and Cal teammates Abbey Weitzeil and Farida Osman will take place in tonight’s 50 free final.
With the returning group, Cal has no lack of depth in the sprints and several potential individual scorers. Now add Abbey Weitzeil, Maddie Murphy, and Keaton Blovad to the mix and you’ve got a dangerous looking sprint free group for the Golden Bears.