The current junior group has a heated battle for top scorer. Kieran Smith leads scoring, but Shaine Casas leads with 3 individual NCAA titles.
Ohio State and Purdue accounted for 5 of the top-8 qualifiers in platform diving in Saturday’s prelims.
North Carolina divers stole the show in prelims of the 3-meter springboard on Friday, securing two spots in the A-final with a dramatic finish.
LSU’s Juan Hernandez (pictured) led the qualifiers this morning in the 1-meter springboard prelims at 2021 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
Texas and Ohio State qualified four divers apiece for the men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, with scoring potential that could shift the team battle.
The Texas Longhorns are still waiting on Austin Katz to perform to previous levels, but if he does, the ceiling for the Texas men is a national championship.
Cal and Texas continue to duel for the nation’s top spot, with veterans like Reece Whitley (pictured) and Drew Kibler leading the way and rookies stepping up.
Michigan ended a three-year Indiana run last year, but IU and Ohio State return strong groups in chase of Michigan for 2020-2021.
NCAA’s are canceled. Bummed? Yeah, us too. But relive what could/would have been in our final edition Power Ranks, including conference champ results.
Texas’s Jordan Windle and Miami’s David Dinsmore have won the last three NCAA platform titles, and were separated by just 6.25 points last year.
Kentucky’s Danny Zhang won the 3-meter springboard in a tough Zone C, which would have earned an NCAA invite, if the meet weren’t canceled.
Coleen Gillilan made it 3-for-3 for Notre Dame, winning the women’s 100 fly with a 52.13 for not only a pool record, but a ND school record as well.
The Ohio State swimming and diving program will compete in its first double dual of the season against Virginia Tech and Penn State on Nov. 1-2.
Paul DeLakis and Ohio State moved into the top 10, but could be a legit top 5 program – if they can figure out a way to repeat their Big Ten times at NCAAs.
Liam Bell is the best 100 breaststroker in this recruiting class, and he highlights one of the top 10 classes nationwide.