Tennessee has one of the nation’s most loaded sprint groups (complete with dominant relays), but graduated its best backstroker and breaststroker, leaving a roster with a high ceiling but a few key question marks.
In a blog post on Tuesday, Banic explained being taken away in an ambulance from the 2017 NCAA Championships and her absence from the Tennessee roster for the first-half of last season.
The NCAA Championships will pit the American Record holder, Abbey Weitzeil, against the reigning NCAA champion and NCAA Record holder, Stanford’s Simone Manuel, in the 50 free.
American Record holder Caeleb Dressel will be chasing his own record in the 100 free with a shot at going 3-for-3 in American Records in his individual events here.
Look out for Florida’s Caeleb Dressel in the 200 IM and Tennessee’s fast-rising Erika Brown in the 50 free.
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Simone Manuel is back in action for Stanford. But can they keep their hold on the #1 rank? Yes. The answer is obviously yes. Were you seriously wondering?
Dressel got the ball rolling with an 18.91 free split on the 200 medley relay and later won the individual 50 free in 19.41, just out-touching Tennessee’s Kyle Decoursey (19.48).
About 40% of voters picked Stanford’s Olympic and world champ sprinter Simone Manuel as the most concerning NCAA swimmer MIA this fall.
The NCAA season this fall has been almost as focused on who’s not swimming as on who is. That’s because a number of key contributors have been absent, some mysteriously, for the bulk of their team’s fall dual meets.
Star Tennessee sprinter Maddy Banic was taken away from the pool deck on a stretcher and transported to an ambulance on Friday night at the 2017 Women’s NCAA Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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 women’s splash-and-dash at the 2017 NCAA Championships brings a highly anticipated battle between Simone Manuel, Abbey Weitzeil, and Olivia Smoliga.
The men’s 200 breast is one of the top races to watch, with Auburn’s defending SEC champ Michael Duderstadt, Missouri’s Fabian Schwingenschlogl, Alabama’s Anton McKee, and South Carolina’s Nils Wich-Glasen contending.