For 10 of the past 12 years, the University of Virginia women’s won the team title at the ACC Championships. Only in 2017 and 2019 did they place second.
UVA is without a doubt in a stronger place heading into this season than last season, thanks in large part to the #1 recruiting class this year.
The Virginia Sports Information Directors named two all-state teams with 32 athletes and 11 relays earning all-state nods.
We ranked Cal’s recruiting class #1 back in the summer of 2015. How did they hold up in actual NCAA scoring compared to a juggernaut class from Stanford?
Stanford’s Taylor Ruck will race Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson for the 200 back title.
In the 200 fly, we’ll see Stanford’s defending champ and NCAA Record holder Ella Eastin go up against USC’s Louise Hansson, who took down the 100 fly NCAA Record last night.
Defending champ Mallory Comerford of Louisville is eyeing Missy Franklin’s record in the 200 free.
Stanford’s Brooke Forde, the 500 free champion, is on fire.
Stanford freshman Taylor Ruck has been 1:48.67 in the 200 yard backstroke this season, which would have been fast enough to win silver at last year’s NCAA Championships. But Wisconsin’s Beata Nelson has been faster still.
Stanford has won this event 4 of the last 5 years, but they do not appear to be a favorite to win this time around.
Louisville senior Mallory Comerford will be vying for her 3rd-straight 200 free title next week in Austin.
It should be NC State’s meet to lose at this point, but we should still be in some for some close, exciting races on the final night of the 2019 ACC Championships.
Elise Haan successfully defended her title in this event; she was 51.43 tonight after going 50.75 last year, but that was still more than enough as she defeated UVA’s Megan Moroney by over half a second.
It’s shaping up to be a close race between NC State and UVA, with Louisville not completely out of it either, as we begin the third night of the 2019 ACC women’s championships.
NC State has surged to a 45-point lead in the ACC, but with two days of racing left, it’s still anybody’s game between the Wolfpack, Louisville and Virginia.