Virginia’s Class of 2019 / 2023 has been outstanding, with four top-20 recruits all scoring as sophomores and Kate Douglass winning a national title.
Claire Curzan helped lead the TAC Titans to the SCY overall title, winning the girls’ 100 free, 100 back and 100 fly.
As was the case in San Antonio, a star-studded field of the country’s fastest swimmers have entered to swim at PSS Mission Viejo.
The first NCAA Division I Swimming & Diving Championships didn’t disappoint, and here’s our take on the moments and people which stood out to us last week.
Bacon hits sub-1:50, becoming the third-best NCAA freshman ever at 1:48.32, keeping Wisconsin’s 200 back streak alive after Beata Nelson won in 2019.
Phoebe Bacon pulled off a huge upset on the final day of the 2021 Women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, and the final pick ’em winners were crowned.
The 19-year-old freshman placed fourth in the 200 back, equalling Jessica Botzum’s 200 breast in 2007 for the highest finish in Virginia Tech history.
Wisconsin freshman Phoebe Bacon earned her first NCAA title tonight with a 1:48.32 victory in the 200 back, moving to #2 all-time in the 17-18 age group.
On the slate tonight will be the fastest-seeded 1650 free final, followed by the finals of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, and 400 free relay.
BAMA’s White and NC State’s Berkoff tied for the top 100 back prelims spot. UVA also holds top seeds in the 4IM (Nelson), 1FL (Douglass), and 2FR (Madden).
Virginia will have at least one A-finalist in each of the five individual events while Texas, NC State, and Cal will see 4 swimmers in the A-final.
The Virginia Cavaliers continue to lead the way into NCAAs, led by five top-ranked relays and a dominant roster from top to bottom.
Over 97% of readers think Alex Walsh will win the 200 IM as a freshman at the 2021 Women’s NCAA Championships.
At ACCs, UVA’s Alex Walsh won the 200 IM title with a monster 1:51.53. Could Walsh win the NCAA title and threaten the American record as a freshman?
As top seed in the 100 and 200 backstrokes at NCAAs, Alabama’s Rhyan White has a shot to do collect both golds in the event next week.