The University of Akron has picked up a verbal commitment from Winter Juniors qualifier Callie Parkes for its class of 2026.
Miami freshman Nicole Maier hit a 4:39.96 in the 500 free at MACs, a time that would have placed her 7th and made her the highest-finishing freshman at NCAAs.
In all, 7 swimmers from last weekend’s conference meets swam under the invite times from this year.
The 2021 Women’s MAC Championships appeared to be heading towards a dramatic finish all weekend, and, oh boy, did it deliver.
The Zips lead Buffalo by an ultra-slim 12 points margin with one day to go, marking the toughest fight Akron has had since they began the win streak in 2014.
Watson posted a 1:56.42 to win the MAC title in the 200 IM for a 3rd-straight year, and pick up Akron’s 5th-straight title in the event.
It was a big day for the ACC – Virginia and NC State lead the nation with 4 A-finalists apiece on day 2 of the women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
After the pandemic cancelled the 2020 NCAAs, Michigan JR Maggie MacNeil and Virginia SO Kate Douglass will finally take their aims at the 100 fly NCAA title.
Buffalo’s Toni Naccarella locked up her NCAA invite on Saturday, and on Sunday added a second event choice to her schedule in the 50 free.
Akron and Buffalo will have to wait until April for their conference championship meets, but both teams had swimmers swim likely NCAA qualifying times on Saturday.
Notre Dame sophomore Coleen Gillilan won every event she raced in this weekend, including relays.
Franklin Community Indiana HS Sectional champion Grace Nuhfer has verbally committed to swim for the University of Akron beginning in the fall of 2021.
Current high school junior Abby Daniel has announced her verbal commitment to join the University of Akron swim team in the fall of 2021.
Cleveland State’s Dominic Poletta dropped over half a second in the 50 fly at this meet, winning the race in 21.14. He returned to win the 50 free.
The 2020 CSCAA National Invitational Championship will kick off Thursday from Cleveland State University, but without any spectators.