Valerie Hull

UGA Invitational Day 1 Prelims, Weitzeil Hits ‘A’ Cut 50 Free

Powerhouses Cal, Michigan, and Georgia begin 3-day battle at the UGA Invite.

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College Swimming Previews: Baker Leads Charge for #2 Cal Women

They may not have the depth to challenge Stanford for a title, but with their sprint talent, they should be challenging for several relay titles and should get multiple individual titles with Baker alone.

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NCAA Nails: Manicures Spotted on Deck at 2017 DI Nationals

Olivia Smoliga and Simone Manuel pose with their second and first place trophies after the 50 free. Smoliga went with black, while Manuel’s nails embrace the Stanford cardinal.

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2017 NCAA Day 3 Finals Preview: Baker/Howe & Ledecky/Manuel Showdowns

Tonight, the two fastest swimmers in history, Ally Howe and Kathleen Baker, will battle in the 100 back, while Stanford and Olympic teammates Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky duel in the 200 free.

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2017 Women’s NCAA Championships: 200 Medley Relay Lineup Speculation

With three and a half of the five relay races now complete at women’s NCAAs, relay lineups are becoming more clear for the teams who entered the meet with multiple options.

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2017 Women’s NCAA Championships: Day 2 Prelims Live Recap

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.

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2017 W. NCAA Finals Preview: Cal, Stanford Set for 200 FR Relay Battle on Night 2

After setting the American Record this morning, Stanford is the favorite to win the 200 free relay, but Cal was just 5 tenths back without star sprinter Abbey Weitzeil and freshman sprint standout Maddie Murphy, who will both likely be on the finals relay.

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Manuel, Neal, Hu, & Howe Go 1:26.15 for American Record 200 Free Relay

The Stanford swimmers are two-for-two for American records in their relay swims after putting up 1:26.15 in prelims of the 200 free relay this morning to take down Arizona’s 2009 suit-era mark.

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2017 W. NCAA Picks: 20-Points Aplenty In Women’s 200 Free Relay

If Stanford aims to complete a sweep of all five relays at NCAAs, the 200 free relay might be their toughest test. In a way, that’s good for the Cardinal, as it comes at the beginning of day 2, just the second swimming event of the meet. On the other hand, it could mean a big momentum swing that affects the remainder of the meet for every team in contention for the title.

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College Swimming Previews: Weitzeil Incoming For #3 Cal Women

With the returning group, Cal has no lack of depth in the sprints and several potential individual scorers. Now add Abbey Weitzeil, Maddie Murphy, and Keaton Blovad to the mix and you’ve got a dangerous looking sprint free group for the Golden Bears.

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Swimming’s TopTenTweets of the Week: #1 Schmitt’s Perseverance Award

Allison Schmitt won the Perseverance Award at the Golden Goggles.

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College Swimming Previews: Talent Out, Talent In For #1 Cal

Key Additions: Kathleen Baker (NC – back/IM), Katie McLaughlin (CA – fly/free), Amy Bilquist (IN – free/back), Jennifer Campbell (CA – free/fly), Madi Hurst (NV – breast/IM), Phoebe LaMay (TX…

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Luxembourg Sprint Record Holder Julie Meynen Headed to Auburn

Luxembourg National Record Holder Julie Meynen has given her verbal commitment to the Auburn Tigers, bringing world-class sprint freestyles to an already top-notch group.

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Ranking the 2015 Women’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #1-4

Katie McLaughlin and Kathleen Baker are two of many reasons why the Cal Bears class sits at the top

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Defending NCAA Champion Cal Women Add Transfer From Auburn All-American Sprinter Hull

Sophomore-to-be Valerie Hull will transfer to Cal this fall after an All-America freshman season at Auburn.

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