2017 WOMEN’S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
- Wednesday, March 15 – Saturday, March 18
- IUPUI Natatorium – Indianapolis, IN
- Prelims 10AM/Finals 6PM (Eastern Time)
- Defending Champion: Georgia (results)
- Championship Central
- Psych Sheet
- Live stream: Wednesday/Thursday Prelims & Finals, Friday/Saturday Prelims / Friday/Saturday finals on ESPN3
- Event Previews
- Saturday Prelims Heat Sheet
- Live Results
Texas A&M continues to move up in the ranks, reaching new heights at the 2017 NCAA Championships. The Aggies finished 3rd place overall, marking the highest NCAA meet finish in program history. With that, they’ve continued to build on their momentum after earning their first SEC title and a program-high 4th place finish in 2016.
While some teams face challenges with tapering a second time for NCAAs so soon after their respective conference meets, the Aggies performed very well at the NCAA meet after earning back-to-back titles at the 2017 SEC Championships.
Despite not having any event winners, the Aggies team depth propelled them to success. Their IM group has been a shining example of this all season. After making up half of the final in the 200 IM and almost half of the 400 IM at SECs, the Aggies were able to pick up big points once again on the national stage, as they had at 3 scorers in both the 200 IM and 400 IM at NCAAs. Both Sydney Pickrem and Bethany Galat earned All-American status in both of those events.
Relay-wise, the Aggies scored in all 5 races. They earned a top 8 finish in the 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay, and 400 free relay, while earning 9th place finishes in the 200 free relay and 800 free relay. Their highest relay finishes came in the medley relays, as they took the runner-up spot in both.
All-in-all, the Aggies finished the 2017 NCAA Championships with 8 All-Americans:
- Sydney Pickrem (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 breast)
- Bethany Galat (200 IM, 400 IM)
- Claire Rasmus (200 free, 400 free relay)
- Sarah Gibson (100 fly, 200 fly, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay, 400 free relay)
- Beryl Gastaldello (100 free, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay, 400 free relay)
- Ashley McGregor (200 breast)
- Jorie Caneta (200 medley relay, 400 medley relay)
- Kristin Malone (200 medley relay, 400 free relay)
In addition, they had 4 swimmers earn Honorable Mention All-American status: