Unofficial Psych Sheets for DIII 2018 NCAA Championships Released

The unofficial psych sheets for the 2018 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships have been released.

On the women’s side, the qualifying line for individual races was either 21 or 22, and for relays it was 20. For the men, individual races and relays were cut at 16 entries.

Click here to read about the expanded women’s numbers.

As a reminder of how the selection process works: The NCAA goes through, event by event, and adds one swimmer to each, until a certain “line” (aka, all 16th-ranked swimmer for men and 20th for women) puts the field over the maximum 236 men’s/290 women’s individual entries (260 total minus 24 places for divers/319 total minus 29 places for divers). At that point, swimmers will be invited based on who is the closest to the NCAA Championship Record in their event from the next line. If you want to look at the full procedure, check section 2.4 of the NCAA Pre Championship Manual.

Men’s and Women’s Lists:

Emory and Kenyon lead the women’s meet with 18 swimmers invited, and Denison leads the men’s side with 18 as well. Overall, 58 women’s and 52 men’s teams will be represented.

Top 5 Women’s Teams by # of Swimmers Top 5 Men’s Teams by # of Swimmers
Emory/Kenyon, 18 Denison, 18
Denison, 16 Kenyon, 17
Johns Hopkins/Williams, 14
Johns Hopkins, 13
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps/Carnegie Mellon/MIT, 10 Emory, 12
Amherst/Chicago, 9 MIT/NYU, 12

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Men’s invited list is showing the women’s FYI. I would like to see the men’s so if you could update it with the link it would be much appreciated <3


When just one swimmer from a team qualifies for a meet like this one, how does it work? Do coaches, staff, teammates, accompany them? Are expenses paid?


For teams with very few athletes (1-5 athletes, I believe) the NCAA will provide a reimbursement per diem for one coach (in addition to travel for those in the ‘official travel party’). The larger and more diverse your team of athletes (based on men, women, divers, etc), the more coaches the NCAA will add to that per diem. Hope this helps.

Steve Swims

Back in 1960 I would have been invited 🙂


There was no Div III back in 1960

Meet Mobile Mom

I love when people dis DIII cuts. I’m sure you would’ve easily juggled MIT academics and a full time sport like swimming.


Thanks for letting us know.

Nathan Smith

What event? actually kind of doubt this. world record in the 100 free was equivalent to a 48 in SCY. Maybe another freestyle event?

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