PHOENIX, Arizona, March 30. WITH the 2010 NCAA Division I Championships in the books, Swimming World has updated its College Recruit Rankings to reflect the new cuts. Due to the fact that, across the board, the 2010 NCAAs were slower than the techsuit-charged 2009 NCAA meets, several swimmers moved up to six-star status.
Here's a refresher course for how Swimming World stars are earned when it comes to short course yard times (long course meter cuts can also be found at www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/tym):
6 Stars: Have a time that would make the A final or multiple B finals at NCAAs
5 Stars: Have a time that would make a B final or multiple qualifying marks (the slowest qualifying time per event to be selected to compete at NCAAs)
4 Stars: Have a time that would clear a qualifying mark or multiple B cuts
3 Stars: Have a time that would clear a B cut
2 Stars: Have a time that would clear the NCSA Junior National cut
1 Star: Everyone else.
Accounting for the new times NCAA times, nine high school swimmers earned the elite Swimming World six star status. Here is a list with the newly-crowned swimmers (in bold), along with swimmers who already were six stars (information is as reported by swimmers in their user-generated Swimming World College Recruit Ranking profiles):
Class of 2010 Men
Will Freeman, High school: Greater Atlanta Christian; Club: Swim Atlanta; Location: Atlanta: A Final – 1650y free 14:45.71. – Signed with Georgia
Kyle Whitaker, High school: Chesterton; Club: Duneland; Location: Chesterton, IN: A Final – 400y IM 3:43.73. – Signed with Michigan
Class of 2010 Women
Elizabeth Beisel, High school: n/a; Club: Bluefish; Location: n/a: A Final – 400y IM 4:04.59. – Signed with Florida
Kasey Carlson, High school: Las Lomas High School; Club: Terrapins Swim Team; Location: Walnut Creek, CA: A Final – 100y breast 0:58.75; 200y breast 2:09.66. – Signed with Southern California
Maya DiRado, High school: Maria Carrillo HS; Club: Neptune Swimming; Location: Santa Rosa, CA: A Final – 400y IM 4:06.48. – Signed with Stanford
Molly Hannis High school: Santa Rosa High; Club: Neptune swimming; Location: Santa Rosa: A Final – 100y breast 1:00.19. – Signed with Tennessee
Sarah Henry, High school: n/a; Club: Raleigh Swim Association; Location: n/a: A Final – 400y IM 4:07.79. – Signed with Texas A&M
Dagny Knutson, High school: Minot High School; Club: ASK Swim Club; Location: Minot, North Dakota: A Final – 100y free 0:47.80; 200y free 1:42.81; 500y free 4:34.78; 200y IM 1:54.03; 400y IM 4:00.62. – Signed with Auburn
Felicia Lee, High school: Towson High School; Club: North Baltimore Aquatic Club; Location: Maryland: B Final – 100y fly 0:52.71; 200y fly 1:56.10; 400y IM 4:10.79. – Signed with Stanford
Melanie Margalis, High school: Countryside; Club: Saint Petersburg Aquatics; Location: Clearwater, Florida: B Final – 200y IM 1:57.60; 400y IM 4:10.71. – Signed with Georgia
Lily Moldenhauer, High school: Winston Churchill; Club: AAAA; Location: San Antonio: B Final – 100y back 0:53.09; 100y fly 0:52.83. – Signed with Texas
Cindy Tran, High school: n/a; Club: West Coast Swimming; Location: n/a: A Final – 100y back 0:52.52. – Signed with California
Samantha Tucker, High school: Westlake; Club: Longhorn; Location: Austin, TX: A Final – 200y free 1:44.54. – Signed with Texas
Class of 2011 Men
David Nolan, High school: Hershey High School; Club: Hershey Aquatic Club; Location: Hershey: A Final – 200y IM 1:43.43.
Class of 2011 Women
Amber McDermott, High school: Jackson; Club: Cascade Swim Team; Location: Mill Creek, WA: A Final – 500y free 4:38.89; 400y IM 4:09.33.
Rebecca Rainer, High school: Deep Run High School; Club: NOVA of Virginia; Location: Richmond, VA: B Final – 100y breast 1:00.82; 200y breast 2:11.54; 400y IM 4:10.21.
RECRUITS: To make sure we have the most updated information on your recruiting, and to earn the highest star ranking you deserve, please either create a new profile, or request to take over your admin-created account in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings powered by Take Your Marks. Then make sure to update your profile with your top times. Click here for information on how to do so.