2019 NCAA Division I Diver Qualifiers Announced: Stanford Women, Texas Men Qualify Big Points

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The full list of diver qualifiers for the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships has been announced with 42 women and 35 men advancing to Austin, Texas.

Purdue and Stanford have three qualifiers on the women’s side as Purdue and Miami have three on the men’s side.

Stanford and Cal are expected to fight for the women’s national title this week in Austin and both have qualified at least one diver. Cal have one diver qualified in Phoebe Lamay and Stanford has three.

Defending 1m champion Sarah Bacon (Minnesota), 3m champion Brooke Schultz (Arkansas), and platform champion Olivia Rosendahl (Northwestern) have all returned to defend their crowns in 2019. Rosendahl was also the CSCAA diver of the meet in 2018.

Teams Qualified Women

  • Purdue, 3
  • Stanford, 3
  • Minnesota, 2
  • Notre Dame, 2
  • Ohio State, 2
  • Southern Cal, 2
  • Texas, 2
  • UCLA, 2
  • Arizona, 1
  • Arizona State, 1
  • Arkansas, 1
  • Auburn, 1
  • California, 1
  • Connecticut, 1
  • Florida International, 1
  • Florida, 1
  • Georgia, 1
  • Indiana, 1
  • Kansas, 1
  • Kentucky, 1
  • LSU, 1
  • Miami (FL), 1
  • Navy, 1
  • Nebraska, 1
  • Nevada, 1
  • North Carolina, 1
  • Northwestern, 1
  • Rutgers, 1
  • Texas A&M, 1
  • Virginia, 1
  • Virginia Tech, 1

The Miami Hurricanes and Purdue Boilermakers have each qualified three divers for the men’s meet as those schools have always been the perennial powers in collegiate diving. The Indiana Hoosiers and Texas Longhorns each qualified two divers as both schools will rely heavily on diving points to reach the team title. The California Golden Bears are the number one swim team in the nation and have qualified one diver for the meet in Connor Callahan.

Defending platform champion Zhipeng Zeng (Tennessee) is the only 2018 champion that is returning in 2019 as 1m champion Michael Hixon graduated and 3m champion Steele Johnson was injured and recently went professional. 2017 platform champion David Dinsmore (Miami) is also returning this year to get his title back after Zeng beat him in 2018. Zeng was also the 2018 CSCAA Diver of the Year.

Teams Qualified Men

  • Miami (FL), 3
  • Purdue, 3
  • Arizona State, 2
  • Duke, 2
  • Indiana, 2
  • Kentucky, 2
  • LSU, 2
  • Minnesota, 2
  • Stanford, 2
  • Texas, 2
  • Texas A&M, 2
  • Virginia Tech, 2
  • California, 1
  • Columbia, 1
  • Iowa, 1
  • Missouri, 1
  • Ohio State, 1
  • Penn State, 1
  • Princeton, 1
  • South Carolina, 1
  • Tennessee, 1

5 comments

  1. Brent Lichty

    I thought TN men qualified 3?

  2. Craig Porter

    This will be a blast to watch!