2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Psych Sheets Set: Line at 37, 38

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The psych sheets for the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships have been finalized with the line set at 37 and 38. The meet will be held two weeks from today at the University of Texas. Stanford is the two-time defending champion but will have its hands full with arch rival Cal this year.

Most Qualifiers:

  1. Stanford, 16
  2. Virginia, 14
  3. Indiana, 13
  4. California, 12
  5. Michigan, 12
  6. NC State, 12
  7. Southern Cal, 11
  8. Louisville, 11
  9. Texas A&M, 11
  10. Tennessee, 10
  11. Texas, 10
  12. Georgia, 10
  13. Florida, 10
  14. Kentucky, 9

Alternates:

  1. Adriana Palomino, New Mexico (1650) (scratched)
  2. Kate Sanderson, South Carolina (1650) (selected)
  3. Melinda Novoszath, South Carolina (200 Fly) (selected)
  4. Sophie Krivokapic-Zhou, California (100 Back)
  5. Paula Garcia, Akron (200 Breast)
  6. Lauren Edelman, Kentucky (400 IM)
  7. Kelly Montesi, Villanova (400 IM)
  8. Alicia Finnigan, Liberty (200 Fly)
  9. Valerie Daigneault, Pittsburgh (200 Back)
  10. Jordan Stout, Georgia (500 Free)

Top Seeds:

  • 50 Free: Erika Brown, Tennessee, 21.15
  • 100 Free: Abbey Weitzeil, California, 46.35
  • 200 Free: Mallory Comerford, Louisville, 1:41.29
  • 500 Free: Lauren Pitzer, Stanford, 4:34.30
  • 1650 Free: Phoebe Hines, Hawaii, 15:41.35
  • 100 Back: Beata Nelson, Wisconsin, 49.67
  • 200 Back: Beata Nelson, Wisconsin, 1:48.47
  • 100 Breast: Lilly King, Indiana, 55.88
  • 200 Breast: Lilly King, Indiana, 2:03.60
  • 100 Fly: Louise Hansson, Southern Cal, 49.34
  • 200 Fly: Louise Hansson, Southern Cal, 1:50.68
  • 200 IM: Meghan Small, Tennessee, 1:51.62
  • 400 IM: Ella Eastin, Stanford, 3:57.75

Relays:

  • 200 Free: California, 1:26.00
  • 400 Free: California, 3:07.41
  • 800 Free: California, 6:50.63
  • 200 Medley: Tennessee, 1:34.26
  • 400 Medley: California, 3:26.41

Scoring Projections (based on psych sheets)

  1. Stanford, 374.5
  2. California, 371
  3. Michigan, 295
  4. Tennessee, 261
  5. NC State, 242.5
  6. Auburn, 190.5
  7. Indiana, 180
  8. Southern Cal, 179.5
  9. Texas, 161
  10. Louisville, 160
  11. Texas A&M, 152
  12. Virginia, 148.5
  13. Kentucky, 98
  14. Georgia, 92
  15. Wisconsin, 90
  16. Florida, 82
  17. Missouri, 69
  18. Minnesota, 68
  19. Arizona State, 55
  20. South Carolina, 39
  21. Ohio State, 38
  22. Arizona, 32
  23. Arkansas, 31
  24. Eastern Michigan, 26
  25. North Carolina, 24

Notable Swimmer’s Lineups:

  • Ella Eastin: 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Fly
  • Lilly King: 200 IM, 100 Breast, 200 Breast
  • Mallory Comerford: 50 Free, 200 Free, 100 Free
  • Louise Hansson: 200 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Fly
  • Erika Brown: 50 Free, 100 Fly, 100 Free
  • Sydney Pickrem: 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Breast
  • Katie Drabot: 500 Free, 200 Free, 200 Fly
  • Beata Nelson: 200 IM, 100 Back, 200 Back
  • Siobhan Haughey: 200 IM, 200 Free, 100 Free
  • Taylor Ruck: 200 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back
  • Katie McLaughlin: 100 Fly, 200 Free, 200 Fly
  • Abbey Weitzeil: 50 Free, 200 Free, 100 Free

Observations:

  • Katie Drabot is only seeded to score in the 200 fly.
  • Louise Hansson is seeded to do three events after she swam two individuals and five relays in 2018.
  • Taylor Ruck will attempt the 200 free-100 back double on Friday.
  • Katie McLaughlin will do the 100 fly-200 free double on Friday for second straight year.
  • Mallory Comerford elected for the 50 free over the 500 for first time in her career.
  • Auburn is projected to finish top ten for first time since 2012.
  • Tennessee is projected for first top four finish since 2013.
  • Georgia is projected to finish outside the top ten for the second straight year. The last time Georgia finished outside the top ten in back-to-back seasons was 1994.

7 comments

  1. Scott Tyacke

    Good luck to Beata Nelson in 100/200 back. Go Badgers

  2. avatar
    Superfan

    UGA was 11th last year so that was the last time out of Top 10. Before that was 1994.

  3. Leo Taske

    Congrats to former Cincinnati Marlin swimmer Josie Grote of Indiana on her Invite!

  4. avatar
    Peyton

    Ruck entered 100-200 back and 200 free.

  5. Colleen Mooney

    Good Luck Alice Treuth🍀🍀

  6. avatar
    Melissa

    Go Alice!!!!! Turn it ON! You got this ‼️🥰❣️