Off Deck, March 13, 2017: Breaking Down the Team Race at Women’s NCAA Championships

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In just two days, the women’s NCAA championships will get underway in Indianapolis, so on today’s episode of Off Deck, host David Rieder was joined by Dan D’AddonaSwimming World’s lead NCAA Division I writer, to preview what’s sure to be an exciting battle for the team championship and spots in the top ten.

Rieder and D’Addona explained why Stanford is the favorite for the meet, discussed what Cal and Georgia can do to challenge the Cardinal and picked who they think will make up the top five finishers. They also discussed how teams from the ACC and B1G conference might stack up and identified keys for each team.

Learn everything you’d want to know about the NCAA women’s team race by watching the episode below.

Check back Tuesday for the next part of the women’s NCAA preview series, featuring a discussion of the top individual storylines of the meet, including Katie LedeckySimone ManuelLilly King and others.



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    Katie Ledecky

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    Michael Maloney

    lol…and they say nothing about Stanford because in the next week thats all anyone is going to be talking about…can’t wait..

Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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