Posts from ‘NCAA’
Michael Flach and Rachael Burnett shined to start their 2012-2013 collegiate seasons, earning athlete of the week honors from their universities.
George Mason men top Delaware; Richmond, Old Dominion, and UNC-Wilmington square off; William & Mary dominates Mary Washington; and more recaps of area swimmers at the collegiate level.
Collegiate wrap-up: All-Mets Cyrus Hashemi, Sarah Haase debut; Ricky Munch and Hunter Perrot strong in openersTuesday, October 9th, 2012
Results for former area standouts from week’s 1 & 2 of the 2012-2013 collegiate season.
Yuri Suguiyama leaves Nation’s Capital Swim Club for assistant coaching job at Cal-Berkeley.
2009 All-Met Swimmer of the Year, Amanda Kendall, dismissed from LSU swim team last week.
Cal extended their lead, finishing the day with 379.5 points. Texas was second with 343.5 points; Arizona third with 283 points.
Former local stars Eric Friedland and Sean Fletcher were in the water at the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships on Thursday, helping their teams to big points in the relays.
Leverenz narrowly misses American record in 200 breaststroke, leading Cal to its third title in four years. Ashley Danner finished fifth in the event for George Mason.
Cal’s women had another impressive performance on Friday night at the women’s NCAA swimming and diving championships. Four American records went down, two set by Cal swimmers.
Caitlin Leverenz and Liv Jensen won their individual events and led their respective relays to first place finishes on night one of the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
NCAA officials released the Division I Men’s psych sheet for the March 22-24 championship meet in Seattle. Who made it from Potomac Valley?
LSU junior Amanda Kendall will not swim at NCAA championship meet.
Princeton claimed its fourth-straight Ivy League Championship. Former area swimmers Christensen and Katis shined for their respective teams. Stanford rolled to 31st-straight title in the Pac-12.
NCAA released the Division I psych sheet for the Mar. 15-17 championship meet in Auburn, Ala., including invited athletes list.
The Seahawks repeated as the CAA men’s swimming champions for the 11th straight time. James Madison rolled over defending champions Towson for their first title since 2001.Locals shined in finals, helping their teams move up in the final day of competition.
Final scores from the weekend’s conference championships, along with which former local high school stars scored points for their college teams in the finals.
Highlights from the ACC (w), SEC, Big East, and Big 10 (w) swimming & diving championship meets, including which former area swimmers are making finals appearances at their conference meets.
The University of Maryland swimming and diving teams must raise $11.6 million by June 30 to save their programs. Some say it’s not a fair challenge.
For those of you without high school swim meets occupying your time on Saturday, there are a number of strong NCAA meets, brimming with local talent, taking place across the area. This is a great way to see fast NCAA Division I and III swimming in your own backyard, and a great opportunity for anyone considering swimming [...]
University of Maryland President, Wallace Loh, accepted recommendation to cut eight teams, including men’s and women’s swimming and diving, from the President’s Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, effective July 1, 2012. However, the administration is giving affected teams until June 30, 2012 to raise funding to save their programs.
The early period for swimmers to sign National Letters of Intent ended last Wednesday, Nov. 16, and swimmers from the D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia areas will be well represented among the countries elite swimming and diving programs.
University of Maryland swimming and diving hosts the Terp Cup Invitational in College Park, Maryland at the Eppley Recreation Center, located on north campus. George Mason University hosts the Patriot Cup Invitational at the Jim McKay Natatorium located in the Aquatic and Fitness Center.
The commission charged with tackling the multimillion dollar deficit in University of Maryland athletics has recommended that the school drop eight of its 27 varsity teams to remedy the shortfall, according to a report released by the university Monday evening.
On the eve of the early signing period for NCAA National Letters of Intent, three area high school swimmers — verbally committed to swim for the University of Maryland next year — were contacted by the school’s athletic department and told that Maryland would not be sending out letters to swimming recruits, and they should pursue offers from other institutions.
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are bracing for Maryland to drop their programs as part of a cost-cutting move following a meeting with Athletic Director Kevin Anderson, according to two people with knowledge of the meeting.
Wednesday marks the first day high school seniors can sign their national letters of intent with NCAA Division I and II swim programs. Reachforthewall.com is looking for your help keeping track of where area seniors are planning on swimming next year in college.
A look at college recruiting in the area, with tips from college-bound swimmers and commentary from rising seniors looking forward to July 1st, the first day that college coaches can call prospective recruits.
Former All-Met swimmer of the Year Eric Friedland and former All-Met diver Matt Cooper were both part of Texas’s men’s national championship this past weekend, as the Longhorns took the team title with 500 points, ahead of Cal’s 469.5. More results inside.
Good Counsel alum and four-time All-Met Liz Kemp was a member of the surprising Florida Gators team that won its first NCAA championship since 1982, narrowly edging Stanford by 2.5 points. Kemp swam in the 400 freestyle relay that cemented the win. More locals results inside.
RMSC’s Jack Conger breaks a national age group record in the 200 backstroke, Curl-Burke’s Chuck Katis and K.J. Park go one-two in the 100 breaststroke and several other swimmers impress in days two and three at Junior Nationals. Also, locals get started at the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
Former All-Met and Olympian Kate Ziegler is seeded first in several events for this weekend’s PVS Senior Short Course Championships held at George Mason, and in some races might go up against some of the area’s top young swimmers. Five local swimmers qualified for the men’s NCAA swim championships, check out their seeds for the meet. Former All-Met Swimmer of the Year Eric Friedland is seeded third in the 200 breaststroke. Also, prepping for NCSA junior champs.
The NCAA women’s swim and dive championship meet psych sheet is out and several area swimmers have qualified for the event. Perhaps most notably, 2008 All-Met Swimmer of the Year Ashley Danner, now at George Mason, is seeded first in the 100 breaststroke.
A round-up of area events, including the Virginia men winning the ACC championships, locals performances for Texas at the Big 12 championships, top performances at CAAs by Ashley Danner and Eric Knight, Oakton All-Met Kaitlin Pawlowicz’s nomination for USA Swimming’s race of the week and local clubs taking national honors.
After undergoing shoulder surgery following a junior season in which he was named the CAA’s men’s Swimmer of the Year, George Mason’s Eric Knight came back for his redshirt senior season feeling as though he had much to prove. Knight took a unique journey to reach this point in his collegiate career. He swam summer [...]
Locals Ashley Danner (Lake Braddock) and Meredith Budner (Walter Johnson) open the CAA Championships with titles in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle, respectively. Many other locals competed, including former Edison standout David Kiss and former Yorktown star Katie Radloff. VIDEO INCLUDED
Many have lamented the elimination of dozens of college swimming programs over the last two decades, but Jacob Torok, a hard-working swimmer out of Newtown, Pa., lived through an experience he described as nothing short of a nightmare — twice.
The Georgetown swimming and diving team is starting the season on a high, after finishing second at the Potomac Relays last week — its best finish ever.