Posts Tagged ‘NCAA’
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.
Athlete bloggers Amanda Kendall and Bradley Phillips are past their first big meets of 2012, but now it’s time to get back to work. Read this week’s blogs inside.
Amanda competed at the four-day Southeastern Conference Championship meet during the weekend. It was a trying meet for her, but she pushed through for some great swims.
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.
Conference championships are quickly approaching for two of our athlete bloggers. Hear more from Amanda Kendall about weekly technique improvements heading into the weekend’s meet against Texas A&M. Also find out how Bradley Phillips and Virginia did against UNC-Chapel Hill in a heated ACC rivalry meet.
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 [...]
The search for an university can be an intimidating and frustrating part for any student-athlete, throw in the desire to continue your swimming career and you have to take into account a mountain of other factors. Coach Murray has been on both sides of the recruiting trail, having spent many years at the NCAA and club levels. Read his take on the important steps and details to consider when you are making a decision about your collegiate swimming future.
In their first blog posts, our athlete contributors remind us in their own way that sometimes taking a step back is important in order to look ahead. Read about their experience training over the holidays and preparing for NCAA competitions.
Matt McLean Matt McLean graduated from the University of Virginia last spring, after an exceptional NCAA career for the Cavaliers. His swimming resume is bursting with accolades from NCAA and national competitions. After graduation, McLean relocated to California where he began training under legendary coach Jon Urbanchek at Fullerton Aquatics Sports Team (FAST). He is [...]
Former All-Met Swimmer of the Year, Amanda Kendall is having a breakout season at LSU. Get to know her as she tries to make her Olympic dream come true.
Get an inside look at what it takes to make compete for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team.
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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.
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.
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.
This week: Speedo’s latest agreement with a star swimmer, the results from the NCAA Women’s Swimming Championships and the reason why the Men’s Swimming Championships have to take a day off.
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
A new feature updating you on All-Met swimmers over the past few years and how they are doing at the college level. Today’s post start focuses on the status of the All-Met Classes of 2008 and 2009. Feel free to chime in with your own swimmers to watch, and what they’ve done lately.
A new feature updating you on All-Met swimmers over the past few years and how they are doing at the college level. Today’s post start with the swimmers from the classes of 2005, ’06 and ’07. Tomorrow, the status of the All-Met Classes of 2008 and 2009.
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.
Before they taught their teammates one word, facial expression or body movement associated with the tribal dance known as the Haka, Ilia Reyes and Davis Kane looked each man in the eye and demanded an answer: Would you stand on the pool deck before an NCAA swim meet and put your whole heart and soul into this?
A season after winning Coach of the Year honors twice — for his men’s and women’s teams — Virginia’s Mark Bernardino seeks continued success in the pool as he takes on a new, national challenge.
Howard University on Thursday named former Fairfax High Coach Matt Salerno, 28, head coach of its men’s and women’s swimming and diving team. Salerno, who got his first big coaching job at 22, figures his relative youth will not slow him down.
Athletes who want to qualify automatically for this season’s Division I NCAA swimming championships will face a steep challenge: They will have to meet the record-low time standards created for the 2009 championships, which took place before full-body technical suits were banned. Sound impossible? It might be.