Posts Tagged ‘NCAA’
The Texas sophomore has had a resurgent season that has even revenue-sport-centric ESPN taking notice.
Missy Franklin concluded her collegiate career with three individual titles, helping the Golden Bears to a team championship.
The Golden Bears broke the American and NCAA records in 800 freestyle relay and edged an All-Met-led Cardinal sqad in 200 medley.
VIDEO | Texas sophomore and former Good Counsel standout Jack Conger rocketed past Michael Phelps on the all-time performances list for a new American record.
There is a whole lot more fast swimming that just happened and is about to get underway around the country.
Texas’s sophomore ‘backstroker’ just broke his first American record … in butterfly.
The former Good Counsel standout called his freshman season “disappointing.”
Chuck Katis transfered to Cal last season to buoy the Bears to a NCAA title, while Texas’ Kaitlin Pawlowicz is on pace for a breakout 2014-15 after a stellar showing at the 2014 Texas Invite.
Fifty-nine athletes have punched their tickets to the men’s and women’s NCAA championships in March.
American University adds local product to coaching staff.
Sidwell Friends senior Gavin Springer joins NCAP teammate Grant Goddard in verbally committing to Harvard swimming.
Georgetown Prep senior Grant Goddard says Harvard is “right speed.”
Texas swimmer Jack Conger and diver Cory Bowersox earn all-American designations.
Senior Brad Phillips walks us through the ups and downs of his final conference championship meet with Virginia.
Georgia takes the early lead on day 1 of women’s NCAA swimming and diving championships in Minneapolis, Minn.
Sarah Haase talks taper, hard work and family ahead of NCAAs.
The nation’s best women’s college swimmers take to the water for the 2014 NCAA Division I championships on Thursday, including three former All-Mets.
Junior Ricky Munch updates us after winning his second straight SEC men’s team title with Florida.
Eva Greene traveled with Cal swimming to the women’s Pac-12 championships and, hand in cast, cheered her teammates on from the stands.
Purdue’s Stephen Seliskar take a look back a the Big Ten swimming championships.
Sarah Haase and the Stanford women kick off the Pac-12 championships tonight in Federal Way, Washingotn.
Cal’s Eva Greene checks in ahead of this week’s Pac-12 championships by reminiscing on junior season at Berkeley.
Virginia concluded a brutal month of competition ahead of ACCs. Senior Brad Phillips reflects on his final month of dual meets in orange and blue.
Ricky Munch talks preparing for this weekend’s SECs in his latest athlete blog.
Florida junior Ricky Munch writes after the conclusion of the Gators final home meet.
Eva Greene checks in from California after their first dual meets in a month.
As conferences and NCAA approach, Purdue sophomore Stephen Seliskar talks taper, routine and staying focused.
Sarah Haase and the Stanford women’s team return to their campus routines after the holiday season.
Sophomore Stephen Seliskar is back from a lengthy training trip in Hawaii with an update from Purdue.
Florida junior Ricky Munch checks in after returning to Gainesville for the second half of the season.
Sarah Haase checks in from Colorado Springs where the Stanford women’s team are taking advantage of the high tech facilities at the Olympic Training Center.
Eva Greene updates us from Cal before heading to Hawaii for the Golden Bears winter training trip.
Sophomore Sarah Haase checks in after finishing finals at Stanford. She returns to her home pool in Montgomery County to train during her holiday break.
California junior Eva Greene checks in midway through her first semester finals.
Stephen Seliskar is through finals and heading to Hawaii for Purdue’s winter training trip. Read his athlete blog for a first person perspective on how he balances academics and athletics during finals week.
Former area swimmers competing at the NCAA level are making moves towards securing their spot in the March championship meets.
Jack Conger among 65 swimmers who have secured their spots in the NCAA championship meets in March at the midway point in the 2013-2014 NCAA season.
The Cavaliers added signed 13 swimmers and divers to national letters of intent coach Augie Busch announced Monday.
Leesburg-native Damon Rosenburg ended a debate over who holds the Division III record in the 100-yard breaststroke with his performance on Friday in Miami, Ohio.
Ricky Munch checks in after a difficult Ohio State Invitational.
Eva Greene checks in after less-than-ideal conditions at the UNLV Invitational.
Sarah Haase returns from Stanford’s fall invitational with some things to fix before March.
Virginia’s Bradley Phillips tells us his thoughts after a disappointing showing at the Ohio State Invitational.
Stephen Seliskar checks in after competing against the nation’s elite at the Minneapolis Grand Prix.
South Carolina’s Michael Flach swam a college season-best in the 500 freestyle on the first night of finals at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.
VirginiaSports interviews senior Rachel Naurath ahead of Virginia’s trip to the Ohio State Invitational.
Eva Greene breaks down her pre-meet routine ahead of Cal’s trip to Las Vegas for the UNLV Invite.
Sarah Haase discusses Stanford’s “power” Fridays and a renewed focus on speed in this week’s Behind the Blocks blog.
Florida junior Ricky Munch checks in after back-to-back dual meets against SEC competition in this week’s athlete blog.
Senior Brad Phillips discusses learning from disappointing swims after Virginia falls to Texas and Penn State at home.
Stephen Seliskar gets in-depth about approaching early season dual meets.
California swimmer Eva Greene talks about balancing swimming and school in her latest blog post.
Sarah Haase writes about trying to stay healthy during the heavy training season.
Virginia senior Parker Camp talks to VirginiaSports.com about the Cavaliers’ first meet, goals for this season and more.
Bradley Phillips and Virginia swimming receive a visit from National Team Director Frank Busch.
Purdue sophomore Stephen Seliskar talks training cycles and preparing for the upcoming dual meet season.
Ricky Munch checks in after traveling to Missouri for a dual meet.
Find results from Jack Conger’s first collegiate dual meet and more results from local swimmers and divers competing across the nation in this week’s NCAA swimming report.
Augie Busch talks to VirginiaSports.com ahead of the team’s first meet of the season at Navy on Oct. 25.
Junior Eva Greene writes about California’s powerhouse matchup with Florida at an early season dual meet and embracing challenges in the pool.
Stanford sophomore Sarah Haase talks transition, diving back into practice, and team goals.
Colorado swimming sensation Missy Franklin talks college swimming and California life.
22 former area swimmers and divers compete at Virginia Tech invite; Catherine Mulquin strong in debutTuesday, October 15th, 2013
Many familiar names made their collegiate debuts over the weekend and showed off the D.C. area’s impressive swimming talent.
Virginia senior Bradley Phillips writes about adjusting to a new coaching staff in his first athlete blog post.
Purdue sophomore Stephen Seliskar writes about goal setting for the NCAA season in his first athlete blog post.
Florida junior Ricky Munch writes about starting a new season in his first athlete blog post.
Get an inside look at what it takes to train at the NCAA level.
College swimming is back underway around the country. Check out how former local standouts did in last week’s meets.
Missy Franklin arrives at California to begin her freshmen year and the next chapter in her already illustrious swimming career.
Virginia moves quickly replacing longtime coach Mark Bernardino.
Alumni of the University of Virginia swim and dive team have requested a review longtime coach Mark Bernardino’s abrupt retirement last week.
2011-2012 All Met Swimmer of the Year Janet Hu commits to swim for Stanford on first day of recruitment.
Long-time Virginia head swimming and diving coach Mark Bernardino announces retirement.
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.
South Carolina swimmer Michael Flach heads south to train with the elite Gator Swim Club, famed for their brutal practices in and out of the water.
California clinched their first consecutive NCAA men’s swimming and diving championship in the school history after finishing 1-2 in the 200 butterfly on Saturday night.
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.
It is championship season for swimming, and collegiate athletes were on edge during the last two week waiting to see where the NCAA would make their cuts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For swimmers, taper means sleeping in an extra half hour, time spent on starts, turns, and finishes, as a jovial feeling pervades practice, teammates in high spirits, excited to “hit their taper” and swim best times.
Few know the pressure that comes with swimming at that elite level like our athlete contributors, who compete in the ACC and SEC, two of the toughest conferences in the country. Bradley Phillips is two weeks away from entering ACCs, but Amanda Kendall is in her final week of preparation for the Southeastern Conference championship. Michael Flach, training this season under an Olympic redshirt, is taking this time, when most of the country’s elite swimmers are resting for championships, to push his practicing to the next level, heading south to train with friends under the Florida sun.
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.
This week our swimmer bloggers discuss what they are doing outside of the water to ensure success at NCAA conference championships and beyond.
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.
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.
Join us as we recap the year’s top stories!
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.