For the third straight year, the women’s swimming and diving team has captured the Pac-12 conference title, marking the first three-peat since Arizona from 2006-08. The 1,775 point victory was the third highest score in the history of the meet, and it fell just 1.5 points short of last year’s performance.
The top-ranked women’s swimming and diving team entered Friday with a 130 point lead in the Pac-12 Championships, and they closed Friday with a 190 point lead. In the heart of the meet, swimmers and divers competed across six individual events and one relay.
Two days into the Pac-12 tournament, the women’s swimming and diving team sits comfortably in first place. The meet began predictably on Wednesday night, with the Cardinal relays finishing second to Cal. Thursday night featured the team’s first win by senior Ella Eastin in the 500-yard free. Eastin was also named the Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving Scholar Athlete of the Year on Thursday morning.
Today begins the No. 1 women’s swimming and diving (7-0, 7-0 PAC-12) quest for the PAC-12 conference title. The conference championships will run through Saturday night when the team who has accumulated the most points will be crowned PAC-12 champion, a title previously bestowed upon the Cardinal a record 21 times.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Stanford women’s swimming and diving team (7-0, 7-0 Pac-12) ended their dual meet season undefeated after a dominant 192-107 victory against No. 6 California (7-2, 6-1). The top-ranked Cardinal advanced their win streak to 30 consecutive dual meets.
Tomorrow, the women’s swimming and diving team (6-0, 6-0 Pac-12) will compete in their final dual meet of the season across the Bay against arch-rival Cal (7-1, 6-0). The Cardinal are ranked third in the country, while the Golden Bears sit at fourth, marking the fifth consecutive year both teams enter the meet in the top five.
Over the weekend, the No. 3 Stanford women’s swimming and diving team (6-0, Pac-12 6-0) collected two more convincing wins against ranked opponents. Friday afternoon saw the downfall of No. 20 UCLA (8-2, 4-2), 163-128, while on Senior Day, No. 14 USC (6-2, 4-2) was trounced 187-107.
The Stanford women’s swimming and diving team (4-0, Pac-12 4-0) will play host for the final time this season against UCLA (8-0, 4-0) this afternoon and No. 7 USC (6-0, 4-0) on Saturday. Before Saturday’s meet, the team’s three seniors, Ella Eastin, Leah Stevens and Kim Williams, will be recognized after almost four standout years on the team.