No.1 Stanford women’s swimming and diving (7-0, 6-0 Pac-12) host No. 4 Cal (9-0, 6-0) in a dual-meet on Senior Day in Avery Aquatic Center.
After a 4-day domination of the pool in Indianapolis, top-ranked Stanford women’s swimming and diving took home their first national title in 19 years thanks to 47 All-America honors to go along with seven individual championships and three relay titles.
This Wednesday, Stanford women’s swimming and diving begins the NCAA competition in Indianapolis, vying for its first NCAA championship since 1998. Armed with more national titles than any other program and top-three finishes in the last three consecutive years, the No. 1 Cardinal approach the NCAAs with sixteen qualifiers hungry for a championship.
The wait is finally over for No. 1 Stanford women’s swimming, as the team collected its 20th Pac-12 conference crown this weekend. After three consecutive second-place finishes dating back to 2014, the Cardinal turned in a dominant performance in Federal Way, Washington, scoring 1,587 points to blow past No. 2 Cal (1,392) and No. 6 USC (1,250), who rounded out the podium.
No. 2 Stanford women’s swimming and diving ended their home schedule with a trio of pool records and a 202-98 annihilation of No. 4 USC on Saturday.
On Saturday, Jan. 21, Stanford’s No. 2 women’s and No. 8 men’s swim teams headed to Tucson, where they faced off against the No. 17-ranked women and No. 18-ranked men of the University of Arizona. Both Stanford teams emerged victorious, with the women winning 190-104 and the men winning 170-118.
For the second time in three years, Stanford women’s swimming and diving cemented its status as one of the nation’s elite at the NCAA Championships but fell just short of the national title. The Cardinal fought back from a sixth-place ranking going into the third day of the championship meet in Atlanta, Georgia, but ultimately fell 19 points short…
Despite setting two new American relay records, winning 10 individual Pac-12 titles and mounting a furious rally on the final day of the meet, No. 1 Stanford women’s swimming and diving ultimately fell just short of the top prize, finishing as the Pac-12 runner-up for the third straight season, as No. 4 USC held off the Stanford surge to claim its first ever conference championship.