Make it three national titles in three years for the women’s swimming and diving team. After trailing Cal going into the final day of competition, Stanford mounted an impressive comeback at the University of Texas on March 23 to claim its record eleventh NCAA title. This championship brings the school total to 119 NCAA team…
Starting today, top-ranked women’s swimming and diving will be competing for the final time this season at the 2019 NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas.
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.
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.
The Stanford women’s swimming and diving team return home after a successful two-win campaign in the desert. The No. 3 Cardinal (4-0, Pac-12 4-0) dispatched the University of Arizona (3-4, 2-4) 195-99 on Friday.