2016 NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship Gets Underway Wednesday

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The McAuley Aquatic Center on the campus of Georgia Tech will play host to the 2016 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, which will take place Wednesday through Saturday. Preliminary events begin each day at 10 a.m., with finals held at 6 p.m.

The ACC will be well represented at this year’s championship, with 60 individuals and 24 relay squads having qualified for the event from 10 different league programs.  

Four ACC teams are ranked in the CSCAA Poll entering the championship. Fresh off its ACC Championship, Virginia sits at No. 5 in the country and is followed by No. 10 NC State, No. 15 North Carolina, and No. 17 Louisville.

Two ACC swimmers enter the meet as defending champions in multiple events. Louisville’s Kelsi Worrell won the 100 and 200 butterfly titles last year, while Virginia’s Leah Smith was victorious in the 500 and 1,650 freestyle. In the team standings last season, seven ACC teams finished in the top 25, led by No. 5 Virginia and No. 6 Louisville. 

For the second time in program history, Georgia Tech and the McAuley Aquatic Center will serve as the host site for the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. Georgia Tech previously hosted the 2006 NCAA Championships and the CRC was also the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics swimming and diving competitions.

Competition will begin Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET with the 800 free relay. Live results can be followed at http://bit.ly/2524O9r. Additionally, fans can watch the action for Wednesday, Thursday and prelims Friday and Saturday at www.atlantaswimming.com/Webcast. Friday and Saturday’s finals will be streamed live on ESPN3.

For more information on the event, visit: http://theacc.co/21va153.

The full list of ACC qualifiers is below.

Duke
200 Freestyle Relay
400 Freestyle Relay 
Isabella Paez (200 FL)
Leah Goldman (100 FL)
Madeline Rusch (50 FR)

Florida State
Ariel Finke (1650 FR)
Megan Brown (400 IM)

Louisville
200 Freestyle Relay
400 Freestyle Relay
800 Freestyle Relay 
200 Medley Relay
400 Medley Relay
Abigail Houch (200 FR, 200 FL)
Alina Kendzior (200 IM, 100 BK)
Andrea Acquista (Diving)
Andrea Cottrell (200 IM, 100 BR, 200 BR)
Andrea Kneppers (500 FR, 200 FR)
Kelsi Worrell (50 FR, 100 FL, 200 FL)
Mallory Comerford (500 FR, 200 FR)
Marah Pugh (200 FL)
Rachael Bradford-Feldman (200 IM, 400 IM)

Miami
Angela Algee (100 FL)
Wallace Layland (Diving)

NC State
200 Freestyle Relay
400 Freestyle Relay
800 Freestyle Relay
200 Medley Relay
400 Medley Relay
Alexia Zevnik (200 IM, 100 BK, 200 BK)
Ashlyn Koletic (50 FR, 100 BK)
Courtney Caldwell (100 BK)
Erika Bonnema (50 FR, 100 FR)
Hannah Moore (500 FR, 400 IM, 1650 FR)
Kayla  Brumbaum (100 BR, 200 BR)
Krista Duffield (100 FL)
Michelle Craddock (200 FR)
Natalie Labonge (50 FR, 100 FL, 100 FR)
Rachel Muller (500 FR, 200 F, 1650 FR)
Rachel Mumma (Diving)

North Carolina
200 Freestyle Relay
400 Freestyle Relay
800 Freestyle Relay
200 Medley Relay
400 Medley Relay
Abigail Fisher (200 BR)
Allyn Hardesty (200 FR, 100 FR)
Annie Harrison (200 BK)
Caroline Baldwin (50 FR, 100 BK, 100 FR)
Elissa Dawson (Diving)
Emma Nunn (400 IM, 200 FL)
Hellen Moffitt (100 FL, 100 BK, 200 BK)
Lauren Earp (100 FR)
Sarah Hitchens (100 BK)
Sarah Koucheki (100 FL, 200 FL)

Notre Dame
Alla Moynihan (200 FR)
Anne Crea (Diving)
Emma Gaboury (Diving)

Pitt
Amanda Richey (1650 FR)
Kaleigh Ritter (1650 FR)
Meme Sharp (Diving)

Virginia
200 Freestyle Relay
400 Freestyle Relay
800 Freestyle Relay
200 Medley Relay
400 Medley Relay
Caitlin Cooper (50 FR)
Courtney Bartholomew (200 IM, 100 BK, 200 BK)
Ellen Thomas (50 FR, 100 FL, 100 FR)
Eryn Eddy (100 FR)
Hanne Borgersen (500 FR, 1650 FR)
Jennifer Marrkand (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 BK)
Kaitlin Jones (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 FL)
Laura Simon (100 BR, 200 BR)
Leah Smith (500 FR, 200 FR, 1650 FR)
Megan Moroney (200 FR, 200 BK)
Shannon Rauth (100 FL)
Vivian Tafuto (100 BR)

Virginia Tech
800 Freestyle Relay
400 Medley Relay
Ashlynn Peters (Diving)
Jessica Hespeler (500 FR, 200 FR, 1650 FR)
Klaudia Nazieblo (400 IM, 200 BK, 200 FL)
Margaret Gruber (100 FL)
Weronika Paluszek (100 BR, 200 BR)