CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's swimming and diving team is set to compete at the 2019 NCAA Championships at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas. The meet is set to run from Wednesday, March 20-Saturday, March 23.
Although the meet will commence on Wednesday, the Crimson will be in action starting on Thursday with the prelims of the 50 free (9 a.m. CT), 200 individual medley (9 a.m. CT) and the 1-meter diving competition (11:30 a.m. CT). Friday will feature the 200 free (9 a.m. CT) and the 3-meter diving event (11:30 a.m. CT), and Saturday will be highlighted by the 100 free (9 a.m. CT) and 200 back (9 a.m. CT).
Finals for all events will be showcased each day in the evening session, which is slated for a 5 p.m. CT start.
Prelims and all diving consolations will be streamed for free through TexasSports.com. Wednesday and Thursday's finals are set to air on ESPN3, with ESPNU picking up the finals coverage on Friday and Saturday.
How to Follow
Watch Swimming and Diving Prelims/Diving Consolations: TexasSports.com
Watch Wednesday Evening Finals: ESPN3
Watch Thursday Evening Finals: ESPN3
Watch Friday Evening Finals: ESPNU
Watch Saturday Evening Finals: ESPNU
Swimming Results: Sidearm Stats
Diving Results: divemeets.com
What to Know
- Harvard will travel junior Miki Dahlke, sophomore Georgina Milne and first-years Morgane Herculano, Esther Lawrence and Samantha Shelton to the NCAA Championships. The five Crimson qualifiers are the most since before the 2009-10 campaign. Harvard has had no more than two NCAA qualifiers in any season since '09-10.
- The Crimson is sending multiple athletes to the NCAA Championships for the fifth straight year and multiple swimmers for the first time since 2012. This is the first time Harvard has had multiple divers in the event since before the 2009-10 season.
- Dahlke is making her third consecutive appearance at the national meet and will be competing in the 50 free (Thursday), 200 free (Friday) and 100 free (Saturday). The junior is a part of the championship field in the 100 and 200 free for the third year in a row. Dahlke, meanwhile, will swim in the 50 free for the first time since 2017.
- For Milne, Herculano, Lawrence and Shelton, this will mark their first appearance at the NCAA meet. Milne, Herculano and Lawrence will compete on the 3-meter board (Friday), with Herculano also set to dive in the 1-meter event (Thursday). Shelton is slated to swim in the 200 individual medley (Thursday), 200 free (Friday) and 200 back (Saturday).
- Harvard's diving trio secured their spots at the NCAA Championships last week while competing at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships in Annapolis, Maryland. Lawrence and Milne finished in fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the 3-meter event. Herculano came in fifth in the 1-meter competition and as a result of her ninth-place performance the day before at three meters, she became eligible to dive at that height (those who qualify in one event and finish in the top 12 of the other become eligible to participate).
- Shelton was a qualifier in the 200 back after an impressive 1:54.01 at the Ivy League Championships. The freshman also received an invite to race in the 200 free and 200 IM as a result of her B-cuts, which were also accomplished at the league meet.
At The Helm
Stephanie Wriede Morawski '92 is in her 22nd season as The Costin Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving. She has guided the Crimson to back-to-back Ivy League titles and the school's fourth championship in the last six years. Harvard has won 14 Ivy League championships in program history.