No. 2 Cardinal readies for Ohio State Invitational
- Fall team competition will wrap up this weekend in Columbus, Ohio. No. 2 Stanford women's swimming and diving heads to the Ohio State Invitational at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, home of the the Cardinal's 2018 national championship. Competition begins on Thursday and continues through Saturday. Links to watch and live results are above.
A documentary features our journey to back-to-back national championships and the bright future ahead.
Stanford's meet with No. 1 Texas was cancelled on Friday after the Northern California wildfires comprised the air quality. Stanford has won 25 straight dual meets. The Cardinal's last defeat in a dual was to No. 3 Cal on Feb. 14, 2015—which also marks a string of 23 straight Pac-12 dual meet victories since that loss. The Cardinal has also won 17 straight dual meets at home dating back to Oct. 30, 2014 against Texas (156-144).
Last Time Out
Stanford started its 2018-19 campaign with a pair of victories in October. The Cardinal opened the season with a 191-101 victory over Utah at Avery Aquatic Center on Nov. 9. Stanford won all 16 events, including seven by freshmen. A full recap is here
Just three days later, the Cardinal capped its opening week with its second Pac-12 dual win, 169-86, over Washington State at Gibb Pool in Pullman, Washington. Freshman Zoe Bartel
, freshman Taylor Ruck
and junior Erin Voss
each set pool records while Lauren Pitzer
won a pair of events, and Lucie Nordmann
earned her first collegiate victory. A full recap is here
Last Time at McCorkle
The last time the Cardinal was in Columbus was a victory leap into the diving well at Ohio State's McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Stanford celebrated its second straight NCAA team title. The Cardinal had 16 different All-Americans combine for 56 All-America honors, five American records, eight individual national championships and five relay titles. For more on the historic season, click here
Seniors Ella Eastin
, Leah Stevens
and Kim Williams
were selected as team captains for the 2018-19 season. Hailing from Irvine, Calif., Louisville, Ky., and Bellevue, Wash., respectively, Eastin, Stevens and Williams have been key members of Stanford's back-to-back Pac-12 and NCAA championship teams. The trio has combined for 23 All-America honors, including 13 national titles and 11 Pac-12 titles, and has been equally inspiring in the classroom with six Pac-12 All-Academic honors between them.
"This is a very deserving honor for Ella, Leah and Kim," Meehan said. "They have each grown into this role over the past three years, and our team is already thriving because of their leadership skills. I'm excited to see where it takes us."
Avery Aquatic Center received a large-sized upgrade during the offseason. The new scoreboard will serve all of Stanford's aquatic sports including the men's and women's swimming and diving programs, both water polo teams and synchronized swimming.
Only one team each year gets this moment. Last week, the Cardinal received its NCAA national championship rings, designed by the outgoing seniors. Several of the seniors were able to make it back to campus for the ring ceremony.
In a nine-part Q&A series with the incoming freshmen class, Stanford fans got to know the newest Cardinal. Recognized as the top recruiting class in the country at the time of their signing, the nine new freshmen are comprised of seven swimmers and two divers from eight different states and all four time zones -- Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, New York, Tennessee and Texas. Here is a look back at each Q&A installment with the Class of 2022:
Sept. 25 - Zoe Bartel
Sept. 26 - Amlie Fackenthal
Sept. 27 - Anya Goeders
Sept. 28 - Daria Lenz
Oct. 1 - Allie Raab
Oct. 2 - Lucie Nordmann
Oct. 3 - Taylor Ruck
Oct. 4 - Carolina Sculti
Oct. 5 - Morgan Tankersley
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