Seven Ivies Ready for NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships
INDIANAPOLIS -- Seven Ivy swimmers are set to begin competition Thursday when the 2013 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships open at the IU Natatorium.
Columbia, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale each have qualifiers for this year's championship. Ivies will compete in 12 different events throughout the weekend's championship.
Columbia junior Alena Kluge will compete in the 400 IM, while the Lions' senior Katie Meili will compete in the 200 IM, 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke. Meili was selected Swimmer of the Meet at the Ivy League Championship meet last month in Princeton, earning All-Ivy in four different events.
Harvard junior Sara Li will compete in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle events. Crimson sophomore Courtney Otto was slated to compete in the 200 butterfly and the 400 IM, but will not make the trip due to injury.
Penn junior Shelby Fortin will compete in the 500 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle. Princeton junior Elizabeth Boyce qualified for the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke events. Yale freshman Eva Fabian will be in the 1,650 freestyle, while her teammate senior Alex Forrester will compete in the 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly.
Georgia, a four-time national champion, is the only school which qualified the maximum number of 19 swimmers and divers for the championships. California-Berkeley is the two-time defending champion. The three-day meet begins Thursday at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. Finals will be held all three nights, preceded by preliminary races during day sessions.
ESPN3 will stream live coverage on Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 7 pm.