Pair from Swim & Dive Ready for NCAA Championships

March 13, 2018

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COLUMBUS, Ohio– The San Diego State swimming and diving team sends a duo of student-athletes to the NCAA Championships this week with sophomore swimmer Courtney Vincent and senior diver Alexandra Caplan.  The meet begins Wednesday, March 14, at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion and will wrap up this Saturday, March 17. 

Vincent qualified in the 100 fly, which will start with the preliminary competition on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. ET. Vincent’s time of 52.41 won the individual title at the Mountain West Championships and is the 38th fastest in NCAA Division I this year. Vincent’s time also set the program record, besting her teammate Summer Harrison’s previous school record of 52.68 set in the 2017 Mountain West Championships. Vincent is one of two Mountain West swimmers competing in Ohio this week.

Caplan makes another trip to the national meet after earning honorable mention all-American honors on the 3-meter board last season. Caplan’s weekend begins with 1-meter competition on Friday, March 16, with 3-meter action taking place on Saturday, March 17, and platform competition happening on Sunday, March 18. Caplan is currently the program’s record holder in both 1-meter and 3-meter competition. Last week, Caplan placed fifth and 11th in the 3-meter and 1-meter in the Zone E Diving Championships, respectively, to qualify for the national meet.

Each day at nationals preliminary rounds will start at 10:00 a.m. ET with finals competition taking place at 6:00 p.m. ET. Ohio State will produce a live stream of the preliminary rounds on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and the finals round on each day of the championships. ESPNU will broadcast the championships finals session on Friday starting at 5 p.m. ET and the finals session on Saturday starting at 6:00 p.m.

A total of 322 participants (281 swimmers and 41 divers) will compete in the championships. It’s the first time SDSU has sent multiple student-athletes to the NCAA championships since the Aztecs placed 39th as a team in the 2015 national meet.

The Aztecs finished its 2017-18 conference season with a second-place finish at the MW Championships and recorded a top-three finish for the ninth consecutive year.

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