March 11, 2020

Ohio State Sends 14 Women’s Swimmers to NCAA Championships

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Psych Sheet | Official Selections | Relays

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Committee announced the swimmers who qualified for the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, with 12 individual qualifying berths and five qualifying relay times earned by Ohio State. The Championships will take place March 18-21 in Athens, Georgia.

Six swimmers qualified for single events including Hanna Bach (100 breast), Rebekah Bradley (100 back), Amy Fulmer (100 free), Josie Panitz (100 breast), Taylor Petrak (50 free), and Georgia White (200 free). Sally Tafuto, Freya Rayner and Hanna Gresser all qualified for two events each while Kathrin Demler, Molly Kowal and Kristen Romano lead the Buckeye swimmers with three events each. In addition to the 12 individual swimmers, Katie Trace and Lucija Jurkovic-Perisa will be among the relay swimmers. Kowal holds the top time in the NCAA for the 1,650 freestyle while Demler has the fourth fastest time in the 400 individual medley.

Ohio State’s 12 qualifiers is the most of Big Ten teams. Out of 54 teams with selected swimmers, Ohio State ranks in the Top 5 with numbers of qualifiers.

Divers can qualify based on finished in all three events at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships, held Thursday through Saturday (March 12-14) in Lexington, Kentucky.

Ohio State Selections with seeding:

Hannah Bach – 100 Breaststroke – No. 6 (58.76)
Rebekah Bradley – 100 Backstroke – No. 32 (52.67)
Kathrin Demler – 500 Freestyle – No. 9 (4:37.04)
Kathrin Demler – 400 IM – No. 4 (4:03.96)
Kathrin Demler – 200 Butterfly – No. 18 (1:54.44)
Amy Fulmer – 100 Freestyle – No. 31 (48.44)
Hanna Gresser – 100 Breaststroke – No. 21 (59.55)
Hanna Gresser – 200 Breaststroke – No. 28 (2:08.60)
Molly Kowal – 500 Freestyle – No. 26 (4:39.27)
Molly Kowal – 400 IM – No. 35 (4:09.93)
Molly Kowal – 1650 Freestyle – No. 1 (15:43.17)
Josephine Panitz – 100 Breaststroke – No. 23 (59.61)
Taylor Petrak – 50 Freestyle – No. 34 (22.18)
Freya Rayner – 50 Freestyle – No. 13 (21.85)
Freya Rayner – 100 Freestyle – No. 10 (47.81)
Kristen Romano – 200 IM – No. 33 (1:57.14)
Kristen Romano – 400 IM – No. 22 (4:07.72)
Kristen Romano – 200 Backstroke – No. 37 (1:53.99)
Sally Tafuto – 500 Freestyle – No. 38 (4:41.20)
Sally Tafuto – 1650 Freestyle – No. 32 (16:13.75)
Georgia White – 200 Freestyle – No. 24 (1:44.63)

Relays:

800 Freestyle Relay – No. 14 (7:00.30)

400 Freestyle Relay – No. 12 (3:13.06)

200 Freestyle Relay – No. 9 (1:27.57)

400 Medley Relay – No. 17 (3:31:98)

200 Medley Relay – No. 4 (1:35.17)