SEC Champion Aggies take biggest group of qualifiers ever to NCAA Championships

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Texas A&M appears well-equipped to post its 12th straight top 10 team finish at the 2018 NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships after qualifying a school-record 18 swimmers and divers for the national meet that starts on Wednesday at Ohio State University.

The 2018 NCAA Championships start on Wednesday with the finals of the 800-yard freestyle relay at 5 p.m. CT. For a complete schedule, go to: http://bit.ly/2IpGhVI

#QUALIFIED!!

Texas A&M’s 2018 NCAA roster will be the largest group of qualified competitors the Aggies have ever taken to the national meet. The 2015 team also took 18 competitors, but with 17 qualifiers and one relay alternate. The Aggies have at least one competitor in every event.

Texas A&M’s 2018 NCAA Championships Roster

Swimmer

Cl.-Exp.

Qualified Event (s)

Anna Belousova

So.-HS

100/200 breaststroke, 200 IM

Lisa Bratton

Sr.-3L

100/200 backstroke, 200 IM

Jorie Caneta

Sr.-2L

100/200 breaststroke

McKenna DeBever

Jr.-TR

100/200 freestyle, 200 IM

Bethany Galat

Sr.-3L

200/400 IM, 200 breaststroke

Béryl Gastaldello

Sr.-3L

50/100 freestyle, 100 butterfly

Esther Gonzalez Medina

Sr.-3L

200 breaststroke, 200/400 IM

Monika Gonzalez-Hermosillo

Jr.-1L

200 breaststroke, 200/400 IM

Alaïs Kalonji

Jr.-2L

1m/3m springboard, platform dive

Kristin Malone

Sr.-3L

100/200 freestyle, 200 IM

Caitlynn Moon

Sr.-3L

200/500/1,650 freestyle

Sydney Pickrem

Jr.-2L

200/400 IM, 200 breaststroke

Taylor Pike

Fr.-HS

100/200 butterfly

Katie Portz

So.-1L

100/200/500 freestyle

Jing Quah

Fr.-HS

100/200 butterfly, 200 IM

Claire Rasmus

Jr.-2L

100/200/500 freestyle

Victoria Roubique

So.-TR

100/200 breaststroke

Haley Yelle

Fr.-HS

200/500/1,650 freestyle

Streaks:

· Texas A&M has a streak of 11 straight top 10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, dating back to the program’s first top 10 effort in 2007.

· The Aggies have scored at least 200 points at six straight national meets, and the team has hit triple digits at 12 straight NCAA Championships.

· The Aggies have five straight top four national finishes, including last year’s program-best third-place performance.

Fixture in the Top 10

(NCAA finishes under Steve Bultman)

YEAR

NCAA FINISH

POINTS

2017

3rd

292.5

2016

4th

309.0

2015

4th

231.0

2014

4th

336.0

2013

4th

323.5

2012

6th

262.0

2011

10th

182.0

2010

6th

311.0

2009

8th

186.0

2008

4th

315.0

2007

8th

198.0

2006

11th

118.0

2005

t14th

84.0

2004

16th

100.5

2003

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DNS

2002

26th

21.0

2001

26th

26.0

2000

25th

24.0

Bold -- Indicates program bests