St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 13, 2018 – The 2018 University Athletic Association (UAA) Swimming and Diving Championship begins Wednesday, Feb. 14 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 17 at Emory University's Madeleine Jude Brown Aquatic Center in Atlanta.
Championship coverage includes live stream and live results available free of charge by Emory's athletic department. The links are provided above, as well as the Championship page and the UAA program.
The Championship features several of the top NCAA Division III programs according to the latest College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) national rankings. Emory's women and men rank second and third respectively, the highest nationally of any UAA member.
The WashU men rank sixth nationally, which is the second best UAA ranking. Also drawing top-25 recognition were No. 7 New York, No. 8 Chicago and No. 12 Carnegie Mellon. The Bears have nine times that rank in the top-10 in Division III this season, including the nation's second best times by junior Kevin Van Cleave (200 IM – 1:48.21) and sophomore Peyton Wilson (200 backstroke – 1:46.28).
There are seven women's teams referenced in the CSCAA rankings from the UAA. Following Emory are No. 8 New York, No. 9 Carnegie Mellon, No. 10 Chicago, No. 11 WashU, No. 23 Case Western Reserve and Rochester is also receiving votes. Seniors Niamh O'Grady and Nicole Zanolli are littered throughout the top times in many Division III events including O'Grady's third ranked 200 IM (2:02.97) and Zanolli's sixth ranked 200 freestyle (1:50.98).
Last year, the WashU men claimed a runner-up status during the UAA Championships and both the men and women finished sixth overall during the NCAA Division III Championships. Head coach Brad Shively and staff were honored as the 2017 UAA Men's Swimming Coaching Staff of the Year.
The UAA Championship kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 12:45 p.m. with the women's one-meter dive. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.