Uploaded: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 4:26 PM
Stanford swimmers getting ready for their NCAA meets
|The Stanford men's and women's swim programs now know which Cardinal athletes will be headed to their respective NCAA championships.
Still to be decided are Stanford's diving representatives. Those will be determined after the NCAA Zone Diving Championships this weekend in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Stanford women will have nine swimmers and one alternate in their championships, set for March 21-23 in Indianapolis, Ind.
The Cardinal also qualified for each of the five relays: 200 free (1:28.86), 400 free (3:12.63), 800 free (6:57.12), 200 medley (1:36.54) and 400 medley (3:32.06).
Maddy Schaefer secured bids in the 50 free (22.12), 100 free (47.85) and 100 back (52.85).
Andi Murez's three qualifying performances came in the 50 free (22.25), 100 free (47.86) and 200 free (1:44.42). Murez ranks seventh nationally in the 200 free.
Schaefer is third among NCAA swimmers in the 100 free and Murez ranks fourth.
Maya DiRado qualified for the 200 IM (1:55.44), 400 IM (4:00.58) and 200 back (1:51.65). DiRado has the nation's second-fastest time in the 400 IM and sixth-best 200 back time.
Felicia Lee will compete in the 100 fly (52.32), 100 back (51.63) and 200 back (1:54.24). Lee enters the meet with the fourth-fastest 100 back performance on the season.
Julia Anderson will swim the 200 free (1:45.53).
Sarah Haase went 59.39 in the 100 breast for the 10-seed in the event.
Annemarie Thayer will swim in the 100 back (52.93) and Mary Olsen qualified for the 100 breast (1:00.18) and 200 breast (2:09.91).
Andie Taylor qualified for the 400 IM (4:07.82) and 1,650 free (16:13.82). Allison Brown is an alternate in the 500 free (4:42.96).
Stanford earned its 19th team title two weeks ago at the Pac-12 Conference championships in Federal Way, Wash. The Cardinal has now won three of the past four Pac-12 crowns.
The Stanford men, meanwhile, have qualified 14 swimmers for the NCAA Championships, following the release of the official psych sheet Wednesday. The total ties Stanford for third with Florida for the most swimmers in the NCAA finale behind Michigan (17) and Cal (16).
Stanford also posted automatic qualifying swims each of the five relays.
Coming off a runner-up finish at the Pac-12 Conference Championships, Stanford looks to improve its streak of 31 straight top-four finishes at the NCAAs. The men's national meet will be held March 28-30, also at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.
There will be 51 teams represented at the NCAA Championships, comprised of 235 total swimmers. Divers will be added to rosters following the conclusion of all five zone meets this week.
Stanford's Eddie Penev was named the College Gymnastics Association Gymnast of the Week as the nation's top collegiate gymnast for the second consecutive week, as announced by the organization Wednesday.
It is Penev's third honor this season and fifth in his career.
Penev had a terrific weekend, leading Stanford to a season-high team score of 438.600 against No. 14 Army and Springfield in West Point, N.Y.
Penev claimed individual victories in floor and the all-around with season-bests of 16.050 and 89.100.
's all-around score was just one-tenth lower than his career-high (89.200) and is the second-highest individual score of gymnasts ranked in the top-20 this season.
Penev also earned a career-best on pommel horse (14.700), tied a career-high on high bar (14.800), set a season-high on rings (14.750) and earned a 15.200 on vault.
Penev ranks first in the nation in floor (15.900 avg.), vault (15.367) and the all-around (88.750). He ranks 14th in parallel bars (14.883) and 18th in high bar (14.717).
Stanford heads to Norway for its next competition, meeting the Norwegian and Italian national teams on March 23.
The Cardinal will return stateside for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on April 6.
Stanford redshirt freshman Evan Silver was one of 44 wrestlers to receive an at-large berth into the 2013 NCAA Championships, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
Silver, who competes at 125 pounds, was the only wrestler from the Pac-12 Conference to receive an at-large berth to the NCAA Championships, held March 21-23 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Silver leads the Cardinal this season with a 25-13 overall record and a 16-6 mark in duals. He has posted four major decisions and two falls on the season.
His 25 wins ties Lucas Espericueta and Ryan Mango for the fifth all-time by a freshman in school history.
The at-large selections were made by the Division I Wrestling Committee using the following selection criteria: head-to-head competition, quality wins, results against common opponents, winning percentage, rating percentage index, coaches ranking, qualifying event placement, and number of matches contested at that weight class.
Joining Silver in Des Moines next week are juniors Bret Baumbach and Dan Scherer.
Baumbach captured his first Pac-12 title at 165 pounds, while Scherer finished fourth at heaveyweight at the conference tournament to receive automatic bids.
Stanford is sending 11 competitors to the National Collegiate Men's and Women's Fencing Championships, which begin March 21 in San Antonio, Texas.
The 10th-ranked men's fencing team will send six representatives including Alexander Massialas and Turner Caldwell in foil, Daniel Wolfson and Cameron Lindsay in sabre and Jake Harbour and Paul Riviere in epee. Riviere earned an at-large bid based on his performance throughout the season.
The women's fencing team will be represented by Francesca Bassa and Vivian Kong in epee, Avery Youngblood and Atira Richards in sabre and Lily McElwee in foil.
There will be a total of 144 competitors among the six events at the championship tournament, co-hosted by The University of the Incarnate Word and San Antonio Sports. The semifinal and championship rounds on Friday, March 22 and Sunday, March 24 will be televised live on ESPN3.com.
— Stanford Athletics
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