ATHENS, Ga. — Eleven Georgia swimmers were listed on the official NCAA Championships women’s psych sheet released on Wednesday.
Seniors Chelsea Britt, Megan Kingsley, Stephanie Peters, Meaghan Raab and Kylie Stewart; junior Caitlin Casazza; sophomores Veronica Burchill and Meryn McCann; and freshmen Olivia Anderson, Gabi Fa’amausili and Courtney Harnish received invitations on Wednesday. The Lady Bulldogs likely will add sophomore Jordan Stout and freshman Maddie Wallis as relay alternates.
The Lady Bulldogs will be vying for their eighth national title March 14-17 in Columbus, Ohio. Georgia won national championships in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2013, 2014 and 2016. In the last 19 years, the Lady Bulldogs have finished first or second 15 times and no worse than seventh.
Harnish was the SEC champion in the 1,650 freestyle. Kingsley (200 butterfly) and Harnish (500 freestyle) were the lone Lady Bulldogs to register automatic qualifying standards this season.
Burchill, Harnish, Kingsley and Raab were invited in three events each. Britt and Stewart were picked for two apiece, while Anderson, Casazza, Fa’amausili, McCann and Peters were chosen for one each. Swimmers also may compete on up to four of the five relays.
Wednesday’s announcement, however, does not mean the Lady Bulldogs’ NCAAs roster is set. McKensi Austin, Olivia Ball and Freida Lim will compete Monday through Wednesday in the Zone B Diving Championships at Tennessee as they attempt to join their swimming counterparts in the national meet.
Stanford has the most swimming entries with 18, followed by Texas A&M with 16; Louisville, Michigan and Virginia each with 12; Georgia and Southern Cal with 11 each; and California with 10.
The meet selections for the men’s NCAAs will be announced next week. Their national meet will be March 21-24 in Minneapolis, Minn.