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Andison and McCormick to Compete at the 2018 NCAA Championships

Feb. 28, 2018

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DENVER (DU/NCAA) – University of Denver women’s swimming junior Bailey Andison (Smits Falls, Ontario) and senior Morgan McCormick (Golden, Colo.) have qualified for the 2018 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, the NCAA announced on Wednesday.

Andison qualified in the 200 IM and 400 IM, while McCormick booked her spot to Columbus, Ohio, in the 200 back. The championships, which will be hosted by Ohio State and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, will be held March 14-17 at the McCorkle Aquatic Center Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio.

An All-American in both events that she has qualified for, Andison recorded the eighth-best time in the country this season in the 200 IM (1:54.38) and the 13th-best time in the 400 IM (4:06.10). McCormick turned in the 26th-best time in the country this season in the 200 back with a 1:53.11.

Thanks to their qualifications in other events, McCormick was also invited to compete in the 100 fly (54th seed – 53.33) and the 100 back (42nd-52.74), while Andison was invited to swim in the 200 breast (43rd – 2:10.83).

Denver had two relays in the national top-25 that did not qualify on Wednesday. Denver’s 200 free relay clocked in at 1:29.35 to finish 24th nationally, while the Pioneers 200 medley relay also finished 24th with a 1:37.19. Both relay times were school records.

In the up-to-date Mid Major rankings, Denver’s women top the standings once again, while the Pioneer men are third in the latest Mid Major rankings.

A total of 322 participants (281 swimmers and 41 divers) will compete in the championships. Swimmers qualified for the championships by meeting the established minimum time for the events in which they entered.

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SPNU will broadcast live the championship finals session Friday starting at 5 p.m. Eastern time. The finals session on Saturday will be streamed live by ESPN3 starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time. All sessions not broadcast by either ESPNU or ESPN3 will be streamed live on the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships microsite at www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com. Tape delayed coverage of the women's championships will be broadcast on ESPNU March 25 at 4 p.m. Eastern time.

UP NEXT: Denver will have participants compete at the CSCAA National Invitational Championships (March 8-10) in Annapolis. All Division I conference champions (individual and relay) receive an automatic invitation to the NIC. Individuals and relays may also qualify by equaling or surpassing the automatic time standards.


 

 

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The University of Denver is holding an alumni giving challenge for the 2017-2018 season in an effort to increase student-athlete alumni participation in the Denver Athletics Annual Fund. The sport with the highest percentage of alumni participation will receive an additional $10,000 of support through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Alumni can make a gift onlineby calling 303-871-2388 during normal business hours or by sending a check to:

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