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Stanford Heads to Texas
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 03/26/2014
NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships
Thursday-Saturday, March 27-29
Austin, Texas • Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center

Television • ESPN3.com (March 28-29)
On the Web • GoStanford.com
Social Hour • @StanfordMswim • #GoStanford
Live Results • GoStanford.com

The Lowdown
• Stanford wraps up its season this week at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

• No strangers to success at the NCAA Championships, the Cardinal finished in the top-four 31 straight times from 1982-2012.

• The Cardinal program boasts eight national titles, tied with Auburn for fifth-most in NCAA history behind Michigan (12), Ohio State (11), Texas (10) and USC (9). Stanford’s latest title was earned in 1988.

• Texas will play host to this season’s championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

The Coverage
• Friday and Saturday’s finals will be streamed live on ESPN3.com. ESPNU will air a 90-minute show at 5 p.m. (PT) on April 9.

• Live results will be available at GoStanford.com.

The Tickets
• All-session tickets can be purchased at TexasSports.com or by calling 512.471.3333. All seats are reserved and are $75 each. If available, single session tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. (CT) on March 24.

The Schedule
• Thursday, March 27
- 11 a.m. (prelims) • 200 freestyle relay, 500 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 freestyle, 400 medley relay
- 1:30 p.m. (prelims) • 1-meter diving
- 7 p.m. (finals) • 200 freestyle relay, 500 freestyle, 200 IM, 50 freestyle, 1-meter diving, 400 medley relay

• Friday, March 28
- 11 a.m. (prelims) • 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke
- 1:30 p.m. (prelims) • 3-meter diving
- 7 p.m. (finals) • 200 medley relay, 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 3-meter diving, 800 freestyle relay

• Saturday, March 29
- 11 a.m. (prelims) • 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 400 freestyle relay
- 1:30 p.m. (prelims) • Platform diving
- 4:45 p.m. • 1,650 freestyle (early heats)
- 7 p.m. (finals) • 1,650 freestyle (last heat of timed finals), 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, platform diving, 400 freestyle relay
(All times CT)

The Student-Athletes
• Stanford’s eight swimmers include Connor Black (100 fly), Drew Cosgarea (400 IM), Tom Kremer (200 free, 200 fly), David Nolan (200 IM, 100 back, 200 back), Mason Shaw (100 breast), Daniel Thomson (1,650), Gray Umbach (200 IM) and Max Williamson (200 IM, 400 IM).

• Among top-10 seeds, Nolan is second in the 200 IM (1:41.49) and eighth in both the 100 (45.66) and 200 back 1:40.60.

• Kristian Ipsen and Bradley Christensen will compete in the diving portion of the championships.

The Last Time at NCAA Championships
• Kristian Ipsen and David Nolan each earned a pair of individual titles at the 2013 NCAA Championships and set four school records under the direction of (then) first-year head coach Ted Knapp.

• Stanford saw 16 performers earn All-America status. Ipsen won titles in the 1- and 3-meter diving events, with Nolan doing so in the 200 IM and 100 back. Ipsen’s 473.75 in the 1-meter was an NCAA Championships record.

• Ipsen (NCAA Diver of the Year) and Rick Schavone (NCAA Diving Coach of the Year) shelved national awards as Stanford overcame a pair of relay disqualifications to finish seventh overall at the NCAA Championships.

The Season
• Kristian Ipsen won his third straight 1- and 3-meter titles at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships to help earn a third straight NCAA Championships berth.

• Stanford finished second at the Pac-12 Conference Championships (March 5-8). David Nolan became the third Pac-12 swimmer to win three consecutive titles in the 200 individual medley, breaking a league and meet record in 1:41.49.

• Ipsen defended his 1-meter title at the Pac-12 meet, earning the 10th 1-meter title in Stanford history. The All-American is the third Cardinal to win multiple 1-meter crowns, joining Bill Main (1968, 1970-710 and Dwight Dumais (2007, 2009).

• Kristian Ipsen won the 1- and 3-meter diving events, but No. 4 Stanford fell to No. 3 Cal in the 2014 edition of the Big Swim, 169-74. Stanford (7-1) was denied a perfect regular season as the Golden Bears (8-0) swept the swimming portion of the 13-event meet on Feb. 22.

• Stanford improved to 7-0 with a 170-128 dual meet win at No. 4 USC (Feb. 8). Daniel Le aided the 400 medley relay squad to a win in 3:13.49 before winning the 100 (54.97) and 200 breast (1:59.62). Kristian Ipsen blew the field away with a 405.60 off the 1-meter board with Bradley Christensen (375.80) taking second. Ipsen carded another win in the 3-meter (413.40) ahead of Christensen’s second-place 374.85.

• Stanford cruised to a 108-91 win at UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 7). The Cardinal was on fire right out the gate, taking the first six events on the day, including three by junior David Nolan. Nolan won the 50 free (20.67), 100 fly (49.22) and 200 medley (1:31.26) together with Will Gunderson, Daniel Le and Connor Black. Underclassmen played a pivotal role again for the Cardinal as freshman Jimmy Yoder won the 1,000 free (9:20.52) ahead of Drew Consgarea (9:33.82), and sophomore Gray Umbach took the 200 IM (1:50.79) and 100 back (50.51).

• Stanford rolled to a 135-101 win over visiting Arizona State on Jan. 25 to complete a Pac-12 weekend doubleheader. Eleven wins highlighted the outing, including strong showings by Stanford’s underclassmen.

• David Nolan, Danny Thomson and Kristian Ipsen each won two individual events to help the Stanford rout No. 5 Arizona, 185-113, Jan. 24. The Cardinal won the meet’s final five events. Ipsen won both diving competitions in convincing fashion. His 409.13 off of the 1-meter board was nearly 50 points ahead of the field and his 429.15 in the 3-meter won by 31.30. Conner Kuremsky scored for Stanford by placing third in each event.

• Stanford posted the top time in each event during a swimming-only dual meet between the Cardinal and Pacific on Jan. 11. The efforts earned Stanford a 145-101 victory to kickoff the New Year.

• After leading Stanford to a dual meet win over Pacific, David Nolan was named the Philip Hunsaker Men’s Division I Swimmer of the Week. Nolan had a hand in Stanford’s 200 medley relay (1:30.29, 22.29 backstroke split) victory and went on to win the 200 free (1:37.00) and 50 free (20.69). Nolan also split an impressive 19.78 in the winning 200 free relay (1:23.33).

• Connor Kuremsky was named Pac-12 Diver of the Month for December, as announced by the league on Jan. 8. Kuremsky competed in the USA Diving Winter National Championships and finished third in the final round of the 1-meter springboard with a 692.40. Kuremsky competed alongside David Bonuchi in the synchronized 3-meter springboard and placed fourth in the preliminary round to advance to the finals, where the duo finished eighth overall with 737.01 points.

• Stanford punctuated the fall portion of its schedule with a win at the three-day UNLV Invitational (Nov. 21-23). The Cardinal men’s swimmers shelved 1,262 points for the victory, far beyond second-place UNLV (748) and bronze-worthy Wyoming (370).

• While its swimmers were in Las Vegas, the Cardinal divers competed at the Art Adamson Invitational (Nov. 21-23) hosted by Texas A&M. Kristen Ipsen (407.50) won the 1-meter ahead of teammate Connor Kuremsky (378.15). Bradley Christensen (363.70) tied for fourth. Ipsen was silver off the 3-meter board with 405.40 points with Christensen (402.85) taking third. The Cardinal had five divers finish in the top 10 of the event. Larry Reinhard, Jr. (254.10) was also 10th off the platform.

• In a Nov. 6 outing, Stanford took on Cal in an unscored triple-distance meet at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

• Stanford handed visiting Wisconsin a 176-116 defeat Nov. 2 at Avery Aquatic Center, its second dual meet win over a Big Ten Conference foe in as many outings. David Nolan took the 200 free in 1:37.60. Tom Kremer (1:39.09) was next in line for Stanford with a bronze showing. Nolan would go on to win the 200 back (1:46.23) and Kremer did the same in the 100 free (45.03). Kristian Ipsen (398.25) won the 1-meter as Bradley Christensen (348.90) claimed second. Bradley (384.83) responded with a win in the 3-meter. Each Cardinal diver notched an NCAA qualifying score.

• Stanford won 11 of 16 events to capture an Oct. 12 dual meet with visiting Indiana, 183-111, at Avery Aquatic Center. Stanford went into exhibition mode for the final two events after clinching the team win. The freshmen class had a stellar outing with five first-place finishes among the 12 individual swimming events.

• Stanford opened its season Oct. 4 with an unscored and friendly non-traditional meet with West Coast neighbor UC Santa Cruz.


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