March 20, 2013
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STANFORD, Calif. -
Nearly three weeks after winning the Pac-12 Conference Championships, Stanford now heads to the 2013 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships held March 21-23 at the Indiana University Natatorium in downtown Indianapolis.
Stanford has won eight NCAA titles since 1983 and has finished second or third 16 times since 1981, most recently as the 2010 silver medalist in one of the most tightly contested NCAA Championships ever. Stanford also won the 1980 AIAW national title.
The Cardinal finished fourth at last season's NCAA Championships with 318 points.
Ten swimmers will represent Stanford in individual events at the national meet: Maddy Schaefer (50 free, 100 free, 100 back), Andi Murez (50 free, 100 free, 200 free), Maya DiRado (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 back), Felicia Lee (100 fly, 100 back, 200 back), Mary Olsen (100 breast, 200 breast), Andie Taylor (400 IM, 1,650 free), Allison Brown (500 free), Julia Anderson (200 free), Sarah Haase (100 breast) and Annemarie Thayer (100 back).
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).
The meet will be streamed on ESPN3. Check your local listings for availability as start times are subject to change.
Live results for the meet will be available at GoStanford.com.
The Cardinal secured its 2013 Pac-12 crown by holding off second-place USC, which trailed Stanford by only eight points heading into the final day of competition.
Stanford earned 1,439.5 overall points at the Pac-12 meet, giving the Cardinal its 19th league title and first under head coach Greg Meehan. The Cardinal has now won three of the last four Pac-12 crowns.
Stanford finished the regular season with a 7-2 record in dual meet competition. The Cardinal was ranked fourth in the final regular-season top 25 poll.
This is the 11th time the IU Natatorium will host the NCAA Championships, more than any other venue across the country. The IU Natatorium can seat nearly 3,500 spectators and is the largest indoor swimming venue in America. The NCAA Championships will return to the IU Natatorium in 2017.
NCAA Championships - Schedule of Events
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Thursday, March 21
200 Free Relay
400 Medley Relay
Friday, March 22
200 Medley Relay
800 Free Relay
Saturday, March 23
400 Free Relay