Olympians to Headline USA College Challenge Rosters
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Fifteen Team USA Olympians will be in action later this month when members of the USA Swimming National Team face collegiate swimming stars from the Pac-12 Conference in the second edition of the USA College Challenge.
The short-course yards dual meet is slated for Oct. 21-22 at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The Saturday, Oct. 21 session will begin at 6 p.m.Pacific, followed by the Sunday, Oct. 22 session at 11 a.m. Tickets are on sale now at usaswimming.org.
Headlining the National Team roster will be last two Olympic champions in the men’s 100-meter backstroke, Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill./Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics) and Ryan Murphy (Jacksonville, Fla./California Aquatics). Eleven U.S. Olympians will compete for the National Team, including fellow 2016 individual medalists Cody Miller (Las Vegas, Nev./Badger Swim Club) and Josh Prenot (Santa Monica, Calif./California Aquatics).
On the Pac-12 side, the Stanford duo of Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Stanford Swimming) and Simone Manuel (Sugar Land, Texas/Stanford Swimming) lead the roster along with 2016 Olympic teammates Kathleen Baker (Winston-Salem, N.C./California Aquatics) and Abbey Weitzeil (Saugus, Calif./California Aquatics).
Full rosters for both teams can be found at usaswimming.org.
Pac-12 Networks will provide exclusive broadcast coverage of the event. Specific channel and broadcaster information for the Saturday, Oct. 21 session will be announced at a later date, while theSunday, Oct. 22 session will air live nationally on Pac-12 Network as well as on Pac-12 Arizona and Pac-12 Los Angeles. Both sessions will also be available to stream live for authenticated Pac-12 Networks subscribers via the Pac-12 Now app and Pac-12.com.
Each athlete may be entered in up to six races during the meet, including individual events and relays.
A running score will be kept throughout the dual meet competition combining the points earned by both women and men. With 613 points available in 33 total events, the first team to 306.5 points will be the winner.
For individual events, each team will be permitted to enter up to four athletes. The top five athletes in each individual event will be permitted to score points for their team – 9 points for first place, 4 points for second, 3 points for third, 2 points for fourth and 1 point for fifth. Relay scoring is 11 points for a first-place finish, 4 points for second and 2 points for third.
About USA Swimming
As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.
About the Pac-12 Conference
The Conference has a tradition as the “Conference of Champions,” leading the nation in NCAA Championships in 51 of the last 57 years, with 501 NCAA team titles overall. The Conference comprises 12 leading U.S. universities. The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, Stanford University, the University of Southern California, the University of Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State University. For more information on the Conference’s programs, member institutions, and Commissioner Larry Scott, go to www.pac-12.com/conference.
About Pac-12 Networks
Pac-12 Networks is the innovative TV and multimedia company of the Pac-12 Conference and is the first such company to be wholly owned by 12 universities. Pac-12 Networks incorporates one national and six regional television networks, plus extensive digital content accessible through social media, university websites and Pac-12 Now, its TV Everywhere service. Each year, Pac-12 Networks offers live coverage of 850 sporting events, making it one of the top live sports producers in the country. In addition, Pac-12 Networks creates extensive original programming, provides visibility for marquee football and basketball events as well as traditionally under-served women’s and Olympic sports. Pac-12 Networks also provides training and paid internships for thousands of students of the Pac-12’s member universities, preparing them for careers in media. With headquarters in San Francisco’s SOMA District, Pac-12 Networks draws on the creative, entrepreneurial and technological culture of the Bay Area and nearby Silicon Valley. For more information, go to www.Pac-12.com.
PAC-12 WOMEN'S ROSTER:
|Maggie Aroesty||USC||Long Island, NY|
|Kathleen Baker||California||Winston-Salem, NC|
|Hannah Cox||Arizona||Hartland, VT|
|Kendall Dawson||Arizona State||Winter Green, FL|
|Katie Drabot||Stanford||Cedarburg, WI|
|Ella Eastin||Stanford||Irvine, CA|
|Brooke Forde||Stanford||Louisville, KY|
|Katie Glover||UCLA||Atlanta, GA|
|Louise Hansson||USC||Helsingborg, Sweden|
|Janet Hu||Stanford||Vienna, VA|
|Silja Kansakoski||Arizona State||Oulu, Finland|
|Katrina Konopka||Arizona||Greensville, SC|
|Arianna Letrari||Oregon State||Bolzano, Italy|
|Katie Ledecky||Stanford||Bethesda, MD|
|Kenisha Liu||UCLA||Chino, CA|
|Jasmine Margetts||Washington State||Torrance, CA|
|Katie McLaughlin||California||Dana Point, CA|
|Maddie Murphy||California||Oranda, CA|
|Robin Neumann||California||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Genny Robertson||Utah||Guelph, Ontario|
|Riley Scott||USC||Petaluma, CA|
|Sandra Soe||UCLA||San Jose, CA|
|Abbey Weitzeil||California||Saugus, CA|
|Maddie Wright||USC||Waterford, MI|
Women’s Coaches: Greg Meehan (Stanford), Teri McKeever (California)
PAC-12 MEN'S ROSTER:
|Matt Anderson||Stanford||Scottsdale, AZ|
|Jack Burton||Utah||Ringwood, England|
|Dylan Carter||USC||Coral Springs, FL|
|Cameron Craig||Arizona State||Monroe, MI|
|Abrahm DeVine||Stanford||Seattle, WA|
|Sean Grieshop||California||Austin, TX|
|Connor Hoppe||California||Merced, CA|
|Michael Jensen||California||Upper Dublin, PA|
|Matthew Josa||California||Charlotte, NC|
|Christian Lorenz||Arizona State||Avon, IN|
|Justin Lynch||California||Vallejo, CA|
|Patrick Mulcare||USC||Tigard, OR|
|Sam Perry||Stanford||Hamilton, New Zealand|
|Austin Phillips||Utah||Centennial, CO|
|Andrew Seliskar||California||McLean, VA|
|Grant Shoults||Stanford||Laguna Hills, CA|
|True Sweetser||Stanford||Gainesville, FL|
|Nick Thorne||Arizona||Gresham, OR|
|Ralf Tribuntsov||USC||Silkeborg, Estonia|
|Paul Ungur||Utah||Baia Mare, Romania|
|Zheng Wen Quah||California||Singapore|
|Justin Wright||Arizona||Fresno, CA|
Men’s Coaches: Dave Durden (California), Ted Knapp (Stanford)
USA WOMEN'S ROSTER:
|Andrea Cottrell||Cardinal Aquatics||Reynoldsburg, OH|
|Madisyn Cox||Longhorn Aquatics||Lubbock, TX|
|Molly Hannis||Tennessee Aquatics||Santa Rosa, CA|
|Madison Homovich||Marlins of Raleigh||Pittsboro, NC|
|Isabel Ivey||Gator Swim Club||Gainesville, FL|
|Amanda Kendall||Unattached||Fairfax, VA|
|Gabrielle Kopenski||Texas Ford Aquatics||McKinney, TX|
|Dakota Luther||Austin Swim Club||Austin, TX|
|Melanie Margalis||Saint Petersburg Aquatics||Clearwater, FL|
|Ruby Martin||Iowa Flyers Swim Club||Coralville, IA|
|Hellen Moffitt||North Carolina Aquatic Club||Alexandria, VA|
|Lia Neal||Stanford Swimming||Brooklyn, NY|
|Lucie Nordmann||Magnolia Aquatic Club||The Woodlands, TX|
|Regan Smith||Riptide||Lakeville, MN|
USA MEN'S ROSTER:
|Michael Andrew||Race Pace Club||Lawrence, KS|
|Pace Clark||Athens Bulldog Swim Club||Memphis, TN|
|Jack Conger||Nation’s Capital Swim Club||Rockville, MD|
|Mitch D’Arrigo||Gator Swim Club||Gainesville, FL|
|Nic Fink||Athens Bulldog Swim Club||Morristown, NJ|
|Matt Grevers||Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics||Lake Forest, IL|
|Zane Grothe||Badger Swim Club||Boulder City, NV|
|Daniel Krueger||McFarland Spartan Sharks||Deerfield, WI|
|Cody Miller||Badger Swim Club||Las Vegas, NV|
|Ryan Murphy||California Aquatics||Jacksonville, FL|
|Jacob Pebley||California Aquatics||Corvallis, OR|
|Josh Prenot||California Aquatics||Santa Monica, CA|
|Tom Shields||California Aquatics||Huntington Beach, CA|
|Clark Smith||Longhorn Aquatics||Denver, CO|
|Kieran Smith||Ridgefield Aquatic Club||Ridgefield, CT|