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Stanford women's swimming and diving wins fourth-consecutive Pac-12 Championship

Feb 29, 2020


The Stanford Cardinal won the 2020 Pac-12 Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, notching its fourth-consecutive Pac-12 title. No other team has pulled off a four-peat since Stanford’s 13-consecutive titles from 1987-1999. The Cardinal won the event with 1,598 points, California finished second (1,224.5) and USC came in at third (1,212). 

The final day of competition of the championships included the 1,650 freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, platform and 400-freestyle relay. Highlights from the night include USC’s Louise Hansson winning her third individual event of the championships and Stanford completing two event sweeps (200-yard backstroke and breaststroke.)

1,650-yard freestyle
• Stanford’s Morgan Tankersley claimed the 1,650-yard freestyle title, marking an exciting start to the night.
• Tankersley’s time of 15:50.81 was good for seventh-fastest in the nation. 
• Tankersley beat out Arizona State’s Emma Nordin (second,15:52.27)  and Cierra Runge (third, 15:53.51). Nordin and Runge finished with the eighth- and 10th-fastest times in the country, respectively.

200-yard backstroke
• Stanford’s Erin Voss won the 200-yard backstroke event with her time of 1:51.37, good for the eighth-fastest time in the country.
• The Cardinal completed the first sweep of the 2020 championships with Lucie Nordmann finishing second with a time of 1:51.63 and Alex Crisera finishing third at 1:52.21.

100-yard freestyle
• USC’s Laticia Transom claimed the 100-yard freestyle title with her time of 47.85, and earned 32 points for the Trojans.
• Teammate Marta Ciesla finished second with her time of 48.02 and earned 28 points for her squad.

200-yard breaststroke
• Stanford’s Brooke Forde won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:07.35
• Forde shaved off over a second from her prelims time of 2:08.86 and helped the Cardinal notch its second event-sweep of the night.

200-yard butterfly 
• USC’s Louise Hansson marked her third individual win of 2020 championships with her win in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:51.26.
• Hansson logged the fastest time in the country this year.
•  Stanford’s Katie Drabot came in second with the second-fastest time in the country (1:52.11) and Cal’s Rachel Klinker finished third with the ninth-fastest time in the nation (1:53.81).

Women’s platform diving
• Stanford’s Mia Paulsen won the Pac-12 platform diving title with her score of 311.40.
• Paulsen took second in the 1-meter event on the second day of the championships and teammate Daria Lenz took second in the platform with a score of 292.45.

400-freestyle relay
• The USC squad of Louise Hansson, Marta Ciesla, Tatum Wade and Laticia Transom claimed the 400-yard freestyle relay with its time of 3:10.76.
• The Trojans finished over three seconds faster than the second-place squad from California. California’s relay of Izzy Ivey, Keaton Blovad, Eloise Riley, Robin Neumann logged a time of 3:13.21.

2020 Pac-12 Swimmer and Divers of the Meet 
Women’s Swimmer

USC’s Louise Hansson in the 2020 Pac-12 Women’s Swimmer of the Meet. The senior from Helsingborg, Sweden, claimed the 200-yard individual medley a title with the eighth fastest in the country this year. Hansson tabbed her fourth-consecutive Pac-12 title in the 100-yard butterfly and was a member of the winning 800 free relay. Hansson added a title in the 200 fly on the last day of competition and Hansson was the only individual to win three events at the 2020 champs. 

Men’s Diver
Stanford’s Conor Casey is the 2020 Pac-12 Men’s Diver of the Meet. The sophomore from Annandale, Va. took home the men’s diving 1-meter title and claimed the men’s 3-meter diving title with a score of 442.05. Casey was the only diver to win multiple events. 

Women’s Diver
Stanford’s Mia Paulsen is the 2020 Women’s Diver of the Meet. The junior from Atherton, Calif., won the platform event with her score of 311.40 and took second in the 1-meter event.

Women’s Final Totals
1. Stanford University, 1598
2. California, 1224.5
3. USC, 1212
4. UCLA, 995.5
5. ASU, 943.5
6. Arizona, 725
7. Utah, 636.5
8. Washington State University, 396