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USC Women's Swim and Dive Set for 2021 Pac-12 Championships

Feb 23, 2021

Men's Dive To Compete at Pac-12 Championships

The Women of Troy will begin the 2021 postseason this week with the Pac-12 Swimming Championships at the University of Houston this Wednesday (Feb. 24) through Saturday (Feb. 27.) Additionally, the Pac-12 will host the women's and men's diving championships concurrently at the University of Arizona (Feb. 24-27.) 
 
The hotly competitive Pac-12s features three teams in the top 25 heading into conference championships, including No. 1 California, No. 10 Stanford, and No. 19 UCLA.  During an extremely condensed season, the Trojans finished 0-2, falling to both Cal and UCLA during dual-meet action. 

2021 Pac-12 Swimming and Diving Championships Timeline (all times PT)
Wednesday, Feb. 24
1M diving prelims – 10:30 AM
1M consolation final – 11:50 AM
1M championship – 12:30 PM
Swimming Finals – 4:00 PM
(Swim events: 800 free relay, 400 medley relay)

Thursday, Feb. 25
Swimming prelims – 8:00 AM
3M diving prelims – 12:10 PM
3M consolation final – 1:30 PM
3M championship – 2:10 PM
Swimming Finals – 4:00 PM
(Swim events: 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, 200 free relay)

Friday, Feb. 26
Swimming prelims – 8:00 AM
PL diving prelims – 12:00 PM
PL consolation final – 1:25 PM
PL championship – 2:05 PM
Swimming Finals – 4:20 PM
(Swim events: 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back, 200 medley relay)

Saturday, Feb. 27
Swimming prelims – 8:00 AM
Swimming Finals – 4:00 PM
(Swim events: 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, 1650 free, 400 free relay)

BROADCAST INFO
Finals from both swimming and diving will either be streamed through Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app or shown over the linear Pac-12 Network. For the most up-to-date information, visit Pac-12.com.
 
Links to live results will be available here. Click here for the Pac-12 Record Book.
 
USC'S PAC-12 SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES
USC won its first-ever Pac-12 title in 2016 with a program-record 1481 points as all 21 swimmers and six divers eligible to score that year did so. USC's previous best Pac-12 finish was second, something it did six times, most recently in 2013 when it scored a then-program best 1418.5 points and lost by 21 to Stanford in the closest finish in conference history. While USC hadn't won a Pac-12 title before 2016, it did win four conference titles during the WCAA era, its last coming in 1985. The Women of Troy are coming off a third-place finish in 2020, scoring 1,212 points to mark the 10th time in the last 11 years the Trojans have finished top 3 or better at the Pac-12 Championships. USC has won at least two Pac-12 individual titles (including diving) in 12 straight years and in 19 of the past 20 seasons and has won at least one title in 26 of the past 27 seasons. 
 
Dobler owns the top time in the 100y breast (57.71) entering this year's meet, with the only NCAA A-cut in the Pac-12. She also sits in fourth in the 200y breast (2:09.50) behind teammate Isabelle Odgers. Odgers enters the meet third in the 200y breast (2:08.94), 200y IM (1:57.08) and 400y IM (4:11.16), and fifth in the 100y breast (1:00.48.) Schlicht (22.30) enters the meet fourth in the 50y free, seventh in the 100y fly (52.88) and fifth in the 100y free (48.87.) Janvier sits in third in the 200y back (1:54.86) and Hallie Kinsey is fourth in the 200y fly (1:58.04.) 
 
Troy has seven conference relay titles, claiming the 800y free relay in 2003, 2010, 2016 and 2020 and taking the 400y medley relay in 2006 and 2009. In 2020, the Trojans also picked up the first ever conference relay title in the 400y free relay. 
 
USC's 29 Pac-12 women's diving titles (12 on 1-meter, 12 on 3-meter, five on platform) are second most in conference history (behind only Stanford) and most have come under the direction of 22nd-year diving head coach Hongping Li. Sophomores Nike Agunbiade and Savannah Stocker – both conference finalists – lead the strong contingent of women's divers along with freshman Farrah Volpintesta and Allison Ward.
 
FAST TIMES
USC's condensed season of swimming netted a handful of NCAA B cuts, one NCAA A-cut and a few spots in the nation's top 25 list.
  
Freshman Kaitlyn Dobler leads the Trojans with an NCAA A cut in the 100y breast (57.71) and B cut's in the 50y free (22.66) and 100y free (49.38.) 
 
Top B-cut times for the Trojans include those from seniors Jemma Schlicht (100y free 48.87, 200y free 1:46.36, 100y fly 52.88), Marta Ciesla (100y free 49.30) and Maggie Aroesty (200y breast 2:13.00), juniors Isabelle Odgers (200y IM 1:57.08, 400y IM 4:11.16, 100y breast 1:00.48, 200y breast 2:08.94), Makenna Turner (100y fly 54.45), Hallie Kinsey (1:58.04), sophomore Aela Janvier (200y back 1:54.86) and newcomer Anicka Delgado (50y free 22.60, 100y fly 53.45.) 
 
SO FAR THIS SEASON
 
The Women of Troy opened the season with a two-day tri-meet against UCLA and Arizona (Jan. 22-23), where the Trojans swept all four relays and won six individual events. 
 
In her Trojan debut, freshman Kaitlyn Dobler posted a pair of wins (100y free – 50.40, 100y breast – 1:00.41) to lead USC. Junior Isa Odgers claimed three events during the season opener, taking both the 200y (2:00.16) and the 400y IM (4:17.91) and the 200y breast (2:12.43.) 
 
Against Cal (Jan. 29-30) Dobler posted a 58.31 to win the 100y breast, secure an NCAA A-cut and set a Spieker Aquatics Complex record. 

Two Trojans posted wins in the 400y IM against the Bears, Odgers won the 400y IM in 4:11.16 for the Women of Troy, and Homans won in 3:51.12 for the men.

The USC diving program opened their 2021 season against Cal Friday (Jan. 29), where Nike Agunbiade led a Trojan sweep on platform with 291.90. Freshman Farrah Volpintesta was second with 244.35 and Savannah Stocker third with 239.70. On 1-meter, Agunbiade was second with 298.20, and Stocker was third with 274.50. 
 
USC wrapped the regular season with a dual meet against UCLA Friday (Feb. 12 -13) that included a record-shattering performance by Dobler in the 100y breast. The freshman posted a 57.71 to break Olympic Gold Medalist Rebecca Soni's 100y breast Trojan record, shatter the Pac-12 mark and finish in the fastest time in the country this season. 
 
The Trojans also picked up wins in the 1,000y free, 200y breast and 200y IM as Odgers led the way in all three events. Senior Jemma Schlicht took the 100y free, and sophomore Aela Janvier won the 200y back. 
 
During USC diving's Tri-Meet against UCLA and Hawaii (Feb. 12-13), Agunbiade won three times. She took both the springboard competitions, winning on 3M with 302.45 and 1 with 295.55. Agunbiade also took the platform competition with 268.20.