Indianapolis, Indiana - San Diego State sophomore swimmer Courtney Vincent qualified for the NCAA championships in the 100 butterfly after winning the individual title in the MW championships earlier this month with a time of 52.41.
Vincent’s 100 fly time at the MW on Feb. 17, 2018, was the second fastest in school history. Vincent is the first SDSU swimmer to qualify for the NCAA championships since the Aztecs finished 39th as a team in the 2015 national meet.
Vincent, a Riverside native, is one of just two MW swimmers to qualify for the NCAA championships, joined by UNLV’s Sofia Carnevale who qualified in the 100 breast. Vincent’s time of 52.41 in the 100 fly is the 40th fastest time in the country this season.
The championships will be held from March 14-17 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio State University and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission will serve as co-hosts.
ESPNU will broadcast live the championship finals session Friday starting at 5 p.m. Eastern time. The finals session on Saturday will be streamed live by ESPN3 starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time. All sessions not broadcast by either ESPNU or ESPN3 will be streamed live on the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships microsite at www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com .
The Aztecs next send its divers to the Zone E Diving Championships in Flagstaff, Arizona from March 5 – 7. Divers who qualify for the NCAA championships will be announced Sunday, March 11.
SDSU finished its conference season placing second at the MW championships and recorded a top-three finish at the annual conference meet for the ninth consecutive season.