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UF Women’s Swimming & Diving: Sixteen Florida Swimmers Selected to Compete at 2021 NCAA Championships

Courtesy of University Athletic Association

BY BRIDGETTE UNDERWOOD

Sixteen No. 4 University of Florida women’s swimmers have been invited to compete in the 2021 NCAA Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Taylor Ault, Talia Bates, Elise Bauer, Kenady Beil, Adrianna DeBoer, Kathleen Golding, Madison Kolessar, Katie Mack, Tylor Mathieu, Nikki Miller, Katie Minnich, Vanessa Pearl, Allie Piccirillo, Cecilia Porter, Amanda Ray, and Lain Shahboz all earned individual bids in their respective events during the 2020-21 campaign.

Bates, Mack, and Mathieu lead the way with three individual bids each, with Ault, Bauer, Golding, and Pearl also tallying multiple selections.

In total, Florida will have at least two representatives in nine events, including a team-high five participants in the 1650 free.

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UF’s 16 individual swimmers leads the way for the most qualifiers across the entire NCAA. Behind the Gators are Tennessee with 15, Kentucky with 14, and Virginia with 15.

In total, 281 swimmers from 51 universities will compete individually at the championships.

UF, which finished 24th two years ago at NCAA’s with 44 points, will have the chance to send more representatives to the national meet with divers heading to NCAA Diving Zones in Greensboro, NC. on March 7-10 to meet qualification scores on the 1-meter, 3-meter, and platform dives.

Florida will head into the national meet after posting its third straight second-place Southeastern Conference Championship finish, tallying 1,071 points over the four days of competition in Athens Ga. on Feb. 17-20.

Gator Selections

Taylor Ault – 500 Free, 1650 Free
Talia Bates – 50 Free, 200 free, 100 Free
Elise Bauer – 500 Free, 1650 Free
Kenady Beil – 200 Fly
Adrianna DeBoer – 100 Breast
Kathleen Golding – 200 IM, 400 IM
Madison Kolessar – 1650 Free
Katie Mack – 50 Free, 200 Free, 100 Free
Tylor Mathieu – 500 Free, 200 Free, 1650 Free
Nikki Miller – 200 Free
Katie Minnich – 100 Back
Vanessa Pearl – 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 Breast
Allie Piccirillo – 200 Fly
Cecilia Porter – 100 Breast
Amanda Ray – 200 Fly
Lain Shahboz – 1650 Free