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Queens (NC) wins both the men's and women's 2021 DII swimming & diving championships

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Queens (NC) wins the 2021 DII men's & women's swimming & diving championship
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3:04 am, March 21, 2021

Queens (NC) wins 2021 men's and women's championships

Queens (N.C.) Athletics Queens (NC) swimming & diving Queens (NC) won both the men's and women's DII swimming & diving championships on Saturday, March 20.

Queens (NC) won both the men's and women's championship for DII swimming & diving on Saturday. The men's team finished 561 points, while the women's team totaled 695. The Royals have now won six straight national championships.

Two DII records were also set. McKendree's Fabio Dalu won the men's 1650 freestyle with a time of 14:55.12, while Drury's Karol Ostrowski captured the men's 100 freestyle with a 49.49. 

Below are the individual national champions that were crowned on Saturday.

  • Women's 1650 freestyle: Francesca Bains, Queens (NC) — 16:30.98 
  • Men's 1650 freestyle: Fabio Dalu, McKendree — 14:55.12 (new DII record)
  • Women's 100 freestyle: Lexie Baker, Queens (NC) — 49.49
  • Men's 100 freestyle: Karol Ostrowski, Drury — 41.25 (new DII record)
  • Women's 200 backstroke: Katie McCoy, Indianapolis — 1:56.39
  • Men's 200 backstroke: Nathan Bighetti, Drury — 1:43.51
  • Men's 1 meter diving: Ammar Hassan, Colorado Mesa — 568.50
  • Women's 200 breaststroke: Bec Cross, Drury — 2:13.59
  • Men's 200 breaststroke: Filipe Pinheiro — 1:55.80

Full results can be found here.

12:29 pm, March 20, 2021

Day 4 from Birmingham: Keep up with what's happening in 2021 DII swimming & diving championship

2021 DII swimming & diving championship: day three recap

It's the fourth and final day of the 2021 DII swimming and diving championships. After three days, Queens (NC) men's and women's sit in the lead. 

Click here to track scoring for each event here. The competitions will be streamed on this page. 

The first session begins at 11 a.m. ET and has all prelims. 

The second session begins at 7 p.m. ET. Here's the schedule: 

  • Women 1650 Free 
  • Men 1650 Free 
  • Women 100 Free Finals
  • Men 100 Free Finals 
  • Women 200 Back Finals 
  • Men 200 Back Finals 
  • Women 200 Breast Finals 
  • Men 200 Breast Finals
  • Men 1 mtr Diving Finals
  • Women 400 Free Relay 
  • Men 400 Free Relay 
3:45 am, March 20, 2021

Queens (NC) men, women lead after Day 3

2021 DII swimming & diving championship: day three, evening session full replay

Day 3 of the 2021 DII swimming & diving champions are complete. Queens (NC) men's and women's teams are leading with 456 points and 517.5 points, respectively. Listed below are the winner's from Saturday's evening session.

  • Women's 500-yard freestyle: Giulia Grasso, Queens (NC) — 4:48.20 
  • Men's 500-yard freestyle: Fabio Dalu, McKendree — 4:19.88 
  • Women's 100-yard backstroke: Laura Pareja, Drury — 52.98
  • Men's 100-yard backstroke: Giulio Brugnoni, Delta State — 46.77
  • Women's 100-yard breaststroke: Danielle Melilli, Queens (NC) — 1:01.32
  • Men's 100-yard breaststroke: Gerald Brown, Lindenwood — 52.77; Joao Santos, Emmanuel (GA) — 52.77
  • Women's 200-yard butterfly: Celeste Taylor, Delta State —1:58.29
  • Men's 200-yard butterfly: Alex Kunert, Queens (NC) — 1:42.85
  • Women's 3-meter diving: Graycn Segard, Grand Valley State — 487.15
  • Women's 800-yard freestyle relay: Queens (NC) — 7:16.98
  • Men's 800-yard freestyle relay: Queens (NC) — 6:22.59

Full results can be found here.

Live coverage of Day 4 begins tomorrow at 11 a.m. on NCAA.com.

12:00 am, March 20, 2021

Queens (NC) men, women lead halfway into Day 3

2021 DII swimming & diving championship: day three, morning session full replay

The Royals' men's and women's teams both lead midway through Day of 3 of the 2021 DII men's and women's swimming & diving championships.

Queens (NC) sophomore Danielle Melilli won the women's 100-yard freestyle with a time of 49.22. Teammate Francesca Bains then captured the women's 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:35.74 to close the morning session.

Today's evening session will begin at 6:45 p.m. ET and will be stream live on NCAA.com.

Full results can be found here.

12:15 pm, March 19, 2021

Day 3 from Birmingham: Keep up with what’s happening in 2021 DII swimming & diving championships

2021 DII swimming & diving championship: day two women's recap

It’s the third day of the 2021 DII swimming and diving championships. After two days, Queens (NC) leads in both the men’s and the women’s. 

You can follow all scoring during the events here. The entire competition will be streamed on this page. 

The first session begins at 11 a.m. ET and will consist of all prelims. 

The second session begins at 7 p.m. ET. Here’s what’s on tap for that. 

  • Women 500 Free Finals 
  • Men 500 Free Finals
  • Women 100 Back Finals
  • Men 100 Back Finals 
  • Women 100 Breast Finals 
  • Women 200 Fly Finals 
  • Men 200 Fly Finals 
  • Women 800 Free Relay 
  • Men 800 Free Relay 
4:03 am, March 19, 2021

Queens (NC) men and women lead after Day 2

After the conclusion of Thursday's evening session, Queens (NC) men and women lead the team competition.

2021 DII swimming & diving championship: day two, evening session full replay

The Royals picked up a pair of key finishes with Alex Kunert and Lexie Baker placing second in the men's and women's 200-yard freestyle respectively. Additionally, Queens (NC) took first place in the 400-yard medley relay with Rachel Massaro, Danielle Melilli, Kayla Tenant, and Lexie Baker posting a winning time of 1:54:96.

It's far from over though, Drury sit close behind Queens (NC) in both the men's and women's competition. The Panthers won the men's 400-yard medley relay, as well as the men's 200-yard freestyle relay to keep things close. Bec Cross placed a time 4:14:19 in the women's 400-yard individual medley to win the event and keep the Panther's in second place in the women's competition. All results for today are available here.

Tomorrow's morning session will begin at 11 a.m. ET and will be streaming live on NCAA.com.

11:13 pm, March 18, 2021

Queens (NC) women, Drury men lead halfway into Day 2

Thursday's morning session of the 2021 DII swimming and diving championships wrapped up with the Queens (NC) women and Drury men leading the team competitions. 

2021 DII swimming & diving championship: day two, morning session full replay

The Royals won the women's 200-yard medley relay with their team of Rachel Massaro, Danielle Melilli, Kayla Tennant and Natalie Van Noy posting a time of 1:40:13. Melilli also won the individual championship in the 50-yard freestyle.

The Panthers picked up a big win in the men's 200-yard medley relay, currently the difference in the team rankings. Drury's quartet of Nathan Bighetti, Dawid Nowodworski, Dominik Karacic and Alex Bowen won the event with a time of 1:24:69. Freshman Karol Ostrowski and Bowen also gave the Panthers a 1-2 finish in the 50-yard freestyle. All results for today are available here.

Today's evening session will begin at 8 p.m. ET and will be streaming live on NCAA.com.

11:28 am, March 18, 2021

Competition resumes in Birmingham on day 2 of the 2021 DII swimming & diving championships

After the threat of severe weather in Birmingham, Alabama disrupted day 1 of the 2021 DII swimming & diving championships, competition resumes Thursday at noon at the Birmingham CrossPlex. 

Wednesday's previously scheduled finals will be completed in the first session Thursday.

Women's 1M diving finals begin at 1:30 p.m. ET with all 16 divers making 11 dives.

Men's 3M diving finals will begin at 4 p.m. ET with all 16 divers making 11 dives.

The entire competition will be streamed on this page. You can track live scoring right here

3:53 pm, March 17, 2021

Threat of severe weather halts day 1 of 2021 DII swimming & diving championships

Severe weather threats halted day 1 of competition at the 2021 DII swimming & diving championships. 

Weather warnings in the Birmingham area led city officials to close the CrossPlex Wednesday before noon, cutting the morning preliminary session short. The championship is expected to resume Thursday at noon ET.

Competition will resume at noon ET Thursday and last through roughly 11:30 p.m. ET.

Wednesday's previously scheduled finals will be completed in the first session Thursday.

The entire competition will be streamed on this page. You can track live scoring right here

11:49 am, March 17, 2021

Day 1 from Birmingham: Keep up with what's happening in the 2021 DII swimming & diving championships

The 2021 DII swimming & diving championships begin today in Birmingham, Alabama. 

We'll be live streaming all four days of competition here on this page. You can track live scoring right here

Below is the full championship event schedule: 

  • Wednesday, March 17 — 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, March 18 — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
  • Friday, March 19 — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, March 20 — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
8:38 pm, March 10, 2021

How to watch the 2021 DII swimming & diving championship

The 2021 DII swimming & diving championship will take place from March 17-20 at Birmingham CrossPlex, in Birmingham, Ala. All four days of the championship will stream live on this page. You can also track the live scoring right here
 
Below is the full championship event schedule: 
  • Wednesday, March 17 — 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, March 18 — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
  • Friday, March 19 — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, March 20 — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
11:47 pm, March 16, 2021

2021 DII men’s and women’s diving qualifiers announced

The NCAA DII Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Committee have announced the participants in the 2021 NCAA DII Men’s and Women’s Diving Championships.

The Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama will play host to the men's and women's championships this year, running from March 17-20. A total of 16 male student-athletes and a total of 16 female student-athletes will compete in the diving portion of the championships. 

All 32 qualifiers for the men's and women's diving championships are listed here.

7:45 pm, March 6, 2021

2021 DII swimming and diving championship qualifiers announced

The NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Committee announced Saturday the qualifiers for the 2021 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. 

Men's
 
Women’s
4:32 pm, February 22, 2021

Everything you need to know for selections

When: The 2021 DII swimming & diving selections are scheduled for Saturday, March 6.
Where: The release will be published in full right here on NCAA.com.
 
The 2021 DII swimming & diving championships will take place from March 17-20 at Birmingham CrossPlex, in Birmingham, Ala. They will stream live on this page.
 
Below is the full championship event schedule: 
  • Wednesday, March 17 — 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, March 18 — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
  • Friday, March 19 — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, March 20 — 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET
4:43 pm, February 22, 2021

DII men's championship history

Queens (N.C.) has won the last five national championships for men's swimming & diving. Watch the Royals capture the 2019 title right here

Below is the complete championship history for DII men's swimming & diving.

YEAR CHAMPION COACH POINTS RUNNER-UP POINTS HOST OR SITE
2019 Queens (N.C.) Jeff Dugdale 606 Delta State 364.5 Indianapolis
2018 Queens (N.C.) Jeff Dugdale 558 California Baptist 307 Greensboro, NC
2017 Queens (N.C.) Jeff Dugdale 563.5 Drury 350 Birmingham, Ala.
2016 Queens (N.C.) Jeff Dugdale 449 Lindenwood 299.5 Indianapolis
2015 Queens (N.C.) Jeff Dugdale 433.5 Drury 417.5 Indianapolis
2014 Drury Brian Reynolds 569.5 Wayne State (Mich.) 358.5 Geneva, Ohio
2013 Drury Brian Reynolds 546 Florida Southern 397 Birmingham, Ala.
2012 Drury Brian Reynolds 473 UC San Diego 400 Mansfield, Texas
2011 Drury Brian Reynolds 600.5 UC San Diego 345 San Antonio
2010 Drury Brian Reynolds 538 Incarnate Word 403 Canton, Ohio
2009 Drury Brian Reynolds 543 Wayne State (Mich.) 504.5 Houston
2008 Drury Brian Reynolds 523.5 Missouri S&T 336 Missouri S&T
2007 Drury Brian Reynolds 665.5 North Dakota 485 Buffalo, N.Y.
2006 Drury Brian Reynolds 649 Cal State Bakersfield 543.5 Indianapolis
2005 Drury Brian Reynolds 726 Cal State Bakersfield 480 Orlando, Fla.
2004 Cal State Bakersfield Bob Steele 718.5 Drury 586 Buffalo, N.Y.
2003 Drury Brian Reynolds 612 Cal State Bakersfield 535 North Dakota
2002 Cal State Bakersfield Bob Steele 529 North Dakota 507 Orlando, Fla.
2001 Cal State Bakersfield Bob Steele 621 Drury 562.5 Canton, Ohio
2000 Cal State Bakersfield Bob Steele 687 Drury 630 Buffalo, N.Y.
1999 Drury Brian Reynolds 829 Cal State Bakersfield 557 Buffalo, N.Y.
1998 Cal State Bakersfield Bob Steele 730 Drury 637 Ashland
1997 Oakland Peter Hovland 767 Drury 623 San Antonio
1996 Oakland Peter Hovland 869.5 Cal State Bakersfield 640 North Dakota
1995 Oakland Peter Hovland 890 Cal State Bakersfield 573 Canton, Ohio
1994 Oakland Peter Hovland 791 Cal State Bakersfield 718.5 Canton, Ohio
1993 Cal State Bakersfield Ernie Maglischo 951 Oakland 549.5 Canton, Ohio
1992 Cal State Bakersfield Ernie Maglischo 910 Clarion 481 North Dakota
1991 Cal State Bakersfield Ernie Maglischo 853 Oakland 652 Milwaukee
1990 Cal State Bakersfield Ernie Maglischo 830 Oakland 686 Buffalo, N.Y.
1989 Cal State Bakersfield Ernie Maglischo 571 Oakland 406 Buffalo, N.Y.
1988 Cal State Bakersfield Ernie Maglischo 397 Oakland 344.5 Buffalo, N.Y.
1987 Cal State Bakersfield Ernie Maglischo 479.5 Oakland 246 Long Beach, Calif.
1986 Cal State Bakersfield Ernie Maglischo 549 Cal State Northridge 438 Orlando, Fla.
1985 Cal State Northridge Pete Accardy 488 Cal State Bakersfield 417.5 Orlando, Fla.
1984 Cal State Northridge Pete Accardy 319.5 Oakland 226 Hofstra
1983 Cal State Northridge Pete Accardy 352.5 Oakland 347.5 Long Beach, Calif.
1982 Cal State Northridge Pete Accardy 444 Puget Sound 244.5 Clarion
1981 Cal State Northridge Pete Accardy 349 Oakland 338 Youngstown State
1980 Oakland Ernie Maglischo 312 Cal State Northridge 263 Youngstown State
1979 Cal State Northridge Pete Accardy 384 Oakland 170 Northern Michigan
1978 Cal State Northridge Pete Accardy 304 Chico State 282 Springfield
1977 Cal State Northridge Pete Accardy 326 UC Irvine 305 Youngstown State
1976 Chico State Ernie Maglischo 428 Cal State Northridge 283 Springfield
1975 Cal State Northridge Pete Accardy 277 UC Irvine 210 Cleveland State
1974 Chico State Ernie Maglischo 285 UC Davis 227 Long Beach State
1973 Chico State Ernie Maglischo 262 UC Irvine 212 Wayne State (Mich.)
1972 Eastern Michigan Mike Jones 222 UC Irvine/Cal State Northridge 164 Washington & Lee
1971 UC Irvine Ed Newland 242 South Florida 176 Springfield
1970 UC Irvine Ed Newland 230 Springfield 166 Oakland
1969 UC Irvine Albert Irwin 248 Kenyon 190 Springfield
1968 Long Beach State Don Gambril 349 Texas-Arlington 216 Emory
1967 UC Santa Barbara Rock Rowland 255.5 UC Irvine 246 Commerce, Calif.
1966 San Diego State Bill Burgess 243.5 San Jose State 213 Illinois State
1965 San Diego State Bill Burgess 168.5 Long Beach State 147 Illinois State
1964 Bucknell Robert Latour 83 East Carolina 50 Grove City

 

4:47 pm, February 22, 2021

DII women's championship history

Queens (N.C.) has won the last five national championships for women's swimming & diving. Watch the Royals 2019 title right here

Below is the complete championship history for DII women's swimming & diving.

YEAR CHAMPION COACH POINTS RUNNER-UP POINTS HOST OR SITE
2019 Queens (N.C.) Jeff Dugdale 707.5 Drury 345 Indianapolis
2018 Queens (N.C.) Jeff Dugdale 574.5 Drury 401 Greensboro, NC
2017 Queens (N.C.) Jeff Dugdale 467 Drury 385 Birmingham, Ala.
2016 Queens (N.C.) Jeff Dugdale 567 Wingate 364.5 Indianapolis
2015 Queens (N.C.) Jeff Dugdale 540.5 Drury 489.5 Indianapolis
2014 Drury Brian Reynolds 486 Queens (N.C.) 368.5 Geneva, Ohio
2013 Drury Brian Reynolds 432.5 Wayne State (Mich.) 388 Birmingham, Ala.
2012 Wayne State (Mich.) Sean Peters 497 Drury 496 Mansfield, Texas
2011 Drury Brian Reynolds 483.5 Wayne State (Mich.) 388 San Antonio
2010 Drury Brian Reynolds 657 Wayne State (Mich.) 531 Canton, Ohio
2009 Drury Brian Reynolds 618.5 Wayne State (Mich.) 453.5 Houston
2008 Truman Mark Gole 461.5 Drury 449 Missouri S&T
2007 Drury Brian Reynolds 646.5 Truman 518 Buffalo, N.Y.
2006 Truman Mark Gole 664 Drury 505 Indianapolis
2005 Truman Colleen Murphy 579.5 Drury 530 Orlando, Fla.
2004 Truman Colleen Murphy 641 Drury 561 Buffalo, N.Y.
2003 Truman Colleen Murphy 682 Drury 410 North Dakota
2002 Truman Seth Huston 733 Drury 548 Orlando, Fla.
2001 Truman Seth Huston 656 Drury 610.5 Canton, Ohio
2000 Drury Brian Reynolds 663 Truman 556 Buffalo, N.Y.
1999 Drury Brian Reynolds 613 North Dakota 603.5 Buffalo, N.Y.
1998 Drury Brian Reynolds 578.5 Cal State Bakersfield 386 Ashland
1997 Drury Brian Reynolds 690.5 Oakland 490 San Antonio
1996 Air Force Casey Converse 697.5 Oakland 625 North Dakota
1995 Air Force Casey Converse 690 Oakland 563 Canton, Ohio
1994 Oakland Tracy Huth 630 Air Force 454.5 Canton, Ohio
1993 Oakland Tracy Huth 609 Clarion 406 Canton, Ohio
1992 Oakland Tracy Huth 621.5 Northern Michigan 475 North Dakota
1991 Oakland Tracy Huth 566 Florida Atlantic 404 Milwaukee
1990 Oakland Tracy Huth 423 Cal State Northridge 419 Buffalo, N.Y.
1989 Cal State Northridge Pete Accardy 397 North Dakota 280 Buffalo, N.Y.
1988 Cal State Northridge Pete Accardy 441 Tampa 285 Buffalo, N.Y.
1987 Cal State Northridge Pete Accardy 349 Clarion 274 Cal State Chico
1986 Clarion Becky Rutt Leas 433 Tampa 343 Orlando, Fla.
1985 South Florida Bill Mann 492 Cal State Northridge 380 Orlando, Fla.
1984 Clarion Becky Rutt Leas 345 Cal State Northridge 260 Hofstra
1983 Clarion Becky Rutt 308 Air Force 299 Long Beach, Calif.
1982 Cal State Northridge Pete Accardy 391 Vanderbilt 324 Truman