The Florida women have touched down in Hoosier land to close out their 2016-17 season at the NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships, co-hosted by Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis and the Indiana Sports Corporation.

The 19th-ranked Gators qualified eight swimmers and two divers to this week’s championships, which run from Wednesday through Saturday. Florida was invited to compete in nine individual events and one relay, while some Gators have the option to swim other events in which they passed the time standard but weren’t “invited.” The full list of Florida’s individual events is below:

NAME

EVENT

Emma Ball

100 back (seeded 29th)

 

50 free (optional) [seeded 61st]

Hannah Burns

400 IM (seeded 26th)

 

200 IM (optional) [seeded 79th]

 

200 breast (optional) [seeded 62nd]

Savanna Faulconer

500 free (seeded 33rd)

 

400 IM (seeded 17th)

 

200 breast (optional) [seeded 64th]

Kelly Fertel

200 IM (seeded 37th)

 

400 IM (seeded 19th)

 

200 breast (optional) [seeded 63rd]

Autumn Finke

1650 free (seeded 25th)

 

500 free (optional) [seeded 59th]

Brooke Madden

1-meter

Kay Sargent

400 IM (seeded 39th)

 

200 fly (optional) [seeded 50th]

Sydney Sell

200 back (seeded 29th)

 

100 back (optional) [seeded 56th]

 

200 IM (optional) [seeded 85th]

Teya Syskakis

3-meter

Alyssa Yambor-Maul

200 fly (seeded 18th)

 

100 back (optional) [seeded 64th]

 

100 fly (optional) [seeded 52nd]

*Teya Syskakis was added to Florida’s NCAA roster after a scratch on 3-meter following the NCAA diving zones 

Additionally, the Gators passed the NCAA standard in the 800 free relay and will swim that on the opening night of the four-day meet. Sherridon Dressel and Amelia Maughan will serve as relay-only swimmers, while Kelsey Dambacher was selected as a 200 free alternate.

Hannah Burns, Autumn Finke, Amelia Maughan and Alyssa Yambor-Maul each provide Florida with varying levels of NCAA experience. The remaining Gators, all freshmen and sophomores, have never before competed at the national championships

Looking only at the list of “invited” swimmers from each school, UF’s quartet of freshmen (Ball, Faulconer, Fertel and Sargent) tie for the second-most rookies out of the 62 teams with selected swimmers (California and Georgia each have four qualified freshmen).

Florida will open competition tomorrow at 6 p.m. ET with a single event, the 800 free relay. Each day will consist of trials in the morning and consolation finals and finals in the evening.

Results can be viewed live via the NCAA and will be posted in full on FloridaGators.com at the conclusion of each day of competition. Wednesday and Thursday, as well as Friday’s and Saturday’s prelims, will be streamed via IUPUIJags.com, and the Friday and Saturday finals can be viewed live on ESPN3. For the full list of streaming links, visit FloridaGators.com.

 

PARTICIPATING GATORS

Qualifying Gators

Emma Ball

Hannah Burns

Savanna Faulconer

Kelly Fertel

Autumn Finke

Brooke Madden

Kay Sargent

Sydney Sell

Teya Syskakis

Alyssa Yambor-Maul

 

Meet Selection Alternate

Kelsey Dambacher (200 free)

 

Relay-Only Swimmers

Sherridon Dressel

Amelia Maughan