On Saturday, Auburn was
plenty good enough — more succinctly, deep enough — to win its fourth
straight NCAA team championship. A week earlier in Athens, the Tiger
women had won their fourth title in five years.
Auburn won the NCAA women's title last week at Georgia.
Auburn won the NCAA title with 480.5 points, followed by Arizona
(440.5), Stanford (362.5), Texas (307), Florida (268.5), California
(250.5) and USC (223). Georgia finished 9th.
Tech still has a ways to go to leverage its Olympic-quality facilities (now enclosed) to attract top talent and become a top competitor. But, we did have some good personal performances, as noted in earlier posts.
All sessions at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center (which hosted the 1996 Olympics) were sold out.
In front of a sold out crowd in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, sophomore Evan Stowers
became the first Georgia Tech diver to earn All-America honors,
finishing seventh on the platform with a score of 310.70 to lead the
Yellow Jackets to a 33rd-place finish (12 pts.) at the NCAA Men's
Swimming and Diving Championships [hosted by GT] on Saturday night.
The NCAA Championship meet had 10, 289 swim fans for all six sessions,
one of the highest turnouts in NCAA history. Auburn captured its fourth
consecutive national title with a final score of 480.5 points. Arizona
finished second (440.5), Stanford third (362.5), Texas fourth (307) and
Florida fifth (268.5).