Ohio State Ready for 2017 NCAA Championships
March 14, 2017

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Columbus, Ohio— It’s that time of year again: Ohio State’s women’s swimmers and divers are ready to compete at NCAA Championships. This year competition will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana from March 15-18 at IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI.

Live Video

Links to live streams for each session of the Championships are included in the schedule below. Friday and Saturday evening sessions will be broadcast live on WatchESPN, all other sessions will be streamed on IUPUIJags.com

Event Schedule

Below is the event schedule for this week. Finals will begin each night at 6:00 p.m. ET and prelims will begin on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. ET.



Wednesday, March 15

Finals Stream

Thursday, March 16
Prelims/Finals Stream

Friday, March 17

Prelims Stream

Finals Stream

Saturday, March 18

Prelims Stream

Finals Stream

800 freestyle relay

200 freestyle relay

400 IM

1,650 freestyle


500 freestyle

100 butterfly

200 backstroke


200 IM

200 freestyle

100 freestyle


50 freestyle

100 breaststroke

200 breaststroke


One-meter diving

100 backstroke

200 butterfly


400 medley relay

Three-meter diving

Platform diving



200 medley relay

400 freestyle relay



Who’s Heading to Indy

Ohio State will be sending 10 swimmers and one diver to Indianapolis this week, making this the seventh straight season the Scarlet and Gray have sent at least nine student-athletes to NCAA’s. Meg Bailey, Lindsey Clary, Kathrin Demler, Molly Kowal, Liz Li, and Taylor Vargo all qualified individually in swimming events while Lara Tarvit qualified on platform at the NCAA Zone C Diving meet last week. Maria Coy, Marianne Kahmann, Macie McNichols, and Chantel Wynn will be representing the Buckeyes as relay alternates.

For Clary and Vargo this will be their fourth trip in four years to NCAA’s, while Li and McNichols are both heading there for the third time. All of OSU’s other competitors are making their first trip.

Here are the events in which Ohio State’s individuals earned qualification:

Bailey: 200 butterfly, 200 IM, 400 IM

Clary: 400 IM, 500 freestyle, 1,650 freestyle

Demler: 400 IM

Kowal: 1,650 freestyle

Li: 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly

Tarvit: Platform

Vargo: 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke


Here are the top times for each of the above swimmers this season. A rank has been provided for those who are among the 16-fastest swimmers in their given event in the NCAA:


50 free- Liz Li (21.48, 3rd in NCAA)

100 free- Liz Li (47.50, 10th in NCAA)

500 free- Lindsey Clary (4:37.65, 11th in NCAA)

1650 free- Lindsey Clary (15:57.03, 11th in NCAA)

1650 free- Molly Kowal (16:02.35)

100 breast- Taylor Vargo (59.86)

200 breast- Taylor Vargo (2:08.56, 16th in NCAA)

100 fly- Liz Li (50.90, 8th in NCAA)

200 IM- Meg Bailey (1:57.20)

400 IM- Lindsey Clary (4:04.09, 8th in NCAA)

400 IM- Meg Bailey (4:08.10)

400 IM- Kathrin Demler (4:09.74)


Last Year at NCAA Championships

Ohio State capped one of its most successful seasons in program history with a Top 15 finish at NCAA’s. For the first time in over 20 years the Buckeyes had at least two All-Americans and five Big Ten champions.

Clary: 400 IM, 500 freestyle, 1650 freestyle
Li: 50 freestyle

Honorable Mention All-Americans 
200 medley relay: Camey Rabold, Li, Rachael Dzierzak, Annie Jongekrijg
200, 400 freestyle relay: Li, Jongekrijg, Dzierzak, McNichols

Ohio State at NCAA’s

Ohio State has earned two Top 10 finishes at the NCAA championships - 10th in 1983 and a program-best seventh in 1994. The Buckeyes have registered 13 Top 20 finishes, with the last coming in 2016 when they finished 14th in Atlanta.


Individually, OSU has claimed five championships in its history. In alphabetical order:

Janelle Bosse, 400 IM, 1987

Chelsea Davis, 3-M Dive, 2008

Natalia Diea, 10-M Platform Dive, 2003

Kim Fugett, 3-Meter Dive, 1988

Karen LaFace, 1-Meter Dive, 1987


Last Five Team Finishes:

2016 - 14th

2015 - 40th

2014 - 41st

2013 - 28th

2012 - 20th