Seth Pollock, 23 Sports

Eleven Missouri Tigers qualified to compete in the 2018 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, held in the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on the campus of The Ohio State University from March 14 through the 17. Nine Tigers will be swimming, while two will be diving.

Seniors Sharli Brady, Erin Metzger-Seymour, Hannah Stevens and Kira Zubar, juniors Kylie Dahlgren, Courtney Evensen and Annie Ochitwa, sophomore Haley Hynes and freshman Sarah Thompson will be performing in various swimming events while seniors Kendra Kieser and Madeline McKernan will be diving for the Tigers.

Four other Tigers, Maddie Gehrke, Sammie Jo Porter, Lauren Savoy and Emily Snyder, made the Championships as relay only swimmers.

Missouri has two seven seeds competing in the Championships, Brady in the 400 IM and Stevens in the 100 back. Ochitwa is the 10th seed in the 100 free.

The Tigers are looking to improve on their 13th place finish last year at the NCAA Championships. Mizzou’s best appearance in the Championships came only a year previous, with 135 points and 11th place in 2016.

Mizzou finished sixth last month at the SEC Championships. They generally had more luck out of conference than in, finishing 4-0 outside of SEC play and 0-4 in SEC play. They also won the Show-Me Showdown and the Mizzou Invite.