Women’s Swimming and Diving Returns Home Saturday for Brown, Penn

Daniela Liera and Harvard will play host to Brown and Penn on Saturday.
Daniela Liera and Harvard will play host to Brown and Penn on Saturday.
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's swimming and diving team will be in action for a second time this week, playing host on Saturday to Ivy League foes Brown and Penn. The double-dual meet is set for a noon start and will air on ESPN+.

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What to Know

  • The Crimson is back home after its West Coast trip to UCLA where it defeated San Diego, 242-55, and fell to the Bruins, 184-110. The split put Harvard at 4-1 on the season and 3-0 in the Ivy League.
  • Samantha Shelton enjoyed her time out west, winning the 200 backstroke in 1:58.98 and earning first-place points in the 400 individual medley. The first-year also recorded third-place finishes in the 50 freestyle with a season-best effort (23.95) and the 200 medley relay, swimming the anchor leg.
  • Esther Lawrence completed her trip west with a season-best effort on the 3-meter board. The first-year finished in second place with a score of 299.45, which surpassed the NCAA Standard. Georgina Milne (3-meter; 270.10) and Morgane Herculano (1-meter; 253.55) also set 2018-19 personal records with Mikaela Thompson coming in second on the 1-meter board (264.05).
  • Harvard will be at Blodgett Pool for just the second time this season and first time since dismissing Columbia, 192-103, back on Nov. 16. Saturday will mark the beginning of a short homestand as the Crimson will return to Blodgett on Feb. 1, for Yale and Princeton.
  • The Crimson owns a 32-9 all-time record vs. Brown (2-3; 1-2 Ivy) and carries a 16-meet series winning streak into Saturday. A season ago, Harvard defeated Brown, 166-134, on the road.
  • Harvard will look to improve upon its 29-3 all-time record against Penn (2-5; 1-4 Ivy) on Saturday. The Crimson has won 14 straight head-to-head matchups with the Quakers, including a 197-100 decision last year in Providence, Rhode Island.

At The Helm

Stephanie Wriede Morawski '92 is in her 22nd season as The Costin Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving. She is looking to guide the Crimson to another Ivy League title after claiming the crown last year. Harvard has won 13 Ivy League championships in program history.

Next Up

Harvard closes out its dual-meet season at home on Feb. 1, with a double-dual against Yale and Princeton at 6 p.m. The conference clash will air on ESPN+.