CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's swimming and diving team will look to defend its Ivy League title this week when it competes at the Ivy League Championships in Princeton, N.J. The conference meet is to begin on Wednesday, Feb. 20, and run through Saturday, Feb. 23, at Princeton's DeNunzio Pool.
Wednesday's action will feature the finals of the 200 medley and 800 freestyle relays and will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, meanwhile, will start at 11 a.m., with the finals set to commence at 6 p.m.
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What to Know
- Harvard heads to The Garden State as the defending Ivy League champions after earning 1,616 points to finish ahead of second-place Yale (1,490.50 points) and the other six Ivy schools at last season's league meet held at Blodgett Pool.
- The Crimson's 2018 Ivy League title was its third in five years. During that span, Harvard claimed Ivy championships in 2014, 2016 and 2018.
- The last time the Ivy League Championships were held at Princeton was in 2016, when Harvard emerged victorious. In that edition of the Championships, the Crimson earned 1,500.50 points, which was 78 points better than second-place Yale. Harvard's point total was the most at the Ivy Championships since 2011 (Princeton – 1,562) and the most by a Crimson squad since 2009 (1,583.50).
- Under The Costin Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving Stephanie Wriede Morawski '92, the Crimson has won six Ivy League titles (2005, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018).
- Harvard finished its dual season with a 7-2 overall record and a 6-1 mark against Ivy League competition. The 6-1 record was good for second in the league behind Yale, which went undefeated in seven tries.
- In its last outing, Harvard defeated Princeton, 182-118, but fell to Yale, 182.50-117.50, at the annual H-Y-P meet held in Cambridge.
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.
Following the Ivy League Championships, Harvard's divers will prepare for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships in Annapolis, Md., which will begin on March 10.