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Lady Flames Set for Title Defense at 2020 CCSA Championships

February 17, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.   RSS
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Liberty will look to defend its title at the 2020 CCSA Swimming & Diving Championships.

Liberty will look to defend its title at the 2020 CCSA Swimming & Diving Championships.

CCSA Championship Central

Defending champion Liberty will begin the quest for its second straight conference title this week, at the 2020 Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Swimming & Diving Championships, held Wednesday through Saturday at Tennessee's Allan Jones Aquatic Center.

The CCSA Championships return to Knoxville for the first time since 2014, when the Lady Flames earned their first-ever CCSA title. Exactly five years later, Feb. 23, 2019, Liberty earned its second conference championship. Liberty has finished as conference runner-up six times (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).

This is the sixth year in a row that the CCSA meet will follow a four-day format. On Wednesday evening at 6 p.m., finals of the 200 medley relay, 800 freestyle relay and one-meter diving will be held. Individual swimming events will begin on Thursday morning with preliminary heats at 10 a.m.

How to Follow the Lady Flames
Live results will be available for all events at the 2020 CCSA Swimming & Diving Championships. Also, live video streaming will be available, free of charge, through the Big South Network. Fans can receive Twitter updates by following @LibertyFlames and @LUSwimDive.

CCSA at a Glance
The CCSA, which also sponsors beach volleyball, is comprised of nine teams for women's swimming & diving and has seven men's swimming & diving teams.

On the women's side, CCSA schools represent the Big South (Campbell, Gardner-Webb, UNC Asheville), ASUN (Florida Gulf Coast, Liberty, North Florida), MEAC (Howard), Sun Belt (Georgia Southern) and Southland (Incarnate Word).

Hosting the CCSA Championships for the first time in 2019, Liberty won with a conference-record 1,859.5 points, ousting four-time defending champion FGCU, who scored 1,668 points. Incarnate Word finished in third at 1,049. Based on this season's top times in the CCSA, it appears that FGCU and Liberty should battle it out for first place once again. Liberty (2014, 2019) and FGCU (2009-13, 2015-18) have combined to win the CCSA Championship 11 out of 12 years of conference history. The Eagles and Lady Flames have finished 1-2 in some order each of the last eight years.

Liberty finished the 2019 conference meet with program records for both podium finishes (27) and event victories (10) at a CCSA Championship meet, and earned eight B cuts. The program's records for the 200 IM, 400 IM and 1,650 freestyle were all lowered this week.

10th-year Head Coach Jake Shellenberger is a three-time CCSA Women's Swimming Coach of the Year, receiving the award in 2012, 2014 and 2019. He has posted a 112-33 dual-meet record, leading the Lady Flames since the beginning of the program in the 2010-11 season.

Liberty posted a 13-3 dual-meet record this season, going 5-0 against CCSA opponents this season. The Lady Flames have won their last 20 CCSA dual meets, including wins over FGCU each of the last two years.

The Lady Flames' current roster features 13 past CCSA podium finishers. Payton Keiner leads all active Lady Flames with four career podium finishes. Hannah Baker and Mikayla Herich have both earned three top-three finishes, while Lauren Chennault, Lindsey Cohee, Colleen Donlin, Emily Manly, Olivia Robinson and Brittany Weiss have two podium finishes each. Arielle Arnett, Emma Hazel, Kiah Francis and Emily Zimcosky have each posted one podium finish.

Keiner holds the top time in the CCSA this season in both the 100 backstroke (54.32) and 200 backstroke (1:53.75). The NCAA B cut 1:53.75 she swam for 200 back at the TYR '85 Invite is ranked 24th in the nation. The 2018 Most Outstanding Freshman of the CCSA Meet, Keiner has won the 200 back each of the last two years, also winning the 100 back last year. Keiner currently holds the CCSA record for 200 backstroke (1:53.68).

Senior Brittany Weiss is a two-time CCSA champion in the 100 back, winning in program-record 52.81 in 2018. She was named the 2017 Most Outstanding Freshman of the CCSA Meet. Weiss leads the CCSA in 100 IM (58.31) and is second the 100 back (55.49) this season.

Redshirt junior Mikayla Herich holds program records in the 1650 free (16:37.35) and 200 IM (1:59.82) after winning both events at the 2019 conference meet. She set a program record at last year's CCSA Championships by scoring 101 points. Her season-best 16:51.74 for 1650 freestyle is ranked second in the CCSA this season.

Senior Hannah Baker set Liberty's record in the 200 free (1:46.55 – L) in 2018. She is one of three Liberty captains this season, joined by Colleen Donlin and Kendal Irwin. Baker's 51.63 for 100 free is the seventh fastest in the CCSA so far this year. Donlin (23.74) is seventh in the CCSA in 50 freestyle so far in 2019-20.

Freshman Eva Suggs' 1:50.89 for 200 freestyle is the fastest 200 free by a CCSA swimmer so far this season. Suggs is also second in the CCSA for 500 freestyle with her 4:55.95 from the TYR '85 Invite.

Junior Lindsey Cohee ranks second in the CCSA in the 200 fly this season (2:02.19). She is currently ranked third in program history with a lifetime-best 1:57.85 in 200 fly from 2018.

Liberty's diving played a key role at the 2019 CCSA Championships, contributing 225 points. Look for more success from Liberty divers this week, as Olivia Robinson, Lauren Chennault and Abigail Egolf-Jensen have all posted Zone Qualifying scores so far. Robinson, Chennault and Egolf-Jensen all rank in the top three in the CCSA in one-meter and three-meter diving this season.

Current Lady Flames with Program Records
200 Free – Hannah Baker (1:46.55 – L – 2/14/18)

1650 Free – Mikayla Herich (16:37.35 – 2/23/19)

50 Back – Payton Keiner (24.96 – L – 2/14/18)

100 Back – Brittany Weiss (52.81 – 2/16/18)

200 Back – Payton Keiner (1:53.68 – 2/14/18) (CCSA record)

200 IM – Mikayla Herich (1:59.82 – 2/21/19)

One-meter diving (6) – Lauren Chennault (291.15 – 11/23/19)

Three-meter diving (6) – Lauren Chennault (317.85 – 2/1/19)

Platform diving (5) – Olivia Robinson (229.58 – 11/18/18)

As was the case last year, many records and lifetime-best times should be expected, as the team has aimed to peak at the conference championships.

An event-by-event preview of individual events follows. Please note that the entries listed are those which appear on the pre-scratch psych sheet, and are subject to change.

2020 CCSA Championships
February 19-22
Allan Jones Aquatic Center
Knoxville, Tenn.
Schedule of Events

Day 1 – Finals (6 p.m.)
200-yard Medley Relay "B" & "A"
One-meter Diving (Women) (trials at 3 p.m.)
800-yard Freestyle Relay "B" & "A"

Day 2 – Trials (10 a.m.)
500-yard Freestyle
200-yard Individual Medley
50-yard Freestyle
20-minute intermission
Three-meter Diving (1 p.m. Women)
200-yard Freestyle Relay "B"

Day 2 – Finals (6 p.m.)
One-meter Diving (Women)
500-yard Freestyle
200-yard Individual Medley
50-yard Freestyle
200-yard Freestyle Relay "A"

Day 3 – Trials (10 a.m.)
100-yard Butterfly
400-yard Individual Medley
200-yard Freestyle
100-yard Breaststroke
100-yard Backstroke
20-minute intermission
400-yard Medley Relay "B"

Day 3 – Finals (6 p.m.)
100-yard Butterfly
400-yard Individual Medley
200-yard Freestyle
100-yard Breaststroke
100-yard Backstroke
400-yard Medley Relay "A"

Day 4 – Trials (10 a.m.)
200-yard Backstroke
100-yard Freestyle
200-yard Breaststroke
200-yard Butterfly
20-minute intermission
400-yard Freestyle Relay "B"
Platform diving (exhibition)
1,650-yard Freestyle-All but last heat of time finals

Day 4 – Finals (6 p.m.)
1,650-yard Freestyle-Last heat of time finals
200-yard Backstroke
100-yard Freestyle
200-yard Breaststroke
200-yard Butterfly
400-yard Freestyle Relay "A"

Scoring
For the sixth straight year, there will be three scored finals (A, B & C) of each individual event at the women's CCSA Championship. A total of 24 individuals will score in each event, with three finals consisting of eight swimmers each.

Individual events will be scored as follows: 32-28-27-26-25-24-23-22-20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Relay events will be scored as follows: 64-56-54-52-50-48-46-44-40-34-32-30-28-26-24-22-18-14-12-10-8-6-4-2

Day 1 – Feb. 20, 2019
3-Meter Diving
Defending Champion: Megan Wakefield (Florida Gulf Coast) – 336.50
Top Returnee from 2019 Meet (Place): Olivia Robinson (Liberty) (2nd place)
Championship Meet Record: Savanna Meadows (Incarnate Word), 2/14/18 – 372.70
Conference Record: Savanna Meadows (Incarnate Word), 2/14/18 – 372.70
2019-20 Leader: Olivia Robinson (Liberty) – 297.90
Liberty Event Titles (Last): None
Liberty's Top Entry: Olivia Robinson – 297.90 (1st)
Liberty Entrants: Olivia Robinson, Lauren Chennault, Abigail Egolf-Jensen, Allison Van Milligan, Emily LaRocque, Kendal Irwin

Outlook: Each of the last year's top five finishers return in three-meter diving, with the exception being defending champion Megan Wakefield of FGCU. Olivia Robinson and Lauren Chennault took second and third for Liberty last year. Robinson holds the top score (297.90) for CCSA divers in three-meter this season, followed by Chennault (292.20), while Liberty's Abigail Egolf-Jensen has scored a Zone-Qualifying 283.50 in 2019-20.  

Day 2 – Feb. 19, 2020
500-yard Freestyle

Defending Champion: Emily Manly (Liberty) – 4:51.13
Top Returnee from 2019 Meet (Place): Manly (Liberty) (Champion)
Championship Meet Record: Lani Cabrera (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/18/2016 – 4:47.53
Conference Record: Lani Cabrera (Florida Gulf Coast), 11/19/2015 – 4:47.43
2019-20 Leader: Ximena Conde Merlos (Incarnate Word) – 4:52.54
Liberty Event Titles (Last): One (Emily Manly – 2019)
Liberty's Top Entry Time: Eva Suggs – 4:55.95 (2nd)
Liberty Entrants: Eva Suggs, Emma Hazel, Emily Manly, Arielle Arnett, Carolyn Bolden, Ashley Sennett

Outlook: Emily Manly gave Liberty its first-ever conference title in the 500 free last year with a time of 4:51.13. She is the only swimmer in the field who has podiumed in this event before. Freshmen Ximena Conde Merlos (4:52.54) of Incarnate Word and Eva Suggs (4:55.95) of Liberty hold the top two times in the conference this season, followed by Incarnate Word's Brenda Diaz Martinez (4:55.99). Skylar Rogan of UNC Asheville is seeded fourth (4:56.54) after placing sixth in 2019. Liberty sophomore Emma Hazel holds the sixth seed at 5:01.19, while teammates Manly and Arielle Arnett (8th place in 2019) are both back in the field this year.

200-yard Individual Medley
Defending Champion: Mikayla Herich (Liberty) – 1:59.82
Top Returnee from 2019 Meet (Place): Herich (Liberty) (Champion)
Championship Meet Record: Fanny Teijonsalo (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/18/2016 – 1:58.29
Conference Record: Fanny Teijonsalo (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/18/2016 – 1:58.29
2019-20 Leader: Petra Halmai (Florida Gulf Coast) – 2:01.20
Liberty Event Titles (Last): Three (Emilie Kaufman – 2014; Prudence Rooker – 2018; Mikayla Herich - 2019)
Liberty's Top Entry Time: Mikayla Herich – 2:06.86 (7th)
Liberty Entrants: Mikayla Herich, Jessica Schellenboom, Lindsey Cohee, Kiah Francis

Outlook: Liberty has won the 200 IM in back-to-back years, with Prudence Rooker winning in 2018 and Mikayla Herich claiming the title last year in a program-record 1:59.82. The 2019 runner-up, FGCU's Petra Halmai, will focus on other events.holds the top seed. Liz Zeiger is first on the psych sheet at 2:02.45. Gardner-Webb's Jessi Snover, who placed third in this event as a freshman in 2018, is seeded second at 2:03.30. Anna Hogan of FGCU (2:03.38) is the only remaining CCSA swimmer to break 2:04 in the 200 IM this season. Liberty returnees Herich, Lindsey Cohee (5th place in 2019) and Kiah Francis (7th) all made the A Final in this event last year.

50-yard Freestyle
Defending Champion: Gracie Redding (Florida Gulf Coast) – 22.65 (Back-to-back champion)
Top Returnee from 2019 Meet (Place): Wiktoria Czarnecka (FGCU) and Colleen Donlin (Liberty) (t-2nd)
Championship Meet Record: Emma Svensson (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/19/2015 – 21.98
Conference Record: Emma Svensson (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/19/2015 – 21.98
2019-20 Leader: Wiktoria Czarnecka (Florida Gulf Coast) – 22.94
Liberty Event Titles (Last): One (Brye Ravettine – 2012)
Liberty's Top Entry Time: Colleen Donlin – 23.74 (8th)
Liberty Entrants: Colleen Donlin, Payton Keiner, Hannah Baker, Brittany Weiss, Morgan Stormer, Cailin Carroll, Maggie Huenefeld, Alexis Plogger, Amelia Wickham

Outlook: Florida Gulf Coast has won the 50 free at the CCSA Championships each of the last seven years since Liberty's Brye Ravettine won in 2012. Back-to-back champion Gracie Redding of FGCU has graduated, leaving Liberty's Colleen Donlin and FGCU's Wiktoria Czarnecka, who tied for second last year, as the top returnees. Czarnecka is seeded first at 22.94, followed by Melissa Cox of Georgia Southern (23.45). Campbell's Annie Sanchez (23.46), Sarah Wilson (23.65) and Colleen Renshaw (23.66) hold seeds third through fifth. Donlin, a two-time podium finisher in this event, is seeded eighth at 23.74. Hannah Baker is back for Liberty after finishing second in 2018 and sixth last year, while teammate Payton Keiner took fourth in the 50 free in 2019.

Day 3 – Feb. 22, 2019
100-yard Butterfly
Defending Champion: Gracie Redding (Florida Gulf Coast) – 53.12
Top Returnee from 2019 Meet (Place): Wiktoria Czarnecka (Florida Gulf Coast) (4th place)
Championship Meet Record: Jess Reinhardt (Liberty), 2/21/14 – 52.14
Conference Record: Jess Reinhardt (Liberty), 3/21/14 – 51.72
2019-20 Leader: Petra Halmai (Florida Gulf Coast) – 53.97
Liberty Event Titles (Last): Three (all in a row) (Jess Reinhardt – 2014)
Liberty's Top Entry Time: Lindsey Cohee – 55.87 (t-5th)
Liberty Entrants: Lindsey Cohee, Shelby Haines, Sophia Miller

Outlook: Last year's 100 fly A Final saw .01 separate champion Gracie Redding of FGCU (53.12) and Liberty's Alicia Finnigan (53.13). No current CCSA swimmers have made the podium in the 100 fly. FGCU's Wiktoria Czarnecka is seeded first (55.04) after placing fourth last year. Second-seeded Maddie Baiotto (55.07) of Campbell placed seventh in this event last year, while Cassidy Fry (55.10) of FGCU holds the third seed. Gardner-Webb's Jessi Snover is seeded fourth at 55.44. Liberty's Lindsey Cohee, who finished sixth last year, is tied for the fifth seed with Incarnate Word's Sophie Taylor, 55.87.

400-yard Individual Medley
Defending Champion: Gianni Pitto (Liberty) – 4:15.06
Top Returnee from 2019 Meet (Place): Mikayla Herich (Liberty) (2nd place)
Championship Meet Record: Liz Zeiger (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/16/18 – 4:13.06
Conference Record: Liz Zeiger (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/16/18 – 4:13.06
2019-20 Leader: Liz Zeiger (Florida Gulf Coast) – 4:18.07
Liberty Event Titles (Last): One (Gianni Pitto – 2019)
Liberty's Top Entry Time: Mikayla Herich – 4:31.46 (8th)
Liberty Entrants: Mikayla Herich, Kiah Francis, Chloe Rippey

Outlook: Liberty earned its first 400 IM title in program history last year, at Gianni Pitto led a 1-2 Lady Flames finish with Mikayla Herich. With Pitto transferring after last season, 2018 400 IM champion Liz Zeiger of FGCU holds the top seed this season (4:18.07). Zeiger took third last year. Ximena Conde Merlos of Incarnate Word (4:23.29), Gardner-Webb's Mary Traylor (4:23.86) and Incarnate Word's Brenda Diaz Martinez (4:24.58) are the only remaining CCSA swimmers to break 4:25 this season. Liberty's Herich (2nd place in 2019), Emma Hazel (4th place in 2019) and Kiah Francis (9th place in 2019, 2nd in 2018) have had success in this event at the conference level.

200-yard Freestyle
Defending Champion: Emily Zimcosky (Liberty) – 1:48.18
Top Returnee from 2019 Meet (Place): Hannah Baker (Liberty) (4th place)
Championship Meet Record: Elise Haan (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/19/2016 – 1:46.20
Conference Record: Elise Haan (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/19/2016 – 1:46.20
2019-20 Leaders: Eva Suggs (Liberty), Ximena Conde Merlos (Incarnate Word) – 1:50.89
Liberty Event Titles (Last): One (Emily Zimcosky – 2019)
Liberty's Top Entry Time: Eva Suggs – 1:50.89 (1st)
Liberty Entrants: Eva Suggs, Emma Hazel, Emily Manly, Hannah Baker, Arielle Arnett, Carolyn Bolden, Morgan Stormer

Outlook: Emily Zimcosky gave Liberty its first 200 freestyle conference title last year but she is redshirting this season. 2019 seniors Linda Shaw of FGCU and Liberty's Shelby Black finished second and third. Liberty's Hannah Baker placed third in this event as both a freshman and a sophomore, and finished fourth last year. Eva Suggs of Liberty holds the top time at 1:50.89, followed by Incarnate Word's Ximena Conde Merlos, 1:50.96. Campbell's Annie Sanchez (1:51.13) is seeded third, followed by FGCU's Kaja Reinhardt (1:51.31) and UIW's Mariana Rivulcalba Cruz (1:51.62). Baker (4th in 2019), Emily Manly (5th) and Arielle Arnett (9th) are all back after finishing in the 2019 A Final.

100-yard Breaststroke
Defending Champion: Petra Halmai (Florida Gulf Coast) – 1:00.62
Top Returnee from 2019 Meet (Place): Halmai (Florida Gulf Coast) (Champion)
Championship Meet Record: Emilie Kaufman (Liberty), 2/21/14 – 1:00.01
Conference Record: Emilie Kaufman (Liberty), 2/21/14 – 1:00.01
2019-20 Leader: Petra Halmai (Florida Gulf Coast) – 1:01.12
Liberty Event Titles (Last): Two (in a row) (Emilie Kaufman – 2014)
Liberty's Top Entry Time: Jessica Schellenboom – 1:05.38 (5th)
Liberty Entrants: Jessica Schellenboom, Chloe Rippey, Cailin Carroll, Alexis Plogger, Amelia Wickham

Outlook: Last year's champion, Petra Halmai of FGCU, holds the top seed time of 1:01.12.  After Incarnate Word's Mariana Rivucalba Cruz (1:03.57), FGCU's Emily Glinecke (1:04.77) and Lizzy White (1:04.83) are seeded third and fourth. A Liberty swimmer has placed second in this event at each of the last four CCSA Championships, and freshman Jessica Schellenboom is seeded fifth at 1:05.38 this season.

100-yard Backstroke
Defending Champion: Payton Keiner (Liberty) – 53.95
Top Returnee from 2019 Meet (Place): Keiner (Liberty) (Champion)
Championship Meet Record: Elise Haan (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/17/16 – 51.65
Conference Record: Elise Haan (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/17/16 – 51.65
2019-20 Leader: Payton Keiner (Liberty) – 54.32
Liberty Event Titles (Last): Three (Brittany Weiss – 2017 and 2018; Payton Keiner – 2019)
Liberty's Top Entry Time: Payton Keiner – 54.32 (1st)
Liberty Entrants: Payton Keiner, Brittany Weiss, Colleen Donlin, Shelby Haines, Maggie Huenefeld, Sophia Miller

Outlook: Liberty's Brittany Weiss won the 100 backstroke as both a freshman and sophomore before teammate Payton Keiner edged out FGCU's Doris Eichhorn for the 2019 title, 53.95 to 53.96. Keiner, who finished second in the 100 back in 2018 before winning last year, is seeded first at 54.71. Weiss holds the second seed, 55.49, followed by Incarnate Word's Kristen Straszacker at 55.80.

Day 4 – Feb. 23, 2019
1,650-yard Freestyle
Defending Champion: Mikayla Herich (Liberty) – 16:37.35
Top Returnee from 2019 Meet (Place): Herich (Liberty) (Champion)
Championship Meet Record: Lauren Oglesby (Gardner-Webb), 2/21/2015 – 16:20.60
Conference Record: Lauren Oglesby (Gardner-Webb), 2/21/2015 – 16:20.60
019-20 Leader: Brenda Diaz Martinez (Incarnate Word) – 16:38.06
Liberty Event Titles (Last): Two (Delia Weber – 2017; Mikayla Herich – 2019)
Liberty's Top Entry Time: Mikayla Herich – 16:51.74 (2nd)
Liberty Entrants: Mikayla Herich, Arielle Arnett, Ashley Sennett

Outlook: Liberty's Mikayla Herich picked up her second event win of the 2019 CCSA Championships when she claimed to 1,650 freestyle. 2019 runner-up Linda Shaw of FGCU has since graduated, but last year's third-place finisher, Liberty's Arielle Arnett, returns. Incarnate Word's Brenda Diaz Martinez has the top seed time at 16:38.06 followed by Herich's 16:51.74. UIW's Ximena Conde Merlos is the only other CCSA swimmer to break 17 minutes this season, at 16:57.44.

200-yard Backstroke
Defending Champion: Payton Keiner (Liberty) – 1:54.25 (Back-to-back champion)
Top Returnee from 2018 Meet (Place): Keiner (Liberty) (Champion)
Championship Meet Record: Payton Keiner (Liberty) (2/17/18) – 1:54.14
Conference Record: Payton Keiner (Liberty) (2/25/18) – 1:53.68
2019-20 Leader: Payton Keiner (Liberty) – 1:53.75
Liberty Event Titles (Last): Two (Payton Keiner – 2018 and 2019)
Liberty's Top Entry Time: Payton Keiner – 1:53.75 (1st)
Liberty Entrants: Payton Keiner, Emma Hazel, Eva Suggs, Shelby Haines, Sophia Miller, Ashley Sennett

Outlook: Liberty's Payton Keiner is the two-time defending champion in 200 backstroke, along with being the conference and CCSA meet record holder in this event. She holds the top seed, as her NCAA B cut time of 1:53.75 is ranked 24th in the nation, nearly six seconds ahead of Incarnate Word's Kristen Straszacker (1:59.73). FGCU's Liz Zeiger is seeded third at 2:01.76, followed by Liberty's Emma Hazel, the 2019 runner-up (2:02.13), and Eva Suggs (2:02.69).

100-yard Freestyle
Defending Champion: Gracie Redding (Florida Gulf Coast) – 49.10 (Back-to-back champion)
Top Returnee from 2019 Meet (Place): Melissa Cox (Georgia Southern) (4th place)
Championship Meet Record: Emma Svensson (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/21/2015 – 48.59
Conference Record: Emma Svensson (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/21/2015 – 48.59
2019-20 Leader: Wiktoria Czarnecka (Florida Gulf Coast) – 50.01
Liberty Event Titles (Last): One (Brye Ravettine – 2012)
Liberty's Top Entry Time: Hannah Baker – 51.63 (6th)
Liberty Entrants: Hannah Baker, Brittany Weiss, Colleen Donlin, Emily Manly, Carolyn Bolden, Alexis Plogger, Maggie Huenefeld, Morgan Stormer, Amelia Wickham

Outlook: FGCU went 1-2-3 in the 100 free last year, but lost back-to-back champion Gracie Redding and Hannah Burdge to graduation and Rebecca Moynihan to transfer (Florida State). FGCU's Wiktoria Czarnecka (50.01) is the top seed, followed by Campbell's Annie Sanchez (50.94), while last year's fourth-place finisher, Melissa Cox of Georgia Southern, is seeded third at 51.08. Colleen Donlin and Hannah Baker placed sixth and seventh in this event last year. FGCU holds a seven-year winning streak in this event since Brye Ravettine won in 2012.

200-yard Breaststroke
Defending Champion: Petra Halmai (Florida Gulf Coast) – 2:11.21
Top Returnee from 2019 Meet (Place): Halmai (Florida Gulf Coast) (Champion)
Championship Meet Record: Petra Halmai (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/23/2019 – 2:11.21
Conference Record: Petra Halmai (Florida Gulf Coast), 11/23/2019 – 2:10.86
2019-20 Leader: Petra Halmai (Florida Gulf Coast) – 2:10.86
Liberty Event Titles (Last): Two (in a row) (Emilie Kaufman – 2014)
Liberty's Top Entry Time: Jessica Schellenboom – 2:21.46 (5th)
Liberty Entrants: Jessica Schellenboom, Chloe Rippey, Cailin Carroll

Outlook: Defending champion Petra Halmai is the heavy favorite after setting a new CCSA record, 2:10.86, on Nov. 23. The next best 200 breaststroke swimmer is Incarnate Word's Mariana Rivulcalba Cruz, who is seeded second at 2:17.15 after placing fourth last year. FGCU's Lizzy White (2:18.85) and Anna Hogan (2:19.07) are the only other CCSA swimmers to break 2:20 this season. Liberty freshman Jessica Schellenboom is seeded fifth at 2:21.46.

200-yard Butterfly
Defending Champion: Alicia Finnigan (Liberty) – 1:56.61 (Three-time champion)
Top Returnee from 2019 Meet (Place): Lindsey Cohee (Liberty) (3rd place)
Championship Meet Record: Christina Kaas Elmgreen (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/15/18 – 1:55.55
Conference Record: Christina Kaas Elmgreen (Florida Gulf Coast), 2/15/18 – 1:55.55
2019-20 Leader: Petra Halmai (Florida Gulf Coast) – 1:59.35
Liberty Event Titles (Last): Five (Alicia Finnigan – 2019)
Liberty's Top Entry Time: Lindsey Cohee – 2:02.19 (2nd)
Liberty Entrants: Lindsey Cohee

Outlook: The 200 fly was a battle between Liberty's Alicia Finnigan and Christina Kaas Elmgreen of FGCU each of the last four years, as they finished first and second in some order in 2016 (Elmgreen 1st, Finnigan 2nd) and 2017 through 2019 (Finnigan 1st, Elmgreen 2nd).  FGCU's Petra Halmai has the top time in the CCSA this year at 1:59.35, followed by two-time CCSA third-place finisher Lindsey Cohee of Liberty (2:02.19). Gardner-Webb's Mary Traylor is seeded third at 2:02.44, followed by Campbell's Maddie Baiotto at 2:03.34.