GW Sends Three Swimmers to NCAA Championships

Three national qualifiers is the most in a single year in program history.

March 20, 2024

NCAA Bound swimmers

GW swimmers Ava Topolewski, Djurdje Matic and Ava DeAngelis will represent GW at their respective NCAA swimming and diving championship meets each of the next two weekends. (GW Athletics)

The George Washington University swimming and diving program is sending three swimmers to the NCAA championships, the most in a single year in program history. The women have two qualifiers, sophomore Ava Topolewski in the 500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle and 200-yard butterfly, as well as junior Ava DeAngelis in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke. Topolewski will hit the water first at the national meet in Athens, Ga., on Thursday, when she swims in the finals of the 500-yard freestyle. DeAngelis will swim her 100-yard breaststroke trial on Friday, while Topolewski will swim trials of the 1,650-yard freestyle and 200-yard butterfly on Saturday. DeAngelis will also compete in the 200-yard breaststroke trials on Saturday. Both swimmers will have a chance to advance to finals in these events.

On the men's side, redshirt senior Djurdje Matic qualified in the 100-yard butterfly. The men's NCAA swimming and diving championships will be held March 27-30 in Indianapolis. 

Stream the meet here, and watch a press conference featuring DeAngelis, Topolewski and Matic, as well as head swim and dive coach Brian Thomas, here