FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Following winter break, the Arkansas swimming and diving team is ready to get back in the pool on Saturday to start the spring dual-meet portion of its schedule with a 10 a.m. start time against the No. 7 Tennessee Volunteers at the Arkansas Natatorium.
Saturday’s meet is Senior Day for the Razorbacks, as Arkansas will close out its three-meet home schedule. In the fall, Arkansas recorded a 6-2 record, including a 2-1 mark in Southeastern Conference action. The Razorbacks also went a perfect 2-0 at home in wins over SMU and Nebraska.
“Hosting No. 7 Tennessee will be a great challenge for our team,” said head coach Neil Harper. “They have had a very successful season so far and as we look to climb up the SEC and NCAA rankings over the next few years, we need to compete regularly against nationally ranked and stronger programs. This will also be our last home meet for our seniors who have provided a great leadership in rebuilding this program. All our seniors have helped raise the bar and standards for our team both in the pool and classroom. They will play a big role in our success this semester and championship season. We are excited about the next couple of months and look for them all to finish strong both individually and for the team.”
In their last team outing, the Razorbacks finished fourth among a stacked field at the Art Adamson Invitational
Despite holding just a 1-8 all-time record against the Volunteers, Arkansas did win its last meet against Tennessee, knocking off the then-No. 10 Vols 146.5-136.5 in an upset win in Knoxville.
Over the winter holiday, freshman diver Brooke Schultz continued her dominance on the boards, winning the three-meter title at the 2017 USA Winter Diving National Championships. She followed that performance with a school-record 383.40 on the 3m at the Tennessee Diving Invite. That effort was good enough for the 3m title, after finishing second in the 1m finals.
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