The Lady’Backs travel to Springfield, Mo., for their first away meet of the season. Last year, Arkansas defeated Drury 136-103. The Lady’Backs led the all-time series 13-3.
Opening the 2005-06 season at home, Arkansas fell to Nebraska 178-121. The Lady’Backs won seven events with the eight newcomers making their Arkansas debut.
Against Nebraska, freshman Summer Jackson led the Lady’Backs winning three individual events. Jackson took top honors in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly.
The Lady’Backs didn’t waste anytime against Nebraska. Arkansas finished first and second in the 200-medley relay.
Freshman Jesika Heidloff swept the breaststroke events against Nebraska winning the 100 and 200 breast.
In the 100 back, junior Mariann Fulop took control race as she finished more than three seconds before the next competitor.
Senior Angela Kora is the only senior on the 2005-06 swimming and diving squad. The Aloha, Ore., native is an individual medley and backstroke specialist.
The Lady’Backs welcomed seven freshmen to the squad. Underclassmen are the majority team with 15 members.