FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas swimming and diving team retains its No. 18 ranking in the latest poll put out by the College Swimming Coaches of America Association.The Razorbacks (10-1, 3-1), are the first squad in program history to post 10 victories in a season, the tenth win coming Feb. 6 in a 160-112 drubbing of Drury on Senior Day at the Arkansas Natatorium.
Arkansas is one of five nationally-ranked SEC swimming and diving squads, four of the schools rank in the top seven. Reigning national champ Georgia has a solid grip on the No. 1 position heading into SEC Championships next week at Auburn. No. 5 Florida is followed closely by Auburn in the No. 6 spot and Tennessee rounds out the top seven at No. 7.
Next week, the top SEC teams will be on display together in Auburn, Ala. at the SEC Championships, Feb. 18-21. The Razorbacks hope to improve on their seventh-place finish from last year’s championships behind returning NCAA Championship participants Stephanie Carr, Ashley Largo, Katie Kastes and Madison Palmer. The additions of Yi Ting Siow, who has won all eight of her races since transferring to Arkansas, and Leah Pierce, will also improve Arkansas’ ability to compete with the top half of the SEC.
This weekend, four of the Razorback swimmers are in Columbia, Mo. for the Missouri Grand Prix meet, running Friday through Monday at the Mizzou Aquatics Center. For updated results and for complete coverage of Arkansas swimming and diving, log onto ArkansasRazorbacks.com.