FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On Thursday, the University of Arkansas swimming and diving team hosts the Kansas Jayhawks who come to Fayetteville looking for redemption after last season’s 151.5-149.5 loss to the Razorbacks in Lawrence, Kan. The No. 19 Razorbacks (8-1, 3-1) look to pick up a second consecutive dual win over the Jayhawks for only the second time in program history, the feat previously accomplished by the 1990-91 and 1992-93 squads.The Razorbacks are coming off an idle week after beating Kentucky and then-No. 23 Missouri in Fayetteville on Jan. 10. The team jumped three spots in the College Swimming Coaches of America Association poll after the double dual with the Wildcats and Tigers, moving from No. 22 to No. 19. Tennessee was the only other women’s program to move up three spots in the poll, going from No. 13 to No. 10 last week.
Newcomer Yi Ting Siow garnered Southeastern Conference Swimmer of the Week honors last week in recognition of her wins in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM at the meet with Kentucky and Missouri. All three of her first place times rank in the top five in Arkansas history. Siow is the second Razorback swimmer to earn conference honors this season after Leah Pierce was named SEC Swimmer of the Week in November.
The teams dive in Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Arkansas Natatorium on the University of Arkansas campus. For more information and for complete coverage of Razorback swimming and diving, visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.