FAYETTEVILLE-After a week in Hawaii, the University of Arkansas swimming and diving team returns home to host Tennessee Monday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. inside the Arkansas Natatorium.
Head coach Anne Goodman James said the Tennessee squad will be a test for Arkansas as five swimmers for the Lady Volunteers have qualified for NCAA standards.
“Tennessee is having a great season so far and will be a tough team,” Goodman James said. “They are a team that has a very balanced attack and will really push us in all events.”
Leading the Lady Razorbacks, seniors Whitney Lynn and Zsuzsa Csobanki have paced the squad throughout the year including in the previous meet in Hawaii. Against Pacific and Houston, Lynn won the 500 and 1,000 free events, while Csobanki took top honors in the 50 and 100 free.
Goodman James said Lynn faces serious competition in Tennessee senior Julia Stowers, who is nationally ranked in the distance freestyle events.
“We look forward to the challenge that she (Stowers) will provide for Whitney Lynn in the 500 and 1,000 free,” Goodman James said.
Csobanki will also be tested with Tennessee freshman Christine Magnuson leading the Lady Vols in the sprint freestyle events, Goodman James said.
Goodman James said the Lady’Back divers including freshmen Hilarie Wilson and Brieanne Kushner face a sound Tennessee diving crew that consists of two divers, who have already qualified for NCAA standards. “Tennessee is traditionally very strong in diving and both boards should be very competitive contests,” Goodman James said.
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