This WeekThe No. 18 Razorbacks welcome the Drury Panthers to the Arkansas Natatorium on Friday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in their final regular season dual meet.
Last Time OutThe Kansas Jayhawks came to the Arkansas Natatorium on Jan. 22 for a dual with the Razorbacks. As they have been all season, the Razorbacks were dominant, winning soundly, 165-135. The win marked only the second time in program history the Razorbacks have posted consecutive dual meet wins over the Jayhawks.
Scouting DruryThe Drury women have a 6-1 dual meet record this season and are coming off wins over NCAA-I Arkansas-Little Rock, Missouri State and NCAA-II national champion Truman State. The Panthers’ meet with Truman State was a matchup of the two squads that have combined to claim the past 12 NCAA-II national championships. Drury used great balance to beat the Bulldogs, getting victories from Erin Dolan (500 Free and 1650 Free), Yuan Qing Li (400 IM), Jing Hua (100 Free), Janelle Slattery (200 Back) and Abbey Musch (200 Breast). Drury also took victories in the 400 Medley Relay and 400 Free Relay.
Senior Day fond farewellBefore diving in against the Panthers on Friday, the Razorbacks will recognize seven seniors for their accomplishments and contributions to the team.
Magic of tenA win over Drury would mark the first time in program history the Razorbacks have recorded 10 wins in a season. The 1990-91 and 1991-92 teams each recorded nine victories.
Movin’ on up…to No. 18The Razorbacks climbed from No. 19 to No. 18 in last week’s College Swimming Coaches of America Association poll. The move happened after the Razorbacks improved to 9-1 on the season, with their 165-135 dual meet win over Kansas on Jan. 22.
Siow breaks record, still undefeated Once again, junior Yi Ting Siow dominated her events, this time against Kansas, winning all three of her races (100 breast, 200 breast, and 400 IM) and setting a school record and career-best time in the 100 breast with an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:01.68. Siow’s time of 2:12.04 in the 200 breast is second in the Arkansas record books behind teammate Leah Pierce. Her time of 4:18.58 in the 400 IM is the third-fastest in school history. In two meets with the Razorbacks, Siow is six-for-six with an average margin of victory of 3.04 seconds.
200 Medley Relay Team Makes Top FiveIn addition to Yi Ting Siow’s three top-five Arkansas times posted at the meet with Kansas, the 200 medley relay team of Siow, Leah Pierce, Katie Kastes and Lynette Ng placed first in the event with a time of 1:43.96. Their time is the season-best on the team and the fourth-fastest time in school history.
Carr honoredSenior Stephanie Carr was awarded the Salute to Excellence Award at the Razorback Red Tie Dinner on Jan. 31, along with three other Razorback student-athletes. The Salute to Excellence is awarded to those student-athletes whose performance throughout his or her career serves to lift up his or her sport to new heights and whose character exemplifies the goals of the University of Arkansas Department of Athletics.
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