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Swimming and Diving Fact Sheet #2

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Swimming and Diving Fact Sheet #2

This Week

The Razorbacks welcome LSU to the Arkansas Natatorium for a dual meet on Thursday Oct.30 at 1 p.m.

Scouting LSU

LSU (0-1, 0-1), who fi nished last season 6th in the SEC and ranked 19th by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, comes into Fayetteville after dropping their dual meet with Florida last week 185-104. Led by junior diver Rachel Ware, the 2008 SEC Diver of the Year and an All-American, the Lady Tigers will look to even their record with a strong showing against the Razorbacks this week.

Palmer Qualifi es

Diver Madison Palmer qualifi ed for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships in Arkansas’ regular season opener against Tennesse and Vanderbilt in both the one-meter and three-meter dives with scores of 272.48 and 294.90, respectively. Last year at the NCAA Zone Championships, Palmer fi nished 4th in the one-meter and 11th in the three-meter dive on her way to qualifying for the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships where she scored 264.90 on the one-meter springboard, fi nishing 16th and earning All-American status.

Razorbacks Ranked 21 to Start Season

CollegeSwimming.com released its fi rst national poll Friday Oct.17, and ranked Arkansas 21st in the nation. Season opener opponent Tennessee took the 10-spot on the list. Other SEC schools receiving top 25 nods in the fi rst poll were Florida, Georgia, Auburn, and Alabama; Kentucky also received votes.

Academic Honors for All

The 2007-08 swimming and diving program was recognized by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America for maintaining the fourth-highest GPA last season among Division I swimming programs with a 3.54 GPA behind Yale, New Mexico State, and Dartmouth. Also being honored were Stephanie Carr, Madison Palmer, and Ashley Largo who were named Academic All-Americans for their successes in the classroom and the pool and Erica Totten, Erin Neumann, Emily Gregory, Summer Jackson, and Shara Sutphen were named as Honorable Mention Academic All-Americans.

Download: 10.27 Notes 4.pdf



Sports Category : Swimming & Diving (W)