Up nextThe University of Arkansas (5-1, 2-1 SEC) will travel to Columbia. Mo., this weekend to take on the No. 25 Missouri squad at 11 a.m. at Mizzou Aquatics Center. The Razorbacks are 13-6 all-time against the Tigers.
Last time outArkansas swimmers Chelsea Franklin, Yi-Ting Siow and Haley Smith, along with diver Alex Roman each won two events to lead the Razorback swimming and diving team over North Texas, Jan. 9. 14 event wins carried the Hogs to a 192-106 victory over the Mean Green, giving Arkansas ts fifth dual-meet victory of the season.
In Poppell’s Words… (On the North Texas Dual Meet)"I was really pleased with the way the girls stood up and raced. The meet was pretty much what I expected coming off of Christmas training, a lot of our girls looked pretty tired and pretty run down but that is understandable giving the work we have done. We are fortunate to have been able to swim some girls in different events that they haven’t seen this season, which I think was beneficial to help us make some decisions later in the season."
Roman earns first collegiate victorySophomore Alex Roman picked up the first two wins of her collegiate career vs. North Texas as she swept the diving events with a pair of strong performances. The St. Louis native scored 256.73 on the one-meter followed by a career-high 291.38 on the three-meter.
"Alex is coming along strong and beginning to look like the diver I have known she could be for the last year and a half," Arkansas diving coach Dale Schultz said. "I am looking forward to her progression from now till the conference meet in February."
Razorbacks remain ranked 18th by CSCAAThe Arkansas women’s swimming and diving team remains ranked 18th in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s Division I Coaches poll, released Mon., Dec. 15. Georgia is the top ranked women’s team followed by Arizona, Stanford, Texas and California.