Up nextThe University of Arkansas (4-1, 2-1 SEC) swimming and diving team returns to action when it travels to West Lafayette, Ind. for the Purdue Invitational, Friday through Sunday. The Hogs will swim against Missouri State (men and women), Ohio State (men and women), Louisville (men and women), Michigan (women) and the host Boilermakers (men and women) in the three-day event.
Purdue Invitational ScheduleFriday, Nov. 20, 200910:00 a.m. (Prelims)500 Free200 IM50 Fr(1 p.m.)Men – 1 meter divingWomen – 3 meter diving
6:00 p.m. (Finals)200 FR500 Fr200 IM50 FrMen – 1 meter divingWomen – 3 meter diving400 MR
Razorbacks ranked 18th by CSCAAThe Arkansas women’s swimming and diving team is ranked 18th in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s inaugural Division I Coaches poll, announced Tuesday. Georgia is the top ranked women’s team followed by Stanford, Arizona, Texas and Florida.
Last time outArkansas sophomores Katie Whitbeck, Lisa Lunkenheimer and Katie Davis each won two events to lead the Razorback swimming and diving team over Vanderbilt at Arkansas Natatorium, Nov. 6. Fourteen event wins carried the Hogs to a 206-87 defeat of the Commodores, giving Arkansas its second Southeastern Conference victory.
In Poppell’s Words… (On the Vanderbilt meet)"Overall I was very pleased with the meet today. It was a fun meet for us as we actually held out five of our better swimmers who have had a lot of experience, including our All-Americans from last year, just to give some other kids an opportunity to compete who haven’t competed yet this season. "
Razorbacks ink nine for 2010-11Fourth-year University of Arkansas swimming and diving coach Jeff Poppell announced his signing class for the 2010-11 season this week.
Poppell and the Razorbacks will welcome Katalin Bor, Elizabeth Braun, Aubrey Hertzler, Julia Kucherich, Nicole Menzel, Carly Mercer, Molly Milborn, Kesha Naylor and Sigrun Sverrisdottir to the starting blocks next season, adding depth in multiple events.
"We’re extremely excited about our incoming recruiting class," said Arkansas coach Jeff Poppell. "I feel that this group of student athletes, which includes two Olympians and one U.S. National Junior Team member, is every bit as talented as our first recruiting class at Arkansas, which was ranked fifth in the country a few years ago. Our goal is to be one of the finest swimming and diving programs in the nation and we realize that this starts with recruiting. I would like for the top swimmers and divers to view Arkansas as a school where they can receive a great education and excel in the pool."