ASU Men's And Women's Swimming Earn No. 11 National Ranking

Oct. 29, 2002

TEMPE, Ariz. (www.TheSunDevils.com) -- Fresh off season-opening dual meet victories over UNLV (men) and UNLV/Northern Arizona (women) the Arizona State Sun Devil men's and women's swimming teams both earned No. 11 national rankings in the first College Swim Coaches Association of America top 25 poll.

Led by an NCAA 'A' qualifying time from sophomore All-American �gnes Kov�cs in the 200 breaststroke (2:13.76) last weekend, the Sun Devil women are looking to improve upon their 10th place finish at the 2001-02 NCAA Championships.

The men return five All-Americans after finishing seventh in the CSCAA poll last year and are off to a strong start after blowing UNLV out of the water in a 216-82 victory last Saturday. Senior backstroker Christian Harcsas won three events (100 back, 200 back, 200 IM) in the UNLV meet and freshman David Kolozar was a double-event winner (200 fly, 200 free) in his first dual meet as a Sun Devil.

Led by fifth-year head coach Mike Chasson, the Sun Devils continue competition this weekend with a pair of dual meets. Both squads will compete against Arizona, Wisconsin and Auburn in Tucson on Saturday, while the men will have double-duty also taking on No. 2 Auburn Sunday at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center at 11 a.m.

College Swim Coaches Association of America Top 25 Poll

Men (10/25/02)

1. Texas 	170 (4)2. Auburn 	167 (2)3. Stanford 	167 (1)4. California 	1545. USC	 1456. Florida 	1337. Michigan 	1308. Minnesota 	1219. Tennessee 	12110. Arizona 	12011. Arizona State 	10612. Georgia 	9813. Virginia 	9714. Penn State 	7715. Harvard 	6216. North Carolina 	5517. Texas A&M 	5218. Alabama 	4819. Wisconsin 	4820. Northwestern 	4321. Kentucky 	3922. SMU	3323. Georgia Tech 	2824. Brigham Young 	1925. Pittsburgh 	15		Washington 	15 

Women (10/25/02)

1. Auburn 	173 (5)2. Georgia 	165 (2)3. Stanford  	1654. California  	1525. Florida  	1436. SMU  	1377. Texas  	1348. USC  	1329. Arizona  	12110. Virginia  	10911. Arizona State  	10712. UCLA  	8913. Indiana  	8414. Notre Dame  	8115. North Carolina  	7916. Penn State  	7617. Alabama  	6918. Wisconsin  	5419. Miami (FL)  	4220. Maryland  	3821. Missouri  	3422. Pacific  	1923. Texas A&M  	1524. Rutgers  	1325. South Carolina  	10 

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