Women Ranked Fourth in Final Poll
Feb. 16, 2010
EVANSTON, Ill. – The University of Arizona women’s swimming and diving team is ranked fourth overall in the final dual meet rankings by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
The women, who posted a record of 8-2 through dual meet events and most recently topped rival Arizona State last Saturday in Tempe, look to be in the mix yet again in both the Pac-10 Championships and NCAA Championships. In December, the women won the prestigious Texas Sports Hall of Fame Invitational with a score of 1,084.5, topping rivals Auburn and Texas in the process.
The Wildcats’ depth throughout its backstroke, butterfly and individual medley events will be its main weapon at the NCAA Championships. Currently Ana Agy, Hannah Ross, Jenny Forster, Caitlin Iversen, Whitney Lopus, Annie Chandler, Dana Christ and Erin Campbell all rank among the nation’s top swimmers in their respective events.
In freestyle races, UA will turn to veterans Justine Schluntz, Leo Vorster, Andrea Boritzke and sophomore Alyssa Anderson in sprint and mid-distances events. Susana Helms and Joni Keith, along with Anderson, look to be UA’s man threats in distance freestyle events.
In the diving well, Ainsley Oliver will be Arizona’s driving force in the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform events. Oliver, along with Ashley Herrera and Alexa Wollach will represent the Cats in diving events in Long Beach.
The team will head to Long Beach, Calif. next week in preparation for the Pac-10 Championships. The UA women have won the Pac-10 crown three out of the last four years. Events will begin Wednesday, Feb. 24 and run through Saturday, Feb. 27.