The Meet: The No. 2 Arizona women's swimming and diving team and the No. 6 men's team will travel to Austin, Texas this weekend to face the University of Texas. The women of Texas are ranked No. 10, whille the men are the top ranked team in the natrion by the College Swim Coaches Association of America. The event will take place at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27, 2001.
The Cats Last Outing: The University of Arizona women's swimming and diving team defeated Cal last Friday 146-97 at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. The men's team came up short as they were defeated 129-112.
On the women's side of the event junior Katie Zimbone came in first in two different events, the 1000 free (10:08.59) and the 500 free (4:58.45). Sophomore Amanda Beard also placed first in two individual events, the 200 IM (2:02.96) and the 200 breast (2:14.59). Junior Sarah Tolar placed first in the 100 free with the time of 50.88.
The women's 200 medley relay team consisting of sophomore Beth Botsford, Beard, junior Amy Bouta and junior Jenny Vanker swam to a first place finish in the time of 1:42.57. The 400 free relay team made up of Vanker, junior Erin Vogt, freshman Kristen Brennan and Tolar also placed first with the time of 3:26.11.
On the women's one meter senior Adrian David scored 277.35 points to capture first place. Fellow senior Lindsay Berryman and freshman Claire Febvay scored 270.90 and 257.55 points respectively to place second and third. On the three meter Berryman (320.85), David (305.55)and Febvay (285.30) again placed first, second and third.
For the Arizona men's team senior Tyler Painter won the 1000 free touching the wall at the time 9:27.07 and the 500 free with the time of 4:30.64. Senior Jay Schryver swam the 200 free in the time of 1:39.52 to capture first place.
Senior Omar Ojeda broke an Arizona school record against Cal that had been standing since 1989 on the three meter, scoring 400.65 points. Junior Ruben Vaca placed second scoring 347.10 points followed by sophomore Scott Koenig in third (326.33). On the one meter Ojeda and Vaca again placed first and second scoring 376.80 and 350.03 points.
The No. 3 University of Arizona women's swimming and diving team topped the No. 4 Stanford Cardinal the following day 135.5-107.5. On the men's side the No. 6 Wildcats fell to the No. 2 Cardinal 147-96.
Beard won the 200 breast in the time of 2:11.02, an NCAA automatic qualifying time. Botsford captured first place in the 200 back swimming to the time of 2:01.79. Tolar and Vanker each won an individual event. Tolar placed first in the 200 free in the time of 1:47.99 and Vanker won the 50 free in the time of 23.59.
The women's 400 free relay team made up of sophomore Annie Joseph, Bouta, junior Caroline Kilian and Tolar touched the wall first in the time of 3:25.75.
In women's three meter diving Arizona's David and Berryman placed first and second, scoring 300.68 and 291.13 points respectively. In one meter diving David (279.13) and Berryman (262.28) placed second and third.
On the men's side of the event two Wildcat swimmers placed first in three different events. Junior Roland Schoeman won both the 50 free (20.09) and the 100 free (44.69), while Painter won the 1000 free in the time of 9:07.53.
In the men's three meter diving event the Wildcats swept the top four positions. Ojeda placed first (357.68), Vaca (326.48) and senior Arno Bergstrom (290.18) placed second and third while Koenig placed fourth (277.13). On the one meter Arizona again placed first and second. Vaca scored 312.45 points to place first and freshman Josh Anderson placed second scoring 291.90 points.
Cats in the Polls: In the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America Top-25 Poll, the Arizona women's swimming and diving team jumped from No.4 to No. 2 while the men's team fell from the No. 5 position to the No. 6 spot. On the women's side Georgia is ranked No. 1 followed by UCLA (No. 2), Arizona (No. 3), Stanford (No. 4) and Auburn (No. 5). The top-five men's teams are Texas, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Auburn.
The women finished the 1999-2000 season in second place at the NCAA Championships behind the Georgia Bulldogs. The women's team won the Pac-10 title in the 1999-2000 season, becoming the first team ever to take home the title besides the Stanford Cardinal. The final dual meet record for the women was 9-2 and 4-1 in the Pac-10. The women return 21 letterwinners after losing only seven.
The Facts: The women finished the 1999-2000 season in second place at the NCAA Championships behind the Georgia Bulldogs. The women's team won the Pac-10 title in the 1999-2000 season, becoming the first team ever to take home the title besides the Stanford Cardinal. The final dual meet record for the women was 9-2 and 4-1 in the Pac-10. The women return 21 letterwinners after losing only seven.
The men's team both returned and lost 13 letterwinners from the 1999-2000 team. The men's dual meet record last year was 5-3 and 2-2 in the Pac-10. The men finished the season third at the NCAA Championships, the highest finish ever for the Arizona men's swimming and diving team.
The Wildcats Next Outing: The Arizona men's and women's swimming and diving team will host Arizona State on Feb. 10 at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.
Cats in Cyberspace: For the latest news, notes and results on not only the swimming and diving squads, but also the other 18 intercollegiate sports that the UA has to offer, log on to the official athletic website of the University of Arizona... http://www.arizcats.com.