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20070102 Wildcats Begin New Year with Double-Dual Meet
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Release: 01/02/2007
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<DIV class=Section1> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT size=2>This Week in the Pool</FONT></SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT size=2> ? The No. 2 Arizona women&rsquo;s and the No. 5 men&rsquo;s swimming and diving teams will return to the water on Friday, Jan. 5 for the first time in 34 days to host a pair of double-dual meet competitions. <SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The women will take on </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place><st1:PlaceName><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Oregon</st1:PlaceName></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> <st1:PlaceType u1:st="on"></SPAN><st1:PlaceType><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">State</st1:PlaceType></SPAN></st1:PlaceType></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> and </SPAN><st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Northern Arizona</SPAN></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> at </SPAN><st1:time Hour="10" Minute="0"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">10 a.m.</SPAN></st1:time><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> (MST), while the men will face No. 4 California and No. 12 Michigan at </SPAN><st1:time Hour="14" Minute="0"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">2 p.m.</SPAN></st1:time><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">.</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></B></st1:place></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> in the Rankings ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Wildcat women currently post a 3-0 (2-0 Pac-10) record, giving them the No. 2 position<SPAN style="COLOR: black"> in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America poll, while the men are currently ranked fifth with an overall record of 2-1 (0-1 Pac-10).<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 8.5pt">A Look at the Opponents? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold; mso-bidi-font-size: 8.5pt">The men&rsquo;s squad will face two nationally ranked teams, including the fourth-ranked Golden Bears, who currently post a record of 3-1 (0-0 Pac-10). <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Cal</st1:State></st1:place> also returns to the water for the first time since their last competition which took place at the Husky Invitational on Dec. 4, 2006 where they won all five relay events. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold; mso-bidi-font-size: 8.5pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold; mso-bidi-font-size: 8.5pt"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>The <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Michigan</st1:place></st1:State> men are ranked No. 12 and post an overall record of 3-2 (1-0 Big Ten). The Wolverines most recent competition was at the EMU Invitational in </SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Ypsilanti, Mich.,</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold; mso-bidi-font-size: 8.5pt"> on Dec. 2, where</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> only six athletes participated in 10 of 20 events, while still pulling out a seventh place finish with 200 points.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>On the women&rsquo;s side, the OSU Beavers are returning from winter break after winning the Husky Invitational on Dec. 4 with an overall record of 4-5 (0-3 Pac-10). The NAU women are currently 5-2 and are returning to the pool after an 18-day break. The Lumberjacks recently won 10 of 14 events to defeat Loyola Marymount 155-107 on Dec. 18.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold; mso-bidi-font-size: 8.5pt"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold; mso-bidi-font-size: 8.5pt"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-size: 8.5pt"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">What Happened Last Year ? </SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">On Jan. 6, 2006, the Wildcats returned for the second half of the season to host Washington, OSU and NAU. Both teams began the New Year ranked fifth and both squads posted perfect records.</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT size=2><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>The men (3-0, 2-0 Pac-10) downed <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State> 145-116, while the women defeated No. 23 Washington 168-87, OSU 172-83 and NAU 201-93, boosting their record to 5-0 (4-0 Pac-10). <o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><BR><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><FONT size=2>Arizona&rsquo;s Last time in the Water ?</FONT></B><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><FONT size=2> Arizona completed the final day of competition at the 2006 Texas Invitational on Dec. 2, with both teams finishing in first-place for the second consecutive year as the women won with 859 team points and the men posted 787 points. The Wildcats broke a total of eight school records over the course of three days and tallied 41automatic<BR>qualifying times for the 2007 NCAA Championships.<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P></DIV><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><BR style="PAGE-BREAK-BEFORE: auto; mso-break-type: section-break" clear=all></SPAN> <DIV class=Section2><FONT size=2></FONT></DIV> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT size=2><st1:State w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></B></st1:State><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial">&rsquo;s Next Action</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> -<B> </B>The swimming and diving teams will continue dual-meet action on January 19-20 when they travel to <st1:City w:st="on">Austin</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Texas</st1:State>, to take on the Texas Longhorns and the SMU Mustangs at the Lee and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Joe</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Jamail</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Texas</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Swimming</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>. Competition will begin at 7 p.m. (CST) on Friday and at 12 p.m. Saturday.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoIndex1 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt 10pt"><SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold"><o:p><FONT face=Arial size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoIndexHeading style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-weight: bold; mso-bidi-font-family: Arial"><o:p><STRONG><FONT face=Arial size=2> </FONT></STRONG></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center; tab-stops: 27.0pt 121.5pt 2.25in" align=center><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p><FONT size=2> </FONT></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center; tab-stops: 27.0pt 121.5pt 2.25in" align=center><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><FONT size=2>? ### ?<o:p></o:p></FONT></SPAN></P>
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