Swimming And Diving Head To Buffalo, N.Y. For Atlantic 10 Championship
Feb. 21, 2012
AMHERST, Mass. -
Last Year At A-10s
Yarworth was named A-10 Coach of the Year for the twelfth time, while diving coach Mandy Hixon was named A-10 Diving Coach of the Year for both the men and the women. UMass swept the yearly diving awards as Jason Cook was named Men's Diver of the Year and Molly Elkins received the honor on the women's side.
The Minutemen picked up seven individual gold medals and three gold medals in the relays. Though the women were only able to capture one gold medal they set seven school records over the four days. The lone gold came in the women's one-meter dive, in which Elkins came out victorious with a score of 251.80.
UMass In The Rankings
The UMass men's swimming and diving team has been ranked No. 17 in the TYR/CSCAA Division I Mid-Major Rankings. The Minutemen move up from the five spots from the last set of rankings. The Minutewomen sit just outside the top-25. The Mid-Major rankings use an objective point system to compare teams' relative strength in a traditional dual meet lineup as submitted by participating teams. The ranking is available to those institutions that a) are not members of a BCS conference or Mountain West Conference, or b) provide fewer than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules. Teams must have submitted entries within the first two polling periods to be eligible for the final ranking. Of UMass' opponents this season only Boston University (No. 21), Army (No. 13) and Dartmouth (No. 24) have cracked the top-25.
Freshman Making A Splash
Regular Season Recap
The women finished with a record of 3-4 in dual-meets with wins coming against Army, Binghamton and Stony Brook. They fell to Boston University, Bryant, Fordham and Northeastern. The Minutewomen took fourth in the Terrier Invitational and second in the Rhode Island and the Dartmouth Invitational.