On Saturday at Hillenbrand Aquatics Center, the No. 9 and No. 5 Arizona swim teams swam their way to victory against rival Arizona State to close the dual meet season and send the Wildcats into the championship season with momentum.
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Saturday marks the close of the dual meet season and senior day for the Arizona swim teams as they host rival Arizona State at Hillenbrand Aquatics Center Saturday at 1 p.m. The seniors will take the blocks one final time at home after recording impressive individual performances throughout the season and leading the Wildcats toward top-10 rankings.
After missing out on qualifying for the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai and experiencing a path to the 2012 London Olympics that ended in disappointment, Australian competitive swimmer Robert Hurley had to decide whether or not to close the curtain on his young, professional career. But after winning three medals at last winter’s short course FINA World Swimming Championships in Istanbul, Hurley realized that all he really needed was a change of scenery. Since then, he has been training alongside the Wildcats in preparation for this year’s upcoming World Championship trials.
It is unclear if senior pitcher Kenzie Fowler will start the season healthy, and Nancy Bowling, an incoming freshman, was beamed in the face with a line drive last weekend, leaving the Wildcats with only two healthy starting pitchers.
Two more Wildcat swimmers have qualified for NCAA national cuts this past weekend, as Arizona split its dual meet with SMU and Texas at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.
Arizona’s swimmers have been training harder than ever, or “tapering,” so that they can swim faster as the Pac-12 and NCAA championships near.
Three-time All-American Matt Barber will be a driving force for Arizona’s nationally ranked men’s swim team this season and looks to lead the Wildcats to their first national championship since 2008.
Arizona’s swim and dive teams jump back into action this weekend, hosting a pair of nationally ranked top-ten teams Friday and Saturday at Hillenbrand Aquatics Center. The Wildcats, who’s men were recently named No. 1 in the country this past weekend by the CSCAA, face off against two-time defending national champion, Cal, currently ranked No. 3, at 2pm on Friday; and continue to battle No. 9 Stanford on Saturday at noon. Friday’s meet against Cal will be televised on the Pac-12 network on Feb. 2 on tape delay.
Arizona’s softball season is only weeks away, and the first preseason polls have been released, pegging the Wildcats as No. 13. Arizona opens the season with the Kajikawa Classic on Feb. 8 against Northwestern.
One of Arizona’s most talented swimmers, six-time All-American senior Lauren Smart, did not play last year.
Senior softball player Brigette Del Ponte has experienced the highest of highs in her three-year collegiate career, and with a bit of luck, she’ll be able to end her senior season by correcting some of the lows.
After achieving a 38-19 record, last season ended in disappointment for Arizona softball as it failed to defeat Oklahoma in the NCAA super regionals and move on to the Women’s College World Series.
No. 6 Arizona women’s swim and dive team sprang back into action last Friday, sweeping Oregon State, New Mexico State and Northern Arizona at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.
When swimmer Whitney Myers came to the UA, she knew that she was in for a life changing experience, but she just had no idea to what extent things would change.
The Arizona swim and dive team showcased its talent this weekend at the USA AT&T Winter Nationals, placing first in 14 events while setting eight meet records and two national records at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas.
Forty-two Wildcat swimmers join head coach Eric Hansen this weekend to compete in the USA Swimming AT&T Winter Nationals at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin, Texas. The competition runs Thursday through Saturday.
Freshman diver Rafael Quintero, a 2011 U.S. Junior National Champion, started off as an avid gymnast at the age of five until his passion for diving developed.
The nation’s top divers from 13 different schools met for three days of competition this weekend at Hillenbrand Aquatics Center during the annual Arizona Diving Invite.
Arizona’s divers are back in action this weekend as they host the annual Arizona Diving Invite at Hillenbrand Aquatics Center.
Margo Geer anxiously prepared herself for the biggest race of her life.