January 18, 2017 - Following a dominating 171-124 win over then-number two Georgia, the University of Texas women's swimming and diving team has been voted number one in the latest CSCAA TYR Top 25 Swimming and Diving Poll. It is the first number-one ranking for the Longhorns in Head Coach Carol Capitani's tenure and drops Stanford University to second and Georgia to third. Virginia rounded out the top four.
On the men's side, the University of California remained the top-ranked team ahead of the defending NCAA champion Longhorns. NC State remained third while USC moved ahead of Indiana into fourth.
"This is a very special team, and I couldn't be more proud of this group of young women," Capitani said after Saturday's win. "I spent a long time at Georgia, and it has shaped the way I think and coach. I am very grateful for the people who have been a part of this journey. This team has some big goals, and this win is another step toward where we want to be."
The loss snapped the Lady Bulldogs' winning streak at Gabrielsen Natatorium at 103 straight, an NCAA record which began in 1995.
The next poll will be released February 1st.
Women's Poll Committee
Colleen Murphy, Air Force; Dan Colella, Duke; Randy Horner, Florida International; Ryan Wochomurka, Houston; Lars Jorgenson, Kentucky; Kelly Kremer, Minnesota; Suzanne Yee, Princeton; Mike Keeler, San Diego; Roric Fink, Texas; Tanica Jamison, Texas A&M; Katie Robinson, Tulane; Naya Higashijima, UCLA; Colin Shannahan, Wagner
Men's Poll Committee
Mandy Commons-Disalle Cincinnati ; Brian Schrader Denver ; Steve Schaffer Grand Canyon ; Bill Roberts Navy ; Gary Taylor NC State ; Dan Ross Purdue ; Craig Nisgor Seattle ; McGee Moody South Carolina ; Dave Salo Southern California ; Chad Craddock UMBC ; Vic Riggs West Virginia
About the CSCAAFounded in 1922, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) – the oldest organization of college coaches in America -is a professional organization of college swimming and diving coaches dedicated to serving and providing leadership for the advancement of the sport of swimming & diving at the collegiate level.
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