PHOENIX, Ariz. ---The Texas A&M women's swimming and diving team was ranked No. 4 in the first NCAA Women's Div. I Rankings of 2013-14, which were released by the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Thursday.
The Aggies are 2-0 in dual meets with a road win over SEC foe Vanderbilt and a home victory over in-state rival No. 6 Texas. The Aggies, who have not lost a dual meet on the road since fall of 2012, are set to travel Friday to face Missouri.
The women’s squad returns 21 letter-winners. Among the returnees are 12 swimmers that assisted the Aggies to a No. 4 finish at the 2013 NCAA championships, including defending NCAA Champions Breeja Larson and Cammile Adams. Larson won the 100-yard breaststroke for the second straight year, while Adams won the 200 butterfly. Both went on to win their specialties at the Phillips 66 World Trials and advanced to the FINA World Championships last summer.
Eight returnees earned first- or second-team All-SEC honors last season. In addition to Larson and Adams, Sarah Henry, Paige Miller, Caroline McElhany and Lili Ibáñez received first-team honors, while Erica Dittmer and Jessica Macauley took second-team honors. Ashley McGregor was named to the SEC’s All-Freshman team.
NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Ranking as of October 31, 2013
3. University of Southern California
4. Texas A&M
9. North Carolina
16. Southern Methodist University
19. Ohio State
22. Arizona State
23. NC State
24. Florida State
25. Penn State
Also received votes: Boise State, UCLA
Aggies Ranked No. 4 in CSCAA Top 25
October 31, 2013
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
(photo: Texas A&M Athletics)