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Jan. 14, 2000

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia men’s and women’sswimming & diving teams return to action on Saturday, January 15 when theyhost North Carolina State in an Atlantic Coast Conference match-up at theUVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. The swimming portion of the meet begins at1:00 p.m., while one-meter diving commences at 11:30 a.m. The dual meet isthe first action for the Virginia swimming teams since the CavalierInvitational, held December 3-5. Both UVa diving teams competed in theGeorgia Diving Invitational January 7-8 in Athens, Ga.

The Virginia men are currently ranked 10th in the College Swimming CoachesAssociation of America (CSCAA) Top 25 Poll released on January 6, and standat 2-1 overall and 0-1 in the ACC this season. Virginia fell two places to10th in the CSCAA Poll after being ranked a program-best eighth in theNovember 18 and December 9 polls.

In its last competition, UVa finished second to Harvard in the five-team1999 Cavalier Invitational December 3-5. The meet against the Wolfpack isalso the first dual meet in over two months for Virginia. The Cavaliers’last dual meet was a 137-104 victory over Pittsburgh on November 5 at theAquatic and Fitness Center.

The Cavalier women’s swimming and diving team is ranked a program-besteighth in the CSCAA Poll for the second consecutive poll. UVa was alsoranked eighth in the CSCAA Poll released December 9 after holding the 10thspot in the November 18 poll. The Virginia women are currently 3-0 overalland 1-0 in the ACC in the 1999-2000 season and have won 15-consecutive dualmeeting dating back to the 1997-98 season.

The meet marks the women’s swimming team’s first competition since December3-5 when Virginia won the five-team 1999 Cavalier Invitational. Virginiawon 18 of 20 events in outdistancing Harvard 1,026-830 in the invitational.Saturday’s meet against N.C. State is also the first dual meet in nearlytwo months for UVa. The Cavaliers’ last dual meet was a 164-119 victoryover James Madison on November 19 at the Aquatic and Fitness Center.

After hosting N.C. State on Saturday, 22nd-year head coach MarkBernardino’s Cavaliers travel south to compete in ACC dual meets at Duke onSaturday, January 22, and at North Carolina on Sunday, January 23.

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