Jan. 27, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The nationally-ranked University of Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will compete at home for the final time of the 2005-06 season when they host Pittsburgh on Sunday (Jan. 29) at the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center. The swimming portion of the meet will begin at noon, while one-meter diving commences at 11:00 a.m.
The meet marks for final appearance at the Aquatic and Fitness Center for five Cavalier men and seven UVa women. The five men competing in their final home meet are: Andrew Barber (Vienna, Va./Marshall), Ryan Berg (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Regional), Fran Crippen (Conshohocken, Pa./Germantown Academy), Eric Kelley (Rockford, Ill./Rockford Christian School), and Ethan McCoy (McMinnville, Ore./McMinnville). The seven Virginia women competing at home for the last time are: Elaine Bennett (Richmond, Va./Douglas Freeman), Corey Berg (Hyde Park, N.Y./F.D. Roosevelt), Rachael Burke (Bethesda, Md./Good Counsel), Katie Gordon (Winter Park, Fla./Trinity Prep), Laura Mumper (Richmond, Va./Mills Godwin), Patty Park (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton), and Brielle White (Philadelphia, Pa./Springside School).
The UVa men are currently ranked 13th in the latest College Swim Coaches Association Top 25 Poll and Pittsburgh is 25th. Virginia is 7-3 on the season, while the Panthers are 7-1. Pittsburgh swims at Virginia Tech on Saturday prior to coming to Charlottesville.
The Virginia women, fresh off a 167-133 win over ACC rival North Carolina, are ranked 18th in the CSCAA poll and are 4-3 this season. The Panthers, who swim at Virginia Tech Saturday, are currently 7-1 on the season.
The meet can be followed live on the web via livestats at http://virginiasports.collegesports.com/livestats/c-swim/index.htm