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Nov. 4, 2015

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.–For the first time in program history, the Virginia women’s swimming and diving program has been tabbed No. 1 in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) national poll, the CSCAA announced Wednesday (Nov. 4).

“It is a great feeling to be recognized like this by the CSCAA,” UVA head coach Augie Busch said. “I am happy for our women, who work so hard on a daily basis, to achieve program milestones such as this ranking. It is an honor and a pleasure to work with them on a daily basis. They are a first-class group, through and through.”

UVA opened the season with a 174-121 win over Tennessee on Oct. 16 and followed that up with two wins against Michigan (188-165) and Penn State (207-135) this past weekend (Oct. 31-Nov. 1) in Ann Arbor, Mich.

By virtue of its No. 1 ranking, the UVA women’s swimming and diving team becomes the 12th athletics program at Virginia to garner a No. 1 poll ranking, joining baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, field hockey, football, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, rowing, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and men’s tennis.

The women’s swimming and diving team is also the second team at Virginia this season to earn a top national ranking. The women’s soccer team is currently No. 1.

Virginia’s next meet is the Georgia Fall Invitational, set for Dec. 4-6 in Athens, Ga.

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