CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The top-ranked Virginia women’s swimming and diving team and No. 13 ranked Cavalier men will compete in a double dual against Tennessee and Alabama beginning on Thursday (Nov. 19) at the Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tenn. The three-day meet will open with prelims at 10 a.m. on all three days, while finals will begin at 6 p.m. Diving prelims will start at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Due to health and safety considerations spectators, including parents, will not be permitted to attend the meet.
Date: Thursday, Nov. 19 – Saturday, Nov. 21
Location: Jones Aquatic Center, Knoxville, Tenn.
Swimming Times: 10 a.m. prelims | 6 p.m. finals
Diving Times: 1:30 p.m. (Thursday and Friday) | 2 p.m. (Saturday)
How To Follow
A link to live results will be available at VirginiaSports.com. Updates throughout the competition will also be provided on the team’s official Twitter account, @UVASwimDive.
In The Rankings
• The Virginia women’s swimming and diving team is the top-ranked team in the country according to the preseason poll released by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
• The Cavaliers first topped the CSCAA poll in November of 2015 after the women’s team defeated Tennessee, Michigan and Penn State to open the season.
• The UVA men’s team is ranked 13th, while Tennessee enters the men’s competition ranked 14th and Alabama enters ranked 15th.
• In the women’s poll, the Volunteers are ranked seventh and the Crimson Tide is ranked 13th.
• Virginia will compete in a three-day competition against Tennessee and Alabama.
• It is the fourth consecutive year the Cavaliers and Volunteers will face off in a dual meet.
• The UVA women’s team won the first two meetings, while the Cavalier men’s team won the competition during the 2018-19 season.
• Virginia suffered a loss on both sides at last year’s competition at Jones Aquatic Center in the program’s first dual meet of the season.
• The Cavaliers and Crimson Tide will meet head-to-head for the first time in over two decades as the programs have not competed in a dual meet since the late 1980s.
The Season for the Hoos
• The Cavaliers sent 21 swimmers to the Toyota U.S. Open in Richmond.
• Senior Paige Madden (Mobile, Ala.) won the U.S. title in 200-meter freestyle and finished as the runner-up in the 400-meter freestyle.
• Sophomore Kate Douglass (Pelham, N.Y.) set three UVA records at the meet, topping the school record in the 50 and 100-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly, while freshman Anna Keating (Vienna, Va.) set a record in the 200-meter breaststroke.
• The Cavaliers opened the year by sweeping Navy in a dual meet.
• Virginia set a Lejeune Hall record at the meet in the women’s 200-yard medley relay and the 100-yard freestyle.
• Douglass, Madden and freshman Alex Walsh (Nashville, Tenn.) lead the team as all three swimmers rank in the top-five nationally in an event.
• Douglass leads the nation in the 50-yard freestyle (22.01), 100-yard freestyle (48.26) and 100-yard butterfly (50.94) and ranks second in the 200-yard individual medley (1:55.27).
• Madden holds the top time in the 200-yard freestyle (1:43.99), while ranking second in the 1000-yard freestyle (9:45.43) and third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:40.97).
• Walsh holds the nation’s third-fastest time in the 200-yard individual medley (1:57.60).
A Look at the Vols
• The Lady Vols are 1-1 on the season with a win over Vanderbilt and a season opening loss to Kentucky.
• Amanda Nunan led Tennessee in its meet against Kentucky, finishing first in the 1000-yard freestyle with the nation’s eighth-best time in the event (9:56.73). She also won the 500-yard freestyle.
• Kayky Mota led the men’s team in its lone meet of the season against Kentucky, recording the sixth-best time nationally in the 100-yard butterfly (46.72), while Michael Houlie’s time at the meet in the 100-yard breaststroke (52.74) ranks sixth nationally.
• Mona McSharry and Alexis Yager also rank in the top-10 nationally in an event this season. McSharry ranks fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.22) as Yager ranks ninth in the 400-yard individual medley (4:17.63).
The Crimson Tide
• Alabama opened the season by sweeping LSU in a dual meet.
• Rhyan White and Kensey MaMahon led the women’s team at the meet as both athletes won three events.
• White captured the nation’s 10th-fastest time in the 200-yard backstroke (1:56.38) during the competition.
• McMahon holds a pair of top-10 times, ranking third in the 1000-yard freestyle ( 9:50.70) and 10th in the in the 500-yard freestyle (4:47.38).
• Derek Maas, Matt Menke and Nicholas Perea led the men’s team at the meet, each with a pair of individual wins.
• Additionally, Liam Bell ranks ninth nationally in the men’s 100-yard freestyle (43.70), while Morgan Scott ranks 10th in the women’s 200-yard freestyle (1:47.37).