CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia swimming & diving teams host Texas in a two-day dual meet that features the two reigning NCAA Championships programs on Friday (November 5) and Saturday (November 6) at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. The meet will be streamed live on ACCNX both days.
Friday will begin with diving at 1 p.m. and swimming will follow at 4 p.m. Virginia will unveil its NCAA Championship banner prior to the swimming session on Friday. Saturday’s swimming session is set to start at 10 a.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW
ACCNX is available to authenticated subscribers of ACC Network via the ESPN App. Links for the live stream and live results are available on VirginiaSports.com. Fans can also follow the Virginia swimming & diving official twitter account (@UVASwimDive) for in-meet updates.
IN THE RANKINGS
- The dual meet will feature top 10 programs. It is the second meet this season that UVA has faced teams ranked in the top 10.
- The Cavalier women are ranked No. 1 in the CSCAA Poll after winning the NCAA Championship in 2021 and are 2-0 on the season with a win over No. 6 California.
- UVA’s men are ranked No. 9 and are 1-1 on the season with a win over Army.
- The Texas men (2-0) are No. 1 in the preseason poll and the reigning NCAA Champions, while the women’s team (2-0) is ranked No. 6 and finished third at NCAAs.
WHO ARE THESE HOOS?
- Virginia returns individual NCAA Champions Kate Douglass and Alex Walsh, along with All-Americans Lexi Cuomo, Maddie Donohoe, Abby Harter, Jessica Nava, Ella Nelson, Reilly Tiltmann and Alexis Wenger.
- In two dual meets, Douglass and A. Walsh have picked up four individual wins, while Gretchen Walsh and Emma Weyant both have three individual event wins.
- G. Walsh set a pool record with a time of 52.18 in the 100-yard butterfly against Army.
- Lizzy Kaye swept the diving events in the meet against Army.
- On the men’s side, Justin Grender swept the butterfly events against Army and was second in the 200-yard backstroke vs. Cal.
- Matt King and Matt Brownstead have the ninth and 11th fastest times, respectively, in the 50-yard freestyle so far this season.
- Oliver Mills picked up his first career win on the 1-meter board.
- Both teams are 2-0 entering this weekend’s dual meet with wins over Incarnate Word and Texas A&M.
- Texas’ men have recorded top-10 times in four events this season, while the women own top-10 times in seven events.
- Julia Cook, Anna Elendt and Kelly Pash each picked up two wins and Hailey Hernandez swept diving in the dual meet against Texas A&M on the women’s side
- Danny Johnston and Caspar Corbeau each finished with two wins on the men’s side against Texas A&M.
Virginia will travel to Knoxville, Tenn., to compete in the Tennessee Invite that runs November 18-20.