Samantha Zuch is undefeated in the Utes' last two meets.
Feb. 13, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Women’s Swimming and Diving looks to collect momentum for the Pac-12 Championships as they compete in their final dual meet of the 2012-13 campaign. The Utes take on the Washington State Cougars at 5 p.m. PT Friday in Pullman, Wash.
Quoting Coach Winslow
“This is going to be a tough, intense Pac-12 meet,” said Utah head coach Greg Winslow. “I expect the meet to come down to the last five yards in almost every race. I know our lady Utes are ready! It will be a great measuring stick two weeks before the championship meet.”
Utah Women This Season
The Utah Women hold a 6-5 dual-meet record as they approach the weekend with two Pac-12 victories against Oregon State. Four of the Ute’s five losses have come against ranked teams; two of which, USC (2) and Cal (4), are currently in the top-10.
Utes in the Rankings
The Utes came up short in the Jan. 30 College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division 1 Team Rankings, but, for the first time this season, the women received votes from the committee. The Utes were one of only five other Division 1 women’s teams to fall short of the top-25, but receive attention from the CSCAA. The voting tseam is comprised of nine coaches and one media member.
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Last Time Out
Kersten Merry swept the diving events versus Denver with a personal-best 298.57 points in the 3-meter.
Scouting the Competition
Washington State will face Utah with three consecutive dual-meet wins under their belt. The Cougars most recently topped CSU Bakersfield by a score of 172-116.
The Cougars hold a 6-5 record this season with one Pac-12 victory against Oregon State.
The Pac-12 Championships are fast approaching and will kick off with the women’s championships Feb. 27-March 2 in Federal Way, Wash. at Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. Keep up with all the actions with live stats available at http://championships.pac-12.com/w-swimming-m-w-diving/.
The Pac-12 Men’s Championships will immediately follow the women’s, beginning March 3-6 at the same location. Live stats will be available at http://championships.pac-12.com/mens-swimming/.