Rice Wins C-USA Swimming and Diving Championship

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Championship Recap

HOUSTON - Rice claimed the 2013 Conference USA Women's Swimming and Diving Championship, its second in three years, Saturday at the University of Houston Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium. The Owls posted 739 points, 44.5 ahead of runner-up Houston.

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Houston diving coach Jane Figueiredo was named C-USA Diving Coach of the Year for the 12th consecutive year, while Rice head coach Seth Huston was named Swimming Coach of the Year for the third time, making it three honors in the past four seasons.

SMU's Isabella Arcila was named Swimmer of the Meet, marking the fourth consecutive season that an SMU swimmer has won the award and becoming the seventh Mustang in eight years to win the meet's top swimming recognition.

Julia Lonnegren of Houston was tabbed as Diver of the Meet for the second year in a row, giving the Cougars 11 recipients in 12 seasons.

Athletes finishing first in their respective events earned first-team all-conference. Second-place finishers earned second-team all-conference honors and third-place finishers were named to the all-conference third team.

C-USA Championship Team Scores

  1. Rice - 739
  2. Houston - 694. 50
  3. SMU  - 664. 50
  4. East Carolina - 605
  5. Tulane - 373
  6. Marshall - 255

Specialty Award Winners:

Women's Swimmer of the Meet: Isabella Arcila, SMU

Women's Diver of the Meet: Julia Lonnegren, Houston

Women's Swimming Coach of the Year: Seth Huston, Rice

Women's Diving Coach of the Year: Jane Figueiredo, Houston

Men's Invitational

SMU won the men's invitational, topping Western Kentucky by 59.5 points. The event ran concurrently with the women's championship.

Men's Invitational Team Scores

  1. SMU - 967  
  2. Western Kentucky - 907.5
  3. East Carolina - 711.5
  4. FAU - 490  

Men's Swimmer of the Meet: Mindaugas Sadauskas, SMU

Men's Diver of the Meet: Devin Burnett, SMU

Co-Men's Swimming Coach of the Year: Eddie Sinnott, SMU/Bruce Marchionda, Western Kentucky

Men's Diving Coach of the Year: Jim Stillson, SMU


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Day Three Recap

HOUSTON - Day three of the Conference USA Women's Swimming and Diving Championship is in the books with Houston retaining the team lead by a half-point over Rice. Houston has swept the top-three places in the 1- and 3-meter diving events. Defending champion SMU is in third place entering the final day of competition.  

400 IM

  1. Quincy Christian, Rice (4:16.45)
  2. Deanna Matthews, SMU (4:18.62)
  3. Shelbi Ragsdale, Rice (4:18.73)

100 Fly

  1. Casey Clark, Rice (53.20)
  2. Danielle Villars, SMU (54.28)
  3. Marissa Konicke, Rice (54.50)

1M Diving

  1. Natasha Burgess, Houston (304.35)
  2. Julia Lonnegren, Houston (293.20)
  3. Danielle Shedd, Houston (290.05)

200 Free

  1. Nina Rangelova, SMU (1:46.23)
  2. Nathalie Lindborg, SMU (1:47.06)
  3. Heather Winn, Houston (1:48.74)

100 Breast

  1. Rachel Nicol, SMU (1:01.52)
  2. Mia Schachter, Tulane (1:01.81)
  3. Kylee Talwar, Rice (1:01.92)

100 Back

  1. Isabella Arcila, SMU (52.69)
  2. Anna Volchkov, SMU (55.02)
  3. Michelle Gean, Rice (55.34)

400 Medley Relay

  1. SMU (3:35.88)
  2. Rice (3:41.86)
  3. Houston (3:43.93)

C-USA Championship Team Scores:

  1. Houston - 480.5
  2. Rice - 480 
  3. SMU - 441.5
  4. East Carolina - 399
  5. Tulane - 266  
  6. Marshall - 175  

Men's Invitational

SMU leads the men's invitational, which runs concurrently with the women's championship.

Men's Invitational Team Scores

  1. SMU - 645  
  2. Western Kentucky - 632.5
  3. East Carolina - 466.5
  4. FAU - 326  

A complete schedule of events can be found at Championship Central. Championship records can be found here. Live stats can be found here.


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Day Two Recap

HOUSTON - Day two of the Conference USA Women's Swimming and Diving Championship is in the books with Houston holding the team lead on the strength of its top-three sweep in the 3-meter diving event. Rice sits in second place, 5.5 points ahead of SMU.

Event Results

500 Free

  1. Nina Rangelova, SMU (4:44.97)
  2. Heather Winn, Houston (4:47.39)
  3. Erin Flanigan, Rice (4:49.54)

200 IM

  1. Kylee Talwar, Rice (2:00.13)
  2. Michelle Gean, Rice (2:00.86)
  3. Rachel Nicol, SMU (2:01.64)

50 Free

  1. Isabella Arcila, SMU (22.33) - New Meet Record
  2. Nathalie Lindborg, SMU (22.70)
  3. Monika Babok, SMU (22.89)

3M Diving

  1. Julia Lonnegren, Houston (346.15)
  2. Natasha Burgess, Houston (328.15)
  3. Danielle Shedd, Houston (259.35)

200 Free Relay

  1. SMU (1:28.94) - New Meet Record
  2. Rice (1:31.83)
  3. Houston (1:32.24)

C-USA Championship Team Scores:

Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 13                     

  1. Houston - 248.5
  2. Rice - 228 
  3. SMU - 222.5
  4. East Carolina - 198
  5. Tulane - 132  
  6. Marshall - 114  

 

Men's Invitational

SMU leads the men's invitational, which runs concurrently with the women's championship.

Men's Invitational Team Scores

  1. Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 14                       
  2. SMU - 329  
  3. Western Kentucky - 315
  4. East Carolina - 215
  5. FAU - 166  

A complete schedule of events can be found at Championship Central. Championship records can be found here.

Athletes finishing first in their respective events will be named first-team all-conference. Second-place finishers earn second-team all-conference honors and third-place finishers will be named to the all-conference third team. At the conclusion of the meet a swimmer and diver of the meet will be named as will a swimming and diving coach of the year.

Ticket prices for the Championship are $10/15 per day for youth/adult and $25/35 for all-session passes while admission for Conference USA students is free with valid ID. FOX Sports Net will televise the event on tape delay at noon ET Feb. 28. FOX Sports Southwest will air the event at noon CT the same day with a re-air scheduled for 11 p.m. CT.

Fans can follow the action at the C-USA Women's Swimming and Diving Championship through Championship Central and on Twitter with the hashtags #CUSASWIM and  #CUSAchamp.


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Day One Recap

HOUSTON - Day one of the 2013 Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championship at the University of Houston Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium has concluded with Rice holding a 10-point lead over second-place Houston.                                                         

200 Medley Relay

  1. Rice (1:40.52)          
  2. Tulane (1:41.29)       
  3. Houston (1:41.80)    

800 Free Relay           

  1. SMU (7:09.28)         
  2. Rice (7:11.57)          
  3. Houston (7:16.67)

C-USA Championship Team Scores:

Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 4                     

  1. Rice - 74  
  2. Houston - 64
  3. Tulane - 62  
  4. East Carolina - 60
  5. Marshall - 54  
  6. SMU - 40

Men's Invitational

SMU leads the men's invitational, which runs concurrently with the women's championship.

Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 5                       

  1. SMU - 136  
  2. East Carolina - 101
  3. FAU - 99  
  4. Western Kentucky - 88

A complete schedule of events can be found at Championship Central.Championship records can be found here.

Athletes finishing first in their respective events will be named first-team all-conference. Second-place finishers earn second-team all-conference honors and third-place finishers will be named to the all-conference third team. At the conclusion of the meet a swimmer and diver of the meet will be named as will a swimming and diving coach of the year.

Ticket prices for the Championship are $10/15 per day for youth/adult and $25/35 for all-session passes while admission for Conference USA students is free with valid ID. FOX Sports Net will televise the event on tape delay at noon ET Feb. 28. FOX Sports Southwest will air the event at noon CT the same day with a re-air scheduled for 11 p.m. CT.

Fans can follow the action at the C-USA Women's Swimming and Diving Championship through Championship Central and on Twitter with the hashtags #CUSASWIM and  #CUSAchamp.


Preview: 


IRVING, Texas - The Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championship kicks off Wednesday at the University of Houston Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium. The four-day championship runs from Feb. 20-23. SMU is the defending team champion, having won 16-of-21 events in 2012.

The participating schools are: East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Rice, SMU and Tulane.

Wednesday's action begins at 6 p.m. with the 200-yard medley relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay. Thursday through Saturday, preliminaries will begin at 10 a.m. with finals scheduled for 6 p.m. each day. 

A complete schedule of events can be found at Championship Central. Psych sheets can be found here. Championship records can be found here. Live stats are available here.

Athletes finishing first in their respective events will be named first-team all-conference. Second-place finishers earn second-team all-conference honors and third-place finishers will be named to the all-conference third team. At the conclusion of the meet a swimmer and diver of the meet will be named as will a swimming and diving coach of the year.

Ticket prices for the Championship are $10/15 per day for youth/adult and $25/35 for all-session passes while admission for Conference USA students is free with valid ID. FOX Sports Net will televise the event on tape delay at noon ET Feb. 28. FOX Sports Southwest will air the event at noon CT the same day with a re-air scheduled for 11 p.m. CT.

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