Tritons Start the New Year by Hosting Trio of Division I Opponents
LA JOLLA, Calif. – The No. 1/2 University of California San Diego women’s and men’s swimming and diving teams begin the New Year at home, hosting Division I opponents Incarnate Word, Wyoming, and the women of San Jose State at Canyonview Aquatic Center at noon on Jan. 3.
The Tritons’ home pool is familiar territory for two of the three teams that will be competing. Last year, the UC San Diego men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams swept Incarnate Word and the San Jose State women on Senior Day.
CANYONVIEW AQUATIC CENTER INFORMATION
Admission is free for all meets at Canyonview Aquatic Center. Parking passes are required at UC San Diego on weekdays, and are available for purchase at meters. There is a parking lot located adjacent to the pools, and other parking is available throughout the campus. Be advised that there is construction taking place on campus this week.
For the women, there will be two heats for each event, aside from the 1650 freestyle and relays. The second heat will be the faster heat, and there will be typical dual meet scoring (9-4-3-2-1) so both heats can score. For the men, there will be one heat for each event with typical dual meet scoring.
400 Medley Relay
10 minute break
15 minute break
200 Freestyle Relay
Incarnate Word- 2 and 6
Wyoming- 3 and 7
San Jose State- 4 and 8
UC San Diego- 5 and 9
Incarnate Word- 1, 4, and 7
Wyoming- 2, 5, and 8
UC San Diego- 3, 6, and 9
The women hold the number one slot while the men rank second in the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) TYR Top 25 Dual Meet Division II Poll. The next edition of the poll will be released on Jan. 9.
LAST TIME OUT
The Tritons previously competed at the UNLV Invite from Nov. 29-Dec. 1. With 448 points, the men claimed fifth, and with 417 points, the women also took fifth. This upcoming meet will be their first action of 2019.
It is a quick turnaround for the Tritons, who will remain at home on Saturday as they play host once again. Cal State Bakersfield, LMU, and the women of Cal State East Bay will come race at La Jolla at noon. Admission is free.
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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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