Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Both Ranked in CSCAA Preseason Top 10
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – The UC San Diego men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were both ranked in the top-10 of the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) preseason poll. The women were ranked second while the men were ranked sixth.
Queens University of Charlotte was selected first in both the men’s and women’s preseason polls.
Both squads are coming off successful trips to the 2019 NCAA Championships where the women finished sixth and the men finished tenth. The team has already had a successful start to the year. In the first meet of the season, the Tritons had 43 B-Cut times. The Tritons have added depth to their team with the addition of 18 freshman.
UC San Diego is in its final year as a Division II school. The swimming and diving team enters its second season as a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), the conference the team will compete in when they transition into Division I.
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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, beginning in summer 2020, will begin a full Division I and Big West Conference schedule and a 4-year reclassification period to Division I status. 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, nearly 1,400 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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