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Swimming and Diving Making Ripples on National Scene

Dec. 21, 2010

ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio swimming and diving has enjoyed another solid season thus far and is being recognized on the national scene as the Bobcats are among teams receiving votes in the latest TYR/CSCAA (College Swimming Coaches Association of America) Top 25 poll.

Ohio received 10 votes in the latest TYR/CSCAA women's poll. The Green and White were one of four Mid-American Conference schools receiving votes, joining Miami, Ball State and Toledo as the others, as the MAC continues to show its strength nationally. The `Cats are also receiving more votes than such schools as Miami (FL), South Carolina, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Northwestern, Kansas and BYU.

The Green and White currently own a 2-2 dual-meet record, with its only losses coming to Toledo and No. 18 Ohio State. The `Cats are coming off a strong showing at the Akron-hosted Zippy Invitational, in which they took first place and outdistanced the second-place team by 416 points. Ohio currently owns four of the top individual marks in the MAC, including Rachel Heim (San Diego, Calif.) in the 100 Free and 100 Fly, Stacey Huber (Gainesville, Fla.) in the 1000 Free and Lindsay Hamilton (White City, Saskatchewan) on the 3-meter board. The `Cats also have the top times in both the 200 and 400 Freestyle relays.

Ohio returns to the pool Jan. 7-8 for a pair of dual meets. The `Cats will welcome Youngstown State on Jan. 7, while Denison comes calling Jan. 8.

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