#16 Swim & Dive Off to Minnesota for NCAA Championships

March 6, 2007

The No. 16-ranked UCLA women's swim and dive team will travel to Minneapolis, MN March 8-10 for the NCAA Championships. The Bruins will have five swimmers competing in individual events, with four athletes competing in the diving events.

Heading to Minnesota are - seniors Katie Arnold, Amanda Blong, Sara Clark, Katie Nelson and Amy Thurman; junior Nicolette Teo; and sophomores Anna Poteete, Marisa Samaniego and Tess Schofield.

"We are very excited to have four divers with our team at NCAA's," said Head Coach Cyndi Gallagher. "We look forward to continuing the outstanding team effort that the divers put forth. Since Pac-10's, we have worked on details and continuous improvement.

"I think we have made a lot of progress, and the fact that we have five seniors - Katie Arnold, Katie Nelson and Amy Thurman, along with Sara Clark, and Amanda Blong, is huge. They bring experience and an excitement to finish out their swimming and diving careers at the top.

"We are all looking forward to NCAA's to see what our five swimmers and four divers can do as one team. We have two outstanding relays (the 200 Medley Relay and 400 Medley Relay) and our goal is to get in the top eight in both. The Relays count for double points, so we know the importance of those relays."

Swimming prelims begin at 9:00 am (PST) and finals begin at 5:00 pm (PST)each day. Diving begins around 10:30-11:00 am (PST) (after the swim prelims are over).

Nelson will open up the Bruin competition on Thursday in the 500 Freestyle. Arnold, Poteete and Thurman will compete in the 50 Freestyle, also on Thursday, while the 400 Medley Relay and one-meter diving competition wraps up day one's competition.

On Friday, the 200 Medley Relay team will be the first to compete for UCLA. Thurman will then swim in the 100 Fly, followed by Poteete and Nelson in the 200 Freestyle. Teo will swim in the 100 Breast with Arnold in the 100 Back right after. Three-meter diving will be the final event on Friday.

On the last day, Nelson will swim in the 1650 Free, with Arnold following in the 200 Back. Poteete and Thurman will swim in the 100 Free, followed by Teo in the 200 Breast. The 400 Free Relay and platform competition will be the final events the Bruins contest during the meet.

Results can be found at NCAASports.com.

Coverage is also available at ESPN360


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Nov 07
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
W, 180 - 116
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vs. Trojan Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Trojan Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Trojan Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. A3 Invitational
Monterey Park, CA
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vs. A3 Invitational
Monterey Park, CA
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vs. A3 Invitational
Monterey Park, CA
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vs. Texas Invitational
Austin, TX
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vs. Texas Invitational
Austin, TX
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vs. Texas Invitational
Austin, TX
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vs. Minnesota ...
Minneapolis, MN
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vs. Texas Invitational
Austin, TX
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vs. Minnesota ...
Minneapolis, MN
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vs. Texas Invitational ...
Austin, TX
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vs. USA Diving Winter ...
Indianapolis, IN
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vs. Bruin Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Boise State
Salt Lake City, UT
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at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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vs. Bruin Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Jan 16
vs. Boise State
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 133 - 128
Saturday, Jan 16
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 182 - 95
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vs. Bruin Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Stanford - Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Jan 29
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 118 - 182
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
L, 114 - 185
Friday, Feb 12 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. USC - Diving Start
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 12 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Feb 24 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Swimming ...
Federal Way, WA
Thursday, Feb 25 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Swimming ...
Federal Way, WA
Friday, Feb 26 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Swimming ...
Federal Way, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Swimming ...
Federal Way, WA
Monday, Mar 07 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Zone E Diving ...
Flagstaff, AZ
Wednesday, Mar 16 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Atlanta, GA
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