December 14, 2012

Women’s Swimming & Diving Nationally Ranked

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – In the most recent College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) poll that was released on Thursday, the MIT women's swimming and diving team was ranked fifth in the nation. The Engineers remained in the same position they were in when the last rankings were released on November 26, as did the four teams that were ranked ahead of them.

The team rankings are voted on by six CSCAA member coaches. The rankings will be released three times during the 2012-13 season.

Much like on the men's side, the women's team has won every meet so far this season. The Engineers' best performance was at the MIT Winter Invitational, where they won all but three of the swimming events and finished 700 points ahead of the second place team. At the two-day, three-session meet, three school records were broken and 15 national cuts were earned. Freshman Katie Siegel (San Jose, Calif.) automatically qualified for NCAAs in the 100 yard butterfly when she went 55.32.

MIT's next dual meet will not be until January 11, when it hosts Williams at 4:00 p.m.