Auburn Men Fifth, Women Seventh In Initial CSCAA Poll
Nov. 17, 2009
AUBURN, Ala. - The reigning NCAA champion Auburn men's swimming and diving team enter the 2009-10 season ranked No. 5 in the initial College Swimming Coaches Association of America poll. The CSCAA ranked the Auburn women seventh nationally.
The Tiger men returned seven national champions - Adam Klein, Gideon Louw, Tyler McGill, Kohlton Norys, Michael Silva, Pascal Wollach and Jared White - plus five other All-Americans from last year's championship squad.
Eight All-Americans return for the Auburn women, including seniors Melissa Marik and Ava Ohlgren, junior Caitlin Geary and sophomore Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace. Geary led the squad with six All-America honors, while Marik, Ohlgren and Vanderpool-Wallace each recorded five.
Texas picked up the top spot in the men's poll with 12 first-place votes. Stanford is in second, while California, Florida and Auburn round out the top five. Five other SEC schools are in the top 25, including Georgia and Tennessee at Nos. 9 and 10, respectively.
Georgia women top the polls with 12 first-place votes. Stanford follows in second with Arizona in third. Texas and Florida round out the top five and are followed by California and Auburn. Three other SEC schools are among the top 25.
Auburn returns to the James E. Martin Aquatic Center for a SEC match-up with perennial national contender Georgia on Nov. 20. Diving begins at 3 p.m., while swimming is set to start at 4 p.m. Admission is free.
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