Houston Set To Head To AAC Championships

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February 12th, 2018 AAC, College

Press Release courtesy of Houston Athletics

The University of Houston Swimming & Diving team looks to defend its 2017 American Athletic Conference title Feb. 14-17 in Dallas at the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium on the campus of SMU.


  • Houston is having a successful season under third-year Head Swimming and Diving Coach Ryan Wochomurka.
  • The Cougars are chasing their second conference title in program history after earning its first conference championship last season.
  • Last season, Houston posted 772 points over the course of four days at the conference championships, outscoring second-place finisher SMU by 96 points.
  • Houston had a record-breaking performance at the conference meet last season, posting nine school records and winning three individual events.
  • The Cougars posted 18 podiums finishes last season at conference, an improvement from the seven they posted in 2016.
  • Houston returns fifteen scorers from last season’s conference meet.
  • This past weekend, Peyton Kondis and Laura Laderoute each recorded program records at the Houston First Chance meet. Laderoute posted a personal-best time of 53.38 in the 100 backstroke and Peyton Kondis recorded a time of 1:00.16 in the 100 breaststroke.
  • At the conclusion of last season Head Coach Ryan Wochomurka and Diving Coach Bob Gunter earned American Coach of the Year and American Diving Coach of the Year honors.


  • Last season SMU finished 96 points behind Houston at the conference championships.
  • Houston defeated SMU in dual action this season at the CRWC.
  • Cincinnati finished third with 625 points, followed by East Carolina, UConn and Tulane.
  • Tulane has visited Houston twice this season, getting outlasted by the Cougars each time.
  • Cincinnati is 5-6 in dual action this season, last time out the Bearcats defeated Kenyon 213-87.
  • UConn is coming off of its Husky Invitational and is 5-1 this season in dual meet action.
  • East Carolina is 8-4 in dual action this season and coming off of the South Carolina Collegiate Invitational.


The American Digital Network will have live broadcasts of all evening sessions, as well as live swimming & diving results. To buy tickets and for all information regarding the 2018 American Swimming & Diving Championships visit the American Championship Central by clicking HERE.


Fans can keep up with the latest in University of Houston Cougar athletics by following us on Facebook (Facebook.com/HoustonAthletics), Twitter (@UHCougars), Instagram (houstoncougars) andYouTube.com (Youtube.com/UHAthletics). In addition, the swimming & diving team has established its own official Facebook (Facebook.com/UHCougarSwim) and Twitter pages (@UHCougarSwim), which provide regular updates on the team and live results during home meets.

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