SMU Men & Women Set To Host Missouri Friday

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January 03rd, 2018 AAC, College

Press Release courtesy of SMU Athletics

The SMU men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs take on Missouri Friday at 12 p.m. CT at the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium. The meet will take place in conjunction with the Tennessee Diving Invite. Diving scores from Knoxville will be factored into the dual meet scoring. Live results and video can be found at SMUMustangs.com/live and on the Meet Mobile App. Admission is free.

The Mustang men are led by a pair of NCAA provisional cuts from seniors Jonathan Gomez (200 fly) and Bartosz Krzyzaniak (100 back). The team went 1-1 in dual action with a 184-114 victory over Metroplex rival TCU on Oct. 25. For their efforts, three Mustangs have earned American Athletic Conference weekly awards. Gomez leads the way with a pair, while Krzyzaniak and diver Bryce Klein each have one.

On the women’s side, senior Matea Samardzic has NCAA B cuts in both backstroke and individual medley events, while sophomore Erin Trahan and freshman Felicity Passon come in under the standard in the 100-yard butterfly. Samardzic has a conference-best three weekly awards on the women’s side, including back-to-back honors Oct. 10 and Oct. 17.

The Mizzou men are ranked No. 15 in the latest edition of the CSCAA / TYR Top 25 Poll and are 3-1 this season with victories over South Carolina, Southern Illinois and Northwestern. The Tigers’ lone loss came at the hands of Kentucky. In invite action, Mizzou took top honors at the Show-Me Showdown and Mizzou Invite. The Tigers went 5-3 last season and finished ninth at the NCAA Championships.

The Tiger women are ranked No. 10 and went 1-3 in dual action during the 2017 portion of the schedule, with a win over Southern Illinois. The Tigers’ losses came in SEC competition against South Carolina, Arkansas and Kentucky. Mizzou also picked up victories at the Show-Me Showdown and Mizzou Invite. The Tigers went 6-2 during the 2016-17 season with a 13th place finish at the NCAA Championships.

Building on a legacy of proud Olympians, world records and 155 national titles, SMU broke ground on the new Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. The 42,000 square foot center will be home to SMU’s internationally-recognized men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. Located at 5550 SMU Blvd. on the University’s growing east campus, the center will provide facilities for practice, competition and community use. The Aquatics Center will feature an Olympic-sized, eight-lane indoor pool with a platform diving area, including four springboards and a 10-meter tower for training and competition. Coaches’ offices, men’s, women’s and visitor locker rooms and a classroom and meeting area will be located adjacent to the pool. Spectator seating for 800 will be on the mezzanine level.

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