Florida will look to finish the 2019-20 regular season undefeated for the first time since 1995-96 on Saturday against Tennessee.
Gators’ Smith and Dressel were named SEC Swimmers of the Week, while Ian Grum, Danny Zhang, Brooke Madden and Caitlin Brooks also earned honors.
Newcomers and redshirt returners threaten to shake up last year’s diving order, including on 1-meter, where UCLA’s Maria Polyakova returns from a redshirt year to recreate what was a seven-point thriller of a finish with Sarah Bacon and Alison Gibson in 2017.
Georgia’s women will have a diver competing at NCAAs: Mckensi Austin qualified for NCAAs with an 8th-place finish on 1-meter at the Zone B Championships.
The Tennessee men have qualified two divers to NCAAs: returning All-American Colin Zeng and NCAA Championships rookie Will Hallam.
After scoring just 11 points at NCAAs in 2018 (and zero the year before), the Florida Gator women are projected to score nearly 200 this year in our current Swimulator rankings, good for 8th nationwide.
The Seminoles are set to battle Florida on Friday before playing host to Florida Southern, West Florida and North Florida.
Mabel Zavaros put up 15 points as the Florida women defeated the Bulldogs at Georgia for the first time since 1993.
Vini Lanza swam lights out as the Indiana men cruised to comfortable victories over Texas and Florida.