March 8, 2004
The University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team was ranked 20th in the final College Swim Coaches Association (CSCAA) Dual Meet Rankings, released today. The Irish, who were a season-high 19th in the first poll and didn’t drop below 21st, finished 8-2 in dual-meet action, with their lone defeats coming against #12 Indiana and #16 Michigan.
The Irish, the lone BIG EAST team in the top 25, swam against six teams that finished among the top 25 in the CSCAA rankings. Notre Dame faced Indiana (12th; L, 124-176) and Michigan (16th; L, 134-166) in dual meets and competed against #7 UCLA (1st, 2077 points), #10 SMU (3rd, 1450), #13 Texas A&M (2nd, 1570.5), and #18 Florida State (4th, 1337.5) in the Texas A&M Invitational. Notre Dame was seventh with 599 points, competing with a limited roster.
Over the past five seasons, Notre Dame holds a 47-4-1 (.913) dual-meet record.
Notre Dame won its eighth consecutive title in last month’s BIG EAST Championships, winning seven events and having 14 competitors gain all-conference honors.