Swimmers Head to Postseason With Pair of National Top 10 Rankings

Swimmers Head to Postseason With Pair of National Top 10 Rankings

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Heading into Sunshine State Conference and NCAA Championship action, the University of Tampa appears in the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) top-25 for both the men and women.

The Spartan men are now No. 10, with the women coming in at No. 7. Both teams have been ranked throughout the 2012-13 season as the men held a season-best No. 9 showing in the last poll while the women were No. 6 in the initial release.

Tampa's men recently captured a team title at the four-day Nova Southeastern Invitational. UT also has victories over Nova Southeastern, Florida Tech, Emory and Rollins this season while winning the Tampa Relays.

UT's women were second at the NSU Invite, and have won dual meets over Nova Southeastern, Florida Tech, Saint Leo, Lynn, Florida Southern and Rollins.

Tampa returns to action on Feb. 13-16 at the 2013 SSC Championships, which will be held in Clearwater, Fla., at the Long Center.

Several Spartans have achieved NCAA qualifying times this season, earning an opportunity to compete at the 2013 NCAA Division II Championships in Birmingham, Ala. The championships are scheduled for March 6-9.

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division 2 Swimming and Diving Team Rankings are voted on by six CSCAA member coaches. The rankings will be released three times during 2012-13 season.