Swimming & Diving Enters Rankings
Nov. 1, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State women’s swimming & diving team is ranked 23rd in the first College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) poll of the season.
The rankings are released biweekly throughout the season and are voted on by nine CSCAA-member coaches and one media member.
Overall, four teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) are listed in the rankings, including North Carolina (No. 9), Virginia (No. 18), NC State (No. 23) and Florida State (No. 24).
The women’s squad is off to a strong start this season, recording a 2-1 ledger through the first three dual meets of the season. Freshman Alexia Zevnik has recorded two NCAA ‘B’ cuts in the early portion of the season in the 100 backstroke, while earning a third ‘B’ cut in the 200 back. A native of Lasalle, Canada, Zevnik’s top time of 54.81 in the 100 back ranks 16th in the country, while her time of 1:58.77 in the 200 back ranks 13th.
The men’s squad is listed 24th in the first poll of the campaign by the CSCAA.
Four ACC schools are listed in the men’s poll, including Florida State (No. 10), Virginia Tech (No. 14), North Carolina (No. 17) and NC State (No. 24).
The men’s squad owns a 1-2 ledger this season with a win last weekend against Georgia Tech and losses coming against Florida State and Virginia Tech. Senior Jonathan Boffa ranks as the top time in the 100 freestyle in the conference and in the top-10 in the ACC in the 200 free. Classmate Ian Bishop also ranks in the top-10 nationally and atop the conference with a top time of 54.86 in the 100 breaststroke.
State will make its home debut on Friday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m., against Duke and Miami (women only) in the Willis R. Casey Natatorium.