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The Rutgers swimming and diving team resumed its season on Friday after a month-long break, but couldn't kick things off on the right foot. The Scarlet Knights dropped the contest to Yale at home, with a final score of 145-98 in the team’s first meet of the new year.
The Rutgers swimming and diving team continued its 2017-18 season with a trip to Austin for the Texas Invitational. That was not the only event the team had this weekend, as the Scarlet Knights also traveled to Princeton for the Big Al Open.
The Texas Invitational occurs on Nov. 29 through Dec. 2 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. Competing at the meet alongside the Scarlet Knights will be the host Texas, as well as Arizona, BYU, Harvard, Northern Arizona, Oklahoma Baptist, TCU, USC, UCLA, UNLV and Wisconsin.
Head swimming and diving coach Petra Martin has resigned amid allegations of psychological abuse, according to a report by NJ Advance Media.
The Rutgers swimming and diving team will host the 10-team Frank Elm Invitational this upcoming weekend, Nov. 17-19, at the Rutgers Aquatic Center.
The Rutgers swimming and diving team opened its 2017-18 season with a penta-meet showcase, hosting Villanova, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall and Georgetown. The Scarlet Knights split the four matchups by defeating Georgetown and Seton Hall by scores of 235.5-117.5 and 275-78, respectively, but falling to Villanova and Pittsburgh by final scores of 210.5-142.5 and 219-134.
The Rutgers women’s swimming and diving team opens up its first home meet of the season on November 3 and 4. The Scarlet Knights will host the penta-meet at the Rutgers Aquatic Center, welcoming in Pittsburgh, Villanova, Seton Hall and Georgetown to fill out the rest of the competition.
On Friday, the Scarlet Knights competed in a tri-meet with Illinois and Northwestern. The following day the team traveled to a different location two and a half hours away to Evanston, Illinois in a quad-meet with Northwestern, Illinois-Chicago and Chicago.
The Rutgers swimming and diving team will jump into their home pool at the Rutgers Aquatics Center on Busch Campus this Friday for the Frank Elm Invitational.
Entering the year 2012, no one would’ve predicted that Rutgers would become a member of one of the country’s premier academic and athletic conferences in the Big Ten. The thought of seeing the Scarlet Knights competing on a national stage was seen as an afterthought.And yet, three years later, the Knights are nearly at the midway point of their second season in the Big Ten Conference.
Senior Greta Leberfinger broke Rutgers’ 200m breaststroke record last year.
When asked about what impact joining the Big Ten conference would have on the Rutgers swimming and diving team, fifth-year head coach Phil Spiniello kept it short.
As if sending two athletes to the NCAAs was not enough of an accomplishment for the Rutgers swimming and diving team, senior diver Nicole Scott earning All-American honors certainly exceeded expectations.The Toronto native was named an Honorable Mention All-American for advancing to the finals of the platform event at the 2014 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships last Saturday in Minneapolis.
Diver Nicole Scott earned an Honorable Mention All-American in the NCAA Swimming and Driving Championships.
When the season started for the Rutgers swimming and diving team, head coach Phil Spiniello’s goal was to become a nationally ranked program.While the Scarlet Knights ultimately fell short of that goal this season, they achieved just about everything else. The Knights broke seven school records at last week’s AAC Conference Championships. Six of them came from sophomores Joanna Wu and Morgan Pfaff.
Sophomore Morgan Pfaff earned silver in two events and broke senior Brittany Guinee’s school record in the 200 butterfly.
Behind seven school record-breaking performances, the Rutgers swimming and diving team claimed third place at the AAC Championships this past Wednesday-Saturday in Louisville, Ky. The Scarlet Knights finished with 572 points, placing behind No. 13 Louisville (977) and Southern Methodist (624.4), but ahead of Connecticut (459.5), Cincinnati (431) and Houston (337).
With a larger and more experienced roster than previous years, the Rutgers swimming and diving team begins the AAC Championships today in Louisville, Ky., full of excitement. The Scarlet Knights (9-4-1) enter the conference championships with a chip on their shoulders, fully tapered and brimming with confidence following two straight quad meet victories.
Head coach Phil Spiniello said Allyson Perrotti needs to lead by example.
With the regular season coming to an end, the Rutgers swimming and diving team can finally focus all its attention on the AAC Championships from Feb. 19022 in Louisville, Ky. The Scarlet Knights have more than a week to prepare for the biggest meet of their season, which sees them facing some quality programs in No. 13 Louisville and Southern Methodist.