Air Force Announces 2008-09 Women's Swimming & Diving Schedule
Aug. 21, 2008
USAFA, Colo. -
Highlighted by an annual trip to the prestigious Nike Cup and an always challenging conference slate, the 2008-09 women’s swimming and diving schedule was released today by head coach Casey Converse.
The 2008-09 women’s swimming and diving season begins Oct. 10-11, when the Falcons head to Las Cruces, N.M., for the WAC Shootout, featuring Idaho, Nevada, Northern Arizona, Northern Colorado, San Jose State and host New Mexico State. Air Force then opens its Mountain West Conference slate on Oct. 25, as it travels to San Diego, Calif., for a quadrangular meet with Colorado State, New Mexico and San Diego State. Another quad meet is on the schedule for Nov. 8, as the Falcons travel to Grand Junction, Colo., to face Colorado College, Metro State and host Mesa State.
The first home meet of the season for the Falcons is scheduled for Nov. 13, as Air Force hosts TCU in a league contest. The Falcons then face off against some of the best talent in the nation, as the swimmers head to the annual Nike Cup in Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 20-22, while the divers take part in the Arizona Diving Invitational, Nov. 21-23.
As part of their winter training, the divers will head back to Tucson, Ariz., while the swimmers will scrimmage against San Diego State on Jan. 2. The Falcons then return home to host UNLV on Jan. 16, followed by a meet with Denver on Jan. 17. Air Force’s final dual meets on the road come on Jan. 23 and 24, when it visits BYU and Utah, respectively.
The Falcons host their annual Air Force Academy Diving Invitational Jan. 30-31, before the team wraps up its conference schedule by hosting Wyoming on Feb. 7.
“We look forward to a great dual meet season,” said Converse. “The members of our team will have numerous opportunities through the year to test themselves and prepare for championship swimming at the Mountain West meet in February.”
The MWC Championships, scheduled for Feb. 25-28, are once again being held in Oklahoma City, Okla. Shortly thereafter, the women will head to the American Short Course Championships in Austin, Texas, March 5-7. The NCAA Zone E Diving Regionals are slated for March 12-14 in Austin, Texas, while the NCAA Championships will be in College Station, Texas, March 19-21.
Air Force loses just two seniors from last season’s campaign. Among the top returners for the Falcons in the 2008-09 season is senior Jane Hwang (Irvine, Calif.). Hwang owns a pair of individual school records (200 freestyle and 200 IM) and is a five-time all-conference performer.