Swimming & Diving Teams Host West Chester on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Nikki Collins, who owns NCAA 'B' cuts in three different events this year, and the Penn State swimming and diving teams will host West Chester on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at McCoy Natatorium.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; December 1, 2006 - Fresh off their outstanding performance at last weekend's Bell Grand Prix meet in Toronto, the Penn State men's and women's swimming teams return home this weekend to host their first dual meet of the year. The Nittany Lions will be joined by the diving teams in hosting West Chester on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at McCoy Natatorium.
Penn State is coming off a third place finish (out of 69 teams) at the Bell Grand Prix, in which the scores for both the men's and women's teams were combined. At last weekend's meet, the women's team swam to three NCAA 'A' automatic qualifying times, their first three of the year, and to 20 new NCAA 'B' provisional qualifying times. All together, the Nittany Lion women now have those three 'A' cuts and 21 total 'B' cuts on the year prior to the calender turning to December.
The Nittany Lion men's team picked up its first two NCAA cuts of the year in Toronto as Pat Schirk and Tim Williams picked up 'B' cuts in the 200 backstroke and 200 butterfly, respectively. Williams won the 200 fly in doing so, Penn State's only first place finish of the weekend.
For his efforts, Williams earned not only Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honors, but was also named the collegeswimming.com National Swimmer of the Week. Additionally, Kelly Nelson was named the Big Ten Women's Swimmer of the Week for her efforts, which included one 'A' cut and two 'B' cuts.
Saturday's meet has been selected by SwimmingWorldMagazine.com as the Dual Meet of the Week. In addition to GoPSUsports.com, which will have the most comprehensive meet review, also check Swimming World Magazine for a meet recap tomorrow night.