andThe 1999 Big Ten champion Minnesota women's swimming and diving team hosts its annual coed alumni meet Friday night at the University Aquatic Center. The 16th-ranked Gophers defeated Florida State and Washington State in their first intercollegiate meet of the season Saturday in Pullman, Wash.
EVENT SCHEDULE - The meet features 15 events. The 1000 freestyle will not be contested. 1-meter and 3-meter diving will also take place.
COTTRILL, DEPPE, SMEDSTAD SHINE IN PULLMAN - Minnesota's swimmers were solid in the two victories over Florida State and Washington State. Senior freestyler Amy Cottrill (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) and junior backstroker Emily Deppe (Green Valley, Calif./The Peddie School) were named the swimmers of the meet against Washington State by the Gopher coaching staff. Cottrill defeated the Cougars in the 50 free (24.34) and the 100 free (52.01), while Deppe was victorious against Washington State in the 200 IM (2:07.89) and the 200 backstroke (2:06.26). Sophomore Jinny Smedstad (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/John F. Kennedy) was named the swimmer of the meet against Florida State for her victories in the 1000 free (10:23.09) and the 500 free (5:04.83).
CSCAA Top 25 Women's Swimming and Diving Team Poll (Oct. 8, 1999) 1.Georgia 368 2.Arizona 350 3.Stanford 327 4.USC 318 5.California 314 6.SMU 290 7.Michigan 271 8.Auburn 270 9.Florida 268 10.Northwestern 241 11.Virginia 217 12.Nebraska 210 13.Texas 203 14.UCLA 166 15.Wisconsin 143 16.Minnesota 134 17.Tennessee 128 18.N. Carolina 118 19.Kentucky 81 20.Nevada-Reno 76 21.Villanova 64 22.Arizona St. 56 23.Miami (Ohio) 54 24.Notre Dame 43 25.LSU 24 WHAT'S NEXT - The Golden Gophers remain home to compete in their most important meet of the fall season at the University Aquatic Center. No. 16 Minnesota will host No. 7 Michigan, No. 12 Nebraska and No. 18 North Carolina in a two-day meet. The sessions will begin Fri., Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 6 at noon.