Swimmers Dive Back Into Competition for First Road Test
Courtesy: UALR Sports Information
          Release: 10/25/2012
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LITTLE ROCK - The UALR swimming and diving teams return to action this weekend when it makes the short jog north to Conway to take part in the Hendrix Classic and Relays Friday and Saturday (Oct. 26-27). It will be the third and fourth competitions for the Trojans after swimming a pair of duals at home on Oct. 6-7 to begin the season.

"It is a fun meet where we see different teams from NCAA Division I-III to NAIA," head coach Amy Burgess explained. "While it is an away meet, it is close enough so we come home Friday night and get to sleep in our own bed.

"Friday is the usual collegiate invitation for the Classic while Saturday is all relays and has the typical events mixed in with different competitions that are fun," Burgess added.

While most relays have four competitors, the Hendrix Relays will feature events with three and five competitors. For instance, there will be a 3x100 and 3x500 freestyle relays while five Trojans will team up for the crescendo relay. The event consists of a 50, 100 and 200 competitor followed by a 100 and 50 freestyle to finish the race.

"Saturday is fun because the girls sometimes swim events outside of what is normal. It is a great chance to get them out of their element and see if they would excel at other events. Finally, it is a good training opportunity because it is a tough two days but has a fun ending." Burgess said.

It is the 45th annual Hendrix Classic on Friday (Oct. 26) while it is the 50th annual Hendrix Relays on Saturday (Oct. 27).



Megan Scott Makes School History, Named Inaugural SBC Diver of the Week

Competing in her first collegiate competitions Oct. 6-7, who knew that freshman Megan Scott would make school history?

Released by the Sun Belt Conference on Wednesday (Oct. 10), Scott garnered the first Diver of the Week honor in UALR history. It was also the initial swimming and diving award from the SBC in 2012-2013.

Scott began her career Friday (Oct. 5) against North Texas, competing on the 1- and 3-meter springboard events. She placed third in both competitions with scores of 219.44 and 205.72, respectively. Against Tulane less than 24 hours later, Scott captured her first title of her collegiate career with a total of 218 off of the 3-meter board. She also placed third on the 1-meter board with a combined score of 192.97 against the Green Wave.

For more information and get to know Megan Scott, click here for an article that appeared in the UALR Forum student newspaper.
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