Women's Swimming & Diving

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Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving vs. UMass Dartmouth

Meet Preview: Swimming & Diving vs. UMass Dartmouth

Swimming & Diving vs. UMass Dartmouth
Saturday, October 29—1 p.m.
Morse Pool—Babson Park, Mass.

Babson and UMass Dartmouth will meet for the 19th consecutive season on Saturday at Morse Pool. The Beaver men have won 10 straight and 17 of the last 18 meets against the Corsairs, while the Babson women are 9-9 in the series going back to 1998.

The Babson men won 11 events on the way to recording a 146-72 victory, while the Beavers fell to UMass Dartmouth in the women's meet, 128-86, on October 24, 2015, in North Dartmouth. An Truong '16 and Chris Roan '16 combined to win five events for the Green and White in the men's half of the meet. Junior Reilly Robbins was victorious in the 200 IM and sophomore Tessa Amoroso won both the 1- and 3-meter diving events.

The UMass Dartmouth women are coming off a fifth-place finish at the seven team Commonwealth Coast Invitational at Roger Williams last Saturday. Senior Kaya Flanagan came in fifth in both the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke, while first-year Sarah Murphy finished fifth in the 200-yard IM…The Corsair men's squad came in third in their half of the meet, led by first-year David Adamski, who won the 200-yard freestyle and came in second in both the 500 free and 100-yard backstroke. Senior Kevin Curley came in third in the 50 free, while Robert Muir recorded a third-place showing in the 100 backstroke.

Babson opens the 2016-17 campaign under the direction of first-year head coach Kristy Martin, who replaced longtime head coach Rick Echlov in August. The Beavers return eight female swimmers and a pair of divers, led by seniors Mallory Ham, Madeline Dupre and Paris Ekman, who qualified for her third consecutive NCAA regional diving championship last winter…The Babson men bring back seven swimmers, including seniors Anton Pronichenko and Kevin Shivers, who have combined for 10 top-20 finishes over their first three seasons at the season-ending conference meet.

•    Junior Mitchell Posk posted the Beavers' top five times in the 50-yard freestyle and the top two results in the 100 free last season.
•    Shivers recorded Babson's top times in both the 100- and 200-yard backstroke in 2015-16, while junior Alex Grant owns four of the squad's top five times in the 200-yard butterfly.
•    Robbins owned the three fastest times in both the 100 and 200 backstroke last winter, while Dupre recorded the top five times in the 500 free for Babson.  
•    Ekman holds the women's program 11-dive school records on both the 1- and 3-meter diving boards.