Nov. 8, 2012
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Coming off victories at Cincinnati, the University of Pittsburgh men’s and women’s swimming and dive teams travel to South Bend, Ind. to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish this Friday evening at the Rolfs Aquatic Center. The meet begins at 5 p.m.
Aaron Snyder will look to take his fourth-consecutive first place finish in the men’s 1M dive while Adam Maczewski looks to do the same in the 100 Yard Backstroke; an event he has never lost. Sophomore Kourosh Ahani will also try to remain unbeaten on the year in the 100 Yard Butterfly. Currently Maczewski and Ahani hold the Big East Conference’s top times in their respective events.
Martin Vogel is coming off career-best performances in the 200 Fly and the 500 Free at Cincinnati, while he, Mack Rice and David Sweeney Jr. look to continue their impressive freshmen campaigns.
Sophomore Frank Dyer is the reigning Big East Male Athlete of the Week. He has recorded the Big East Conference’s fastest 200 Free time (1:35.58), the second fastest 50 Free time (20.19) and the third fastest 100 Free time (44.47) this season.
The Pitt men will try to hand Notre Dame its first loss of the season.
On the women’s side, Samantha Winkelmann is coming off her first collegiate victory as she won the 1M and the 3M diving competition at Cincinnati. Junior Veronica Lee leads the women in the pool as she has won the 200 Yard Breaststroke at every meet this season, while Joanna Budzis is coming off her strongest meet of the season against the Bearcats.
Notre Dame is led by the reigning Big East Female Athlete of the Week and eight-time Big East Champion Kim Holden. Holden won three individual events against No. 19 Purdue last weekend and achieved NCAA “B” times in the process.
Sophomore Frank Dyer will also be in the mix as she has recorded the Big East Conference’s fastest 200 free time (1:35.58), the second fastest 50 free time (20.19) and the third fastest 100 free time (44.47) this season.