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American Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships Ralph Wright Natatorium, Louisville, Ky. February 19-22, 2014 Hosted by the University of Louisville The 2014 American Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships will be held at the Ralph Wright Natatorium in Louisville, Ky., and hosted by the University of Louisville. Preliminary events will be held in the morning with finals in the evening session. The American Digital Network will be producing a live stream at the championship, which can be viewed on any computer, tablet or mobile device. This stream, as well as all championship information and results, can be found at www.TheAmerican.org/SwimDive. Friday. February 21 @American_Champs Prelims: 10:00am; Diving: 12:30pm; Finals: #AmericanSD 6:00pm Event #16 3 Meter Diving PRELIM Men Event #16 3 Meter Diving CONSOL Men Facebook.com/AmericanConf Event #17 400 Individual Medley Women Event #18 400 Individual Medley Men Event #19 100 Yard Butterfly Women Wednesday, February 19 Event #20 100 Yard Butterfly Men Diving: 12:00pm; Relays: 6:00pm Event #21 200 Yard Freestyle Women Event #1 1 Meter Diving PRELIM Men Event #22 200 Yard Freestyle Men Event #2 3 Meter Diving PRELIM Women Event #23 100 Yard Breastroke Women Event #1 1 Meter Diving CONSOL Men Event #24 100 Yard Breaststroke Men Event #2 3 Meter Diving CONSOL Women Event #25 100 Yard Backstroke Women Event #3 800 Yard Freestyle Relay Women Event #26 100 Yard Backstroke Men Event #4 800 Yard Freestyle Relay Men Event #16 3 Meter Diving FINAL Event #1 1 Meter Diving FINAL Men Event #27 400 Yard Medley Relay Women Event #2 3 Meter Diving FINAL Women Event #28 400 Yard Medley Relay Men Event #5 200 Yard Medley Relay Women Event #6 200 Yard Medley Relay Men Saturday, February 22 Prelims: 10:00am; Diving: 12:30pm; Finals: Thursday, February 20 6:00pm Prelims: 10:00am; Diving 12:30pm; Finals: Senior Recognition Ceremonies 5:35pm 6:00pm Event #29 Platform Diving PRELIM Men Event #7 1 Meter Diving PRELIM Women Event #30 Platform Diving PRELIM Women Event #7 1 Meter Diving CONSOL Women Event #31 1,650 Yard Freestyle Women Event #8 500 Yard Freestyle Women Event #32 1,650 Yard Freestyle Men Event #9 500 Yard Freestyle Men Event #33 200 Yard Backstroke Women Event #10 200 Individual Medley Women Event #34 200 Yard Backstroke Men Event #11 200 Individual Medley Men Event #35 100 Yard Freestyle Women Event #12 50 Yard Freestyle Women Event #36 100 Yard Freestyle Men Event #13 50 Yard Freestyle Men Event #37 200 Yard Breastroke Women Event #7 1 Meter Diving FINAL Women Event #38 200 Yard Breaststroke Men Event #14 200 Yard Freestyle Relay Women Event #39 200 Yard Butterfly Women Event #15 200 Yard Freestyle Relay Men Event #40 200 Yard Butterfly Men Event #29 Platform Diving FINAL Men Event #30 Platform Diving FINAL Women Event #41 400 Yard Freestyle Relay Women Event #42 400 Yard Freestyle Relay Men 2 01 4 A m e r i c a n A t h l e t i c C o n f e r e n c e

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2014 Swimming and Diving athletes of the week MEN

DATE

WOMEN

Kameron Chastain, Louisville, Sr.

Oct. 22

Tanja Kylliainen, Louisville, Jr.

Joao De Lucca, Louisville, Sr.

Oct. 29

Jackie Keire, Cincinnati, Fr.

Joao De Lucca, Louisville, Sr.

Nov. 5

Isabella Arcila, SMU, Jr.

Lachezar Shumkov, UConn, Jr.

Nov. 19

Jackie Keire, Cincinnati, Fr.

Joao De Lucca, Louisville, Sr.

Nov. 26

Jackie Keire, Cincinnati, Fr.

Joao De Lucca, Louisville, Sr.

Dec. 10

Kelsi Worrell, Louisville, Soph.

Devin Burnett, SMU, Jr.

Jan. 7

Kelsi Worrell, Louisville, Soph.

Sean Piner, Louisville, Soph.

Jan. 14

Jackie Keire, Cincinnati, Fr.

Joao De Lucca, Louisville, Sr.

Jan. 21

Kelsi Worrell, Louisville, Soph.

Joao De Lucca, Louisville, Sr.

Jan. 28

Tanja Kylliainen, Louisville, Jr.

Caryle Blondell, Louisville, Jr.

Feb. 4

Christine Pedersen, UConn, Fr.

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2013-14 AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE EVENT SITE

DATES

Men’s & Women’s Cross Country

Hammonasset Beach Park Host: UConn

Nov. 2

Women’s Soccer Men’s Soccer

UCF Soccer/Track Complex, Orlando, Fla. Host: UCF First Round games on campus sites Quarterfinals on campus sites

Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving

Ralph Wright Natatorium, Louisville, Ky. Host: Louisville

Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field

New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory, New York, N.Y. Host: The American

Women’s Basketball

Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. Host: The American

Men’s Basketball

FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tenn. Host: The American

Men’s Tennis

Memphis University School, Memphis, Tenn. Host: Memphis

April 17-20

Women’s Tennis

Varsity Courts, Tampa, Fla. Host: USF

April 17-20

Women’s Golf

Hammock Beach Resort & Golf Club (Ocean Course), Palm Coast, Fla. Host: Hammock Beach Resort & Golf Club

April 20-22

Men’s Golf

Hammock Beach Resort & Golf Club (Copperhead Course), Palm Coast, Fla. April 20-22

Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

USF Track & Field Stadium, Tampa, Fla. Host: USF

Softball

Cougar Softball Stadium, Houston, Texas Host: Houston

Women’s Rowing

Mercer Lake, West Windsor, N.J. Host: The American & PNRA

Baseball

Bright House Field, Clearwater, Fla. Host: The American, USF & UCF

Nov. 8 & 10 Nov. 1 Nov. 3

Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas Host: The American & SMU No. 8 vs. No. 9 at campus site of No. 1 seed Quarterfinals on campus sites

Nov. 15 & 17 Nov. 8 Nov. 9 Feb. 19-22 Feb. 28-March 1 March 7-10 March 12-15

Host: Hammock Beach Resort & Golf Club

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May 2-4 May 8-10 May 18 May 21-25

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AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

SWIMMING AND DIVING

Not entirely unlike the nation that provides its namesake, As The American embarks on its first year, there is the American Athletic Conference was born from an ideal in which members with ambitious goals are provided with a new era that begins. But the new branding will be able to draw on the rich tradition that already exists the means to succeed in their quests for excellence. With roots that extend to three conferences, the American Athletic Conference membership in 2013-14 – its debut season – consists of 10 institutions: the University of Central Florida, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Connecticut, the University of Houston, the University of Louisville, the University of Memphis, Rutgers University, Southern Methodist University, the University of South Florida and Temple University.

among the existing swimming and diving programs.

The conference features four men’s swimming and diving programs: Cincinnati, UConn, Louisville, and SMU. The women’s side boasts six schools: Cincinnati, UConn, Houston, Louisville, Rutgers, and SMU.

In 2014-15, East Carolina University, Tulane University and the University of Tulsa come aboard. The 2015-16 season Louisville enters the Championship ranked in both sees the U.S. Naval Academy join the ranks in football only. the men’s and women’s national rankings. The wom-

en’s team sits at No. 13 in the nation, while the men

The American, which operated as the Big East Conference from 1979 to 2013, has immediately taken a place are 15th. at the forefront of Division I athletics, with schools that have played in a combined six Bowl Championship Series MEET INFORMATION games, won four NCAA men’s basketball titles since 1999, and won eight NCAA women’s basketball championships * All relays are timed final events in the evening since 1995.

program.

Among the league’s 2013-14 members, seven of The American’s 10 football teams have been ranked in the top 13 in the BCS since 2006. Eight of the 10 teams have been in the ^ The 1,650-yard freestyle is a timed final event. BCS top 25 in that span. The membership also includes the The two fastest heats of scoring athletes (men’s and most recent NCAA men’s basketball (Louisville) and wom- women’s) will be swum at the beginning of finals. en’s basketball (UConn) champions.

The remaining heats will begin prior to the start of Two American Athletic Conference football teams were the finals session (backed up from a 5 p.m. warm-up ranked in the top 15 of the final 2013 Associated Press time, depending on the number of heats). poll. Five were selected for bowl games, including UCF, which won the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and finished the season ranked No. 10 nationally. The conference produced 14 players who received All-America recognition by a major outlet. The American Athletic Conference has entered new television partnerships with ESPN and CBS Sports which will give the conference unprecedented national exposure. The football portion of the contract, which begins in the 2014 season, calls for nearly 90 percent of conference-controlled games on national broadcast or national cable platforms. The first American Athletic Conference Football Championship, which will be played in 2015, will be carried either on ABC or ESPN on Championship Saturday. In men’s basketball, the new television deal calls for all conference-controlled games to be televised, with more than 63 percent slotted for national broadcast or national cable – a minimum of 107 games. The entire postseason tournament will be televised, including the championship game, which will be either on ABC or ESPN. Sixty percent of the American’s women’s basketball games will be carried on either national cable, regional sports networks or ESPN3.

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2014 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships Women: March 20-22 Minnesota Aquatic Center Minneapolis, Minn. Men: March 27-29 Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center Austin, Texas

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CINCINNATI BEARCATS

Senior Joe Scherpenberg Head Coach: Monty Hopkins Diving Coach: Tory McKenna

Sophomore Jessica Piper

U CONN HUSKIES

Junior Lachezar Shumkov

Freshman Christine Pedersen

Head Coach: Bob Goldberg Diving Coach: John Bransfield 2 01 4 A m e r i c a n A t h l e t i c C o n f e r e n c e

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LOUISVILLE CARDINALS

Senior Kameron Chastain

Sophomore Kelsi Worrell

Head Coach: Arthur Albiero Diving Coach: Mike Zehnder

SMU MUSTANGS

Senior Nicolai Hansen

Junior Isabella Arcila

Head Coach: Eddie Sinnott (Men) Head Coach: Steve Collins (Women) Diving Coach: Jim Stillson 2 01 4 A m e r i c a n A t h l e t i c C o n f e r e n c e

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HOUSTON COUGARS

Senior Laykin Lowry

Sophomore Danielle Shedd

Head Coach: Rich Murphy Diving Coach: Yulia Pakhalina (Interim)

RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS

Senior Mary Moser

Senior Nicole Scott

Head Coach: Phil Spinello Diving Coach: Fred Woodruff 2 01 4 A m e r i c a n A t h l e t i c C o n f e r e n c e

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2014 Swimming and Diving Championship Program