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Happy Birthday - March 2: Swimmers Epperson, Prono

On March 2, we send Happy Birthday wishes to swimmers Jake Epperson and Renato Prono.

Jake Epperson Renato Prono

Vols Climb to 11th in National Swimming Rankings

The Tennessee men's swimming and diving team (4-4, 2-1 SEC) rose from unranked to No. 11 in the CSCAA Division I Men's Team Rankings on Wednesday. 

The newest rankings reflect the Vols' Senior Day victory over No. 12 Georgia two weeks ago. 

For a full look at the top 25: 

NCAA Division 1 Men's Swimming and Diving Ranking as of February 6, 2013

(Current rank, record, previous rank)

1.      Texas, (5-2, Big 12 1-0) 7

2.      Michigan, (7-0, Big Ten 5-0) T1

3.      Southern California, (5-0, Pac 12 2-0) 3

4.      Florida, (7-0, SEC 5-0) T5

5.      Auburn, (5-1, SEC 4-1) T5

6.      California, (4-0, Pac 12 2-0) 4

7.      Indiana, (7-2, Big Ten 3-1) 8

8.      Virginia, (8-1, ACC 3-0) 11

T9.  Stanford, (4-0, Pac 12 2-0) 9

T9.  Arizona, (4-3, Pac 12 0-3) T1

11.  Tennessee, (4-4, SEC 2-1) NR

12.  Georgia, (7-3, SEC 3-2) 12

13.  Ohio State, (7-2, Big Ten 1-2) 13

14.  Minnesota, (6-1, Big Ten 4-1) 15

15.  Florida State, (8-2, ACC 3-1) 13

16.  Harvard, (8-0, Ivy 6-0) NR

17.  North Carolina, (6-1, ACC 3-1) 16

T18. Texas A&M, (3-4, SEC 1-3) 21

T18. Louisville, (3-3, Big East 1-1)¸14

20.  Iowa, (6-3, Big Ten 2-3), 20

21.  Virginia Tech, (9-2-1, ACC 3-1-1),21

22.  Princeton, (6-1, Ivy 5-1)¸ NR

23.  N.C. State, (5-4-1, ACC 2-2-1)¸23

24.  Penn State, (5-2, Big Ten 0-1)¸24

25.  UNLV, UNLV (8-1)¸NR


Happy Birthday - Feb. 5: Marina Ribi

On Feb. 5, we wish Happy Birthday to former swimmer Marina Ribi.

Marina Ribi

Lady Vols Bolt to No. 4 in National Swimming Ranks

Coming off a key win over perpetual national contender Georgia last weekend, the Lady Vols skyrocketed up to No. 4 in the latest CSCAA Women's Division I National Swimming Rankings.

Tennessee (8-0, 3-0 SEC) had entered that meet ranked 11th nationally. 


NCAA Division 1 Women's Swimming and Diving Ranking as of January 30, 2013

(School, record, previous rank)

1.      Southern California (unanimous), (8-0, Pac 12 4-0), 1

2.      Stanford, (5-1, Pac 12 2-0),8

3.      Auburn, (7-0, SEC 4-0), 4

4.      Tennessee, (7-0, SEC 2-0)¸11

5.      Arizona, (8-3, Pac 12 3-3), 6

6.      Georgia, (8-1, SEC 4-1), 2

7.      California, (5-1, Pac 12 2-1)¸3

8.      Florida, (2-4, SEC 1-3), 9

9.      Texas A&M, (7-1, SEC 3-1), 5

10.  Texas, (4-3, Big 12 1-0)¸7

11.  Virginia, (9-0, ACC 2-0)¸10

12.  UCLA, (11-0, Pac 12 5-0), 12

13.  Indiana, (4-4, Big Ten 2-1), 22

14.  North Carolina, (4-2, ACC 2-1)¸16

15.  Louisville, (4-1, Big East 2-0), 17

T16. Michigan, (4-4, Big Ten 4-2)¸25

T16. Minnesota, (7-0, Big Ten 3-0), 13

18.  Arkansas, (9-1, SEC 3-1)¸18

T19. Wisconsin, (5-6, Big Ten 2-2), NR

T19. Notre Dame, (3-4, Big East 1-1), 19

21.  Ohio State, (7-2,Big Ten 0-1), 15

22.  Florida State, (13-1,ACC 5-0)¸ 21

23.  Arizona State, (4-4,Pac 12 2-4), 20

24.  Penn State, (5-2,Big Ten 1-0)¸14

25.  Purdue, (5-1, Big Ten 2-1)¸NR

 

Also receiving votes: N.C. State,Boise State, Missouri, LSU, Utah


Happy Birthday - Jan. 26: Caroline Simmons

Happy Birthday to senior freestyle All-American swimmer Caroline Simmons on Jan.26. 

Caroline Simmons

Happy Birthday - Jan. 16: Swimmer Troy Tillman

Happy Birthday on Jan. 16 to freestyle sophomore swimmer Troy Tillman.

Troy Tillman

Happy Birthday - Jan. 14: Max Arnold, Ed Walsh

Celebrating birthdays on Jan. 14 are football sophomore defensive back Max Arnold and senior All-America swimmer Ed Walsh.

Max Arnold  Ed Walsh

Happy Birthday - Jan. 12: Connolly, Dailey, McAdoo

On Jan. 12, we send Happy Birthday wishes to recent swimming graduate and All-SEC performer Jenny Connolly.


Also celebrating are sophomore thrower Deon McAdoo and recent Vol sprinter Deaundra Dailey.

Deon McAdoo  Deaundra Dailey

Happy Birthday - Jan. 10: Austin, Craig, Steckenrider

On Jan. 10, we wish Happy Birthday to senior rower Paige Austin

Paige Austin

Former Vols baseball star and current Florida Marlins farmhand Drew Steckenrider

Drew Steckenrider

Vols swimming All-American Brad Craig. Check out this story about him: Craig leaving big mark on Tennessee swim program

Brad Craig

Happy Birthday - Jan. 6: Bailey, Knotts, Linn

Pair of birthdays in the Tennessee track & field programs on Jan. 6. Celebrating are thrower Tavis Bailey and recent graduate and 2012 Torchbearer Award winner Chelsea Knotts.

Tavis Bailey  Chelsea Knotts

Also celebrating a birthday is the "original" Jeremy Linn, who swam for Tennessee in the 1990s and went to win a silver medal for USA in the 1996 Olympics. 


Check out this story from last winter: What does swimmer Jeremy Linn think of Jeremy Lin?


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