UNH women's swimming earns high national ranking

The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team earned a No. 11 ranking in the final 2005 College Swimming.com Power Ranking for Mid-Major Division I institutions. The rankings are based on each team's best dual meet lineup as judged and submitted by participating teams.

Institutions from the following conferences are eligible for the Mid-Major designation: America East, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, EISL, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-America, Mid-Continent, Midwest, Mid-eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Sun Belt, Trans America and West Coast.

UNH is the only America East school, as well as the only team from New England, to earn a top 20 ranking.

New Hampshire won the 2005 America East championship title led by Melissa Lague (Salem, N.H.), the conference's Most Outstanding Swimmer, and the Coaching Staff of the Year led by head coach Josh Willman.

1 UC-Irvine 246.28
2 Miami University 241.58
3 Richmond 238.98
4 Western Kentucky 237.82
5 Texas Christian 237.58
6 Davidson 237.48
7 East Carolina 236.66
8 Bucknell 236.55
9 Southwest Missouri State 236.49
10 Navy 235.77
11 New Hampshire 235.61
12 Houston 235.42
13 Tulane 234.07
14 Southern Illinois 233.84
15 Towson University 233.84
16 Oakland 231.97
17 Eastern Michigan 231.26
18 UNC-Wilmington 231.15
19 Illinois State 231.00
20 Marshall 230.53

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