DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women's swimming and diving team ranked seventh in the latest poll conducted by collegeswimming.com, released March 12. New Hampshire received 238.3 points, as determined by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). It is the highest rank New Hampshire has ever received.
New Hampshire finished the regular season with an overall record of 8-1 and captured its second straight America East Championship title. Senior Shannon Daly (Brightwaters, N.Y.) received the Swimming Coaches Award while sophomore Kary Goodman (South Windham, Maine) was named the Most Outstanding Swimmer at the event. Goodman was also named the Swimmer of the Year at the 2006 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.
Both Goodman and Daly were selected to compete at the 2006 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships being held at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia on March 16-18.
The Power Rankings are a relative indication of a team's strength in dual meets. The mid-major rankings support institutions that do not benefit from large football and basketball television agreements and are based on each team's best dual meet lineup as judged and submitted by participating teams.
CSCAA Mid-Major Power Ranking Poll
1 Harvard University 247.86
2 Miami University (Ohio) 243.31
3 Eastern Michigan University 243.3
4 California-Irvine, University of 243.18
5 Denver, University of 241.3
6 Missouri State (formerly Sw Missouri St.) 239.99
7 New Hampshire, University of 238.63
8 Western Kentucky University 238.2
9 Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 237.96
10 Maryland, Baltimore County, University of 237.33
11 Oakland University 237.32
12 Ohio University 237.02
13 North Carolina, Wilmington, University of 236.12
14 Richmond, University of 235.49
15 Bowling Green State University 235.45
16 Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of 233.01
17 Saint Louis University 232.87
18 Bucknell University 232.65
19 Saint Bonaventure University 232.13
20 Akron, University of 231.65
21 Toledo, University of 230.58
22 William and Mary, College of 230.42
23 U.S. Naval Academy (Navy) 229.79
24 Illinois State University 229.01
25 Marist College 228.01