Swimming and Diving Travels to Nike Cup

Nov. 15, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The University of Kansas swimming and diving team will compete in the Nike Cup, Nov. 18-20, in Chapel Hill, N.C. The three-day, eight-team meet will consist of morning preliminary race sessions beginning at 10 a.m. each day, followed by final race sessions in the evenings with each session beginning at 6 p.m. The meet will also include diving competitions.

Kansas will be the lone Big 12 representative and will compete against top-20 teams North Carolina, Purdue and Virginia Tech. Other teams competing at the Nike Cup will include Clemson, East Carolina, Florida International and Syracuse.

“Our program is really looking forward to the 2004 Nike Cup. It marks the end of our fall season and the team is ready to perform,” head coach Clark Campbell said. “Our training and racing up to this point has been phenomenal. We will need to be at our best as North Carolina, Purdue and Virginia Tech are all top 25 programs, so it will be a very competitive meet. This is a great opportunity to gauge our progress and make adjustments prior to the Big 12 Championships and the NCAA Championships in February and March.”

The Jayhawks enter the Nike Cup with an overall dual meet record of 2-3 this season and 0-3 in Big 12 dual meets. Kansas finished in a tie for third at the Big 12 Relays, Oct. 15 in Lawrence, Kan. Senior Amy Gruber and freshman Terri Schramka have been the top Jayhawk swimmers this season as both have recorded six individual event wins and numerous wins in relay races. Sophomore Shelby Noonan has been the most consistent Kansas diver recording first place finishes against Southwest Missouri State and Illinois.

Complete results can be found on the Kansas swimming and diving website following each day of competition.