Swimming and Diving Ranked No. 8 in Mid-Major Poll
Monday, November 19, 2012 | by Matt Judd

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The FGCU women’s swimming and diving team earned the No. 8 spot in the first Mid-Major Division I Swimming poll conducted by CollegeSwimming.com.

FGCU is 2-2 this season with wins over ACC foes Miami and Georgia Tech.

The Eagles are the only team in the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) ranked in the top 25.

Now in its 11th year, the Mid-Major Rankings serve to provide an objective point system to compare teams’ relative strength in a traditional dual meet lineup. The ranking is available to those institutions that a) are not members of a BCS conference or Mountain West Conference, or b) provide fewer than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules.

FGCU has earned two CCSA Swimmer of the Week and three Diver of the Week honors in just six weeks. Senior Maegan Butler (Orangeburg, N.Y./Tappan Zee/FAU) has garnered Diver of the Week two times this season while sophomore Cayla Collins (Largo, Fla./Osceola) received the award in the first week of voting. Freshman Jennifer Morgan (Edmonton, Alberta/Harry Ainlay) and senior Eva Lehtonen (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Adams HS/Florida) have both received Swimmer of the Week accolades in the early going.

The Eagles will be back in action Nov. 30 when they travel to Atlanta, Ga. to compete in the three-day Georgia Tech Invitational. Day one will be Friday, Nov. 30 and the competition will end on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Mid-Major Poll
1. San Jose State
2. Eastern Michigan
3. Miami-OH
4. Towson
5. Princeton
6. Columbia
7. James Madison
9. UC Davis
10. Buffalo
11. Western Kentucky
12. North Texas
13. Denver
14. Cal Poly
15. FIU
16. New Hampshire
17. Illinois State
18. Massachusetts
19. Navy
20. Oakland
21. Rice
22. Delaware
23. Missouri State
24. New Mexico State
25. UNC Wilmington