With a record of 2-1 in head-to-head meets and 0-1 in the Mountain West Conference, the women’s swimming and diving team will face another conference test at home tonight as it tries to even its conference record.
The Colorado State Rams will visit the University Recreation Center, bringing with them a 4-0 record this season and wins in their last two meetings with the Horned Frogs.
“I think we’ve been training really hard, and we’re ready for this challenge,” junior diver Jennifer Ferguson said. “Just because they are undefeated does not mean they are unbeatable, and we plan on beating them.”
The women’s team features eight freshmen, who have eight of the Horned Frogs’ 18 event wins in their first three dual meets.
“Everybody has made a difference this year, and that’s not a cliche,” head coach Richard Sybesma said. “This is the most well rounded, but also the closest team I’ve had. They are really enjoying each other, enjoying the practices and enjoying the experience.”
Sybesma said his team would come in prepared.
“If we win the close races, we have an opportunity [to get a win tonight,]” Sybesma said.
The team will follow up the meet tonight with back-to-back meets at Air Force then at Wyoming. If the team can find a way to win those meets, it will be near the top of the MWC standards.
“Colorado State has a very good program, and we feel like it’s going to be one of those meets where you flip a coin, and that’s who’s going to win,” Sybesma said. “It just depends who is on [tonight.]”
Swimming and Diving Meet
What: TCU vs. Colorado State
Where: University Recreation Center Indoor Pool
When: 7 p.m. Tonight