Swimmers resume action hosting Aggie Open

Jan. 4, 2018

UC Davis hosts Aggie Open
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Schaal Aquatics Center
Davis, Calif.

DAVIS, Calif. — After a seven-week break from competition, the UC Davis women’s swimming and diving team will return to Schaal Aquatics Center to host the annual Aggie Open on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 10 a.m.

The event is open to all-comers with a nominal registration fee and will also feature members of the local Davis Aquamonsters club team.

At last season’s Aggie Open, Eva Chung (100 breaststroke, 100 back, and 200 IM) took home top honors in three events on the day, while Iris Brand touched first in the 50 free (24.58) and 100 free (52.81), Angelica Nowack won the 1650 free (18:15.21), and Cora McClelland won the 100 fly (57.28).

Saturday’s event marks the Aggies’ first competition since finishing sixth as a team at the Mizzou Invite back in November. Junior Solie Laughlin notched NCAA “B” times in the 100 back (54.66), 200 back (1:57.49), and 200 IM (2:00.82), while junior Kristin Schumann finished seventh overall in the 200 breaststroke (2:16.09) and eighth in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.89), and junior transfer Nina Gonzalez touched sixth overall in the 200 fly (2:02.31). Laughlin’s time of 1:57.49 in the 200 back currently ranks 100th on the NCAA Division 1 Top Times list for the 2017-18 season.

After the conclusion of the Aggie Open, the UC Davis women’s divers will head south to Los Angeles to compete in their first event of 2018 at the Bruin Diving Invitational on Jan. 12-14.

The Aggies will then return to dual meet action as they host MPSF rival UC Santa Barbara at Schaal Aquatics Center on Friday, Jan. 19 beginning at 2 p.m.

Providing a small-town community feel while providing a world-class academic experience, UC Davis is home to more than 37,000 students and centrally located between San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa Valley. The No. 6-ranked public university in the nation according to the Wall Street Journal, and among the top 10 public universities nationwide according to U.S. News and World Report, UC Davis offers nearly 100 graduate programs and more than 100 academic majors across four colleges and six professional schools, ranking among the world and nation's best in numerous disciplines, including veterinary science, agriculture, and animal science programs.

Season tickets for UC Davis men's and women's basketball are now on sale by contacting the Athletics Ticket Office at (530) 752-AGS1 or by visiting us online at UCDavisAggies.com.

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