UC Davis Ends Season as a Mid-Major Top 10 Team

Samantha Shellem was one of three swimmers to capture individual titles at the MPSF Championships.

March 20, 2013

CollegeSwimming.com's Mid-Major Rankings

SOMERS, Wisc. - UC Davis swimming and diving ended the season ranked No. 10 in CollegeSwimming.com's national Mid-Major Poll as released on March 19, the outlet's final listing of the year.

Accounted for in the most recent rankings are team performances following their respective conference meets; for the second time in three seasons, the Aggies ended their season as Mountain Pacific Sports Federation champions. 

In addition to head coach Barbara Jahn receiving the MPSF Swim Coach of the Year award for the second time in the last three seasons, four event titles - the 800 Free Relay, Samantha Shellem in the 500 Free, Katie Edwards in the 200 Free and Liliana Alvarez in the 100 Breast -  and seven NCAA 'B' consideration times, 16 First Team and 28 Second Team spots on the MPSF All-Conference Teams were claimed by Aggie swimmers and divers.

With its No. 10 ranking, UC Davis was considered one of the top mid-major programs in the nation the entire season.

In all, 121 teams from 75 schools participated in this season's polling 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 are not members of a BCS conference or Mountain West Conference, or provide fewer than one-half of the allowable scholarships under the NCAA rules.