UC Davis Competes at Texas Invitational

Scott Weltz
Scott Weltz

Dec. 1, 2009

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COMING UP NEXT: The UC Davis men's and women's swimming and diving teams will travel to Austin, Texas to compete at the Texas Invitational... The three-day invitational will be held Dec. 3-5 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the campus of the University of Texas.

THE COMPETITION FIELD: The Texas Invitational will host some of the top teams in the nation... Both sides will feature host Texas and Auburn, who is the defending men's national champion, as well as Arizona, Wisconsin, North Texas and Wyoming in addition to UC Davis... UCLA, Cal, Hawaii and others will compete in diving only.

WOMEN'S WEEKEND RECAP: The Aggie women competed alongside the top teams on the West Coast, including Stanford and Cal, at the Toshiba Classic Nov. 19-21 in Long Beach, Calif. and finished 14th out of 24 total teams... UC Davis recorded 62 individual season-best times and saw Aggie swimmers achieve second swims eight times in six different events... In addition, UC Davis relays had five top-20 finishes, including two top-10 placings.

AGGIE MEN'S SWIMMING SIGNS JACOB McGOUGH: The UC Davis men's swimming team has signed Fresno, Calif. native Jacob McGough to a National Letter of Intent... McGough has helped lead Clovis West High School to back-to-back CIF Championships in 2008 and 2009... He is a two-time All-American and qualified for the USA Swimming Junior Nationals.

WOMEN'S SWIMMING SIGNS SEVEN: Head coach Barbara Jahn has signed seven new Aggies to National Letters of Intent:
• Liliana Alvarez, a native of San Anselmo, Calif., received All-American honors in 2009 and is a two-time North Coast Section champion in the 100 breast.
• Sabrina Cochrane out of San Marin High School received All-American honors in 2008 and currently holds a 3.95 grade point average.
• Hilary Hunt helped lead Archbishop Mitty High School to the Central Coast Section championship in 2009 and earned All-American accolades the past two seasons as a member of the 200 free relay squad.
• Megan Leung is a three-time All-American in the 100 butterfly while at Saint Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco.
• Joann Liang was an All-League North Coast Section finalist in 2008 and 2009 while at Northgate High School in Walnut Creek, Calif.
• Madeline Talt, a native of Pasadena, Calif., was named to the All-San Gabriel Valley Area first team by the Pasadena Star News after helping Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy place fourth at the CIF Championships.
• Karley Troup was a North Coast Section finalist in 2008 and 2009 in the 100 fly and 500 free at Monte Vista High School. She also advanced to the finals at the 2008 Western Zone Swimming Championships.

LOOKING AHEAD: Both Aggie squads return to the pool Jan. 16 for a dual meet against Big West Conference rival Pacific at 1:00 p.m. at Schaal Aquatics Center.