Aggies Announce 2010-11 Swimming And Diving Schedule

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State swimming and diving head coach Rick Pratt and the Aggies hope to build on a program-best runner-up finish at the 2010 WAC Championships and are looking ahead to the 2010-11 season.

"Our schedule came out great and gives us several challenges, which will help us to prepare for San Antonio," Pratt said. "Our first home meet with Boise State and North Texas is a great way to start."

This year's slate includes three home meets, a Pac-10 opponent and a return trip to the UNLV Invitational. The Aggies open the season at home against Boise State and North Texas (Oct. 22-23).

NM State has a pair of meets on the first road trip of the year as the Aggies face Washington State (Nov. 5) in Pullman, Wash., and Idaho (Nov. 6) in Moscow, Idaho.

After the divers compete at the Arizona Diving Invitational (Nov. 19-21) in Tucson, Ariz., NM State travels to Flagstaff, Ariz., for a dual meet with WAC foe Northern Arizona (Dec. 4).

Following a two-year hiatus, the Aggies return to the UNLV Invitational (Dec. 11-13) in Las Vegas, Nev. NM State meets Northern Colorado (Jan. 21) in Greeley, Colo., and Colorado State (Jan. 22) in Fort Collins, Colo., after the holiday break. The Aggies then host in-state rival New Mexico (Feb. 5) in the regular season finale and travel to San Antonio, Texas for the WAC Championship (Feb. 23-26).

"I am excited about returning to the UNLV Invitational, which is our first invite in several years and to finish with UNM will be an exciting way to head into taper," Pratt said. "We will have to be tough racing through our heavy training regiment and we’ll have to come together to pull out wins."

"Overall, I am excited for another season and to see how our freshmen and hard working upperclassmen progress."

NM State returns 18 swimmers and a diver and adds four swimmers and two divers to the mix in 2010-11.

2010-11 NM State Swimming and Diving Schedule

Date Meet Time
Oct. 8 Crimson and White 4 PM
Oct. 22 Boise State*/North Texas 4:30 PM
Oct. 23 Boise State*/North Texas 11:30 AM
Nov. 5 at Washington State 6 PM
Nov. 6 at Idaho* 12:30 PM
Nov. 19-21 at Arizona Diving Invitational All day
Dec. 4 at Northern Arizona* 11:30 AM
Dec. 11-13 at UNLV Invitational All day
Jan. 21 at Northern Colorado 5 PM
Jan. 22 at Colorado State 11:30 AM
Feb. 5 New Mexico 12 PM
Feb. 23-26 WAC Championships All day
March 10-12 NCAA Zone Diving Championships All day
March 17-19 NCAA Championships All day

Home meet listed in bold
* denotes WAC meets
All times are Mountain
Dates and times are subject to change