ASC men tabbed for sixth in RMAC swimming & diving preseason poll
Grizzly men's program will compete for first time since the mid 1970s during 2010-11 season
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Entering its first season since being resurrected this past spring, the Adams State men’s swimming team has been picked to finish sixth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference 2010-11 Men’s Swimming & Diving Preseason Poll, released by conference officials Wednesday.
Incarnate Word (Texas), an associate member of the RMAC, was the top choice, receiving all five possible first-place votes and accumulating five points in the poll, where league coaches ranked teams from 1-5 based on predicted order of finish without voting for their own team.
Grand Canyon (Ariz.), also an associate member of the conference, received the other vote for first place and tallied a total of nine points. Colorado Mines and associate RMAC member Texas-Permian tied for fourth with 16 points.
Rounding out the poll was Mesa State with 16 points, followed by the Grizzlies who accumulated 25 points.
Also included in the release were preseason all-conference teams as well as a preseason men’s swimmer and diver of the year. Incarnate Word sophomore Conrade Chede was named the league’s Preseason Swimmer of the Year, while teammate Justin McDonald took Preseason Diver of the Year Honors.
The ASC men’s and women’s swimming teams will begin their season on Oct. 2, as they host Mesa State and Colorado Mines at noon for the Adams State Duals, an RMAC event, at the Plachy Hall Pool.
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