March 8, 2007
The Unviersity of San Diego swimming and diving team wrapped up their 2006-2007 season at the Western Athletic Conference Championship meet. With a seventh place finish overall, the Toreros earned their second best score in the three years they have been in the WAC earning 245 points.
"We scored the most team points so far during our tenure in the WAC," commented head coach Mike Keeler.
The Toreros volleyed back and forth with win and losses during the preseason. A two-win decision at the Big West Shootout over Cal Poly and WAC opponent University of Idaho which was a big boost in their confidence.
They followed that performance with a solid performance at the Speedo Cup finishing 12th place overall ahead of some very good teams.
In head-to-head competition against WAC opponent Boise State University, the Toreros again posted a 154-68 victory over the Broncos.
USD headed off to the WAC Championship in San Antonio, Texas where they battled strong.
"We had eight top eight swims by five different individuals which almost doubled our previous best of four," commented Keeler.
Tina Levesque took eighth place in the 50 yard freestyle, Erin Voyles took fifth place in the 200 yard freestyle, and Kristen Yoon finished seventh in the 100 yard backstroke to name a few of those top eight swimmers.
"Tina Levesque's swim in the 50 yard Freestyle was a great swim, as she had to do it in a swim off for 8th place in the prelims, and she came through with a win as well as a new school and individual freshman record. We were about one swim away from having the most improved team if you look at the returning top 24 swimmers in each event," commented Keeler.
"Overall, in terms of improvement and overall team effort, a great experience for the Torero swimming and diving program," said Keeler.