A Return To The Rankings

Feb. 6, 2013

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The UNLV men's swimming and diving team has returned to the national rankings at No. 25 thanks to an eight-meet win streak to end the regular season, as the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division 1 Team Rankings were released on Wednesday morning. Previously the Rebels were ranked 23rd in the Dec. 5 poll, before dropping out for two weeks.

UNLV finished the regular season at 8-1, with the lone loss coming in the season-opener to Arizona, currently ranked in a tie for ninth in the poll. The eight-win streak to end the season includes wins over Mountain Pacific Sports Federation members Air Force, BYU, CSU Bakersfield, Denver, and most recently Wyoming, who had entered the Feb. 2 meet undefeated at 8-0 before falling by 25 points to the Rebels.

The Rebels have three swimmers that rank in the top 16 in the nation in their events. Cody Roberts currently holds the nation's fourth fastest time in the 100 fly in a time of 46.76. Giacomo Gremizzi is ranked sixth in the 400 IM with a time of 3:45.58, while David Szele is 12th in the 100 breast (53.37). UNLV is also ranked in the top 16 in three relays as well, seventh in the 400 medley (3:11.43), eighth in the 200 medley (1:26.84), while the 800 free relay (6:29.43) has the 11th fastest time in the nation thus far this season.

The Rebels will return to action in the MPSF Championship meet, held Feb. 20-23 at East LA College in Monterey Park, Calif.