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Back On the Blocks
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 01/10/2014
Stanford Cardinal vs. Pacific Tigers
Jan. 11 • 11 a.m. (PT)
Stanford, Calif. • Avery Aquatic Center

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Need To Know
• Stanford returns to the pool for the first time in over a month when it plays host to Pacific at 11 a.m. (PT) Saturday in the friendly confines of Avery Aquatic Center. The dual meet - featuring only men's swimming events - will christen the 2014 portion of the Cardinal’s schedule.

• This will be the third true dual meet on the season for the Cardinal, which brings a 2-0 record into Saturday’s showdown.

• In 2013, Stanford rang in the New Year with a 159-92 early-January win over Pacific. The Cardinal recorded the top time in each of the events on the day.

Ted Talks
• Goldman Family Director of Men’s Swimming Ted Knapp previews the meet against Pacific …
“This meet gives us a chance to say goodbye to our preseason and bring in the championship season. We expect to have great races against UOP and among our own team members.  We need to race as often as possible and really value to opportunity to host UOP.”

Season at a Glance
• Stanford is ranked 12th in the latest CollegeSwimming.com top 25 poll released Dec. 12.

• Connor Kuremsky was named Pac-12 Diver of the Month for December, as announced by the league on Jan. 8. Kuremsky competed in the USA Diving Winter National Championships and finished third in the final round of the 1-meter springboard with a 692.40. Kuremsky competed alongside David Bonuchi in the synchronized 3-meter springboard and placed fourth in the preliminary round to advance to the finals, where the duo finished eighth overall with 737.01 points.

• Stanford punctuated the fall portion of its schedule with a win at the three-day UNLV Invitational (Nov. 21-23). The Cardinal men’s swimmers shelved 1,262 points for the victory, far beyond second-place UNLV (748) and bronze-worthy Wyoming (370).

• While its swimmers were in Las Vegas, the Cardinal divers competed at the Art Adamson Invitational (Nov. 21-23) hosted by Texas A&M. Kristen Ipsen (407.50) won the 1-meter ahead of teammate Connor Kuremsky (378.15). Bradley Christensen (363.70) tied for fourth. Ipsen was silver off the 3-meter board with 405.40 points with Christensen (402.85) taking third. The Cardinal had five divers finish in the top 10 of the event. Larry Reinhard, Jr. (254.10) was also 10th off the platform.

• In a Nov. 6 outing, Stanford took on Cal in an unscored triple-distance meet at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

• Stanford handed visiting Wisconsin a 176-116 defeat Nov. 2 at Avery Aquatic Center, its second dual meet win over a Big Ten Conference foe in as many outings. David Nolan took the 200 free in 1:37.60. Tom Kremer (1:39.09) was next in line for Stanford with a bronze showing. Nolan would go on to win the 200 back (1:46.23) and Kremer did the same in the 100 free (45.03). Kristian Ipsen (398.25) won the 1-meter as Bradley Christensen (348.90) claimed second. Bradley (384.83) responded with a win in the 3-meter. Each Cardinal diver notched an NCAA qualifying score.

• Stanford won 11 of 16 events to capture an Oct. 12 dual meet with visiting Indiana, 183-111, at Avery Aquatic Center. Stanford went into exhibition mode for the final two events after clinching the team win. The freshmen class had a stellar outing with five first-place finishes among the 12 individual swimming events.

• Stanford opened its season Oct. 4 with an unscored and friendly non-traditional meet with West Coast neighbor UC Santa Cruz.

What’s On Tap?
• Stanford remains at home while facing Arizona (Jan. 24) and Arizona State (Jan. 25) in a Pac-12 Conference doubleheader.
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