Art Adamson Invitational
Nov. 21-23 • All day
College Station, Texas • Student Rec Center Natatorium
Nov. 21-23 • All day
Las Vegas, Nev. • Buchanan NatatoriumArt Adamson Invitational
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• Named after legendary 35-year head coach Art Adamson, the three-day meet will feature teams from six different universities and will include three nationally ranked programs. The traditional fall invitational meet was renamed the Art Adamson Invitational in 2006 to honor the longest serving head coach in A&M athletics history, whose tenure lasted from 1934-1969. The Art Adamson Invitational was last contested in 2008.
• Stanford’s divers will be joined in the field by host Texas A&M, Southern Methodist, LSU, Air Force and TCU.
• UNLV will play host to one of its biggest home meets in recent history.
• The Cardinal swimmers will matchup with the likes of No. 25 UNLV, Arizona State, BYU, Northern Arizona, UC Santa Barbara and Wyoming.
Season at a Glance
• Stanford is ranked sixth in the latest CollegeSwimming.com top 25 poll released Nov. 20.
• 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.
• The Cardinal is coming off a campaign in which Kristian Ipsen and David Nolan each earned a pair of individual titles as Stanford finished seventh at the 2013 NCAA Championships.
• Stanford set four school records in 2012-13 under the direction of (then) first-year head coach Ted Knapp.
Goldman Family Director of Men’s Swimming Ted Knapp breaks down the matchup at UNLV …
“This week provides a great opportunity to travel and rehearse parts of our championship season routine. We’re really thankful that UNLV is playing host to the event and providing a great opportunity for our program to race and compete.”
Dose From Dr. Dive
Head diving coach Rick Schavone previews the Art Adamson Invitational …
“This is our first real test of the season. We are still in the heavy training period of our season, but this meet should give us a good read as to the productiveness of our training. The men should do well – results wise – but their individual progress is what’s important.”
• Diver Kristen Ipsen was the highest American finisher (12th) in 3-meter (413.35) at 2013 FINA World Championships.
• David Nolan leads all Cardinal returners with 12 All-America citations to his name. Nolan won the 200 IM and 100 back at the 2013 NCAA Championships.
• Tom Kremer was third in the 200 free (1:33.07) at last season’s NCAA Championships while breaking a 26-year old National Age Group record. Kremer bested the 1:33.28 set by two-time Olympic gold medalist Troy Dalbey in 1987.
What’s On Tap?
• The Cardinal divers will compete in the USA Winter National Championships (Dec. 15-20) in Austin, Texas, while the swimmers resume action at home against Pacific on Jan. 11.