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Women’s Swimming Ranks 22nd Nationally

January 11, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson women’s swimming team ranks 22nd nationally, according to the latest Speedo America’s College Swimming Coaches Association Poll. The Tigers dropped from a 20th-place ranking in the last poll. Clemson defeated 18th-ranked North Carolina last Friday in Clemson.

The team is led by Freshman Cami Sink, from Charleston, SC, who established three new Clemson records at the Nike Cup meet. Her time of 4:15.33 in the 400 IM was five seconds faster than the previous record of 4:20.47, set by Paulette Russell. In the 200 breaststroke, Sink swam a time of 2:17.89. Russell also held the previous record at 2:18.02. Sink swam a time of 2:01.05 in the 200 IM, breaking Jill Bakehorn’s previous time of 2:02.11. All three times are NCAA Qualifying times, with the 400 IM time qualifying Sink automatically for the championship meet. Both the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM times are NCAA provisional qualifying cuts.

Clemson (4-2, 1-1 ACC) will play host to South Carolina Saturday at 1 p.m.

The complete poll is as follows:

 1 Stanford 2 Georgia 3 SMU 4 Arizona 5 Southern California 6 California 7 Auburn 8 Nebraska 9 Texas10 Michigan11 Florida12 Northwestern13 Minnesota14 Nevada15 UCLA16 Tennessee17 Wisconsin18 North Carolina19 Kentucky20 Appalachian State21 Virginia22 CLEMSON23 Notre Dame24 Texas A&M25 Columbia