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Swimming and Diving Faces Boise State on Saturday

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona swimming and diving competes in its first meet at home this season hosting defending Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Champion Boise State at the Wall Aquatic Center on Saturday at 11 a.m. 

"Boise State won the WAC last year so we expect this to be a very competitive meet," said head coach Andy Johns.  "This is a talented team we are up against tomorrow so we need some big swims.  Last week's results were a step in the right direction but we need to keep improving meet to meet."

The Lumberjacks opened their season last week with two dual meets and an exhibition relay meet.  The Lumberjacks went 1-1 in duals defeating Idaho, 136-106, and falling to Washington State, 164-98.  Boise State is undefeated in six dual meets this season.

Saturday's meet in Flagstaff will feature only swimming events with results from the Third Annual Wildcat Diving Invite in Tucson, Ariz., being including in the final results.  The meet consists of 14 swimming events in Flagstaff added to scores from 1-meter and 3-meter results at the University of Arizona.

Eighty-eight divers from 18 different universities are confirmed for events which will be held at the Michael Kasser Pool in the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.  On Friday, the women's 1-meter springboard competitions will be held with a preliminary and quarterfinal round in the morning, followed by consolations and a final event in the afternoon.  Saturday will follow the same schedule as Friday

"This is a unique meet but we hope that our swimming and diving teams can perform to the best of their abilities this weekend," Johns said.

DID YOU KNOW…Northern Arizona finished third in the Sterling Savings Bank Presidents Cup recognizing academic and athletics performances in 2008-09. The award is based on team grade point averages, graduation rates and the number of all-conference performers with a grade point average above a 3.0, as well as Men's and Women's All Sports points.