Oct. 4, 2012
COLUMBIA, Mo. - The Mizzou men's and women's swimming and diving teams officially open the 2012-13 season on Friday, Oct. 5 as they host the eighth annual Show-Me Showdown at the Mizzou Aquatic Center at 3 p.m.
The Tigers will compete against six other Missouri programs during the competition, Drury, Lindenwood, Missouri State, Missouri S&T (men only), Truman State and Washington University.
Both Mizzou teams are coming off their most successful NCAA Championships in program history last season. The women's squad finished 14th at the event to record its first-ever top-15 output. The Mizzou men also earned its best-ever finish at the Championships with a 19th-place finish. The Tigers also return five student-athletes who earned nine All-America honors a season ago: David Bonuchi (three first team honors), Dominique Bouchard (first and second team), Cassie Cunningham (first and second team), Emily Doucette (first team) and Amanda Masters (second team).
Show-Me Showdown Schedule of Events
200 Medley Relay
Women's 1-Meter and Men's 3-Meter Diving
200 Freestyle Relay
400 Freestyle Relay
Women's 3-Meter and Men's 1-Meter Diving
Individual Scoring: Each team may score their top three finishers in each event. Top 16 places score. Breakdown: 20-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Each team can score only their top two relays in each event. Top 16 places score. Breakdown: 40-34-32-30-28-26-24-22 18-14-12-10-8-6-4-2
Number of Events: Each swimmer of diver may compete in a maximum of two individual events and two relays.
1-Meter Diving: Each team will do a diving scramble to try and score the largest point total. Each member on the team will do six dives covering all five groups with true degree of difficulty. The points from each diving group's highest scorer will count toward the team total score. The best score per diving group (front, back, reverse, inward, twist, 6th opt.) will count towards the total.
3-Meter Diving: Each diver will be required to do six dives from all five groups. No matter what first three dives the divers choose the degree of difficulty will be set at 2.0. The remaining three dives will be of true degree of difficulty.