Newcomers make a splash
Published: Friday, September 10, 2010
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 16:11
The men's swimming team has introduced seven newcomers to the Hilltop this season.
The team consists of three Texas natives, Matt Roney, Ryan Koops and Scott McRae, as well as Nicolai Graae from Denmark, Braeden Newton from Canada and Zack Turner from Colorado.
"This is a group of guys that are all on the upswing of their swimming careers. We expect them to improve the way our graduating class did during their time here," said head Coach Eddie Sinnot in a press release.
If the team keeps improving, they will be a force to be reckoned with. Most importantly, they are all accomplished students and will fit well into the SMU model of student- athlete."
Sinnot is not the only one impressed by the team's new talent. The 2010 incoming class was ranked fifteenth on CollegeSwimming.com.
The seven newbies will replace eight talented Ponies that graduated in the spring.
The men's swim and dive team has a winning tradition. In the last 55 years the Mustangs have finished in the top 20 at the NCAA Championships 47 times.