Men's Swimming and Diving preview: Florida
What: No. 3 Texas (2-0) competes in its first road meet of the 2006-07 season when it takes on No. 10 Florida (2-2).
Where: O'Connell Center Natatorium - Gainesville, Fla.
When: Friday, Nov. 10 - 1 p.m. Central
Last UT-Florida meeting: Texas defeated Florida by a 243-127 margin during a two day meet (Oct. 21-22) last season at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin. Texas head coach Eddie Reese is a 1963 graduate of the University of Florida.
About Texas: Texas opened its dual-meet season on Friday, Nov. 3 after winning the annual Big 12 Relays last month in Lincoln, Neb. The Longhorns tallied a 204-165 victory over No. 4 California and a 210-149 win over No. 12 Indiana in Austin.
Freshman Ricky Berens (Charlotte, N.C.) was selected as the CollegeSwimming.com National Men's Collegiate Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday after winning all three of his individual events and recording three NCAA provisional-qualifying cuts. Berens claimed the 100 butterfly (47:81), the 200 IM (1:44.86) and the 200 butterfly (1:48.00).
Under 29th-year head coach Eddie Reese, UT returns nine All-Americans from the 2005-06 squad who placed fourth at the NCAA Championships. The returning All-Americans are junior Jeremy Harris (St. Paul, Minn.); junior Matt Lowe (Minot, N.D.); junior Caleb McDermott (Canyon Lake, Texas); junior Matt McGinnis (Raleigh, N.C.); senior Tyler O'Halloran (Boardman, Ohio); junior Daniel Rohleder (Austin, Texas); senior Thomas Sacco (Dallas, Texas); sophomore Ryan Verlatti (Tacoma, Wash.) and senior Garrett Weber-Gale (Fox Point, Wis.), the 2006 NCAA 100-yard freestyle champion.