TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's swimming and diving team is ranked No. 20 in the weekly NCAA Division III Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming.com National Top 25 poll, in results released by the organization on Wednesday.
Rose-Hulman relied on strong performances that included eight individual and relay victories at Wabash, and a dual victory Illinois Wesleyan University, to vault into the national top 20. The ranking marks Rose-Hulman's second ever top 20 national ranking in the sport of swimming.
Rose-Hulman has scored 366.2 performance points in the weekly rankings, based on comparative results from meets around the country.
The Fightin' Engineers top five performances this year, according to the rankings, are sophomore Orion Martin (Dublin, Ohio) in the 100-butterfly (50.16 seconds); Martin in the 50-freestyle (21.68); sophomore Matthew King (Libertyville, Ill.) in the 1,000-freestyle (10:06.33); freshman Matthew Schulstad (Arlington Heights, Ill./Buffalo Grove) in the 100-butterfly (53.26); and freshman Pierce Bartine (Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes) in the 200-indivdiual medley (1:59.86).
In addition, sophomore Sam Gould (Greencastle/South Putnam) has already qualified for the NCAA Diving Regional after two provisional marks this season.
The Fightin' Engineer men's and women's teams return to action with a home meet against Franklin College on Nov. 16.