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Men's And Women's Swimming And Diving Wrap Up Day One At BIG EAST Championship

Feb. 27, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 18, 2009) - Junior Stephen Ferreira (Madison, Conn.) finished in sixth place in the one-meter diving and two UConn relay teams broke schools records as the UConn men's and women's swimming and diving teams took part in the first day of the BIG EAST Championships. The event runs through Saturday.

Ferreira scored 299.55 points in the one-meter event for the sixth place finish.

The UConn women's 200-yard medley relay team finished eighth in 1:43.98 for a school record. That team consisted of senior Lisa Shelps (Quakertown, Pa.), freshman Caitlin Gallagher (Lawrence, Kansas), freshman Suzannah Glaeseer (Fredricksburg, Va.) and freshman Michelle Ling (Lake Worth, Fla).

The UConn men's 200-yard medley relay team finished seventh in 1:30.30 for another school record. That team was John Henry Dasinger (Madison, Miss.), sophomore Tomasz Sobek (Siemianowice Slaskie, Poland), senior Adrian Astiz (Rockville, Md.) and senior Jules Alexandre (Wallingford, Conn.).

The UConn men are in fifth place after the first day while the women are seventh. Notre Dame leads both competitions.

BIG EAST Web Coverage/Live Streaming

The BIG EAST Conference will be expanding its Web site coverage and streaming production of the 2009 Swimming & Diving Championships. For the first time, a live play-by-play announcer and multiple cameras (including an underwater camera) will be available to help bring users even closer to the action than ever before.

Fans can subscribe to for one low price to catch all of the action from the comfort of their home computer. There are flexible subscription options available:



  • Purchase a Swimming & Diving sport-specific package for a one-time price of $9.95. This allows users full access only for the championship to which they have subscribed.

  • Gain an all-access pass to all premium content (all sports) for 30 days with a recurring monthly subscription of $9.95/month.

  • Get the best value by subscribing to an annual subscription, which gives fans access to all content for the entire 2008-09 season for $79.95.

    To start the seamless registration process, visit and click "sign-up".

    For all of the BIG EAST's coverage of the Swimming & Diving Championships, visit the 2009 Championship Central page at Championship Central will contain a live scoreboard feed and results, photo galleries, recaps and will house all video archives.