Oct. 25, 2013
Overall thoughts on the meet
"I don't think the score was very reflective of the improvement that I saw today compared to the other meets that we've had so far this season. We had a lot of season-best times, so they're dropping that time down. It's good to see them take what we've been telling them in our critiques and apply that today, and they got faster as a result. I saw a lot of toughness in them, I saw a lot of attention to detail in the racing, and I saw a lot of confidence building. I know the score doesn't represent that, but there was a lot of confidence to be gained today. The ladies did a very good job and they handled themselves well."
On picking up a pair of individual wins against LSU
"We actually took first and second place in the 1000 freestyle, which is the longest race of the swimming lineup. That was really awesome to see our women step up and they did very, very well. They both dropped time in that event from earlier this season, and Rachel Schneider's time was a lifetime best for her. Our other win for the day was Ellie Sills in the 200 fly. It was exciting to see a freshman with so much control of her race. How hard she trains is definitely paying off in the meets."
On what she takes from today's meet
"LSU is a very good team. They compete in the SEC, which is one of the top conferences if not the top conference (in swimming and diving), so they're use to tough competition. Maybe they switched up their line-up here and there, but it was good for us to swim against fast competition. I'm never going to be scared to swim against fast competition. I think that helps us prepare. You can never know how good you are unless you swim against some of the best. It's an important step for a program that wants to grow and get better. We have to challenge ourselves like this."