IRVING, Texas. November 9. FLAVIA Rigamonti continues to dominate in the distance free events during the early portion of the 2005-06 season for SMU. After posting a 9:48.80 in the 1,000-yard freestyle, the fastest time this season, Rigamonti earned her first Conference USA Swimmer of the Week accolade and helped the Mustangs defeat No. 9 Texas on Friday.
Rigamonti is a perfect 2-0 in both the 500 and 1,000-yard freestyle in the season and has helped SMU attain a No. 8 ranking in the latest Division I poll. Against Texas last Friday, the senior from Switzerland won the 1,000 free in a time of 9:48.80. She followed that performance with a first-place time of 4:49.66 in the 500 free, besting her previous season-high set against No. 1 Florida on Oct. 20. Rigamonti is striving to win her fourth NCAA crown in the 1,650 free and third in the 500 free.
SMU now has wins over No. 7 UCLA and No. 9 Texas this season. Against the Longhorns, the Mustangs took an early lead by winning six of the first seven events and won nine of 16 events overall to take the dual meet.
The SMU women's swimming and diving team returns to the pool Nov. 18-20, when it travels to College Station, Texas, to participate in the Texas A&M Invitational.