WILMINGTON, North Carolina - UNCW faces another stern test in Duke this Saturday, just a week after sweeping NCAA Division III power Emory last weekend at the Seahawk Natatorium. The Seahawk men improved to 2-1 with the win while the women evened their record at 2-2.

Duke opens its dual season on Saturday after competing in the All-North Carolina Invitational earlier this month. Both programs placed fifth at the meet which consisted of swimming programs from all across the state.

The Seahawks boast 11 swimmers among the nation’s top-100 in 14 events. Leading the way is sophomore Jenson Engen, who is 25th nationally in the 100 Breaststroke and 40th in the 200 Breaststroke. Both her times are currently top times in the Colonial Athletic Association this season. Freshman Ross Wyand is the Seahawks’ top representative for the men, rankings 34th in the 1650 Freestyle.

Last weekend the Seahawk diving program continued to make progress as freshman Allen Crosby set a school freshman record in the 1-meter with a score of 309.60. Crosby was honored as the CAA Diver-of-the-Week for his efforts. In two career meets, Crosby has won all four diving events.

The Blue Devils are one of the top diving programs in the nation and welcome Olympic Bronze Medalist Nick McCrory back for his senior season. McCrory is a three-time national champion in the Platform Dive and three-time ACC Champion in the 1-meter board.

The Seahawks have completed their home schedule for the fall semester. UNCW next returns to the pool at James Madison for a CAA pod meet with William & Mary and Delaware on Nov. 1-2.