* Texas A&M head into the meet ranked No. 8 in the latest CSCAA/TYR Top-25 * The meet on Sunday will be the Aggies second-straight in its home pool. * Last weekend Texas A&M defeated SEC Rival LSU in a 172-121 decision, capturing 13 first-place finishes. * The Aggies are in their 20th season under Head Coach Steve Baltman.
SCOUTING THE COMMODORES
* Vanderbilt returns to action after defeating Marshall Jan. 12 in a 148-113 decision. * The Commodores visited Houston earlier this season at the Phill Hansel Invitational where they finished eighth-overall. * Vanderbilt is in its 13th season under Head Coach Jeremy Organ
* The Cougars faced another SEC opponent for the second straight week, including back-to-back weeks against opponents that are either ranked or receiving votes in the CSCAA Top-25. * Laura Laderoute continues to be an anchor for Houston in the backstroke, taking home top honors in the 100 back with a time of 55.55 and finishing second in the 200 back at 2:01.44. Laderoute also finished second in the 200 IM, clocking a time of 2:04.94. * Newcomer Ioanna Sacha continues to excel in the backstroke along with Laderoute taking second in the 100 back (56.70) and third in the 200 back (2:02.77). * Zarena Brown turned in a pair of top-five finishes, closing out the 500 Free in second (5:01.64) and the 200 Free in fifth (1:52.18). * Peyton Kondis had a stellar outing, finishing second in the 100 Breaststroke at 1:03.17 and second in the 200 breaststroke at 2:17.62. * In the butterfly, Rebecca Brandt led Houston in the 200 fly, finishing fourth at 2:04.99. Katie Higgins led Houston with a third-place finish in the 100 fly at 57.12.