NEW YORK – The Columbia women’s swimming & diving team will return home to New York City after their winter training trip, to host Patriot League foe Bucknell, Sunday, January 17 at 1 p.m.  The meet will be the lone combined meet of the season, as both the men and women will swim against the Bison.

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Order of Events
Order of events is subject to change.

1 meter diving (starting at 12 p.m.)
200 medley relay 
1000 freestyle
200 freestyle
50 freestyle
400 IM
3 meter diving/Break 
200 butterfly
100 freestyle
200 backstroke
500 freestyle
200 breaststroke
400 free relay

Scouting the Bison
The Bucknell women are 5-2 in dual meets overall this year, along with a 2-2 record in the Patriot League.  The Bison, who will host Army, Saturday, before traveling to New York City, are 28-10-1 overall at home since their nataroium opened. But Bucknell is not quite as strong on the road, and particularly against the Lions. The Bison are 0-5 against the women’s team in the last five years, including a close loss in 2009-10, 129-114. 

Last Time Out
The Lions notched their first dual meet win of the season in December, as they beat Wagner, 158-112. But that moment of happiness was followed up by a tough loss on the road at Ivy League rival Penn, where Columbia fell, 165.5-135.5. The Lions will  be looking to bounce back with another win, before closing out the Ivy League dual meet season with four straight Ancient Eight matchups. 

Up Next 
Columbia will head north to Ithaca, to take on Ivy foe Cornell, Saturday, January 22 at 3 p.m., before returning to Uris to host back to back Ivy League meets. The Lions will host friends and family for Homecoming on Saturday, January 29 at 12 p.m. against Brown, before hosting defending Ivy champs Princeton, Friday, February 4 at 6 p.m.