College of Charleston returns to the Championships after the men took third place in 2011 and the women finished seventh. The men's squad won the conference championships in their inaugural season in 2007-08 and again in 2008-09.
This season, College of Charleston heads to the Championships with several individual title contenders on both the men's and women's sides.
For the men, senior Matt Sherrier will look to close out his record-breaking career with yet another strong performance at the CCSAs. Sherrier is seeded second in the 200 free (1:41.65) and the 1,000 free (9:45.02), as well as third in the 500 free (4:38.33).
Freshman Pablo Ortiz enters his first championship meet with a second seed in the 200 fly (1:52.58) and 400 IM (4:06.09) and a third seed in the 200 IM (1:55.50). Senior Brantley Reynolds also has the conference's second-best time in the 50 free (21.46) and third-best time in the 100 breast (58.70).
Junior Peter Gibbons will look to defend his 2011 titles in the one- and three-meter dives as he comes into the meet with top scores of 264.90 and 240.60, respectively.
On the women's side, freshman Sarah Graif will look to cap her outstanding season as she enters the pool with the fifth-best time in the 50 free (23.72) and the fourth-best time in the 100 free (51.75). Classmate Jayme Groth is also strong in those events with top times of 23.80 and 52.28, respectively.
Sophomore Sarah Boyle owns a top 10 time in the 50 back (28.13) and the eighth-best time in the 100 back (58.63). Junior Gracie Herlong will look to be a points scorer for the Cougars in the butterfly events where she currently ranks seventh in the 200 fly (2:07.92)