Fifth-ranked Southern California, led by senior All-Americans Kasey Carlson, Meghan Hawthorne and Stina Gardell, completes the regular season with its annual dual meet against crosstown rival No. 17 UCLA in a rare Monday match-up at the Bruins' Spieker Aquatics Center.
The Women of Troy are 6-1 overall, 5-1 in the Pac-12 and also boast a win at the SMU Classic. In its last action, USC upset top-ranked California on Jan. 31 before falling to Stanford on Feb. 1 in its final home event of the season. UCLA is 8-3, 5-3 and was swept by the Bay Area schools that same weekend.
In other Division I action this weekend, No. 1 California will face off against No. 4 Stanford.
Conference championships will begin across Division II this weekend. No. 1 Drury will head to the Great Lakes Valley Conference championships, while No. 2 Queens (N.C.) and No. 6 Wingate will be at the Bluegrass Mountain championships. ... No. 3 Wayne State (Mich.) and No. T9 Grand Valley State will swim at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships. ... The Pacific Coast championships will host No. 4 Simon Fraser and No. 5 UC San Diego.
Division III's conference championships also get underway this weekend. ... The University Athletic Association championships highlight the schedule with No. 1 Emory, No. 6 NYU, No. 7 Washington (Mo.) and No. 9 Chicago competing.