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Cougars Open Season Close to Home
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 10/06/2010
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Oct. 6, 2010

This Week: The Washington State University swim team will make the short trip to face Idaho and Seattle Friday Oct. 8, in Moscow, Idaho, with events beginning at 5 p.m...less than 24 hours later, both teams will come to Pullman to compete in the annual Alumnae Meet at Gibb Pool, Saturday at 10 a.m...the meet will consist of eight relay events...returning alumnae will swim as exhibition competitors and will not take points from the three participating schools.

WSU Last Season: The Cougars went 2-4 last season with wins against Northern Arizona and Seattle...the team finished the season with 11 WSU all-time top-10 performances and set two school records...senior Michaela Ahlin represented the Cougars at the NCAA Championships for the second-consecutive year.

2010-11 Outlook: The squad returns 14 letter winners including seniors Jennifer Dean, Rugile Mileisyte and Talor Whitaker...the trio of senior leaders hold three individual school records, contributed to five relay records and 13 spots on the Cougars' all-time top-10 lists...the team also welcomes nine newcomers this season.

Last Meeting with Idaho: At the last dual meet of the 2009-10 season, the Cougars dropped a close meet to Idaho in Moscow, falling 123-108...Ahlin and Whitaker led the team in points with 18 apiece.

Last Meeting with Seattle: WSU won 13 of the 14 events on its way to routing the Redhawks 191-70 last season...the team set Connolly Center Pool records in the 100 backstroke (Mileisyte), 200 butterfly (Ahlin), 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay...Ahlin, Mileisyte and Whitaker each scored 18 points for the Cougars.

Coaching Staff: Head coach Erica Quam is in her ninth season at WSU...under Quam the Cougars have set 19 school records and earned 92 different spots on school's all-time top 10 lists...she is joined by assistant coach Lindsay Henahan and student assistant coach Jesse Grow...Henahan is in her third season while Grow is in his second.
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