THIS WEEK: The Washington State University women's swim team heads to Houston, Texas for the Houston Hilton Plaza Rice Invitational, Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8...the Cougars will face Rice, TCU, and Arkansas...competition begins at 5 p.m. CST Friday...the meet concludes Saturday at 11 a.m.
"We've got some good competition," WSU Head Coach Erica Quam said. "This meet is going to be exciting. It will be pretty loud and I think we can feed off that and really get into the meet."
LAST WEEK: The Cougars come into the weekend with two weeks rest...WSU took on Nevada and San Jose State at San Jose in a dual meet Oct. 17...Cougs defeated San Jose State, 163-97...lost to Nevada, 149-113...Washington State faced off against California at Berkeley, Oct. 18, losing 170.5-86.5.
COACH QUAM: WSU Head Coach Erica Quam is in her second season as the women's swimming coach.
THIS SEASON: The Cougars added 12 newcomers to the 10 returning letter winners...WSU currently has a record of 1-2 in dual meets this season.
"We've got a lot more versatility and depth this season," Quam said. "We have a team atmosphere. People know that they're doing things for the good of the team and I think that's a good learning experience."
LAST SEASON: The Cougars finished ninth in the Pac-10 last season...finished 41st at NCAA's...senior Lindsay Henahan placed 16th in the 100 butterfly, WSU's first All-American since 2000.
ACADEMICS: WSU finished third in the nation academically spring semester 2003 (3.5)...Cougars finished second in the fall of 2002 with a GPA of 3.533.
UP NEXT: The team next heads to Seattle to compete against Washington in a dual meet Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.