Jan. 6, 2011
THIS WEEK: The Washington State University swimming team will take part in its first competition of the 2011 calendar year, Jan. 7...Cougars will battle Pacific-10 Conference member UCLA in a dual meet at 1 p.m...Boise State will also compete against the Bruins in a dual meet, but the Broncos and Cougars will not compete head-to-head...Boise State and Washington State will compete at Gibb Pool in Pullman, Jan. 21.
COUGARS STILL PERFECT: Washington State moved to 5-0 in dual meets this season after notching a 164-98 victory over Northern Arizona, Nov. 12...freshman Taylor Indahl led the Cougars with 21 individual points and event wins in the 200 breaststroke and 400 IM...senior captains Rugile Mileisyte and Talor Whitaker finished with 18 points apiece...Cougars have also defeated Idaho, Seattle, New Mexico State and Fresno State in dual meets this season.
LAST TIME OUT: Washington State recorded six NCAA "B" Consideration Times and set one school record while finishing third at the Big Al Invitational hosted by Princeton, Dec. 3-5...Cougar free relay teams posted an NCAA "B" mark in the 200 (1:32.72), 400 (3:23.02) and 800 (7:23.17)...senior Talor Whitaker swam an NCAA "B" time in the 200 individual medley (2:01.38)...senior Rugile Mileisyte recorded a pair of NCAA "B" times in the 50 free (22.84) and 100 back (54.64), respectively...time in the 100 back set a Washington State record.
2009-10 RECAP: The Cougars went 2-4 last season with wins against Northern Arizona and Seattle...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 SQUAD: The squad returns 14 letterwinners including seniors Jennifer Dean, Rugile Mileisyte and Talor Whitaker...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...team also welcomes nine newcomers this season.
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.