November 20, 1997
PULLMAN, Wash. - The WSU women's golf and swimming teams are making their mark on national polls just as other fall varsity sports have done this season.
The Cougar swimmers placed in the Top 25 in relay events according to Taper & Shave, a newsletter that targets collegiate swimming on a weekly basis. This comes after several performances at the Husky Relays held on Nov. 7 in Seattle. WSU placed 15th in the 800-yard free relay with a time of seven minutes, 57.97. It is also ranked No. 22 in the 200-yard medley relay and No. 20 in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
For the WSU women's golf team, it is currently ranked No. 33 in the nation according to MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. This comes after a previous week ranking in 45th. The 33rd ranking is the highest the Cougar women golfers have ever been ranked in the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. These rankings are of importance to WSU, because it can qualify the Cougars for the NCAA Championships in the spring.
Taper & Shave Top 25 Results: 200 Medley Relay - 1) Georgia, 1:42.65. 2) Southern Methodist, 1:43.71. 3) North Carolina, 1:44.27. 22) *Washington State, 1:50.29.
*WSU relay squad: Anna Hohmann / Erin Eldridge / Mindy Griffiths / Jessica Chisholm
200 Freestyle Relay - 1) Nevada, 1:33.67. 2) Southern Methodist, 1:33.99. 3) Texas, 1:34.18. 20) *Washington State, 1:38.65. *WSU relay squad: Mindy Griffiths / Katie Keller / Jessica Chisholm / Tammy Coulter
800 Freestyle Relay - 1) Stanford, 7:22.67. 2) Michigan, 7:24.80. 3) North Carolina, 7:26.49. 15) *Washington State, 7:50.43. *WSU relay squad: Mindy Griffiths / Katie Keller / Gretchen Chambers / Tammy Coulter
MasterCard Collegiate Golf Women's Team Rankings: RK TEAM POINTS 1 Arizona State 154.880 2 Arizona 152.000 3 Duke 127.733 5 Stanford 124.320 10 Oregon 80.080 17 Oregon State 57.580 21 UCLA 48.336 28 Washington 26.267 33 Washington State 17.360