Nov. 29, 2004
THIS WEEK: The Washington State University women's swim team will split this weekend to compete in the Princeton Invitational in Princeton, N.J. and the Jingle Bell Invite in Moscow, Idaho... the Cougars will compete against Brown, Florida Atlantic, Lehigh, Princeton, Rider, Rutgers and Villanova at the Princeton Invitational...other Cougar swimmers will compete against a variety of competitors at the Jingle Bell Invite. WSU is currently 2-1 with victories against San Jose State and Arkansas...WSU finished second at the Pacific Invite.
COACH QUAM: Erica Quam is in her third season as the WSU head women's swimming coach.
LAST TIME OUT: WSU lost to the University of Washington 102-155...Erin McCleave won the 100 freestyle. Her time of 52.33 in the 100 freestyle was a season best for WSU...Bryn Mooney established a career best time in the 100 butterfly with a time of 56.88. Her time placed her sixth on the Cougar all-time top 10 list...McKenzie Reiter won the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:29.84.
LAST SEASON: Five swimmers placed on the Cougar all-time top 10 list at the Pacific-10 Championships...top finishers included Lindsay Backhouse in the 100 and 200 backstroke, Jane Copland and Monika Povilonyte in the breaststroke events...Erin McCleave recorded a school record in the 200 freestyle.
ACADEMICS: WSU finished first in the nation academically spring semester 2004 with a 3.66 grade point average...Cougars finished fourth in the fall of 2003 with a GPA of 3.489.
UP NEXT: WSU will next travel to Irvine, Calif. to compete in the Irvine Invitational Jan. 8 at 9 a.m.