Jan. 26, 2011
THIS WEEK: The Washington State University swim team will travel to Corvallis, Ore., to take on Pac-10 foe Oregon State, Friday, Jan. 28...the dual meet will begin at 5 p.m...the Cougars are currently 5-2 in dual meets this season while the Beavers come in at 1-7.
LAST TIME OUT: The Cougars are coming off a 143-119 loss to Boise State at home, Jan. 21...the meet was closely contested through 12 events, as WSU trailed by only eight points with two events remaining...Talor Whitaker led the Cougars with wins in the 100 and 200 breastsroke, as well as a second-place finish in the 100 butterfly.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS: The Beavers have a 1-7 record after facing stiff competition throughout the 2010-11 season...OSU has went head-to-head with ranked schools such as No. 3 USC, No. 7 Arizona, No. 21 UCLA, No. 24 San Diego State and No. 25 Arizona State...both the Cougars and the Beavers have defeated Northern Arizona this season and both teams have fell to UCLA.
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.