Nov. 30, 2010
This Week: The Washington State University swim team will be back in action when it competes in the Big Al Invitational this weekend in Princeton, N.J., Dec. 3-5...The Cougars will be plotted against four teams including No. 4 Florida, Princeton, Brown and Rider...preliminary races will begin at 11 a.m., Friday and Saturday with finals to follow at 6 p.m...the Sunday schedule will start prelims at 10 a.m., with finals to follow at 5 p.m...live results will be posted at www.collegeswimming.com...click HERE for the link.
Cougar Catch-Up: WSU 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. WSU Last Season: The Cougars went 2-4 last season with wins against Northern Arizona and Seattle...the 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 Outlook: The squad returns 14 letter winners including seniors Jennifer Dean, Rugile Mileisyte and Talor Whitaker...the 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...the 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.