UCLA Swimming and Diving Battles Rival USC
Feb. 14, 2003
In the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America poll (as of Feb. 13), UCLA (5-3, 2-3 Pac-10) is ranked No. 12 in the nation.
After a weeklong break, the Bruins will wrap up the regular season in a match-up against crosstown rival, No. 4 USC. The Bruins are 11-12 all-time against the Trojans.
The meet will take place Saturday, February 15, at the McDonald Swim Stadium, located on the USC campus. The meet will begin at 1:00 PM.
Coach Cyndi Gallagher has had four Bruins swim qualifying times for the NCAA Championships (March 20-22). In addition to the automatic qualifiers, 11 individuals and two relay squads have provisionally qualified. Listed below are the Bruins' NCAA qualifiers.
B (provisional) Qualifiers:
Cathy Coler - 200 Breast
Krista Daley - 200 Fly
Kristen Lewis - 100 Fly
Jackie Lobdell - 500 and 1650 Free
Sara Platzer - 200 Free
Erica Shugart - 50 Free
Taylor Spivey - 100 and 200 Back
Malin Svahnstrom - 100 and 200 Free
Kim Vandenberg - 50 Free and 100 Fly
Naoko Watanabe - 100 and 200 Back
Brooke Winkler - 200 and 400 IM
200 Free Relay - Platzer, Vandenberg, Shugart, Svahnstrom
400 Free Relay and 800 Free Relay
National Letters of Intent
During the fall signing period, three recruits signed National Letters of Intent to join the Bruins.
Jeana Fuccillo (Lebanon, IL/Althoff Catholic HS), Katie Nelson (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA/Peninsula HS) and Amy Thurman (Orinda, CA/Miramonte HS) will enter as true freshman in fall 2003.
The Pac-10 Championships, hosted by Cal, will take place Thursday through Saturday, February 27 to March 1, in Federal Way, WA.
The NCAA Championships will take place Thursday through Saturday, March 20-22, in Auburn, AL.
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