Swim Team Travels To Corvallis

Jan. 24, 2005

THIS WEEK: The Washington State University women's swim team will travel to Corvallis, Ore., to compete against Idaho and Oregon State, Jan. 28-29...this is the ninth meeting with Oregon State since 2001 (4-4)... WSU leads the all-time series with Oregon State 26-14...WSU and Idaho have not met since 1985...WSU leads the series against Idaho 6-5...WSU is 2-2 this season with wins over Arkansas and San Jose State...Oregon State is currently 2-4 with victories over San Jose State and UC Santa Barbara...Idaho is 1-2 this season with a win over Seattle University.

COACH QUAM: Erica Quam is in her third season as the WSU head women's swimming coach.

LAST TIME OUT: The Cougars are coming off a dual meet with Nevada...WSU lost the swimming portion of the meet 133-129 and 165-129 after diving points were awarded...three WSU swimmers captured individual victories...sophomore Erin McCleave led the Cougars with three first place finishes...sophomore Kayli Changstrom won the 200 butterfly and 500 freestlye...freshman Bryn Mooney finished first in the 100 butterfly...the 400 freestlye relay team won the event with a time of 3:30.97...the 200 medley relay team posted its best time of the year with a 1:51.07.

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: The Cougars will travel to Moscow, Idaho to compete against Idaho Feb. 5 beginning at 11 a.m.

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