WSU Travels to Pacific-10 Championships

Feb. 21, 2005

THIS WEEK: The Washington State University women's swim team will travel to Federal Way, Wash., to compete in the Pacific-10 Championships beginning Feb. 23 at 6 continues with sessions at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 24-26...Pac-10 Invitational will be held Feb. 27 at 11 a.m...WSU is 4-3 after the conclusion of its dual meet season with wins over Arkansas, San Jose and Idaho...last season WSU finished ninth at the Pac-10 Championships with 278 points...highest possible finish for WSU is sixth because WSU does not have a diving team and the meet includes both swimming and diving points.

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 win against the University of Idaho 163-74...WSU claimed victory in 11 of the 13 events...Erin McCleave, Bryn Mooney and McKenzie Reiter led the Cougars with two victories apiece...McCleave's time of 10:20.95 in the 1000 freestyle placed her fourth on the Cougar all-time top 10 list...the Cougars' 200 freestyle relay team won with a time of 1:37.65.

LAST SEASON: At the 2004 Pac-10 Championships, five swimmers placed on the Cougar all-time top 10 list ...those earning spots included Lindsay Backhouse in the 100 (59.31) and 200 (2:05.26) backstroke, Jane Copland and Monika Povilonyte in the 100 (fourth and third) and 200 (second and third) breaststroke events...Erin McCleave recorded a school record in the 200 freestyle (1:49.41).

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 NCAA Championships will be held March 17-19 in West Lafayette, Ind.