UCLA Swimming and Diving Defeats Washington State, UC San Diego

Jan. 13, 2001

Los Angeles - -The UCLA women's swimming and diving team started out 2001 on a strong note by defeating both Washington State (158-98) and UC San Diego (173-115) this afternoon at the Men's Gym Pool. Washington State defeated UC San Diego 170-91. The meet was the final home meet of the season for the Bruins. UCLA improved its dual meet record to 6-0 (3-0 Pac-10) on the season. Diving events were contested at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. Swimming events were contested in short course, yards.

Four seniors, Brighid Dwyer, Beth Goodwin, Tracy Kinsch and Julia Voitovitsch swam in their final home meet as Bruins. Once again, the Bruins were lead by senior All-American Goodwin, who earned event titles in the 50 Free (23.94) and the 100 Fly (55.24). Katie Winkelhaus was another double event winner as she posted victories in the 100 Back (58.40) and 200 Back (2:03.50). UCLA had the top finisher in 15 of the 16 official events. Also notable were the performances of Emily Melina, who claimed the 1000 Free (10:16.56) and Lyndee Hovsepian, who took the 100 Breast (105.77) title.

In diving, the Bruins swept the top three places in both the one and three-meter. Jennifer McNally won the one-meter with a mark of 278.10 while, Heidi Prosser claimed the three-meter with a score of 309.30. Prosser, Kasey Reinhard and McNally who went 1-2-3 in the three-meter event all qualified for the Zone E Diving Meet.

UCLA's women's swimming will have the week off while the diving team will host the Bruin Invitational on January 19th and 20th at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. The swimmers return to action on Friday, January 26th in a dual meet against Stanford in Palo Alto.

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