Women's Swimming Has Week Off Before Resuming Pac-10 Action

Jan. 17, 2001

Bruin Swimmers Have Bye Week

The UCLA women's swimming will have one week-off before heading to the Bay area to face Stanford on January 26th and California the following day. The divers will host the Bruin Invitational this weekend, Jan. 19-20 at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. Teams expected to compete include USC, Irvine, Hawaii, Kansas, Connecticut, UC Davis, San Jose State, University of San Diego and UC San Diego. Redlands will only compete on Friday while Cal State Northridge will participate on Saturday.

UCLA Remains Undefeated In Dual Meet Action

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) last Saturday at the Men's Gym Pool. Washington State defeated UC San Diego 170-91. The meet was the final home meet of the season as 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 (1:05.77) 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 Ranked No. 2 In Latest Poll

Head coach Cyndi Gallagher's women's swimming and diving team is the No. 2 ranked team in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) poll released on December 14. The Bruins received a total of 191 votes and one first place vote. Georgia, the top ranked team in the country, received 196 votes and seven first place votes. Pac-10 schools Stanford and Arizona occupy the third and fourth spots, while Auburn is ranked No. 5.

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