Women's Swimming And Diving At NCAA Championships This Week

March 14, 2001

10 Bruins Tavel To Long Island

Head coach Cyndi Gallagher and 10 of her 2001 Pac-10 Champion swimmers and divers travel to Nassau County Aquatic Center, in Long Island N.Y., to compete in the 2001 NCAA Division 1 Women's Swimming and Diving Championships (Mar. 15-17). Swimmers competing in the championships for the Bruins include Brighid Dwyer (100 Fly, 100 Back), Beth Goodwin (100 Fly, 200 Fly), Lyndee Hovsepian (100 Breast, 200 Back) Jennifer Noddle (100 Breast, 200 Back), Sara Platzer (200 Free, 100 Free, 50 Free), Erica Shugart (50 Free), Julia Voitovitsch (100 Fly, 200 Fly) Brooke Winkler (200 IM, 400 IM) , and Katie Younglove (100 Fly, 200 Fly ). UCLA's 200 and 400 Medley Relay teams will also particiapte this weekend.

Two Bruins enter the weekend with top-10 seeded times in the championships. School record holder freshman Platzer is ninth in the 100 free (49.36), while Goodwin is ranked among the top ten in two events, fourth in the 100 fly (53.39) and fifth in the 200 fly (1:58.14). UCLA's 400 Medley relay team is the 10th seeded team with a time of 3:40.98.

Senior Anne Bahhramian will represented the Bruins in diving and will be making her second NCAA appearance. During the 1999 championships, Baghramian placed 20th on platform, 28th on the one-meter and 29th on the three-meter.

Baghramian Qualifies for NCAAs at Zone E Championships

UCLA senior Anne Baghramian qualified for the NCAA Championships this past weekend with a fourth place finish (477.35) on the three-meter board at the Division I Zone E Diving Championships at the Weyerhaeuser King Count Aquatic Center.

Diving berths to the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships are determined by an allocation system that takes the top-eight participants based on a combination of the results of all three events: 1-Meter, 3- Meter and Platform diving. The Zone E receives eight berths for the 2001 Championships as Baghramian was the fourth athlete selected.

In the one-meter, three Bruins finished among the top ten. Heidi Prosser was the highest finisher at sixth with a score of 257.10 points, followed by Regan Gosnell who finished eighth (252.40) and Baghramian was ninth with a total of 248.90.

Two Bruins finished among the top ten in the three-meter, Baghramian was fourth (473.35) and Heidi Prosser finished seventh (420.95).Baghramian also finished eight in the platform (361.90) and Gosnell took ninth (353.10).

UCLA Ranked No. 6 In Latest Poll

Head coach Cyndi Gallagher's women's swimming and diving team is the No. 6 ranked team in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) poll released on March 8. The Bruins received a total of 157 votes. Arizona, the top ranked team in the country, received 194 votes and two first place votes. Georgia is second with 192 votes and four place votes followed by Texas with 185 votes and two first place votes. Stanford rounds out the top five with 166 votes.

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