Bruin Swimming Defeats Oregon State and UC Santa Barbara in Season Opener.

Oct. 19, 2002

In the opening meet of the 2002-03 season, the UCLA women's swim team defeated Oregon State and UC Santa Barbara in a double dual meet held at Sunset Canyon Recreation Center on the UCLA campus. The Bruins defeated Oregon State 144 to 115, and UC Santa Barbara 166 to 95. Oregon State defeated UC Santa Barbara 139 to 123. UCLA is now 1-0 in Pac-10 competition and 2-0 overall.

Leading the way for the Bruins was junior transfer Taylor Spivey, who won both the 100 and 200 Backstroke. Other winners for the Bruins were juniors Sara Platzer in the 50 Free and Malin Svahnstrom in the 200 Free. Freshman Kim Vandenberg made her debut as a Bruin by winning the 100 Fly.

For Oregon State, senior Naya Higashijima won three events on the day, the 1000 and 500 Free and the 200 Fly.

The Bruins will next compete at the Southern Methodist Classic, held Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26, in Dallas, TX. The next Bruin home meet is Saturday, November 9, at noon against the University of San Diego.