WSU Heads To Pacific Invite

Oct. 26, 2004

THIS WEEK: The Washington State University women's swim team will travel to Stockton, Calif., to compete in the Pacific Invitational...participating teams include host UOP, Washington State, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, California State-Bakersfield and Seattle University...the meet will begin at noon Oct. 29 and 10 am. Oct. 30...the Cougars fell to the Tigers last season in Pullman 206-196 in a relay meet and 150-111 in a dual meet.

COACH QUAM: Erica Quam is in her third season as the WSU head women's swimming coach.

LAST TIME OUT: In the season opener WSU defeated San Jose State 161-98 at Gibb Pool, Friday, Oct. 22...Cougars won 12 of the 14 events including two relays...800 freestyle relay team established a Gibb Pool record with a time of 7:42.86.

LAST SEASON: Five swimmers placed on the Cougar all-time top 10 list at the Pacific-10 finishers included Lindsay Backhouse in the 100 and 200 backstroke, Jane Copland and Monika Povilonyte in the breaststroke events...Erin McCleave recorded a school record in the 200 freestyle.

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 Arkansas Razorbacks will be in Pullman Nov. 6 to take on the Cougars...the Nov. 19 dual meet against the Huskies in Pullman is the first Pac-10 competition of the 2004-05 season for the Cougars.