Swim Team Opens Season with Black and Orange Meet

Oct. 7, 2009

Corvallis, Ore. - The Oregon State women's swim team kicks off its 2009-10 season with an Orange and Black meet Saturday at the Stevens Natatorium on the Oregon State campus, starting at 10 a.m.

Oregon State is returning some key members of its team from last year in Anna Crandall and Brittany Iverson. Crandall is a specialist in the 200 freestyle and tallied three dual meet wins in the event and competed in the NCAA Championships last year.

Iverson, who was recognized on the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine All-District 8 women's at large second team last year, specializes in the 200 individual medley where she had five wins last year.

Along with the accomplished returners, the Beavers welcome 12 newcomers to the team from across the nation. Ashley Kerekanich returns to the team after not competing last year. Arianna Gorenc comes to the team from Waukesha, Wis., as a six-time All-American, two-time national champion and holding the nation record for the 200 freestyle relay.

The team will be divided into orange and black teams Saturday by Coach Larry Liebowitz.

Oregon State will begin its regular season the weekend of Oct. 16-17 at the University of the Pacific Invitational in Stockton, Calif.

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