Swimming Hosts Seattle University on Senior Day

Jan. 21, 2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State women's swim team host Seattle University on Senior Day, this Friday, Jan. 22 starting at 4 p.m. in the Stevens Natatorium.

Competing in their final home meet at Oregon State will be six seniors who will leave after leaving their mark on the program. The seven seniors are Lisa Chewning, Anna Crandall, Kate Hagan, Brittney Iverson, Signe Larson and Nicole Pressprich.

Crandall and Iverson made an immediate impact on the Oregon State swimming program at the end of their freshman year in 2007 when they become just the seventh and eighth swimmers in school history to achieve All-American status when their 800-yard freestyle relay team finish 16th at the NCAA Championships with a time of 7:16.77.

Crandall holds three individual records at Oregon State (50, 100, and 200-yard freestyle) and was on two record setting relay teams (400 and 800-yard freestyle). Iverson was a member of the record setting 400 and 800-yard freestyle relay teams as well.

Hagan established herself as one of the best distance freestyle swimmers in school history over her career. She ranks second all-time at Oregon State in the 1,000 and 1,650 and third in the 500-yard freestyle. She also ranks in the top-10 all-time in the 200 freestyle. Her highest finish at Pac-10s came last year when she finished 14th in the 1,650 freestyle.

Larson was named a team co-captain for her final year. She ranks third all-time in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:02.79 which was set last year at the Pac-10 Championships.

Pressprich ranks in the top-10 all-time at Oregon State in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events. The former walk-on who worked her way into a scholarship had a breakout season during her junior year setting personal bests in five different events.

Chewning lettered every year at Oregon State and specializes in the freestyle and the breaststroke. She set career bests in four different events during her senior season.

Oregon State returns to action on the road next week when they travel to Pullman, Wash to take on Washington State starting at 5 p.m. It will be the final Pacific-10 Conference dual meet for the Beavers as they gear up for the Pac-10 Championships at the end of February.

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