Oct. 10, 2006
Cyndi Gallagher and the UCLA Bruin swim team will open up the 2006-07 season on Friday as they face Oregon State and UC Santa Barbara at 2:00 pm at the Men's Gym Pool (Student Activity Center).
Gallagher, entering her 19th season with UCLA, has never lost a dual meet contest to the Beavers or Gauchos, holding a 5-0 all-time record against OSU and 22-0 record against UCSB. This is not only the first meet of the season for the team, but the first opportunity to post a Pac-10 victory.
Eight senior swimmers will compete for the last time against Oregon State and UC Santa Barbara on Friday - Katie Arnold, Jeana Fuccillo, Jane Imagane, Courtney Iversen, Luisa Los-Santos, Isabel Miesner, Kate Nelson and Amy Thurman.
Transfers Cara Davidoff (Jr./Tulane) and Silke Nowotzin (So./Florida), along with six freshmen - Ashley Anlauf, Kirsten Byers, Julie Imagane, Alexandra Nalevanko, Hope Thurman and Katie Wong will get their first opportunity to swim in the UCLA blue and gold as they will compete for the first time as Bruins.
The dive team will not be competing this weekend because UCSB and OSU do not contest diving. Instead, the divers will have the weekend off before competing at the annual Blue & Gold Intrasquad on Friday, October 20 at the Sunset Recreation Center.