Women's Swimming And Diving Has Week Off

Jan. 29, 2001

UCLA Swimming And Diving Takes Break From Competition

The UCLA women's swimming and diving team will have the upcoming week off and will conclude the regular season on Saturday, February 10 against cross-town rival USC.

Bay Area Not A Friendly Haven For The Bruins

The number two-ranked UCLA swimming and diving team ran into some stiff competition this past weekend, as the Bruins suffered consecutive setbacks to Stanford (168-132) and California (161-139). The loses, the first on the season, dropped UCLA's record to 6-2 overall (2-2 Pac-10).

Stanford

On Friday, Sara Platzer was the real standout for the Bruins as she posted victories in the 50 Free (23.54) and the 100 Free (51.33). In diving, UCLA sophomore Heidi Prosser was equally impressive after taking the three-meter event with a score of 209.46. Stanford's Misty Hyman was too much for the Bruins though, as she led the Cardinal with wins in the 200 Free (1:48.46), 200 Fly (1:57.20) and the 100 Fly (53.55).

California

The following day, the Bruins trip did not get any easier as a tough Cal team defeated UCLA 161-139. Once again, the Bruins were led by Platzer, who earned event titles in the 50 Free (23.17) and the 100 Free (50.41). Platzer's time in the 50 free established a new Spieker Aquatics Complex record, topping the old record of 23.25 set by Sandy Nelson of the USA National Team in 1987. Other individual event winners for UCLA were senior Beth Goodwin in the 200 Fly (2:00.36) and sophomore Erin Zehntner in the 500 Free (4:59.98).

Prosser continued her sensational diving as she placed first in both the one (252.60) and three-meter (284.48) events.

Cal was led by freshman Natalie Coughlin, who won three individual events and established three Spieker Aquatics Complex records. Coughlin won the 200 free (1:46.93), 200 Back (1:57.02) and the 100 fly (52.68).

UCLA Ranked No. 2 In Latest Poll

Head coach Cyndi Gallagher's women's swimming and diving team is the No. 2 ranked team in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) poll released on January 18. The Bruins received a total of 191 votes and two first place votes. Georgia, the top ranked team in the country, received 198 votes and six first place votes. Pac-10 schools Arizona and Stanford occupy the third and fourth spots, while Auburn is ranked No. 5.


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