Monday, June 25, 2001 Volume 66, Issue 148



UH swimming adds three fish

Cougar Sports Services

The UH swimming and diving team added three high school swimmers to its ranks for the coming season.

Incoming freshmen Meagan Wien, Kristin Eaves and Kristen Douglass will join the 2001-02 roster under the tutelage of head coach Ginger Hurley.

All three are strong sprinters. Douglass, from Amarillo, is expected to perform in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle after placing 12th and 16th, respectively,
at the 2001 Texas State High School Championships.

Eaves, a competitor for A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, will also participate in freestyle competition for the Cougars this year.

Wien hails from New Orleans, La., and will take her place on the UH squad in the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard butterfly.

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Cougar Swimming and Diving is preparing to leap into the 2001-02 season and the 2002 National Independent Conference Championships with three high school sprinters. The Cougar team, which placed sixth in the 2001 NICs, relinquished four seniors.

UH Swimming and Diving finished the 2000-01 season 2-11 in dual meets. Hurley's 1999-2000 team finished the year 8-7 in dual meets.

Sophomore Falon Hopkins provisionally qualified for the 2001 NCAA championships by taking second in the 100-yard butterfly in 55.97 seconds at the 2001
National Independent Conference Championships in Oakland, Mich. held Feb. 22-24. Hopkins, one of Hurley's recruits, placed fourth in the 50-yard freestyle
in 23.89 at the NICs.

Hurley, who had an emergency appendectomy during the season, also lost four swimmers to eligibility as her seniors closed out their collegiate competition
this season.

Former Cougars Elizabeth Boyce (Breaststroke, IM), Jelena Matovic (Freestyle, IM), Angela Sanchez (Breaststroke) and Cindy Wolf (Freestyle) were strong
competitors in the 2000 NICs for the Cougars.

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