UH swimming adds three
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
Pin Lim/The Daily Cougar
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
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.