Swimming and Diving Takes CCSA Win from UNF
Friday, January 18, 2008

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Florida Gulf Coast University swimming and diving team opened the weekend with a win over CCSA foe UNF, defeating the Lady Ospreys 134-107 at the UNF Aquatic Center.

The Eagles swam to eight first place finishes with four of those wins going to junior Courtney Gallo and  freshman Rachel Rein.

The Eagle’s were led by junior Courtney Gallo (Lake Worth, Fla.), and freshman Rachel Rein (Oviedo, Fla.). Gallo picked up two wins in the 1,000-yard Freestyle (10:25.86) (1:02.26), and the 500-yard Freestyle (5:06.15). Rein also swam to two first place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle (25.57), and the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.68).

"It was a really good meet for us," head coach Neal Studd said. "We swam really well, and this was a good conference win today. We had great finishes in every event, so overall I am very pleased."

Freshman Taylor Cooke (Homosassa, Fla.) picked up a win in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.54) and touched in second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:07.82).

In the 400-yard IM, freshman Corinna Lallier (Woodbury, Minn.) clocked in at 4:40.61 and was the event's top finisher.

Freshman Catrina Silveira (
Doral, Fla.) finished the 100-yard breaststroke in first place, finishing with a time of 1:08.38.

The Eagles once again proved to be a dominate force in the relays, finishing the meet off with a win in the 400-freestyle relay. Cooke, Hyddmark, Conroy and Lallier picked up the top finish after clocking in at 3:39.87.

Freshman diver Karmin McNamara (Tampa, Fla.) fished the 1-meter with 222.29 and the 3-meter with a score of 205.88. Freshman Sarah McCollough (Lakeland, Fla.) finished the 1-meter with a score 214.27 and the 3-meter with 244.27.

The Eagles will travel north to face CCSA rivals Georgia Southern and Campbell University in
Statesboro, Ga. on Saturday January 19th at 12:00 pm.