WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Gallaudet University men’s and women’s swimming teams will open their home schedule for the 2011-12 season on Saturday, November 12, at 1 p.m. in the Field House pool. The Bison, the defending North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) champions in men’s and women’s swimming, will begin their title defense against SUNY Cobleskill.
Both GU teams have gotten off to strong starts and have experienced success early in the season. In three matches, the men’s team has a record of 2-1 while the women are 1-3 in four meets. For the first two weeks of the season, senior Brian Bennett (Colorado Springs, Colo.) won both NEAC Men’s Swimming Student-Athlete of the Week honors. Sophomore Valerie Farr (Fremont, Calif.) also has a NEAC honor, as she was named the Women’s Swimming Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of October 24.
Fans are encouraged to come out and support the swimming teams by showing up for the meet in their Buff and Blue and sit in the bleachers alongside the pool area.