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Making a splash

 
     

UCSD women’s swimming and diving team tied for third at the NCAA Division II national championships last year and returned with high hopes in the fall.

Led by sophomore Rosanna Delurgio, UCSD has a talented core of swimmers. Last year, Delurgio won national titles in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke and on the way broke her own NCAA Division II record times in both events. Those performances helped win her a spot in the Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd” section, last May. Sophomore Sophie Levy, who was an All-American in three events last season, has returned looking to build on her success. Senior Denise Bogard is another standout, earning All-American honors twice last year.

The team lost three members to graduation last spring, including co-captains Jennifer Watanabe and Samantha Wong. However, they have had an infusion of new blood with Emily Harlan, a sprinter from Yucaipa, California, and Susan Bell, a backstroker from La Jolla.

In the fall, the Tritons defeated UC Davis in a dual meet and both teams defeated UC Santa Cruz. The UCSD women currently have five automatic and seven provisional Division II Championship qualifiers, and the men have six provisional qualifiers.

In February, the team will meet up with familiar foes at the Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Championships (PCSC) at Long Beach, when Cal State Bakersfield, UC Davis and cross-town rival University of San Diego compete against them for the PCSC title. Although they face great challenges, this strong returning cast and youthful additions are looking to make 2003-04 a season to remember.

 

In February, the team will meet up with familiar foes at the Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Championships (PCSC) at Long Beach, in competiton for the PCSC title.