(Posted October 27, 2008)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - The Juniata College women's swimming team was picked to finish seventh this season, in preseason voting among the league's head women's swimming & diving coaches and sports information directors.

The Eagles finished seventh at the 2008 Landmark Conference Swimming & Diving Championships, recording 74 points. Juniata returns three letterwinners from last year's squad, with a host of previous swimmers from 2006-07 rejoining the roster.

Headlining the returnees are senior Kristin Musselman (Bloomsburg, Pa./Central Columbia) in freestyle; and juniors Paige Black (Altoona, Pa./Tyrone Area), Colleen Cribbs (Fort Washington, Md./Bishop McNamara) and Kelly Serfling (Frederick, Md./Urbana); in addition to Serfling, other returning letterwinners from last season are Rachel Gipe (Portland, Ore./Oregon Episcopal School) and Lindsay Cooper (Altoona, Pa./Altoona ).

Juniata's season continues this Saturday, Nov. 1, when it faces Millersville University and Cabrini College in a tri-meet in Millersville, Pa.

Women's Swimming Preseason Poll

1. University of Scranton - 60 pts.
2. Catholic University - 41 pts.
3. Goucher College - 40 pts.
4. Susquehanna University - 36 pts.
5. Drew University - 27 pts.
6. United States Merchant Marine Academy - 16 pts.
7. Juniata College - 11 pts.


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