College Women’s Swimming News – Guilford Tabbed Ninth in Preseason Poll

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) swimming coaches picked Guilford College ninth in the league’s preseason poll released Friday. Five-time defending ODAC champ Washington and Lee University received 64 points to outdistance Randolph-Macon College in the nine-team poll.

Quakers’ head coach Emily Wilson leads Guilford after a short stint as interim head coach during the second half of the 2011-12 season. She returns four letter winners from the club that that placed eighth at the 2012 ODAC Championships. Guilford returns junior Kendra Medina, who holds three top-ten times in school history. She placed 16th three times (100- and 200-yard backstroke and 400-yard individual medley) at last year’s ODAC Championships. Senior Becca Dozier had the Quakers’ fastest times in the 100- and 500-freestyle last year, as well as the 100-backstroke.

Guilford takes to the pool to open its seventh swimming season Oct. 20 in a relay meet at Washington and Lee.

This year’s ODAC Championship is slated for February 8-10 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

2012 ODAC Preseason Swimming Coaches’ Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses)

   1. Washington and Lee (8)   64
   2. Randolph-Macon (1)       57
   3. Bridgewater              45
   4. Sweet Briar              45
   5. Hollins                  31
   6. Greensboro               26
   7. Emory & Henry            25
   8. Notre Dame of Maryland   23
   9. Guilford                  8