Summit League Swimming Preseason Poll Released
Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ELMURST, Ill.-In the recently released preseason poll, the Centenary men's and women's swim teams were selected in good standing heading into the season opener as selected by the league's head coaches.

The Gents were picked to finish second with 28 points and one first place vote. Leading the pack for the men was Oakland with 36 points and a league-high six first place votes.

Rounding out the top three was Eastern Illinois with 26 points. In its first season as a Summit League associate member, South Dakota garnered 19 points for fourth, while South Dakota State (16), Western Illinois (15) and IUPUI (7) finished fifth, sixth, and seventh respectively.

Centenary returns an experienced team with five second-team picks from a year ago including Peter Henry, who placed third in the 100 Back Championship.

On the women's side, the Ladies were selected to finish fifth with 17 points. Again, the Golden Grizzlies of Oakland secured a first place preseason spot with 36 points and six first place votes. In second was Western Illinois with 30 points and the last first place vote. South Dakota State (21) and South Dakota (20) came in third and fourth, followed by Centenary. Rounding out the standings were Eastern Illinois (16) and IUPUI (7) in sixth and seventh.

Centenary returns all-league selection and 100 Fly Winner, Jessica Brown for this season.

The 2010 Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships will be held February 18-20 in Indianapolis.
2009-10 Summit League

Swimming & Diving Preseason Poll

MEN                     TEAM POINTS (1st)

1. Oakland             36 (6)
2. Centenary          28 (1)
3. Eastern Illinois    26
4. South Dakota     19
5. South Dakota St 16
6. Western Illinois   15
7. IUPUI                 7

WOMEN                TEAM POINTS (1st)

1. Oakland                36 (6)
2. Western Illinois      30 (1)
3. South Dakota St.   21
4. South Dakota        20
5. Centenary             17
6. Eastern Illinois       16
7. IUPUI                   7