First Road Trip For the Bulldogs
    Senior Dede Torres and the Bulldogs are preparing for their first WAC competition of the 2011-12 season.
    Senior Dede Torres and the Bulldogs are preparing for their first WAC competition of the 2011-12 season.

    Oct. 25, 2011

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    FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State swimming and diving team is ready for its first road trip of the 2011 season. The 'Dogs will travel to Reno, Nev. to compete against the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. The Bulldogs opened their season with their annual cross-town meet with Fresno Pacific.

    Scouting This Week's Competition
    Nevada Swimming and Diving: Finished fourth at the George Haines Invite out of four.

    Ten Records Set in 'Dogs Win
    The inaugural swim meet at the Fresno State Aquatics Center featured the annual match-up between the Fresno State Bulldogs and the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds.The `Dogs swam fast setting 10 pool records and soared past the Fresno Pacific Sunbirds with a total score of 169 -118. The Bulldogs swept the Sunbirds in the 200 Yard Butterfly with Rayanne Nguyen taking first setting a pool record with a 2:09.25. Freshmen Lucy Titchin and Darah Hall finished second and third. The Bulldogs also swept the 200 Yard Breaststroke, where sophomore Michelle Dockendorf set a pool record with a 2:23.38. Sarah Pino finished second and Britney Vogel came in third.

    Fresno State Aquatics Center Dedication
    Fresno State made a big splash in the Athletics and Kinesiology department with the completion of the brand new Aquatics Center. The complex's dedication was held on Friday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m., which was the eve of the Fresno State swimming and diving 2011-12 season debut in the competition pool.The facility is a brand new, state-of-the-art swimming and diving complex that will benefit Fresno State Athletics and the Kinesiology department, offering a full size competition pool, diving facilities, and will serve as an aquatics teaching venue for Kinesiology.

    'Dogs Add Depth To Line-Up
    After three years of building and developing a solid team of swimmers and divers to be a competitive force in the valley and the nation, Fresno State's swimming and diving head coach Jeanne Fleck leads her most complete line-up of Bulldogs into competition for the 2011-12 season. This year's team welcomes five new freshman, four swimmers and one diver to a squad that is returning 15 letterwinners from 2010-11.

    Fleck's Season Outlook
    "I am very excited about this season," head coach Jeanne Fleck said. "I feel that we have the best team since I have been here. We had some great young ladies graduate, but the new freshman class coming in is going to bring even more to the team. The depth we have in each individual group is awesome, and I am very excited with the all-around strength of the team going into this season. We are really balanced on all our events. We are exactly where we need to be and have the athletes we need. This is the most complete line-up we've ever had. We are going to be competitive with every team and in every event."

    Last Run For WAC Title The 2011-12 season marks the final year that Fresno State will compete in the Western Athletic Conference. As of July 1, 2012 the Bulldogs will offically be a part of the Moutain West Conference. The 'Dogs are preparing for a tough season and worker harder than ever to be very competitive in the WAC.

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