WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet Univeristy women's swimming and diving team under the direction Head Coach Larry Curran come into the 2016-17 season ranked fifth in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) after finishing in fifth place at the 2016 NEAC championships.
The Bison plan to set and achieve personal goals during the 2016-17 season with the intention of finding success in competition while they are working to achieve their goals.
"The student-athlete is the one with the goal," said Curran. "I can help them achieve their goals but it is up to the student-athlete to achieve their own goal. It is more fulfilling for the student-athlete and they will go farther when they determine their own goals."
NEAC Record: 1-3
NEAC Championship: 5th place
Paige-Cecily Ramos (New York, N.Y.), Sr.
Ramos returns to the pool for her senior season as a leader on the team. She has proved herself as an all-around swimmer and will compete in the individual medley (IM). She will serve as team captain this season.
Jana Kiefer (Leander, Texas), Jr.
Keifer returns for her junior season and will swim in long-distance freestyle and IM events for the Bison. She is highly competitive and proficient in all strokes.
Faye Frez-Albrecht (Canton, Conn.), Jr.
Frez-Albrecht has shown exponential improvement in her last two years on the swim team. Entering her junior season, she will put her abilities on display as she participates in long distance freestyle events.
Julia Miller-Notestone (Medford, Oregon), Fr.
Miller comes into her freshman season highly conditioned and talented. She has been training year round and specializes in the backstroke, IM, and long distance freestyle.
Jackie Perkins (Hampton, Va.), Fr.
Perkins joins the team with good technique and fundamentals. As a year-round swimmer she has shown improvement and will continue to improve over the course of this year and her career as a swimmer for the Bison.
"Our goal for the 2016-17 season is to achieve personal goals so that we can put together a solid team performance at the NEAC championship." - Larry Curran, Gallaudet University women's and women's swimming and diving head coach
- Season and home opener: vs. Sweet Briar (Sat., Oct. 22)
- Conference opener: Double dual meet at Cedar Crest (Sat., Nov. 19)
- 2016 conference champions: vs. Cazenovia at Cedar Crest (Sat., Nov. 19)
- Senior Day: vs. Stevenson (Sat., Jan. 21)
- NEAC Tournament : at Cazenovia, N.Y. (Feb. 10-12)
BISON HOME MEETS
Oct. 22 vs. Sweet Briar, 1 p.m.
Nov. 4 vs. Marymount (Va.), 6 p.m
Nov. 5 vs. Elizabethtown, 1 p.m.
Jan. 21 vs. Stevenson, 1 p.m.