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Date: October 7, 2005
Contact: Chris Hodgson (540) 458-8674
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W&L WOMEN'S SWIMMING FIRST IN ODAC PRESEASON POLL
Generals Gunning for 13th Consecutive ODAC Championship

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) released its women's swimming preseason poll on Friday and Washington and Lee was picked first among the conference's seven teams.

W&L, the 12-time defending ODAC champions, received 49 points and all seven first place votes. Randolph-Macon was second with 42 points followed by Sweet Briar, which received 31 points.

The Generals had an overall record of 8-6 and perfect 5-0 mark in the ODAC last season, and return six swimmers who were named to the 2004-05 All-ODAC team.

W&L opens up the 2005 season at home against Marymount University on Fri., Oct. 21. The meet begins at 7:00 pm.

2005 ODAC Women's Swimming Preseason Poll

1. Washington and Lee 49 (7)
2. Randolph-Macon 42
3. Sweet Briar 31
4. Rand.-Macon Woman's 29
5. Hollins 22
6. Guilford 16
7. Emory & Henry 7

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