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Freshman Kiana Swain earned 15 points in the swim meet against the University of Utah on Jan. 15, 2021 in Gibb Pool.

“She’s got no where to go but up”

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter March 4, 2021

WSU swim has been on the rise for the last several seasons, most notably when Matt Leach took over as head coach three years ago. His recruiting skills have brought in several top talents that have made...

Then-senior breaststroke swimmer Linnea Lindberg races in the women’s 200-yard breaststroke against the University of Wyoming Feb. 8, 2019 at Gibb Pool.

Historic championship meet for swim

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter March 1, 2021

The WSU swim team had a historic weekend in Houston for the final meet of the Pac-12 swim season. In the four-day event, the Cougars saw multiple top-ten times and even a Pac-12 individual champion. After...

Current senior Mackenzie Duarte swims the butterfly portion of the first heat of the 400-meter medley relay on Sept. 29, 2019 at Gibb Pool.

Pac-12 Championships set to kick off in Houston

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter February 24, 2021

After an uncertain season filled with many stops and starts, the Pac-12 swim teams have made it to their biggest meet of the year, the Pac-12 Women’s Swimming Championships. Although this meet is...

Then-sophomore Lauren Burckel places fifth in the 100-meter breaststroke on Sept. 28, 2019 at Gibb Pool.

Swim ends regular season with win

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter February 1, 2021

The WSU swim team defeated the Idaho Vandals 162-98 in their last regular season meet on Jan. 29 in Gibb Pool. In the win against the Vandals, WSU won 13 out of the 14 races which contributed to their...

Senior and team captain Mackenzie Duarte competes in the breaststroke event.

Swim team hosts Vandals on senior night

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter January 29, 2021

The WSU swim team will compete against the University of Idaho Vandals at 5 p.m. Friday at the Gibb Pool in Pullman. Seniors Chloe Larson, Taylor McCoy, Mackenzie Duarte and Sam Howell will swim in...

The WSU swim team takes practice laps in the pool before a meet.

Win streak continues against West Side foes

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter January 25, 2021

WSU swim traveled to Seattle this past weekend to swim against the Seattle U Redhawks. The Cougar women defeated the Redhawks 161-100 to defend a 9-0 record against Seattle U, and improved their season...

Senior Taylor McCoy participates in the backstroke competition for WSU.

Cougars get back in the pool against Seattle U

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

The WSU women’s swim team has not been able to compete since last March at the beginning of the COVID- 19 pandemic. After a long time away from the pool, the women are now ready to swim. This week...

Then-freshman Mikaela Kirton swims the second leg of the 3x50 yard Breaststroke relay on Sept. 27, 2019 at Gibb pool.

Resumption of swim season results in loss

AARIK LONG, Evergreen copy editor January 18, 2021

Despite a great performance from the whole team, WSU women’s swim was unable to come out victorious against Utah. 2021 did not quite start with the splash the Cougars wanted, as WSU fell 140-118 to...

Swimmer Payton Bokowy was a member of the team that broke the 4x100m freestyle relay at the Pac-12 Championships her sophomore season.

WSU swim adds three meets to spring schedule

AARIK LONG, Evergreen copy editor December 22, 2020

The WSU women’s swimming team has added three dual meets in January to their schedule for the upcoming season. The Cougars will host Utah on Jan. 14 before heading to the other side of the state to...

Swimmer Payton Bokowy was a member of the team that broke the 4x100m freestyle relay at the Pac-12 Championships her sophomore season.

A team inspired by one swimmer

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter October 29, 2020

Selflessness is something the WSU women’s swim team values and tries to instill in all swimmers. Payton Bokowy embodies this team value perfectly, according to coaches and fellow teammates. Bokowy,...

Kirkendall was inducted in the WSU hall of fame in 2016.

A deeper dive into Erin Kirkendall

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter October 22, 2020

In order to be a Division I athlete, especially in the Pac-12, a student needs to have passion for the sport, a hunger for competition and love for their school. Former WSU swimmer Erin Kirkendall, then...

From wheat fields to waterfalls, the Palouse is full of secret outdoor treasures.

OPINION: Explore the Palouse

MEGHAN HENRY September 15, 2020

As the smoke from so many fires are converging on Pullman this week, I am reminded of all the beautiful places on the Palouse I have yet to see. Though the area is known fondly for its wheat fields,...

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