The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Men and Women's Swim team traveled to Barbourville, KY on Saturday October 8th to compete with Union College while the women also swam against Campbellsville University. After many close races and 11 wins out of 22 events, the Patriots racked in 91 points. The Bulldogs outscored UC by only 8 points, totaling 99 while the Lady Tigers boasted a score of 19.
First place winners for the Patriots include:
"We swam pretty well," said UC Head Swim Coach Eric Skelly. "It was a good starting point for both teams. I feel that we will get stronger as the season goes on."
The Patriots will have one more attempt later in the season to top both neighboring rivals at the 2012 NAIA National Championships in Oklahoma City, OK on February 29 to March 2, 2012.
For now, UC will be on the road once again on October 22ndto take on the University of the South, in Sewanee TN.
For more information on the swimming program and Patriot athletics visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.
Article Provided by Erin Wenstrand, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia and Athletic Services Student Assistant.