February 10, 2009

Maggie Gousman Named Patriot League Swimmer Of The Week

Feb. 10, 2009

WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior swimmer Maggie Gousman (Fanwood, N.J.) has been named the Patriot League Swimmer of the Week for her performance the week of Feb. 2-8. This is the second time this season Gousman has received this honor. She previously earned Patriot League Swimmer of the Week for her performance Oct. 27-Nov. 3.

Gousman led the Crusaders with three individual first place finishes and one relay victory, as the Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team defeated Bryant, 150-112, on Feb. 3. Gousman won the 50 breast (32.15), 100 breast (1:11.07) and 200 IM (2:18.89), and helped the 400 medley relay team earn its victory with a time of 4:12.94.

Holy Cross closed out the regular season and begins preparing for the Patriot League Championships held in Lewisburg, Pa. on Feb. 19-21. At the 2008 Patriot League Championships, Gousman was the top Crusader finisher with an eighth place finish in the 100 breast with a school record breaking time of 1:06.90, a 10th place finish in the 200 breast with a school record time of 2:25.60 and 13th place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 2:12.19.