Towson women swim past competition, bring home the trophy
FAIRFAX, Va. (March 2, 2010)—In the final day of the Colonial Athletic Association Swimming and Diving Championships, the Towson University women’s team delivered an impressive performance and laid claim to its third straight league title.
The Tigers scored 792 points to finish ahead of UNC Wilmington, which tallied 633.50 points. James Madison was third with 533 points, followed by William & Mary with 395.50 points.
"It was the hardest fought meet we have had in the last three years," said Towson Coach Pat Mead, who was just named CAA Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year for the third straight season. "Everyone really stepped up today. I am so proud of this entire team."
The Tigers became the first women’s team to win three straight conference championships since George Mason won four consecutive titles from 2002 to 2005. It is the third time in CAA history a women’s team has won at least three straight CAA titles.
The women’s swimming and diving team is one of two Towson programs to win at least three consecutive conference titles. The Tiger gymnastics team has won the last five Eastern College Athletic Conference titles and will try for its sixth in late March. The Tiger women’s lacrosse team will compete for its third straight CAA title this season.