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Bison ranked third in NEAC Women's Swimming and Diving Preseason Coaches Poll

Gallaudet women's swimmer Jackie Perkins (center) extends her right hand after the end of her swimming race to shake the right hand of the opponent swimmer (far left). Perkins smiles towards her opponent. A NEAC logo is in the lower right hand corner.

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The Gallaudet University women's swimming and diving team was picked third in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) preseason coaches poll released by the conference office. GU accumulated 14 points in the preseason poll.

Gallaudet finished in fourth place at the 2018 NEAC championships racking up 310 team points after 20 events. The four-time defending NEAC champions, Cazenovia College, was ranked first in the coaches poll with 26 points and three first-place votes. The Wildcats were followed closely behind by Cedar Crest College in second with 24 points and two first-place votes. Wells College (12) and SUNY Cobleskill (4) round out the rankings.

The Bison will start the season on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. on the road at Frostburg State University.

2018-19 NEAC Women's Swimming and Diving Preseason Poll

1. Cazenovia (3)
2. Cedar Crest (2)
4. Wells
5. SUNY Cobleskill

() = First-place votes

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The preseason poll rankings were conducted by the NEAC women's swimming and diving coaches, with each coach ranking out all teams but their own using a staggered points system (seven points for a first-place vote, five points for second, etc.). No self-voting was allowed. This is the fourth year the NEAC has held preseason polls.