February 27, 2004

Satrum Named to February 24 Centennial Conference Women's Swimming Honor Roll

LANCASTER, PA - Steve Ulrich, Executive Director of the Centennial Conference, announced that Franklin & Marshall's Krystle Satrum (Sr., Parker, CO/Battle Ground) has been named to the February 24 women's swimming honor roll.

At the 2004 Centennial Conference Championships, she made history in the 200 backstroke touching the wall in 2:02.18 to record a NCAA "A" cut in the event and reset the CC Meet record of 2:03.36 that she established in 2002. The NCAA Division III record holder in the event with a time of 2:01.35 set at the 2002 NCAA Championships, due to her victory in the 200 back, Satrum became just the third swimmer to earn All-Conference honors four times in a career.

Overall, she helped lead the Franklin & Marshall College women's swimming team to the first conference championship in program history as the Diplomats tallied 748 points to win the 2004 Centennial Conference Championship.

The title marks the first in the Franklin & Marshall history since the formation of a varsity program in 1974. The 2004 Centennial Conference dual meet champions with a perfect 7-0 Conference record, F&M eclipsed its previous best point total at a CC Championship as the 2003 team recorded 620.50 points last year.

Further, the Franklin & Marshall becomes only the third college in conference history to win the women's swimming championship as Gettysburg (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003) and Swarthmore (2001, 2002) had captured the 10 prior meets before the 2004 Championships.

Leading by 139.5 points over Gettysburg entering the final day of competition, the Diplomats dominated competition on Sunday as the Bullets failed to close within 133 points of Franklin & Marshall as F&M recorded the most lopsided margin of victory since Gettysburg defeated Swarthmore 791-593 for the 1999 title.

Satrum will continue her season on March 11-13 at the NCAA Division III Women's Swimming Championships at Principia College.

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