Swimmers Host Louise Goodrum Invitational Saturday

Swimmers Host Louise Goodrum Invitational Saturday

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's swimming will host the newly-renamed Louise Goodrum Invitational meet this Saturday.


The meet, formerly the UMass Dartmouth Invitational, is a non-scoring event that allows numerous student-athletes to compete in a different setting. It is named in memory of the late UMass Dartmouth Associate Director of Athletics who passed away last year.


"My coaching staff and I decided that we wanted to name the meet in memory of Louise because the meet represents Louise's Division III philosophical beliefs," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "It is a non-scoring, low-pressure meet.  It allows all athletes, regardless of ability level, to compete in as many events as possible, something that is not allowed in the traditional collegiate format.  It's the athlete against the clock.  Times are official and the meet is officiated by NCAA Collegiate Officials.  Louise was always present at this meet.  She was the right hand person in helping with locker rooms, and with the meet setup before and after.  I know that the teams will miss her presence this year."


The men's and women's teams from Bridgewater State and the women's teams from Westfield State, Eastern Connecticut State, Plymouth State and Rhode Island College will join the Corsairs at the meet, which begins at 12 noon at the Tripp Athletic Center.