Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: CavsJournal and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Virginia women's swim team to skip SMU Classic, attend Fran Crippen's funeral

The Virginia women's swim team will not be represented this weekend in the Southern Methodist Classic in Dallas as originally planned, according to a release issued Wednesday by the school's athletic department. The Cavaliers had planned to send eight swimmers to compete in the event.

Instead, the team will travel to Conshohocken, Pa. to attend the funeral services of former Virginia swimmer Fran Crippen, who died Oct. 23 while competing in an open water race in the United Arab Emirates. Claire Crippen, one of Fran's younger sisters, is a senior on the Virginia swim team.

The Virginia men's swimming and diving team's dual meet against Navy will take place Friday as scheduled. Coaches and members of the men's team also plan to attend Crippen's funeral services on Saturday.

According to the release, a moment of silence will be held for Crippen prior to the men's team's dual meet Friday, as well as at four of Virginia's other home sporting events this weekend. That includes the football team's game Saturday at Scott Stadium against Miami.

By Steve Yanda  | October 27, 2010; 4:33 PM ET
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Marc Verica recording his own album playing acoustic guitar

No comments have been posted to this entry.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company