Women's Swimming Year In Review
July 27, 2001
Four Pac-10 teams finished in the top-eight at the 2001 NCAA Championships in East Meadow, New York. STANFORD (387.5) paced the Pac-10 with a second-place finish behind Georgia. ARIZONA (304) was fifth, followed by USC (6th, 255) and CALIFORNIA (7th, 248). In all, Pac-10 institutions won nine individual titles and two relay titles.
CALIFORNIA's Natalie Coughlin was named Pac-10 Swimmer and Newcomer of the Year. Coughlin, a freshman from Concord, Calif., was outstanding at the NCAA Championships in East Meadow, N.Y. She established NCAA records in each of her three individual titles. Coughlin won the 100-and 200-yard backstroke and the 100 butterfly. She also broke American and U.S. Open marks in the backstroke events, and was a member of the American record-breaking 200-and 400-yard medley relay teams. At the Pacific-10 Championships in Federal Way, Wash., Coughlin won the 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard freestyle relay events. She placed second in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley.
STANFORD's Richard Quick was named Coach of the Year. Quick led Stanford to a runner up finish at the NCAA Championships. At the championships, his swimmers won three individual titles and two relay titles. At the Pac-10 Championships, Quick led the Cardinal to nine individual titles and three relay titles. The women's swimming Coach of the Year award is the fourth of Quick's career.
USC's Kellie Brennan and Nicci Fusaro were named Pacific-10 Diver and Newcomer of the Year. Brennan won the one and three-meter events at the Pac-10 Championships. With the one-meter win, she became only the second diver in Pac-10 history to win the event three consecutive years. She also placed fourth in the platform diving event. At the NCAA Championships, Brennan placed seventh in both the one-and three-meter springboard and 14th in the platform event.
Fusaro, a freshman from Cincinnati, Ohio, and three-time prep All-American, placed two top-three finishes at the Pac-10 Championships. She took second in the one-meter and third in the three-meter events. She placed seventh in the platform. Fusaro placed third in the three-meter springboard event, 14th in the one-meter springboard and 13th in the platform diving event.
USC's Hongping Li was named 2001 Women's Diving Coach of the Year for the first time in his career. Li, in his second year at USC, helped lead the Trojans to two Pac-10 Individual titles and six top-eight finishes, the wins by the aforementioned Brennan. The USC swimming and diving team took third overall at the Pac-10s. Li helped USC to three top-10 finishes in the diving events and three top-15 finishes.
|Lindsay Berryman, ARIZ||Sr.||3.92||Physiological Sciences|
|Paula Finlay, OSU||So.||3.73||Engineering|
|Regan Gosnell, UCLA||So.||3.68||Undeclared|
|Karen Jacobs, USC||Sr.||3.65||American Literature|
|Joselyn Jedick, ASU||So.||4.00||Exercise Science|
|Elizabeth Lightner, ASU||Sr.||4.00||Psychology|
|Patricia Malatesta, ASU||Sr.||4.00||Exercise Science|
|McKenzie Murphy, STAN||So.||3.54||Undeclared|
|Alexis Oakland, STAN||Jr.||3.53||Sociology|
|Jill Olson, WSU||So.||3.85||Undeclared|
|Bonnie Renwick, OSU||So.||3.82||Psychology and Business|
|Erin Sones, STAN||Sr.||3.94||Human Biology|
|Alexis Sowa, STAN||Jr.||3.62||Human Biology|
|Amanda Stanford, ASU||Jr.||3.66||Conservation Biology|
|Staciana Stitts, CAL||So.||3.61||Undeclared|
|Katie Younglove, UCLA||Jr.||3.82||Communication Studies|
|Anne Baghramian, UCLA||Sr.||3.31||Sociology|
|Brighid Dwyer, UCLA||Sr.||3.45||Sociology|
|Jessica Foschi, STAN||Jr.||3.41||Political Science|
|Alice Henriques, CAL||Jr.||3.52||Economics|
|Evelyn Hingsbergen, WASH||So.||3.52||Undecided|
|Lyndee Hovsepian, UCLA||Jr.||3.30||Communication Studies|
|Melissa Hubley, WSU||So.||3.40||Undeclared|
|Misty Hyman, STAN||Sr.||3.25||International Relations|
|Amy Imwalle, OSU||Sr.||3.47||Zoology|
|Caroline Killian, ARIZ||Jr.||3.46||Physiological Sciences|
|Jessamyn Miller, ARIZ||Jr.||3.40||Business Economics|
|Jen Noddle, UCLA||Jr.||3.51||Communication Studies|
|Kelli Sasada, ASU||Sr.||3.39||Biology|
|Erin Thomas, UCLA||Jr.||3.46||History|
|Julia Voitovitsch, UCLA||Sr.||3.45||International Economics|
|Jamie Westoby, CAL||So.||3.63||Undeclared|
Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Ackerman, UCLA, Chrissie Amorosia, UCLA, Carrie Breed, WSU, Natalie Burgess, ASU, Rachelle Carano, WSU, Jessie Carr, STAN, Rebecca Cohen, WSU, Haley Cope, CAL, Adrian David, ARIZ, Christina Flynn, CAL, Lindsay Henahan, WSU, Hazel Johnson, ARIZ, Liah Kim, CAL, Jamie Krohn, ARIZ, Alexis Lyon, USC, Kristin MacGregor, USC, Riley Mants, ASU, Julie Massey, WASH, Emily Melina, UCLA, Corrie Murphy, USC, Jill Personius, OSU, Heidi Prosser, UCLA, Sara Quijano, ARIZ, Amber Rais, STAN, Shelly Ripple, STAN, Sara Schmied, WSU, Emily Schum, CAL, Jenny Vanker, ARIZ, Katherine Weatherhead, WASH.