No. 1 Women's Swimming And Diving Travels To No. 11 UCLA And No. 10 USC

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THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEETS
Friday, February 1 (2:00 p.m.) - No. 1 Stanford (5-0, 2-0) at No. 11 UCLA (9-2, 1-2)
Saturday, February 2 (1:00 p.m.) - No. 1 Stanford (5-0, 2-0) at No. 10 USC (4-2, 0-2)

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING ESSENTIAL QUICK NOTES
Top-ranked Stanford continues its Pac-10 season with a trip to the Southland for Pac-10 meets at conference foes No. 11 UCLA and No. 10 USC this Friday (2:00 p.m.) and Saturday (1:00 p.m.) ... The Cardinal dominated No. 3 Arizona (182-118) and No. 7 Arizona State (188-112) in a pair of home meets at Avery Aquatic Center last Friday and Saturday to begin Pac-10 action ... The Cardinal vaulted to the top of the CSCAA poll after back-to-back dual meet victories over current No. 2 Texas and No. 5 Georgia (defending national champion) on October 24 and 26 ... The Cardinal finished second at the NCAA Championships last year and has won eight NCAA titles and nine national championships in the history of the program, including six NCAA titles since 1991-92 ... Stanford has three returning 2001 NCAA champions on this year's team in seniors Shelly Ripple and Jessica Foschi, as well as sophomore Tara Kirk ... Stanford has won 10 straight dual meets since falling at Arizona on January 20, 2001.

A LOOK AT THE UCLA AND USC MEETS
Stanford continues its Pac-10 season with its first two conference road meets of the season at No. 11 UCLA and No. 10 USC this Friday and Saturday. Both teams were swept by Arizona and Arizona State earlier in the season. The Bruins are 9-2 overall and 1-2 in the Pac-10, while the Trojans are 4-2 overall and 0-2 in the Pac-10. The Bruins are the defending Pac-10 champions and finished 15th at the NCAA Championships. USC placed third at the Pac-10 Meet and sixth at the NCAA Championships. Stanford beat both UCLA (168-132) and USC (167-131) in dual meets on The Farm last season.

UP NEXT FOR THE CARDINAL
Stanford will conclude its 2001-02 dual meet season by hosting No. 6 California on Saturday, February 16 (12:00 p.m.). The Cardinal edged the Golden Bears in Berkeley last season, 151-149.

STANFORD BEATING THE BEST
Stanford's 5-0 dual meet record includes four victories against teams currently ranked in the top seven spots of the CSCAA national poll. Stanford opened the season with three impressive victories over Pacific, as well as defending national champion Georgia (No. 5) and perennial national power Texas (No. 2). After finishing second at the Texas Invitational to the host Longhorns complete its fall season, the Cardinal knocked off No. 3 Arizona and No. 7 Arizona State last week.

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING HISTORY
The Stanford women's swimming and diving program has been the most successful in NCAA Division I history. Stanford has won the most NCAA Division I titles with eight (nine national titles) and has finished in at least third place every year throughout the entire 21-year history of the NCAA Championships. Stanford has won six NCAA titles since 1991-92. The Cardinal has also finished third or better nationally for each of the last 26 seasons, including a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships last year. Stanford is in its 28th season of women's swimming and diving competition and has posted an all-time dual meet record of 208-16 (.929). Stanford women's swimmers and divers have claimed 71 individual NCAA titles and 38 NCAA relay crowns.

SHELLY RIPPLE LEADS GROUP OF NCAA QUALIFIERS WITH NCAA 'A' QUALIFYING MARKS IN SIX EVENTS
Shelly Ripple leads Stanford's group of NCAA 'A' qualifiers with 'A' marks in six events. Ripple recorded an 'A' mark in the 400 IM against Arizona State (1/26/02) in the first time she has swam the event this season. Jessica Foschi has posted 'A' marks in three events, while Tara Kirk has reached the 'A' standard in two events and Lacey Boutwell in one. All four of the individual qualifiers also have teamed up on a 400 yard medley relay squad to post an 'A' mark. Following is a list a complete list of Stanford's current NCAA 'A' Qualifiers with their events, best time in the event and the date the time was recorded.Lacey Boutwell - 200 yard free (1:47.19, 10/24/01)
Jessica Foschi - 500 yard free (4:38.95, 11/30/01), 1650 yard free (16:21.44, 12/2/01), 400 yard IM (4:16.09, 12/01/01)
Tara Kirk - 100 yard breast (59.51, 12/01/01), 200 yard breast (2:08.84, 12/02/01)
Shelly Ripple - 100 yard fly (52.81, 11/30/01), 200 yard fly (1:55.12, 12/02/01), 100 yard back (54.00, 12/01/01), 200 yard back (1:58.23, 12/02/01), 200 yard IM (1:57.52, 11/30/01), 400 yard IM (4:15.04)
400 Yard Medley Relay (Boutwell, Kirk, Ripple, Foschi) - (3:38.31, 11/30/01)

CARDINAL SWIMMERS AND RELAY TEAMS ON SPEEDO/CSCAA COLLEGE BEST TIMES LIST
Several Stanford swimmers and relay teams make a strong showing on the current Speedo/CSCAA College Best Times List last updated on January 21, 2002. The list is scheduled to be updated again on February 5, 2002. Following is a complete list of Stanford's entries among the nation's Top 25 times (list does not include times recorded in January 25 and 26 meets). Cardinal swimmers have the nation's best times in three events (shown in bold). Shown in the list are the name of the swimmer, name of the event, ranking, time and date.Lacey Boutwell - 200 yard free (No. 6, 1:47.19, 10/24/01)
Jessica Foschi - 500 yard free (No. 1, 4:38.95, 11/30/01), 1000 yard free (No. 9, 9:55.92, 10/24/01), 1650 yard free (No. 3, 16:21.44, 12/02/01), 400 yard IM (No. 9, 4:16.09, 12/01/01)
Tara Kirk - 100 yard breast (No. 1, 59.51, 12/01/01), 200 yard breast (No. 3, 2:08.84, 12/02/01)
Tami Ransom - 200 yard IM (No. 18, 2:02.41, 10/24/01), 400 yard IM (No. 17, 4:18.53, 10/26/01)
Shelly Ripple - 200 yard free (No. 15, 1:48.44, 12/1/01), 100 yard back (No. 3, 54.00, 12/01/01), 200 yard back (No. 6, 1:58.23, 12/01/01), 100 yard fly (No. 2, 52.81, 11/30/01), 200 yard fly (No. 1, 1:55.12, 12/02/01), 200 yard IM (No. 2, 1:57.52, 11/30/01)
Amy Wagner - 100 yard back (No. 17, 55.51, 10/24/01)
200 Yard Free Relay - (Jones, Boutwell, Watchorn, Ripple ... No. 13, 1:33.48, 11/30/01)
800 Yard Free Relay - (Ripple, Boutwell, Watchorn, Foschi ... No. 3, 7:19.19, 12/01/01)
200 Yard Medley Relay - (Boutwell, Kirk, Ripple, Jones ... No. 4, 1:41.01, 12/01/01)
400 Yard Medley Relay - (Boutwell, Kirk, Ripple, Foschi ... No. 2, 3:38.31, 11/30/01)

DUAL MEET WIN STREAK REACHES 10 STRAIGHT MEETS AND OVER ONE CALENDAR YEAR
Stanford has now won 10 straight dual meets over the victories over Arizona and Arizona State last Friday and Saturday. The streak began with a victory over UCLA on January 26, 2001, and also includes victories over USC, Southern Methodist, Texas, California, Pacific, Georgia and Texas.

CURRENT CSCAA WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING DIVISION I POLL (JANUARY 17, 2002)
1. Stanford (8), 2. Texas, 3. Arizona, 4. Auburn, 5. Georgia, 6. California, 7. Arizona State, 8. Florida, 9. SMU, 10. USC, 11. UCLA, 11. North Carolina, 13. Notre Dame, 14. Virginia, 15. Wisconsin, 16. Northwestern, 17. Michigan, 18. Penn State, 19. Indiana, 20. Minnesota, 21. Alabama, 22. Purdue, 23. Pacific, 24. Louisiana State, 25. Princeton ... First-place votes in parenthesis

TARA KIRK AND SHELLY RIPPLE REMAIN UNDEFEATED IN TOP INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
Shelly Ripple and Tara Kirk remain undefeated in their respective top individual events through the first five Stanford dual meets of the season and the Texas Invitational. Ripple has won the 200 yard fly in each of her six races this season and recorded the best time in the nation this year with a mark of 1:55.12 at the Texas Invitational (12/02/01). Kirk also recorded the best time in the country this year in the 100 yard breast (59.51) to win the event at the Texas Invitational (12/01/01). She has won the event all five times she has entered this season.

JESSICA FOSCHI AND TARA KIRK CONTINUE WIN STREAKS IN 500 YARD FREE AND 100 YARD BREAST
Jessica Foschi and Tara Kirk have both extended individual winning streaks in their featured event. Foschi has won the 500 yard free in each of her last 15 collegiate meets, while Kirk has picked up victories all 13 times she has entered the 100 yard breast in collegiate meets.

FRESHMAN LACEY BOUTWELL EMERGING AS A STANDOUT
Freshman Lacey Boutwell is emerging as a standout after winning all six of her individual events in dual meets versus Arizona and Arizona State last Friday and Saturday. The versatile Boutwell picked up victories in the 100 yard free (50.18), 100 yard back (55.54) and 200 yard IM (2:02.26) versus Arizona before winning the 50 yard free (23.55), 100 yard free (50.26) and 200 yard free (1:47.96) against Arizona State. She recorded season-best times in all events other than the 200 yard free.

FOUR DIVERS PICK UP WINS AGAINST ARIZONA AND ARIZONA STATE
Stanford's diving depth continued to play a major role in Stanford's success this season as four divers picked up wins against Arizona and Arizona State. Ashlee Rosenthal (1-meter) and Lauren Donovan (3-meter) won events against Arizona, while McKenze Murphy (1-meter) and Kim Powers (3-meter) were winners against Arizona State.

TWO POOL RECORDS BROKEN AGAINST ARIZONA STATE
Two Avery Aquatic Center pool records were broken in the dual meet against Arizona State on January 26. Stanford's 200 yard medley relay team of Amy Wagner, Tara Kirk, Shelly Ripple and Sarah Jones set a new pool record with a time of 1:41.22. The old record was held by Stanford's Megan Baumgartner, Kirk, Misty Hyman and Siobhan Cropper in 2001. Arizona State's Agnes Kovacs set a new pool record in the 200 yard breast with a time of 2:10.40. Tara Kirk, who also broke her own previous record by swimming a time of 2:11.28 versus the SunDevils, had set the previous record of 2:13.89 in meet against Arizona last Friday.

UPDATING THE SCHOOL RECORD BOOK
Lacey Boutwell and Shelly Ripple have made early dents into the school's record book. Following is a complete list of Stanford swimmers who have made a new entry in the school's record book this season with their events, new spot in the record book, time in the event and the date the time was recorded.Lacey Boutwell - 200 yard free (No. 8, 1:47.19, 10/24/01)
Shelly Ripple - 100 yard fly (No. 5, 52.81, 11/30/01), 400 yard IM (No. 8, 4:15.04, 01/26/02)

HEAD COACH RICHARD QUICK
Richard Quick is in his 14th year at the helm of the Stanford women's swimming and diving program. Quick's Stanford teams have won seven NCAA titles, including six in the past 10 seasons, while never finishing lower than third. He has won a total of 12 NCAA titles during his collegiate coaching career, the most in the history of Division I coaching.

Quick has led Stanford to 11 Pacific-10 Conference crowns. He has lost only five dual meets while at Stanford, sporting a dual meet record of 100-5 (.952) while coaching 75 All-Americans to 644 All-American honors. In addition, Quick has helped develop 38 NCAA champions at Stanford who have captured a combined 54 NCAA individual and 27 NCAA relay titles. Along the way, he has picked up five NCAA Coach of the Year honors and four Pacific-10 Coach of the Year awards, most recently being honored by the Pac-10 in 2000-01.

Quick's success is not limited to the Stanford campus. In his 26th year as a collegiate head coach, he has compiled an overall dual meet record of 189-34 (.848) and a 157-25 (.863) record as a women's head coach. Quick has led his teams to 17 conference crowns, all on the women's side. Before coming to The Farm, Quick led the University of Texas to a then-unprecedented five straight NCAA titles (1984-1988), a string he extended to six straight in his first season with the Cardinal. To put things in perspective, of the past 18 NCAA titles awarded, Richard Quick coached squads have captured 12 of them.

Quick is also arguably the top women's swimming coach in the world with three stints as the Olympic head coach for the U.S. Women's Swimming Team and as a five-time member of the U.S. coaching staff at the Games.

QUICK QUOTES
(on Stanford's performances against Arizona and Arizona State)
'We are in the middle of very heavy preparation and training for the Pac-10 and NCAA meets. I was very pleased with our performances considering where we are in our season.'

(on this weekend's meets against UCLA and USC)
'We're going to have to progress some from what we did last weekend. In particular, USC matches up with us very well. It will come down to who wins the close races. USC also has an excellent diving team.'

(on the emergence of freshman Lacey Boutwell)
'Lacey is doing some incredible things, especially in practice. We're really excited about where she is and where she might go. It really helps our team to have an excellent sprint freestyler. It makes a big difference for our squad.'

(on the trio of returning NCAA champions Jessica Foschi, Tara Kirk and Shelly Ripple)
'Obviously, our team is led by Shelly, Jessica and Tara. We will rely upon the leadership that we know they will provide. Not only are all three of them great athletes, but they are great leaders and great examples of doing what it takes to get it done. If the rest of the team can feed off that leadership, it will make a big difference.'

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SPRINT FREESTYLE (50, 100, 200)
The Cardinal has been led this season in the sprint freestyle events by freshmen Lacey Boutwell and Sarah Jones, as well as sophomore Sara Watchorn. Boutwell has the team's best time in all three events -- 50 yard free (23.38, 01/26/02 relay split), 100 yard free (50.18, 01/25/02) and 200 yard free (1:47.19, 10/24/01). The 200 yard free is an NCAA 'A' mark. Jones is second in the 50 yard free (23.74, 10/30/01), while Watchorn is second in the 100 yard free (51.29, 12/02/01). Boutwell won all three events versus Arizona State (01/26/02), as well as the 100 yard free against Arizona (01/25/02). Jones won the 50 yard free (24.16) in the team's season-opener versus Pacific (10/12/01). Shelly Ripple has the team's second-best time in the 200 yard free (1:48.44, 12/01/01).

DISTANCE FREESTYLE (500, 1000, 1650)
Jessica Foschi leads the team in both the 500 and 1650 yard free events, as well as the 1000 yard free (not an NCAA Championship event). Foschi, the defending NCAA champion in the 500 yard free and a winner of 15 straight races in the event, has won all 12 times she has entered the 500, 1000 and 1650 yard free this season. Foschi has the nation's best time in the 500 yard free this season (4:38.95, 11/30/01) and is No. 3 on the 1650 yard free list (16:21.44, 12/02/01). Both are NCAA 'A' marks.

Evins Cameron has recorded NCAA 'B' marks in both the 500 (4:53.00, 11/30/01) and 1650 (16:55.14, 01/26/02) yard free events.

In the 1000 yard free (not competed at the NCAA's), Foschi has recorded the team's top time (9:54.28, 01/25/02) with Cameron second (10:07.57, 01/25/02).

BUTTERFLY (100, 200)
Shelly Ripple has been the team's clear leader in the butterfly events as she has won all 10 of the 11 butterfly events she has entered this season, including all six times she has entered the 200 yard butterfly. Ripple posted the nation's best time of the year in the 200 yard butterfly with a mark of 1:55.12 at the Texas Invitational (12/02/01). She also has the nation's No. 2 time in the 100 yard butterfly with a mark of 52.81 at the Texas Invitational (11/30/01). Both are NCAA 'A' qualifying marks.

Lacey Boutwell has the team's only other NCAA Qualifying mark in either event, recording a 'B' mark in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 55.88 against Georgia (10/24/01).

BACKSTROKE (100, 200)
The versatile Shelly Ripple is once again the team's leader in both backstroke events. Ripple recorded the nation's third-best time of the season in the 100 yard backstroke (54.00) and the sixth-best mark in the 200 yard backstroke (1:58.23) on the same day at the Texas Invitational (12/01/01). Both are NCAA 'A' marks.

Amy Wagner and Lacey Boutwell have both picked up NCAA 'B' marks in the 100 yard backstroke. Wagner won the event versus both Georgia (55.51, 10/24/01) and Texas (56.03, 10/26/01). Boutwell had an NCAA 'B' mark of 55.54 versus Arizona, while Alexis Oakland has begun to emerge in the 200 yard back with her first Stanford individual victory with an NCAA 'B' mark of 2:01.20 versus Arizona State (01/26/02).

BREASTSTROKE (100, 200)
Tara Kirk, the defending NCAA champion in the 100 yard breaststroke, is Stanford's leader in both breaststroke events. Kirk recorded the nation's best time this season in the 100 yard breaststroke (59.51) at the Texas Invitational (12/01/01) and also ranks third in the country in the 200 yard breaststroke with a time of 2:08.84 at the Texas Invitational (12/02/01). Both marks meet the NCAA 'A' qualifying standard. Kirk is undefeated in 13 career collegiate competitions in the 100 yard breast.

After missing the season-opener versus Pacific due to illness, Kirk won the 100 yard breast (1:01.30) and co-won the 200 yard breast (2:13.90) versus Georgia. Kirk also won both events versus Texas (10/26/01) with times of 1:01.64 and 2:16.10.

INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY (200, 400)
Shelly Ripple has paced Stanford in the 200 yard and 400 yard IM this season. Ripple recorded an NCAA 'A' mark of 1:57.52 at the Texas Invitational (11/30/01) in the 200 yard IM and also won the event versus Georgia (10/24/01, 2:00.54) and Pacific (10/12/01, 2:03.05). Ripple recorded an NCAA 'A' in the 400 yard IM versus Arizona State (01/26/02, 4:15.04).

Jessica Foschi reached the NCAA 'A' qualifying standard with a time of 4:16.09 at the Texas Invitational (12/01/01).

FREESTYLE RELAYS (200, 400, 800)
The Cardinal ranks among the nation's best in both the 200 and 800 yard free relays. An 800 yard free relay squad of Shelly Ripple, Lacey Boutwell, Sara Watchorn and Jessica Foschi recorded the nation's third-best time of the year (7:19.99) and an NCAA 'B' mark. Sarah Jones, Boutwell, Watchorn and Ripple posted the nation's 13th best performance in the 200 yard free relay with an NCAA 'B' time of 1:33.48.

Boutwell, Jones, Foschi and Watchorn have the team's best 400 yard free relay time (10/24/01, 3:27.46).

MEDLEY RELAYS (200, 400)
Stanford has posted the nation's second and fourth-best times in the 400 and 200 yard medley relays, respectively. A team of Lacey Boutwell, Tara Kirk, Shelly Ripple and Sarah Jones posted an NCAA 'B' mark of 1:41.01 in the 200 yard medley relay at the Texas Invitational (12/01/01). Boutwell, Kirk, Ripple and Jessica Foschi recorded an NCAA 'A' mark of 3:38.31 in the 400 yard medley relay at the Texas Invitational (12/01/01). A team of Amy Wagner, Kirk, Ripple and Jones also set a new Avery Aquatic Center pool record in the 200 medley relay versus Arizona State (01/26/02, 1:41.22).

DIVING
Stanford's diving team has already participated in eight events this season. The squad and its depth has played a key role in dual meet victories over Georgia (10/24/01), Texas (10/26/01), Arizona (01/25/02) and Arizona State (01/26/02). Four divers recorded individual victories in the Arizona and Arizona State meets. Ashlee Rosenthal (1-meter) and Lauren Donovan (3-meter) won events against Arizona, while McKenze Murphy (1-meter) and Kim Powers (3-meter) were winners against Arizona State. Erica Sorgi (1-meter) and Rosenthal (3-meter) picked up individual victories versus Georgia. Powers won the 3-meter in the win over Texas.

The Cardinal also hosted the Stanford Diving Invite (11/2-11/3/01) before competing at the Trojan Diving Invite (11/8-11/10/01), the Texas Invitational (11/30-12/2/01) and the Bruin Diving Invitational (1/18-1/19/02). Murphy won the 3-meter event at the Texas Invitational.

2001-02 MEET RECAPSsize>
STANFORD EASES TO 188-112 VICTORY OVER NO. 7 ARIZONA STATE (JANUARY 26, 2002)
The Cardinal stayed unbeaten with a convincing 188-112 dual meet win over No. 7 Arizona State. Stanford won 13 of the meet's 16 events. Lacey Boutwell won three events for the second consecutive meet with victories in the 50, 100 and 200 yard free. Jessica Foschi and Shelly Ripple each won two events. Foschi won the 500 yard free for the 15th consecutive outing and also picked up a victory in the 1650 yard freestyle. Ripple remained unbeaten in the 200 yard fly this year and also captured the 100 yard fly. Ripple recorded another NCAA 'A' qualifying and season-best mark by finishing second in the 400 yard IM with a time of 4:15.04. Sophomore Tara Kirk remained undefeated during her collegiate career in the 100 yard breast with her 13th straight victory in the event in a time of 1:00.66, just .001 seconds shy of her own pool record set in 2001. Kirk finished second in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:11.28) behind 2000 Olympic gold medallist Agnes Kovacs (2:10.40). Kovacs set a new pool record and Kirk's mark also eclipsed her own previous pool record. Other Stanford swimmers with individual victories were Alexis Oakland (200 yard back) and Amy Wagner (100 yard back, 55.96). Oakland's was the first of her collegiate career. Stanford also picked up victories in both diving events as junior McKenze Murphy (283.80) and senior Kim Powers (297.15) swept the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions, respectively. Both point totals reached their respective NCAA qualifying standards. Murphy's mark was a new career-best, while Powers recorded a season-best. Stanford captured the 200 yard medley relay by setting a new pool record (1:41.22) with a team of Wagner, Kirk, Ripple and Sarah Jones.

STANFORD KNOCKS OUT NO. 3 ARIZONA, 182-118 (JANUARY 25, 2002)
Stanford cruised to a convincing 182-118 dual meet win over No. 3 Arizona in the Pac-10 opener for the Cardinal. The Cardinal won 13 of the meet's 16 events. Tara Kirk broke her own Avery Aquatic Center pool record with a time of 2:13.89 to win the 200 yard breaststroke (later broken by Arizona State's Agnes Kovacs, 2:10.40, 01/26/02). Kirk also remained undefeated during her collegiate career in the 100 yard breaststroke with her 12th straight victory and a time of 1:01.52. Both times met the NCAA 'A' qualifying standard. Jessica Foschi and freshman Lacey Boutwell picked up three individual victories each. Foschi won the 200 (1:49.49), 500 (4:52.38) and 1000 (9:54.28) yard free events. Foschi's victory in the 500 yard free extended her winning streak to 14 in the event. Boutwell won the 100 yard frees (50.18), 100 yard back (55.54) and 200 yard IM (2:02.26). Shelly Ripple added a pair of victories in the 100 and 200 yard butterfly events. Ripple remained unbeaten this season in the 200 yard butterfly by recording an NCAA 'A' mark of 1:59.14. She clocked in at 55.16 in the 100 yard butterfly. Stanford also picked up victories in both diving events as freshmen Ashlee Rosenthal (264.60) and Lauren Donovan (285.75) swept the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions, respectively. Both point totals reached their respective NCAA Qualifying standards and Donovan's mark was a new season-best. Stanford's other victory came in the 200 yard medley relay (1:43.29) with a team of sophomore Megan Baumgartner, Kirk, freshman Amy Wagner and freshman Tami Ransom.

STANFORD DIVERS COMPETE AT BRUIN INVITATIONAL (JANUARY 18-19, 2002)
The Stanford diving team tuned up for Pac-10 action by competing at the non-scoring Bruin Diving Invitational from January 19-20. The Cardinal earned a total of 14 Top 10 showings in the three events. McKenze Murphy had a third-place showing in the 1-meter event and a fourth-place finish in the 3-meter competition to lead the Cardinal. Kim Powers was Stanford's top diver in the platform event with a fourth-place finish.

STANFORD FINISHES SECOND AT THE TEXAS INVITATIONAL (NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 2, 2001)
Stanford completed its fall season by finishing second at the Texas Invitational with 598 points behind the host Longhorns (719 points). The Cardinal had four individual winners at the meet. Jessica Foschi extended her string of victories in the 500 yard free to 13 straight by clocking a time of 4:38.95. Tara Kirk remained undefeated collegiate in the 100 yard breast with her 11th consecutive victory in the event, recording a time of 59.51. Shelly Ripple continued her dominance in the 200 yard fly with her fourth straight victory of the season in the event with a time of 1:5512. All three times were the best in the country this season and NCAA 'A' qualifying marks. McKenze Murphy was Stanford's other individual winner, taking home first place in the 3-meter diving competition with a score of 500.20.

STANFORD DIVERS COMPETE AT TROJAN DIVING INVITE (NOVEMBER 8-10, 2001)
Kim Powers finished third in both the platform and 3-meter events, while McKenze Murphy placed third in the one-meter to lead the Cardinal.

STANFORD DIVERS COMPETE AT STANFORD DIVING INVITE (NOVEMBER 2-3, 2001)
The Stanford diving team tuned up for Pac-10 action by competing at the non-scoring Bruin Diving Invitational from January 19-20. The Cardinal earned a total of 14 Top 10 showings in the three events. McKenze Murphy had a third-place showing in the 1-meter event and a fourth-place finish in the 3-meter competition to lead the Cardinal. Kim Powers was Stanford's top diver in the platform event with a fourth-place finish.

STANFORD COMPLETES FALL DUAL MEET SEASON WITH 168-132 WIN OVER TEXAS (OCTOBER 26, 2001)
Stanford closed out its fall dual meet season with a convincing 168-132 victory over perennial national power Texas. Stanford won 12 of the meet's 16 events as Shelly Ripple led the Cardinal for the third straight meet with three victories. Ripple won the 100 yard fly, 200 yard fly and 200 yard back. Senior Jessica Foschi (500 yard free, 1650 yard free) and Tara Kirk (100 yard breast, 200 yard breast) both added a pair of individual victories. Stanford's other winners were Amy Wagner (100 yard back), Lacey Boutwell (100 yard free), Tami Ransom (400 yard IM) and Kim Powers (3-meter diving). The Cardinal also won the 400 yard medley relay. Individual winners for Texas were Lauren Thies (200 yard free), Joscelin Yeo (50 yard free) and Nicole Pohorenic (1-meter diving). The Longhorns also captured the 400 yard free relay.

STANFORD KNOCKS OFF DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPION GEORGIA, 158.5-141.5 (OCTOBER 24, 2001)
Stanford knocked off defending national champion Georgia, 158.5-141.5 as the Cardinal captured 10 of the meet's 16 events and tied for another. Shelly Ripple won three events (200 yard fly, 200 yard back, 200 yard IM), while Jessica Foschi (500 yard free, 1000 yard free) added a pair of individual victories. Tara Kirk won the 100 yard breast and tied for the 200 yard breast win with Georgia's Ashley Robley in her first meet of the season. Other winners for the Cardinal included Amy Wagner (100 yard back), Erica Sorgi (1-meter diving) and Ashlee Rosenthal (3-meter diving). Stanford also won the 200 yard medley relay. Georgia was paced by two-time individual winner Maritza Correia (50 yard free, 100 yard free), while Stephanie Williams (200 yard free) and Katie Yevak (100 yard free) also picked up victories for the Bulldogs. In addition, Georgia won the 400 yard free relay.

STANFORD TOPS PACIFIC IN 2001-02 SEASON-OPENER, 143-117 (OCTOBER 12, 2001)
Stanford opened the 2001-02 campaign with a 143-117 home victory over Pacific on October 12. Stanford senior Shelly Ripple won three events (200 yard fly, 100 yard fly, 200 yard IM) in her first meet of the season, while senior Jessica Foschi (500 yard free, 1000 yard free) and freshman Sara Jones (50 yard free, 100 yard free) won two events each. Pacific had two-time individual winners in Heidi Schmidt (100 yard breast, 200 yard breast) and Sarah Marshall (100 yard back, 200 yard back). Robin Errecart (200 yard free) was Pacific's other individual winner. The Tigers also won both relay events (400 yard medley relay, 400 yard free relay) as the teams each won seven of the 14 events contested.

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