No. 1 Women's Swimming And Diving At Pac-10 Championships Thursday-Saturday

Feb. 26, 2002

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THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEET
Thursday-Saturday, February 28-March 2: (Prelims - 11 am, Finals - 6 pm)
Pac-10 Championships (Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, Long Beach, CA)

A QUICK LOOK AT THE PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS
No. 1 Stanford will be attempting to return to the top of the heap at the Pac-10 Championships after finishing fourth last year and second two years ago ... Stanford had previously won the event in its first 13 years of existence from 1987-99 ... The meet will feature five teams currently ranked among the nation's Top 10 in No. 1 Stanford, No. 4 California, No. 7 Arizona, No. 9 USC and No. 10 Arizona State ... The meet features athletes or relay teams that have posted the nation's best times in 12 of the 18 swimming events contested at the NCAA Championships ... UCLA is the defending champion of the meet, while Arizona won the event in 2000.

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford completed its undefeated dual meet season with a perfect 8-0 mark and a 5-0 record against Pac-10 teams ... The Cardinal knocked off six schools currently ranked among the nation's Top 10 in No. 3 Texas (prior to first ranking), No. 4 California, No. 5 Georgia (prior to first ranking), No. 7 Arizona (then No. 3), No. 9 USC and No. 10 Arizona State (then No. 7) ... Stanford also defeated current No. 11 UCLA and No. 20 Pacific (prior to first ranking) ... The Cardinal has been the nation's No. 1 team since its debut at the top of the first CSCAA poll on November 1 after back-to-back dual meet victories over Texas and defending national champion Georgia on October 24 and 26 ... The Cardinal finished second at the NCAA Championships and fourth at the Pac-10 Championships last year ... Stanford has won eight NCAA titles and nine national championships in the history of the program, including six NCAA titles since 1991-92, in addition to 13 Pac-10 titles (1987-99) ... Stanford has won 13 straight dual meets since its last dual meet loss at Arizona (1/20/01).

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Stanford has four returning 2001 Pac-10 champions in seniors Shelly Ripple and Jessica Foschi, as well as sophomores Tara Kirk and Haley Champion ... Foschi was the 500 and 1650 yard free winner at the 2001 Pac-10 Championships, while Kirk was also a two-time individual winner in the 100 and 200 yard breast and Ripple won the 200 yard IM ... Ripple swam on all three of Stanford's first-place relay teams (800 yard free, 200 yard medley, 400 yard medley) ... Kirk was a part of the 200 and 400 yard medley relay teams, while Champion swam on the 200 yard medley team ... Foschi (500 yard free, 4:38.95) and Kirk (100 yard breast, 59.51) both have the best times in the nation in their respective top individual events this season in meets through February 18 ... Ripple has the nation's second-best time in three events this year (100 yard fly, 52.81, 200 yard fly, 1:55.12, 200 yard IM, 1:57.52) ... Ripple has recorded NCAA 'A' marks in a total of six individual events this year -- 100 yard back (54.00), 200 yard back (1:56.81), 100 yard fly (52.81), 200 yard fly (1:55.12), 200 yard IM (1:57.52) and 400 yard IM (4:15.04) ... Foschi and Kirk have continued their winning streaks in the 500 yard free and 100 yard breast, respectively ... Foschi has won the 500 yard free 18 times in a row and Kirk is undefeated in the 100 yard breast in her 15 collegiate meets ... Shelly Ripple has also won the 200 yard fly nine times in a row and is unbeaten in the event this season ... Freshman Lacey Boutwell won 12 of her 13 individual races in Pac-10 with her only non-victory a second-place finish to Natalie Coughlin in the 100 yard free at the Stanford-California dual meet ... Stanford has three returning NCAA champions in Kirk (100 yard breast, 200 yard medley relay, 400 yard medley relay), Ripple (200 yard medley relay, 400 yard medley relay) and Foschi (500 yard free) and Jessica Foschi.

STANFORD'S HISTORY AT THE PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Stanford won the Pac-10 title for each of the first 13 year's of the meet's existence from 1987-99 before finishing second in 2000 and fourth in 2001. Stanford athletes have accounted for seven Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year honors, three Pac-10 Diver of the Year awards one Pac-10 Diving Freshman/Newcomer of the Year honor. Richard Quick has been named Pac-10 Swimming Coach of the Year four times and George Haines once. Rick Schavone has been named the conference's Diving Coach of the Year four times. All told, Stanford has won 191 Pac-10 individual and relay titles.

2001 PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS REVIEW
Stanford won 13 of 21 events contested at the Pac-10 Championships but still finished fourth (its lowest finish ever) due to a lack of team depth. UCLA won the meet with 1338 points, followed by Arizona (1289.50), USC (1112.50), Stanford (1085.50), California (1001.50), Arizona State (853), Washington State (432), Washington (365) and Oregon State (285). Misty Hyman won six Pac-10 championships with individual titles in the 100 yard fly, 200 yard fly and 100 yard back. She was also a member of championship teams in the 200 and 400 yard medley relay. Shelly Ripple (200 yard IM, 200 yard medley relay, 400 yard medley relay, 800 yard free relay) and Tara Kirk (100 yard breast, 200 yard breast, 200 yard medley relay, 400 yard medley relay) won four individual titles each. Jessica Foschi (500 yard free, 1650 yard free, 800 yard free relay) and Lauren Thies (400 yard medley relay, 200 yard free relay, 800 yard free relay) followed with three each. Haley Champion (200 yard medley relay) and Erin Sones (platform diving) had one each.

The Cardinal set several records during the 2001 Pac-10 Championships. Kirk set three records (Pac-10, Pac-10 Meet, Stanford) with the nation's best time of the year in the 200 yard breast (2:08.54) and the same three records with a 59.58 in the 100 yard breast. She later broke the Pac-10 and Stanford records in the 100 yard breast at the NCAA Championships. Hyman set two new Pac-10 Meet records in the 100 yard fly (51.83) and 200 yard fly (1:55.25). Foschi established a new Pac-10 Meet mark in the 500 yard free (4:39.74).

Stanford relay teams also set new Pac-10 Meet records in the 400 yard medley relay (1:39.58) and the 800 yard free relay (7:10.28).

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS UP NEXT FOR THE CARDINAL
Stanford will conclude its 2001-02 season at the when the team's NCAA qualifiers move on to compete at the NCAA Championships at the University of Texas in Austin from March 21-23.

STANFORD BEATING THE BEST
Stanford's 8-0 dual meet record in 2001 included six victories against teams currently ranked in the Top 10 of the CSCAA national poll. Stanford has defeated No. 3 Texas (prior to first ranking), No. 4 California, defending national champion and No. 5 Georgia (prior to first ranking), No. 7 Arizona (then No. 3), No. 9 USC and No. 10 Arizona State (then No. 7). The Cardinal also had victories over No. 11 UCLA and No. 20 Pacific (prior to first ranking).

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 team 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 211-16 (.930). Stanford women's swimmers and divers have claimed 71 individual NCAA titles and 38 NCAA relay crowns, while winning 136 Pac-10 individual and 55 Pac-10 relay titles.

SHELLY RIPPLE LEADS GROUP OF NCAA QUALIFIERS WITH NCAA 'A' MARKS IN SIX EVENTS
Shelly Ripple leads Stanford's group of NCAA 'A' qualifiers with 'A' marks in six events. Ripple recorded her sixth NCAA 'A' mark in the 400 yard IM against Arizona State (1/26/02) in the first time she has swam the event this season. Jessica Foschi and Lacey Boutwell have posted 'A' marks in three events each, while Tara Kirk has reached the 'A' standard in two events. 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 - 100 yard free (49.38, 2/2/01), 200 yard free (1:47.19, 10/24/01), 100 yard fly (53.82, 2/2/01)
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, 12/1/01)
Tara Kirk - 100 yard breast (59.51, 12/1/01), 200 yard breast (2:08.84, 12/2/01)
Shelly Ripple - 100 yard back (54.00, 12/1/01), 200 yard back (1:56.81, 2/16/01), 100 yard fly (52.81, 11/30/01), 200 yard fly (1:55.12, 12/2/01), 200 yard IM (1:57.52, 11/30/01), 400 yard IM (4:15.04, 1/26/02)
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 February 18, 2002. The list is scheduled to be updated again on March 5, 2002. Following is a complete list of Stanford's entries among the nation's Top 25 times. Cardinal swimmers have the nation's best times in two events (shown in bold). Shown in the list are the name of the swimmer, name of the event, ranking, time and date.
Lacey Boutwell - 50 yard free (No. 10, 22.89, 2/16/02), 100 yard free (No. 8, 49.38, 2/2/02), 200 yard free (No. 6, 1:47.19, 10/24/01), 100 yard back (No. 20, 55.54, 1/25/02), 100 yard fly (No. 4, 53.82, 2/2/02), 100 yard back (No. 18, 55.54, 1/25/02), 200 yard IM (No. 25, 2:02.26, 1/25/02)
Jessica Foschi - 500 yard free (No. 1, 4:38.95, 11/30/01), 1000 yard free (No. 10, 9:54.28, 1/25/02), 1650 yard free (No. 3, 16:21.44, 12/2/01), 400 yard IM (No. 11, 4:16.09, 12/1/01)
Tara Kirk - 100 yard breast (No. 1, 59.51, 12/1/01), 200 yard breast (No. 3, 2:08.84, 12/2/01)
Tami Ransom - 400 yard IM (No. 20, 4:18.53, 10/26/01)
Shelly Ripple - 200 yard free (No. 15, 1:48.44, 12/1/01), 100 yard back (No. 5, 54.00, 12/1/01), 200 yard back (No. 5, 1:56.81, 2/16/02), 100 yard fly (No. 2, 52.81, 11/30/01), 200 yard fly (No. 2, 1:55.12, 12/2/01), 200 yard IM (No. 2, 1:57.52, 11/30/01), 400 yard IM (No. 8, 4:15.04, 1/26/02)
Amy Wagner - 100 yard back (No. 19, 55.51, 10/24/01)
200 Yard Free Relay - (Jones, Boutwell, Watchorn, Ripple ... No. 14, 1:33.48, 11/30/01)
400 Yard Free Relay - (Boutwell, Jones, Watchorn, Foschi ... No. 14, 3:24.87, 2/2/02)
800 Yard Free Relay - (Ripple, Boutwell, Watchorn, Foschi ... No. 3, 7:19.19, 12/1/01)
200 Yard Medley Relay - (Boutwell, Kirk, Ripple, Jones ... No. 5, 1:40.87, 2/16/02)
400 Yard Medley Relay - (Boutwell, Kirk, Ripple, Foschi ... No. 2, 3:38.31, 11/30/01)

DUAL MEET WIN STREAK REACHES 13 STRAIGHT MEETS
Stanford has now won 13 straight dual meets after its most recent victory over California on February 16, 2002. The streak began with a victory over UCLA on January 26, 2001, and also includes victories in 2001 over USC, Southern Methodist, Texas and California. The 2002 wins are over Pacific, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and USC prior to the victory over California.

CURRENT CSCAA WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING DIVISION I POLL (JANUARY 31, 2002)
1. Stanford (8), 2. Auburn, 3. Texas, 4. California, 5. Georgia, 6. Florida, 7. Arizona, 8. Southern Methodist, 9. USC, 10. Arizona State, 11. UCLA, 12. Virginia, 13. Notre Dame, 14. Penn State, 15. North Carolina, 16. Northwestern, 17. Wisconsin, 18. Michigan, 19. Indiana, 20. Pacific, 21. Florida State, 21. Purdue, 23. Texas A&M, 24. Alabama, 25. Missouri.

TARA KIRK AND SHELLY RIPPLE REMAIN UNDEFEATED IN TOP INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
Tara Kirk and Shelly Ripple remain undefeated in their respective top individual events through Stanford's dual meet season and the Texas Invitational. Kirk recorded the best time in the country this year in the 100 yard breast (59.51) to win the event at the Texas Invitational (12/1/01) and has won the event all seven times she has entered this season. Ripple has won the 200 yard fly in each of her nine races this season and recorded the second best time in the nation this year with a mark of 1:55.12 at the Texas Invitational (12/2/01).

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 respective signature event. Foschi has won the 500 yard free in each of her last 18 collegiate meets, while Kirk has picked up victories all 15 times she has entered the 100 yard breast in collegiate meets.

FRESHMAN LACEY BOUTWELL WINS 12 OF 13 INDIVIDUAL RACES IN PAC-10 ACTION
Freshman Lacey Boutwell won 12 of the 13 individual races she entered in Pac-10 action with the only blemish on her record a second-place finish to California's Natalie Coughlin in the 100 yard free at the Stanford-California dual meet (2/16/01). Boutwell, who had a victory versus California in the 50 yard free (22.89), won all five of her individual events in Stanford's meets at UCLA and USC (2/1, 2/2). Boutwell won the 100 yard free (50.33) and the 200 yard IM (2:03.84) versus the Bruins before coming back to win the 100 yard free (49.38), 200 yard free (1:48.19) and 100 yard fly (53.82) versus the Women of Troy. Her times in the 100 yard free and 100 yard fly against USC were both season-bests and NCAA 'A' marks. Boutwell also won all six of her individual events in dual meets versus Arizona and Arizona State (1/25, 1/26). 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.

DIVERS CONTINUE IMPRESSIVE SEASON WITH DOMINANCE AGAINST CALIFORNIA
The Stanford divers outscored California, 31-9, to lead the Cardinal over the Golden Bears on February 16. McKenze Murphy won both the 1-meter (288.75) and 3-meter (307.20) events with career-best point totals in both. Stanford divers finished in the top six spots in the 1-meter and six of the top seven places in the three-meter.

FIVE AVERY AQUATIC CENTER POOL RECORDS GO DOWN IN 2001-02 REGULAR SEASON
A total of five Avery Aquatic Center pool records were broken in competition during the 2001-02 season. Stanford's Tara Kirk broke the pool record in the 100 yard breast (1:00.23), while a Cardinal 200 yard medley relay team of Shelly Ripple, Kirk, Lacey Boutwell and Sara Watchorn set a new pool record with a time of 1:40.87. Both Stanford records were set versus California (2/16/02). California's Natalie Coughlin also picked up a pair of pool records in the same meet, setting new marks in the 100 yard free (48.89) and 100 yard fly (52.35). Arizona State's Agnes Kovacs set a new pool record in the 200 yard breast with a time of 2:10.40 in the Stanford-Arizona State dual meet (1/26/02).

UPDATING THE SCHOOL RECORD BOOK
Lacey Boutwell and Shelly Ripple made regular season 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 - 50 yard free (No. 9, 22.89, 2/16/02), 100 yard free (No. 7, 49.38, 2/2/01), 200 yard free (No. 9, 1:47.19, 10/24/01), 100 yard fly (No. 8, 53.82, 2/2/01)
Shelly Ripple - 100 yard fly (No. 5, 52.81, 11/30/01), 400 yard IM (No. 8, 4:15.04, 1/26/02)

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 also led Stanford to 11 Pacific-10 Conference crowns. He has lost only five dual meets while at Stanford, sporting a dual meet record of 103-5 (.954) 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 192-34 (.850) and a 160-25 (.865) 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 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 the upcoming Pac-10 Championships)
'Without a doubt, the Pac-10 is the best swimming conference in the nation. There are at least five schools (Arizona, Arizona State, California, Stanford and USC) that are very strong. I think this year we are going to have a great conference meet from all those schools. I would like to think that we have a good chance to competing for the title. It's going to be a really close meet.'

(on what winning the Pac-10 Championship would mean to the 2001-02 team)
'I think it would mean a lot to this team. We have a good chance to win the meet, but it's not a slam dunk. We are going to have to swim very well to win. It would mean even more to our senior leadership because we haven't won the meet in the last two years. For us to win a Pac-10 title for them would be a great thing for their career.'

(on Lacey Boutwell, Jessica Foschi, Tara Kirk and Shelly Ripple)
'I don't think I would trade those four for any four in the nation.'

(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 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.'

(on the Cardinal diving team)
'Our strong diving team is the main thing that separates us from some of the other schools in the Pac-10.'

(on the need for others to step up during the post-season)
'We need an entire group of our athletes that are on the bubble to step it up a little bit at the Pac-10 Championships and qualify for the NCAA's.'

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SPRINT FREESTYLE (50, 100, 200)
The Cardinal has been led this season in the sprint freestyle events by freshman Lacey Boutwell, who has NCAA 'A' marks and the team's best times in the 100 yard free (49.38) and 200 yard free (1:47.19), as well as the team's best mark and an NCAA 'B' mark in the 50 yard free (23.38). The team has also had three others post NCAA 'B' marks in the 200 yard free in Shelly Ripple (1:48.44), Jessica Foschi (1:49.12) and Tami Ransom (1:50.30). Sarah Jones trails Boutwell in the 50 yard free (23.74), while Sara Watchorn is second on the team in the 100 yard free (51.29). Boutwell won of eight of the nine times she entered one of the three sprint free events during Pac-10 dual meets.

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 18 straight races in the event, has won all 17 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, 12/2/01). 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, 1/26/02) 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, 1/25/02) with Cameron second (10:07.57, 1/25/02).

BACKSTROKE (100, 200)
Shelly Ripple is the team's leader in both backstroke events. Ripple has recorded the nation's fifth-best time of the season in both the 100 (54.00, 12/1/01) and 200 (1:56.81, 2/16/02) yard back. Both are NCAA 'A' marks. Amy Wagner and Lacey Boutwell have both picked up NCAA 'B' marks in the 100 yard back. 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 (1/25/02), while Alexis Oakland has begun to emerge in the 200 yard back with her first Stanford individual victory and an NCAA 'B' mark of 2:01.20 versus Arizona State (1/26/02).

BREASTSTROKE (100, 200)
Tara Kirk, the defending NCAA champion in the 100 yard breast, is Stanford's leader in both the 100 and 200 yard breast. Kirk recorded the nation's best time this season of 59.51 in the 100 yard breast at the Texas Invitational (12/1/01) and also ranks third in the country in the 200 yard breast with a time of 2:08.84 at the Texas Invitational (12/2/01). Both marks meet the NCAA 'A' qualifying standard. Kirk is undefeated in 15 career collegiate competitions in the 100 yard breast.

BUTTERFLY (100, 200)
Shelly Ripple has been the team's clear leader in the butterfly events as she has won 13 of the 14 fly events she has entered this season, including all nine times she has entered the 200 yard fly. Ripple has posted the nation's second best time of the year in the both the 100 (52.81, 11/30/01) and 200 yard fly (1:55.12, 12/2/01). Both are NCAA 'A' marks. Lacey Boutwell is also emerging in the 100 yard butterfly after recording an NCAA 'A' mark and the third best time in the country with a showing of 53.82 at USC (2/2/02).

INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY (200, 400)
The versatile Shelly Ripple once again paces Stanford in the 200 yard and 400 yard IM. Ripple recorded an NCAA 'A' mark of 1:57.52 at the Texas Invitational (11/30/01) in the 200 yard IM. Ripple recorded an NCAA 'A' mark in the 400 yard IM versus Arizona State (1/26/02, 4:15.04). She ranks second in the nation in the 200 yard IM and eighth in the 400 yard IM. Jessica Foschi reached the NCAA 'A' qualifying standard in the 400 yard IM with a time of 4:16.09 at the Texas Invitational (12/1/01).

FREESTYLE RELAYS (200, 400, 800)
The Cardinal ranks among the nation's best in both the 200, 400 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. Boutwell, Sarah Jones, Watchorn and Foschi have the team's best 400 yard free relay time and an NCAA 'B' mark of 3:24.87 at USC (2/2/02). Jones, Boutwell, Watchorn and Ripple posted the nation's 14th best performance in the 200 yard free relay with an NCAA 'B' time of 1:33.48.

MEDLEY RELAYS (200, 400)
Stanford has posted the nation's second and fifth-best times in the 400 and 200 yard medley relays, respectively. Lacey Boutwell, Tara Kirk, Shelly Ripple and Jessica Foschi recorded an NCAA 'A' mark of 3:38.31 in the 400 yard medley relay at the Texas Invitational (12/1/01). A team of Ripple, Kirk, Boutwell and Sara Watchorn posted an NCAA 'B' mark of 1:40.87 in the 200 yard medley relay that also set a new Avery Aquatic Center pool record in a dual meet versus California (2/16/02).

DIVING
A strong diving team has been one of the keys to Stanford's success in 2001-02. The divers displayed perhaps their most dramatic impact when the team outscored the California divers, 31-9, in a meet that the Cardinal won by only 19 points (2/16/02). Stanford placed the top six divers in the 1-meter competition and six of the top seven in the three-meter event. McKenze Murphy won both events, setting a pair of new career-best point totals (1-meter, 288.75, 3-meter, 307.20). The divers also played a key role in dual meet victories over Georgia (10/24/01), Texas (10/26/01), Arizona (1/25/02), Arizona State (1/26/02), UCLA (2/1/02) and USC (2/2/02). Murphy (1-meter) and Kim Powers (3-meter) picked up individual victories at UCLA (2/1). Four different 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 Murphy (1-meter) and 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.

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STANFORD FINISHES PERFECT IN DUAL MEETS WITH 159.5-140.5 WIN OVER CALIFORNIA (FEBRUARY 16, 2002)
Top-ranked Stanford finished unbeaten in its dual meet season with a 159.5-140.5 victory over No. 4 California in the final dual meet of the season for both teams. The dual meet victory was also the 13th in a row for the Cardinal dating back to last season. Stanford won 11 of the meet's 16 events as Shelly Ripple (200 back, 200 fly, 200 IM) led the way with three individual victories. Tara Kirk (100 breast, 200 breast) won a pair of events and broke her own Avery Aquatic Center pool record in the 100 breast with a time of 1:00.23 while remaining undefeated collegiately in the event in 15 career races. Jessica Foschi (500 free, 1000 free) and McKenze Murphy (1-meter diving, 3-meter diving) also won two individual events each, while Lacey Boutwell (50 free) closed out Stanford's individual victories. Stanford's 200 medley relay team of Ripple, Kirk, Boutwell and Sara Watchorn also won and set a new pool record with a time of 1:40.87. California's Natalie Coughlin won three individual events (200 free, 100 free, 100 fly), breaking pool records in both the 100 free (48.89) and 100 fly (52.35). Coughlin recorded a total of three NCAA 'A' marks with her two pool records and a time of 1:46.99 in the 200 free. Alice Henriques was the other individual winner for the Golden Bears in the 100 back (55.27) and also recorded an NCAA 'A' mark with a second-place finish in the 200 back (1:57.50). California was also victorious in the 400 free relay (3:25.68) with a team of Ashley Whitney, Coughlin, Michelle Harper and Danielle Becks. Ripple remained undefeated in the 200 fly this year with her ninth straight win in the event and a time of 1:57.52. Ripple also captured the 200 back in a season-best 1:56.81 and the 200 IM in 1:59.85. All three qualified as NCAA 'A' marks. Foschi continued her dominance in the 500 free with her 18th straight victory in the event in a time of 4:47.29. She also won the 1000 free in a time of 9:59.38. Murphy led a strong Stanford diving effort that outscored California divers, 31-9. Murphy won the 1-meter event with a score of 288.75 and the 3-meter competition with 307.20 points, both career bests. Boutwell recorded a mark of 22.89 in her 50 free victory. She also had strong second-place showings behind Coughlin by recording NCAA 'A' marks in both the 100 free (49.46) and 100 fly (54.25).

STANFORD TOPS USC, 167-133 (FEBRUARY 2, 2002)
Top-ranked Stanford stayed unbeaten by defeating No. 9 USC by a score of 167-133 for its 12th straight victory dating back to last season. Stanford won 12 of the meet's 16 events against USC as Lacey Boutwell (100 free, 200 free, 100 fly) and Shelly Ripple (200 fly, 200 back, 400 IM) led the way with three individual victories each. Jessica Foschi (500 free, 1650 free) and Tara Kirk (100 breast, 200 breast) added two wins each for the Cardinal. Stanford also won both relay events (400 medley, 400 free). Boutwell picked up three individual victories for the third time in the last four dual meets, highlighted by a pair of season-best times and NCAA 'A' performances in the 100 free (49.38) and 100 fly (53.82). Boutwell also clocked in at 1:48.19 in the 200 free. Ripple remained undefeated in the 200 fly this year with her eighth straight win in the event and a time of 1:56.92. Ripple also captured the 200 back in 1:58.99 and the 400 IM in 4:17.01. Foschi, the defending NCAA champion in the 500 free, picked up her 17th straight victory in the event with a time of 4:50.67 and also won the 1650 free (16:36.89). Kirk swept the 100 and 200 breast in 1:00.19 and 2:12.95, respectively. Stanford's 400 medley relay team (3:42.20) consisted of Megan Baumgartner, Kirk, Ripple and Sarah Jones. Boutwell, Jones, Sara Watchorn and Foschi clocked in at 3:24.87 in the 400 free relay, the best performance by the Cardinal in the event this season.

STANFORD ROLLS TO 142-101 VICTORY AT UCLA (FEBRUARY 1, 2002)
Stanford defeated No. 11 UCLA by a margin of 142-101 to remain unbeaten and extend its dual meet win streak to 11 in a row dating back to last season. Stanford won 10 of the meet's 13 events as Jessica Foschi (200 free, 500 free) and Lacey Boutwell (100 free, 200 IM) each won a pair of individual events for Stanford. The Cardinal also had individual victories by Evins Cameron (1000 free), Shelly Ripple (200 fly), Tara Kirk (200 breast), McKenze Murphy (1-meter diving) and Kim Powers (3-meter diving). Foschi won the 200 free in a season-best 1:49.12, while clocking in at 5:01.32 in the 500 free to pick up her 16th straight victory in the event that she won at the NCAA Championships last year. Boutwell recorded times of 50.33 in the 100 free and 2:03.84 in the 200 IM. Ripple remained undefeated in the 200 fly this year with her seventh straight win in the event and a time of 1:59.52. Cameron won her first event on The Farm by recording a 10:13.28 in the 1000 free, while Powers recorded a dual meet season-best 317.03 points in the 3-meter diving competition. Kirk recorded a 2:13.74 in the 200 breast and Murphy picked up 273.30 points in the 1-meter diving competition. The teams split the relay events. Stanford won the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:44.09 with a team of Haley Champion, Kirsten Gilbert, Ripple and Boutwell.

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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