Tara Kirk and Jessica Foschi Chat Online With Fans On Thursday At 12:00 PM, PT

March 12, 2002

  • Chat with Kirk and Foschi

    Stanford, Calif. - Welcome to the ESPN.com moderated chat room! On Thursday, March 14 at 12:00 p.m. PT, Stanford women's swimmers Tara Kirk and Jessica Foschi will make a special visit to chat with fans about the top-ranked Cardinal and the upcoming NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships March 21-23, in Austin, Texas. Stanford cruised through the dual meet season with a perfect 8-0 record and won the 2002 Pac-10 title.

    Kirk and Foschi are defending NCAA individual champions in the 100 yard breast and 500 yard free, respectively. Kirk will enter the 2002 NCAA Championships with the country's top mark this season in the 100 yard breast (58.68) and second-best time in the 200 yard breast (2:07.79). Foschi goes to the NCAA's with the nation's second-best time in the 500 yard free (4:38.95) and the third-best mark in the 1650 yard free (16:08.46).

    Kirk, a sophomore from Bremerton, Wash., set the American and NCAA records in the 100 yard breast at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships with a time of 58.68. The mark also broke her old Pac-10, Pac-10 Meet and Stanford records. She also set Stanford's school record in the 200 yard breast at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships, finishing second with a time of 2:07.79. Kirk was a three-time NCAA champion, four-time Pac-10 winner and four-time All-American in her rookie collegiate season.

    Foschi, a senior from Old Brookville, N.Y., is a 10-time All-American and seven-time Pac-10 champion with her most recent individual conference title coming in the 1650 yard free at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships. She ranks second on Stanford's all-time Top 10 list in the 500 yard free (4:37.81) and had won the event in 18 straight collegiate races before finishing second at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships. Foschi ranks fourth all-time at Stanford in the 1650 yard free (16:03.47).

    Both Kirk and Foschi also have extensive national and international experience. Kirk was a gold medal winner in the 50 meter breast at the World University Games in the summer of 2001, setting a new Universiade record with a time of 32.12. Foschi was a team captain for the U.S. squad at the 2001 World University Games.

    If you would like to ask your questions for Foschi or Kirk ahead of time, feel free to leave your questions now and we will save them for their arrival. Otherwise, they will chat with you on Thursday at 12:00 p.m. PT.

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