Pac-10 Women's Swimming Awards

April 5, 2002

CALIFORNIA'S NATALIE COUGHLIN NAMED SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
ARIZONA'S EMILY MASON NAMED NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
CALIFORNIA'S TERI McKEEVER NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- CALIFORNIA's Natalie Coughlin was named the 2001-02 Pacific-10 Conference Women's Swimmer of the Year, while the Golden Bears' Teri McKeever was named Coach of the Year. ARIZONA's Emily Mason was named Newcomer of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Coughlin, a sophomore from Concord, Calif., earns her second consecutive Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year award. She was outstanding at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas. She established NCAA records in each of her three individual titles. Coughlin defended her 2001 100 and 200-yard backstroke and 100 butterfly titles. She also broke American and U.S. Open marks in those events. At the Pacific-10 Championships in Long Beach, Calif., Coughlin won the 100 and 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard freestyle events. In each event she set new Pac-10 records.

Mason, a freshman from Phoenix, Ariz., is the second Wildcat to ever earn Newcomer of the Year honors. At the NCAA Championships she was a member of the 800-yard freestyle relay team that took first place. She won one individual title (500 free) and one relay title (800 free) at the Pac-10 Championships, helping Arizona to a third place finish.

McKeever led the Bears to an eighth place finish at the NCAA Championships. At the championships, her swimmers won three individual titles. At the Pac-10 Championships, McKeever's Bears finished fourth and won three individual titles and two relay titles. The women's swimming Coach of the Year award is the second of McKeever's career.

The Swimmer, Newcomer and Coach of the Year honors are determined by a coaches vote.

PAC-10 WOMEN'S SWIMMERS AND COACHES OF THE YEAR

Swimmer of the Year Newcomer of the Year Coach of the Year
1988 Cheryl Simmons, ARIZ Dick Jochums, ARIZ Jenna Johnson, STAN
1989 Michelle Griglione, STAN Richard Quick, STAN Sarah Anderson, CAL
1990 Janet Evans, STAN Cyndi Gallagher, UCLA
1991 Crissy Ahmann-Leighton, ARIZ Frank Busch, ARIZ Summer Sanders, STAN
1992 Summer Sanders, STAN Richard Quick, STAN
1993 Janel Jorgenson, STAN Earl Ellis, WASH
1994 Kristine Quance, USC Skip Hill, ASU
1995 Beata Kaszuba, ASU Richard Quick, STAN Jenny Thompson, STAN
1996 Kristine Quance, USC Mark Schubert, USC
1997 Kristine Quance, USC Mark Schubert, USC
1998 Misty Hyman, STAN Frank Busch, ARIZ
1999 Marylyn Chiang, CAL Teri McKeever, CAL
2000 Haley Cope, CAL Beth Botsford, ARIZ Frank Busch, ARIZ
2001 Natalie Coughlin, CAL Natalie Coughlin, CAL Richard Quick, STAN
2002 Natalie Coughlin, CAL Emily Mason, ARIZ Teri McKeever, CAL

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