No. 4 Stanford Hosts No. 1 Auburn And Pacific Friday-Saturday

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Nov. 21, 2002

THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEET
Friday-Saturday, November 22-23 (1 pm/10 am, PT)
No. 1 Auburn (0-0)/Pacific (2-1) at No. 4 Stanford (2-0)
Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford, CA

THIS WEEK'S MEET INFORMATION
No. 4 Stanford concludes the fall portion of its 2002-03 schedule by hosting defending national champion No. 1 Auburn and Pacific in a two-day double-dual meet this Friday-Saturday, November 22-23. The meet will be scored as separate dual meets with the Cardinal scoring separately against both teams. Auburn and Pacific will also score against each other.

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford opened the 2002-03 season with a pair of wins over then No. 7 Texas (184-169) and No. 8 USC (190-163) in Austin (November 1-2) ... Stanford is coming off a 2001-02 season in which the Cardinal finished third at the NCAA Championships, won the Pac-10 Championships and posted a perfect 8-0 dual meet record to maintain a No. 1 national ranking for the entire regular season ... Stanford returns 21 letterwinners, including three NCAA champions, eight All-Americans and 11 of the 16 qualifiers for the 2002 NCAA Championships ... Stanford's Pac-10 title in 2002 was its first since 1999 and its 14th in the last 16 years ... During the 2001-02 regular dual meet season, the Cardinal knocked off five schools ranked among the nation's top 10 entering the 2002 NCAA Championships ... Stanford has won 15 straight dual meets since its last dual meet loss at Arizona (1/20/01).

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Stanford features seven-time NCAA champion Tara Kirk ... Kirk currently holds four American records as an individual in the 100 and 200 breast, and as a member of Stanford's winning 200 and 400 medley relay teams at last year's NCAA Championships ... Kirk won NCAA titles in each of the four events in 2002 after winning three national titles as a freshman (100 breast, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay) ... Kirk extended her perfect string of victories in the 100 breast to 18 with a win at the double-dual meet versus Texas/USC ... Lacey Boutwell and Amy Wagner return after winning NCAA titles as members of Stanford's two winning medley relay teams in 2002 ... Boutwell was a five-time All-American, while Wagner earned three All-American honors ... Other returning All-Americans from 2001-02 include Sarah Jones, Tami Ransom, Ashlee Rosenthal, Erica Sorgi and Sara Watchorn ... Whitney Leatherwood, a breaststroker on Stanford's NCAA record-setting and 1999 national champion 200 medley relay team, also returns after having not competed for the past two years ... Stanford's incoming class includes five swimmers that have finaled at Senior Nationals in Kristen Caverly, Ashley Daly, Laura Davis, Carly Geehr and Dana Kirk.

RECAPPING RECENT ACTION: STANFORD SWEEPS DOUBLE-DUAL MEET VERSUS TEXAS/USC
Stanford opened its 2002-03 campaign by sweeping then No. 7 Texas (184-169) and No. 8 USC (190-163) in a double-dual meet at Austin (November 1-2). Lacey Boutwell highlighted Stanford's effort by winning three individual events (100 free - 50.17, 100 fly - 54.32, 200 free - 1:49.04). Tara Kirk swept the 100 (1:00.69) and 200 (2:12.09) breast, setting NCAA 'A' qualifying marks in both events. Kristen Caverly made her collegiate debut by winning the 200 IM (2:00.73), while finishing second in the 100 back (56.38), 200 back (1:59.09), 100 breast (1:02.84) and 400 IM (4:14.10). Caverly's 200 and 400 IM times met the NCAA 'A' qualifying standard.

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING HISTORY
Stanford has won eight NCAA titles (1983, '89, '92, '93, '94, '95, '96, '98) with six in the last 11 years and nine national titles overall, including an AIAW title in 1980 ... Stanford has finished second twice (1999, 2001) and third on the other two occasions (2000, '02) since its most recent title in 1998 ... Stanford has finished in the top three at the NCAA Championships in each of the 22 years of the event and has finished in the top three nationally for 27 consecutive years ... Stanford has won 14 Pac-10 championships (1987-99, 2002) ... Stanford has an all-time dual meet record of 213-16 (.930) in its 29th season of competition ... Stanford has claimed 74 individual NCAA titles, 40 NCAA relay crowns, 142 Pac-10 individual championships and 56 Pac-10 relay titles.

DUAL MEET WIN STREAK STANDS AT 15
Stanford's current dual meet win streak was extended to 15 with a pair of victories over USC and Texas in a double-dual meet in Austin November 1-2. The streak began with a victory over UCLA on January 26, 2001. The streak includes victories over USC, Southern Methodist, Texas and California in 2000-01. In 2001-02, Stanford was undefeated in dual meet action versus Pacific, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, USC and California.

CURRENT CSCAA WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING DIVISION I POLL (NOVEMBER 12, 2002)
1. Auburn (8), 2. Georgia, 3. Florida, 4. Stanford, 5. SMU, 6. Texas, 7T. USC, 7T. California, 9. Arizona, 10. Virginia, 11. North Carolina, 12. UCLA, 13. Wisconsin, 14. Indiana, 15. Notre Dame, 16. Arizona State, 17. Penn State, 18. Maryland, 19. Purdue, 20. Missouri, 21. South Carolina, 22. Washington, 23T. Florida State, 23T. Texas A&M, 25. Rutgers ... First-place votes in parenthesis.

STANFORD BEATING THE BEST IN 2002-03
Stanford is 2-0 versus ranked teams in 2002-03 with its double-dual meet victories over then No. 7 Texas and No. 8 USC.

TARA KIRK EXTENDS UNDEFEATED STRING IN 100 BREAST TO 18
Tara Kirk has won all 18 times she has entered the 100 breast in collegiate meets, nine as a sophomore, eight as a freshman and in her first competition as a junior.

KRISTEN CAVERLY JUMPS ONTO ALL-TIME TOP 10 LIST IN COLLEGIATE DEBUT
Kristen Caverly made a pair of new entries into the school's record book in her first collegiate meet versus Texas and USC. Caverly entered Stanford's record books at No. 6 in the 400 individual medley and No. 7 in the 200 breast. Following is a complete list of all new record book entries from 2002-03 with events, new spot in the record book, times and the date the time was recorded. All distances are short course yards.
Kristen Caverly - 200 breast (No. 7, 2:14.28, 11/1/02); 400 individual medley (No. 6, 4:14.10, 11/1/02)

TARA KIRK AND KRISTEN CAVERLY RECORD NCAA 'A' QUALIFYING MARKS
Tara Kirk and Kristen Caverly became the first two Cardinal swimmers in 2002-03 to record NCAA 'A' qualifying marks. Kirk reached the standard in both the 100 and 200 breast. Caverly qualified automatically for the NCAA Championships in the 200 and 400 individual medley. Following is a complete list of all NCAA 'A' qualifying marks from 2002-03 with events, times and the date the time was recorded. All distances are short course yards.
Kristen Caverly - 200 individual medley (2:00.73, 11/2/02); 400 individual medley (4:14.10, 11/1/02)
Tara Kirk - 100 breast (1:00.69, 11/2/02); 200 breast (2:12.09, 11/1/02)

UP NEXT FOR THE CARDINAL
Stanford will be out of action until a swimming only meet versus Pacific on Saturday, January 11. The divers will return to action at the Bruin Invitational January 17-18 (Friday-Saturday). Both teams will begin Pac-10 action at Arizona (Friday, January 24) and Arizona State (Saturday, January 25).

HEAD COACH RICHARD QUICK
Richard Quick is in his 15th 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 11 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 12 Pacific-10 Conference crowns. He won his first 57 dual meets at Stanford and has lost only five in his Cardinal career, sporting a dual meet record of 105-5 (.955) while coaching 82 All-Americans to 673 All-American honors. In addition, Quick has helped develop 40 NCAA champions at Stanford who have captured a combined 57 NCAA individual and 29 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. Now in his 27th year as a collegiate head coach, he has compiled an overall dual meet record of 194-34 (.851) and a 162-25 (.866) 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 19 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 US Women's Swimming Team (1988, `96, 2000) and as a five-time member of the US coaching staff at the Games.

HEAD DIVING COACH DR. RICK SCHAVONE
One of the top diving instructors in the country, Dr. Rick Schavone is in his 24th year on The Farm. The 1992 and 1993 NCAA Diving Coach of the Year, Schavone serves as the head coach for both the men's and women's diving teams. Since his appointment in the fall of 1979, Schavone has led his men's and women's divers to eight NCAA championships and 63 All-American honors. Stanford divers have also won 31 individual Pac-10 titles. Schavone has been named the Pac-10 Women's Diving Coach of the Year four times in the last eight years.

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