No. 4 Stanford Hosts Pacific Saturday To Open Spring Season

Jan. 9, 2003

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THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEET
Saturday, January 11 (10 am, PT)
Pacific (9-4) at No. 4 Stanford (3-1)
Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford, CA

A LOOK AT THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEET
No. 4 Stanford (3-1) begins the spring portion of its 2002-03 schedule by Pacific (9-4) in a dual meet this Saturday, January 11 (10 am, PT). The meet will be a rematch of a meeting between the two teams as a part of a double-dual meet in Stanford's final action of the fall portion of the campaign last November 22 and 23. Stanford won the first meeting, 201-121.

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford posted a 3-1 record in a pair of fall double-dual meets ... Stanford swept No. 7 Texas (184-169) and No. 8 USC (190-163) in Austin (November 1-2) before splitting a double dual meet at Avery Aquatic Center (November 22-23) with a victory over Pacific (201-121) and a loss to top-ranked Auburn (202.5-129.5) ... Stanford is 2-1 versus ranked teams in 2002-03 ... Stanford had won 15 straight dual meets before falling to Auburn ...Stanford returns 20 letterwinners, including three NCAA champions, seven All-Americans and 10 of the 16 qualifiers for the 2002 NCAA Championships.

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Stanford features seven-time NCAA champion Tara Kirk, currently the holder of the nation's best time in 2002-03 in both the 100 (59.74) and 200 (2:10.92) breast ...Kirk also currently holds four American records (100, 200 breast; member of 200, 400 medley relay teams) ... Kirk won NCAA titles in each of the four events in 2002 after winning three NCAA titles as a freshman (100 breast, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay) ... Kirk has extended her perfect string of victories in the 100 breast to 19 with wins in the first two double-dual meets of the season ... She has also won both times she has competed in the 200 breast this season ... Kristen Caverly has three times that rank among the nation's top marks this year in the 400 IM (3rd, 4:10.37), 200 IM (8th, 1:59.58) and 200 breast (9th, 2:14.28) ... Lacey Boutwell, a five-time All-American as a rookie in 2001- 02 has won five times this season, while Caverly (three victories, includes one co-win), Dana Kirk (1) and McKenze Murphy (1) have been Stanford's other individual winners ... Other returning All-Americans from 2001-02 include Sarah Jones, Tami Ransom, Ashlee Rosenthal, Erica Sorgi and Amy Wagner ... Stanford's freshman class includes four swimmers that have finaled at Senior Nationals in Caverly, Ashley Daly, Laura Davis and Dana Kirk.

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) at the NCAA Championships since its most recent national title in 1998 ... Stanford has finished in the top three at the NCAA's 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 214-17 (.926) 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.

STANFORD TO START PAC-10 ACTION IN ARIZONA, DIVERS MAKE FINAL PREPARATIONS AT BRUIN INVITE
Stanford will begin a series of five straight Pac-10 dual meets with a trip to Arizona (Friday, January 24, 2 pm, MT) and Arizona State (Saturday, January 25, 12 pm, MT). The Stanford divers will return to action with their final non-league diving meet at the Bruin Invitational January 17-18 (Friday-Saturday).

CURRENT CSCAA WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING DIVISION I POLL (DECEMBER 10, 2002)
1. Auburn (8), 2. Florida, 3. Georgia, 4. Stanford, 5. Texas, 6. USC, 7. SMU, 8. Wisconsin, 9. California, 10. Arizona, 11. North Carolina, 12. Virginia, 13. UCLA, 14. Indiana, 15. Maryland, 16. Purdue, 17. Notre Dame, 18. Arizona State, 19. South Carolina, 20. Florida State, 21. Missouri, 22. Michigan, 23. Texas A&M, 24. Penn State, 25. Washington ... First-place votes in parenthesis.

DUAL MEET WIN STREAK SNAPPED AT 15
Stanford's 15-match dual meet win streak was snapped at 15 when the Cardinal lost to top-ranked Auburn as part of a double-dual meet versus Auburn and Pacific on November 22 and 23. The streak had begun with a victory over UCLA on January 26, 2001. The streak also included 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. In 2002-03, Stanford opened with a pair of wins over USC and Texas in a double-dual meet in November 1-2.

TARA KIRK EXTENDS UNDEFEATED STRING IN 100 BREAST TO 19
Tara Kirk has won all 19 times she has entered the 100 breast in collegiate meets, nine as a sophomore, eight as a freshman and two as a junior.

TARA KIRK BREAKS OWN AVERY POOL RECORD IN 100 BREAST
Tara Kirk broke her own Avery Aquatic Center pool record in the 100 breast with a time of 59.74 to win the event in a double-dual meet versus Auburn/Pacific (11/22). Her former best time was a mark of 1:00.23 from the 2001-02 campaign.

KRISTEN CAVERLY JUMPS ONTO ALL-TIME TOP 10 LIST IN THREE EVENTS
Kristen Caverly has made three new entries into the school's record book during the first two meets of her career. Caverly has entered Stanford's record books at No. 3 in the 400 individual medley, No. 7 in the 200 breast and No. 10 in the 200 individual medley. 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 mark was recorded. All distances are short course yards.

Kristen Caverly - 400 individual medley (No. 3, 4:10.37, 11/23/02); 200 breast (No. 7, 2:14.28, 11/1/02); 200 individual medley (No. 10, 1:59.88, 11/23/02)

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 (1:59.88, 11/23/02); 400 individual medley (4:10.37, 11/22/02)
Tara Kirk - 100 breast (59.74, 11/22/02); 200 breast (2:10.92, 11/23/02)

2002-03 MEET RECAPSsize>

STANFORD SPLITS WITH LOSS TO No. 1 AUBURN, WIN OVER PACIFIC (NOVEMBER 22-23)
Stanford had a 15-match dual win streak snapped when the Cardinal split a double-dual meet by losing to No. 1 and defending national champion Auburn (202.5-129.5) and defeating Pacific (201-121). Tara Kirk had another big meet, winning both the 100 (59.74) and 200 (2:10.92) breast, breaking her own pool record in the 100. Lacey Boutwell added victories in the 50 free (23.58) and 100 fly (55.10), while Kristen Caverly was a winner in the back (55.90) and co-winner with Auburn's Maggie Bowen in the 200 IM (1:59.88). Kirk (100, 200 breast) and Caverly (200, 400 IM) both set NCAA 'A' Qualifying standards.

STANFORD DIVERS COMPETE AT TROJAN INVITE (NOVEMBER 7-8)
Stanford continued its 2002-03 diving campaign at the Trojan Invite hosted by USC. Three divers -- McKenze Murphy, Ashlee Rosenthal and Michaela Skloven -- competed for the Cardinal. Rosenthal finished second (528.05) in the one-meter event as the top Cardinal finisher. Murphy was Stanford's top finisher in the three-meter event, also finishing second (471.90).

STANFORD SWEEPS DOUBLE-DUAL MEET VERSUS TEXAS/USC (NOVEMBER 1-2)
Stanford opened its 2002-03 campaign by sweeping 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. McKenze Murphy was victorious in platform diving (410.45).

2001-02 SEASON REVIEW
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'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.

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 six in his Cardinal career, sporting a dual meet record of 106-6 (.946) 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 195-35 (.848) and a 163-26 (.862) 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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