No. 4 Stanford Opens Pac-10 Season With Arizona Trip

Jan. 23, 2003

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THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEETS
Friday, January 24 (2 pm, MST)
No. 4 Stanford (4-1, 0-0 Pac-10) at No. 10 Arizona (3-1, 0-0 Pac-10)
Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, Tucson, CA

Saturday, January 25 (12 pm, MST)
No. 4 Stanford at No. 16 Arizona State (4-1, 0-0 Pac-10)
Mona Plummer Aquatic Center, Stanford, CA

A LOOK AT THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEETS
No. 4 Stanford (4-1) opens Pac-10 action with a pair of meets in Arizona. The Cardinal visits No. 10 Arizona (3-1) this Friday, January 24 (2 pm, MST) and No. 16 Arizona State on Saturday, January 25 (12 pm, MST). Stanford is coming off a 139-123 win over Pacific in its most recent action on January 11. Arizona is off to a 3-1 start overall and is 1-1 in Pac-10 action. Arizona State is 4-2 and 0-2 in the Pac-10. Stanford won its meetings versus both teams last year at the Avery Aquatic Center with a 182-118 win over Arizona (1/25/02) and a 188-112 victory against Arizona State (1/26/02). Stanford was defeated by Arizona (135.5-107.5) the last time the Cardinal was in Tucson (1/20/01) and beat Arizona State (159-138) during its last trip to Tempe (1/19/01).

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford is ranked fourth in the latest CSCAA national poll and has posted a 4-1 record in five non-conference meets ... Stanford swept No. 7 Texas (184-169) and No. 8 USC (190-163) in Austin (11/1-2) before splitting a double dual meet at Avery Aquatic Center (11/22-23) with a victory over Pacific (201-121) and a loss to top-ranked Auburn (202.5-129.5) ... Stanford had won 15 straight dual meets before falling to Auburn ... Stanford's most recent meet resulted in a 139-123 victory over Pacific (1/11/03) ... Stanford is 2-1 versus ranked teams in 2002-03 ... Stanford returns 19 letterwinners, including three NCAA champions, seven All-Americans and 10 of the 16 qualifiers for the 2002 NCAA Championships.

NATION'S TOP TWO BREASTSTROKERS TO SQUARE OFF SATURDAY
Stanford's Tara Kirk and Arizona State's Agnes Kovacs will square off Saturday at Arizona State. Kirk currently has the nation's best time in the 100 breast and is second in the 200 breast, while Kovacs is second in the 100 and first in the 200.

OTHER 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 20 with wins in her first three races of the 2002-03 season ... Kirk has also won both times she has competed in the 200 breast this season ... Kirk is expected 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 six individual events this season, while Tara Kirk (five), Caverly (five victories, includes one co-win), Dana Kirk (two), Evins Cameron (one), McKenze Murphy (one) and Anna Strohl (one) 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.

CURRENT CSCAA WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING DIVISION I POLL (JANUARY 16, 2003)
1. Auburn (7), 2. Florida (1), 3. Georgia, 4. Stanford, 5. USC, 6. SMU, 7. Texas, 8. Wisconsin, 9. California, 10. Arizona, 11. North Carolina, 12. Virginia, 13. UCLA, 14. Indiana, 15. Maryland, 16. Arizona State, 17. Purdue, 18. Notre Dame, 19. Michigan, 20. Penn State, 21. Missouri, 22. Washington, 23. Texas A&M, 24. Tennessee, 25. Florida State ... First-place votes in parenthesis.

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 215-17 (.927) 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 CONTINUES PAC-10 SEASON BY HOSTING UCLA AND USC JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 1
Stanford will continue its Pac-10 season by hosting No. 13 UCLA (Friday, January 31, 1 pm, PST) and No. 5 USC (Saturday, February 1, 12 pm, PST).

STANFORD HAS WON 18 OF ITS LAST 19 DUAL MEETS
Stanford has won 18 of its last 19 dual meets. Stanford had a 15-match dual meet win streak snapped when the Cardinal lost to top-ranked Auburn as part of a double-dual meet versus Auburn and Pacific (11/22-23/02. The streak had begun with a victory over UCLA on January 26, 2001.

TARA KIRK EXTENDS UNDEFEATED STRING IN 100 BREAST TO 20
Tara Kirk has won all 20 times she has entered the 100 breast in collegiate meets, nine as a sophomore, eight as a freshman and three 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 versus California (2/16/02).

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 three 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)

EIGHT STANFORD SWIMMERS LISTED ON COLLEGE SWIMMING.COM NATIONAL TOP 75 LISTS
The following eight Stanford swimmers are listed on the most recent collegeswimming.com national top 75 lists ...
Lacey Boutwell - 100 free (No. 15, 50.17), 100 fly (No. 11, 54.32); 200 free (No. 20, 1:49.04); 50 free (No. 38, 23.41)
Evins Cameron - 500 free (No. 45, 16:53.30)
Kristen Caverly - 400 IM (No. 3, 4:10.37), 200 IM (No. 8, 1:59.98); 200 breast (No. 9, 2:14.28); 200 back (No. 13, 1:58.51), 100 breast (No. 15, 1:02.84); 100 back (No. 22, 55.73)
Ashley Daly - 200 IM (No. 50, 2:04.14)
Laura Davis - 100 fly (No. 44, 56.02); 200 breast (No. 65, 2:19.41); 400 IM (No. 74, 4:25.58)
Kirsten Gilbert - 200 breast (No. 70, 2:19.70)
Dana Kirk - 200 fly (2:00.43), 500 free (No. 59, 4:53.84)
Tara Kirk - 100 breast (No. 1, 59.74); 200 breast (No. 2, 2:10.92)

2002-03 MEET RECAPSsize>
STANFORD DIVERS COMPETE AT BRUIN DIVING INVITATIONAL (JANUARY 17-18)
Ashlee Rosenthal led all Stanford divers competing at the Bruin Diving Invitational when she won her first event of the season and the third of her career with a victory in the 1-meter event. Rosenthal also finished third in the 3-meter competition. Lauren Donovan (13th 3-meter, 26th platform) and Michaela Skloven (7th platform, 9th 1-meter, 14th 3-meter) also competed.

STANFORD HOLDS OFF PACIFIC, 139-123 (JANUARY 11)
Stanford held off Pacific for a 139-123 victory to run its record to 4-1 this season. The Cardinal won the first six events and eight of 14 overall. Tara Kirk remained unbeaten collegiately with her 20th straight victory in the 100 breast. Kristen Caverly won a pair of events (200 free, 200 breast), while Evins Cameron (1000 free), Lacey Boutwell (100 back), Anna Strohl (200 fly) and Dana Kirk (200 IM) were also individual winners.

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 100 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 107-6 (.947) 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 196-35 (.848) and a 164-26 (.864) 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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