No. 4 Stanford Hosts No. 13 UCLA And No. 5 USC Friday And Saturday

Jan. 29, 2003

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THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEETS
Friday, January 31 (1 pm, PST)
No. 13 UCLA (5-1, 2-1 Pac-10) at No. 4 Stanford (5-2, 1-1 Pac-10)
Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford, CA

Saturday, February 1 (12 pm, PST)
No. 5 USC (4-1, 2-0 Pac-10) at No. 4 Stanford
Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford, CA

A LOOK AT THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEETS
No. 4 Stanford (5-2, 1-1 Pac-10) closes out its regular season home schedule with a pair of key dual meets Friday and Saturday versus No. 13 UCLA (5-2, 2-1 Pac-10) and No. 5 USC (4-1, 2-0 Pac-10). Stanford is coming off a split on a road trip to Arizona last Friday and Saturday, dropping its Pac-10 opener at Arizona before rebounding with a victory over Arizona State. Since dropping its season-opener at Texas, USC has won four straight dual meets including a sweep of Arizona and Arizona State. Stanford swept its meets against the Los Angeles schools last year with a 142-101 win over at UCLA (2/1/02) and a 167-133 victory at USC (2/2/02). Stanford also defeated both schools the last time each visited The Farm with a 168-132 victory over UCLA (1/26/01) and a 167-131 win against USC (1/27/01).

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford is ranked fourth in the latest CSCAA national poll and has posted a 5-2 overall record, as well as a 1-1 mark in Pac-10 meets ... Stanford has never lost three dual meets in the 27 years of the team's existence dating back to the 1974-75 season ... Stanford began the season by sweeping 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) to close out the fall portion of its schedule ... Stanford had won 15 straight dual meets before falling to Auburn ... Stanford then opened the spring portion of its schedule with a 139-123 victory over Pacific (1/11/03) before splitting last weekend's road trip with a loss at 166.5-132.5 loss at Arizona (1/24/03) and a 159-141 victory at Arizona State (1/25/03) ... Stanford is 3-2 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.

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 this season in both the 100 (59.74) and 200 (2:09.66) breast ...Kirk also currently holds four American records (100, 200 breast; member of 200, 400 medley relay teams) and 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 21 this season with wins the first four times she has competed in the event during the 2002-03 season ... Kirk also has won all four 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 (10th, 1:59.58) and 200 breast (10th, 2:14.28) ... Kirk and Lacey Boutwell, a five-time All-American as a rookie in 2001-02, have each won eight individual events this season ... Caverly (seven victories, includes one co-win), Dana Kirk (six), Ashlee Rosenthal (2), 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 (2000, '02) two other times 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 216-18 (.923) 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.

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. 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.

STANFORD HAS WON 19 OF ITS LAST 21 DUAL MEETS
Despite a loss at Arizona last Friday, Stanford has still won 19 of its last 21 dual meets dating back to the 2000-01 season. 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 21, BREAKS AVERY RECORD
Tara Kirk has won all 21 times she has entered the 100 breast in collegiate meets, nine as a sophomore, eight as a freshman and four as a junior. Kirk defeated national rival Agnes Kovacs of Arizona State in her most recent outing (1/26). She 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). The 59.74 time is also the best in the nation this season.

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.

TARA KIRK AND KRISTEN CAVERLY RECORD NCAA 'A' QUALIFYING MARKS
Tara Kirk and Kristen Caverly have become the first two Cardinal swimmers in 2002-03 to record NCAA 'A' qualifying marks. Kirk has reached the standard in both the 100 and 200 breast. Caverly has qualified in the 200 and 400 individual medley.

EIGHT STANFORD SWIMMERS LISTED ON COLLEGE SWIMMING.COM NATIONAL TOP 75 LISTS
The following Stanford swimmers are listed on the most recent collegeswimming.com national top 75 lists as of January 25, 2003.
Lacey Boutwell - 100 free (No. 16, 50.17), 100 fly (No. 12, 54.32); 200 free (No. 21, 1:49.04); 50 free (No. 38, 23.41), 100 back (No. 63, 56.88)
Evins Cameron - 1000 free (No. 58, 10:09.42), 1650 free (No. 49, 16:53.30)
Kristen Caverly - 400 IM (No. 3, 4:10.37), 200 IM (No. 8, 1:59.98); 200 breast (No. 10, 2:14.28); 200 back (No. 13, 1:58.51), 100 breast (No. 17, 1:02.84); 100 back (No. 24, 55.73)
Ashley Daly - 200 IM (No. 54, 2:04.14), 100 fly (No. 66, 56.26)
Laura Davis - 100 fly (No. 48, 56.02); 200 breast (No. 70, 2:19.41)
Kirsten Gilbert - 200 breast (No. 68, 2:19.33), 100 breast (No. 72, 1:04.81)
Dana Kirk - 100 fly (No. 15, 54.40), 200 fly (No. 21, 2:00.42), 200 IM (No. 62, 2:04.25), 500 free (No. 65, 4:53.84)
Tara Kirk - 100 breast (No. 1, 59.74); 200 breast (No. 1, 2:09.66)
Amy Wagner - 100 back (No. 46, 56.45)

2002-03 MEET RECAPS

STANFORD REBOUNDS WITH 159-141 VICTORY AT ARIZONA STATE (JANUARY 25)
One day after dropping its Pac-10 opener at Arizona, Stanford rebounded with a 159-141 win at Arizona State. Tara Kirk had another big day by defeating national rival Agnes Kovacs in both the 100 and 200 breast. Kirk remained unbeaten collegiately in the 100 breast with her 21st straight win in the event before coming back later in the meet to edge Kovacs in the 200 breast with a time of 2:09.66, beating Kovacs' previous best national time of 2:09.90. Kristen Caverly (200 back, 200 IM) and Dana Kirk (100 fly, 200 fly) also won twice, while Amy Wagner (10 back), Lacey Boutwell (200 free) and Ashlee Rosenthal (three-meter diving) were single winners.

STANFORD FALLS AT ARIZONA, 166.5-132.5 (JANUARY 24)
Stanford suffered its second dual meet setback of the season when the Cardinal fell at Arizona, 166.5-132.5, as the Wildcats won 10 of the meet's 15 events. The Kirk sisters led the Cardinal effort with Dana winning both the 100 and 200 fly, and Tara recording a victory in the 200 breast. Kristen Caverly (400 IM) and Lacey Boutwell (50 free) were also individual winners for the Cardinal.

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 one-meter event. Rosenthal also finished third in the three-meter competition. Lauren Donovan (13th three-meter, 26th platform) and Michaela Skloven (7th platform, 9th one-meter, 14th three-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).

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