2003-04 Women's Swimming Year in Review

July 16, 2004

Five Pac-10 teams finished in the top-10 at the NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas. ARIZONA led the group with a third-place finish (369), followed by fifth-place STANFORD (237), sixth-place CALIFORNIA (235.5), seventh-place UCLA (195), and ninth-place USC (160). The Pac-10 collected eight individual national titles and one relay championship at the event.

Stanford's Tara Kirk, a senior from Bremerton, Wash., was named Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year after she finished first at the NCAA Championships in both the 100 and 200 meter breast stroke, on her way to being named the NCAA Swimmer of the Year. Her 100 meter breast time of 1:04.79 was her first world record ever and her 200 meter breast time of 2:20.70 broke an American record in the event. Kirk now has won seven NCAA individual titles in the breast stroke.

USC's Kalyn Keller, a freshman from Phoenix, Ariz., won Newcomer of the Year honors after she broke the American record in the 1500 freestyle (short course meters) to win her first NCAA title. At the Championship, she also finished second in the 400 meter freestyle. At the Pac-10 Championships, Keller set a Pac-10 meet record in the 1650 yard freestyle swimming the mile in a time of 15:48.99.

Arizona's Frank Busch earned Pac-10 Coach of the Year, leading the Wildcats to a third place finish at the NCAA Championships. At the Championships, 11 of his swimmers were recognized as All-Americans. At the Pac-10 Championships, Busch coached his Arizona team to a third place finish. The coach of the year award is the third of Busch's career.

Pac-10 Diver of the year went to ARIZONA STATE'S Trisha Tumlinson, a junior from Spring, Texas. She finished second on the platform at the NCAA Championships with a score of 454.35, to earn the highest finish of her career and her second straight First Team All-American nod. At the Pac-10 Championships, she won titles in both the platform and the 3-meter springboard and placed fourth in the one-meter event.

Newcomer of the Year honors went to Stanford's Cassidy Krug and Arizona's Mary Yarrison. Krug, a freshman from Coraopolis, Pa., finished fourth in the 3-meter and fifth in the one-meter at the NCAA Championships. At the Pac-10 Championships she won the 1-meter springboard with a score of 289.65 and placed second in the three-meter event. Yarrison, a freshman from Springfield, Va., finished 10th at the NCAAs in the platform event, contributing 10 points to the Wildcats third-place finish. At the Pac-10 Championships, she finished second in the 1-meter dive and third in both the three-meter and platform events, respectively.

Pac-10 Diving Coach of the Year Mark Bradshaw, in his seventh year at Arizona State, helped lead the Sun Devils to individual titles in two of the three diving events, along with five top-eight finishes. The Arizona State swimming and diving team took fifth at the Pac-10s and 14th at the NCAAs. The Pac-10 Women's Coach of the Year award is the first of Bradshaw's career while coaching the Sun Devil women.

2004 PAC-10 WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS, 18TH ANNUALFebruary 25-28, 2004, Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, Long Beach, Calif.

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
1. Stanford 1,380.0
2. UCLA 1,329.0
3. Arizona 1,221.5
4. California 1,117.5
5. Arizona State 863.0
6. USC 806.5
7. Oregon State 405.5
8. Washington 396.0
9. Washington State 278.0

50 Freestyle
1. Lacey Boutwell, STAN 22.60
2. Sara Platzer, UCLA 22.73
3. Kim Vandenberg, UCLA 23.09
4. Marshi Smith, ARIZ 23.11
5. Jenna Gresdal, ARIZ 23.23
6. Florencia Szigeti, ASU 23.26

100 Freestyle
1. Natalie Coughlin, CAL 47.87
2. Sara Platzer, UCLA 49.29
3. Lacey Boutwell, STAN 49.70
4. Florencia Szigeti, ASU 49.85
5. Malin Svahnstrom, UCLA 50.39
6. Lauren Medina, CAL 50.57

200 Freestyle
1. Florencia Szigeti, ASU 1:46.46
2. Ashley Chandler, CAL 1:46.97
3. Lacey Boutwell, STAN 1:47.00
4. Malin Svahnstrom, UCLA 1:47.08
5. Jessica Hayes, ARIZ 1:47.94
6. Petra Banovic, ASU 1:47.99

500 Freestyle
1. Kalyn Keller, USC 4:37.76*
2. Emily Mason, ARIZ 4:40.02
3. Erin Reilly, CAL 4:43.28
4. Ashley Chandler, CAL 4:45.44
5. Stacy Vazhenin, USC 4:46.79
6. Katie Nelson, UCLA 4:47.01

1650 Freestyle
1. Kalyn Keller, USC 15:48.99*
2. Margie Pedder, USC 16:03.08
3. Katie Nelson, UCLA 16:07.15
4. Lauren Costella, STAN 16:12.05
5. Morgan Hentzen, STAN 16:18.88
6. Erin Reilly, CAL 16:26.16

100 Backstroke
1. Natalie Coughlin, CAL 51.91
2. Katie Arnold, UCLA 53.75
3. Marshi Smith, ARIZ 54.55
4. Jessica Hayes, ARIZ 54.87
5. Desiree Johnson, WASH 55.09
6. Helen Silver, CAL 55.19

200 Backstroke
1. Jessica Hayes, ARIZ 1:56.41
2. Katie Arnold, UCLA 1:56.44
3. Joanna Fargus, USC 1:56.49
4. Helen Silver, CAL 1:58.17
5. Naoko Watanabe, UCLA 1:59.92
6. Nicole Bernard, WASH 2:00.74

100 Breaststroke
1. Tara Kirk, STAN 59.14
2. Agnes Kovacs, ASU 1:00.56
3. Jessica Wagner, ARIZ 1:01.80
4. Birte Steven, OSU 1:01.88
5. Annie Babicz, CAL 1:02.14
6. Erin Sieper, ARIZ 1:02.52

200 Breaststroke
1. Tara Kirk, STAN 2:07.13@
2. Birte Steven, OSU 2:10.30
3. Agnes Kovacs, ASU 2:10.32
4. Erin Sieper, ARIZ 2:15.58
5. Jessica Wagner, ARIZ 2:15.64
6. Marcelle Miller, CAL 2:17.32

100 Butterfly
1. Dana Kirk, STAN 52.30
2. Kim Vandenberg, UCLA 53.50
3. Kristen Lewis, UCLA 53.52
4. Jana Krohn, USC 53.95
5. Whitney Myers, ARIZ 54.44
6. Ashley Daly, STAN 55.09

200 Butterfly
1. Kaitlin Sandeno, USC 1:56.06*
2. Kim Vandenberg, UCLA 1:56.60
3. Dana Kirk, STAN 1:57.38
4. Kristen Lewis, UCLA 1:57.52
5. Whitney Myers, ARIZ 1:58.35
6. Erin Reilly, CAL 1:58.88

200 Individual Medley
1. Natalie Coughlin, CAL 1:54.95*!
2. Kaitlin Sandeno, USC 1:57.53
3. Kristin Caverly, STAN 1:59.17
4. Agnes Kovacs, ASU 1:59.58
5. Natalie Griffith, CAL 2:00.71
6. Malin Svahnstrom, UCLA 2:00.77

400 Individual Medley
1. Kaitlin Sandeno, USC 4:05.74*
2. Emily Mason, ARIZ 4:09.53
3. Kristin Caverly, STAN 4:11.66
4. Mari Embertson, OSU 4:14.80
5. Kim Scarborough, UCLA 4:15.49
6. Natalie Griffith, California 4:15.54

200 Freestyle Relay
1. UCLA (Vandenberg, Svahnstrom, Thurman, Platzer) 1:31.32
2. Arizona 1:31.39
3. Stanford 1:31.70
4. California 1:31.92
5. Arizona state 1:32.52
6. Washington 1:33.46

400 Freestyle Relay
1. California (Coughlin, Becks, Burden, Medina) 3:18.25
2. UCLA 3:19.72
3. Stanford 3:19.75
4. Arizona 3:21.07
5. USC 3:22.18
6. OSU 3:28.58

800 Freestyle Relay
1. California (Reilly, Chandler, Burden, Medina) 7:08.13
2. USC 7:09.14
3. Arizona 7:15.51
4. Stanford 7:17.73
5. Arizona State 7:18.66
6. Washington State 7:31.62

200 Medley Relay
1. Stanford (Baumgartner, T. Kirk, D. Kirk, Jones) 1:39.87
2. Arizona 1:40.49
3. UCLA 1:40.88
4. California 1:41.28
5. Arizona State 1:41.28
6. Oregon State 1:43.47

400 Medley Relay
1. Stanford (Baumgartner, T. Kirk, D. Kirk, Boutwell) 3:35.93
2. California 3:38.65
3. Arizona 3:39.36
4. UCLA 3:39.86
5. Arizona State 3:40.78
6. Oregon State 3:46.29

One-Meter Diving
1. Cassidy Krug, STAN 289.65
2. Mary Yarrison, ARIZ 289.20
3. Ashlee Rosenthal, STAN 281.10
4. Trisha Tumlinson, ASU 278.90
5. Nicci Fusaro, USC 268.95
6. Amanda Blong, UCLA 264.50

Three-Meter Diving
1. Trisha Tumlinson, ASU 520.95
2. Cassidy Krug, STAN 480.55
3. Mary Yarrison, ARIZ 480.40
4. Paige Thompson, UCLA 472.70
5. Nicci Fusaro, USC 463.20
6. Ashlee Rosenthal, STAN 457.80

Platform Diving
1. Trisha Tumlinson, ASU 433.65
2. Sarah Bowling, STAN 397.30
3. Mary Yarrison, ARIZ 377.30
4. Daniela Bemme, ARIZ 371.05
5. Erin Lashnits, STAN 369.10
6. Janine Strack, UCLA 367.40

*Pac-10 Meet Record
! Pac-10 Record
@ American Record

SWIMMER OF THE YEAR: Tara Kirk, STAN
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR IN SWIMMING: Kayln Keller, USC
DIVER OF THE YEAR: Trisha Tumlinson, ASU
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR IN DIVING: Cassidy Krug, STAN/ Mary Yarrison, ARIZ
SWIMMING COACH OF THE YEAR: Frank Busch, ARIZ
DIVING COACH OF THE YEAR: Mark Bradshaw, ASU

2003 NCAA WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS, 23RD ANNUAL
March 18-20, 2004, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas


TEAM RESULTS
(Top-10 teams and other Pac-10 teams)
1. Auburn 569.0
2. Georgia 431.0
3. ARIZONA 369.0
4. Florida 253.0
5. STANFORD 237.0
6. CALIFORNIA 235.5
7. UCLA 195.0
8. Texas 169.0
9. USC 160.0
10. Wisconsin 135.0
14. ARIZONA STATE 107.0
20. OREGON STATE 45.0

INDIVIDUAL SCORERS
(Champion and Pac-10 scorers)

50 Freestyle
1. Kara Lynn Joyce, Georgia 24.24*@#
3. Sara Platzer, UCLA 24.68
7. Lacey Boutwell, STAN 25.23

100 Freestyle
1. Kara Lynn Joyce, Georgia 53.15*#
3. Lacey Boutwell, STAN 54.49
4. Sara Platzer, UCLA 54.49

200 Freestyle
1. Margaret hoelzer, Auburn 1:56.16*
4. Ashley Chandler, CAL 1:57.99
6. Jessica Hayes, ARIZ 1:58.30
8. Melissa Johnson, ARIZ 2:00.42
9. Florencia Szigeti, ASU 1:58.48
11. Lauren Medina, CAL 1:58.81

400 Freestyle
1. Emily Mason, ARIZ 4:01.58*
2. Kalyn Keller, USC 4:02.21
4. Ashley Chandler, CAL 4:05.89
t9. Morgan Hentzen, STAN 4:07.21
13. Katie Nelson, CULA 4:09.55

1500 Freestyle
1. Kalyn Keller, USC 15:49.14*@
5. Margie Pedder, USC 16:02.02
8. Katie Nelson, UCLA 16:06.91
9. Lauren Costella, STAN 16:09.27
14. Erin Reilly, CAL 16:12.96

100 Backstroke
1. Natalie Coughlin, CAL 57.51
5. Jessica Hayes, ARIZ 1:00.38
6. Jenna Gresdal, ARIZ 1:00.44
7. Marshi Smith, ARIZ 1:00.54
t13. Helen Silver, CAL 1:00.85

200 Backstroke
1. Kristy Coventry, Auburn 2:03.86
3. Natalie Coughlin, CAL 2:06.54
4. Jessica Hayes, ARIZ 2:07.84
9. Joana Fargus, USC 2:09.97
15. Naoko Watanabe, UCLA 2:11.86

100 Breaststroke
1. Tara Kirk, STAN 1:04.79!*@#
3. Birte Steven, OSU 1:06.82
6. Agnes Kovacs, ASU 1:07.37
9. Erin Sieper, ARIZ 1:07.76
10. Jessica Wagner, ARIZ 1:08.22
15. Annie Babicz, CAL 1:09.12

200 Breaststroke
1. Tara Kirk, STAN 2:20.70*@#
2. Birte Steven, OSU 2:22.14
5. Agnes Kovacs, ASU 2:26.29
6. Erin Sieper, ARIZ 2:26.75

100 Butterfly
1. Natalie Coughlin, CAL 56.88
2. Dana Kirk, STAN 57.16
4. Whitney Myers, ARIZ 58.06
8. Jana Krohn, USC 1:00.23
9. Kim vandenberg, UCLA 59.36
13. Kristen Lewis, UCLA 59.83

200 Butterfly
1. Mary Descenza, Georgia 2:06.02*
2. Kaitlin Sandeno, USC 2:06.07
3. Whitney Myers, ARIZ 2:06.33
4. Dana Kirk, STAN 2:06.54
5. Emily Mason, ARIZ 2:07.57
6. Kim Vandenberg, UCLA 2:07.78
11. Kristen Lewis, UCLA 2:11.05
12. Erin Reilly, CAL 2:11.98
13. Margie Pedder, USC 2:12.45
15. Marisa Kozak, USC 2:12.86

200 Individual Medley
1. Kaitlin Sandeno, USC 2:08.11*#
3. Whitney Myers, ARIZ 2:10.23
6. Agnes Kovacs, ASU 2:12.73
8. Malin Svahnstrom, UCLA 2:13.74
13. Natalie Griffith, CAL 2:14.08

400 Individual Medley
1. Kaitlin Sandeno, USC 4:30.44!*@#
3. Emily Mason, ARIZ 4:35.38
7. Mari Embertson, OSU 4:40.74
13. Laura Davis, STAN 4:42.48

200 Freestyle Relay
1. Georgia 1:37.27!*@#
6. UCLA 1:41.18
7. California 1:41.36
9. Arizona 1:40.31
10. Stanford 1:41.44
400 Freestyle Relay
1. Georgia 3:35.14*@#
3. California 3:40.31
4. Arizona 3:40.33
8. UCLA 3:43.69
13. Stanford 3:43.10
14. Arizona State 3:44.02
800 Freestyle Relay
1. California (Coughlin, Reilly, Chandler, Medina) 7:50.94*#
3. Arizona 7:54.27
6. USC 7:58.20
8. Arizona State 8:00.69
10. UCLA 8:01.58
16. Stanford 8:09.26

200 Medley Relay
1. Auburn 1:49.02*#
3. Stanford 1:49.80
4. Arizona 1:50.07
7. UCLA 1:51.60
14. California 1:53.42

400 Medley Relay
1. Georgia 3:56.48*@
2. Stanford 3:58.00
3. Arizona 3:59.18
7. California 4:02.49
9. UCLA 4:03.37
15. Arizona State 4:08.73

One-Meter Diving
1. Allison Brennan, South Carolina 307.20
7. Ashlee Rosenthal, STAN 287.15
9. Trisha Tumlinson, ASU 270.65
15. Cassidy Krug, STAN 260.85

Three-Meter Diving
1. Lane Bassham, Alabama 557.75
14. Mary Yarrison, ARIZ 482.10

Platform Diving
1. Nicole Pohorenec, Texas 482.20
2. Trisha Tumlinson, ASU 454.35
6. Daniella Bemme, ARIZ 423.15
7. Sara Bowling, STAN 413.60
10. Mary Yarrison, ARIZ 405.65

! World Record
* NCAA Record
@ American Record
# US Open Record

2004 PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS

First Team Yr. GPA Major
Sara Bowling, STAN So. 3.74 Undeclared
Courtney Caples, ASU Sr. 4.00 Finance
Theresa Dunn, WSU Sr. 3.80 Business Administration/Finance
Nicci Fusaro, USC Sr. 3.71 Fine Arts
Jennifer Hess, ARIZ Jr. 4.00 Language, Reading, and Culture
Sarah Jones, STAN Jr. 3.72 Human Biology
Tara Kirk, STAN Sr. 3.69 Human Biology
Marisa Kozak, USC Jr. 3.80 Communications
Andrea Lubeck, WSU So. 3.97 Undeclared
Margie Pedder, USC Jr. 3.66 Communications
Crystal Allison Rawlings, WASH Jr. 3.86 Cell and Molecular Biology
Kim Scarborough, UCLA Jr. 3.76 Communication Studies
Sandra Steffensen, ASU So. 3.89 Undeclared
Birte Steven, OSU Sr. 3.89 Psychology
Janine Strack, UCLA Jr. 3.62 Psychology
Sasha Taylor, WSU Sr. 3.71 Biology Education

Second Team Yr. GPA Major
Keiko Amano, CAL Jr. 3.50 Bioengineering
Melissa Bartlett, ASU Sr. 3.62 Art (education)
Megan Baumgartner, STAN Sr. 3.46 Human Biology
Katy Blackmore, STAN Sr. 3.60 Human Biology
Natalie Coughlin, CAL Sr. 3.46 Psychology
Ashley Daly, STAN So. 3.56 Undeclared
Karen Eldred, WSU So. 3.85 Undeclared
Mari Embertson, OSU Jr. 3.58 Business Administration
Joy Galloway, USC So. 3.62 Communications
Jessica Hayes, ARIZ Jr. 3.478 Accounting
Lisa Irwin, WSU Jr. 3.78 Zoology
Kristen Lewis, UCLA Sr. 3.55 Sociology
Marcelle Miller, CAL Jr. 3.56 American Studies
Ausra Pacebutaite, OSU So. 3.55 Business Adminstration
Brianna Patterson, ASU Sr. 3.58 Recreation (tourism)
Jessica Stenson, ASU Sr. 3.61 Elementary Education

Honorable Mention: Erin Baldinger, So., ASU; Petra Banovic, Sr., ASU; Danielle Becks, Sr., CAL; Daniela Bemme, Sr., ARIZ; Nicole Marie Bernard, Jr., WASH; Alyson Borawski, Jr., CAL; Lacey Boutwell, Jr., STAN; Micha Burden, Sr., CAL; Kendall Butler, So., UCLA; Evins Cameron, Jr., STAN; Nicole Chinn, Sr., WSU; Sara Clark, So., UCLA; Cathy Coler, Sr., UCLA; Jane Copland, So., WSU; Laura Davis, So., STAN; Lindsay Draper, So., USC; Joanna Fargus, JR., USC; Sarah Fischer, Jr., ASU; Lynsey Foree, So., OSU; Kirsten Gilbert, Jr., STAN; Jenna Gresdal, So., ARIZ; Natalie Griffith, Sr., CAL; Kathryn Hennessy, So., ASU; Courtney Hentzen, Jr., WASH; Anissa Victoria Hilyard, Jr., WASH; Jessie Hong, Jr., OSU; Kristin Huston, Jr., OSU; Christina Kinney, So., OSU; Danielle Kinney, So., OSU; Dana Kirk, So., STAN; Agnes Kovacs, Jr., ASU; Liya Wang Liu, So., WASH; Emily Mason, Jr., ARIZ; Sheena Mills, Jr., WSU; Monika Miroslaw, So., OSU; Lisa Morelli, Jr., CAL; Lesley Ouellette, So., WSU; Emma Palsson, Jr., CAL; Tami Ransom, Jr., STAN; Ashlee Rosenthal, Jr., STAN; Leah Schaab, So., OSU; Casey Sherfey, Jr., WASH; Erin Sieper, So., ARIZ; Lindsay Smart, Jr., UCLA; Marchi Smith, So., ARIZ; Malin Svahntrom, Sr., UCLA; Ashleigh Thomas, So., OSU; Krissy Tinney, Sr., UCLA; Naoko Watanabe, Sr., UCLA; Nicole Zukowski, Jr., ASU.

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