Pac-10 Conference Sends 240 Representatives to Athens

Aug. 20, 2004

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The XXVIII Olympiad, which opened Friday, August 13, in Athens, Greece, will include 240 athletes and coaches with current and past ties to Pacific-10 Conference institutions.

A total of 140 Pac-10 athletes, including alternates, will represent the United States, while 100 will compete for foreign countries. Swimming will host the most Conference athletes, 62 all told, while track and field features 51 Pac-10 athletes. By comparison, the Pac-10 sent 203 athletes to Sydney for the 2000 Summer Olympics and 184 to Atlanta in 1996. UCLA will have 54 past and present Bruins competing in Athens, while both USC and STANFORD claim 39.

The sports most heavily dominated by some of the Conference's elite athletes include: Basketball (Richard Jefferson, ARIZ; Lisa Leslie, USC), Softball (Lisa Fernandez, UCLA; Jennie Finch, ARIZ; Stacey Nuveman, UCLA; Natasha Watley, UCLA), Swimming (Amanda Beard, ARIZ; Natalie Coughlin, CAL; Eric Vendt, USC), Track and Field (Ato Boldon, UCLA; Gail Devers, UCLA; Seilala Sua, UCLA), and Volleyball (Logan Tom, STAN; Kerri Walsh, STAN). In addition, 25 current or former Pac-10 athletes comprise the 26-member U.S. Water Polo Team.The following is a breakdown of Pac-10 Olympians by school:

SCHOOL           ATHLETES/COACHESUCLA             54STANFORD         39USC              39CALIFORNIA       38ARIZONA          25WASHINGTON       18ARIZONA STATE    16OREGON           4OREGON STATE     4WASHINGTON STATE 3PAC-10 TOTAL	 240 	(including alternates)Name, School, Country, Event(s)/PositionBASEBALL (3)Aaron Myette, WASH, Canada, PitcherSean Spencer, WASH, Greece, PitcherNick Theodorou, UCLA, Greece, InfieldBASKETBALL (7)Men'sElias Ayuso, USC, Puerto Rico, GuardLarry Brown, UCLA, United States, Head CoachRichard Jefferson, ARIZ, United States, ForwardSean Marks, CAL, New Zealand, CenterJose Ortiz, OSU, Puerto Rico, CenterWomen'sLisa Leslie, USC, United States, CenterTina Thompson, USC, United States, ForwardCANOE/KAYAK (2)Men'sJordan Malloch ,WASH, United States, Flatwat C-1 500m, Flatwat C-2, 1000m, Flatwat C-2 500mWomen'sKathy Colin, WASH, United States, Flatwat K-2 500m, Flatwat K-4 500mCYCLING (2)Women'sJennie Reed, WASH, United States, Track CyclingChristine Thorburn, STAN, United States, RoadDIVING (5)Men'sMark Bradshaw, ASU, Finland, Assistant CoachJustin Dumais, USC, United States, 3m SynchronizedJoonah Puhakka, ASU, FinlandWomen'sClaire Febvay, ARIZ, France, 10m PlatformBlythe Hartley, USC, Canada, 3m Springboard, 3m Synch, 10m SynchGYMNASTICS (4)Men'sSteve McCain, UCLA, United States, AlternateWomen'sMohini Bhardwaj, UCLA, United States, Vault, Beam, FloorKate Richardson, UCLA, Canada, All-AroundTasha Schwikert, UCLA, United States, AlternateROWING (19)Men'sDave Calder, WASH, Canada, EightMike Callahan, WASH, United States, Assistant CoachPeter Cipollone, CAL, United States, EightMatt Deakin, WASH, United States, EightScott Frandsen, CAL, Canada, EightJoey Hansen, OSU, United States, EightErik Miller, WASH, United States, AlternateJamie Schroeder, STAN, United States, Straight FourNito Simonsen, CAL, Norway, Double SkullMladin Stegic, CAL, Serbia Montenegro, PairLuke Walton, CAL, United States, PairJake Wetzel, CAL, Canada, FourWomen'sJennifer Devine, WASH, United States, Single SkullMegan Dirkmaat, CAL, United States, EightSabrina Kolker, STAN, Canada, EightLaurel Korholz, CAL, United States, EightSamantha Maggee, STAN, United States, EightAnna Mickelson, WASH, United States, EightMary Whipple, WASH, United States, Eight, CoxswainSOCCER (4)Women'sJoy (Biefeld) Fawcett, CAL, United States, DefenderJulie Foudy, STAN, United States, Mid-fielderIris Mora, UCLA, Mexico, ForwardHope Solo, WASH, United States, AlternateSOFTBALL (22)Mike Candrea, ARIZ, United States, Head CoachJamie Clark, WASH, United States, AlternateNicole DiSalivio, CAL, Italy, PitcherStacy Farnworth, ASU, Greece, PitcherLisa Fernandez, UCLA, United States, PitcherJennie Finch, ARIZ, United States, PitcherTairia Mims Flowers, UCLA, United States, First baseAmanda Freed, UCLA, United States, PitcherNicole Giordano, ARIZ, United States, AlternateTanya Harding, UCLA, Australia, PitcherLindsay James, CAL, Greece, OutfieldLovieanne Jung, ARIZ, United States, Second BaseLauren Lappin, STAN, United States, AlternateJessica Mendoza, STAN, United States, Left FieldDiane Ninemire, CAL, Greece, Assistant CoachStacey Nuveman, UCLA, United States, CatcherAni Nyhus, ORE, Canada, PitcherLeah O'Brien-Amico, ARIZ, United States, First BaseJohn Rittman, STAN, United States, Assistant CoachJennifer Spediacci, WASH, Italy, PitcherNatasha Watley, UCLA, United States, ShortstopLinda Wells, ASU, Greece, Assistant CoachSWIMMING (63)Men'sAhmad Al-Kudmani, USC, Saudia Arabia, 100 BreastBruno Barbic, WASH, Croatia, 400 freeRicky Barbosa, CAL, BrazilViktor Bodrogi, USC, Hungary, 200 BackSimon Burnett, ARIZ, Great Britain, 200 Free, 4x200 FreeFrank Busch, ARIZ, United States, Assistant CoachRodrigo Castro, USC, Brazil, 200 Free, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free RelayMilorad Cavic, CAL, Serbia Montenegro, 100 FreeRick DeMont, ARIZ, South Africa, Assistant CoachDuje Draganja, CAL, Croatia, 100 Fly, 50 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free Rel.Lynden Ferns, ARIZ, South AfricaRolandas Gimbutis, CAL, Lithuania, 50 Free, 100 Free, 4x100 Free RelayRenato Gueraldi, CAL, BrazilAhmed Hussein, ASU, Egypt, 100 BackJosh Ilika, USC, Mexico, 200 ButterflyRhi Jeffrey, USC, United States, 800 Free RelayLarsen Jensen, USC, United States, 400 Free, 1500 FreeKlete Keller, USC, United States, 200 Free, 400 Free, 800 Free RelayTomas Kerekjarto, USC, Hungary, 200 IMBart Kizierowski, CAL, PolandDavid Kolozar, ASU, Hungary, 200 FlyGordan Kozulj, CAL, Croatia, 100 Back, 200 BackLenny Krayzelburg, USC, United States, 100 BackEric LaFleur, ARIZ, SwedenAlex Lim, CAL, Malaysia, 100 BackDaniel Lysaught, CAL, Australia, 1500mGavin Meadows, ASU, Great BritianOus Mellouli, USC, Tunilia, 400 IM, 1500 FreeGergerly Meszaros, USC, Hungry, 800 Free RelayMiguel Molina, CAL, Philippines, 200 Free, 200 Breast, 400 IMRyk Neethling, ARIZ, South Africa, 100 Free, 400 Free RelayDan O'Keeffe, UCLA, Guam, 100 ButtMarkus Rogan, STAN, Austria, 100m Back, 200m BackLuis Rojas, ARIZ, France, 100 Fly, 200 FlyRoland Schoeman, ARIZ, South AfricaRatapong 'Nuk' Sirisanont, CAL, ThailandJonas Tilly, CAL, SwedenJuan Veloz, ARIZ, Mexico, 200 FlyErik Vendt, USC, United States, 400 IM, 1500 FreeGabe Woodward, USC, United States, 400 Free RelayWomen'sPetra Banovic, ASU, Croatia, 200 FreeAmanda Beard, ARIZ, United States, 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IMLindsay Benko, USC, United States, 200 Free, 800 Free RelayBeth Botsford, ARIZ, United StatesCaroline Bruce, STAN, United States, 200 BreastKristen Caverly, STAN, United States, 200 BackMike Chasson, ASU, Egypt, Assistant CoachHaley Cope, CAL, United States, 100 BackNatalie Coughlin, CAL, United States, 100 Free, 100 Back, 4x100 FRKalyn Keller, USC, United States, 400 Free, 800 FreeDana Kirk, STAN, United States, 200 FlyTara Kirk, STAN, United States, 100 BreastAgnes Kovacs, ASU, Hungary, 200 IMEmily Mason, ARIZ, United StatesTeri McKeever, CAL, United States, Assistant CoachRichard Quick, STAN, United States, Assistant CoachKaitlin Sandeno, USC, United States, 400 Free, 400 IM, 200 Butterfly, 800 FRMark Schubert, USC, United States, Head CoachBirte Steven, OSU, Germany, 200 BreastMalin Svahnstrom, UCLA, Sweden, 800m RelayFlorencia Szigeti, ASU, Argentina, 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 FreeNicolette Teo, UCLA, Singapore, 100m/200m BreastJenny Thompson, STAN, United States, 100 Fly, 400 FreeSYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING (4)Women'sTammy Crow, CAL, United States, Team, FlyerErin Dobratz, STAN, United States, TeamSara Lowe, STAN, United States, Team, DuetCortenay Stuart, STAN, Canada, Team, DuetTENNIS (8)Men'sWayne Black, USC, Zimbabwe, DoublesBob Bryan, STAN, United States, DoublesMike Bryan, STAN, United States, DoublesWayne Ferreira, CAL, South Africa, Assistant CoachMark Knowles, UCLA, Bahamas, DoublesMarcin Matkowski, UCLA, Poland, DoublesPatrick McEnroe, STAN, United States, Head CoachWomen'sAnne Kremer, STAN, Luxembourg, SinglesTRACK & FIELD (51)Men'sAbdi Abdirahman, ARIZ, United States, 10,000 mBolota Asmerom, CAL, United States, 400m, 4x400m RelayLewis Banda, ASU, Zimbabwe, SprintsChristian Belz, WASH, Switzerland, 5000mAto Boldon, UCLA, Trinidad & Tobago, 100m, 200m, 4x100m RelayPiotr Buciarski, ORE, Denmark, Pole VaultMichael Campbell, ASU, Jamaica, 4x400mMalachi Davis, UCLA, Great Britain, 400m, 4x400 relayWilliam Erese, USC, Nigeria, 110m High HurdlesJohn Godina, UCLA, United States, Shot PutAnson Henry, WSU, Canada, 4x100 RelayJulien Kapek, USC, France, Triple JumpMeb Keflezighi, UCLA, United States, 10,000m, MarathonYoo Kim, UCLA, South Korea, Pole VaultDominic Johnson, ARIZ, St. Lucia, Pole VaultBernard Lagat, WSU, Kenya, 1500mBob Larsen, UCLA, United States, Assistant CoachSantiago Lorenzo, ORE, Argentina, DecathalonPatrick Nduwimana, ARIZ, BurundiTravis Nutter, CAL, United States, Discuss ThrowDwight Phillips, ASU, United States, Long JumpJonathon Riley, STAN, United States, 5000mFelix Sanchez, USC, Dominican Republic, 400m HurdlesToby Stevenson, STAN, United States, Pole VaultChima Ugwu, ARIZ, NigeraIan Waltz, WSU, United States, Discus ThrowWomen'sAmy Acuff, UCLA, United States, High JumpSheilia Burrell, UCLA, United States, HeptathlonGail Devers, UCLA, United States, 100m HurdlesJackie Edwards, STAN, Bahamas, Long JumpTorri Edwards, USC, United States, 100m, 200m, 400m RelayMalindid Elmore, STAN, Canada, 1500mAllyson Felix, USC, United States, 200mBrianna Glen, ARIZ, United States, SprintsJoanna Hayes, UCLA, United States, 100m HurdlesKristin Heaston, CAL, United States, Shot PutMonique Henderson, UCLA, United States, 4x400 RelayAretha Hill, WASH, United States, Discus ThrowSheena Johnson, UCLA, United States, 400m HurdlesAlexandra Komnos, ARIZ, GreeceBrigita Langerholc, USC, Slovania, 800mElzunia Lamb, CAL, PolandBarb Lindquist, STAN, United States, TriathalonSarah Malone, ORE, United States, Javelin ThrowNatasha Mayers, USC, St. Vincent/Grenadines, 100m, 200mMichelle Perry, UCLA, United States, HeptathlonCarol Rodriguez, USC, Puerto Rico, 100m, 200mSeilala Sua, UCLA, United States, Discus ThrowJulianna Tudja, USC, Hungary, HammerGrace Upshaw, CAL, United States, Long JumpAngela Williams, USC, United States, 400m RelayVOLLEYBALL (17)Men'sGabe Gardner, USC, United StatesBjorn Maaseide, UCLA, Norway, BeachStein Metzger, UCLA, United States, BeachJeff Nygaard, UCLA, United States, BeachErik Sullivan, UCLA, United States, LiberoDonald Suxho, USC, United States, SetterMark Williams, UCLA, Australia, BeachKevin Wong, UCLA, United States, Beach, AlternateWomen'sWiz Bachman, UCLA, United States, Middle BlockerBrook Billings, USC, United States, Opposite HitterAnnett Davis, UCLA, United States, Beach, AlternateJenny Johnson Jordan, UCLA, United States, Beach, AlternateHolly McPeak, CAL, United States, BeachOgonna Nnamani, STAN, United States, Outside HitterLogan Tom, STAN, United States, Outside HitterKerri Walsh, STAN, United States, BeachElaine Youngs, UCLA, United States, BeachWATER POLO (25)Men'sTony Azevedo, STAN, United States, DriverLayne Beaubien, STAN, United States, DefenderBrandon Brooks, UCLA, United States, Goal TenderPeter Hudnut, STAN, United States, AlternateDanny Leyson, USC, United States, Assistant CoachBrett Ormsby, UCLA, United States, DriverWolf Wigo, STAN, United States, DriverAdam Wright, UCLA, United States, PasserWomen'sGuy Baker, UCLA, United States, Assistant CoachRobin Beauregard, UCLA, United States, DefenderMargie Dingeldein, STAN, United States, AttackerGabriell Domanic, UCLA, United States, AlternateEllen Estes, STAN, United States, 2m SetJackie Frank, STAN, United States, Goal KeeperNatalie Golda, UCLA, United States, DefenderKelly Heuchan, UCLA, AustraliaSofia Konoukh, USC, Russia, UtilityEricka Lorenz, CAL, United States, DriverThalia Munro, UCLA, United States, AttackerNicolle Payne, UCLA, United StatesAniko Pelle, USC, HungaryHeather Petri, CAL, United States, AttackerKelly Rulon, UCLA, United States, AttackerAmber Stachowski, UCLA, United States, DriverBrenda Villa, STAN, United States, Attacker/DriverWRESTLING (4)Men'sZeke Jones, ASU, United States, Assistant CoachOscar Wood, OSU, United States, Greco-Roman 66KGWomen'sPatricia Miranda, STAN, United States, Greco-Roman 48KGTownsend Saunders, ASU, United States, Assistant Coach

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