No. 5 Stanford To Compete At 2005 NCAA Championships Thursday-Saturday, March 17-19

March 16, 2005

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A QUICK LOOK AT THE 2005 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
No. 5 Stanford (Pac-10 Champions, 7-1, 5-0 Pac-10) will compete at the 2005 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships this Thursday-Saturday, March 17-19. The event will be held at Boilermaker Aquatic Center on the campus of Purdue University. The two teams that have won the national title three times each head into the 2005 competition as the top two ranked teams. Georgia, who won the event for three consecutive years from 1999-2001, is back as the nation's top-ranked team. Auburn is the three-time defending champion (2002-04) and ranked second. The Top 10 is rounded out by Florida, Texas, Stanford, Arizona, SMU, Wisconsin, Texas A&M and UCLA. Stanford has momentum heading into the event after dominating at the Pac-10 Championships for its second straight conference crown in its most recent swimming action from February 23-26 and posting a 7-1 regular season dual meet record.

HEADING INTO THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS AT NO. 5
Stanford will head into the 2005 NCAA Championships as the nation's No. 5 spot, where it remained for each of the final four College Swim Coaches Association polls after moving up three places into the spot on January 27.

STANFORD IN 2004-05
Stanford's final action prior to the NCAA Championships came when Cardinal divers Cassidy Krug and Ashlee Rosenthal qualified for the NCAA's at the NCAA Zone E Meet, joining a previous group of 13 Stanford swimmers that qualified while leading Stanford to its second consecutive conference crown during the Pac-10 Championships from February 23-26. Stanford scored 1499 points to capture the meet, easily outdistancing second-place and sixth-ranked Arizona (1237). The Cardinal finished the 2004-05 dual meet season with a 7-1 overall record, including a 5-0 mark against Pac-10 teams, to extend the school's string of no more than two dual meet losses to 31 consecutive seasons spanning the entire history of the program. The Cardinal swimmers also had a victory at the Speedo Cup, while its divers competed at the non-team scoring Trojan Diving Invitational. Stanford started the season with a 180-120 win at then No. 22 Hawaii on October 23 before falling 197-156 to No. 6 Texas in Austin for its only loss of the campaign in a two-day dual meet from October 29-30 that also included non-scoring events versus USC. Stanford's divers then competed at the Trojan Diving Invitational hosted by USC from November 5-6. The Cardinal swimmers came back for a dominating victory November 18-20 at the Speedo Cup hosted by UC Irvine, winning the event comfortably with 1221.5 points despite swimming in the finals of only one event on the last day of the meet. After nearly two months out of competition, the swimmers returned with a 159-96 victory over Pacific in their home-opener and final non-conference dual meet on January 15. Stanford came up with a 177-117 win at No. 18 Arizona State to open Pac-10 action on January 21 and then surprised No. 4 Arizona on the road, 165-135, on January 22. Stanford finished its 2004-05 home season on January 28 and 29 with victories over then No. 11 UCLA (176-124) and No. 17 USC (193-103) before concluding the season with a 172-128 win at then No. 9 California.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIERS
A total of 15 Stanford swimmers have qualified for the 2005 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships to be held March 17-19 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Stanford has also qualified a relay team in each of the five relays. The names of Stanford's qualifiers with the number of events they have qualified for, the names of their qualifying events, seed and qualifying time (if applicable) are listed below.
• Brooke Bishop (3) - 50 free (#16, 22.72), 100 back (#27, 54.90), 100 free (#39, 49.88)
• Lacey Boutwell (3) - 100 free (#5, 48.85), 50 free (#9, 22.63), 200 free (#22, 1:47.25)• Caroline Bruce (3) - 100 breast (#2, 1:00.03), 200 breast (#3, 2:09.76), 200 IM (#3, 1:58.15)
• Kristen Caverly (3) - 400 IM (#4, 4:10.83), 200 IM (#12, 1:59.63), 200 breast (#14T, 2:13.01)
• Lauren Costella (3) - 1650 free (#10, 16:15.05), 400 IM (#43, 4:21.92), 500 free (#56, 4:51.69)
• Laura Davis (3) - 200 fly (#11, 1:58.44), 200 IM (#16, 1:59.95), 400 IM (#23, 4:16.25)
• Elizabeth Durot (3) - 500 free (#6, 4:41.78), 1650 free (#8, 16:12.97), 200 free (#15, 1:46.84)
• Morgan Hentzen (2) - 1650 free (#15, 16:16.89), 500 free (#40, 4:48.05)
• Sarah Jones (2) - 100 back (#41, 55.78), 50 free (#61, 23.38)
• Dana Kirk (3) - 200 fly (#2, 1:54.89), 100 fly (#4, 52.90), 200 IM (#30, 2:01.47)
• Cassidy Krug (3) - 1-meter diving, 3-meter diving, platform diving
• Erica Liu (3) - 200 IM (#28, 2:01.41), 100 breast (#37, 1:03.16), 200 breast (#45, 2:17.11)
• Ashlee Rosenthal (3) - 1-meter diving, 3-meter diving, platform diving
• Desiree Stahley (3) - 1650 free (#19, 16:21.56), 500 free (#30T, 4:47.36), 200 free (#45, 1:49.00)
• Amy Wagner (1) - 100 back (#36, 55.44)

• Relays (5) - 400 Medley (#3, 3:35.87), 400 free (#6, 3:18.77), 200 Medley (#7, 1:39.69), 800 Free (#8, 7:10.50), 200 Free (#9T, 1:31.18)

STANFORD ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMERS
Nine current Stanford swimmers rank among the school's all-time Top 10 performers. The names of the swimmers, along with the name of their event(s), ranking, time and year of their performance are listed below (through meets of March 16, 2005).
• Brooke Bishop - 50 free (#7T, 22.72, 2005)
• Lacey Boutwell - 100 free (#4, 48.85, 2005), 50 free (#6, 22.60, 2004), 200 free (#9, 1:46.98, 2004), 100 fly (#10, 53.82)
• Caroline Bruce - 100 breast (#2, 1:00.03, 2005), 200 breast (#2, 2:09.76, 2005), 400 IM (#3, 4:10.31, 2005), 200 IM (#5, 1:58.15, 2005)
• Kristen Caverly - 400 IM (#4, 4:10.37), 200 breast (#7, 2:12.96, 2003), 200 IM (#9, 1:59.17, 2004)
• Lauren Costella - 1650 free (#7, 16:12.05, 2004)
• Laura Davis - 200 fly (#9, 1:58.44, 2005)
• Elizabeth Durot - 500 free (#4, 4:41.78, 2005), 200 free (#7, 1:46.84, 2005)*
• Kirsten Gilbert - 100 breast (#6, 1:01.80, 2003)
• Dana Kirk - 100 fly (#4, 52.30, 2004), 200 fly (#4, 1:54.00, 2004)
• Amy Wagner - 100 back (#5, 53.80, 2002)*
*Relay Split
Note: Amy Wagner and Lacey Boutwell swam the back and free legs, respectively, on a 2002 Stanford 400 medley relay team that currently holds the school record with a time of 3:31.74

STANFORD'S EVENT WINNERS
A total of 16 Stanford swimmers and divers (listed below) have won 118 events (includes multiple-winners in relays) this season.
• Caroline Bruce (32) - 100 breast (7), 200 breast (7), 200 IM (6), 400 IM (4), 200 medley relay (4), 400 medley relay (4)
• Lacey Boutwell (21) - 50 free (5), 100 free (4), 200 free (3), 200 medley relay (3), 400 medley relay (3), 200 free (1), 800 free (1), 200 back (1)
• Dana Kirk (21) - 100 fly (6), 200 fly (6), 200 medley relay (5), 400 medley relay (4)
• Brooke Bishop (18) - 100 back (4), 200 back (3), 400 medley relay (4), 200 medley relay (3), 50 free (2), 100 free (1), 200 free (1)
• Elizabeth Durot (7) - 500 free (5), 200 free (1), 800 free relay (1)
• Ashlee Rosenthal (7) - 1-meter diving (4), 3-meter diving (3)
• Desiree Stahley (7) - 200 free (2), 500 free (2), 1000 free (2), 800 free (1)
• Lauren Costella (5) - 1650 free (3), 1000 free (2)
• Laura Davis (3) - 400 IM (2), 200 fly (1)
• Amy Wagner (4) - 200 medley relay (4)
• Kristen Caverly (2) - 100 breast (1), 200 breast (1)
• Cassidy Krug (2) - 1-meter diving (1), 3-meter diving (1)
• Erica Liu (2) - 200 medley relay (1), 400 medley relay (1)
• Katherine Bell (1) - 200 breast (1)
• Morgan Hentzen (1) - 800 free relay (1)
• Sarah Jones (1) - 200 free relay (1)

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING NOTES
• Stanford has won eight NCAA titles (1983, '89, '92, '93, '94, '95, '96, '98) with six in the last 13 years and nine national titles overall, including an AIAW crown in 1980
• Stanford's eight NCAA titles are more than any other school in the history of NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving
• 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
• Last year, the Cardinal was fifth at the NCAA Championships and the previous season (2003) the team was sixth to snap a string of Top Three finishes at the NCAA Championships at 22 years (27 straight Top Three national showings)
• Stanford has finished no worse than eighth nationally in each of the first 30 years of the school's program (1974-75 through 2003-04)
• Stanford is the two-time defending Pac-10 champion and has won 16 of the 19 league meets since the event began in 1987 (1987-99, 2002, '04, '05)
• Stanford has an all-time dual meet record of 231-31 (.882) in 31 seasons of dual meet competition •
• Stanford has won 33 of its last 38 dual meets overall
• Stanford has never lost more than two dual meets in a single campaign over the 31-season history of the program
• Stanford has three 2004 Olympians (Caroline Bruce, Kristen Caverly, Dana Kirk), 13 NCAA All-Americans and 22 letterwinners on its 31-member roster

2004-05 MEET RECAPS
Stanford Captures 2005 Pac-10 Championships (February 23-26, 2005) ... No. 5 Stanford breezed to its second straight conference title, finishing with 1499 points to easily outdistance second-place Arizona (1237). Caroline Bruce was named the Swimmer of the Meet after winning three individual events (100 breast, 200 IM, 400 IM) and contributing to a pair of victorious relay teams (200 medley, 400 medley) during the four-day event. Lacey Boutwell also won her first 100 free conference title, while Dana Kirk picked up her first 200 fly Pac-10 victory. Brooke Bishop (free/back), Bruce (breast) and Kirk (fly) were members of both winning 200 and 400 medley relay teams. Amy Wagner swam the leadoff backstroke leg of the winning 200 squad, while Boutwell anchored the winning 400 team.

Stanford 172, California 128 (February 12, 2005) ... No. 5 Stanford finished a perfect Pac-10 dual meet season with a convincing 172-128 win at No. 9 California for its sixth consecutive victory overall in a Pac-10 short-course yards dual meet Saturday at Spieker Aquatics Complex. Caroline Bruce won three individual events (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM) and added another winning effort by swimming the breaststroke leg on Stanford's winning 200 medley relay squad. Dana Kirk (100 fly, 200 fly) and Ashlee Rosenthal (1-meter diving, 3-meter diving) added a pair of individual wins each. Kirk added another victory by swimming the butterfly leg on Stanford's 200 medley relay. Brooke Bishop (100 back), Elizabeth Durot (500 free) and Desiree Stahley (1000 free) added one individual win each. Bishop (back) and Lacey Boutwell (free) joined Bruce and Kirk on Stanford's winning 200 medley relay.

at Stanford 193, USC 103 (January 29, 2005) ... No. 5 Stanford continued its hot streak with its fifth consecutive win, a dominating 193-103 victory over No. 18 USC in a Pac-10 short-course yards dual meet on Senior Day at the Avery Aquatic Center. Caroline Bruce (100 breast, 200 breast, 400 IM) and Lacey Boutwell (50 free, 100 free, 200 free) each won three individual events to lead the Cardinal. Stanford won 13 of the day's 16 races as Brooke Bishop (100 back, 200 back) added a pair of victories by sweeping the backstroke events for the second consecutive day, while Lauren Costella (1650 free), Elizabeth Durot (500 free), Dana Kirk (200 fly) and Cassidy Krug (1-meter diving) picked up one win each. The Cardinal also won the meet-opening 400 medley relay with a team of Bishop, Bruce, Kirk and Erica Liu.

at Stanford 176, UCLA 124 (January 28, 2005) ... No. 5 Stanford rolled to its fourth straight dual meet win with a 176-124 victory over No. 11 UCLA in a short-course yards Pac-10 dual meet at the Avery Aquatic Center. UCLA won the first three events of the meet before the Cardinal came storming back to win 11 of the final 13. Caroline Bruce continued her outstanding freshman season by winning three races (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM). Bruce's NCAA 'A' qualifying time of 1:01.24 in the 100 breast was the fourth fastest in the nation this season and makes her Stanford's No. 3 all-time performer in the event. Brooke Bishop (100 back, 200 back), Lacey Boutwell (50 free, 100 free) and Ashlee Rosenthal (1-meter diving, 3-meter diving) added two individual wins each for the Cardinal, while Elizabeth Durot picked up a victory in the 500 free. A Cardinal relay team of Boutwell, Bishop, Sarah Jones and Desiree Stahley was also victorious in the 200 free relay to conclude the meet.

Stanford 165, at Arizona 135 (January 22, 2005) ... No. 6 Stanford knocked off previously unbeaten and No. 4 Arizona in a short-course yards Pac-10 dual meet at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. Stanford used its superior depth to outscore the Wildcats, 165-135, despite both teams winning eight events. Kristen Caverly (100 and 200 breast) and Dana Kirk (100 and 200 fly) won two events each to lead the Cardinal. Caroline Bruce (200 IM), Lauren Costella (1000 free) and Ashlee Rosenthal (1-meter diving) also had victories in individual events for Stanford, while a Cardinal relay team of Brooke Bishop, Bruce, Kirk and Lacey Boutwell won the 400 medley relay to open the event.

Stanford 177, at Arizona State 117 (January 21, 2005) ... No. 6 Stanford opened its Pac-10 season with a convincing 177-117 win at No. 18 Arizona State in a short-course yards dual meet at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center. Stanford won 13 of the 16 events contested with eight different Stanford women's and divers claiming individual victories. Lacey Boutwell (50 free, 100 free), Caroline Bruce (200 breast, 400 IM), Dana Kirk (100 fly, 200 fly) and Ashlee Rosenthal (1-meter diving, 3-meter diving) were two-time winners for the Cardinal. Brooke Bishop (200 back), Lauren Costella (1650 free), Desiree Stahley (200 free) and Elizabeth Durot (500 free) added one victory each. The Cardinal also captured the 200 medley relay with a team of Amy Wagner, Bruce, Kirk and Boutwell. The highlight of the meet arguably came when Bruce outdueled 2000 Olympic gold medalist Agnes Kovacs in the 200 breast.

at Stanford 159, Pacific 96 (January 15, 2005) - Swimming Only ... No. 5 Stanford returned to competition for the first time since November 20 and cruised to a 159-96 non-conference victory over Pacific in a short-course yards dual meet at the Avery Aquatic Center. Stanford had eight different swimmers win at least one individual event and officially captured 13 of the 14 events. Brooke Bishop (100 back, 100 free), Laura Davis (200 fly, 400 IM), Elizabeth Durot (200 free, 500 free) and Lacey Boutwell (50 free, 200 back) led the way with two individual victories each. Katherine Bell (200 breast), Caroline Bruce (100 breast), Dana Kirk (100 fly) and Desiree Stahley (1000 free) added one apiece. Stanford also won the 200 medley relay with a team of Amy Wagner, Erica Liu, Kirk and Boutwell. An exhibition Cardinal team of Boutwell, Bishop, Sarah Jones and Bruce actually had a faster time than the Tigers in the 200 free relay as well but the Tigers claimed the fastest team not swimming the event as an exhibition.

Speedo Invitational (November 18-20, 2004) - Swimming Only ... No. 4 Stanford won the short-course yards 2004 Speedo Cup despite competing in the finals of only one race, finishing with 1211.5 points. Caroline Bruce was named the Swimmer of the Meet, winning the 100 breast and 200 IM in NCAA 'A' times. She was also the top qualifier in the prelims of the 200 breast but did not swim in the finals. Stanford totaled nine wins in the event as Lacey Boutwell (200 free), Laura Davis (400 IM), Dana Kirk (100 fly) and Brooke Bishop (50 free) were also individual winners. The Cardinal won the 800 free relay with a team of Desiree Stahley, Elizabeth Durot, Morgan Hentzen and Boutwell, as well as the 400 medley relay with a group of Bishop, Bruce, Kirk and Boutwell.

Non-Scoring At Trojan Diving Invitational (November 5-6, 2004) - Diving Only ... Ashlee Rosenthal highlighted the performances by Stanford's divers at the Trojan Diving Invitational. Rosenthal finished second in the 3-meter competition on the opening day of the meet and was third in the 1-meter the following day. Cassidy Krug took fourth in the 3-meter and was fifth in the 1-meter. Erin Lashnits was ninth in both events, while Katie Lampe was 11th in the 3-meter and 12th in the 1-meter.

at Texas 197, Stanford 156 (October 29-30, 2004) ... No. 6 Texas posted a 197-156 victory over No. 4 Stanford despite four individual victories by Cardinal freshman Caroline Bruce over the two-day short-course yards meet. No. 13 USC also participated in the meet but the competition between the Cardinal and the Women of Troy was non-scoring. Texas posted a 230-123 victory in its scoring versus USC. Stanford actually won eight of the 18 events contested in the meet led by Bruce, who swept both breaststroke (100, 200) and individual medley (200, 400) events. Other individual winners for the Cardinal included Brooke Bishop (50 free), Lauren Costella (1650 free), Cassidy Krug (3-meter diving) and Desiree Stahley (500 free). Stanford swam the meet without two of its top swimmers in Dana Kirk (aggravated back) and Amy Wagner (illness), while another of its top swimmers (Kristen Caverly) swam in only two events before sitting out the remainder of the meet when a back injury flared up.

Stanford 180, at Hawaii 120 (October 23, 2004) ... Caroline Bruce led No. 4 Stanford to a 180-120 victory in a short-course yards meet at No. 22 Hawaii with three individual victories (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM), while Dana Kirk (100 fly, 200 fly) won two individual events. Both were also members of Stanford's winning 200 medley relay. Lacey Boutwell (200 free), Lauren Costella (1000 free) and Desiree Stahley (500 free) added one victory each. Amy Wagner returned to the pool for the Cardinal for the first time since the 2002-03 campaign after missing last year due to an injury to open Stanford's winning 200 meter medley relay with the backstroke leg. Brooke Bishop brought the Cardinal home with the freestyle leg. Stahley's victory was the first individual win of her collegiate career.

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