Caroline Bruce Named Pac-10 Women's Swimmer And Newcomer Of The Year

April 12, 2005

Stanford's Caroline Bruce was named the Pac-10 Women's Swimmer and Newcomer of the Year on Tuesday. Bruce swept the 100 and 200 breaststroke events at the 2005 NCAA Championships to give Stanford a sweep of the two races for the fourth consecutive year. Bruce was also second on the Individual High Point list at the NCAA's with 56 points and earned a total of six All-American honors. Her NCAA performance followed five victories at the Pac-10 Championships when she captured three individual events (200 breast, 200 IM, 400 IM) and also swam on a pair of Stanford's winning relay teams (200 medley, 400 medley).

'It's very exciting that Caroline Bruce was named the Pac-10 Women's Swimmer and Newcomer of the Year,' said Stanford head women's swimming coach Richard Quick. 'She is very deserving of both honors after fantastic performances at the NCAA and Pac-10 Championships. I think she has set the course to have an outstanding career at Stanford.'

Bruce's selection as Pac-10 Women's Swimmer of the Year marked the ninth time a Stanford student-athlete has been chosen for the honor and the second time in as many years, following Tara Kirk in 2003-04. A Stanford women's swimmer had never previously captured Pac-10 Women's Swimming Newcomer of the Year honors.

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