Stanford Has 16 Swimmers Qualify For 2007 NCAA Championships

March 1, 2007

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford has qualified 16 swimmers for the 2007 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships to be held Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The team's divers will attempt to qualify for the NCAA's during the NCAA Zone E Championships this Thursday-Saturday, March 1-3, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The 16 Stanford swimmers that have qualified for the 2006 NCAA's are Andrea Axtell, Brooke Bishop, Elaine Breeden, Caroline Bruce, Lauren Costella, Elizabeth Durot, Nilasha Ghosh, Morgan Hentzen, Kelley Hug, Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy, Caroline Rodriguez, Madeline Rovira, Julia Smit, Whitney Spence, Desireé Stahley and Laura Wadden.

Stanford has the top seed in an amazing six of the 18 swimming events to be contested at the meet with Julia Smit (200 back, 200 IM, 400 IM) seeded first in three individual events as well as Elaine Breeden (200 fly) and Caroline Bruce (200 breast) in one each. In addition, the Cardinal is the top seed in the 200 medley relay with Bruce, Breeden and Bishop scheduled to swim along with another swimmer to be determined later.

Stanford's group of swimmers is slated for 39 individual swims and five relays. Below is a complete listing of where each swimmer ranks in individual events as well as a listing of Stanford's relay qualifiers.

STANFORD'S 2007 NCAA SWIMMING QUALIFYING SWIMMERS
Swimmer (Event, Seed, NCAA Qualifying Time)
Andrea Axtell (200 back, #28, 1:57.92 • 100 back, #50, 56.08)
Brooke Bishop (100 back, #5, 53.54 • 50 free, #6, 22.30 • 100 free, #7, 48.94)
Elaine Breeden (200 fly, #1, 1:52.99 • 100 fly, #2, 51.44 • 200 IM, #3, 1:56.92)
Caroline Bruce (200 breast, #1, 2:09.32 • 100 breast, #3, 1:00.00 • 200 IM, #10, 1:58.96)
Lauren Costella (1650 free, #30, 16:28.19)
Elizabeth Durot (500 free, #4, 4:41.47 • 1650 free, #36, 16:32.76 • 200 free, #49, 1:48.86)
Nilasha Ghosh (200 IM, #20, 2:00.34 • 100 fly, #32, 54.35 • 100 free, #48, 50.31)
Morgan Hentzen (1650 free, #18, 16:23.85 • 500 free, #67, 4:53.32)
Kelley Hug (100 fly, #30, 54.29 • 100 back, #46, 55.51)
Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy (100 back, #22, 54.63 • 100 free, #24, 49.52 • 50 free, #38, 22.91)
Caroline Rodriguez (100 back, #28, 54.74)
Madeline Rovira (100 free, #37, 50.09 • 50 free, #56, 23.10)
Julia Smit (200 IM, #1, 1:55.38 • 400 IM, #1, 4:04.02 • 200 back, #1, 1:53.95)
Whitney Spence (500 free, #11, 4:44.16 • 200 free, #19, 1:47.06 • 200 fly, #38, 2:01.07)
Desireé Stahley (500 free, #17, 4:44.85 • 200 free, #23, 1:47.33 • 1650 free, #39, 16:33.37)
Laura Wadden (200 fly, 1:58.23 • 100 fly, #35, 54.60)

Relay (Seed, Swimmers - NCAA Qualifying Time)
200 free (#3, Julia Smit, TBA, Elaine Breeden, Brooke Bishop, 1:29.48)
400 free (#6, Julia Smit, Brooke Bishop, Madeline Rovira, Elaine Breeden, 3:17.70)
800 free (#6, Julia Smit, Elizabeth Durot, Whitney Spence, Desireé Stahley, 7:06.59)
200 medley (#1, TBA, Caroline Bruce, Elaine Breeden, Brooke Bishop, 1:37.71)
400 medley (#2, Julia Smit, Caroline Bruce, Elaine Breeden, Brooke Bishop, 3:35.00)

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