No. 1 Stanford To Compete At 2007 NCAA Championships Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10

March 7, 2007

THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEET
2007 NCAA Championships
University Aquatic Center, Minneapolis, MN
Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10, 2007
(Prelims - 11 am, ET • Diving - 1 pm, ET • Finals - 7 pm, ET)

Thu. - 200 free relay • 500 free • 200 IM • 50 free • 1-M diving • 400 medley relay
Fri. - 200 medley relay • 400 IM • 100 fly • 200 free • 100 breast • 100 back • 3-M diving • 800 free relay^
Sat. - 1650 free (timed finals) • 200 back • 100 free • 200 breast • 200 fly • platform diving • 400 free relay
^No Prelims; *Short-Course Yards Meet

A QUICK LOOK AT THE 2007 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
No. 1 Stanford (2nd Place at Pac-10 Championships, 10-0, 6-0 Pac-10) will compete at the 2007 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships this Thursday-Saturday, March 8-10. The event will be held at the University Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota. The Cardinal will be looking to take the title away from the two teams that have combined to win the eight national championships since Stanford was last a winner in 1998. Auburn returned to the top in 2006 and has won four of the last five, including three in a row from 2002-04. Georgia, who won the event for three consecutive years from 1999-2001, picked up another in 2005. Auburn is currently ranked second, while Georgia has slipped to ninth. The remainder of the Top 10 includes No. 3 California, No. 4 Arizona, No. 5 Texas A&M, No. 6 Florida, No. 7 Florida State, No. 8 Indiana and No. 10 Michigan.

HEADING INTO THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS AT NO. 1
Stanford will head into the 2007 NCAA Championships as the nation's top ranked team and has been since November 16. The Cardinal began the season ranked sixth before moving up three spots to No. 3 and then bolted to the top in the next poll following a pair of victories over defending national champion Auburn and Tennessee during a two-day tri-meet November 10-11 in Knoxville.

STANFORD IN 2006-07
Stanford's final action prior to the 2007 NCAA Championships came when Cardinal divers Cassidy Krug and Shana Karp qualified for the NCAA's at the NCAA Zone E Meet. Krug and Karp joined a group of 16 NCAA qualified Stanford swimmers, the most in this century. Stanford began the postseason by finishing second at the Pac-10 Championships from February 14-17 (swimming) and February 9-11 (diving). The Cardinal led the meet most of the way before being passed by Arizona on the final day of competition. Stanford scored 1410 points in the meet to finish behind the Wildcats' 1481.5. The Cardinal did record its first unbeaten dual meet season since 2001-02 and the 14th in the 33 seasons of the program's existence. Stanford was 10-0 overall (tied for the most wins in an unbeaten season with three other years) and 6-0 in the Pac-10 to also extend the school's string of no more than two dual meet losses to 33 consecutive campaigns spanning the entire history of the program. The Cardinal swimmers were second to Arizona at the Texas Invitational in its only non-dual meet swimming action of the season, while its divers competed at the non-team scoring Indiana Open Invitational. Stanford started the season with a pair of wins over Oregon State (92-45) and San Jose State (109-30) in a double-dual meet at the Avery Aquatic Center on October 6. Stanford then came up with three impressive road victories during a couple of two-day meets October 27-28 at Texas (195-150) and November 10-11 at Tennessee (203-143.5) when the team also recorded a win over defending national champion Auburn (191.5-161.5) in a double dual meet. The Cardinal closed out the fall portion of its schedule with a second-place showing at the Texas Invitational (November 30 - December 2). When Stanford returned from nearly a month and a half away from competition, the team picked up right where it left off by winning five consecutive dual meets against Pac-10 schools. The Cardinal started with a pair of road wins at Arizona (143-94) and Arizona State (170-122) on January 12 and 13 before taking UCLA (130-105) and USC (174-111) at home on January 19 and 20 to set up a showdown with fellow unbeaten California in Berkeley on February 3. The Cardinal completed its perfect dual meet season with a 153-147 win over the Golden Bears.

QUICK NOTES
• Stanford has the top qualifier in six of the 18 swimming events to be contested at the 2007 NCAA Championships

• The 16 swimmers and two divers that Stanford has qualified for the 2007 NCAA Championships is the most this century

• Julia Smit and Cassidy Krug swept the 2007 Swimmer and Diver of the Meet honors at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING -- A HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE
• Stanford has won more NCAA team championships (8) than any other collegiate women's swimming program in the nation and also added an AIAW national title in 1980, the season before the NCAA began sponsoring a national championship

• Stanford has also finished second twice (1999, 2000) 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 for a third straight season

• The Cardinal has finished among the nation's top eight in each of the first 32 years of the program's history from the 1974-75 season through the 2005-06 campaign and has never placed lower than sixth in any of the 24 NCAA Championships, including a string of 27 straight top thee national finishes from 1976-2002

• Stanford finished second at the Pac-10 Championships this season and has won 16 of the 21 league meets since the event began in 1987 (1987-99, 2002, 2004-05)

• Stanford has an all-time dual meet record of 254-23 (.917)

• Stanford has been unbeaten in regular season dual meets 14 times with its most recent occasion its 10-0 record this season

• Stanford never lost more than two dual meets in a season with the program in its 33rd season of existence.

2007 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIERS
A total of 16 Stanford swimmers and two divers have qualified for the 2007 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships to be held March 8-10 at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 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 short-course yards time (if applicable) are listed below.
• Andrea Axtell (1) - 100 back (#50, 56.08) • 200 back (#28, 1:57.92)

• Brooke Bishop (3) - 50 free (#6, 22.30) • 100 free (#7, 48.94) • 100 back (#5, 53.54)

• Elaine Breeden (3) - 100 fly (#2, 51.44) • 200 fly (#1, 1:52.99) • 200 IM (#3, 1:56.92)

• Caroline Bruce (3) - 100 breast (#3, 1:00.00) • 200 breast (#1, 2:09.32) • 200 IM (#10, 1:58.96)

• Lauren Costella (1) - 1650 free (#30, 16:28.19)

• Elizabeth Durot (3) - 200 free (#49, 1:48.86) • 500 free (#4, 4:41.47) • 1650 free (#36, 16:32.76)

• Nilasha Ghosh (3) - 100 free (#48, 50.31) • 100 fly (#32, 54.35) • 200 IM (#20, 2:00.34)

• Morgan Hentzen (2) - 500 free (#67, 4:53.32) • 1650 free (#18, 16:23.85)

• Kelley Hug (2) - 100 back (#, 55.51) • 100 fly (#30, 54.29)

• Shana Karp (3) - 1-meter diving, 3-meter diving, platform diving

• Cassidy Krug (2) - 1-meter diving, 3-meter diving

• Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy (3) - 50 free (#38, 22.91) • 100 free (#24, 49.52) • 100 back (#22, 54.63)

• Caroline Rodriguez (1) - 100 back (#28, 54.74)

• Madeline Rovira (2) - 50 free (#56, 23.10) • 100 free (#37, 50.09)

• Julia Smit (3) - 200 back (#1, 1:53.95) • 200 IM (#1, 1:55.38) • 400 IM (#1, 4:04.02)

• Whitney Spence (3) - 200 free (#19, 1:47.06) • 500 free (#11, 4:44.16) • 200 fly (#38, 2:01.07)

• Desireé Stahley (3) - 200 free (#23, 1:47.33) • 500 free (#17, 4:44.85) • 1650 free (#39, 16:33.37)

• Laura Wadden (2) - 100 fly (#35, 54.60) • 200 fly (#11, 1:58.23)

• Relays (5) - 200 free (#3, 1:29.48) • 400 free (#6, 3:17.70 • 800 free (#6, 7:06.59) • 200 medley (#1, 1:37.71) • 400 medley (#2, 3:35.00)

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, short-course yards time and year of their performance are listed below (through meets of March 7, 2007).

• Andrea Axtell - 200 back (#8, 1:56.80, 2006)

• Elaine Breeden - 200 fly (#1, 1:52.99, 2007) • 100 fly (#2, 51.44, 2007), 200 IM (#4, 1:56.92, 2007)

• Brooke Bishop - 100 free (#2, 48.38, 2006)* • 50 free (#3, 22.17, 2006) • 100 back (#5, 53.50, 2006) • 200 back (#6, 1:56.11, 2006)

• Caroline Bruce - 100 breast (#2, 59.55, 2005), 200 breast (#2, 2:08.67, 2005), 400 IM (#5, 4:10.31, 2005), 200 IM (#6, 1:57.66, 2005)

• Lauren Costella - 1650 free (#5, 16:05.94, 2005)

• Elizabeth Durot - 500 free (#4, 4:41.47, 2007), 200 free (#8, 1:46.84, 2005)* • 1650 free (#8, 16:12.97, 2005)

• Julia Smit - 200 IM (#1, 1:55.38, 2007) • 400 IM (#2, 4:04.02, 2007) • 200 back (#2, 1:53.95, 2007) • 200 free (#3, 1:45.41, 2007)* • 50 free (#8, 22.75, 2007)*

• Laura Wadden - 200 fly (#10, 1:58.23, 2007)
*Relay Split

Notes
1) Julia Smit, Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy, Elaine Breeden and Brooke Bishop swam on a Stanford 200 free relay team in 2007 that currently holds the school record with a time of 1:29.48

2) Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy, Caroline Bruce, Elaine Breeden and Brook Bishop swam on a Stanford 200 free relay team in 2007 that currently holds the school record with a time of 1:37.71

THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2007
DAY 1 (EVENTS 1-6)

EVENT 1 - 200 FREE RELAY
Stanford has the third-seeded entry in the 200 free relay as a team of Julia Smit, Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy, Elaine Breeden and Brooke Bishop broke a school record (1:29.48) during a second-place finish to Arizona at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships.
NCAA History: Stanford finished ninth at the 2006 NCAA Championships, winning the consolation finals with a team of Madline Rovira, Brooke Bishop, Desireé Stahley and Dana Kirk. Stanford has won the national title in the event five times, most recently in 1994.

EVENT 2 - 500 FREE
Stanford will have three of the top 20 swimmers in the 500 free with Elizabeth Durot (#4) leading the way with a time of 4:41.47 she recorded to win the 2007 Pac-10 title. Whitney Spence (#11, 4:44.16) and Desireé Stahley (#17, 4:44.85) are also looking to nudge up beyond their seeds into finals and consolation finals spots to score for the Cardinal, while NCAA veteran Morgan Hentzen (#67, 4:53.32) is also in the event.
NCAA History: Stanford had no finalists in the event at the 2006 NCAA's with Stahley (44th) the top Cardinal finisher while Durot (50th also competed in the event. Stanford has won the event seven times at the NCAA level, most recently with Jessica Foschi's victory in 2001, while also including two in a row from Janet Evans (1990-91) and three straight by Marybeth Linzmeier (1982-84). Evans' time of 4:34.39 recorded to win in 1990 still stands as the American record.

EVENT 3 - 200 IM
Stanford is loaded in the 200 IM with three of the meet's Top 10 qualifiers in Julia Smit (#1, 1:55.38), Elaine Breeden (#3, 1:56.92) and Caroline Bruce (#10, 1:58.96). The trio finished first, second and fourth in the same order at the 2007 Pac-10's. Another Stanford swimmer Nilasha Ghosh is also seeded #20 with a qualifying time of 2:00.34.
NCAA History: Kristen Caverly was sixth in the 200 IM as the top finisher for Stanford last season, while Laura Davis (32nd) and Dana Kirk (34th) swam in the prelims. Stanford has won the event five times in school history with Jenny Thompson's 1995 victory the latest.

EVENT 4 - 50 FREE
Brooke Bishop is looking to move up in the event at the NCAA's after taking third last season. Bishop enters the event ranked sixth and was fourth at at the recent 2007 Pac-10 Championships after winning the conference meet in the event in 2006. Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy (#38, 22.91) and Madeline Rovira (#56, 23.10) have also qualified for the event.
NCAA History: Stanford has had an NCAA finalist in the event each of the last three seasons with Bishop's third-place showing in 2006 preceded by a pair of seventh-place finishes by Lacey Boutwell in 2004 and 2005. Stanford has won the event eight times with a three-peat by Catherine Fox from 1997-99 providing for the last three. Jenny Thompson picked up two in a row from 1992-93, Jenna Johnson won two in a row from 1986-87 after Krissie Bush picked up Stanford's first 50 free NCAA title in 1984.

EVENT 5 - 1-METER DIVING
Cassidy Krug has her eyes set on her first national diving title this season. Krug has prepared for the NCAA's by sweeping the event at both the Pac-10 and NCAA Zone E meets to start her 2007 postseason. Krug has picked up All-American status in the event each of the past three seasons with a ninth-place showing last year. She was also the 1-meter champ at the Pac-10 Championships as a freshman in 2004.
NCAA History: Krug was Stanford's only diver in the event last season with her ninth-place showing. Stanford has never won an NCAA 1-meter diving title.

EVENT 6 - 400 MEDLEY RELAY
Stanford is seeded second in the 400 medley relay to fellow Pac-10 member California with a time of 3:35.00 the Cardinal recorded way back at the Texas Invitational with a team of Smit, Bruce, Breeden and Bishop. Stanford disqualified in the event at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships as California won with a Pac-10 Meet record time of 3:32.95 that the Golden Bears' qualified with.
NCAA History: The 400 medley squad was the only relay the Cardinal placed in the championship finals at the 2006 NCAA meet. Stanford had taken second (2004) and third (2005) in the previous two campaigns. Stanford has won the event nine times at the NCAA level, most recently in 2002 with a team of Amy Wagner, Tara Kirk, Shelly Ripple and Lacey Boutwell that set a then American record.

FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2007
DAY 2 (EVENTS 7-14)

EVENT 7 - 200 MEDLEY RELAY
Stanford has the nation's top entry in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:37.71 as a team of Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy, Caroline Bruce, Elaine Breeden and Brooke Bishop set the school record in winning the 2007 Pac-10 title in an event that second-seeded Arizona (1:37.92) suffered a DQ in.
NCAA History: Stanford has won this event more than any other at the NCAA's (11), most recently in back-to-back fashion in 2001 and 2002. Last year, Stanford was ninth when a team of Andrea Axtell, Kristen Caverly, Dana Kirk and Bishop won the consolation finals.

EVENT 8 - 400 IM
This event has the makings of the biggest runaway of the 2007 NCAA Meet's as Julia Smit's 4:04.02 qualifying time that she recorded in a Pac-10 victory is 5.25 seconds faster than the second-fastest qualifier in the event. Smit is Stanford's only entry and may be racing against the clock as she shoots for Summer Sanders' 15-year-old NCAA, American, U.S. Open and Stanford record of 4:02.28.
NCAA History: Kristen Caverly came up huge at the 2006 NCAA Championships to finish third. Sanders won her second straight and Stanford's fourth consecutive title when she set her American record that still stands the last time the Cardinal won the event in 1992.

EVENT 9 - 100 FLY
Elaine Breeden has already become the next great flyer in her rookie collegiate season, following in the footsteps of former NCAA champs Misty Hyman, Jenna Johnson, Janel Jorgensen, Shelly Ripple, Summer Sanders and Jenny Thompson. Breeden is seeded second in the event with a time of 51.44 that she recorded to finish second at the 2007 Pac-10's behind California's Dana Vollmer, who is the top seed with the 50.80 she won the conference crown with. Breeden will also be shooting for Hyman's school record of 51.34.
NCAA History: Stanford's history in the 100 free includes eight NCAA titles with Misty Hyman (1998, '99), Jenny Thompson (1994, '95), Janel Jorgensen (1990, '93) and Jenna Johnson (1986, '89) all winning two each. More recently, Dana Kirk has been Stanford's face of the 100 fly by reaching the championship finals of the NCAA's in each of the last four years. Kirk was sixth as a freshman in 2003 before moving up to second in 2004, dropping back to fifth in 2005 and finally moving back up to third in 2006.

EVENT 10 - 200 FREE
Stanford would be helped tremendously if either Whitney Spence (#19, 1:47.06) or Desireé Stahley (#23, 1:47.23) could sneak into at least the consolation finals and score points for the Cardinal in the 200 free. Elizabeth Durot (#51, 1:48.86) is also entered in the event.
NCAA History: Stanford has not scored in the event for the last two seasons with Stahley (39th) and Durot (51st) the team's two competitors. Marybeth Linzmeier won both of Stanford's NCAA titles in the event, taking the crown in 1982 and 1984.

EVENT 11 - 100 BREAST
Stanford features the 2005 NCAA champion in the 100 breast in Caroline Bruce, who was forced to miss the 2006 NCAA's due to injury. Bruce will enter this year's competition a close third with her 1:00.00 qualifying time that she recorded to finish second behind the top NCAA qualifier Jessica Hardy of California (59.56) at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships. Bruce is Stanford's only entry in the event.
NCAA History: Stanford did not have an entry in the 100 breast at the 2006 NCAA's after having won the event the previous five years. Caroline Bruce's victory in 2005 extended the four consecutive wins by Tara Kirk from 2001-04. Bruce checked in with a time of 59.55 in 2005 to make her the No. 2 all-time performer in the event at Stanford behind the 58.41 Kirk swam to set an American record in 2003. Kirk also set a world short-course meters record in the event in 2004 with a time of 1:04.79 and continues to hold the NCAA Meet Record (58.62) she established in 2003. Stanford had won the event just once (Lori Heisick, 1991) before Kirk's reign.

EVENT 12 - 100 BACK
Brooke Bishop comes into the 100 back seeded fifth with a time of 53.54 that she recorded to finish second just .06 seconds behind California's Lauren Rogers at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships. Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy (#22, 54.63), Caroline Rodriguez (#28, 54.74), Kelley Hug (#46, 55.51) and Andrea Axtell (#50, 56.08) are also entered for the Cardinal.
NCAA History: Bishop moved up from 22nd as a freshman in 2005 to fifth in the 100 back a year ago at the NCAA's. Stanford has won the event six times at the with the first three by current head coach Lea Maurer (formerly Loveless) from 1992-94. Jessica Tong added a NCAA title in 1996, before Catherine Fox won it back-to-back in 1997 and 1998.

EVENT 13 - 3-METER DIVING
Cassidy Krug continues her quest for a first national title and has a shot in the 3-meter competition. Krug swept the event at both the 2007 Pac-10 and NCAA Zone E Meets. Shana Karp is also eligible to compete.
NCAA History: Krug has earned two of her five career All-American honors in the 3-meter, including a seventh-place finish at the 2006 NCAA's that is her highest NCAA finish to date. She was also 13th at the NCAA's in 2005. Eileen Richetelli won Stanford's two titles in the event in back-to-back fashion in 1992 and 1993.

EVENT 14 - 800 FREE RELAY
Stanford is seeded sixth at the NCAA's in 800 free relay thanks to a 7:06.59 time recorded by Julia Smit, Whitney Spence, Elizabeth Durot and Desireé Stahley to finish third at the Pac-10's.
NCAA History: Stanford was a disappointing 14th at the 2006 NCAA's in the 800 free relay as a foursome of Stahley, Morgan Hentzen, Durot and Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy clocked in with a time of 7:19.11. Stanford has won the race eight times at the NCAA's, most recently in 1999 with a group Misty Hyman, Gabrielle Rose, Sylvia Berekneyi and Catherine Fox.

SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2007
DAY 3 (EVENTS 15-21)

EVENT 15 - 1650 FREE
Stanford has three participants who have scored at the NCAA's before in Lauren Costella (#30, 16:28.19), Elizabeth Durot (#36, 16:32.76) and Desireé Stahley (#39, 16:33.37) and needs them to step back into a scoring role. Morgan Hentzen (#18, 16:23.85) is actually the team's top qualifier in the event. Durot's seventh-place showing at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships was the best of the group.
NCAA History: Costella is a two-time All-American in the event for the Cardinal, taking sixth in 2005 with a personal-best time of 16:05.94 that makes her the No. 5 all-time performer at Stanford. Costella was also ninth as a freshman in 2004 but dropped despite being Stanford's top finisher last year fell off to 30th. Durot (10th, 16:15.32) and Stahley (14th, 16:19.56) also had All-American performances in 2005 but finished 33rd and 36th in 2006. The group has helped the Cardinal fill a previous void in the event that had left Stanford without a participant at the 2003 and 2004 NCAA's. Stanford has won the event five times at the NCAA Championships, most recently when Janet Evans won on back-to-back occasions in 1990 and 1991 with the time of 15:39.14 she recorded for her first NCAA win still an American record. Marybeth Linzmeier posted the first three Cardinal victories in the event for three consecutive seasons from 1982-84.

EVENT 16 - 200 BACK
Julia Smit is the top seed in the event with the time of 1:53.95 she recorded to win the Texas Invitational on December 2, 2006. Smit was also the Pac-10 winner of the event in 2007 with a time of 1:54.88. Andrea Axtell (#28, 1:57.92) is also qualified for the Cardinal.
NCAA History: Stanford has not scored at the NCAA's since Shelly Ripple finished second in 2000 and had not had a participant in either 2004 or 2005 until Axtell (13th) came through with a scoring peformance and Bishop nearly followed her in 2006. Stanford has won the event twice at the NCAA level with Lea Loveless taking the title in 1993 and Misty Hyman winning in 1998.

EVENT 17 - 100 FREE
Brooke Bishop returns to the 100 free at the NCAA Meet in 2007 after not swimming the event at the 2006 NCAA's. Bishop will come in as the seventh seed with a time of 48.94 that she recorded to take third at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships. She is actually the No. 2 all-time performer at Stanford in the event with the 48.38 leadoff relay leg she swam on the consolation champion 400 free relay team at the 2006 NCAA's. Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy (#24, 49.52), Madeline Rovira (#37, 50.09) and Nilasha Ghosh (#48, 50.31) are also entered.
NCAA History: Stanford has suffered growing pains trying to replace Lacey Boutwell, who made appearances in the finals of the event at the NCAA's for four consecutive seasons from 2002-05. Bishop supported Boutwell as a rookie in 2005 with a 26th-place finish, while Rovira was the only Cardinal competitor in 2006 with her 51st-place showing. Stanford has a strong reputation at the national level in the event and has won a national title on seven occasions, including four in a row by Jenny Thompson from 1992-95 that became five straight when Claudia Franco added Stanford's most recent title in 1996. Jenna Johnson won the first two for Stanford in 1986 and 1987.

EVENT 18 - 200 BREAST
Caroline Bruce hopes to return to her perch at the top of the event and comes into the NCAA's as the top seed with the 2:09.32 she recorded to win the 2007 Pac-10 title. The 2005 NCAA champ should competition from Rebecca Soni of USC, who Bruce edged by six-tenths of a second at the 2007 Pac-10's and has a qualifying time only .07 seconds behind Bruce, who is Stanford's only entry.
NCAA History: Kristen Caverly stepped up big in the event for the Cardinal at the 2006 NCAA Championships with a fifth-place finish. Stanford won four consecutive NCAA titles in the event from 2002-05 with Bruce taking the 2005 crown in a time of 2:08.67 that makes her the No. 2 all-time performer at Stanford. Tara Kirk had dominated the event at the national level over her final three years (2002-04) with a run that was highlighted by a short-course meters world record in 2004 (1:04.79). Stanford has won the event six times with Susan Rapp (1984, '87) and Jill Johnson (1990) preceding Kirk's three-year run.

EVENT 19 - 200 FLY
Elaine Breeden is fresh off a school-record breaking performance with a time of 1:52.99 that gave her the first Pac-10 individual title of her collegiate career. Breeden's time was actually better than the NCAA Meet record of 1:53.23 set by Stanford's Shelly Ripple in 2002. Laura Wadden (#11, 1:58.23) is also a potential scorer for the Cardinal, while Whitney Spence (#38, 2:01.07) is entered as well.
NCAA History: Stanford's strong reputation for fliers includes seven champions in the 200 with two each by Janel Jorgensen (1990, 1993), Summer Sanders (1991, 1992) and Misty Hyman (1998, 2001), as well as one by Ripple (2002). More recently, Dana Kirk made a run at a national title but came up shy despite four consecutive Top 10 national finishes from 2003-06.

EVENT 20 - PLATFORM DIVING
Shana Karp, who finished third in the event at the 2007 NCAA Zone E Meet and fourth at the Pac-10's, is expected to be the only Cardinal diver competing. Cassidy Krug is technically qualified but not expected to participate.
NCAA History: Karp will be the first Stanford diver to compete in the event since Sara Bowling earned All-American honors with a seventh-place finish in 2004 (413.60, 419.75 prelims). Stanford's last diving national title came in the platform when Erin Sones won the event in 2001, while Eileen Richetelli captured three (1992-93, '95) during her collegiate career.

EVENT 21 - 400 FREE RELAY
Stanford will come into the 2007 NCAA Championships with a sixth-seeded entry in the 400 free relay that will conclude the meet. The Cardinal was third at the 2007 Pac-10's with a team of Julia Smit, Brooke Bishop, Madeline Rovira and Elaine Breeden that recorded a 3:17.70 time.
NCAA History: Stanford was ninth at the event last year as a team of Bishop, Rovira, Desireé Stahley and Dana Kirk captured the consolation finals title. Stanford has won the race at the NCAA's seven times with Gabrielle Rose, Jessica Amey, Claudio Franco and Catherine Fox the most recent to accomplish the feat in 1997, capping off a string of four straight national titles for the Cardinal.

2006-07 MEET RECAPS

MARCH 1-3, 2007 (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK)
KRUG AND KARP QUALIFY FOR NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS AT NCAA ZONE E MEET

Cassidy Krug and Shana Karp earned two of the 10 NCAA Championship qualifying spots from the NCAA Zone E Championships. Krug swept the 1-meter and 3-meter events for her first two NCAA Zone E titles, while Karp qualified for the NCAA's based on her third-place showing in the platform competition. Krug did not complete in the platform event.

FEBRUARY 9-11, 2007 (DIVING, FEDERAL WAY, WA)/FEBRUARY 14-17, 2007 (SWIMMING, LONG BEACH, CA)
STANFORD TAKES SECOND AT 2007 PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Stanford finished second at the 2007 Pac-10 Women's Swimming and Diving Championships with 1410 points, finishing behind the 1481.5 points scored by Arizona to defend its 2006 title. Stanford won nine of the 21 events contests despite not winning the team title as Arizona used its depth to take the team title as both teams had one relay disqualified in the meet. The Cardinal racked up the top two individual awards as Julia Smit was named the Swimmer of the Meet and Cassidy Krug earned Diver of the Meet honors. Smit had a huge meet, winning three events (200 back, 1:54.88; 200 IM, 1:55.38; 400 IM, 4:04.02) while setting a new school record in the 200 IM and a new Pac-10 meet record in the 400 IM. Krug swept the 1-meter and 3-meter diving compeitions. Elaine Breeden (200 fly, 1:52.99) and Caroline Bruce (2:09.32) were also winners with Breeden setting a new school record in the 100 fly.

FEBRUARY 3, 2007
NO. 1 STANFORD FINISHES DUAL MEET SEASON UNBEATEN WITH 153-147 WIN AT NO. 3 CALIFORNIA

No. 1 Stanford finished off an unbeaten regular season dual meet campaign with an exciting 153-147 win over No. 3 California at the Spieker Aquatics Complex. Stanford's unbeaten regular season was its first since 2001-02 and 13th in school history. Freshmen Julia Smit (200 free, 200 back, 200 IM) and Elaine Breeden (100 fly, 200 fly) continued their outstanding rookie seasons by combining to win five individual events. Brooke Bishop (50 free, 100 back) and Cassidy Krug (1-meter, 3-meter) were also double individual event winners.

JANUARY 20, 2007
NO. 1 STANFORD TOPS NO. 11 USC, 174-11, IN FINAL HOME DUAL MEET

No. 1 Stanford knocked off No. 11 USC by a score of 174-111 in its final home dual meet of the 2006-07 campaign to move within one victory of its first unbeaten dual meet regular season since 2001-02. Caroline Bruce recorded NCAA `A' times to win both the 100 (1:01.41) and 200 (2:11.31) breast. Julia Smit won two more individual events for the Cardinal with her victories in the 200 back (1:57.26, NCAA `A') and 200 free, while recording the top time as an exhibition swimmer in the 400 IM (4:11.14, NCAA `A'). Smit actually shared her 200 free win with teammate Whitney Spence as the two finished in a tie. Elaine Breeden posted Stanford's other NCAA `A' time in a 200 fly (1:56.52) victory before making it a sweep of the fly events with a win in the 100. Brooke Bishop captured both the 100 back and 100 free, while Morgan Hentzen (1650 free), Nilasha Ghosh (50 free) and Cassidy Krug (1-meter diving) each added one individual victory.

JANUARY 19, 2007
UNBEATEN NO. 1 STANFORD ROLLS ON WITH 130-105 WIN OVER NO. 14 UCLA

No. 1 Stanford moved one step closer to its first unbeaten dual meet regular season since the 2001-02 campaign with a 130-105 victory over No. 14 UCLA. Julia Smit highlighted the victory with her pool record, career-best and NCAA `A' time of 1:57.43 in a 200 IM win. Smit also led off an exhibition 200 free relay team that set another pool record (1:32.18, NCAA `B') with a 50 free split of 23.20 (NCAA `B') and won the 100 free in 50.17 (NCAA `B'). Six other Stanford swimmers and divers - Elizabeth Durot (1000 free), Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy (200 free), Brooke Bishop (50 free), Cassidy Krug (1-meter diving), Elaine Breeden (200 fly) and Caroline Bruce (200 back) - added one individual win each against the Bruins. Bruce, Nilasha Ghosh and Madeline Rovira joined Smit on the 200 free relay squad.

JANUARY 13, 2007
NO. 1 STANFORD IMPROVES TO 7-0 WITH 170-122 WIN AT NO. 23 ARIZONA STATE

No. 1 Stanford stayed unbeaten in dual meets this season with a convincing 170-122 Pac-10 road win over No. 23 Arizona State. The Cardinal won 12 of the meet's 16 events with Julia Smit taking three individual races (50 free, 200 free, 200 breast) to lead the way. Brooke Bishop (100 back, 200 back) and Cassidy Krug (1-meter diving, 3-meter diving) won two individual events each, while Caroline Bruce swam the only NCAA `A' time of the meet for either team when she captured the 100 breast in 1:01.55. Elizabeth Durot (500 free), Morgan Hentzen (1000 free) and Nilasha Ghosh (200 fly) also notched individual victories, while a 200 medley relay squad of Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy, Bruce, Elaine Breeden and Bishop was also a winner. Breeden added the fastest time of the event in a 200 fly exhibition swim.

JANUARY 12, 2007
NO. 1 STANFORD ROLLS TO 143-94 VICTORY AT NO. 2 ARIZONA

No. 1 Stanford rolled to a 143-94 victory on the road over No. 2 Arizona by winning 10 of the meet's 13 events as well as recording the top exhibition times in two others. Julia Smit was the only swimmer for either team to reach the NCAA `A' standard during wins in the 200 IM (1:59.47) and 200 back (1:57.46), as well as her leadoff 100 back leg (54.33) of Stanford's winning 400 medley relay squad (3:39.28, NCAA `B'). Brooke Bishop also won a pair of individual events in the pool, taking the 50 and 100 free while also anchoring Stanford's winning 400 medley relay squad. Cassidy Krug swept both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events. Elizabeth Durot (1000 free), Elaine Breeden (200 fly) and Desireé Stahley (500 free) also won individual events for the Cardinal with Breeden (fly) and Caroline Bruce (breast) bridging Smit and Bishop on the 400 medley relay team. Bruce had the top time in the 200 breast as did a 400 free relay team of Madeline Rovira, Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy, Nilasha Ghosh and Stahley while swimming exhibition.

NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 2, 2006
NO. 1 STANFORD FINISHES SECOND AT TEXAS INVITATIONAL

No. 1 Stanford finished second to No. 2 Arizona at the three-day Texas Invitational with the 860 points by the Wildcats bettering the 756 posted by the Cardinal. Rookie sensation Julia Smit had another huge meet for the Cardinal, winning both the 400 IM (4:07.28) and 200 back (1:53.95) with times that made her the No. 2 and No. 3 all-time performer at Stanford in each respective event. Smit also swam on three winning Stanford relay teams (200 free, 400 medley, 800 free). She helped the Cardinal set a new school record in the 200 free (1:30.01) by swimming a 50 free leadoff leg of 22.76, which also made her the No. 8 all-time performer at Stanford in the 50 free. Smit was followed by Madeline Rovira, Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy and Brooke Bishop in the 200 free win. She also led off both of the other relay wins as well with Desireé Stahley, Elizabeth Durot and Whitney Spence following Smit in the 800 free (7:16.47), and Caroline Bruce, Elaine Breeden and Bishop behind Smit in the 400 medley (3:35.00). Breeden took the 200 fly in a time of 1:54.24 that makes her the No. 5 all-time performer at Stanford, while Bishop was a winner in the 100 free (54.04).

NOVEMBER 17-18, 2006
KRUG TAKES A PAIR OF SECOND PLACE FINISHES AT INDIANA OPEN INVITATIONAL

Cassidy Krug finished second in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events at the Indiana Open Invitational. Katie Lampe (14th, 3-meter; 19th, 1-meter), Sarah Ohr (15th, 1-meter; 17th, 3-meter) and Brooke Sullivan (16th, 1-meter; 18th, 3-meter) also competed for the Cardinal in the non-scoring diving only event.

NOVEMBER 10-11, 2006
STRONG FINISH LIFTS NO. 3 STANFORD TO WINS OVER AUBURN AND TENNESSEE

No. 3 Stanford won five consecutive events late in the meet to secure victories over defending national champion and No. 4 Auburn and No. 15 Tennessee on the final day a two-day tri-meet. The late Cardinal surge broke open a tight meet between Stanford and Auburn after the Tigers had cut into the 37-point Cardinal lead at the end of the first day by winning three consecutive events early on the second day action. Stanford ended up with a 191.5-161.5 victory over Auburn and outscored Tennessee, 245-108. Auburn defeated Tennessee by a final score of 203-143.5. Julia Smit won three individual events for the Cardinal with NCAA `A' times in both the 400 IM (4:10.09) and 200 back (1:56.00) that made her Stanford's fourth and fifth-best all-time performer in the respective events. Brooke Bishop (50 free, 100 free), Elaine Breeden (100 fly, 200 fly), Caroline Bruce (100 breast, 200 breast) and Cassidy Krug (1-meter diving, 3-meter diving) added two wins each. Bishop, Bruce, Breeden and Smit also swam the Cardinal to victory in both the 200 and 400 medley relays.

OCTOBER 27-28, 2006
NO. 6 STANFORD IMPRESSIVE IN 190-155 WIN AT NO. 11 TEXAS

No. 6 Stanford posted an impressive non-conference dual meet win at No. 11 Texas by winning 14 of the first 16 events contested in the two-day meet with the final 195-150 margin of victory reflecting the Cardinal competing exhibition in final three swimming events. Julia Smit won three events and recorded a pair of NCAA `A' marks in the meet, recording a time of 2:00.08 as an exhibition swimmer in the 200 IM and winning the 400 IM in dominating fashion by clocking in with a time of 4:10.96 that made her the No. 5 all-time Stanford performer in the event and was just under 10 seconds better than her nearest competitor. Smit also won the 200 back. Brooke Bishop and Caroline Bruce put up NCAA `A' marks during the meet with Bruce hitting the standard with a time of 2:10.19 to take the 200 breast, while Bishop checked in with a 22.71 as an exhibition swimmer in the 50 free that was the fastest time in the race. Bishop also was credited with a pair of victories in the meet, taking the 100 free and 100 back. Elaine Breeden swept the meet's 100 and 200 fly events. Other Stanford individual winners included Lauren Costella (1650 free), Cassidy Krug (1-meter diving), Whitney Spence (200 free) and Desireé Stahley (500 free). Stanford also won the meet's first three relays and had the fastest time in the fourth as an exhibition team. The 200 free relay team consisted of Madeline Rovira, Breeden, Michelle Liu and Bishop. Smit, Bruce, Breeden and Bishop won the 400 medley relay, while Bishop, Bruce, Breeden and Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy captured the 200 medley relay.

OCTOBER 6, 2006
STANFORD OPENS 2006-07 CAMPAIGN DOUBLE DUAL SWEEP OF OREGON STATE AND SAN JOSE STATE

Stanford opened its 2006-07 campaign with victories over both Oregon State and San Jose State in a double dual meet on October 6 at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Cardinal outscored Oregon State, 92-45, while its victory margin over the Spartans was 109-30. Oregon State defeated San Jose State by a count of 99-39. Elaine Breeden led the way for Stanford in her collegiate debut, clocking the meet's only NCAA `A' qualifying time to win the 200 fly in 1:58.08 and adding a second individual victory in the 100 free. Brooke Bishop (200 free, 200 back) and Julia Smit (100 back, 200 breast) each added a pair of victories. Bishop came up with another win by anchoring Stanford's winning 200 medley relay team that finished in 1:45.36 and also featured Andrea Axtell, Desireé Stahley and Laura Wadden. Lauren Costella (1000 free), Cassidy Krug (3-meter diving), Michelle Liu (50 free), Caitlin Reynolds (500 free) and Brooke Sullivan (1-meter diving) added one win each for the Cardinal.

STANFORD COACHING STAFF - SWIMMING

Lea Maurer - Head Coach
Lea Maurer is in her second season as the head coach of the Stanford women's swimming and diving program in 2006-07. Maurer has a 23-2 (.920) all-time dual meet record both at Stanford and as a collegiate head coach after leading the Cardinal to its first unbeaten dual meet season (10-0) since 2001-02 this year. The 2006-07 squad finished second at the Pac-10 Championships and second at the Texas Invitational, falling to Arizona on both occasions. The Cardinal defeated Arizona in a regular season Pac-10 dual meet on January 12, 2007. Stanford has been the nation's top-ranked team in 2006-07 since moving into that spot on the Collegiate Swimming Coaches of America poll released on November 16, 2006.

In her first season in 2005-06, Maurer led the Cardinal to a fifth place finish at the NCAA Championships, a third place showing at the Pac-10's and a 13-2 overall regular season dual meet record that marked a new school record for regular season dual meet wins. Seven of Maurer's swimmers and divers combined for a total of 14 All-American honors.

A former Stanford swimmer, Maurer took the reigns of Stanford's nationally prominent program after her former collegiate coach Richard Quick announced his retirement in May of 2005 after 17 seasons at the helm. The former Lea Loveless, who was officially inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame on November 3, 2006, swam on three of Quick's national championship squads (1992, '93, '94) when she competed on The Farm from 1991-94. Maurer won 10 NCAA individual and relay titles during her collegiate swimming career, including three consecutive wins in the 100 back (1992, '93, '94) as well as a 200 back victory in 1993. She was also a member of six winning NCAA relay teams. Maurer added 15 Pac-10 titles (seven individual, eight relays) and 21 All-American honors (19 at Stanford) to her collegiate swimming resume. She was a member of 400 (1993) and 800 (1992) free relay teams that set school records that still stand today. In addition, Maurer is still second on Stanford's all-time list of performers in the 100 and 200 back, as well as ninth in the 200 individual medley. She continued to compete until 2000, spending a total of 11 years (1989-96, 1998-2000) on the USA National Team. Maurer held the American record in the 100 meter backstroke from 1992-2001, originally setting the mark on the leadoff leg of a gold medal 4x100 American medley relay team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and breaking her own record during the prelims of a winning performance at the 1998 World Championships. Maurer, who was also a bronze medalist in the 100 back at the 1992 Olympics, earned a spot on the USA Swimming All-Century team for the 20th century in the event.

She also continued to compete until 2000, spending a total of 11 years (1989-96, 1998-2000) on the USA National Team. Maurer held the American record in the 100 meter backstroke from 1992-2001, originally setting the mark on the leadoff leg of a gold medal 4x100 American medley relay team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and breaking her own record during the prelims of a winning performance at the 1998 World Championships. Maurer, who was also a bronze medalist in the 100 back at the 1992 Olympics, earned a spot on the USA Swimming All-Century team in the event.

After finishing her collegiate swimming career at Stanford following the 1993-94 campaign, she started in the coaching profession as an assistant at Northwestern for a program that placed 11th at the NCAA's and third in the Big 10 in 1995. The following year, she began a prep dynasty as the head boys' and girls' coach at Lake Forest High School (Lake Forest, IL), leading the boys' squad to the 2002-03 mythical National Championship and the girls' team to the mythical 2003 Public School National Championship. She coached 2003 National High School Swimmer of the Year Matt Grevers, who recorded the second-fastest prep time ever in the 50 free and went on to win the NCAA title in the 100 back as a sophomore at Northwestern in 2005.

In 10 years at Lake Forest, her girls' team also won a pair of state titles (2002, '03) while her boys' squad was the state champion in 2003. In addition, she was named the Illinois Swimming Association Coach of the Year on eight occasions (five girls, three boys) while coaching 85 All-American and honorable mention All-American swimmers, as well as nine individual and seven relay state champions.

Maurer also started Scout Aquatics in 2002, growing the program to its current total of 150 swimmers. As the head senior coach for the organization, she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the program. Several of her swimmers have finaled at the U.S. Olympic Trials, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Open and Junior Nationals.

USA Swimming has also named Maurer as a coach for the 2007 Pan American Games team, in recognition of her outstanding reputation and ability to bring the best out of her swimmers at the most important times.

Maurer is the sixth head coach of a Stanford program that began in 1974 and has won more NCAA Division I team titles (8) than any other collegiate women's swimming and diving program in the nation.

Maurer graduated from Stanford with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies and a Master of Arts in Education in 1994. She is married to former Stanford men's swimmer and her current volunteer assistant coach Erik Maurer, who won the 1992 NCAA title in the 50 free and four relay crowns while competing for the Cardinal from 1989-93. The couple has two children - Luke (born August 13, 2001) and Rex (born August 17, 2004).

Shane Whildin - Assistant Coach
Shane Whildin is in his second season as an assistant women's swimming and diving coach at Stanford in 2006-07. Prior to coming to Stanford, Whildin spent a year and a half working with current Cardinal head coach Lea Maurer as an assistant senior swim coach for Scout Aquatics, a club team in Lake Forest (Ill.) formed by Maurer in 2002. Whildin was also a professional in the Health and Physical Education department at Lake Forest High School, where Maurer coached the national prep power before being named the head coach at Stanford on May 20, 2005.

After graduating with a degree in Communications and Business from Missouri in 2003, Whildin also spent a year as a search consultant at Timeline Recruiting, a physician placement firm in Columbia, Missouri.

He was a four-year member of the men's swimming and diving team while at Missouri, serving as a team captain in his junior season and twice receiving the Missouri Team Leadership Award. Whildin's best 100 butterfly time is still among the school's top five in the event. He was also a two-time qualifier for the Olympic Trials.

Erik Maurer - Volunteer Assistant Coach
Erik Maurer is serving his second season as a volunteer assistant coach at Stanford in 2006-07. Maurer has been coaching with his wife Lea since 1996, working with both Lake Forest High School and Scout Aquatics. He also served as Lea's coach from 1997-2000, helping her to a 1998 World Championship title in the 100 meter back when she set a new American record with a time of 1:00.77.

Maurer was a tremendous swimmer of his own accord as a collegian at Stanford (1990-94), which was highlighted by a victory in the 50 free in 1992, five NCAA relay titles that included a pair of American record performances and two NCAA team titles in 1992 and 1993. He was Stanford's Team MVP in 1990-91 and co-MVP in 1991-92.

After earning a Bachelor's degree in History from Stanford (1993) and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management (1998), Maurer began work with Prospect Partners in 1998 and became a Principal of the Firm in 2000. Prospect Partners is a Chicago-based Private Equity firm focused on leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations of niche companies with $10 to $40 million in revenue.

STANFORD COACHING STAFF - DIVING

Dr. Rick Schavone - Head Coach
One of the top diving instructors in the country, Dr. Rick Schavone is in his 29th season on The Farm as the head coach for both the men's and women's diving teams in 2006-07. Throughout his illustrious career, Schavone has molded Stanford into one of the top all-around diving programs in the nation year-in and year-out.

Schavone has coached his men's and women's divers to a total of eight individual NCAA championships and 76 All-American honors during his tenure with the Cardinal. He has had at least one All-American on the women's side for 12 straight seasons and in 24 of his last 25 (prior to 2006-07). Stanford divers have also combined to win 35 individual Pac-10 titles. Schavone has been named the Pac-10 Women's Diving Coach of the Year four times in the last 12 seasons and was the Pac-10 Men's Diving Coach of the Year in 1994-95.

The success of the divers coached by Schavone has been as evident as ever in 2006-07 with his protege Cassidy Krug sweeping the 1-meter and 3-meter events at both the Pac-10 Championships and NCAA Zone E Meet, while men's diver Dwight Dumais won both events at the Pac-10's.

Last year, Krug picked up All-American honors in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events to earn the fourth and fifth All-American honors of her career. Schavone also coached Krug to a fourth-place finish in the 3-meter at the 2006 U.S. Summer Nationals. Krug was also seventh in the 3-meter at the 2006 FINA Diving World Cup in China. Schavone's record of three or more All-Americans earned by his divers was extended to 10 consecutive seasons when Dumais added two on the men's side by finishing ninth in the 1-meter and 14th in the platform at the 2006 NCAA's.

The 2004-05 season also saw Krug pick up All-American honors in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events, as well as Ashlee Rosenthal earn All-American recognition in the 3-meter. Rosenthal finished her career as a five-time All-American and as one of only three women's divers in Stanford history to earn at least one All-American honor in each of her four collegiate campaigns.

Three women's divers also earned All-American status in 2003-04. Rosenthal and Krug were both All-Americans in the 1-meter, while Sara Bowling earned the same status in the platform. Krug and Bowling received All-American honors for the first time in their respective collegiate careers. Krug also picked up her first Pac-10 title with a victory in the 1-meter competition at the 2004 conference meet and was named the Pac-10's Co-Freshman/Newcomer of the Year.

Schavone coached Rosenthal (1-meter, 3-meter) and McKenze Murphy (1-meter) to a combined three All-American honors in 2002-03. Erica Sorgi and Kim Powers earned All-American honors in the platform in 2001-02, while Rosenthal added All-American status in the 3-meter. In 2000-01, Schavone's divers earned four All-American honors with Erin Sones also capturing both the NCAA and Pac-10 titles in the platform. Sones (Pac-10 Diver of the Year) and Murphy (Pac-10 Diving Freshman/Newcomer of the Year) swept the conference's diving honors in 1999-2000. Powers, who earned six All-American honors during her career, was a co-winner of the Pac-10 Diver of the Year in 1998-99.

Schavone's crew had arguably its best showing in 1997-98 when Stanford had women's divers place in the top eight in all three events at the NCAA's to help the Cardinal win the national title.

In 1996-97, his women's divers also earned All-American honors in all three events as he earned Pac-10 Women's Diving Coach of the Year.

Schavone was named both the men's and women's Pac-10 Diving Coach of the Year in 1994-95 as Stanford divers David Johns and Eileen Richetelli earned the league's Most Valuable Male and Female Diver honors, respectively. Richetelli finished her career with five national titles, and earned the maximum 12 All-American honors by picking up the status in all three diving events in each of her four seasons. The women's diving corps also proved to be the deciding factor during the Cardinal's run to its fourth straight national title in 1994-95 as Stanford divers accounted for 64 team points while runner-up Michigan did not enter a diver. Stanford ended up winning the meet with 497.5 points and Michigan placed second at 478.5.

In addition to his work on the Stanford campus, Schavone has served as the head coach for several United States' diving teams. The top events he has coached in have included the 2006 FINA World Cup in China, competitions in Rome and Vienna with the U.S. National Team in 1999, the 1997 World University Games in Sicily, and the 1990 Goodwill Games. He has also headed the U.S. National Team at the 1993 World University Games, four World Age Group Championships (1984, '87, '88, '89) and the 1985 European Youth Championships in Aachen, Germany. Schavone is one of the very few coaches nationwide who has coached at the last five U.S. Olympic Trials in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004. In the summer of 1995, he traveled with the U.S. National Team to China and served as a coach at the World Cup in Atlanta.

He has also held many positions with USA Diving. He received the prestigious Coaches' Whosam Award in 2003, given annually to a coach that adheres to the highest standards of physical and mental wellbeing. The award is given annually in honor of Sammy Lee, a 1948 and 1952 Olympic gold medalist, and long-time diving coach.

Schavone has also developed Stanford Diving into one of the top age group diving programs in the nation, coaching eight age group national champions. He was selected as USA Diving's 1984 Coach of the Year, an award that honored his work with divers between the ages of 12-17.

One of the few Ph.D. holders in his profession, Schavone was introduced to Stanford Diving as a graduate assistant to veteran coach Clyde Devine in 1975. Schavone was named head diving coach on The Farm in 1977 and completed his Ph.D. at Stanford in 1978. After leaving The Farm to become the head diving coach at Princeton for one season (1978-79), he returned to Stanford at the beginning of the 1979-80 campaign.

A 1971 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Schavone is single and resides on the Stanford campus.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS SWIMMER AND DIVER BIOGRAPHIES

Andrea Axtell • 5-7, SO., 1V • Austin, TX (Bowie HS/Longhorn Aquatics)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 100 Back (#50, 56.08) • 200 Back (#28, 1:57.92)
NCAA All-American (1): 2006 -- 200 Back (13th)
Stanford All-Time Top 10 Rankings/Personal-Best SCY Time: 200 Back (#8, 1:56.80, 2006)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 200 Back (6th, 1:58.48, 1:58.45 prelims) • 100 Back (18th, 56.08) • 100 Fly (23rd, 56.32, 56.06 prelims)

Brooke Bishop • 6-0, JR., 2V • Los Altos, CA (Mountain View HS/Palo Alto Aquatics)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 100 Back (#5, 53.54) • 50 Free (#6, 22.30) • 100 Free (#7, 48.94)
NCAA All-American (7): 2006 -- 50 Free (3rd) • 100 Back (5th) • 400 Medley Relay (6th) ... 2005 -- 400 Medley Relay (3rd) • 200 Medley Relay (4th) • 200 Free Relay (6th) • 50 Free (11th)
Pac-10 Champion (4): 2007 -- 200 Medley Relay ... 2006 -- 50 Free ... 2005 -- 200 Medley Relay • 400 Medley Relay
Stanford All-Time Top 10 Rankings/Personal-Best SCY Time: 200 Free Relay (#1, 1:29.48, 2007) • 100 Free (#2, 48.38 Relay Split, 2006) • 50 Free (#3, 22.17, 2006) • 100 Back (#5, 53.50, 2006) • 200 Back (#6, 1:56.11, 2006)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 200 Medley Relay (1st, 1:37.71) • 100 Back (2nd, 53.54) • 200 Free Relay (2nd, 1:29.48) • 100 Free (3rd, 48.94) • 50 Free (4th, 22.30) • 400 Free Relay (3rd, 3:17.70)

Elaine Breeden • 5-10, FR., HS • Lexington, KY (Trinity Christian Academy/Wildcat Aquatics)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 200 Fly (#1, 1:52.99) • 100 Fly (#2, 51.44) • 200 IM (#3, 1:56.92, 2007)
Pac-10 Champion (2): 2007 -- 200 Fly • 200 Medley Relay
Stanford All-Time Top 10 Rankings/Personal-Best SCY Time: 200 Fly (#1, 1:52.99, 2007) • 200 Free Relay (#1, 1:29.48, 2007) • 200 Medley Relay (#1, 1:37.71) • 100 Fly (#2, 51.44, 2007) • 200 IM (#4, 1:56.92, 2007)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 200 Fly (1st, 1:52.99) • 200 Medley Relay (1st, 1:37.71) • 100 Fly (2nd, 51.44) • 200 IM (2nd, 1:56.92) • 200 Fly (2nd, 51.44) • 200 Free Relay (2nd, 1:29.48) • 200 Medley Relay (2nd, 1:29.48) • 400 Free Relay (3rd, 3:17.70)

Caroline Bruce • 5-8, JR., 2V • Wichita, KS (Trinity Academy/Wichita Swim Club)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 200 Breast (#1, 2:09.32) • 100 Breast (#3, 1:00.00) • 200 IM (#10, 1:58.96)
NCAA Champion (2): 2005 -- 100 Breast • 200 Breast
NCAA All-American (5): 2005 -- 100 Breast (1st) • 200 Breast (1st) • 200 IM (3rd) • 400 Medley Relay (3rd) • 200 Medley Relay (4th)Pac-10 Champion (7): 2007 -- 200 Breast • 200 Medley Relay ... 2005 -- 200 Breast • 200 IM • 400 IM • 200 Medley Relay • 400 Medley Relay
Stanford All-Time Top 10 Rankings/Personal-Best SCY Time: 200 Medley Relay (#1, 1:37.71) • 100 Breast (#2, 59.55, 2005) • 200 Breast (#2, 2:08.67, 2005) • 400 IM (#5, 4:10.31) • 200 IM (#6, 1:57.66, 2005)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 200 Medley Relay (1st, 1:37.71) • 200 Breast (1st, 2:09.32) • 100 Breast (2nd, 1:00.00) • 200 IM (4th, 1:58.96)

Lauren Costella • 5-6, SR., 3V • Carson, NV (Carson City HS/Carson City Tigers)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 1650 Free (#30, 16:28.19)
NCAA All-American (2): 2005 -- 1650 Free (6th) ... 2004 -- 1500m Free (9th)
Stanford All-Time Top 10 Rankings/Personal-Best SCY Time: 1650 Free (#5, 16:05.94, 2005)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 1650 Free (12th, 16:41.77) • 400 IM (#22, 4:27.87) • 500 Free (25th, 4:56.06 prelims)

Elizabeth Durot • 5-9, JR., 2V • Atlanta, GA (Marist School/Dynamo Swim Club)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 500 Free (#4, 4:41.47) • 1650 Free (#36, 16:32.76) • 200 Free (#49, 1:48.86)
NCAA All-American (1): 2005 -- 1650 Free (10th)
Stanford All-Time Top 10 Rankings/Personal-Best SCY Time: 1650 Free (#5, 16:05.94, 2005)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 500 Free (1st, 4:41.47) • 800 Free Relay (3rd, 7:06.59) • 1650 Free (7th, 16:32.76) • 200 Free (12th, 1:49.44, 1:48.86 prelims)

Nilasha Ghosh • 5-8, FR., HS • San Jose, CA (Lynbrook HS/DeAnza Cupertino Aquatics)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 200 IM (#20, 2:00.34) • 100 Fly (#32, 54.35) • 100 Free (#48, 50.31)
Pac-10 Champion (7): 2007 -- 200 Breast • 200 Medley Relay ... 2005 -- 200 Breast • 200 IM • 400 IM • 200 Medley Relay • 400 Medley Relay
Stanford All-Time Top 10 Rankings/Personal-Best SCY Time: 200 Medley Relay (#1, 1:37.71) • 100 Breast (#2, 59.55, 2005) • 200 Breast (#2, 2:08.67, 2005) • 400 IM (#5, 4:10.31) • 200 IM (#6, 1:57.66, 2005)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 100 Fly (8th, 54.35) • 200 IM (10th, 2:00.34) • 200 Fly (22nd, 2:02.96) • 50 Free (Ex., 23.21 prelims) • 200 Free Relay (Ex., 1:32.53) • 400 Free Relay (Ex., 3:21.11) • 200 Medley Relay (Ex., 1:43.17)

Morgan Hentzen • 5-8, SR., 3V • La Habra Heights, CA (La Serna HS/La Mirada Armada)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 1650 Free (#18, 16:23.85) • 500 Free (#67, 4:53.32)
NCAA All-American (1): 2004 -- 100M Free (9th)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 1650 Free (13th, 16:44.15) • 500 Free (16th, 4:54.21, 4:53.32 prelims) • 200 Free (44thT, 1:53.41 prelims)

Kelley Hug • 6-1, FR., HS • Tampa, FL (Academy of the Holy Names/Team New Tampa YMCA)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 100 fly (#30, 54.29) • 100 Back (#46, 55.51)
Pac-10 Champion (7): 2007 -- 200 Breast • 200 Medley Relay ... 2005 -- 200 Breast • 200 IM • 400 IM • 200 Medley Relay • 400 Medley Relay
Stanford All-Time Top 10 Rankings/Personal-Best SCY Time: 200 Medley Relay (#1, 1:37.71) • 100 Breast (#2, 59.55, 2005) • 200 Breast (#2, 2:08.67, 2005) • 400 IM (#5, 4:10.31) • 200 IM (#6, 1:57.66, 2005)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 100 Fly (7th, 54.29) • 100 Back (13th, 55.67, 55.51 prelims) • 100 Free (21st, 51.14) • 50 Free (Ex., 23.58) • 200 Free Relay (Ex., 1:34.03) • 400 Free Relay (Ex., 3:21.11)

Shana Karp • 5-5, FR., HS • Chevy Chase, MD (Betheda-Chevy Chase HS/Montgomery Dive Club)
2007 NCAA Individual Events: 1-Meter Diving • 3-Meter Diving • Platform Diving
2007 NCAA Zone E Championships: Platform Diving (3rd, 472.55) • 1-Meter Diving (30th, 209.05 prelims)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: Platform (4th, 242.85) • 1-Meter (10th, 237.90 prelims) • 3-Meter (18th, 222.80 prelims)

Cassidy Krug • 5-4, SR., 3V • Coraopolis, PA (Montour HS/Pitt Aquatic Club)
2007 NCAA Individual Events: 1-Meter Diving • 3-Meter Diving • Platform Diving
NCAA All-American (5): 2006 -- 3-Meter (7th) • 1-Meter (9th) ... 2005 -- 3-Meter (13th) • 1-Meter (14th) ... 2004 -- 1-Meter (15th)
NCAA Zone E Champion (2): 2007 -- 1-Meter • 3-Meter
Pac-10 Champion (3): 2007 -- 1-Meter • 3-Meter • 2004 -- 1-Meter
2007 NCAA Zone E Championships: 1-Meter (617.60) • 3-Meter (666.30)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 1-Meter (1st, 293.45) • 3-Meter (1st, 367.30)

Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy • 6-0, SO., 1V • Cleveland, OH (Hawken School/Lake Erie Silver Dolphins)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 100 Back (#22, 54.63) • 100 Free (#24, 49.52) • 50 Free (#38, 22.91)
Pac-10 Champion (1): 2007 -- 200 Medley Relay
Stanford All-Time Top 10 Rankings/Personal-Best SCY Time: 200 Free Relay (#1, 1:29.48) • 200 Medley Relay (#1, 1:37.71) • 100 Free (#10, 49.52, 2007)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 200 Medley Relay (1st, 1:37.71) • 200 Free Relay (2nd, 1:29.48) • 100 Free (7th, 49.90, 49.52 prelims) • 50 Free (7th-T, 22.91) • 100 Back (8th, 54.63) • 400 Free Relay (Ex., 3:21.11)

Caroline Rodriguez • 5-10, JR., 2V • Chesterfield, MO (Lafayette HS/Rockwood Swim Club Association)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 100 Back (#28, 54.74)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 100 Back (15th, 55.93, 55.38 prelims) • 100 Fly (16th, 55.75, 55.01 prelims) • 200 Back (24th, 2:06.30, 2:02.21 prelims)

Madeline Rovira • 6-0, SO., 1V • Boulder, CO (Fairview HS/Rally Sport Aquatic Club)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 100 Free (#37, 50.09) • 50 Free (#56, 23.10)
NCAA All-American (1): 2006 -- 400 Medley Relay (6th)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 400 Free Relay (3rd, 3:17.70) • 100 Free (12th, 50.20) • 50 Free (14th, 23.10) • 200 Free (24th, 1:51.41, 1:50.70 prelims) • 200 Free Relay (Ex., 1:32.53)

Julia Smit • 6-0, FR., HS • Mt. Sinai, NY (Mt. Sinai HS/Three Village Swim Club)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 200 Back (#1, 1:53.95) • 200 IM (#1, 1:55.38) • 400 IM (#1, 4:04.02)
Pac-10 Champion (3): 2007 -- 200 Back • 200 IM • 400 IM
Stanford All-Time Top 10 Rankings/Personal-Best SCY Time: 200 IM (#1, 1:55.38, 2007) • 400 IM, 4:04.02, 2007) • 200 Free Relay (#1, 1:29.48, 2007) • 200 Back (#2, 1:53.95, 2007) • 200 Free (#3, 1:45.41, Relay Split, 2007) • 50 Free (#8, 22.75, Relay Split, 2007)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 200 Back (1st, 1:54.88) • 200 IM (1st, 1:55.38) • 400 IM (1st, 4:04.02) • 200 Free Relay (2nd, 1:29.48) • 400 Free Relay (3rd, 3:17.70) • 800 Free Relay (3rd, 7:06.59) • 200 Breast (1st, 2:09.32) • 100 Breast (2nd, 1:00.00) • 200 IM (4th, 1:58.96)

Whitney Spence • 6-1, FR., HS • San Diego, CA (Mt. Carmel HS/Pacific Swim Club)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 50 Free (#11, 4:44.16) • 200 Free (#19, 1:47.06) • 200 Fly (#38, 2:01.07)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 500 Free (3rd, 4:44.16) • 800 Free Relay (3rd, 1:47.66) • 200 Free (6th, 1:48.24, 1:47.07 prelims) • 200 Fly (13th, 2:01.91, 2:01.01 prelims)

DESIREE STAHLEY • 5-6, SR., 3V • Orlando, FL (Lake Highland HS/Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 500 Free (#17, 4:44.85) • 200 Free (#23, 1:47.33) • 1650 Free (#39, 16:33.37)
NCAA All-American (2): 2005 -- 200 Free Relay (6th) • 1650 Free (14th)
Stanford All-Time Top 10 Rankings/Personal-Best SCY Time: 200 Medley Relay (#1, 1:37.71) • 100 Breast (#2, 59.55, 2005) • 200 Breast (#2, 2:08.67, 2005) • 400 IM (#5, 4:10.31) • 200 IM (#6, 1:57.66, 2005)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 800 Free Relay (3rd, 7:06.59) • 500 Free (6th, 4:46.80) • 1650 Free (#11, 16:37.76) • 200 Free (Ex., 1:32.53) • 400 Free Relay (Ex., 3:21.11)

Laura Wadden • 5-8, SO., 1V • Evanston, IL (Evanston Township HS/Wildkit Swimming Organization)
2007 NCAA Individual Events (Seed, Qualifying Time): 200 Fly (#11, 1:58.23) • 100 Fly (#35, 54.60)
Stanford All-Time Top 10 Rankings/Personal-Best SCY Time: 200 Fly (#10, 1:58.23)
2007 Pac-10 Championships: 200 Back (8th, 2:00.05, 1:58.50 prelims) • 100 Fly (11th, 54.60) • 200 Fly (12th, 2:01.63, 2:00.47 prelims) • 200 Medley Relay (Ex., 1:43.17)

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