No. 2 Stanford And No. 3 California Meet In Non-Conference Diving Action Wednesday

Nov. 7, 2007

NEXT MEET
No. 3 California at No. 2 Stanford (Diving Only) -- Non-Conference
Maas Family Diving Facility • Stanford, CA
Wednesday, November 7, 2007 (1 pm, PT)
Event Order: 1-Meter Diving, 3-Meter Diving
Notes: The Stanford and California women's divers will compete in non-conference action in conjunction with the men's triple distance meet between the same two schools

STANFORD-CALIFORNIA MEET NOTES
Divers from No. 2 Stanford (2-0, 1-0 Pac-10) and No. 3 California (2-0, 1-0 Pac-10) will compete in 1-meter and 3-meter non-conference action against each other this Wednesday, November 7 (1 pm, PT). The two non-team scoring events will be held in conjunction with a non-conference men's triple distance swimming and diving meet between the two schools. Stanford started its 2007-08 campaign with a non-conference San Jose State on October 5 and then defeated Washington in its Pac-10 opener on November 3 in a swimming only event. California has wins over Pacific (October 5) and Washington (November 2), as well as a victory at the TYR Invitaitonal (October 20).

THE BIG FOUR
Stanford features the Big Four of Brooke Bishop, Elaine Breeden, Caroline Bruce and Julia Smit in 2007-08. The foursome combined to win 22 All-American honors at the NCAA Championship with a total of 11 in both individual events and as members of relay squads.
Brooke Bishop - Posted a solid 2007 NCAA meet with three individual All-American honors in the 50 free (5th-T), 100 back (6th-T) and 100 free (10th). She also added three more All-American honors by anchoring the 400 medley (3rd), 200 medley (4th) and 200 free (5th) relay squads. Bishop started the 2007-08 season with a win in the 100 back versus San Jose State. Bishop followed that up with three victories against Washington (50 free, 400 medley relay, 800 free relay).
Elaine Breeden - Had the top individual finish of the group at the 2007 NCAA meet when she won her first national collegiate title on the final day of the event in the 200 fly. Breeden was also second in the 100 fly and fifth in the 200 IM at the 2007 NCAA's, while adding All-American honors as a member of the 400 medley (3rd), 200 medley (4th) and 200 free (5th) relay squads. Breeden made her 2007-08 debut against Washington by helping the Cardinal win the 400 medley relay and also swimming in the 200 and 500 free after not competing in the season-opener against San Jose State due to injury.
Caroline Bruce - Returned from a shoulder injury that forced her to miss most of 2005-06 to garner an individual All-American honor by taking third in the 100 breast at the 2007 NCAA Championships after winning the event as well as the 200 breast at the 2005 NCAA's as a collegiate rookie. Bruce added an additional two All-American honors in 2007 swimming the breast on the 200 and 400 medley relay teams. She started the 2007-08 campaign by being the only Stanford swimmer to win a pair of individual races in the season-opening meet versus San Jose State with 100 breast 200 back triumphs, while adding a third swimming the breast on Stanford's winning 200 medley relay squad. She followed that performance by winning the 200 breast and 400 medley relay against Washington.
Julia Smit - Made a huge impression in her collegiate rookie season, taking three individual All-American honors by placing among the nation's top three in the 200 back (2nd), 200 IM (3rd) and 400 IM (3rd) at the 2007 NCAA Championships. Smit also picked up three additional All-American honors by swimming on Stanford's 200 free, 400 medley and 800 free relay teams at the 2007 NCAA's. She started the season with victories in two events (200 breast, 1000 free) that she rarely swims and added another anchoring the winning 200 medley relay team against San Jose State. She returned to a more familiar event against Washington with a victory over U.S. National Team member Ariana Kukors in the 400 IM by recording a blistering early-season NCAA 'A' time of 4:09.97. Smit also played a big role in Stanford's 800 free relay pool record swim of 7:17.08 by swimming a leadoff 200 free NCAA 'B' mark of 1:47.92.

OTHER RETURNING ALL-AMERICANS
Shana Karp (14th, platform diving) and Laura Wadden (15th, 200 fly) are Stanford's other returning individual All-Americans from the 2006-07 season. Elizabeth Durot (800 free relay), Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy (200 free relay) and Whitney Spence (800 free relay) are also back after picking up one All-American honor each in 2006-07 as members of All-American relay squads at the 2007 NCAA Championships. Durot also has one career individual All-American honor to her credit in the 1650 free as a freshman in 2005. Andrea Axtell (200 back) and Madeline Rovira (400 medley relay) were All-Americans in 2005-06.

STANFORD RANKED NO. 2 IN FIRST 2007-08 NATIONAL POLL
Stanford has been ranked No. 2 in the first 2007-08 collegeswimming.com national poll behind only defending two-time national champion Auburn. California, Arizona, Georgia, Texas A&M, Florida, Texas, Minnesota and SMU round out the Top 10.

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, 2001) and third (2000, '02) two other times at the NCAA Championships since its most recent national title in 1998
    • Stanford moved up one spot to fourth at the 2007 NCAA Championships after having finished fifth at the event in each of the three previous campaigns (2004-06)
    • The Cardinal has finished among the nation's top eight in each of the first 33 years of the program's history from the 1974-75 season through the 2006-07 campaign and has never placed lower than sixth in any of the 25 NCAA Championships, including a string of 27 straight top thee national finishes from 1976-2002
    • Stanford has won 16 of the 21 Pac-10 Championships since the event began in 1987 (1987-99, 2002, 2004-05) and was second in 2007
    • Stanford has an all-time dual meet record of 256-23 (.918), which includes a current string of 12 straight dual meet victories
    • Stanford has been unbeaten in regular season dual meets 14 times with the most recent occasion its 10-0 record in 2006-07
    • Stanford has never lost more than two dual meets in a season with the program in its 33rd season of existence

STANFORD ALL-TIME TOP 10 PERFORMERS
Eight 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 November 6, 2007).

    • Andrea Axtell - 200 back (#8, 1:56.80, 2006)
    • Elaine Breeden - 200 fly (#1, 1:52.99, 2007) • 200 free relay (#1, 1:29.40) • 200 medley relay (1:37.71) • 100 fly (#2, 51.44, 2007), 200 IM (#4, 1:56.92, 2007)
    • Brooke Bishop - 200 free relay (#1, 1:29.40) • 200 medley relay (1:37.71) • 100 free (#2, 48.38, 2006)* • 50 free (#3, 22.17, 2006/2007) • 100 back (#5, 53.49, 2007)* • 200 back (#6, 1:56.11, 2006)
    • Caroline Bruce - 200 medley relay (1:37.71) • 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)
    • Elizabeth Durot - 500 free (#4, 4:41.47, 2007), 200 free (#8, 1:46.84, 2005)* • 1650 free (#8, 16:12.97, 2005)
    • Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy - 200 free relay (#1, 1:29.40) • 200 medley relay (1:37.71)
    • Julia Smit - 200 IM (#1, 1:55.38, 2007) • 200 free relay (#1, 1:29.40) • 400 IM (#2, 4:04.02, 2007) • 200 back (#2, 1:53.39, 2007) • 200 free (#3, 1:45.41, 2007)* • 50 free (#4, 22.39, 2007)* • 100 back (#6, 53.77)* • 100 free (#9, 49.35, 2007)*
    • Laura Wadden - 200 fly (#10, 1:58.23, 2007)
    *Relay Split

AVERY AQUATIC CENTER RECORDS

    • 50 Free - Brooke Bishop, Stanford (22.58, 2006)
    • 100 Free - Natalie Coughlin, California (48.89, 2002)
    • 200 Free - Stephanie Williams, Georgia (1:46.55, 2001)
    • 500 Free - Janet Evans, Stanford (4:42.05, 1990)
    • 1000 Free - Janet Evans, Stanford (9:30.69, 1990)
    • 1650 Free - Jennifer Hooker, MVN (16:05.21, 1978)
    • 100 Back - Catherine Fox, Stanford (53.89, 1997)
    • 200 Back - Lea Loveless, Stanford (1:55.77, 1994)
    • 100 Breast - Tara Kirk, Stanford (59.74, 2002)
    • 200 Breast - Agnes Kovacs, Arizona State (2:10.40, 2002)
    • 100 Fly - Natalie Coughlin, California (52.35, 2002)
    • 200 Fly - Limin Liu, Nevada (1:56.08, 1998)
    • 200 IM - Julia Smit, Stanford (1:57.43, 2006)
    • 400 IM - Summer Sanders, Stanford (4:08.52, 1992)
    • 200 FR - Stanford - Smit, Breeden, O'Donnell-McCarthy, Bishop (1:32.18, 2006)
    • 400 FR - California - Reilly, Andrews, Rogers, Silver (3:20.73, 2006)
    • 800 FR - Stanford - Smit, Bishop, Spence, Dwelley (7:17.08, 2007)
    • 200 MR - Stanford - Ripple, T. Kirk, Boutwell, Watchorn (1:40.87, 2002)
    • 400 MR - USC - Meyer, MacGregor, Campbell, Zhong (3:40.39, 1999)

*All Records Short-Course Yards; Bold indicates current Stanford student-athletes

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