No. 3 Stanford To Compete In The NCAA Championships

March 26, 2008

  • Meet Central

    No. 3 Stanford To Compete At 2008 NCAA Championships
    This Thursday-Saturday, March 27-29
    Stanford wins 2008 Pac-10's and posts 6-1 dual meet record

    THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEET
    2008 NCAA Championships, King County Aquatics Center, Seattle, WA
    Thursday-Saturday, March 27-29, 2008 (Prelims - 12 pm, PT • Diving - 2 pm, PT • Finals - 7 pm, PT)
    Thu. - 200 free relay • 500 free • 200 IM • 1-M diving • 50 free • 400 medley relay
    Fri. - 200 medley relay • 400 IM • 100 fly • 200 free • 100 breast • 100 back • 3-M diving • 800 free relay^
    Sat. - 200 back •100 free • 200 breast • 200 fly • platform diving • 1650 free (timed finals) • 400 free relay
    ^No Prelims; *Short-Course Yards Meet

    A QUICK LOOK AT THE 2007 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
    No. 3 Stanford (1st Place at Pac-10 Championships, 6-1, 4-1 Pac-10) will compete at the 2008 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships this Thursday-Saturday, March 27-29. The event will be held at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way, Wash. The Cardinal will be looking to take the title for the first time since 1998. Last season they finished second to Auburn. This season they enter the meet ranked third, behind Texas and Arizona. After losing to Stanford during the dual meet season, Stanford rebounded to win the Pac-10 title, topping Arizona and 11th ranked California.

    27 STRAIGHT PAC-10 TITLES
    Stanford has now won 27 consecutive Pac-10 titles after winning the 2008 Pac-10 title. The streak is a Pac-10 record for any sport. Despite having a young team, Stanford peaked at the right time to win this year's title. The Cardinal (865) bested Cal (769) and Arizona (748.5), the team's top two conference rivals.

    STANFORD IN 2006-07
    Stanford finished the 2006-07 season with a 6-1 dual meet record, including 4-1 in the Pac-10. The Cardinal also had a strong showing at the Nike Cup on November 15-17, winning the meet for the fifth consecutive year. Following the meet, Stanford junior Jason Dunford was named National Swimmer of the Week by collegeswimming.com. At the Texas Invitational from November 29 to December 1, Stanford finished fifth with Texas and Arizona claiming the top two spots. After a strong November, Eugene Godsoe was named the Pac-10 Swimmer of the Month. Stanford's only blemish during the conference season came against Arizona on January 26. They finished the dual meet season strongly, though defeating California on February 23. After not losing a month in February, Jason Dunford was named the Pac-10 Swimmer of the Month, the second such honor for a Cardinal swimmer on the year. At the Pac-10 Championships, Stanford finished first, while Paul Kornfeld was named athlete of the meet.

    QUICK NOTES
    • Stanford has one top seed entering the NCAA Championships, Paul Kornfeld in the 100 breakstroke with a time of 52.43.
    • The 16 swimmers and two divers that Stanford has qualified for the 2007 NCAA Championships is the most this century.
    • Paul Kornfeld won the 2008 Swimmer of the Meet honors at the 2008 Pac-10 Championships.

    STANFORD MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING AT THE NCAA's -- A HISTORY OF EXCELLENCE
    • Stanford has won a total of 8 NCAA Championships. (1967, '85, '86, '87, '92, '93, '94, '98)
    • The Cardinal have finished no worse than fourth at the NCAA's since their last title in 1998.
    • Last season Stanford finished second at the NCAA Championships with 397 points, Auburn was first with 566 points.
    • Last season 11 swimmers produced 30 All-America honors at the NCAA Championships.

    2008 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIERS
    A total of 14 Stanford swimmers and one diver have qualified for the 2008 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships to be held March 27-29 at the King County Aquatics Center in Seattle, Wash. Stanford has also qualified a relay team in each of the five relays.
    • Chris Ash - 100 Breast (#12, 53.63) • 200 Breast (#8 1:56.62)
    • Daniel Beal - 500 Free (#7, 4:16.80) • 200 Free (#12 1:34.88) • 200 Fly (#15, 1:44.68)
    • Nate Cass - 200 IM (#9, 1:45.52) • 100 Breast (#14, 53.68) • 200 Breast (#12, 1:56.22)
    • John Criste - 200 IM (#54, 1:49.05) • 100 Breast (#20, 53.82) • 200 Breast (#6, 1:56.22)
    • David Dunford - 50 Free (#21, 19.73) • 100 Free (#19, 43.44)
    • Jason Dunford - 50 Free (#7, 19.52) • 100 Fly (#5, 46.21) • 100 Free (#10, 42.79)
    • Eugene Godsoe - 100 Fly (#28, 47.47) • 100 Back (#7, 46.98) • 200 Back (#7, 1:42.40)
    • Nathan Kim - Diving (1-Meter, 3-Meter, Platform)
    • Paul Kornfeld - 200 IM (#23, 1:46.60) • 100 Breast (#1, 52.43) • 200 Breast (#2, 1:54.49)
    • Phillip Morrison - 500 Free (#38, 4:22.90) • 200 Free (#27, 1:36.53) • 200 Fly (#31, 1:46.83)
    • David Mosko - 500 Free (#13, 4:18.04) • 1650 Free (#11, 15:03.11) • 200 Fly (#23, 1:45.44)
    • Dan Priestley - 200 Free (#32, 1:36.75) • 100 Free (#32, 43.72)
    • Austin Staab - 50 Free (#13, 19.59) • 100 Fly (#2, 45.36) • 100 Free (#13, 43.11)
    • Andrew Trepp - 200 Free (#24, 1:35.93) • 100 Free (#44, 44.03)
    • Paul Zaich - 100 Breast (#21, 53.83) • 200 Breast (#15, 1:57.04)

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