No. 8 Women's Swimming And Diving At Cal, Stanford

Jan. 25, 2001

LOS ANGELES - The No. 8 USC women's swimming and diving team (3-1) heads north to face traditional rivals No. 6 California on Friday (Jan. 26) in Berkeley at 2 p.m. and No. 4 Stanford on Saturday (Jan. 27) in Palo Alto at 1 p.m.

The women's team has been highlighted by sophomore Michala Kwasny, who has posted USC's fastest times in the 400 IM (4:15.02), 200 fly (1:58.53) and 200 breast (2:16.70). Her times in the 400 IM and 200 fly are both NCAA automatics. Kwasny, a two-time 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials finalist, also has NCAA consideration times in the 200 breast, 200 IM (2:00.84) and the 100 fly (56.00).

Sophomore Asa Sandlund, a native of Sweden and one of the finest distance swimmers in the country, has USC's top times in the 500 (4:49.64, NCAA consideration), 1000 (9:56.28) and 1650 free (16:30.46, NCAA consideration) and junior Kristin MacGregor has the Trojans' fastest marks in the 100 (51.48) and 200 free (1:50.77, NCAA consideration), 200 IM (2:00.75, NCAA consideration) and the 100 breast (1:03.12).

Senior co-captain Corrie Murphy has posted NCAA consideration times in the 200 IM (2:03.50) and in the 400 IM (4:17.73). Sophomore Jennifer Parmenter has an NCAA consideration time in the 400 IM (4:22.60) while freshman Jana Krohn has posted NCAA consideration times in the 100 (55.61) and 200 fly (2:01.43).

The Trojans also feature a pair of stellar divers in junior All-American Kellie Brennan and freshman standout Nicci Fusaro, who is coming off a Bruin Diving Invitational meet last week in which she swept the 1- and 3-meter springboard and the platform.

USC is 12-8 all-time against California and 2-20 against Stanford. Last year, USC fell to Cal, 160-140, and lost to Stanford, 183-117.

The women's team concludes the dual-meet season when it hosts No. 2 UCLA on Feb. 10 at USC's McDonald's Swim Stadium at 1 p.m.

The USC men's squads will be at Stanford on Feb. 2 and at California on Feb. 3. Both meets start at 1 p.m.

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