Women's Swimming Year In Review

July 27, 2001

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Four Pac-10 teams finished in the top-eight at the 2001 NCAA Championships in East Meadow, New York. STANFORD (387.5) paced the Pac-10 with a second-place finish behind Georgia. ARIZONA (304) was fifth, followed by USC (6th, 255) and CALIFORNIA (7th, 248). In all, Pac-10 institutions won nine individual titles and two relay titles.

CALIFORNIA's Natalie Coughlin was named Pac-10 Swimmer and Newcomer of the Year. Coughlin, a freshman from Concord, Calif., was outstanding at the NCAA Championships in East Meadow, N.Y. She established NCAA records in each of her three individual titles. Coughlin won the 100-and 200-yard backstroke and the 100 butterfly. She also broke American and U.S. Open marks in the backstroke events, and was a member of the American record-breaking 200-and 400-yard medley relay teams. At the Pacific-10 Championships in Federal Way, Wash., Coughlin won the 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard freestyle relay events. She placed second in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley.

STANFORD's Richard Quick was named Coach of the Year. Quick led Stanford to a runner up finish at the NCAA Championships. At the championships, his swimmers won three individual titles and two relay titles. At the Pac-10 Championships, Quick led the Cardinal to nine individual titles and three relay titles. The women's swimming Coach of the Year award is the fourth of Quick's career.

USC's Kellie Brennan and Nicci Fusaro were named Pacific-10 Diver and Newcomer of the Year. Brennan won the one and three-meter events at the Pac-10 Championships. With the one-meter win, she became only the second diver in Pac-10 history to win the event three consecutive years. She also placed fourth in the platform diving event. At the NCAA Championships, Brennan placed seventh in both the one-and three-meter springboard and 14th in the platform event.

Fusaro, a freshman from Cincinnati, Ohio, and three-time prep All-American, placed two top-three finishes at the Pac-10 Championships. She took second in the one-meter and third in the three-meter events. She placed seventh in the platform. Fusaro placed third in the three-meter springboard event, 14th in the one-meter springboard and 13th in the platform diving event.

USC's Hongping Li was named 2001 Women's Diving Coach of the Year for the first time in his career. Li, in his second year at USC, helped lead the Trojans to two Pac-10 Individual titles and six top-eight finishes, the wins by the aforementioned Brennan. The USC swimming and diving team took third overall at the Pac-10s. Li helped USC to three top-10 finishes in the diving events and three top-15 finishes.


First Team Yr. GPA Major
Lindsay Berryman, ARIZ Sr. 3.92 Physiological Sciences
Paula Finlay, OSU So. 3.73 Engineering
Regan Gosnell, UCLA So. 3.68 Undeclared
Karen Jacobs, USC Sr. 3.65 American Literature
Joselyn Jedick, ASU So. 4.00 Exercise Science
Elizabeth Lightner, ASU Sr. 4.00 Psychology
Patricia Malatesta, ASU Sr. 4.00 Exercise Science
McKenzie Murphy, STAN So. 3.54 Undeclared
Alexis Oakland, STAN Jr. 3.53 Sociology
Jill Olson, WSU So. 3.85 Undeclared
Bonnie Renwick, OSU So. 3.82 Psychology and Business
Erin Sones, STAN Sr. 3.94 Human Biology
Alexis Sowa, STAN Jr. 3.62 Human Biology
Amanda Stanford, ASU Jr. 3.66 Conservation Biology
Staciana Stitts, CAL So. 3.61 Undeclared
Katie Younglove, UCLA Jr. 3.82 Communication Studies
Second Team Yr. GPA Major
Anne Baghramian, UCLA Sr. 3.31 Sociology
Brighid Dwyer, UCLA Sr. 3.45 Sociology
Jessica Foschi, STAN Jr. 3.41 Political Science
Alice Henriques, CAL Jr. 3.52 Economics
Evelyn Hingsbergen, WASH So. 3.52 Undecided
Lyndee Hovsepian, UCLA Jr. 3.30 Communication Studies
Melissa Hubley, WSU So. 3.40 Undeclared
Misty Hyman, STAN Sr. 3.25 International Relations
Amy Imwalle, OSU Sr. 3.47 Zoology
Caroline Killian, ARIZ Jr. 3.46 Physiological Sciences
Jessamyn Miller, ARIZ Jr. 3.40 Business Economics
Jen Noddle, UCLA Jr. 3.51 Communication Studies
Kelli Sasada, ASU Sr. 3.39 Biology
Erin Thomas, UCLA Jr. 3.46 History
Julia Voitovitsch, UCLA Sr. 3.45 International Economics
Jamie Westoby, CAL So. 3.63 Undeclared

Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Ackerman, UCLA, Chrissie Amorosia, UCLA, Carrie Breed, WSU, Natalie Burgess, ASU, Rachelle Carano, WSU, Jessie Carr, STAN, Rebecca Cohen, WSU, Haley Cope, CAL, Adrian David, ARIZ, Christina Flynn, CAL, Lindsay Henahan, WSU, Hazel Johnson, ARIZ, Liah Kim, CAL, Jamie Krohn, ARIZ, Alexis Lyon, USC, Kristin MacGregor, USC, Riley Mants, ASU, Julie Massey, WASH, Emily Melina, UCLA, Corrie Murphy, USC, Jill Personius, OSU, Heidi Prosser, UCLA, Sara Quijano, ARIZ, Amber Rais, STAN, Shelly Ripple, STAN, Sara Schmied, WSU, Emily Schum, CAL, Jenny Vanker, ARIZ, Katherine Weatherhead, WASH.

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