No. 1 Women's Swimming And Diving Begins 2002 NCAA Championships Thursday

March 19, 2002

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THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEET
Thursday-Saturday, March 21-23 (Jamail Texas Swimming Center, Austin, TX)
Swimming Prelims - 11 am, Diving Prelims - 1 pm, Finals - 7 pm)

A QUICK LOOK AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
No. 1 Stanford will be attempting to return to the top of the heap at the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1998 ... Stanford has won eight NCAA titles (1983, '89, '92, '93, '94, '95, '96, '98) with six in the last nine years and nine national titles overall, including an AIAW title in 1980 ... Stanford has finished second twice ('99, '01) and third once ('00) since its most recent title in 1998 ... The Cardinal finished second at the 2001 NCAA Championships (1.5 points behind Georgia in the closest finish in NCAA history ... Stanford has finished in the top three at the NCAA Championships in each of the 21 years of the event.

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford has qualified 12 swimmers and four divers for the 2002 NCAA Championships ... Stanford won its first Pac-10 title since 1999 with a dominating performance at the conference meet as the Cardinal scored 1320.5 points, outdistancing second-place USC (1197.5) by 123 points ... Stanford completed its dual meet season with a perfect 8-0 mark and a 5-0 record against Pac-10 teams ... The Cardinal has knocked off five schools currently ranked among the nation's Top 10 in No. 3T Arizona (then No. 3), No. 3T California (then No. 4), No. 5 Texas (prior to first ranking), No. 6 Georgia (prior to first ranking) and No. 8 USC (then No. 9) ... Stanford also defeated No. 11 UCLA, No. 12 Arizona State (then No. 7) and No. 19 Pacific (prior to first ranking) ... The Cardinal has been the nation's No. 1 team since its debut at the top of the first CSCAA poll on November 1 after back-to-back dual meet victories over Texas and defending national champion Georgia on October 24 and 26 ... Stanford has won 14 Pac-10 titles (1987-99, 2002) ... Stanford has won 13 straight dual meets since its last dual meet loss at Arizona (1/20/01) ... Stanford is in its 28th season has posted an all-time dual meet record of 211-16 (.930) in its 28th season ... Stanford has claimed 71 individual NCAA titles, 38 NCAA relay crowns, 142 Pac-10 individual championships and 56 Pac-10 relay titles.

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Stanford has three returning NCAA champions in Jessica Foschi, Tara Kirk and Shelly Ripple ... Foschi (500 free) and Kirk (100 breast) won individual titles last season ... Kirk and Ripple were both members of Stanford's 200 and 400 medley relay NCAA championship teams at the 2001 NCAA's ... Stanford had six swimmers win events at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships, including four individual winners ... Ripple won three individual events (100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM) and was on Stanford's winning 400 medley relay team ... Kirk won the 100 breast by setting new American, Pac-10, Pac-10 Meet and Stanford records (58.68) ... Foschi (1650 free) and Lacey Boutwell (50 free) were also individual winners ... Kirk, Sarah Jones and Amy Wagner joined Ripple on the winning 400 medley relay squad ... Kirk (100 breast, 58.68) and Ripple (200 fly, 1:53.50) both have the best times in the nation this season in their respective signature individual events ... Kirk is undefeated in the 100 yard breast in her 16 collegiate meets ... Ripple is undefeated in the 200 fly this season with 10 consecutive victories in the event ... Foschi had won the 500 free in 18 consecutive meets before finishing second in the event at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships ... Boutwell won 12 of her 13 individual races in Pac-10 with her only non-victory a second-place finish to Natalie Coughlin in the 100 free at the Stanford-California dual meet ... Other Stanford swimmers beside the Pac-10 winners to qualify for the NCAA's are Evins Cameron, Haley Champion, Kirsten Gilbert, Alexis Oakland, Tami Ransom and Sara Watchorn ... The four Stanford divers to reach the NCAA's are Kim Powers, Ashlee Rosenthal, Erica Sorgi and Alexis Sowa.

A LOOK BACK AT THE 2001 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
Stanford nearly won its ninth NCAA title (10th national) in 2001 when the Cardinal finished a mere 1.5 points behind Georgia in the closest NCAA Championships ever. Stanford had three of the top five individual point scorers in the meet in Misty Hyman (3rd, 54), Jessica Foschi (4th, 51) and Shelly Ripple (6th, 49). Stanford won six of the 21 events, more than any other school. Foschi (500 free), Hyman (200 fly), Tara Kirk (100 breast) and Erin Sones (platform diving) earned individual NCAA titles. Stanford also won the 200 and 400 medley relay events with a team of Ripple, Kirk, Hyman and Siobhan Cropper in both races. The Cardinal set new NCAA, NCAA Meet, U.S. Open, Pac-10 and Stanford records in the 400 medley relay.

STANFORD BEATING THE BEST IN 2001-02
Stanford's 8-0 dual meet record in 2001-02 included five victories against teams currently ranked in the Top 10 of the CSCAA national poll. Stanford has defeated No. 3T Arizona (then No. 3), No. 3T California (then No. 4), No. 5 Texas (prior to first ranking), defending national champion and No. 6 Georgia (prior to first ranking) and No. 8 USC (then No. 9). The Cardinal also had victories over No. 11 UCLA, No. 12 Arizona State (then No. 7) and No. 19 Pacific (prior to first ranking).

DUAL MEET WIN STREAK REACHES 13 STRAIGHT
Stanford has now won 13 straight dual meets after its most recent victory over California on February 16, 2002. The streak began with a victory over UCLA on January 26, 2001. The streak also includes victories in 2001 over USC, Southern Methodist, Texas and California. The 2002 wins are over Pacific, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA, USC and California.

CURRENT CSCAA WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING DIVISION I POLL (MARCH 1, 2002)
1. Stanford (8), 2. Auburn, 3T. Arizona, 3T. California, 5. Texas, 6. Georgia, 7. Florida, 8. USC, 9. SMU, 10. Notre Dame, 11. UCLA, 12. Arizona State, 13. Penn State, 14. Virginia, 15. North Carolina, 16. Michigan, 17. Wisconsin, 18. Northwestern, 19. Pacific, 20. Maryland, 21. Indiana, 22T. Purdue, 22T. Florida State, 24T. Texas A&M, 24T. Alabama.

TARA KIRK AND SHELLY RIPPLE REMAIN UNDEFEATED IN TOP INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
Tara Kirk and Shelly Ripple remain undefeated in their respective top individual events through Stanford's regular season and the Pac-10 Championships. Kirk set new American, NCAA, U.S. Open, Pac-10, Pac-10 Meet and Stanford records in the 100 breast (58.68) to win the event at the Pac-10 Championships (3/1/02). Kirk has won the race all eight times she has entered this season. Ripple also recorded the nation's best time this season to win the 200 fly (1:53.50) at the Pac-10 Championships (3/2/02) and has won all 10 of her races in the event this season.

TARA KIRK REMAINS UNDEFEATED DURING COLLEGIATE CAREER IN 100 BREAST
Tara Kirk continued her collegiate unbeaten string in the 100 breast with her record-breaking performance at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships (3/1/02). Kirk has won all 16 times she has entered the 100 breast in collegiate meets.

JESSICA FOSCHI HAS CONSECUTIVE VICTORY STRING BROKEN IN 500 FREE
Jessica Foschi finished second in the 500 free at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships to snap her string of 19 consecutive victories in the event. Emily Mason (Arizona) won the Pac-10 Championships with a time of 4:38.79, the nation's best mark this season. Foschi recorded a mark of 4:39.49 to finish second. Foschi's last defeat in the event was at the 1999 NCAA Championships when she finished 11th. The 500 free was not swam at the NCAA Championships in 2000 when the measurements of races were meters. Foschi was second in the 400 meter free at the NCAA's in 2000.

FRESHMAN LACEY BOUTWELL WINS 12 OF 13 INDIVIDUAL RACES IN PAC-10 ACTION
Freshman Lacey Boutwell won 12 of the 13 individual races she entered in Pac-10 action with the only blemish on her record a second-place finish to California's Natalie Coughlin in the 100 yard free at the Stanford-California dual meet (2/16/01). Boutwell, who had a victory versus California in the 50 yard free (22.89), won all five of her individual events in Stanford's meets at UCLA and USC (2/1, 2/2). Boutwell won the 100 yard free (50.33) and the 200 yard IM (2:03.84) versus the Bruins before coming back to win the 100 yard free (49.38), 200 yard free (1:48.19) and 100 yard fly (53.82) versus the Women of Troy. Her times in the 100 yard free and 100 yard fly against USC were both season-bests and NCAA 'A' marks. Boutwell also won all six of her individual events in dual meets versus Arizona and Arizona State (1/25, 1/26). The versatile Boutwell picked up victories in the 100 yard free (50.18), 100 yard back (55.54) and 200 yard IM (2:02.26) versus Arizona before winning the 50 yard free (23.55), 100 yard free (50.26) and 200 yard free (1:47.96) against Arizona State.

FIVE AVERY AQUATIC CENTER POOL RECORDS GO DOWN IN 2001-02 REGULAR SEASON
A total of five Avery Aquatic Center pool records were broken in competition during the 2001-02 season. Tara Kirk broke the pool record in the 100 breast (1:00.23), while a Cardinal 200 medley relay team of Shelly Ripple, Kirk, Lacey Boutwell and Sara Watchorn set a new pool record with a time of 1:40.87. Both Stanford records were set versus California (2/16/02). California's Natalie Coughlin also picked up a pair of pool records in the same meet, setting new marks in the 100 free (48.89) and 100 fly (52.35). Arizona State's Agnes Kovacs set a new pool record in the 200 breast with a time of 2:10.40 in the Stanford-Arizona State dual meet (1/26/02).

UPDATING THE SCHOOL RECORD BOOK
Lacey Boutwell, Kirsten Gilbert, Tara Kirk and Shelly Ripple have made new entries into the school's record book this season. Kirk has broken her own school records in both the 100 and 200 breast. Following is a complete list of their accomplishments with events, new spot in the record book, time in the event and the date the time was recorded. All distances are short course yards.
Lacey Boutwell - 50 free (No. 6, 22.73, 2/28/02), 100 free (No. 7, 49.38, 2/2/02 & 3/2/02), 200 free (No. 9, 1:47.19, 10/24/01), 100 fly (No. 8, 53.82, 2/2/01)
Kirsten Gilbert - 100 breast (No. 9, 1:02.61, 3/1/02)
Tara Kirk - 100 breast (No. 1, 58.68, 3/1/02), 200 breast (No. 1, 2:07.79, 3/2/02)
Shelly Ripple - 100 fly (No. 3, 52.16, 3/1/01), 200 fly (No. 2, 1:53.50, 3/2/02), 400 IM (No. 8, 4:15.04, 1/26/02)

FOUR STANFORD DIVERS EARN SPOT IN NCAA'S FOR FIRST TIME IN SCHOOL HISTORY
Stanford had four divers qualify for the NCAA's for the first time in school history during the recent NCAA Zone E Diving Championships. Kim Powers, Ashlee Rosenthal, Erica Sorgi and Alexis Sowa are scheduled to compete for the Cardinal at the 2002 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.

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SPRINT FREE (50, 100, 200)
Stanford is led in the sprint free events by freshman Lacey Boutwell, scheduled to compete at the NCAA's in the 50, 100 and 200. Boutwell was the Pac-10 champion in the 50 free with a career-best time of 22.73 and is seeded tied for 10th in the event at the NCAA's. Boutwell finished second at the Pac-10's in the 100 free with a career-best time of 49.38 and is seeded 11th at the NCAA's. In the 200 free, Boutwell finished eighth at the Pac-10's despite swimming the fourth-fastest prelim time. She is seeded 14th with a career-best time of 1:47.19 recorded versus Georgia (10/24/01). Boutwell won of eight of the nine times she entered one of the three sprint free events during Pac-10 dual meets. Jessica Foschi actually has the team's best time in the 200 free, recording a 1:46.75 at the Pac-10 Championships to finish third. Foschi will be seeded tied for ninth in the event at the NCAA's. Sara Watchorn (#56T, 23.37) and Sarah Jones (#61, 23.39) are also entered in the 50 free. Haley Champion (#62, 50.80), Watchorn (#68, 51.01) and Tami Ransom (#70, 51.07) are also entered in the 100 free.

DISTANCE FREE (500, 1650)
Jessica Foschi leads the team in both the 500 and 1650 free events. Foschi is the defending NCAA champion in the 500 free and had won the event 18 times in a row before finishing second to Emily Mason of Arizona at the Pac-10 Championships. Foschi still enters the NCAA's seeded second with a time of 4:38.95, recorded at the Texas Invitational (11/30/01). Foschi is unbeaten in the 1650 free this season, including a victory at the Pac-10 Championships with a season-best 16:08.46. Foschi is seeded third at the NCAA's in the 1650 free with her Pac-10 time. Evins Cameron has also qualified for the NCAA's in both events as she is seeded 30th in the 500 free (4:48.32) and 32nd in the 1650 free (16:38.60), picking up both career-best times at the Pac-10 Championships.

BACK (100, 200)
Stanford will be without leader Shelly Ripple in both backstroke events as the versatile senior has entered the 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 IM at the NCAA's. Ripple had the team's best times in both the 100 (54.00) and 200 (1:56.81) back this season. Amy Wagner is the team's top seed at #17 in the 100 back with a time of 55.17 achieved in a relay split at the Pac-10 Championships. Alexis Oakland (#37, 55.94) and Sarah Jones (#43, 56.48) are also entered in the event for the Cardinal. Oakland is the team's top entree in the 200 back (#24, 1:58.88), while Wagner is second (#35, 2:00.35).

BREAST (100, 200)
Tara Kirk has become the best breaststroker in Stanford history in less than two years on The Farm. Kirk broke the American, NCAA, Pac-10, Pac-10 Meet and Stanford records in the 100 breast when she recorded a time of 58.68 to win the event at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships. She is the defending NCAA champion in the 100 breast and undefeated in 16 career collegiate races. Kirk is also Stanford's leader in the 200 breast and will be seeded second at the NCAA Championships (2:07.79), just .004 seconds behind Arizona State's Agnes Kovacs (2:07.75). Both times were recorded in a memorable race at the Pac-10 Championships. Kirk's time was her career-best as she broke her own Stanford record. Kirsten Gilbert is also entered in both events, seeded 26th in the 100 (1:02.61) and 35th in the 200 (2:16.24). Gilbert finished eighth in both events at the Pac-10 Championships.

FLY (100, 200)
Shelly Ripple is one of the nation's top butterfliers and the team's clear leader in both the 100 and 200. Ripple has the nation's best time in the 200 fly this season after winning the Pac-10 Championships with a mark of 1:53.50 that crushed the former Pac-10 Meet record. Ripple is unbeaten in 10 races in the 200 fly this season and has won the 100 fly in five of six attempts, including the Pac-10 Championships. Ripple's mark of 52.16 at the conference meet makes her the second seed at the NCAA's. Stanford will have no other entries in either fly event. Lacey Boutwell did post a time of 53.82 in the 100 fly during a dual meet at USC (2/2/02) and would be seeded 11th at the NCAA's if she had entered the event but is already entered in the 50, 100 and 200 free.

IM (200, 400)
The versatile Shelly Ripple leads a group of four Stanford entries in the 200 IM and is seeded second in the event after winning the Pac-10 title with a time of 1:56.64. Alexis Oakland (#29T, 2:01.91), Tara Kirk (#37, 2:02.37) and Tami Ransom (#39, 2:02.41) are also entered in the event. Stanford will be without its top 400 IM swimmers in Ripple and Foschi because they are already in the maximum number of individual events allowed. Ransom (#27, 4:18.53) is Stanford's top seed in the event, followed by Evins Cameron (#35, 4:20.22).

FREE RELAYS (200, 400, 800)
Stanford has qualified fifth (tied), seventh and eighth in the 400, 200 and 800 relays, respectively. The Cardinal finished second at the Pac-10 Championships in both the 200 and 400 events, as well as third in the 800. The 400 team that earned the Cardinal its NCAA seed with a time of 3:19.66 at the Pac-10 Championships was Shelly Ripple, Jessica Foschi, Haley Champion and Lacey Boutwell. The 200 yard team that gave Stanford its seed at the NCAA's with a time of 1:30.96 at the Pac-10 Championships was Boutwell, Ripple, Sarah Jones and Sara Watchorn. An 800 squad of Ripple, Tami Ransom, Watchorn and Foschi clocked in at 7:16.05 at the Pac-10 Championships for Stanford's NCAA seed.

MEDLEY RELAYS (200, 400)
Stanford enters the NCAA's seeded second in the 400 and fifth in the 200 medley relay. Stanford won the Pac-10 title and earned its NCAA seed in the 400 when a squad of Amy Wagner, Tara Kirk, Shelly Ripple and Sarah Jones clocked in at 3:36.54. In the 200, a team of Wagner, Kirk, Lacey Boutwell and Sara Watchorn finished second at the Pac-10 Championships with a time of 1:39.88 to give the Cardinal the its NCAA seed. A team of Ripple, Kirk, Boutwell and Watchorn set a new Avery Aquatic Center 200 medley relay pool record with a mark of 1:40.87 in a dual meet versus California (2/16/02).

DIVING
A strong and deep diving team has been one of the keys to Stanford's success in 2001-02 and the Cardinal has qualified four divers for the NCAA's for the first time in school history. Kim Powers, Ashlee Rosenthal, Erica Sorgi and Alexis Sowa all qualified for the NCAA's at the Zone E Diving Championships. During the regular season, the divers came up big several times including in a key dual meet win over California (2/16/02), outscoring Golden Bear divers by a count of 31-9 in a meet the Cardinal won by only 19 points.

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STANFORD RETURNS TO TOP OF HEAP AT PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS (FEBRUARY 28-MARCH 2, 2002)
Stanford made its final preparations for the NCAA's by dominating the Pac-10 Championships to give the Cardinal its first title at the conference meet since 1999. A balanced and deep Stanford team scored 1320.5 points to outdistance second-place USC (1197.5) by 123 points. Shelly Ripple led the way by winning four Pac-10 titles, including three individual events. Ripple captured the 100 (52.16) and 200 (1:53.50) with career-best times in both and setting a new Pac-10 Meet record in the latter. Ripple also set a new Pac-10 Meet record with her victory in the 200 IM (1:56.64) and was part of Stanford's winning 400 medley relay team (3:36.54). Tara Kirk was the only other multiple champion, winning the 100 breast (58.68) with a new American record and swimming on the 400 medley relay squad. Jessica Foschi were Stanford's other two individual winners with victories in the 1650 free (16:08.46) and 50 free (22.73), respectively. Sarah Jones and Amy Wagner were also members of the winning 400 medley relay squad.

STANFORD FINISHES PERFECT IN DUAL MEETS WITH 159.5-140.5 WIN OVER CALIFORNIA (FEBRUARY 16, 2002)
Top-ranked Stanford finished unbeaten in its dual meet season with a 159.5-140.5 victory over No. 4 California in the final dual meet of the season for both teams. The dual meet victory was also the 13th in a row for the Cardinal dating back to last season. Stanford won 11 of the meet's 16 events as Shelly Ripple (200 back, 200 fly, 200 IM) led the way with three individual victories. Tara Kirk (100 breast, 200 breast) won a pair of events and broke her own Avery Aquatic Center pool record in the 100 breast with a time of 1:00.23 while remaining undefeated collegiately in the event in 15 career races. Jessica Foschi (500 free, 1000 free) and McKenze Murphy (1-meter diving, 3-meter diving) also won two individual events each, while Lacey Boutwell (50 free) closed out Stanford's individual victories. Stanford's 200 medley relay team of Ripple, Kirk, Boutwell and Sara Watchorn also won and set a new pool record with a time of 1:40.87. California's Natalie Coughlin won three individual events (200 free, 100 free, 100 fly), breaking pool records in both the 100 free (48.89) and 100 fly (52.35). Coughlin recorded a total of three NCAA 'A' marks with her two pool records and a time of 1:46.99 in the 200 free. Alice Henriques was the other individual winner for the Golden Bears in the 100 back (55.27) and also recorded an NCAA 'A' mark with a second-place finish in the 200 back (1:57.50). California was also victorious in the 400 free relay (3:25.68) with a team of Ashley Whitney, Coughlin, Michelle Harper and Danielle Becks. Ripple remained undefeated in the 200 fly this year with her ninth straight win in the event and a time of 1:57.52. Ripple also captured the 200 back in a season-best 1:56.81 and the 200 IM in 1:59.85. All three qualified as NCAA 'A' marks. Foschi continued her dominance in the 500 free with her 18th straight victory in the event in a time of 4:47.29. She also won the 1000 free in a time of 9:59.38. Murphy led a strong Stanford diving effort that outscored California divers, 31-9. Murphy won the 1-meter event with a score of 288.75 and the 3-meter competition with 307.20 points, both career bests. Boutwell recorded a mark of 22.89 in her 50 free victory. She also had strong second-place showings behind Coughlin by recording NCAA 'A' marks in both the 100 free (49.46) and 100 fly (54.25).

STANFORD TOPS USC, 167-133 (FEBRUARY 2, 2002)
Top-ranked Stanford stayed unbeaten by defeating No. 9 USC by a score of 167-133 for its 12th straight victory dating back to last season. Stanford won 12 of the meet's 16 events against USC as Lacey Boutwell (100 free, 200 free, 100 fly) and Shelly Ripple (200 fly, 200 back, 400 IM) led the way with three individual victories each. Jessica Foschi (500 free, 1650 free) and Tara Kirk (100 breast, 200 breast) added two wins each for the Cardinal. Stanford also won both relay events (400 medley, 400 free). Boutwell picked up three individual victories for the third time in the last four dual meets, highlighted by a pair of season-best times and NCAA 'A' performances in the 100 free (49.38) and 100 fly (53.82). Boutwell also clocked in at 1:48.19 in the 200 free. Ripple remained undefeated in the 200 fly this year with her eighth straight win in the event and a time of 1:56.92. Ripple also captured the 200 back in 1:58.99 and the 400 IM in 4:17.01. Foschi, the defending NCAA champion in the 500 free, picked up her 17th straight victory in the event with a time of 4:50.67 and also won the 1650 free (16:36.89). Kirk swept the 100 and 200 breast in 1:00.19 and 2:12.95, respectively. Stanford's 400 medley relay team (3:42.20) consisted of Megan Baumgartner, Kirk, Ripple and Sarah Jones. Boutwell, Jones, Sara Watchorn and Foschi clocked in at 3:24.87 in the 400 free relay, the best performance by the Cardinal in the event this season.

STANFORD ROLLS TO 142-101 VICTORY AT UCLA (FEBRUARY 1, 2002)
Stanford defeated No. 11 UCLA by a margin of 142-101 to remain unbeaten and extend its dual meet win streak to 11 in a row dating back to last season. Stanford won 10 of the meet's 13 events as Jessica Foschi (200 free, 500 free) and Lacey Boutwell (100 free, 200 IM) each won a pair of individual events for Stanford. The Cardinal also had individual victories by Evins Cameron (1000 free), Shelly Ripple (200 fly), Tara Kirk (200 breast), McKenze Murphy (1-meter diving) and Kim Powers (3-meter diving). Foschi won the 200 free in a season-best 1:49.12, while clocking in at 5:01.32 in the 500 free to pick up her 16th straight victory in the event that she won at the NCAA Championships last year. Boutwell recorded times of 50.33 in the 100 free and 2:03.84 in the 200 IM. Ripple remained undefeated in the 200 fly this year with her seventh straight win in the event and a time of 1:59.52. Cameron won her first event on The Farm by recording a 10:13.28 in the 1000 free, while Powers recorded a dual meet season-best 317.03 points in the 3-meter diving competition. Kirk recorded a 2:13.74 in the 200 breast and Murphy picked up 273.30 points in the 1-meter diving competition. The teams split the relay events. Stanford won the 200 medley relay in a time of 1:44.09 with a team of Haley Champion, Kirsten Gilbert, Ripple and Boutwell.

STANFORD EASES TO 188-112 VICTORY OVER NO. 7 ARIZONA STATE (JANUARY 26, 2002)
The Cardinal stayed unbeaten with a convincing 188-112 dual meet win over No. 7 Arizona State. Stanford won 13 of the meet's 16 events. Lacey Boutwell won three events for the second consecutive meet with victories in the 50, 100 and 200 yard free. Jessica Foschi and Shelly Ripple each won two events. Foschi won the 500 yard free for the 15th consecutive outing and also picked up a victory in the 1650 yard free. Ripple remained unbeaten in the 200 yard fly this year and also captured the 100 yard fly. Ripple recorded another NCAA 'A' qualifying and season-best mark by finishing second in the 400 yard IM with a time of 4:15.04. Sophomore Tara Kirk remained undefeated during her collegiate career in the 100 yard breast with her 13th straight victory in the event in a time of 1:00.66, just .001 seconds shy of her own pool record set in 2001. Kirk finished second in the 200 yard breaststroke (2:11.28) behind 2000 Olympic gold medallist Agnes Kovacs (2:10.40). Kovacs set a new pool record and Kirk's mark also eclipsed her own previous pool record. Other Stanford swimmers with individual victories were Alexis Oakland (200 yard back) and Amy Wagner (100 yard back, 55.96). Oakland's was the first of her collegiate career. Stanford also picked up victories in both diving events as junior McKenze Murphy (283.80) and senior Kim Powers (297.15) swept the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions, respectively. Both point totals reached their respective NCAA qualifying standards. Murphy's mark was a new career-best, while Powers recorded a season-best. Stanford captured the 200 yard medley relay by setting a new pool record (1:41.22) with a team of Wagner, Kirk, Ripple and Sarah Jones.

STANFORD KNOCKS OUT NO. 3 ARIZONA, 182-118 (JANUARY 25, 2002)
Stanford cruised to a convincing 182-118 dual meet win over No. 3 Arizona in the Pac-10 opener for the Cardinal. The Cardinal won 13 of the meet's 16 events. Tara Kirk broke her own Avery Aquatic Center pool record with a time of 2:13.89 to win the 200 yard breaststroke (later broken by Arizona State's Agnes Kovacs, 2:10.40, 01/26/02). Kirk also remained undefeated during her collegiate career in the 100 yard breaststroke with her 12th straight victory and a time of 1:01.52. Both times met the NCAA 'A' qualifying standard. Jessica Foschi and freshman Lacey Boutwell picked up three individual victories each. Foschi won the 200 (1:49.49), 500 (4:52.38) and 1000 (9:54.28) yard free events. Foschi's victory in the 500 yard free extended her winning streak to 14 in the event. Boutwell won the 100 yard frees (50.18), 100 yard back (55.54) and 200 yard IM (2:02.26). Shelly Ripple added a pair of victories in the 100 and 200 yard butterfly events. Ripple remained unbeaten this season in the 200 yard butterfly by recording an NCAA 'A' mark of 1:59.14. She clocked in at 55.16 in the 100 yard butterfly. Stanford also picked up victories in both diving events as freshmen Ashlee Rosenthal (264.60) and Lauren Donovan (285.75) swept the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions, respectively. Both point totals reached their respective NCAA Qualifying standards and Donovan's mark was a new season-best. Stanford's other victory came in the 200 yard medley relay (1:43.29) with a team of sophomore Megan Baumgartner, Kirk, freshman Amy Wagner and freshman Tami Ransom.

STANFORD DIVERS COMPETE AT BRUIN INVITATIONAL (JANUARY 18-19, 2002)
The Stanford diving team tuned up for Pac-10 action by competing at the non-scoring Bruin Diving Invitational from January 19-20. The Cardinal earned a total of 14 Top 10 showings in the three events. McKenze Murphy had a third-place showing in the 1-meter event and a fourth-place finish in the 3-meter competition to lead the Cardinal. Kim Powers was Stanford's top diver in the platform event with a fourth-place finish.

STANFORD FINISHES SECOND AT TEXAS INVITATIONAL (NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 2, 2001)
Stanford completed its fall season by finishing second at the Texas Invitational with 598 points behind the host Longhorns (719 points). The Cardinal had four individual winners at the meet. Jessica Foschi extended her string of victories in the 500 yard free to 13 straight by clocking a time of 4:38.95. Tara Kirk remained undefeated collegiate in the 100 yard breast with her 11th consecutive victory in the event, recording a time of 59.51. Shelly Ripple continued her dominance in the 200 yard fly with her fourth straight victory of the season in the event with a time of 1:5512. All three times were the best in the country this season and NCAA 'A' qualifying marks. McKenze Murphy was Stanford's other individual winner, taking home first place in the 3-meter diving competition with a score of 500.20.

STANFORD DIVERS COMPETE AT TROJAN DIVING INVITE (NOVEMBER 8-10, 2001)
Kim Powers finished third in both the platform and 3-meter events, while McKenze Murphy placed third in the one-meter to lead the Cardinal.

STANFORD DIVERS COMPETE AT STANFORD DIVING INVITE (NOVEMBER 2-3, 2001)
The Stanford diving team tuned up for Pac-10 action by competing at the non-scoring Bruin Diving Invitational from January 19-20. The Cardinal earned a total of 14 Top 10 showings in the three events. McKenze Murphy had a third-place showing in the 1-meter event and a fourth-place finish in the 3-meter competition to lead the Cardinal. Kim Powers was Stanford's top diver in the platform event with a fourth-place finish.

STANFORD COMPLETES FALL DUAL MEET SEASON WITH 168-132 WIN OVER TEXAS (OCTOBER 26, 2001)
Stanford closed out its fall dual meet season with a convincing 168-132 victory over perennial national power Texas. Stanford won 12 of the meet's 16 events as Shelly Ripple led the Cardinal for the third straight meet with three victories. Ripple won the 100 yard fly, 200 yard fly and 200 yard back. Senior Jessica Foschi (500 yard free, 1650 yard free) and Tara Kirk (100 yard breast, 200 yard breast) both added a pair of individual victories. Stanford's other winners were Amy Wagner (100 yard back), Lacey Boutwell (100 yard free), Tami Ransom (400 yard IM) and Kim Powers (3-meter diving). The Cardinal also won the 400 yard medley relay. Individual winners for Texas were Lauren Thies (200 yard free), Joscelin Yeo (50 yard free) and Nicole Pohorenic (1-meter diving). The Longhorns also captured the 400 yard free relay.

STANFORD KNOCKS OFF DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPION GEORGIA, 158.5-141.5 (OCTOBER 24, 2001)
Stanford knocked off defending national champion Georgia, 158.5-141.5 as the Cardinal captured 10 of the meet's 16 events and tied for another. Shelly Ripple won three events (200 yard fly, 200 yard back, 200 yard IM), while Jessica Foschi (500 yard free, 1000 yard free) added a pair of individual victories. Tara Kirk won the 100 yard breast and tied for the 200 yard breast win with Georgia's Ashley Robley in her first meet of the season. Other winners for the Cardinal included Amy Wagner (100 yard back), Erica Sorgi (1-meter diving) and Ashlee Rosenthal (3-meter diving). Stanford also won the 200 yard medley relay. Georgia was paced by two-time individual winner Maritza Correia (50 yard free, 100 yard free), while Stephanie Williams (200 yard free) and Katie Yevak (100 yard free) also picked up victories for the Bulldogs. In addition, Georgia won the 400 yard free relay.

STANFORD TOPS PACIFIC IN 2001-02 SEASON-OPENER, 143-117 (OCTOBER 12, 2001)
Stanford opened the 2001-02 campaign with a 143-117 home victory over Pacific on October 12. Stanford senior Shelly Ripple won three events (200 yard fly, 100 yard fly, 200 yard IM) in her first meet of the season, while senior Jessica Foschi (500 yard free, 1000 yard free) and freshman Sara Jones (50 yard free, 100 yard free) won two events each. Pacific had two-time individual winners in Heidi Schmidt (100 yard breast, 200 yard breast) and Sarah Marshall (100 yard back, 200 yard back). Robin Errecart (200 yard free) was Pacific's other individual winner. The Tigers also won both relay events (400 yard medley relay, 400 yard free relay) as the teams each won seven of the 14 events contested.

RICHARD QUICK - STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING HEAD COACHsize
One of the most respected names in swimming throughout the world, Richard Quick is in his 14th year at the helm of the Stanford women's swimming and diving program. Quick's Stanford teams have won seven NCAA titles and six in the past 10 seasons, while never finishing lower than third. Quick has won a total of 12 NCAA titles during his collegiate coaching career, the most in the history of Division I coaching.

Quick has also led Stanford to 12 Pacific-10 Conference crowns, including its most recent in 2002. He started his Stanford career by winning his first 57 dual meets and has lost only five dual meets while at Stanford, sporting a dual meet record of 103-5 (.954). Quick has coached 75 All-Americans to 644 All-American honors. In addition, he has helped develop 38 NCAA champions at Stanford who have captured a combined 54 NCAA individual and 27 NCAA relay titles. Along the way, he has picked up five NCAA Coach of the Year honors and four Pacific-10 Coach of the Year awards, most recently being honored by the Pac-10 in 2000-01.

Quick is also arguably the top women's swimming coach in the world with three stints as the Olympic head coach for the U.S. Women's Swimming team and as a five-time member of the U.S. coaching staff at the Games.

In addition to his duties on The Farm and to his country, Quick also been the post-collegiate coach for some of the top women's swimmers in American history. Recently, Quick coached 1995 Stanford graduate Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres in preparation for the 2000 Olympics. Quick will also continue to coach Misty Hyman, the gold medal winner in the 200 meter butterfly at the 2000 Olympics.

Under Quick's tutelage, Thompson became the most decorated women's swimmer in the history of the Olympics, bringing a home a total of eight gold medals as a member of three Olympic teams. Thompson also broke several world and American records while under Quick. Torres launched her comeback for the 2000 Olympics under Quick to become the first woman to ever swim in four Olympic Games. In Sydney, she was the top medal winner of any athlete with five medals (two gold, three bronze). Hyman finished her collegiate career with 12 NCAA titles and the maximum 28 All-American honors.

Quick's success is not limited to the Stanford campus and his country. In his 26th year as a collegiate head coach, he has compiled an overall dual meet record of 192-34 (.850) and a 160-25 (.865) record as a women's head coach. Quick has led his teams to 17 conference crowns, all on the women's side. Before coming to The Farm, Quick led Texas to a then-unprecedented five straight NCAA titles (1984-1988), a string he extended to six straight in his first season with the Cardinal. To put things in perspective, of the past 18 NCAA titles awarded, Richard Quick coached squads have captured 12 of them.

On the international scene, his resume is equally impressive. Since 1986, when Quick was named the national coach for U.S. Swimming, he has been involved in nearly every international meet in which the United States has participated. Included on this list are coaching assignments in the past five Olympiads, four consecutive World Championships, the 1990 Goodwill Games, three Pan Pacific Games (1987, 1985, 1983), the 1985 World University Games and the 1979 Pan-American Games.

On November 29, 1994, Quick was named by U.S. Swimming as the head coach for the U.S. women's team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, a role he continued at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. In Atlanta, Quick led the women's team to seven gold, five silver and two bronze medals. The men's and women's swimming teams combined for a total of 26 medals, the most by any team in the 1996 Olympic Games. His 2000 squad brought home 16 medals (7 gold, 2 silver, 7 bronze).

Quick's previous international highlight came as the U.S. head coach in the 1988 Seoul Olympics when America brought home 17 medals. At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Quick served as an assistant coach, helping the United States (which featured five Stanford student-athletes) capture 27 medals, 17 of which hung from the necks of Cardinal swimmers. As an assistant at the 1984 Olympics, Quick helped one of his pupils, Rowdy Gaines, to three gold medals.

Quick assumed the head coaching reigns at Stanford from George Haines in August 1988 and guided his first Cardinal team to a national championship in March 1989, marking only the second national swimming crown in school history at that point. His other national titles were captured from 1992-96 and in 1998. In the six years under Quick in which Stanford has not claimed the national title, the Cardinal has recorded either second (1990, 1991, 1997, 1999, 2001) or third-place (2000) finishes. Overall, Quick has helped Stanford extend its mark to 21 consecutive years of no worse than a third-place national finish.

Prior to his stints with Stanford and Texas, Quick also served as both the men's and women's coach at Auburn for four seasons (1978-82). While there, he was the guiding force behind a successful men's program, as well as the building block for a women's program that went from an NCAA also-ran to a consistent Top 10 finisher. Quick also served as the men's head coach at Iowa State during the 1977-78 season. A 1965 graduate of Southern Methodist University, Quick took his first coaching position at Houston's Memorial High School, guiding his team to six state championships before moving back to his alma mater. At SMU, he served as an assistant coach on the men's side for four years (1971-75) before staring the women's program in 1976.

2001-02 SWIMMER AND DIVER BIOGRAPHIESsize>
(For more information please refer to the Stanford Women's Swimming And Diving Media Guide)

LACEY BOUTWELL, Freshman (50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free)
Career, Season, NCAA Seed: 50 Free (22.73, 22.73, #10T), 100 Free (49.38, 49.38, #11), 200 Free (1:47.19, 1:47.19, #14)
2002 Pac-10 Championships: Won the 50 free in a career-best time of 22.73 ... Also finished second in the 100 free (career-best-tying 49.38) and eighth in the 200 free (1:51.73) ... Helped the Cardinal to three second-place finishes in the 200 free, 400 free and 200 medley relays.
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: Stanford's primary sprint free performer ... Won 12 of the 13 individual races she entered in Pac-10 action with the only blemish on her record a second-place finish to California's Natalie Coughlin in the 100 yard free at the Stanford-California dual meet (2/16/01) ... Had a victory versus California in the 50 yard free (22.89) ... Won all five of her individual events in Stanford's meets at UCLA and USC (2/1, 2/2), winning the 100 free (50.33) and the 200 IM (2:03.84) versus the Bruins before coming back to win the 100 free (49.38), 200 free (1:48.19) and 100 fly (53.82) versus the Women of Troy ... Won all six of her individual events in dual meets versus Arizona and Arizona State (1/25, 1/26), picking up victories in the 100 free (50.18), 100 back (55.54) and 200 IM (2:02.26) versus Arizona before winning the 50 free (23.55), 100 free (50.26) and 200 free (1:47.96) against Arizona State ... Also had an individual victory versus Texas (10/26/01) in the 100 free (50.83).
Stanford's All-Time Top 10 Rankings: 50 Free (22.73, #6), 100 Free (49.38, #7), 200 Free (1:47.19, #9), 100 Fly (53.82, #9)

EVINS CAMERON, Freshman (500 Free, 1650 Free, 400 IM)
Career, Season, NCAA Seed: 500 Free (4:48.32, 4:48.32, #30), 1650 Free (16:38.60, 16:38.60, #32), 400 IM (4:19.00, 4:20.22, #35)
2002 Pac-10 Championships: Finished seventh in the 500 free (4:48.32), ninth in the 1650 free (16:38.60) and 10th in the 400 IM (4:20.22).
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: Consistently the primary backup to Jessica Foschi in the distance free events, taking second in the 500 free in three consecutive Pac-10 dual meets versus Arizona (1/25), Arizona State (1/26) and UCLA (2/1).

HALEY CHAMPION, Sophomore (100 Free)
Career, Season, NCAA Seed: 100 Free (50.80, 50.80, #62)
2002 Pac-10 Championships: Came up with a career-best 50.80 in the 100 free during the bonus final of the Pac-10 Championships to qualify for the NCAA's and take 18th at the conference meet ... Also competed in the 100 back (58.47, 56.98 prelims, 16th) and 100 fly (56.90, 56.41 prelims, 22nd) at the Pac-10's ... Swam the third leg of Stanford's second-place 400 free relay team that posted an NCAA 'A' mark and team season-best time of 3:19.66.
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: Contributed to Stanford's win over California (2/16/02) in the final dual meet of the season by finishing fourth in the 100 fly (57.95) and fifth in the 100 back (57.87) ... A consistent contributor to relay teams, including the first leg of Stanford's winning 200 medley relay team versus UCLA (1:44.09, 2/1/02).
2001 NCAA Championships: Finished 26th in the 100 back (55.82) ... Swam the prelim backstroke leg in both the 200 and 400 medley relays, helping the Cardinal set new NCAA, NCAA Meet and U.S. Open records in the 400 medley relay (3:32.43).

JESSICA FOSCHI, Senior (200 Free, 500 Free, 1650 Free) ... 10-Time All-American ... NCAA Champion
Career, Season, NCAA Seed: 200 Free (1:46.06, 1:46.75, #9T), 500 Free (4:37.81, 4:38.95, #2), 1650 Free (16:03.47, 16:08.46, #3)
2002 Pac-10 Championships: Won the 1650 free for the third consecutive year with a season-best time of 16:08.46 ... Finished second in the 500 free (4:39.49) as her consecutive win streak in the event ended at 18 races ... Placed third in the 200 free with a season-best time of 1:46.75 ... Swam the second leg of 400 relay team that finished second with a team season-best time of 3:19.66 and the anchor leg of the third-place 800 free relay squad (7:16.05).
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: The team's top distance free swimmer, going unbeaten in all 17 of her 500, 1000 and 1650 free races ... Won nine times in the 500, as well as four times each in the 1000 and 1650 ... Also had a pair of victories in the 200 free versus Arizona (1/25/02) and at UCLA (2/1/02).
2001 NCAA Championships: Earned five All-American honors and won her first NCAA title with a victory in the 500 free (4:37.81) in front of a hometown crowd in East Meadow, New York ... Ranked fourth on the NCAA Championships individual high point list with 51 points ... Also finished second in the 1650 free (16:03.47) and fifth in the 200 free (1:46.40) ... Swam the first leg of Stanford's second-place 80 free relay team and third leg of its fourth-place 400 yard relay team.
Stanford's All-Time Top 10 Rankings: 200 Free (1:46.06, #4), 500 Free (4:37.81, #2), 1650 Free (16:03.47, #4)

KIRSTEN GILBERT, Freshman (100 Breast, 200 Breast)
Career, Season, NCAA Seed: 100 Breast (1:02.61, 1:02.61, #26), 200 Breast (2:16.24, 2:16.24)
2002 Pac-10 Championships: Finished eighth in both the 100 (1:02.90, 1:02.61 prelims) and 200 breast (2:17.13, 2:16.24 prelims) ... Also tied 35th in the 200 IM (2:08.12).
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: Came on towards the end of the season and had two third-place showings in the 100 (1:04.18) and 200 (2:19.91) breast versus California (2/16/02) ... Also finished third in the 100 breast versus Arizona (1/25/02) and at USC (2/2/02) ... Swam the second leg of Stanford's winning 200 medley relay team at UCLA (1:44.09, 2/1/02).
Stanford's All-Time Top 10 Rankings: 200 Breast (1:02.61, #9)

SARAH JONES, Freshman (50 Free, 100 Back)
Career, Season, NCAA Seed: 50 Free (23.04, 23.39, #61), 100 Back (56.48, 56.48, #43)
2002 Pac-10 Championships: Finished sixth in the 50 free (23.45, 23.39 prelims) and 17th in the 100 back (56.48) ... Just missed making the bonus final in the 100 free with a time of 52.05 and a 25th place finish.
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: Started her Stanford career with victories in the 50 (24.16) and 100 free (52.75) versus Pacific (10/12/01) ... Had seven Top 5 finishes in the 50 free and six in the 100 free in eight dual meets ... A strong contributor to Stanford relay teams as part of Cardinal victories twice in the 400 medley relay, as well as once in the 400 free relay and the 200 medley relay.

TARA KIRK, Sophomore (100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM) ... Four-Time All-American ... Three-Time NCAA Champion
Career, Season, NCAA Seed: 100 Breast (58.68, 58.68, #1), 200 Breast (2:07.79, 2:07.79, #2), 200 IM (2:02.37, 2:02.37, #37)
2002 Pac-10 Championships: Set new American, NCAA, Pac-10 and Stanford records (58.68) to win the 100 breast for the second consecutive year, extending her unbeaten collegiate string in the event to 16 races (nine freshman, seven sophomore) ... Set a new school record in the 200 breast (2:07.79) despite finishing second, just .004 seconds behind winner Agnes Kovacs of Arizona State ... Also placed 17th in the 200 IM with a career-best time of 2:02.37 ... Swam the breaststroke leg on Stanford's 200 (1:39.88) and 400 (3:36.54) medley relay teams, helping the Cardinal to a conference title in the latter and NCAA 'A' marks, as well as team season-bests in both.
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: Dominated the 100 breast with six regular season victories, including a time of 59.51 at the Texas Invite (12/1/01) ... Won or was the co-winner in six of eight 200 breast events with a pair of second-place finishes to Arizona State's Agnes Kovacs ... Recorded an NCAA 'A' mark in 20 of the 21 times she raced either the 100 or 200 breast, including prelims ... Showed improvement in the 200 IM, including a fourth-place finish in the final dual meet of the season versus California (2:06.98, 2/16/02) ... Contributed to six winning medley relay teams (four 200, two 400).
2001 NCAA Championships: Won three NCAA titles and earned four All-American honors ... Captured the 100 breast (59.18) and finished second in the 200 breast (2:09.18) ... Swam the breast leg of Stanford's winning 200 (1:38.43) and 400 (3:32.43) medley relay teams, helping Stanford set NCAA, NCAA Meet and U.S. Open records in the latter.
Stanford's All-Time Top 10 Rankings:100 Breast (58.68, #1), 200 Breast (2:07.79, #1)

ALEXIS OAKLAND, Senior (100 Back, 200 Back, 200 IM) ... Two-Time All-American
Career, Season, NCAA Seed: 100 Back (55.63, 55.94, #37), 200 Back (1:58.58, 1:58.88, #24), 200 IM (2:00.88, 2:01.91, #29T)
2002 Pac-10 Championships: Finished seventh in the 200 back (2:00.80, 1:58.88 prelims), ninth in the 200 IM (2:01.91) and 10th in the 100 back (55.94).
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: One of the team's top backstrokers ... Picked up her first career individual victory with a win in the 200 back versus Arizona State (2:01.20, 1/26/02) ... Also had a second-place finish in the 200 back versus Arizona (2:02.14, 1/25/02) and a third-place showing at UCLA (2:05.65, 2/1/02) ... Had a pair of third-place showings in the 100 back versus Pacific (58.43, 10/12/01) and Georgia (57.69, 10/24/01).

KIM POWERS, Senior (Diving) ... Five-Time All-American
Career, Season: 1-Meter (388.15, 269.40*), 3-Meter (538.10, 491.80), Platform (449.55, 426.85) ... *6 Optionals Format
2002 NCAA Zone E Championships: Finished fourth in 3-meter (471.20) and fifth in 1-meter (253.25).
2002 Pac-10 Championships: Finished eighth in 1-meter (246.05).
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: Picked up three victories in the 3-meter during dual meets versus Texas (283.65, 10/26/01) and Arizona State (297.15, 1/26/02), as well as at UCLA (317.03, 2/1/02) ... Also had an impressive showing at the Texas Invite (11/30/01-12/2/01), finishing second in the platform (410.75), third in the 1-meter (269.40) and fourth in the 3-meter (485.20).

TAMI RANSOM, Freshman (100 Free, 200 IM, 400 IM)
Career, Season, NCAA Seed: 100 Free (49.90, 51.07, #70), 200 IM (1:58.76, 2:02.41, #39T), 400 IM (4:16.79, 4:18.53, #27)
2002 Pac-10 Championships: Finished 14th in the 100 free (51.28, 51.07 prelims) ... Placed 26th in the 200 free (1:51.82 prelims) and 32nd in the 200 IM (2:05.94 prelims) ... Swam the third leg of Stanford's third-place 800 free relay team that recorded a team season-best time of 7:16.05.
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: Won the 100 free and 400 IM the first twice she swam both event collegiately versus Arizona (52.77, 1/25/02) and Texas (4:18.53, 10/26/01), respectively ... Also had a pair of second-place finishes in the 200 back (2:04.49) and the 200 IM (2:06.77) in the first meet of her collegiate career versus Pacific (10/12/01) ... Swam the anchor leg on winning 200 medley relay teams versus Georgia (1:41.75, 10/24/01) and Arizona (1:43.29, 1/25/02).

SHELLY RIPPLE, Senior (100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200 IM) ... 17-Time All-American ... Four-Time NCAA Champion
Career, Season, NCAA Seed: 100 Fly (52.16, 52.16, #2), 200 Fly (1:53.50, 1:53.50, #1), 200 IM (1:56.24, 1:56.64, #2)
2002 Pac-10 Championships: Raced to three victories in the 100 fly (52.16), 200 fly (1:53.50) and 200 IM (1:56.64) with new Pac-10 Meet records in the 200 fly and 200 IM, as well as new career-bests in the 100 and 200 fly ... Moved up to second and third on Stanford's all-time Top 10 lists in the 200 and 100 fly, respectively ... Helped Stanford to a victory and season-best time in the 800 free relay (3:36.54) by swimming the third leg ... Swam legs on all three free relay teams as Stanford finished second in the 200 (1:30.96) and 400 (3:19.66), as well as third in the 800 (7:16.05), recording team season-bests in all three.
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: Won all nine of her regular season 200 fly races, as well as four of five 100 fly events ... Added four victories in the 200 back, three in the 200 IM, and one each in the 200 breast and 400 IM ... Also led Stanford to victory in four of the five 200 medley relay teams she participated on, as well as two of four 400 medley relay squads.
2001 NCAA Championships: Earned the maximum seven All-American honors and swam the backstroke legs on both of Stanford's winning medley relay teams, clocking in at 1:38.43 for the 200 and 3:32.43 for the 400 ... Helped the Cardinal set new NCAA, NCAA Meet and U.S. Open records in the latter ... Had a pair of second-place individual finishes in the 200 IM (1:56.24) and 200 fly (1:54.95), while placing fourth in the 100 back (53.25) ... Completed her All-American honors by swimming the third leg of the second-place 800 free relay team (7:07.64) and the leadoff leg of the 400 free relay squad (3:17.74).
Stanford's All-Time Top 10 Rankings: 100 Free (49.48, #8), 100 Back (53.05, #4), 200 Back (1:55.20, #3), 100 Fly (52.16, #3), 200 Fly (1:53.50, #2), 200 IM (1:56.24, #2), 400 IM (4:15.04, #8)

ASHLEE ROSENTHAL, Freshman (Diving)
Career, Season: 1-Meter (-----, 286.60*), 3-Meter (-----, 489.75), Platform (-----, 379.10) ... *6 Optionals Format
2002 NCAA Zone E Championships: Finished second in the 3-meter (480.25) and third in the 1-meter (264.55), as well as 19th in the platform (302.00).
2002 Pac-10 Championships:
Finished second in the 1-meter with a season-best 286.80 ... Also had a sixth-place finish in the 3-meter (474.35) and a seventh-place showing in the platform (379.10).
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: Won the 1-meter in a dual meet versus Arizona (264.60, 1/25/02) ... Finished second in the 1-meter versus Texas (267.30, 10/26/01), Arizona State (276.83, 1/26/02), UCLA (258.60, 2/1/02) and California (season-best 286.05, 2/16/02) ... Won the 3-meter in his first collegiate meet versus Georgia (264.45, 10/24/01).

ERICA SORGI, Freshman (Diving)
Career, Season: 1-Meter (-----, 270.25*), 3-Meter (-----, 469.20), Platform (-----, 425.40) ... *6 Optionals Format
2002 NCAA Zone E Championships: Finished second in the 1-meter (270.25) and fourth in the platform (425.40) with season-best scores in both events ... Also placed sixth in the 3-meter (467.20).
2002 Pac-10 Championships: Finished sixth in the platform (379.75), seventh in the 3-meter with a season-best score of 469.20 and 14th in the 1-meter (219.65).
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: Had a pair of third-place finishes in the regular season in the 1-meter versus Texas (261.90, 10/26/01) and the 3-meter at the Stanford Diving Invite (448.10, 11/3/01).

ALEXIS SOWA, Senior (Diving)
Career, Season: 1-Meter (356.85, 254.45*), 3-Meter (469.60, 469.60), Platform (384.70, 384.70) ... *6 Optionals Format
2002 NCAA Zone E Championships: Qualified for her first NCAA Championships with her performance ... Finished fifth in the 3-meter with a career-best score of 469.60, while placing sixth in the platform (380.95) and 10th in the 1-meter (238.70).
2002 Pac-10 Championships: Finished ninth in the 1-meter (235.95), 11th in the 3-meter (424.85) and 13th in the platform (326.50).
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: Had a second-place finish in the 3-meter versus Arizona State (1/26/02, 285.60), as well as third-place finishes in the 3-meter versus Georgia (236.62, 10/24/01) and in the 1-meter versus Arizona (1/25/02, 252.00).

AMY WAGNER, Freshman (100 Back, 200 Back)
Career, Season, NCAA Seed: 100 Back (55.17, 55.17, #17), 200 Back (2:00.35, 2:00.35, #35)2002 Pac-10 Championships: Finished seventh in the 100 back (55.20), 11th in the 200 back (career-best 2:00.35) and 19th in the 100 fly (56.54) ... Also helped the Cardinal to victory by swimming the lead leg of the 400 medley relay (3:36.54) and to a second-place showing by swimming the lead leg of the 200 medley relay (1:39.88), both team season-bests.
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: Picked up three individual victories in the 100 back versus Georgia (55.51, 10/24/01), Texas (56.03, 10/26/01) and Arizona State (55.96, 1/26/02) ... Also swam on three winning 200 medley relay teams versus Georgia (1:41.75, 10/24/01), Arizona (1:43.29, 1/25/02) and Arizona State (1:41.22, 1/26/02), as well as the winning 400 medley relay squad versus Texas (3:41.90, 10/26/01).

SARA WATCHORN, Junior (50 Free, 100 Free)
Career, Season, NCAA Seed: 50 Free (23.21, 23.37, #56T), 100 Free (49.93, 51.01, #68)2002 Pac-10 Championships: Finished ninth in the 50 free with a season-best time of 23.37 ... Placed 16th in the 100 free (51.57), clocking a season-best 51.01 in the prelims, and 25th in the 200 free (1:51.72 prelims) ... Anchored a pair of second-place relay teams in the 200 free relay (1:30.96) and 200 medley relay (1:39.88) ... Also swam on Stanford's third-place 800 free relay (7:16.05).
2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: Had a second-place finish versus Arizona (24.03, 1/25/02) and a third-place showing versus Georgia (24.19, 10/24/01) in the 50 free ... Helped Stanford to a 400 free relay win at USC (3:24.87, 2/2/02) and a 200 medley relay victory against California (1:40.87, 2/16/02).

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