Farwell Sweeps Diving Events, Andrew Wins 100 Back as ASU Women Fall to No. 4 Cal, 194-99

Jan. 12, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. -

Senior diver Cassidy Farwell enjoyed her finest day of the season and junior Caitlin Andrew added impressive individual and relay performances, however ArizonaStateUniversity's women's swimming and diving team fell to No. 4 California, 194-99.


For the second time during the 2006-07 season, Farwell swept the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events. Against the Bears, the Glendale, Calif. native notched season-high scores of 281.03 in the 1-meter and 312.23 in the 3-meter.


Andrew claimed a first-place finish in the 100 back (55.46), and was the runner-up in the 100 fly. The San Antonio, Texas native joined sophomore Jen Beckberger, senior Abra Armour and freshman Jess Perazzo on ASU's 200 freestyle relay that finished just .22 seconds behind Cal's first-place finish of 1:32.55.


Beckberger scored highly in the 100 and 200 freestyle events, recording second-place finishes in each, as did junior Sarah Fischer in the 1000 free and, Perazzo in the 50 free and senior ChristineCreek in the 200 breast.  Fischer also scored in the 400 IM, as did Creek in the 100 breast.


Adding to the Sun Devils' scoring effort were junior Jenna Gamble (1000 free), junior Lindsey Brown (100 and 200 free), senior Carissa Abe (100 back), freshman Sara McDaniel (100 and 200 breast), junior Ellis Schieman (200 fly and 500 free), senior Jill Kripps (200 fly), senior Abra Armour (50 and 100 free), sophomore Rikka Brunner (200 back), junior Emlynn Tursick (200 back and 400 IM), senior Amanda Gillespie (500 free) and freshman Ashton Aubry (100 fly).  


Freshman Jamie Martinez made her Sun Devil debut Friday, swimming in the 200 fly and 200 backstroke events against the Bears.


Sophomore diver Erin Hobbs, an NCAA Championship qualifier last season, saw her first action since Nov. 10, competing in both 1-meter and 3-meter diving events.


ASU's women's swimming and diving team will continue its weekend of tough Pac-10 Conference competition Saturday, hosting No. 1 Stanford at 2 p.m. in the Sun Devils' final home meet of the 2006-07 season.



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