Caroline Bruce Named Swimmer Of The Week

Jan. 24, 2007

Somers, Wis. - named Stanford junior swimmer Caroline Bruce a National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week on Wednesday. Bruce was the Division I women's representative and one of six swimmers across the country selected based on their performances from January 15-21, 2007.

'To have Caroline Bruce named the Swimmer of The Week is a great tribute to the comeback she has made,' said Stanford head coach Lea Maurer. 'While we've had some others getting a lot of the spotlight this season, she has been putting in a lot of work behind the scenes and showed them the hard work it takes to success at this level. It's nice for her to get this accolade.'

Bruce recorded NCAA 'A' times in her sweep of the 100 (1:01.41) and 200 (2:11.31) breast against USC on January 20, knocking off highly regarded Rebecca Soni in both victories. She also swam won the 200 back and was a member of Stanford's victorious 400 medley relay team to help lead the Cardinal to a victory over UCLA on Friday.

Bruce had an incredible freshman season in 2004-05 when she swept the 100 and 200 breast at the NCAA Championships after winning five titles at her first Pac-10 Championships, but missed nearly the entire 2005-06 campaign with an injury.

She ranks as the No. 2 all-time performer at Stanford in both the 100 (59.55) and 200 (2:08.67) breast.

Bruce is the second Stanford swimmer to win the honor this season, following Julia Smit's selection on November 15, 2006.

The National Collegiate Swimmers of the Week are selected by a panel of collegiate coaches and nominated by coaches, sports information directors, conference representatives and staffers.

Top-ranked Stanford (9-0, 5-0 Pac-10) will wrap up its regular season by going for its first unbeaten dual meet campaign since 2001-02 during a meet at fellow unbeaten and No. 4 California (10-0, 5-0 Pac-10) on Saturday, February 3 (12 pm, PT).

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