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SWIMMING &DIVING 2009-10 Media Guide

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Quick Facts

Location................................................ Nashville, Tenn. Founded.................................................................1873 Enrollment.............................................................6,584 Nickname................................................. Commodores Colors........................................................Black & Gold Conference.................................... Southeastern (SEC) Chancellor...................................... Nicholas S. Zeppos Vice-Chancellor...................................David Williams II Senior Woman Administrator..........Candice Storey Lee Associate Director of Student Athletics...... Kevin Colon Student Athletics Phone........................ (615) 322-4727 Home Swimming Facility............ Centennial Sportsplex Year Opened..........................................................1990

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

Director of External Relations...............Rod Williamson Swimming Contact....................................Travis Young Office.................................................. (615) 322-4121 Cell..................................................... (641) 425-4767 E-mail............................ travis.young@vanderbilt.edu Communications Fax............................. (615) 343-7064 Web site................................www.vucommodores.com Mailing Address......................... 2601 Jess Neely Drive .................................................. Nashville, TN 37212

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach........................ Jeremy Organ, fourth year Alma Mater................................. North Dakota, 1996 Swimming Office................................ (615) 343-8098 Organ E-mail.............jeremy.s.organ@vanderbilt.edu Assistant Coach.......... Krysten Nemecek, second year Alma Mater..................................North Florida, 2008 Nemecek E-mail... krysten.nemecek@vanderbilt.edu Diving Coach...........................................................TBA

TEAM INFORMATION

2008-09 SEC Finish................................................10th Letterwinners Returning/Lost..................................8/10 Newcomers..................................................................9

TEAM HISTORY

First Year of Swimming and Diving.................. 1977-78 Overall All-time Record........................................ 79-89

2009-10 Schedule: Date 10/10/09 10/17/09 11/6/09 11/20-22/09 1/23/10 1/29/10 1/30/10 2/6/10 2/17-20/10 2/26-27/10 3/12-14/10 3/18-20/10

Opponent Location at Alabama/Centenary Tuscaloosa, Ala. Southern Illinois Nashville, Tenn. at Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. Hilltopper Invitational Bowling Green, Ky. at South Carolina/UNC-Wilm. Columbia, S.C. at Marshall Huntington, W. Va. at Kentucky/Cincinnati Lexington, Ky. at Tulane New Orleans, La. SEC Championships Athens, Ga. Last Chance Meet TBA NCAA Zone B Championships Atlanta, Ga. NCAA Championships West Lafayette, Ind.

MEDIA GUIDE CREDITS:

The 2009-10 Vanderbilt Swimming and Diving Media Guide was written and edited by David Rutz and Travis Young. Editorial assistance provided by Ryan Schulz. Special thanks to the swimming coaching staff. Front and back cover was designed by Mike Smeltzer of Vanderbilt Creative Services. Media guide layout and design by Travis Young and David Lowry. Photos by John Russell, Steve Green, Zach Hardy and Neil Brake. Printing by Franklin Graphics, Nashville, Tenn.

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Table of Contents/Quick Facts..................................... 1 2009-10 Season Outlook............................................. 2 Head Coach Jeremy Organ......................................... 3 Assistant Coaches/Support Staff.................................. 4 Team Roster................................................................. 5 Returning Commodores............................................ 6-9 Brunk - Cohen.......................................................... 6 Cooper-Surma - Dillon.............................................. 7 Fargo - Molchan....................................................... 8 Voss - Woodworth..................................................... 9 Newcomers........................................................... 10-11 Cornelson - Falcone............................................... 10 Galenti - Salce.........................................................11 Stratton Foster Academic Center............................... 12 On-Campus Living...................................................... 13 Commodore Snapshots......................................... 14-15 Record Book-Awards............................................ 16-18 Centennial Sportsplex................................................ 19 Administration............................................................. 20 Vanderbilt University.............................................. 21-28

season outlook It’s onward and upward for the 2009-2010 Commodore swimming and diving team, as the squad welcomes back eight letter winners with valuable experience under their belts after a busy year. Vanderbilt is on the rise in just its fourth season since bringing the program back in September of 2006 after a 14-year absence and looks to build off a record-breaking campaign.

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This year’s team has three upperclassmen; Jennifer Molchan, Anna Fargo and Jess Cohen. Cohen is the team’s lone senior. The third year since the return was a tremendous success as the Commodores re-wrote the school record books and improved across the board en route to putting up their best times of the season at the Southeastern Conference Championships hosted by Auburn. Vanderbilt set six school records and tied another in a landmark season despite having nine freshmen and 15 total underclassmen out of 19 on the roster. The Commodores also won their first meets since re-starting the program in December of 2006, capturing victories over Centre and Rhodes in a dual meet they hosted in October at the Centennial Sportsplex. Head coach Jeremy Organ enters his fourth year in charge of Vanderbilt and expects to continue seeing what has come to mark this team over the past three seasons: progress. “I think that we’ve just got to try keep getting better,” Organ said. “I’m not really sure if we need to worry about wins or losses so much as each individual getting better. Because of that, we should get more successful as far as the wins and losses go.

Surma, broke the school record in the 200-yard medley relay by nearly a full second with a 1:46.31. Molchan, Voss, Obranowicz and sophomore Anna Fargo also topped the 400-yard freestyle relay school record at the SEC’s with a 3:30.66. Diver Nicole Woodworth made her presence known in her freshman season, breaking Patti Woodcock’s 22-year old school record in the one-meter dive against South Carolina with a score of 288.53. She also tied Woodcock’s 1987 mark in the three-meter dive in the same meet. The youngest team in the powerful SEC wasn’t fazed by the level of competition, and their hard work during the year was evident as the Commodores constantly broke their own best times and competed closely with elite swimmers and divers from around the country. As well as hosting two meets, Vanderbilt also went to Houston for the Phil Hansel Duals and to Western Kentucky for the Hilltopper Invitational. The team also locked horns with SEC teams Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas and South Carolina in hard-fought meets, all on the road. At the SEC Championships, Vanderbilt shined, with 17 swimmers setting at least one personal record in the final meet of the season. The Commodores also posted team-best times of the season in eight different events. Riding that wave of momentum into this season, the team has both the ability and the desire to make the program one of the conference’s best.

“The next goal is to hopefully, within the next year or two, have our first SEC win, which is going to be a difficult task. That’s a pretty big jump, a pretty big goal. But I think it’s one we have to strive for.” The Commodores welcome eight new swimmers in this year’s freshman class that gives Organ the deepest team he’s had in his tenure. Rose Cornelson, Erika Deardorf, Jessica Eccher, Betsy Galenti, Ellen Kilgore, Sarah Lynch, Chelsea Morey and Amelia Salce make up the team’s class of 2013, while sophomore Stephanie Falcone will join the Commodores after swimming for Loyola (Md.) last year. All nine of the newcomers boast top-notch resumes in competitive swimming for their high school and club teams. “It’s a very balanced class, and I think it’s one that’s going to be very competitive all four years,” Organ said. “I think we can go out with a pretty solid team now. We don’t give up anything anymore because of being so young.” Despite having one of the youngest teams in the nation last year, Vanderbilt still enjoyed considerable success. Sophomore Jennifer Molchan, freshman Allie Voss and freshman Laura Dillon all set school records in their events at the Vanderbilt’s final event of the year, the SEC Championships, demonstrating the level of progress the team made during the season. Molchan broke a 19-year Vanderbilt mark in the 100-yard freestyle, swimming a remarkable time of 52.21. Dillon broke an old record in the 100-yard breaststroke in the fall but Voss topped it at the SEC’s with a 1:05.78. Dillon also set the 200-yard breaststroke school record in the fall and then broke her own mark at the SEC’s with a 2:19.56, beating her old time by nearly three seconds. Two 19-year relay records also fell at the SEC’s. The team of Molchan, Voss and freshmen Kelly Obranowicz and Zoe Cooper-

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In addition, Organ expects the Commodores to continue to have a strong camaraderie that he has seen grow from season to season while coaching in Nashville. “I really think this class of kids coming in, that this group that we now have, that team is going to be very close, which is only going to help us when times get tough,” Organ said. “In some of those dual meets or tough times during the season when the academic part is stressing on everybody and the swimming part is starting to get hammer-down on them, that group cohesiveness is really going to start to pay off.” To that end, the many returning Commodores are going to be looked to for guidance by the team’s new swimmers. “I think that’s huge, especially with the size of the group coming in. These girls that now have now a year or two years under them are going to help that transition for the freshmen, because it is pretty tough,” Organ said. “It’s not easy to just walk in and go to school here, and the first semester is pretty important as far as training goes for the swimming. We get going right away. It’s a pretty tough adjustment, so I think that with those girls that have been here, done that, now it’s going to make that transition easier for those freshmen.” If they make as good a transition as Vanderbilt’s other swimmers did in their first seasons, then this could be a special season for the Commodore program.

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HEAD COACH JEREMY ORGAN

program grew from 250 participants in 2002, to over 300 swimmers in 2005. A native of British Columbia, Organ is married to the former Margaret Davidson. They are the proud owner of two dogs, Nash and Napa.

The Organ File 1992-1996 Collegiate Swimmer North Dakota ** Six-time All-American, 1995 North Central Conference Swimmer of the Year 1996-2000 Head Assistant Swim Coach North Dakota ** Earned Long Course Coach of the Year and North Dakota Age Group Coach of the Year honors in 1998 & 1999. 2001-2006 Head Masters/Senior Assistant Nashville Aquatic Club ** Mentored six national championship qualifiers in addition to assisting 20 swimmers earn Division I scholarships. 2006-Present Head Swimming Coach

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Head Coach Jeremy Organ enters his fourth season at the helm of the Vanderbilt swimming and diving team.

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Jeremy Organ enters his fourth season as the head coach of the Vanderbilt swimming and diving team. Constant improvement has been the theme of the Commodores under Organ, as nearly every team member posted their seasonbest marks at the end of the season in the SEC Championships. Vanderbilt finished 10th but strides were made across the board. Three years of hard work have laid the foundation for what Organ hopes to be a landmark 2009-2010 season. The Commodores captured their first dual meet victories since resurrecting the team three years ago when they defeated Centre and Rhodes last fall. Organ welceomes seven recruits to this year’s team to join an experienced roster that has re-written the record books, breaking six schools marks last season alone. Now, his goal is for Vanderbilt to have more success in the Southeastern Conference, which features some of the toughest opposition in the country year in and year out. “We’ve come a long way,” Organ said. “This is our third recruiting class coming in. Now we’ve really got to start looking at the highest levels in the sport. Now we should be at a point where we can start looking at the next block. I think we’ve got to start looking at a bigger picture, instead of just saying, ‘Oh, we’re new.’” In 2006, Organ directed the first swim team at Vanderbilt since the 1992 season when the university was forced to drop the team. The Commodores finished the season with an 0-3 dual meet record and finished 10th at the team’s first Southeastern Conference meet since 1992. Before coming to Vanderbilt, Organ served as the head senior assistant/head masters coach of the Nashville Aquatic Club, one of swimming’s most competitive club teams. While coaching the NAC, Organ mentored six national championship qualifiers in addition to assisting 20 swimmers earn Division I scholarships. Organ also served as the senior coach at the Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club. While in Pensacola, the club produced several national qualifiers and national age group top-16 swimmers. Organ enjoyed a highly successful collegiate career, swimming at the University of North Dakota. While at UND, Organ was a six-time All-American. Organ also earned North Central Conference Swimmer of the Year honors in 1995. Following graduation, Organ stayed with North Dakota to become Head Assistant Coach from 1996-2000. He helped establish the swimming strength and conditioning program, supervising studentathlete’s academic progress and implementing community service programs. While working as a coach at UND, Organ also served as the head coach for the Forks Area Swim Team. During that time, he garnered North Dakota Age Group Coach of the Year honors in 1998 and 1999. Organ also has extensive experience in overseeing the growth of several swim programs, including the Great Pensacola Aquatic Club, where he nearly doubled the senior swim program in just two years. Also, while Organ was with the Nashville Aquatic Club, the

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Krysten Nemecek Assistant Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator Second Season (North Florida ‘08)

Krysten Nemecek enters her second season as the assistant swimming coach and recruiting coordinator for Vanderbilt. Head coach Jeremy Organ was impressed with her first year with the Commodores. “She learned a lot,” Organ said. “It was a learning year for her, which is always hard, especially when you’re young. I think she did very well, and I think it’s only going to get better with her.” Nemecek played a big hand in bringing in one of Vanderbilt’s best recruiting classes in the history of the program in 2009, by signing seven new swimmers and one walk-on to the Commodore program. Before coming to Vanderbilt, Nemecek spent three years as the head swim team coach for the Serenata Beach Club in Ponte Vedra, Fla. She was responsible for developing the swimmers based on their seperate skill levels. Outside of the pool, Nemecek excelled in the classroom. In May ‘08, Nemecek graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors in Health Administration from University of North Florida. En route to attaining her degree, she was named to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic team four times. As a senior at North Florida, Nemecek posted five firstplace finishes and 21 top-three finishes.

Support Staff

Nate Bell Academic Counselor

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Mark Davis Strength and Conditioning

Tracy Campbell Athletic Trainer

“Magic” Noori Food Coach

Travis Young Athletic Communications

Brandon Barca Website Services Coordinator

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TEAM ROSTER Name

Class

Events

Hometown (High School)

So. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. Jr.

IM Breaststroke Backstroke Freestyle Freestyle Breaststroke/Butterfly IM/Freestyle Butterfly/Backstroke Freestyle

Raleigh, N.C. (Saint Mary’s School) Charlotte, N.C. (St. Charles North) Spartanburg, S.C. (Deerfield Academy) Vero Beach, Fla. (Saint Edward’s) The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands) Reston, Va. (South Lakes) Jacksonville, Fla. (The Bolles School) Potomac, Md. (Connelly School of Holy Child) St. Louis, Mo. (Kirkwood)

Betsy Galenti Ellen Kilgore Sarah Lynch Jennifer Molchan Chelsea Morey Amy Salce Allie Voss Nicole Woodworth

Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. So.

Freestyle Freestyle Breaststroke/Freestyle Freestyle Backstroke Freestyle Breaststroke Diver

Stillwater, Minn. (Stillwater Area) Greenville, S.C. (Greenville Senior) Burke, Va. (Lake Braddock) Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola) Hutchinson, Kan. (Hutchinson Senior) Naples, Fla. (Community School of Naples) Columbia, S.C. (Spring Valley) Seattle, Wash. (Roosevelt)

Pronunciation Guide Stephanie Falcone..............Fal-CONE Zoe Cooper-Surma.............Zoey Cooper Serma Jennifer Molchan................mulch-an Amy Salce...........................Sal-say Commodores By Class Freshmen............................8 Sophomores........................6 Juniors.................................2 Seniors................................1 Total....................................17

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Elizabeth Brunk Jess Cohen Rose Cornelson Zoe Cooper-Surma Erika Deardorf Laura Dillon Jess Eccher Stephanie Falcone Anna Fargo

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Brunk’s Top Times 100 Breaststroke: 1:05.75 200 Breaststroke: 2:24.43 400 IM: 4:43.69

Elizabeth Brunk

Jess Cohen

IM Sophomore Raleigh, N.C. (Saint Mary’s School)

Breaststroke Senior Charlotte, N.C. (St. Charles North)

100 Butterfly: 1:02.41 200 IM: 2:19.11

2008-09 (Freshman): Established herself as a strong medley swimmer from the outset … Won heats in 400-yard IM and 100yard breaststroke at Hilltopper Invite … Set personal record in 200-yard IM, also at Hilltopper … Set new personal record in 100-yard butterfly against Marshall … Set personal bests in 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke and team-best time of the year in 400-yard IM at SEC Championships. High School/Club Swimming: Finished second and third at State Championships in 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard butterfly with times of 1:08.90 and 58.70, respectively ... Was named Team MVP and team captain during senior season ... Scholar-athlete ... Member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... Swam for Marlins of Raleigh club team ... Club coach was Paul Silver. Personal: Elizabeth Brunk ... Born February 6, 1990 ... Daughter of Bart and Cathy Brunk ... Has one brother, Joe (15) and one sister Christine (24) ... Undecided major ... Favorites include Grey’s Anatomy (TV show), “The Kite Runner” (Book), Kenny Chesney (Music Singer), Chocolate (Food) ... Favorite thing about living in Nashville is the downtown atmosphere.

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Cohen’s Top Times 100 Breaststroke: 1:10.82 200 IM: 2:22.35

200 Breaststroke: 2:35.14

2008-09 (Junior): Made strides through the season and culminated in strong performances at the end of the year … Set personal bests in 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke, as well as 200-yard IM at SEC Championships … Involved in service program in Africa that helped build a clean water source for a small village and named to the 2009 SEC Swimming and Diving Community Service Team. 2007-08 (Sophomore): Recorded personal best times in 100-yard breaststroke (1:12.84) and 200-yard IM (2:26.30) at SEC Championships. High School/Club Swimming: AcademicAll-American during senior season ... Swimming team captain during senior season ... Four-time Academic All-Conference ... Helped team to four sectional championships ... Senior Class President and National Honor Society member ... Illinois State Scholar ... North S.T.A.R. Award winner ... Coached by Rob Rooney ... Swam for the St. Charles Bunamis club team. Personal: Jess Cohen ... Born August 4, 1988 ... Daughter of Michael and Marci Cohen ... Has one brother, Seth (18) ... Human Organizational Development and Political Science major ... Favorites include Harry Potter (Book), The Guardian (Movie), John Mayer (Singer), Ice Cream (Food) and Yogurt Oasis (Restaurant) ... Chose Vanderbilt because it was in the SEC and the great location.

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RETURNING COMMODORES Laura Dillon

Freestyle Sophomore Vero Beach, Fla. (Saint Edward’s)

Breaststroke/Butterfly Sophomore Reston, Va. (South Lakes)

Cooper-Surma’s Top Times 50 Freestyle: 24.58 100 Freestyle: 54.20 200 Freestyle: 2:00.04

2008-09 (Freshman): Bright young star for the program … Swam leg in 200-yard freestyle relay win over South Carolina … Swam leg in school-record breaking time (1:46.31) in 200-yard medley relay at SEC Championships … Also part of team’s seasonbest time in 200-yard freestyle relay at SEC’s … Obliterated old personal records in 50-yard, 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle at SEC’s. High School/Club Swimming: Second-team all-conference swimmer at Saint Edwards High ... Member of National Honor Society and academic honor roll ... Coached in high school by Don Gibb. Personal: Zoe Cooper-Surma ... Born January 27, 1990 ... Daughter of Frank Surma and Sue Ellen Cooper ... Has one brother, Blaine (22) and one sister Nora Rose (25) ... Undecided major ... Lists her mother as the person she admires most ... Best advice she has received is “Shoot for the stars” ... Favorites include New York (City), Chocolate (Food), and Basketball (other sport).

Dillon’s Top Times 100 Breaststroke: 1:04.47 100 Butterfly: 58.00 200 IM: 2:10.30 #-School Record

200 Breaststroke: 2:19.56# 200 Butterfly: 2:10.54 400 IM: 4:48.75

2008-09 (Freshman): Dillon established herself as one of the premier breaststroke swimmers in the conference in freshman season … Set school record in 200-yard breaststroke (2:19.56) at SEC Championships … Also set school record in 100-yard breaststroke earlier in the season but had it broken by teammate Allie Voss … Took first place in 200-yard breaststroke in meet against Marshall … Posted personal best, and team-best time of the year, in 200-yard IM at Hilltopper Invite … Set personal best in 400-yard IM against in dual meet in Knoxville … Swam to personal best 200-yard butterfly time against South Carolina … Also set personal bests in 100-yard butterfly at SEC Championships ... Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll. High School/Club Swimming: Earned first-team All-American honors in 200-yard medley relay ... Led team to 2005 AAA Virginia State Swimming Championship ... Member of the state champion 200-yard medley team ... Competed in 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard breaststoke events at 2006 and 2007 Virginia AAA State Finals ... Participated in 2006, 2007 National Club Swimming Association Junior Nationals ... Member of National Honor Society and International Baccalaureate Program ... Coached in high school by Scott Brown ... Swam for the Carl Burke club team ... Club coach was John Flanagan. Personal: Laura Dillon ... Born October 9, 1989 ... Daughter of Dave and Jennifer Dillon ... Has one brother, Bradley (17) ... Engineering Science major ... Lists being a member of the high school state championship team as her most memorable athletic experience ... Favorites include Planet Earth (TV Show), Harry Potter (Book), Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (Food) and Soccer (other sport).

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Fargo’s Top Times 50 Freestyle: 24.66 200 Freestyle: 1:57.99

Anna Fargo

Jennifer Molchan

Freestyle Junior St. Louis, Mo. (Kirkwood)

Freestyle Junior Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola)

100 Freestyle: 53.35

2008-09 (Sophomore): Vocal leader swam better all season and capped the year with her best times ... Recorded personal bests in 50-yard, 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle at SEC Championships … Swam leg in gold-medal 200-yard freestyle relay team in dual meet against Centre and Rhodes … Swam leg in schoolrecord 400-yard freestyle relay at SEC Championships … Also part of 200-yard freestyle relay at SEC Championships, helping post the team’s best time of the season. 2007-08 (Freshman): Improved times over the course of the season with top 50-yard freestyle time (25.50) coming at SEC Championships ... Swam a leg in the team’s season-high 200 freestyle time (1:38.16) at SEC’s. High School/Club Swimming: Served as captain of her swim team ... Was a member of National Honor Society and was named Outstanding Senior in Math ... Club swim team was the St. Louis Spirit coached by Kay Lynne Firshing. Personal: Anna Fargo ... Born December 10, 1988 ... Daughter of Scott and Mimi Fargo ... Has two brothers, Greg (13) and Brad (11) ... Majoring in Civil Engineering ... Favorites include One Tree Hill (TV Show), Carrie Underwood (Musician), “My Sister’s Keeper (Book), Pasta (Food) and Cafe Coco (Restaurant) ... Lists her grandfather as the person she admires most ... Best advice she has ever received is to “Have faith.” ... Chose Vanderbilt because of the nice people, beautiful campus, great educaton and the chance to be a part of building the swim team.

Molchan’s Top Times 50 Freestyle: 24.01 200 Freestyle: 1:55.55 100 Backstroke: 1:01.88 #- School Record

100 Freestyle: 52.21# 500 Freestyle: 5:08.13 200 IM: 2:15.25

2008-09 (Sophomore): Sensational sophomore season, setting personal marks in six categories and breaking school records … Broke 19-year old school record in 100-yard freestyle at SEC Championships … Swam legs in 200-yard medley relay and 400yard freestyle relay’s school record performances at SEC’s … Swam team’s best time of the season in 50-yard freestyle at SEC’s … Part of 400-yard freestyle relay first-place finish over Alabama and 200-yard freestyle relay win over Centre and Rhodes … Won first place in 200-yard freestyle against Centre and Rhodes … Part of first-place 200-yard freestyle relay against South Carolina … Had 21 of team’s 123 points against Marshall with wins in 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle. 2007-08 (Freshman): Molchan established herself as one of the top performers in 2007-08 and looks to add to that this season ... Posted two runner-up finishes in the 100-yard freestyle and 500yard freestyle against Miami (FL), including a personal best time of 53.42 in the 100 freestyle ... Recorded a third-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle against Arkansas. High School/Club Swimming: Earned All-American honors in 2005 and was named first-team All-Area by the Pensacola News Journal ... Holds school records in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle ... Posted a second and third place finish in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle at state championships ... Finished in third place in the 400-yard freestyle relay at the state finals ... Swam for the Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club that was coached by Joe Goeken ... President of her junior and senior class ... Member of National Honor Society. Personal: Jennifer Molchan ... Born November 2, 1988 ... Parents are John and Rose Molchan ... Has two sisters, Stephanie (18) and Elizabeth (6) ... Majoring in biology (pre-med) ... Favorites include Jack Johnson (Music), Grey’s Anatomy (TV Show), Harry Potter (Book), Pasta (Food), Calypso Cafe (restaurant) ... Chose Vanderbilt because of excellent combination of academics and athletics.

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Breaststroke Sophomore Columbia, S.C. (Spring Valley)

Diver Sophomore Seattle, Wash. (Roosevelt)

100 Breaststrok: 1:04.11# 200 IM: 2:18.43

2008-09 (Freshman): Former high school champion set school records and dominating in breaststroke competition … Broke teammate Laura Dillon’s record in 100-yard breaststroke at SEC Championships … Part of school-record breaking times in 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay at SEC’s … Set personal bests in 50-yard freestyle and 200-yard breaststroke, also at SEC’s … Swam leg in 400-yard freestyle first place finish against Alabama … Took first place in 100-yard breaststroke in dual meet against Centre and Rhodes … Won 100-yard breaststroke race against South Carolina by 1/100th of a second … Part of 200-yard freestyle relay victory against SC … Won 100-yard breaststroke against Marshall ... Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll. High School/Club Swimming: Multiple South Carolina State Champion in 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke ... Holds school record in 100-yard breaststroke (106.60) ... National Club Swimming Association Junior National Qualifier in 100 and 200 breast ... All-Area Swimmer of the Year ... 2007 Scholastic All-American ... Member of National Honor Society and National French Honor Society ... Swam for Carolina Aquatics club team ... Coached by Wes Sinclair.

Woodworth’s Top Dives One Meter (6 Dives): 288.53# #-School Record

Three Meter (6 Dives): 289.05#

2008-09 (Freshman): Excellent diver with enormous potential … Broke school record in one-meter dive with score of 288.53 against South Carolina, qualifying for the Zone Championships … Tied school record in three-meter dive, also against South Carolina … Blew away Alabama in three-meter dive in first meet of the season … Swept one and three-meter dive first-place honors against Centre and Rhodes … Placed high at Hilltopper Invite and Phil Hansel Duals in stacked fields ... Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll. High School/Club Swimming: Runner-up state champion in one-meter dive as a senior at Washington state swimming and diving championships ... Competed at district diving championships as a junior ... National Honor Society Member ... Coached by Ed Artist and David Dawson. Personal: Nicole Woodworth ... Born January 23, 1990 ... Daughter of Tom and Martha Woodworth ... Has one sister, Michelle (16) ... Communications major.

Personal: Allie Voss ... Born June 29, 1990 ... Daughter of Frank and Tracy Voss ... Has one brother, Andrew (15) and one sister Katie (17) ... Undecided major ... Favorites include Harry Potter (Book), Mean Girls (Movie), Keith Urban (Musician), Potatoes (Food) and San Antonio Taco Co. (Restaurant) ... Lists her mother as the person she admires most ... Chose Vanderbilt for its stellar athletics and excellent academics.

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Voss’s Top Times 50 Freestyle: 24.41 200 Breaststroke: 2:22.67 #- School Record

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newcomers Rose Cornelson

Jess Eccher

Backstroke Freshman Spartanburg, S.C. (Deerfield Academy)

IM/Freestyle Freshman Jacksonville, Fla. (The Bolles School)

High School/Club Swimming: High-school record holder in the 100-yard backstroke event … Named MVP of her high school team all four years she attended … Honor roll student at Deerfield Academy … Won several South Carolina state championships for Club team in Spartanburg … coached by Mike Faltraco. Personal: Catherine Rose McDaniel Cornelson … Born April 19, 1991 … Daughter of Martin and Karin Cornelson … Mother played tennis, father played football at North Carolina State … Has two brothers, Shaw (23) and Miller (21) … Undecided on major … Favorites include Sushi (Food), New York (City), Tennis (Other Sport), ER (TV Show) and Forrest Gump (Movie) … Chose Vanderbilt because she wanted to return to the south and it’s good to be gold.

High School/Club Swimming: Won four straight state championships as part of The Bolles School swim team … Team was named 2008 Junior National Champions … 2008 Junior National Swimming Qualifier … Recorded top-16 time in the U.S. in 400 freestyle relay … Swam to high finishes in 100-yard backstroke at state meets … All-First Coast Swimming Swimming and Diving Second team in 2007 … Selected as a National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Assocation All-America Academic for 20082009 … Member of National Latin Honors Society … Winner of her school’s 2005 Leadership and English awards … Swam on the Bolles Sharks club team. Personal: Jessica Lenora Eccher … Born July 18, 1991 … Daughter of Andrew and Susn Eccher … Has one brother, Nick (14) … Majoring in Psychology … Favorites include The Great Gatsby (Book), CSI (TV Show), Ice Cream (Food), Meet Joe Black (Movie), and New York (City) … Chose Vanderbilt because of the strong academics and athletics.

Erika Deardorf

Stephanie Falcone

Freestyle Freshman The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands)

Back/Fly Sophomore Potomac, Md. (Connelly School of the Holy Child)

High School/Club Swimming: Won state championships with The Woodlands in 2006 and 2009 … A High School All-American from 2007-2009 … Winner of High School All-American Academic Award … Team captain of The Woodlands Club Swim Team … coached by Scott MacFarland and Tim Bauer.

High School/Club Swimming: Named MVP of high school swim team three out of four years … voted team captain during senior year … Swam for the Aqua Hoya Swim Club … Club coach was Jon Rogers … Holds personal best times of Member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Erika Deardorf … Born February 15, 1991 … Daughter of Eric and Melynda Deardorf … Has two brothers, Breton (19) and Carter (10) … Majoring in Human and Organizational Development … Favorites include Italian (Food), Jake Owen (Singer), The House of Daughters (Book), Brothers and Sisters and Greek (TV Shows) and Auburn, Indiana (City) … Chose Vanderbilt because she loves Nashville, the campus and the swim program … Wants to do work in a health-related field.

Personal: Stephanie Falcone … Born July 6, 1990 … Parents are Anthony and Anna-Marina Falcone … Has three sisters, Marina (22), Rosina (20), Daniela (14) and three brothers, Vincent (17), Tony (9), Michael (6) … older sister Marina, swam for William and Mary … Lists her father as the person she admires most … Favorites include Very Valentine (Book), The Notebook (Movie), Sara Evans (Musician), Jackson’s (Restaurant).

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Personal: Sarah Ellen Lynch … born December 1, 1990 … Daughter of Naome Evers-Lynch … Her father, Dr. Myron Lynch, passed away … Has one sister, Miriam (28), who swam for Howard University … Undecided on major … Favorites include Jason’s Deli (Nashville Restaurant), Sweet and Sour Chicken (Food), The Last Lecture (Book), Washington, D.C. (City) and Running (Other Sport).

Chelsea Morey

High School/Club Swimming: Part of state championship teams in 2005, 2006 and 2008 … Four-time All-American … Holds two Minnesota records … Member of the Senior Council and National Honor Society … Coached by Brian Luke. Personal: Elizabeth Galenti … Born February 20, 1991 … Parents are Kurt Galenti and Kathy Stark … Has one brother, T.J. (14) … Majoring in Pre-Med … Favorites include Zoolander (Movie), Stillwater (City), Chipotle (Food) and The Whole Truth (Book) ... Chose Vanderbilt because it has amazing opportunities in academics and athletics.

Ellen Kilgore Freestyle Freshman Greenville, S.C. (Greenville Senior) High School/Club Swimming: Four-time MVP at Greenville High School ... 3-time Scholastic All-American ... Member of National Honor Society and Latin Club Vice President ... Part of several state champion relay teams with club team ... coached at club level by Scott Bonine.

Backstroke Freshman Hutchinson, Kan. (Hutchinson Senior) High School/Club Swimming: High school team captain … AllAmerican in 100-yard backstroke in 2008 … All-State first team in 2009 … AVCTL league-record holder in 100-yard backstroke … Wendy’s High School Heisman school winner, regional winner and state finalist … Secretary of National Honors Society … Senior student council Vice President … Kansas Honors Scholar … Winner of Presidential Fitness and Academics award… Finished 7th in 100 m Backstroke Region VIII Long Course Championships for Wichita Swim Club … U.S. Open qualifier in 400 yd medley relay … NCSA Junior Qualifier … coached in club team by Eric Nelson and Katie Yevak. Personal: Chelsea Lynne Morey … Born October 16, 1990 … Daughter of Kent and Carlye Morey … Has one brother, Michael (11) and two sisters, Katelin (17) and Meghan (11) … Majoring in Biology … Favorites include chicken alfredo (Food), My Sister’s Keeper (Book), Grey’s Anatomy (TV show), The Notebook (Movie) and Venice (City) … Chose Vanderbilt because it is a perfect balance of athletics and academics … Career goal is to go to medical school and work in sports medicine.

Amy Salce

Personal: Ellen Hope Kilgore ... Born May 10, 1991 ... Daughter of Scott and Susan Kilgore ... Has one brother, Geoffrey (20) ... Majoring in Biological and Biomedical Sciences ... Favorites include Football (Other Sport), My Sister’s Keeper (Book), Pasta (Food), OAR and Dave Matthews (Bands) and CSI (TV Show) ... Chose Vanderbilt because it’s swimming at a good school in a big city with a good music scene.

Freestyle Freshman Naples, Fla. (Community School of Naples)

Sarah Lynch Breaststroke/Freestyle Freshman Burke, Va. (Lake Braddock) High School/Club Swimming: Part of high school 400-free relay Virginia state championship teams in 2006, 2007 and 2008 … Scholastic All-American in 2006, 2007 and 2008 … Named 2009 team MVP … 2009 Washington Post All-Metro Honorable Mention

High School/Club Swimming: Co-captain at Community School of Naples and seven-year Florida state qualifier … Team was district champion in 2007 … Set eight high school records … Member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society … Named a USA Swimming Academic All-American … Junior National Qualifier for Swim Florida club team … Coached by Daryl Sullivan. Personal: Amelia Salce … Born May 21, 1991 … Parents are Anthony and Ruth Salce … Has one brother, Anthony (20) and one sister, Arleigh (13) … Majoring in Health Sciences … Favorites include ice cream (Food), Pancake Pantry (Place to eat in Nashville), New York (City), Wedding Crashers (Movie) and House (TV Show) … Chose Vanderbilt because it is a top-rated university plus the opportunity to be part of a growing swim program.

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Freestyle Freshman Stillwater, Minn. (Stillwater Area)

and Fairfax Nominee for Sports Woman of the Year … coached at club level by Pete Morgan.

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Vanderbilt was ranked 17th in U.S. News & World Report’s 2009 list of top national universities

What is an academic counselor? • An academic counselor’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, meeting weekly or bi-weekly with all student-athletes from their assigned athletic teams, monitoring study hall, checking class attendance, and referring the student-athletes to the appropriate campuswide resources.

What is the goal of academic services? • The Department of Student Athletics has a very active tutoring program with the goal of providing the student-athlete with the best possible academic assistance. The Tutoring Program has tutors covering over 30 different academic areas, and working with over half of our student-athletes.

Student-Athlete Graduation Success Rate 1. Vanderbilt 94% 2. Florida 89% 3. South Carolina 77% 4. Mississippi State 76% 5. Auburn 75% 5. Tennessee 75% 7. Ole Miss 74% 7. Alabama 73% 9. Kentucky 71% 10. LSU 69% 11. Arkansas 66% 12. Georgia 65%

#1 Vanderbilt’s ranking for graduation rates in the Southeastern Conference

118 Vanderbilt studentathletes that achievved a 3.0 or higher GPA in the spring of 2009

73 Vanderbilt studentathletes named to the spring 2009 Dean’s List

3.05 Combined GPA of student-athletes in 2008-09 school year

How often do freshman meet with academic counselors? • An Academic Counselor meets weekly with every freshman and all student-athletes who are in danger of falling short of achieving good academic standing by Vanderbilt University standards.

What do I do if I am going to miss class because of travel? • Each student-athlete is instructed to give an official letter, supplied by The Stratton Foster Academic Center, to all of his or her professors with the dates and times, for the entire semester, they will miss class for athletically related travel. The counselors follow up this letter with an e-mail a week in advance, to serve as a re minder to the professors of his/her studentathletes who will not be in class.

When is the academic center open? • The Stratton Foster Academic Center is open to every student-athlete on Sundays from 2:00pm-10:00pm, Mondays-Thursdays from 7:30am-10:00pm, and on Fridays from 7:30am5:00pm. For quiet studying, thirty private study carrels are available in the bi-level facility. A computer lab is also conveniently located for student-athletes to write papers or do research while in The Stratton Foster Academic Center.

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on campus living First-Year Students Enjoy Rare Collegiate Living Experience

On-Campus Living At Its Best heart of The Commons. It will be home to both new students and an extraordinary connection of people, ideas and opportunities that distinguish the Vanderbilt experience. The Commons Center also features the Eatery, the place to dine with friends and study with classmates. At the Commons Cafe, students, faculty and staff can develop friendships while listening to Vanderbilt and Nashville musicians. While all new students to Vanderbilt will reside in The Commons, plans are underway to eventually replace or renovate existing facilities to complete College Halls at Vanderbilt, the university’s future residential college system.

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In August of 2008, Vanderbilt officially opened The Commons, providing first-year students with one of the nation’s truly unique and modern on-campus residential communities. Built on six acres in the southeast quadrant of the Vanderbilt campus, The Commons includes ten residence halls or Houses, spacious study and social areas, and the showpiece Commons Center, a modern dining and activity hub, all located on the Peabody campus. Vanderbilt officials believe The Commons will provide first-year students a truly special living/learning experience. Bringing scholars, leaders, teachers and learners together to create a vibrant intellectual community is at the

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record book-awards SEC Swimming & Diving Records

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VANDERBILT School Records Event

Time/Pts. Record Holder / (Year)

50 Freestyle

23.80

Amy Batchelder (1990)

100 Freestyle

52.21

Jennifer Molchan (2009)

200 Freestyle

1:50.32

Leigh-Ann Axt (2008)

500 Freestyle

4:56.78

Wrenn Terrill (1990)

1000 Freestyle

10:17.12

Catherine Pringle (1989)

1650 Freestyle

17:19.37

Catherine Pringle (1989)

100 Butterfly

55.89

Leigh-Ann Axt (2008)

200 Butterfly

2:02.32

Leigh-Ann Axt (2008)

100 Backstroke

57.23

Wendy Deacon (1988)

200 Backstroke

2:02.79

Wendy Deacon (1988)

100 Breaststroke

1:04.11

Allie Voss (2009)

200 Breaststroke

2:19.56

Laura Dillon (2009)

200 IM

2:06.02

Leslie Holt (1990)

400 IM

4:24.81

Leslie Holt (1989)

200 Free Relay

1:35.66

(Batchelder, Broughal, Hold, Caldwell) (1990)

400 Free Relay

3:30.66

(Molchan, Obranowicz, Fargo, Voss) (2009)

800 Free Relay

7:36.21

(Holt, Dahl, Deacon, Pringle) (1989)

200 Medley Relay

3:30.66

(Molchan, Voss, Obranowicz, Cooper-Surma (2009)

400 Medley Relay

3:53.46

(Higgins, Broughal, Holt, Batchelder) (1990)

Event

Time/Pts. Record Holder / (Year)

50 Freestyle

21.70

Kara Lynn Joyce, Georgia (2006)

200 Freestyle

1:42.90

Morgan Scroggy, Georgia (2009)

100 Freestyle 500 Freestyle

1650 Freestyle 50 Backstroke

100 Backstroke 200 Backstroke

47.49

4:34.87

15:45.49 26.18 50.46

1:48.34

100 Breaststroke 59.18

200 Breaststroke 2:08.41

Patti Woodcock (1987), Nicole Woodworth (2009)

Three Meter Diving (11) 413.60

Patti Woodcock (1987)

Gemma Spofforth, Florida (2009) Mhyria Miller, Georgia (2000)

Yi-Ting Siow, Arkansas (2009)

1:54.08

Ava Ohlgren, Auburn (2009)

1:52.53 4:03.70

800 Free Relay 6:54.02

Three Meter Diving (6) 289.05

Gemma Spofforth, Florida (2009)

200 IM

400 Free Relay 3:12.00

Patti Woodcock (1987)

Theresa Andrews, Florida (1982)

Christine Magnuson, Tennessee (2008)

200 Free Relay 1:27.45

One Meter Diving (11) 399.80

Wendy Trott, Georgia (2009)

51.00

400 IM

Nicole Woodworth (2009)

Caroline Burckle, Florida (2008)

100 Butterfly 200 Butterfly

One Meter Diving (6) 288.53

Maritza Corriea, Georgia (1990)

200 Med Relay 1:36.22

Jemma Lowe, Florida 2009)

Ava Ohlgren, Auburn (2009)

(Vanderpool-Wallace, Ewing, Marik, Geary), Auburn (2009)

(Ohlgren, Vanderpool-Wallace, Marik, Geary) Auburn (2009) (Ohlgren, Geary, Marik, Bird), Auburn (2009)

(Spofforth, Rogers, Lago, Napier), Florida (2009)

400 Med Relay 3:31.28

(Goh, Lawrence, Ohlgren, Vanderpool-Wallace), Auburn (2009)

Three Meter Diving 537.20

Michelle Davison, South Carolina (1998)

One Meter Diving 323.25

Jamie Sanger, Tennessee (2003)

VANDERBILT SCHOOL RECORD HOLDERS

Amy Batchelder 50-Yard Freestyle

Leigh-Ann Axt

200-Yard Butterfly

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Jennifer Molchan 100-Yard Freestyle

Wendy Deacon

100-Yard Backstroke

Leigh-Ann Axt

200-Yard Freestyle

Wendy Deacon

200-Yard Backstroke

Wrenn Terrill

500-Yard Freestyle

Allie Voss

100-Yard Breaststroke

Catherine Pringle

1000-Yard Freestyle

Laura Dillon

200-Yard Breaststroke

Catherine Pringle

1650-Yard Freestyle

Leslie Holt

200-Yard Ind. Medley

Leigh-Ann Axt

100-Yard Butterfly

Leslie Holt

400-Yard Ind. Medley

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record book-awards All-Americans 1980 AIAW Division II Jane Brigham (2) 400 IM, 200 Fly Jenny Apthrop 200 Breast Denise Berry Relay Team Barb Cornett Relay Team Rebecca Niemann Diving

1982 NCAA Division II Mary Lou Baldwin (7) 200 MR, 100 Fly, 800 Free, 400 IM, 100 Back, 400 MR, 50 Back Myra Creighton (2) 100 Free, 400 Free Nancy Hennessy (6) 200 Back, 800 Free, 100 Back, 100 Free, 50 Back, 400 Free Ming Hsu (4) 200 MR, 200 IM, 400 IM, 400 MR Julie O’Daniel (4) 200 MR, 800 Free, 400 MR, 400 Free Stephanie Otis (4) 800 Free, 400 IM, 400 MR, 400 Free Rebecca Niemann (2) One & Three meter Dive Marybeth Dervin (2) One & Three meter Dive

1985 NCAA Division II Susan Alexander (3) 50 Free, 400 Free, 200 Free Bonnie Harre (2) 200 Free, 400 Free Myra Creighton (2) 200 Free, 400 Free Brooke Burns (2) 200 IM, 400 Free Carrie Erzen (3) 400 IM, 200 Fly, 200 Free Patti Woodcock (2) One & Three Meter Dive 1986 NCAA Division I Patti Woodcock* (2) One & Three Meter Dive 1987 NCAA Division I Wendy Deacon 100 Back (14th place) Patti Woodcock* (2) One & Three Meter Dive 1988 NCAA Division I Wendy Deacon (2) 100 Back, 200 Back 1989 NCAA Division I Wendy Deacon (2) 100 Back (11th place), 200 Back Lauren Szabo* One Meter Dive 1990 NCAA Division I Anita Schwendt* One Meter Dive Lauren Szabo* (2) One and Three Meter Dive * Denotes regional competition. SEC Individual Champions 1987- Wendy Deacon 100 Backstroke (57.88)

1983 NCAA Division II Myra Creighton 200 Free Kylee Brock (2) 200 Free, 400 Free Trisha Halligan (3) 200 Free, 400 Free, 800 Free Nancy Hennessy (4) 200 Free, 400 Free, 800 Free, 200 Back Anna Litkenhous (2) 800 Free, 1650 Free Mary Lou Baldwin (6) 100 Back, 200 Fly, 400 MR, 200 Back, 400 IM, 200 IM Teresa Floyd 400 MR Ming Hsu (3) 400 MR, 100 Fly, 200 IM Marybeth Malecki (4) 400 MR, 800 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free

First Team All-SEC 1987- Wendy Deacon

1984 NCAA Division II Carol Christel 100 Fly Myra Creighton 400 Free Carri Sipowski (3) 200 IM, 800 Free, 400 Free Ming Hsu 800 Free Anna Litkenhous (5) 800 Free, 400 IM, 1650 Free, 200 Fly, 400 Free

Vanderbilt Highest Team GPA Award 2006-07 3.563 GPA 2008-09 3.471 GPA

Vanderbilt Female Athlete of the Year 1982-83 Ming Hsu 1983-84 Ming Hsu 1988-89 Wendy Deacon Vanderbilt Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2009 - Ming Hsu Robinson (1980-84) Academic Athlete of the Year 1979-80 Nancy Pariser 1985-86 Carrie Erzen

CSCAA Academic All-America Team 2006 3.563 GPA (No. 3 Nationally) 2007 3.535 GPA (No. 5 Nationally) 2008 3.460 GPA (No. 7 Nationally)

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Vanderbilt Academic Team Award 1980-81 1983-84 2006-07 2008-09 Academic All-SEC* 1986 Susan Alexander Carrie Erzen 1987 Susan Alexander Carrie Erzen 1988 Susan Alexander Carrie Erzen Bonnie Harre Anne Paul Brooke Burns 1989 Lauren Szabo Brandy Terrell 1990 Lauren Szabo Brandy Terrell Barb Bergstrom Julie Dahl * (now called SEC Academic Honor Roll) SEC Community Service Team 2008 Rachel Dyer 2009 Jess Cohen SEC Championship Results 1984 Florida Alabama Auburn Georgia Tennessee Vanderbilt LSU

509 426 416 344 289 99 45

1985 Alabama Florida Auburn Georgia Tennessee Kentucky LSU Vanderbilt

803 792 544 480 366 190.5 159 148

1986 Florida Georgia Alabama LSU Auburn Tennessee Kentucky Vanderbilt

935 563.5 518 468 429 317.5 138 113

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1981 AIAW Division II Ming Hsu (3) 100 IM, 400 IM, 100 Fly Jane Sullivan 200 IM Jane Brigham 400 IM Nancy Hennessy 200 Back Marybeth Dervin Diving

Maribeth Malecki (2) 800 Free, 400 Free Patti Woodhock (2) One & Three Meter Dive Marybeth Dervin (2) One & Three Meter Dive

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Record Book-awards 1987 Florida Georgia Alabama LSU Tennessee Auburn Vanderbilt Kentucky

739 680.5 494.5 467.5 450.5 402 171 151.5

1990 Florida Tennessee Alabama Georgia Kentucky LSU Auburn Vanderbilt

897 722 446 402 384 284 278 225

2007 Auburn Georgia Florida Kentucky Tennessee LSU Alabama South Carolina Arkansas Vanderbilt

899 671 580 384 349.5 254.5 214 190 143 82

1988 Florida Tennessee Georgia LSU Auburn Alabama Kentucky Vanderbilt

843 565 472 425.5 399 344 254.5 180

1991 Florida Georgia Tennessee Alabama Auburn LSU Kentucky Vanderbilt

744 630 480 421 404 385 377 148

2008 Auburn Florida Georgia Tennessee Kentucky LSU Arkansas Alabama South Carolina Vanderbilt

761.5 706 566.5 477 332 238.5 229 202.5 199 80

1989 Florida Tennessee Georgia Alabama LSU Kentucky Auburn Vanderbilt

907.5 664 472 426.5 390 320.5 249.5 198

1992 Florida Auburn Georgia Tennessee Alabama South Carolina LSU Arkansas Kentucky Vanderbilt

726.5 540 510 480 430.5 307.5 277 249 202 95

2009 Florida Auburn Georgia Tennessee Arkansas Alabama South Carolina LSU Kentucky Vanderbilt

744 730.5 725 394.5 299 244 225 187 182 74

Year-by-Year All-Time Results Year 1977-78 1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83 1983-84 1984-85 1985-86 1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Total

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Record 3-3 6-4 5-5 6-3 6-1 6-1 7-2 3-3 8-2 8-6 5-6 4-7 7-5 1-9 2-6 0-5 0-12 2-9 79-89

Coach SEC NCAA Joe Suriano -- -- Joe Suriano -- -- John Smith -- -- John Smith -- 14th John Smith -- 2nd John Smith -- 9th John Smith 6th 7th John Smith 8th -- John Smith 8th -- Pete Fetters 7th -- Pete Fetters 8th -- Pete Fetters 8th -- Pete Fetters 8th -- Pete Fetters 8th -- Pete Fetters 10th -- Jeremy Organ 10th -- Jeremy Organ 10th -- Jeremy Organ 10th -- (.470) (18 Seasons)

Season Notes Inaugural season Barb Cornett and Jane Brigham lead team to six wins Five ‘Dores Named All-Americans at AIAW Championships Team Finishes 14th at Nationals/Three All-Americans Division II National Runner-Up/Eight All-Americans Ninth Place Finish at NCAA’s/Nine All-Americans Seventh Place Finish at Div. II NCAA’s/ Eight AA’s Six swimmers named All-Americans End of John Smith Era, First year of Division I Wendy Deacon earns All-SEC honors Deacon earns All-American in 100 & 200 Backstroke Deacon earns third All-American honor, All-SEC Two Commodores named All-American Finished third in SEC 200-yard free relay Last year of Commodore swimming for 14 years Vanderbilt brings swimming program back Organ rebuilds foundation as school records are set First dual victories since return, team sets 6 new records

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centennial sportsplex The Sportsplex has hosted exciting national events such as the US Senior and Junior National Swim meets, the YMCA National Swim Meet, the U.S. Water Polo Olympic Trials, the US Figure Skating Championships, the Virginia Slims Tennis Championships and the USTA Women’s Challenger.

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The Centennial Sportsplex is the home of the Vanderbilt swimming and diving team, where the Commodores train and host meets. The Commodores hosted and won their first dual meets since their return when they defeated Centre and Rhodes in October of 2008, and they also hosted Marshall for a meet in January of 2009. In fall of 2008, a state-of-the-art digital scoreboard was installed on the east side of the competition pool, allowing spectators and coaches to see the electronic times of all competing lanes. Opened in 1990, the Centennial Sportsplex is Middle Tennessee’s ultimate fitness, recreation and sports complex. A $20 million, 145,000 square-foot facility, the Sportsplex is a yearround facility for ice skating, fitness, swimming and tennis. The Aquatics Center contains two pools, including a 50 meters by 25 yards competition pool. There is also a diving well with a depth of 14 feet that has two one-meter and two three-meter spring boards. The Sportsplex also contains an Ice Center, complete with two full-size ice rinks. The National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators hold their practices in the Sportsplex’s Ice Center. A 2,400 square foot fitness center is also located at the Sportsplex. The fitness center contains weight machines, treadmills, stair machines, exercise cycles and rowing.

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administration Nicholas S. Zeppos Chancellor

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Nicholas S. Zeppos was named Vanderbilt University’s eighth chancellor on March 1, 2008. An avid fan of Vanderbilt athletics, Zeppos served as the role of faculty representative for the Commodore athletics program before his ascension to the chancellorship. A distinguished legal scholar, teacher and executive, Zeppos served from 2002 to 2008 as Vanderbilt’s chief academic officer, overseeing the university’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional education programs and research in liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education, business, law, and divinity. As provost and vice chancellor, he chairs Vanderbilt’s budgeting and capital planning council and leads all fundraising and alumni relations efforts across the institution, as well as overseeing the dean of students and dean of admissions. Zeppos has led a number of important initiatives at Vanderbilt, including the planning process for The Commons, a landmark transformation of the first-year experience; the Strategic Academic Planning Group; innovative efforts in undergraduate admissions and financial aid; and the development of new programs in Jewish studies, law and economics, and genetics, among others. He also has led the university’s Shape the Future fund-raising campaign, which exceeded its $1.25 billion goal two years ahead of schedule and set a new target of $1.75 billion by 2010. Zeppos joined Vanderbilt in 1987 as an assistant professor in the Law School, where he has been recognized with five teaching awards. He subsequently served as an associate dean and then as associate provost before being named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs in 2002, and served as interim chancellor from August 1, 2007 until March 1, 2008, when he was appointed chancellor. From 1982-1987, Zeppos practiced law in Washington, D.C., at the United States Department of Justice and Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where he specialized in appellate litigation involving complex regulatory, statutory, and constitutional matters. He has written widely on legislation, administrative law, and professional responsibility, and is a nationally recognized scholar in these fields. He served as chair for the Scholars Committee, advising the Senate and the ABA on the confirmation of Justice Stephen Breyer, and as chair of the Rules Advisory Committee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He has also served as a consultant to government agencies, major corporations, and trade associations on complex litigation, policy design, and strategy. Zeppos is a 1979 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School where he served as editor in chief of the Wisconsin Law Review and was selected as the outstanding graduate of his class, and a 1976 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Wisconsin where he studied history. He is married to Lydia Ann Howarth, a graduate of the University of Chicago and Lawrence University, who is a writer and editor. They have two sons, Benjamin and Nicholas.

David Williams II Vice Chancellor for University Affairs For the last six years, Williams has directed an initiative to more fully integrate Commodore athletics into the total Vanderbilt student life experience. With the support of former Chancellor Gee, newly appointed chancellor Nicholas Zeppos, the university’s senior management team and Vanderbilt Board of Trust, Williams’ efforts as Vice Chancellor for University Affairs and Athletics have been successful in creating opportunity for student-athletes to participate in programs across the Vanderbilt landscape. Today, Williams’ efforts has placed the Vanderbilt program among the nation’s most innovative, offering a streamlined organization. Since sweeping changes were initiated in September 2003, Williams has firmly placed his stamp on the program. He has overseen the recruitment and hiring of seven outstanding head coaches. Williams has addressed facility concerns with a five-phase enhancement program expected to approach $60 million and will affect virtually every Vanderbilt student-athlete by its completion date. Vanderbilt athletics have blossomed under Williams. Nine sports participated in postseason action last year, just one shy of the school record set in 2006-07. An unprecedented seven Commodore athletes have been selected in the first round of their respective sports in the last three years. Off the field, the student- athletes’ collective GPA has reached impressive levels. Athletics is but a small part of Williams’ influential Vanderbilt role. Williams also serves as General Counsel directing a staff of 14 attorneys, Secretary of Vanderbilt and its nationally recognized Medical Center, the Office of Risk Management, the University’s Compliance and Conflict of Interest functions, and the operations of the University’s Board of Trust. Williams’ campus participation also includes a tenured full professorship at the School of Law, lecturing on Tax Law, Sports Law and Education Law. He has taught a course on Law and Higher Education at Peabody College, and from time to time, courses in the undergraduate curriculum. Williams came to Vanderbilt after serving in numerous administrative roles at Ohio State University over a 14-year period. When he accepted the Vanderbilt role, Williams was Vice President of Student and Urban/Community Affairs and Professor of Law at Ohio State. A native of Detroit, Mich., Williams received a Bachelor of Science in Social Science and Master of Arts in Education from Northern Michigan University where he was a member of the track team. He also earned a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Detroit, and an L.L.M. in taxation from New York University. Williams and his wife, Gail, have two school-aged children: Samantha, who is a varsity swimmer and rising freshman at Brown University, and Nicholas, who is an eighth grader at University School of Nashville and competes in swimming, basketball, track and soccer. His wife serves as the Associate Director of Community Relations at Vanderbilt, and is chair of the Metro Transit Authority (MTA) board of directors.

Kevin Colon Associate Director of Student Athletics Kevin Colon, a 13-year veteran of Vanderbilt athletics, oversees the Commodore swimming program. As one of four directors of sport operations with Vanderbilt athletics, Colon also oversees Commodore baseball, track and field and cross country. Colon joined the Vanderbilt staff in 1998, organizing and directing CHAMPS/Life Skills, the community outreach arm of Commodore athletics. As CHAMPS/Life Skills director, Colon guided Vanderbilt student-athletes into an expanded role in giving back to local schools, hospitals, non-profits and other efforts aimed at disadvantaged residents of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. The program also emphasized a commitment to academic excellence, personal development, leadership and career development for participating student-athletes. Before joining Vanderbilt, Colon served two years as Assistant Director for Student Services at Kansas State University. He also served a tenure as football academic advisor at Syracuse University. Colon earned an undegraduate degree from Iowa State University and a master’s degree from the University of Toledo. A former track athlete, Colon has one son, DuBois (12).

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2009-10 SCHEDULE DATE

OPPONENT

LOCATION

DATE

Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Nov. 06

Alabama / Centenary vs. Southern Illinois at Arkansas

Tuscaloosa, Ala. Nashville, Tenn. Fayetteville, Ark.

SEC Championships

Jan. 23 Jan. 29 Jan. 30 Feb. 06

South Carolina / UNC-Wilmington at Marshall at Kentucky / Cincinnati at Tulane

Feb. 17-20 SEC Championships

LOCATION Athens, Ga.

Last Chance Meet

Hilltopper Invitational Nov. 20-22 Hilltopper Invitational

OPPONENT

Bowling Green, Ky.

Feb. 26-27 Last Chance Meet

TBA

NCAA Championships Columbia, S.C. Huntington, W.Va. Lexington, Ky. New Orleans, La.

W W W. V U C O M M O D O R E S . C O M

Mar. 12-14 NCAA Zone B Championships Athens, Ga. Mar. 18-20 NCAA Championships Lafayette, Ind.


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