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Bottom Row (l to r): Codie Hansen, Julia Wilkinson, Sally Ranzau, Kristen Heiss, Christine Marshall, Marissa Jasek, Triin Aljand, Tracey Renfrew. Second Row: Emily Neal, Melissa Hain, Sarah Woods, ReneĂŠ Iserman, Alia Atkinson, Haley Haynes, Rebekah Love, Ella Doerge, Leslie Dlugopolski. Third Row: Maria Sommer, Emily Watson, Lindsey King, Caroline Maxvill, Casey Hurrell-Zitelman, Sarah Froehlich, Melanie Dodds, Hannah Kinder, Lorena Lujan. Back Row: Manager Jenna Johnson, Student Trainer Katie Eder, Janie Potvin, Manager Caitlin Hengst, Jordan King, Alyssa Conner, Lauren Clifford, Tarin Corwin, Megan Latone, Rita Medrano, Assistant Coach Tracy Duchac, Head Coach Steve Bultman, Diving Coach Kevin Wright.


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2008-09 Official Women’s Guide General Info

Quick Facts/Natatorium Directions ...........................2 Media Outlets & Information .....................................3 AggieAthletics.com ...................................................4 12th Man Productions...............................................5 Aggie Terminology ....................................................6 2009 Aggie Swim Camp ...........................................7 The Big 12 Conference.............................................8 2009 NCAA Championships .....................................9 2008-09 Dual Meet Opponents ..............................10

Review

2007-08 Season Review ........................................60 2007-08 Team Results............................................71 2007-08 Top Times .................................................72 2008 Big 12 Championships...................................74

Staff

Head Coach Steve Bultman ..................................14 Diving Coach Kevin Wright .....................................16 Assistant Coach Tracy Duchac...............................18 President Murano / A.D. Bill Byrne ........................19 Support Staff...........................................................20

The Aggies

2008-09 Preview.....................................................24 2008-09 Roster .......................................................27 Squad Analysis .......................................................28 Triin Aljand ...............29

Caroline Maxvill .......46

Alia Atkinson ............30

Emily Neal ...............47

Leslie Dlugopolski....31

Sally Ranzau ...........48

Melanie Dodds.........32

Tracey Renfrew .......49

Ella Doerge ..............33

Maria Sommer .........50

Sarah Froehlich .......34

Emily Watson ...........51

Melissa Hain ............35

Julia Wilkinson .........52

Codie Hansen ..........36

Sarah Woods ...........53

Haley Haynes ..........37

Lauren Clifford / ......54 Alyssa Conner

Kristen Heiss ...........38 Casey Hurrell-Zitelman ..39 Reneé Iserman ........40 Marissa Jasek..........41 Hannah Kinder.........42 Lindsey King ............43 Rebekah Love .........44 Christine Marshall ....45

Tarin Corwin /...........55 Jordan King Megan Latone / .......56 Lorena Lujan Rita Medrano / .........57 Janie Potvin

History

Top Performers/Performances by Event.................78 All-Time Top 10 - Short Course Meters ..................97 Top Relays - Short Course Meters .........................99 All-Time Top Diving Scores...................................100 All-Time Series Records .......................................101 Conference Champions ........................................102 Conference / National Finishes ............................103 All-Americans .......................................................104 Natatorium Records – Short Course Meters ........107 Natatorium Records – Short Course Yards ..........108 Natatorium Records – Long Course Meters .........109 Big 12 Records .....................................................110 Aggie Honors ........................................................ 111 Academic Honors .................................................112 World Class Aggies ..............................................113 Letterwinners ........................................................114 Diving History .......................................................117 Year-by-Year Results ............................................119 Annual Records / Coaching History......................123

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The University World Class University .........................................126 Aggie Traditions ....................................................132 Academic Services ...............................................134 Academic Achievement ........................................136 Athletic Career Services .......................................137 Aggie Athletes Involved ........................................138 Student Rec Center ..............................................140 Netum Steed Laboratory ......................................142 Residence Halls....................................................143 Premier Sports Venues.........................................144 Aggies of Influence ...............................................146 Women’s Athletics ................................................148 Athletes on the World Stage .................................152 Bush Presidential Library......................................154 Sports Museum ....................................................155 Local Community ..................................................156 Multicultural Center...............................................158 The 12th Man Foundation ....................................159 NCAA Compliance Info .........................................160

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The 2008-09 Texas A&M Women’s Swimming and Diving Guide is an official publication of the Texas A&M Athletic Department and was written, compiled, designed and edited by Assistant Media Relations Director Chris Harrell. Cover and graphic creation by Publications Specialist Cyndi Mousner. Additional assistance provided by Tia Buchanan. The guide was printed by The Insite Group. Photographs by Glen Johnson of Johnson Studio of Professional Photography in Bryan (979-823-2729/ gjohnson@athletics.tamu.edu), Patric Schneider, and Michael Zwierzykowski.

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Front Cover: The 2008 All-Americans – Front Row: Codie Hansen, Julia Wilkinson Middle Row: Alia Atkinson, Christine Marshall, Melissa Hain, Kristen Heiss Back Row: Marissa Jasek, Sarah Woods, Maria Sommer, Triin Aljand Inside Front Cover: 2008-09 Team and Schedule Inside Back Cover: Student Rec Center Natatorium Back Cover: 2008 Aggie Olympians

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Texas A&M Quick Facts

Key Athletic Dept. Phone #’s

Location: ...................................................... College Station, Texas Founded: ..................................................................................1876 Enrollment: ...........................................................................48,126 Colors: ............................................................... Maroon and White Nickname: .............................................................................Aggies Mascot: ..............................................Reveille VIII, American Collie Conference: ............................................................................Big 12 National Affiliation: ................................................. NCAA Division I Home Facility: .............Student Rec Center Natatorium (cap. 1,015) President: ............................................................... Dr. Elsa Murano Chancellor: ......................................................Mike McKinney M.D. Director of Athletics: ..........................................................Bill Byrne Faculty Representative: .............................................. Dr. Tom Adair Compliance Officer: .................................................... David Batson Head Swimming Coach: ........................... Steve Bultman (LSU, ’70) Record at A&M: .......................................... 79-20 (.798), 9 years Career Record: ................................................................... Same Contact Info: .....(979) 862-4058 / sbultman@athletics.tamu.edu Best Time To Contact: .................. Late Morning, Early Afternoon Head Diving Coach: .............................. Kevin Wright (Maine, 1983) Diving Office Phone: ............................................ (979) 862-4250 Best Time To Contact: ........................................... Late Mornings Asst. Swimming Coach: ....................... Tracy Duchac (Purdue, ’06) Contact Info: .........(979) 862-4158 / tduchac@athletics.tamu.edu Dir. of Swimming Ops: ....................Alex Dawson (Texas A&M, ’06) Aquatics Director: ........................................................ Angie Mattiza Athletic Trainer: ...........................................................Donna Jones Student Athletic Trainer: ................................................. Katie Eder Student Managers: ............................. Caitlin Hengst, Jenna Johnson Strength & Conditioning Coach: .....................................Paul Sealey 2007--08 Dual Meet Record: .....................................9-1 (3-0 Big 12) 2008 Big 12 Finish: .................................................. 1st (967 points) 2008 NCAA Finish: ............................................................. 4th (315) NCAA Qualifiers Returning (11): ..................... Triin Aljand, Alia Atkinson Melissa Hain, Codie Hansen, Kristen Heiss, Marissa Jasek Christine Marshall, Emily Neal, Maria Sommer, Julia Wilkinson, Sarah Woods Letterwinners Returning/Lost: .................................................... 24 / 8 Newcomers: ...................................................................................8

Athletic Ticket Office ............................................... (979) 845-2311 Athletic Video Productions.................................................845-2690 Barttelbort, Chris, Athletic Academic Supervisor ...............847-8512 Batson, David, Director of Athletic Compliance .................845-2662 Bragg, Amy, Athletic Nutritionist.........................................458-4045 Caruso, Mike, Associate A.D. for Events and Staging ......845-8915 Dawson, Alex, Director of Swimming Operations ..............458-3302 Overton, Milton, Assoc. A.D. for Swimming & Diving.........458-3610 Harrell, Chris, Women’s Swimming & Diving SID ..............862-2566 Jones, Donna, Athletic Trainer for Swimming & Diving .....862-2532 Marquardt, Brad, Men’s Swimming & Diving SID ..............845-0096 Mattiza, Angie, Aquatics Director .......................................862-3224 Sealey, Paul, Strength & Conditioning Coach ...................845-9574

Media Relations Assistant A.D. for Media Relations: .............................. Alan Cannon Associate SIDs: .................................. Colin Killian, Brad Marquardt Assistant SIDs: .........Debbie Darrah, Chris Harrell (Women’s S&D), Marlene Navor, Shawn Price, Matt Simon, Deanna Werner Publication Specialist: ..............................................Cyndi Mousner Sr. Office Assistant: ................................................ Jackie Thornton Student Assistants: .....Tia Buchanan, Brian DeSpain, Grant Keller, Jeannie Kotch, Meagan Laue, Kristen Merrifield, Kacie McMahon, Aaron Walling SID Phone: .............................................................. (979) 845-5725 SID Fax: .................................................................. (979) 845-0564

Directions to the Natatorium From Houston: Take I-45 north to Conroe, turn left (west) onto Hwy. 105 to Navasota. When you reach Navasota, turn right (north) onto Hwy. 6 to College Station. Or take Hwy. 290 west toward Hempstead and exit Hwy. 6 to College Station. When you reach College Station, take the Emerald Parkway/F.M. 2818 exit and turn left. Approximately two miles later, you will approach a flashing red stoplight where you will veer right onto F.M. 2154 (Wellborn Road). Go to the third stoplight (George Bush Drive) and turn left. Take the next right onto Olsen Road. You will see Olsen Field on your right, as well as the track and softball complexes on your left. The natatorium is located directly behind Olsen Field. From Dallas: Take I-35 south to Waco, then turn left (east) onto Hwy. 6 to College Station. Once you arrive in College Station, take the University Drive exit and turn right (west). You will soon pass the campus on your left (south). Take the Wellborn Road exit (F.M. 2154) and turn left (south). At the third stoplight, turn right (west) onto Joe Routt Blvd. At the stop sign, turn left (south) onto Olsen Road. The natatorium is located on the left directly in front of Olsen Field. From Austin: Take Hwy. 290 east toward Houston, exit onto Hwy. 21 and turn left. When you arrive in Bryan, turn right (south) onto F.M. 2818. After you pass the airport on your right, turn left (east) onto George Bush Drive. Then turn left (north) onto Olsen Road. You will see Olsen Field on your right, as well as the track and softball complexes on your left. The natatorium is located directly behind Olsen Field.

Media Relations Address Regular Mail

Athletic Media Relations Athletic Department P.O. Box 30017 College Station, TX 77842-3017

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Overnight Mail

Athletic Media Relations Rm. 222 Koldus Bldg. 400 Joe Routt Blvd. College Station, TX 77843

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Bryan / College Station Eagle

P.O. Box 3000 Bryan, TX 77805 Phone.............. (979) 731-4638 Fax .................. (979) 776-8923

Austin AmericanStatesman

P.O. Box 670 Austin, TX 78767 Phone.............. (512) 445-3600 Fax .................. (512) 445-3868

Randy Riggs, A&M Beat Writer

Robert Cessna, Ex. Sports Editor Richard Croome, Sports Editor Larry Bowen, Reporter David Campbell, Reporter

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Battalion (school paper)

Lori Dann, A&M Beat Writer

Reed McDonald Building College Station, TX 77843-1111 Phone.............. (979) 845-3313 Fax .................. (979) 845-2647

Brad Cox, Sports Editor

The Dallas Morning News P.O. Box 655237 Dallas, TX 75265-0237 Phone.............. (214) 977-8444 Fax .................. (214) 651-0580

Chuck Carlton, A&M Beat Writer

Houston Chronicle

801 Texas Avenue Houston, TX 77002 Phone.............. (713) 220-7891 Fax .................. (713) 220-7866

Terrance Harris, A&M Beat Writer

400 West 7th Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 Phone.............. (817) 390-7760 Fax .................. (817) 390-7210

The Associated Press (Dallas)

4851 LBJ Freeway, Suite 300 Dallas, TX 75244-6002 Phone.............. (972) 991-2100 Fax .................. (972) 991-7207

Jaime Aron, Reporter Chris Duncan, Reporter

The Associated Press (Houston)

16945 Northchase Dr., Suite 2110 Houston, TX 77060 Phone.............. (281) 872-8900 Fax .................. (713) 872-9988 Kristie Rieken, Reporter Chris Duncan, Reporter

Magazines/ Newsletters

Maroon & White Report

KAMU-TV (PBS)

Billy Liucci, Editor Gabe Bock, Reporter

12th Man Productions

P.O. Box 10642 College Station, TX 77842 Phone.............. (979) 690-7361

Texas Aggie

505 S. George Bush Drive College Station, TX 77840 Phone.............. (979) 845-7514

TV Stations KBTX-TV (CBS)

4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone.............. (979) 846-7777 Fax .................. (979) 846-1490

Darryl Bruffett, Sports Editor Dwayne Parsons, Reporter John Wilson, Reporter

Radio Stations KKYS-FM / KAGG-FM / KNFX-FM

1760 Briarcrest Drive, Ste. 150 Bryan, TX 77802 Phone.............. (979) 846-5597 Fax .................. (979) 268-5828

KCEN-TV

KTAM-AM / KORA-FM / KXCS-FM / KZTR-FM

Chris Radcliffe, Sports Director Tyler Hedrick, Reporter Shawn Skillman, Reporter

WTAW-AM / KNDE-FM / KZNE-AM

(NBC) P.O. Drawer 6013 Temple, TX 76503 Phone.............. (254) 859-5481 Fax .................. (254) 859-5831

12th Man Magazine

KXXV-TV / KRHD

Brent Zwerneman, A&M Beat Writer

Homer Jacobs, Editor Rusty Burson, Assoc. Editor

Vince Erickson, Sports Director Nicole Patel, Reporter

P.O. Drawer L-1 College Station, TX 77844-9101 Phone.............. (979) 846-8892 Fax .................. (979) 846-2445

P.O. Box 30017 College Station, Texas 77842-3017 Phone.............. (979) 845-2690 Fax .................. (979) 847-8514 Michelle Glover, Director

Jerry Cooper, Editor

San Antonio Express-News

P.O. Box 2171 San Antonio, TX 78297 Phone.............. (210) 250-3373 Fax .................. (210) 250-3351

Texas A&M University College Station, TX 77843 Phone.............. (979) 845-1526

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Newspapers

(ABC)

P.O. Drawer 2522 Waco, TX 76710 Phone.............. (254) 754-2525 Fax .................. (254) 757-0331

P.O. Box 3069 Bryan, TX 77805 Phone.............. (979) 776-1240 Fax .................. (979) 776-0123

2700 Earl Rudder Fwy South, Suite 5000 College Station, TX 77845 Phone.............. (979) 846-1150 Fax .................. (979) 846-1933

Tom Turbiville, Sports Director Chip Howard, SportsTalk Host Louie Belina, The First Word

Media Information Practice Schedule:

Regular season workouts are held from approximately 3:00 5:30 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center Natatorium and are open to the media and public. Since it is possible that days and times may vary, please call Chris Harrell in the Athletic Media Relations Office to confirm the practice schedule.

Interview Policy:

Swimmers and coaches will be available for interviews throughout the week except directly prior to meets. All interview requests must be made through the SID Office, preferably with 24 hours notice. On days of meets, interviews will be conducted approximately 15-30 minutes after the conclusion of the meet. Please present any requests to Chris Harrell prior to the conclusion of the meet.

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Credentials:

Admission to all Texas A&M dual meets and the Art Adamson Invitational is be completely free. To request credentials for championship events, please contact Chris Harrell in Athletic Media Relations Office at least one week prior to the start of the event.

Media Parking:

All visitors are asked to use the West Campus Garage in front of the main entrance to the Student Recreation Center.

Media Services:

Media guides and programs will be available prior to each event. For other requests, please contact Chris Harrell at least 2 days prior to the start of the event.

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AGGIEATHLETICS.COM ollow the Aggies 24 hours a day, seven days a week via the official website of Texas A&M athletics, AggieAthletics.com. From the latest news releases covering all 20 intercollegiate sports, to insightful Aggie extras, AggieAthletics.com is your one-stop shop for the latest information in A&M sports. In addition to news and features, AggieAthletics.com also offers fans live coverage of most Aggie events. With free live audio and video coverage and real-time statistical updates of over 200 Texas A&M events each year, Aggie fans from all over the globe can keep track of A&M sporting events as they happen. AggieAthletics.com is also the best source for player and coach bios, updated team and individual statistics, records, history, player blogs and much more. A new feature of AggieAthletics.com is the auction site, where fans can bid on special, one-of-a-kind items such as autographed helmets, game-worn jerseys and much more. Fans can also get the best and latest in Aggie merchandise online by logging on to AggieLocker.com and purchasing official A&M gear from the comfort of home. Your purchases directly benefit the Texas A&M Athletics Department.

AGGIEATHLETICS.COM STAFF DREW MARTIN Assistant Athletics Director, Branding and Creative Development

JON CARPENTER exas A&M enters its third year of a partnership with CBS College Sports that brings fans the wildly-popular AGGIES ALL-ACCESS broadband web channel, the most-watched channel on the network. Fans can access live streaming audio and video of many Texas A&M sporting events as well as press conferences, television and radio shows, highlights, features and much more--all free, and all at the click of a button. Free video of the Aggies’ home dual meets is scheduled to be available again in 2008.

Senior Graphics Artist

BRIAN GARDNER Graphics Designer

JONATHAN LEE AggieAthletics.com Editor

ALYSSA POWELL AggieAthletics.com Webmaster

Log on to AggieAthletics.com for more information.

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th Man Productions enters its third year as the award-winning, in-house video production group of Texas A&M Athletics. The department provides live-event big screen productions at Kyle Field, Reed Arena, Olsen Field, the Aggie Soccer Stadium, the Aggie Softball Complex and the Mitchell Tennis Center, along with pushing many of these productions worldwide via A&M’s official website, aggieathletics.com. Throughout the academic year, 12th Man Productions produces a weekly 30-minute sports magazine show called the “Aggie Sports Connection”. The ASC recaps football games in the fall through coach analysis and in-depth highlights, as well as spotlighting the other sports in action. In the spring, fans of baseball, basketball and all Aggie sports

Video entertainment is produced in the state-of-the-art control room at Kyle Field.

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will be able to follow their teams through features, highlights and more on the ASC. In addition, 12th Man Productions produces “The Aggie Basketball Show with Mark Turgeon”, which spotlights Aggie basketball and runs from December to March. The 12th Man Productions staff, which includes more than 40 current Texas A&M students, also produces a season highlight tape for every Aggie intercollegiate sport, facilitates satellite feeds for networks and their affiliates, produces tapes for the 12th Man Foundation video program and provides live web streaming and all video content on aggieathletics.com. In 2006, the department was awarded a Golden Matrix Award from the IDEA organization for “Best Special Occasion Video” in a competition including every college, minor league and professional sports organization.

eep up with the latest in Aggie swimming & diving and Aggie Athletics weekly throughout the fall through THE AGGIE SPORTS CONNECTION, a weekly sports magazine show highlighting the players, coaches and teams of Texas A&M. The 30-minute show provides a unique, entertaining and informative behind-the-scenes look at Aggie sports. Produced by 12th Man Productions, the ASC can be seen across the state of Texas on FSN Southwest, on several affiliates state-wide in Texas and Oklahoma, across most of the South on Cox Sports and locally in Bryan/College Station on KBTX-TV 3. Check aggieathletics.com or local listings for station and airtime nearest you.

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AGGIE TERMINOLOGY Each university has its own set of traditions which help to distinguish it from other institutions. Texas A&M University is no exception. Perhaps nowhere else are traditions as interwoven into the very fabric of the university than they are at Texas A&M. As a result, Aggies have a lingo that is all their own. The following list of terms helps to define what being an Aggie is all about. A&M Shortened form for Texas A&M University. Originally, the letters stood for Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas; now, the letters are retained merely as part of the University’s tradition and history.

Aggie A student, former student or supporter of Texas A&M University. Term is derived from A&M’s agricultural heritage. Aggies are sometimes also referred to as farmers.

Aggie Code of Honor For many years, Aggies have followed a Code of Honor, which is stated in this very simple verse: “Aggies do not lie, cheat, or steal, nor do they tolerate those who do.”

Aggieland Home of Texas A&M University.

All-U Night All-University Night—the first Yell Practice of the semester. Event includes introductions of men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic teams, coaching staff and yell leaders.

Association of Former Students There is no such thing at A&M as an alumni association or an Ex-Aggie; there are only former students. The Association of Former Students serves the same purpose as an alumni association, but an individual doesn’t have to graduate from A&M to be a member. Once an Aggie, always an Aggie.

Gig ’Em

Jollie Rollie

t.u.

Howdy!

G. Rollie White Coliseum—the place where the Aggies play volleyball and hold special events.

That “other school” in Austin is not the “University of Texas.” To an Aggie, it’s “t.u.,” without capital letters.

Traditional Aggie greeting; a derivative of “hello.” Sometimes garbled to sound like “hahdy”. Aggies pride themselves on their friendliness and greet each other and visitors with a “Howdy” as they walk across campus.

Memorial Student Center. No one steps on the grass surrounding the MSC, which was built in honor of Aggies who died in battle.

One of many Aggie yells.

Corps of Cadets Military-oriented organization, which is the oldest student group on the A&M campus. Texas A&M annually commissions more officers for the armed forces than any other ROTC source in the nation.

Elephant Walk Annual ceremony held the week of the last football game in which seniors gather at Kyle Field, form a single line and wander about the campus like old elephants seeking a secluded spot to end their days.

Hullabaloo, Caneck! Caneck! First words to the “Aggie War Hymn,” A&M’s fight song, which was written by J.V. (Pinky) Wilson while standing guard on the Rhine during World War I.

Fish Humping It

A freshman.

Fish Camp Freshman orientation camp held just before classes begin in the fall. Provides an overall introduction to Texas A&M.

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Position taken by Aggies when giving a yell. Bending forward from the waist with the hands placed just above the knees properly aligns the back, mouth and throat for maximum volume.

MSC

Ol’ Army Like it “used to be” at A&M.

Redpots The students responsible for coordinating the building of Bonfire. There are 16 (8 seniors, 8 juniors), and they wear red hardhats or “pots.”

Sully Statue of Lawrence Sullivan Ross, former Governor of Texas and former President of Texas A&M. It stands in front of the Academic Building.

Tea-sip Student at t.u.

Two Percenters Students who do not display the true Aggie Spirit.

Whoop! Aggie expression of approval.

Yell Practice Spirit session which builds enthusiasm for an upcoming athletic contest. Under the direction of the Yell Leaders, Aggies show their support for the team by shouting the yells with spirit and singing the Aggie songs with pride. Held at midnight at Kyle Field before home football games.

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For Boys and Girls Ages 8-18 he growing popularity of the Aggie Swim Camp may be due to all the personal attention we give each camper. Our large staff of experienced coaches and swimmers, combined with the ample pool space in our beautiful facility, enables us to give individualized attention to every camper. We take the time to work with you on stroke technique and on improving all aspects of your races. Seeing yourself swim is a valuable training tool. The Aggie Swim Camp does extensive videotaping and analysis using both above and underwater cameras. At the end of camp your personal tape goes home with you. Texas A&M University is truly a unique place. The campus is beautiful with clean, well-kept grounds and the university is rich in pride and tradition. Former U.S. President George Bush was so impressed with the beauty and spirit of Texas A&M that he chose it as the site of his presidential library which opened in November 1997. Aggie Swim Campers will have the opportunity to get to know the campus through fun activities and games. The safety of our campers is always a number one priority. We provide a closed-campus environment with 24-hour supervision. Our counselors are experienced and mature individuals who live and eat with the campers in university dorms. The Aggie Swim Camp is a great place to make friends and have fun while learning new things about swimming. The Aggie Swim Camp is a great place to work on your strokes! Each day you will be videotaped and then given immediate feedback and detailed analysis of your strokes. All four competitive strokes are featured in our stroke forums and workouts where you learn techniques to maximize your efforts in the water. Starts and turns get lots of attention, too, with daily instruction and practice. Our elite training level is available for those who qualify. The Aggie Swim Camp takes its direction from Texas A&M University head coaches Jay Holmes and Steve Bultman. A highlyqualified head coach instructs at every water workout at the Aggie Swim Camp — a real plus for our camp. We invite you to join us this summer!

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For additional information and to request an application contact: Texas A&M Swimming Office phone: 979-458-3302.....fax: 979-862-2676

Send a letter of inquiry to the following address:

Aggie Swim Camp P.O. Box 30017 College Station, Texas 77842-3017

or e-mail us at: swimcamp@athletics.tamu.edu

— check our website — http://www.AggieAthletics.com

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THE BIG 12 CONFERENCE he Big 12 Conference has established a consistent level of national success on the field and in the classroom as it enters its 13th season in 2008-09. Since it began play in 1996-97, the Conference can boast 31 team crowns and over 385 individual NCAA Championships. The success continued during 2007-08 as Kansas captured the Big 12’s first national title in men’s basketball, while the league added 31 individual crowns.

mation Directors of America with a 4.0 gradepoint average in Biochemistry. She also won the national academic honor presented for all sports in 2006-07 and was named recipient of the prestigious 2006-07 Honda-Broderick Award as Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. She is the first athlete since the Big 12 was formed to earn the accolade. In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Augustin was an Academic All-America First Team choice. In

The Big 12 sponsors 21 sports. Men’s squads include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, swimming & diving, tennis and wrestling. Women’s teams are fielded in basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball.

Over the past four seasons a total of 12 NCAA trophies have been hoisted by Big 12 institutions, with at least one national crown won in all but one year for the Conference, including each of the past 11 seasons. The Big 12 leads all conferences with five appearances in Bowl Championship Series title games. League squads have played for the football national championship five times in the last nine years with berths in 14 BCS games overall, including two in 2007. The Big 12 led all conferences with four teams ranked in the Top 10 in the final national polls a season ago. In addition, an all-time high eight league players earned consensus AllAmerica recognition in 2007, more than any other conference. In basketball, nine men’s and women’s teams have advanced to their respective Final Fours in the past seven seasons as the Big 12 continues its place among the elite intercollegiate athletic conferences. The six men’s Final Four participants since 2002 is more than any conference. Numerous national honors have been won by basketball student-athletes during the league’s history, with Michael Beasley (Kansas State), D.J. Augustin (Texas) and Courtney Paris (Oklahoma) the most recent to garner accolades as consensus All-America in 2007-08.

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At the end of each academic year, the Conference honors its top male and female studentathletes with the Big 12 Athlete of the Year and Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year awards. Institutions can also nominate student-athletes for the prestigious Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarships at the end of each academic year. A total of 201 scholars have received over $1.2 million in postgraduate financial aid through the first 12 years of the program.

The conference is made up of 12 institutions that have shared many traditional rivalries throughout their histories. Member schools include Baylor University, University of Colorado, Iowa State University, University of Kansas, Kansas State University, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, University of Texas, Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University. The institutions created a league that encompasses seven states, over 45 million people and television households in 18 of the top 100 markets within its geographic footprint.

its history, the conference can boast of over 300 academic honorees, averaging more than 25 each season.

The Big 12 and its member institutions are committed to a competitive environment where sportsmanship and fair play take center stage. Whether on the field, in the classroom, or within the community the student-athletes, administrators, coaches and game officials of the Big 12 support the highest ideals in sportsmanship.

The Big 12 can boast of other stories that combine on and off the field success. Patience Knight (Texas Tech) was the recipient of the Honda Inspiration Award in 2008, given to an outstanding female college athlete who overcomes adversity to excel in her sport. She was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in 2007, but rebounded to win All-America honors at the 2008 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Big 12 student-athletes also do well in garnering national academic recognition. Sarah Pavan (Nebraska) was named Academic All-America of the Year in volleyball the past two seasons by ESPN The Magazine and College Sports Infor-

Competitive excellence, scholarship and sportsmanship are all equal components of the Big 12 philosophy. All-Big 12 teams and Academic AllBig 12 squads are recognized for each sport at the end of their respective seasons.

The conference conducts championships for 20 of its 21 sports. Each championship helps to determine teams and/or individuals that will represent the Conference in national postseason competition. The winner of the Big 12 football championship game earns the league’s berth into the prestigious Bowl Championship Series. In the last several years the Big 12 has increased its bowl agreements and expanded television opportunities for all sports through contracts with ABC/ESPN, FSN and CBS College Sports. Most recently, the league renewed and expanded its multi-year arrangement with ABC/ESPN, Inc. The new contract begins in 2008-09. In its first 12 years, the Conference has distributed more than $1 billion to its 12 member institutions. The Big 12 staff administers to over 4,600 student-athletes in 21 sports. The conference is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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2008-09 OPPONENTS Iowa State Location: Ames, Iowa Founded: 1858 Facility (Capacity): Beyer Pool (800) Enrollment: 23,709 Colors: Cardinal & Gold Nickname: Cyclones President: Dr. Gregory L. Geoffroy (Louisville, ’86) Athletic Director: Jamie Pollard (Wisconsin-Oshkosh, ’87) SID Contact: Patrick Tarbox SID Phone: (515) 867-0533 SID E-Mail: pmtarbox@iastate.edu 2007-08 Dual Meet Record: 5-4 2007-08 Big 12 Record: 0-4 2008 Big 12 Finish: 5th Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 21/2 Newcomers: 12 Head Swimming Coach: Duane Sorenson (Bemidji State, ’77) Coach’s Record at ISU: 55-50 (11 years) Coach’s Overall Record: Same Diving Coach: Jeff Warrick (Indiana, ’94) Assistant Coach: Kelly Nordell (Arizona, ’86) Swim Office Phone: (515) 294-3185 Website: cyclones.com

Nebraska Location: Lincoln, Nebraska Founded: 1869 Facility (Capacity): Devaney Center Pool (1,000) Colors: Scarlet & Cream Nickname: Cornhuskers, Huskers Athletic Director: Tom Osborne SID Contact: Tyler DeBoer SID Contact: tdeboer@huskers.com SID Phone: (402) 472-0694 SID Cell: (402) 432-7599 SID Fax: (402) 472-2005 2007-08 Dual Record: 7-2 2008 Big 12 Record: 1-2 2008 Big 12 Finish: 6th Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 20/4 Head Swimming Coach: Pablo Morales (Stanford, ’87) Coach’s Record at NU: 39-34 (7 years) Coach’s Overall Record: 55-40 (11 years) Asst. Coach: Doug Humphrey (Nebraska ’97) Diving Coach: Natasha Chikina (USC, ’99) Website: huskers.com

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Kansas Location: Lawrence, Kansas Founded: 1866 Facility (Capacity): Robinson Natatorium (1,000) Year Opened: 1966 Enrollment: 29,613 Colors: Crimson & Blue Nickname: Jayhawks Director of Athletics: Lew Perkins SID Contact: John Krenger SID E-Mail: jkrenger@ku.edu SID Phone: (785) 864-3714 SID Fax: (785) 864-7944 2007-08 Dual Meet Record: 7-2 (2-1) 2008 Big 12 Finish: 4th Returning NCAA Qualifiers: 1

Athletes Returning/Lost: 23/9 Newcomers: 7 Head Swimming Coach: Clark Campbell (Kansas, ’93) Coach’s Record at KU: 44-19 (6 years) Coach’s Overall Record: 114-64 (11 years) Assistant Swimming Coach: Jen Fox (Kansas, ’01) Diving Coach: Eric Elliott (West Chester ’92) Swim Office Phone: (785) 864-4177 Website: kuathletics.com

Missouri Location: Columbia, Missouri Founded: 1839 Facility (Capacity): Mizzou Aquatic Center Enrollment: 28,477 Colors: Old Gold & Black Nickname: Tigers Chancellor: Dr. Brady J. Deaton President: Gary D. Forsee Director of Athletics: Michael F. Alden (Evansville, ’80) SID Contact: Steven Keers SID E-Mail: sjk4g5@mizzou.edu SID Phone: (573) 882-7826 2007-08 Dual Record: 13-1 2008 Big 12 Finish: 3rd Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 22/10

Newcomers: 8 Top Returees: Jill Granger, Colleen Gordon,

Lori Halvorson, Kendra Melynchuk (diving)

Head Swimming Coach: Brian Hoffer (Arizona State, ’86) Coach’s Record at MU: 124-51-1 (15 years) Coach’s Overall Record: 207-120-1 (15 years)

(Overall includes men’s records)

Assistant Swimming Coaches: Chris Peters,

Pat Rowan, Kelli Stein

Head Diving Coach: Jamie Sweeney (Missouri, ’04) Website: mutigers.com

Texas Location: Austin, Texas Founded: 1883 Facility (Capacity): Lee & Joe Jamail

Texas Swimming Center (2,600)

Enrollment: 50,006 Colors: Burnt Orange & White Nickname: Longhorns Mascot: Bevo XIV President: Dr. William C. Powers, Jr. Women’s Athletic Director: Christine Plonsky SID Contact: Travis Feldhaus SID E-Mail: travis.feldhaus@athletics.utexas.edu SID Phone: (512) 232-9460 SID Fax: (512) 471-6040 2007-08 Dual Record: 1-6 2008 Big 12 Finish: 2nd 2008 NCAA Finish: 14th Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 19/4 Newcomers: 10 Top Returnees: Kathryn Kelly, Jessica Livingston,

Alexi Spann, Hee-Jin Chang

Head Swimming Coach: Kim Brackin (Albany, ’91) Coach’s Record at UT: 3-12 (3rd year) Asst. Swimming Coach: Jim Henry (Texas, ’90) Head Diving Coach: Matt Scoggin (Texas, ’87) Website: TexasSports.com

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North Texas

Rice

Location: Houston, Texas Founded: 1891 Facility: Rice Pool (250) Enrollment: 5,145 President: David W. Leebron Athletic Director: Chris Del Conte Colors: Blue & Gray Nickname: Owls Conference: Conference USA SID Contact: John Sullivan SID Phone: (713) 348-5636 SID Fax: (713) 348-6019 SID E-Mail: jsully@rice.edu 2007-08 Dual Meet Record: 10-4 2008 C-USA Finish: 2nd 2008 NCAA Finish: T 38th Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 16/4 Newcomers: 6 Head Swimming Coach: Seth Huston (Tampa ’88) Coach’s Record at Rice: 41-29, 6 years Assistant Coach: Jada Hallmark Website: riceowls.com

SMU

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana Facility (Capacity): LSU Natatorium (2,200) Enrollment: 29,317 Colors: Purple & Gold Nickname: Tigers or Fighting Tigers President: Dr. John Lombardi

Athletic Director: Joe Alleva (Lehigh, ’75) Conference: Southeastern (SEC) SID Contact: Jesse Delerno SID Phone: (225) 578-8226 SID Fax: (225) 578-1861 SID E-Mail: jdeler5@lsu.edu 2007-08 Dual Record: 8-3 2008 NCAA Finish: 42nd (5 pts.) Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 19/3 Newcomers: 5 Head Swimming Coach: Adam Schmitt (LSU, ’89) Coach’s Record at LSU: 28-30 Assistant Swimming Coaches: Kevin Clements (Auburn,

’02), David Geyer (Shippensburg ’99), Matt Leach (Indiana ’04), Jessica Botzum (Virginia Tech, ’08) Head Diving Coach: Doug Shaffer (UCLA, ’86) Website: LSUsports.net

Liz Klink (Connecticut, ’01), Aaron Mahaney (Michigan State, ’03), Jake Shellenberger (Shippensburg, ’05) Diving Coach: Craig Brown (Penn State ’81) Website: gopsusports.com

Houston

Location: Dallas, Texas Founded: 1911 Indoor Facility (Capacity): Perkins Natatorium (2,500) Outdoor Facility: A.R. Barr Aquatic Center Enrollment: 10,941 Colors: Red & Blue Nickname: Mustangs Mascot: Peruna VII (a shetland pony) Athletic Director: Steve Orsini Conference: Conference USA SID Contact: Erin McMillan SID Phone: (214) 768-3735 SID Fax: (214) 768-2044 SID E-Mail: emcmillan@mail.smu.edu 2007-08 Dual Record: 5-1 2008 Conference USA Finish: 1st 2008 NCAA Finish: 11th Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 15/5 Head Swimming Coach: Steve Collins (Florida St. ’77) Diving Coach: Jim Stillson (Ohio St. ’74) Asst. Swimming Coach: Dominique Diezi (N’western, ’01) Website: smumustangs.com

LSU

Penn State

Location: Universitry Park, Pa. Facility: McCoy Natatorium Enrollment: 40,709 President: Dr. Graham Spanier Athletic Director: Tim Curley Colors: Blue & White Nickname: Nittany Lions Conference: Big Ten SID Contact: Jay Monahan SID Phone: (814) 865-1757 SID E-Mail: jfm24@psu.edu 2007-08 Dual Meet Record: 11-0 2008 Big Ten Finish: 4th 2008 NCAA Finish: 29th Head Swimming Coach: John Hargis (Auburn ’99) Coach’s Record at Penn State: First year Assistant Coaches: David Griffore (New Mexico, ’96),

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Location: Denton, Texas Founded: 1890 Facility (Capacity): Pohl Recreation Center (300) Enrollment: 34,153 Colors: Green & White Nickname: Mean Green President: Dr. Gretchen Bataille Athletic Director: Rick Villareal Conference: Sun Belt SID Contact: Rich Wyman SID Phone: (940) 565-3671 SID E-Mail: Rich.Wyman@unt.edu 2007-08 Dual Meet Record: 4-8 2008 Sun Belt Finish: 4th 2008 NCAA Finish: N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 15-7 Newcomers: 15 Head Swimming Coach: Joe Dykstra (Washington ’98) Coach’s Record at UNT: 11-13, two years Assistant Swimming Coach: Maya Nikolova Diving Coach: Jim Pyrch (Southern Conn. St., ’76) Website: meangreensports.com

Location: Houston, Texas Facility (Capacity): Campus Recreation Center

& Wellness Natatorium (900)

Enrollment: 34,663 Colors: Scarlet & White with Navy Trim Nickname: Cougars President: Dr. Renu Khator Athletic Director: Dave Maggard Conference: Conference USA SID Contact: Jamie Zarda SID Phone: (713) 743-9406 SID E-Mail: jczarda@uh.edu 2007-08 Dual Meet Record: 9-8 2008 Conference USA Finish: 4th 2008 NCAA Finish: 28th Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/1 Newcomers: 13 Head Swimming Coach: Mark Taylor (Arizona St., ’01) Coach’s Record at Houston: 54-51 Assistant Swimming Coach: Jaime Lewis (Florida, ’05) Head Diving Coach: Jane Figueiredo (Houston, ’87) Website: uhcougars.com

Auburn

Location: Auburn, Ala. Founded: Oct. 1, 1856 Facility (Capacity): James E. Martin Aquatic Center (1,000) Enrollment: 24,137 Colors: Burnt Orange & Navy Blue Nickname: Tigers President: Dr. Jay Gogue (Auburn ’69) Athletic Director: Jay Jacobs (Auburn ’85) Conference: Southeastern (SEC) SID Contact: Matt Crouch SID Phone: (334) 844-9709 SID Fax: (334) 844-9807 SID E-Mail: mcrouch@auburn.edu 2007-08 Dual Record: 6-1 2008 SEC Finish: 1st 2008 NCAA Finish: 2nd Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 19/4 Newcomers: 11 Head Swimming Coach: Richard Quick (SMU ’65) Coach’s Record at Auburn: 2nd year, Co-Head Women’s Coach: Dorsey Tierney-Walker (Texas ’92) Diving Coach: Jeff Shaffer (Wisconsin ’80) Website: auburntigers.cstv.com

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Location: Tallahassee, Fla. Founded: 1851 Facility (Capacity): Morcom Aquatic Center Enrollment: 41,065 Colors: Garnet & Gold Nickname: Seminoles President: T.K. Wetherell Athletic Director: Randy Spetman Conference: Atlantic Coast (ACC) SID Contact: Layne Herdt SID Phone: (850) 644-1403 SID Fax: (850) 644-3820 SID E-Mail: layne.herdt@gmail.com 2008 ACC Finish: 3rd 2008 NCAA Finish: T 39th Final CSCAA Ranking: #22 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 18/10 Newcomers: 4 Head Swimming Coach: Neil Harper (LSU, ’90) Coach’s Record at Auburn: 110-25, nine years Diving Coach: Patrick Jeffrey (Ohio State, ’88) Website: seminoles.cstv.com

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HEAD COACH STEVE BULTMAN Bultman Quick Facts Born: July 10, 1948 in New Orleans, La. High School: Jesuit High School College: Louisiana State University, 1970, B.S. in Psychology Tulane University, 1975, Certification in Physical Education

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University of West Florida, 1979, M.S. in Physical Education

Coaching Career • Head Women’s Coach, Texas A&M University, 1999-present ead coach Steve Bultman is, by percentage, the winningest coach currently at Texas A&M University, a school not only known for its athletic prowess but its multitude of traditions and rabid fan base. In Feb. 2007, Bultman coached the Aggies to their greatest swimming & diving achievement in school history: a Big 12 championship won in storybook fashion by a single point after the final race. Last season, the Aggies won again, but with no drama attached -- beating eight-time champion Texas by more than 200 points. The 2007 season was a veritable checklist of program firsts: first undefeated dual meet record, first Big 12 championship, first top 10 NCAA finish, winning 15 of 18 races at the conference meet. The 2008 season was even better -- winning 17 of 18 Big 12 races then following that up with a school record fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships that saw the Aggies a mere handful of points from second place. Rome wasn’t built in a day however. Texas A&M achieved its lofty goals in 2007 and 2008 after stepby-step improvement each year. After finishing out of the points at NCAA’s in 2003, the Aggies jumped all the way to 16th in 2004 when the national meet was held in College Station. A year later, A&M was up two more places to 14th. The arrival of the Class of 2009 on campus put the Aggies on the cusp of the top 10 with an 11th-place finish in 2006. Their continued improvement along with a few key additions vaulted the Aggies into an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in 2007 then all the way up to fourth in 2008. A&M has not just been successful at the collegiate level the past few years. The Aggies put four current team members into the Olympics, including Texas A&M’s first-ever USA team member (Christine Marshall). Marshall earned a bronze medal for her part on

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• Assistant Men’s and Women’s Coach, University of Georgia, 1995-99 • Head Swim Coach, Dynamo Swim Club, Atlanta, Ga., 1991-95 • Assistant Men’s and Women’s Coach, LSU, 1990-91, 1969-70 • Head Swim Coach, Mission Bay Makos, Boca Raton, Fl., 1989-90 • Head Swim Coach, Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club, Pensacola, Fl., 1980-89, 1975-79 • Assistant Senior Coach, Nashville Aquatic Club, Nashville, Tenn., 1979-80 • Head Swim Coach, Lynn Park Piranha Swim Club, New Orleans, La., 1970-75

the 800-freestyle relay. Triin Aljand, Alia Atkinson, and Julia Wilkinson all set national records at the Olympics with Wilkinson qualifying for three finals and having a part in five Canadian national records. Kristen Heiss earned a gold and two silvers at the U.S. Open in August of 2008, qualifying her for the 2009 World University Games as did current junior Emily Neal. In August of 2007, Heiss and Emily Neal made their first U.S. national team, qualifying for the 2007 Japan International Grand Prix. Wilkinson has emerged as arguably the top female swimmer in Canada, thanks to her exploits throughout the 2008 international season. Both Triin Aljand (Estonia) and Alia Atkinson (Jamaica) entered A&M as national record holders but have done nothing but improve since coming to A&M. Aljand has competed at every world championship meet since coming to A&M while Atkinson made three finals at the Pan Am Games in 2007.

Coaching Highlights • Coached four athletes at the 2008 Olympic Games including USA bronze medalist Christine Marshall • Placed three athletes on the 1988 USA Olympic Team (one individual was a silver medalist), while also serving as an assistant coach of the Olympic Team • Placed three athletes on the 1991 USS World Championship Team • Helped coach three athletes who placed first and second at 1998 summer nationals (qualifying for 1999 Pan Pacific Team) • Helped coach an athlete who won the 100-meter breaststroke at the 1998 World Championships and broke the American record in the 100-yard breaststroke three times in 1997-98 • Coached six different USA Senior National Champions • Had at least one individual national champion each year from 1985-90 • Coached Julia Wilkinson to nine Canadian national titles and six national records as well as the world championship 200 IM final in 2007 and the 2008 Olympic 200 IM final • Coached Texas A&M to its only two Big 12 Championships in women’s swimming & diving and top 10 finishes at the NCAA Championships

The A&M program has been built steadily with hard work, solid training, and faith in the principles taught by Bultman which enable swimmers to reach times and goals that they have never even considered. “I feel like we can help anyone improve as a swimmer,” Bultman says. “Our coaching staff devotes a lot of time to each individual on a daily basis. We spend a great deal of time on stroke technique through drills, videotaping and constant feedback which we feel is a key component of our program.” The coaching veteran came to Aggieland after serving four years as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s programs at the University of Georgia. In 1999, he helped guide the Bulldogs to the national title at the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships held in Athens, Ga. During his tenure at Georgia, the Bulldogs never finished worse than fifth at the national championship meet. In addi-

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Games Team and one swimmer on the 1985 USS Pan Pacific Team. In addition to being on the prestigious teams, all of Bultman’s pupils medaled in their respective international competitions. Upon leaving Pensacola, Bultman moved to Boca Raton, Fla., where he directed the Mission Bay Makos and continued his development of high caliber athletes. In 1989, he had one USS National Champion and qualified two swimmers for the USS Pan Pacific Team. In his final season before leaving to return to his alma mater, Bultman had two USS National Champions and qualified three swimmers for both the LEN Cup Team and the 1991 World Championship Team. Bultman was also named an assistant coach for the USS LEN Cup Team. All totaled, Bultman has served as the U.S. head coach at the 2001 World University Games, an assistant coach of the 1998 and 2000 USS Women’s National Junior Team, 1991 Three Nations Distance Camp, 1990 LEN Cup Team, 1988 Olympic Team, 1987 Pre-Olympic Training Camp and 1985 Pan Pacific Team. In addition, he served as the head men’s coach at the 1993 USS National Team Training Camp. An accomplished speaker, Bultman has spoken at countless events, including the 1986 Coaches College, 1988 Olympic Solidarity Elite Coaches Association Seminar, 1989 American Swim Coaches Association World Clinic, 1992 Pacific Swim Coaches Association Clinic, 1994 VII International Symposium on Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming, 1992 and 1999 Georgia Swim Coaches Clinic, 1999 and 2005 CSCAA Coaches Convention, 2001 TISCA High School Coaches Clinic, 2004 Pacific Northwest Swim Coaches Clinic, and twice at the Louisiana Coaches Clinics. The New Orleans, La., native earned his bachelor of science degree in psychology from Louisiana State University in 1970. He went on to receive his certification in physical education from Tulane University in 1975 and then earned his master’s degree in physical education from the University of West Florida in 1979.

Bultman’s Coaching Honors • USA Head Coach - 2009 World University Games • Estonia Asst. Coach - 2008 Olympics • 2002, 2007, & 2008 Big 12 Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year • 2002, 2005, 2007 & 2008 Big 12 Championships - Women’s Swimming Coach of the Meet • 2004 & 2006 Co-Big 12 Women’s Swimming Coach of the Meet • USA Head Women’s Coach, World University Games, Beijing, China, 2001 • Assistant Women’s Coach, USS National Junior Team, Barcelona, Spain, 2000

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tion he helped guide the Bulldogs to three American records over his last two seasons in Athens. In 1997, Bultman helped lead UGA to its firstever Southeastern Conference women’s swimming championship, a feat the Bulldogs repeated in his final two seasons there. Bultman also coached the Athens Bulldog Swim Club team, which had two individual national champions under his direction and placed eight swimmers on national teams at the 1997 summer national meet. In 1998, he helped coach one national champion and placed 12 swimmers on national teams. He was the 1999 Georgia Senior Coach of the Year. Bultman was also selected as an assistant women’s coach at the USS National Junior Team competition in England. Prior to his time at UGA, Bultman was head coach for the Dynamo Swim Club from 1991-95. In 1995, he was named the Georgia Senior Coach of the Year, and in 1993 he placed a swimmer on the USS National Junior Team. Bultman spent the 1990-91 season as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Louisiana State University, where he helped restart the men’s varsity program as a swimmer in the 1966-67 season. After his collegiate career, Bultman also helped coach the Tigers during the 1969-70 season. Between his two coaching stints at LSU, Bultman spent 21 years as one of the nation’s top club coaches. He started as the head swim coach for the Lynn Park Piranha Swim Club in New Orleans in 1970, where he also coached the Jesuit and St. Martin’s High School teams. St. Martin’s won two girls state championships, while Jesuit’s boys team was state runner-up four consecutive years. From 1975-79, Bultman guided the Pensacola Junior College Aquatic Club, where he developed several senior and junior national qualifiers and high school all-Americans. He was also coach of the Pensacola Junior College team. Bultman then left Florida for Tennessee, where he worked with former Australian and Canadian Olympic Coach Don Talbot at the Nashville Aquatic Club. During his one-year stay in Nashville, Bultman had the opportunity to work with such world-class swimmers as Tracy Caulkins. In 1980, Bultman returned to Pensacola, Fla., and rejoined the re-named Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club. He spent the better part of the 1980’s in the national and international limelight, highlighted by serving as an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic Team. Three of Bultman’s prodigies swam in Seoul, with one garnering a silver medal. The four-time Southeastern Swimming Coach of the Year from 1985-88 had at least one individual USS National Champion per year over that span. Nationally known for his development of swimmers to the national and international level, Bultman placed two swimmers on the 1987 USS Pan Pacific Team, two swimmers on the 1986 USS Goodwill

• Head Women’s Coach, USA National Junior Team Training Camp, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1999 • Assistant Women’s Coach, USS National Junior Team, Sheffield, England, 1998 • Head Men’s Coach, USS National Team Training Camp, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1993 • USA Assistant Coach, Three Nation’s Distance Camp, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1991 • Head Women’s Coach, USS National Junior Team Training Camp, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1990 • USA Assistant Coach, LEN Cup, Rome, Italy, 1990 • USA Assistant Olympic Coach, Seoul, Korea, 1988 • USA Assistant Coach, Pre-Olympic Training Camp, Honolulu, Hawaii,1987 • USA Assistant Coach, Pan Pacific Meet, Tokyo, 1985

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2nd place 2nd place 2nd place 2nd place 2nd place 2nd place 2nd place 1st place 1st place

Big 12 Point Total

735.5 pts 608.5 pts 675 pts 694 pts 762.5 pts 783 pts 761 pts 931 pts 967 pts

NCAA Finish

25th place 26th place 26th place DNP 16th place 14th place 11th place 8th place 4th place

NCAA Point Total

24 pts 26 pts 21 pts DNS 100.5 pts 84 pts 118 pts 198 pts 315 pts

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DIVING COACH KEVIN WRIGHT The Wright File Born: September 29, 1959 in Bangor, Maine Wife: Catherine Shea Wright

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Education: The Ohio State University, 1978-80 B.S. in physical education (with honors), U. of Maine, 1983

Coaching Highlights •

78 top three finishes in conference championships

46 All-American Honors

28 conference championship titles

1996 Southwest Conference Men’s Diving Coach of the Year

1997 Big 12 Men’s Diving Coach of the Year

1998 Big 12 Men’s Diving Coach of the Year

1999 Big 12 Men’s Diving Coach of the Year

2000 Big 12 Women’s Diving Coach of the Year

2001 Big 12 Women’s Diving Coach of the Year

2002 Big 12 Women’s Diving Coach of the Year

2004 Big 12 Women’s Diving Coach of the Year

2005 Big 12 Men’s Diving Coach of the Year

2005 Big 12 Women’s Diving Coach of the Year

2006 Big 12 Men’s Diving Coach of the Year

2007 Big 12 Men’s Diving Coach of the Year

USA National Team members in 1998

1999 U.S. World Cup Team member

1999 World Cup Coach

2001 Goodwill Games Finalist

2001 & 2007 World University Games Finalist

2005 World University Games Competitor

2006 World Cup Finalist

nstrumental in the development of the two winningest student-athletes in school history, Kevin Wright is in his 17th season guiding the Aggies’ diving program. During Wright’s 16 years in Aggieland, the Texas A&M diving program has gone from a sport on life support to one of the most nationally-successful programs on campus. Wright’s star pupils on the men’s side have been current Aggie Eric Sehn and Mark Naftanel, who competed at A&M from 1996-99. Naftanel’s school record eight individual conference crowns were eclipsed in 2007 by Sehn, who swept all three diving events at the Big 12 Championships from 2005-07 before redshirting last season. A 12-time Big 12/Southwest Conference Coach of the Year, Wright’s pupils have won 28 individual conference championships and earned 46 All-America citations under his tutelage. The key to jump-starting the diving program toward its current outstanding condition was the decision to hire Wright in 1992, giving him free range to concentrate solely on diving, along with the creation of the Student Rec Center Natatorium. Since the opening of the natatorium in 1995, Wright has guided his crew to 156 top eight and 78 top three-conference championship finishes along with 28 conference titles. Sehn’s continuing brilliance was the story in 2006-07. The junior earned Big 12 Diver of the Week honors five of the possible six times during the season and was 18-0 vs. collegians entering the NCAA Championships. In addition to his third “triple crown” at the conference meet, Sehn reached the champion-

ship final in all three diving events at the national meet and scored 45 points with three top five finishes. The 2005-06 season was another noteworthy campaign for the men’s divers with Sehn leading the way for Wright. Sehn repeated as the Big 12 Champion in all three dives and swept conference diver of the year honors. And, once again, Wright was named Big 12 Men’s Diving Coach of the Year. The 2004-05 season may have been Wright’s greatest as Texas A&M won every postseason diving honor that the Big 12 bestows on both the men’s and women’s side. He was named both the Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Diving Coach of the Meet and Year while his divers Rosie Whiting and Sehn swept the Diver of the Meet and Year awards, by winning five of six possible Big 12 titles.

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The 2008-09 Texas A&M Diving Team Wright is no stranger to personal accolades. The 49-year-old Bangor, Maine, native won seven consecutive conference coach of the year honors from 1996-2002, the most of any coach in any sport in A&M history. Wright won the final Men’s Diving Coach of the Year honor in the Southwest Conference in 1996. Wright began his adventure into Big 12 status by capturing each of the first three Men’s Diving Coach of the Year honors. Wright has guided seven different divers to conference Diver of the Year honors as well. Wright was inducted into the state of Maine’s Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame in May of 2003. Sehn duplicated both Mark Naftanel and Meghan Zack’s triple crown feat in 2005, 2006 and 2007 by sweeping all three events at the Big 12 meet and then went on to earn All-American honors on all three boards at the NCAA Championships. In 2003 on the men’s side, Wright guided freshman Christian Picard to a top eight finish on the platform at the NCAA Championships. Wright has had three different men make the top eight at the NCAA meet on the tower in the last four seasons.

Mark Naftanel won SWC Diver of the Year honors in 1996, then captured each of the first three diver of the year awards upon the creation of the Big 12. Naftanel was Texas A&M’s all-time conference titleholder in any sport with eight titles until Sehn set the new record at nine in 2007. The 1999 season saw Naftanel close out his career with seven All-American honors. He was the 1998 Bill Erwin Male Scholar Athlete of the Year at Texas A&M as well as being named an academic allamerican. Danielle Guarneri was named Big 12 Diver of the Year in 2000, finishing fourth on the platform at the NCAA Championships. Over her career she attained four All-American honors. In 1999 Guarneri represented the United States at the Fina World Cup in Wellington, New Zealand and finished ninth. Marie-Eve Marleau was the winner of the Big 12 Diver of the Year award for the 2001 season. She earned her first All-American award and was part of a history-making 1-2-3-4 finish by the Aggie women in the platform event at the 2001 Big 12 Championship.

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Marleau represented Canada at the 2001 World University Games in Beijing, China and finished seventh in the platform final and replicated the finish at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Wright had a second athlete earn Bill Erwin Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2002 in male diver Jesse Even. Even, a five-time All-American and school record holder on the one-meter, was the president of Aggie Athletes Involved. Even recieved postgraduate scholarships from both the NCAA and Big 12 to go toward his medical school studies at the University of Texas-Houston. In 2004, Wright had yet another diver win the Bill Erwin Scholar Athlete of the Year award. Adam Morgan ended his undergraduate career with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average and served as President of Aggie Athletes Involved as did his predecessor Even. Wright’s divers have represented the United States and Canada at various international and World events including the Canada Cup, USA Fina Grand Prix, China Grand Prix, World University Games, Goodwill Games and FINA World Cup.

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ASSISTANT COACH TRACY DUCHAC racy Duchac is in her third year as Texas A&M’s women’s swimming assistant coach. She plays a crucial role in on-deck coaching, recruiting, and helping to manage the team’s administrative needs. In only her first year as an assistant coach, she helped lead the Aggies to heights never seen before by the women’s program: an undefeated dual meet season, a top 10 NCAA finish and A&M’s first-ever Big 12 championship. Last season, the Aggies were even better -winning the Big 12 Championship by more than 200 points and bringing home an NCAA team trophy after a school-record fourth-place finish. “This past year was a monumental year for us as well as the sport of swimming,” Duchac said. “With the NCAA Championships at home here in Aggieland this year the sky is the limit.“ Duchac is a 2006 graduate of Purdue University, earning a bachelor’s degree in health promotion. She is a former College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) all-academic honoree as well as a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Duchac served as a volunteer assistant coach in her final year in West Lafayette, Ind., helping oversee the Boilermakers achieve nine new team records. Purdue, who hosted the NCAA Championships in 2005, finished among the top 25 for the second straight season in 2006. As a collegiate athlete, Duchac became the first Boilermaker in school history to break the 23-second barrier in the 50-yard freestyle. She made appearances at the NCAA Championships from 2003 to 2005, earning honorable mention All-American honors in the 200 and 400-yard freestyle relays. She helped push her squad to school records in both the 200 and 400yard freestyle relays as well. Duchac served for more than a year as a coach for the Boilermaker Aquatics club team, a group that has produced qualifiers for the U.S. Olympic Trials as well as both U.S. Junior and Senior Nationals. “Tracy does a really good job of relating to the girls,” Head Coach Steve Bultman says. A native of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Duchac was a high school state champion in the 100-yard free-

style as well as a high school All-American in 2000 and 2001. She was a three-sport athlete as a prep, competing in basketball and track and field in addition to swimming all four years.

“Tracy related to me on a level that no one else ever had before. She was a big part of making my senior year the success that it was. She pushed me to do things that I didn’t think I could.” Rebecca Sturdy ’07, 2007 Big 12 100 fly champion

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President, 1st Year She returned to Aggieland in January 2005 as Vice Chancellor and Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences, joint positions in which she served until being appointed President of Texas A&M. As Vice Chancellor and former Director of Texas AgriLife Research (formerly the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station), she led a transformation of agricultural programs and four state agencies within The Texas A&M University System to the benefit of students, peers and the agricultural community represented in 254 counties across Texas. While serving as Dean, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences experienced significant growth in enrollment and enhancement of its teaching, research and service endeavors. In conjunction with her deanship, Dr. Murano chaired a blue-ribbon task force to study ways for enhancing the undergraduate experience at the University, which has ultimately become known as “The Murano Report.” A noted expert on food safety, Dr. Murano was principal investigator or co-principal investigator in research projects totaling more than $8.7 million during her professorial career, initially at Iowa State University and continuing at Texas A&M. She has been widely published, as author or co-author of seven books, book chapters or monographs, and scores of scholarly papers, abstracts and related materials. Dr. Murano began her professorial career in 1990 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Preventative Medicine at Iowa State, the position she held prior to joining the Texas A&M faculty. She received a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Florida International University, and earned both a master’s degree in anaerobic microbiology and a doctorate in food science and technology from Virginia Tech. She is married to Dr. Peter S. Murano, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Science and Director of Texas A&M’s Institute for Obesity Research and Program Development.

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r. Elsa A. Murano is the 23rd President of Texas A&M University. Taking office on Jan. 3, 2008, at age 48, she is the first woman and first Hispanic-American to lead the oldest public institution of higher learning in Texas—now one of the largest teaching and research universities in the nation. Her association with the university dates back to 1995, when she joined the Texas A&M faculty as an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science and Associate Director of the Center for Food Safety within the Institute for Food Science and Engineering. Dr. Murano was named Director of the Center in 1997 and served in that position until 2001. Also, she rose to the rank of Professor and was named holder of the Sadie Hatfield Professorship in Agriculture. Dr. Murano interrupted her Texas A&M service in 2001 when President George W. Bush asked her to serve as Under Secretary for Food Safety for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, making her the highest-ranking food safety official in the U.S. government. In leading the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, she was responsible for an agency with a budget of approximately $1 billion and about 10,000 employees, with the mission of working to improve public health through the application of science in policy decisions.

Director of Athletics, 6th Year ill Byrne arrived at Texas A&M as the Director of Athletics in January of 2003, sporting outstanding credentials and a proven track record of producing champions. In fact, during a distinguished and dynamic career that has spanned more than three decades in collegiate athletics, Byrne has collected enough hardware (championship rings, plaques, honors, etc.) to open his own home-improvement store. With 16 national championships and 122 conference titles under his direction, his teams have enjoyed success across the board. Since his arrival in Aggieland, A&M has earned four national championships and 23 Big 12 Conference titles with promises of more to come. Under his leadership, the Aggies have brought home more league crowns than any other school in each of the last two athletic seasons. Byrne’s dedication to the mission of Building Champions led A&M to its highest ranking ever in Directors’ Cup Division I-A finishes in 2008. Byrne has overseen the design and implementation of a facility master plan with the goal to expand and improve athletic facilities to be the finest in the nation. The McFerrin Athletic Center and Cox-McFerrin Center for Aggie Basketball are two steps in the process in attaining that vision. Along with the finest facilities, outstanding staff is crucial to Building Champions. Byrne has put into place an executive staff that is consulted by national programs for their expertise. On the playing field, eight of his nine head-coaching hires have achieved postseason competition within their first two years. Byrne’s ninth hire, Mike Sherman, has not yet completed his first season. Byrne came to College Station from Nebraska where his hard work put the Huskers’ financial books in the black and tripled the annual athletic budget. Byrne’s Nebraska teams also compiled an extremely impressive string of seven straight Top 25 finishes in the Directors’ Cup Division I-A standings, making him one of the most admired and respected athletic directors in the country. But what Texas A&M fans, former students, student-athletes, employees and school officials quickly discovered about Byrne, upon his arrival in Aggieland, is that this former offensive lineman would rather toil in the trenches than rest on his laurels. His success as an administrator is best defined by his unwavering work ethic, not the amount of gold he has placed in trophy cases throughout the years. Byrne’s passion and professional trademark is his relentless pursuit of excellence, and in an extremely short amount of time at Texas A&M, he infused the athletic department with a new vision for the future.

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The phrase “Building Champions” has become the mission statement of Texas A&M’s athletic department under Byrne’s guidance, and it encompasses both his short-term and long-term objectives. He expects excellence from those who work with him, and he also demands it from himself. Throughout his career, Byrne has been recognized with the highest awards that an athletics administrator can receive. Among other things, he was recognized by the U.S. Sports Academy with the 2007 Carl Maddox Sports Management Award, he was the 2002 winner of the John L. Toner Award; the 1999 Central Region National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Director of the Year; president of NACDA in 1991-92; and the National Athletic Fundraisers Association Fundraiser of the Year in 1985. Bill Byrne is a 1967 graduate of Idaho State, where he also earned an MBA in 1971. He began his collegiate career as the director of alumni relations at his alma mater and then served as the executive director of the New Mexico Lobo Club (1976-79). He was the assistant athletic director at San Diego State (1980-82) and was an associate athletic director at Oregon for 18 months before being named the Director of Athletics in May of 1984. Byrne’s wife of forty years is Dr. Marilyn Kent Byrne, who has expertise in leadership development, team building, and executive coaching. The Byrnes have two sons—Bill Jr. and Greg. Bill is a vice president of Visa USA in San Francisco. Greg is director of athletics at Mississippi State University. He and his wife Regina live in Starkville with their two sons, Nicholas and Davis.

B OA R D O F R E G E N T S

AT H L E T I C C O U N C I L

Bill Jones, Chairman ................................ Austin

Tom Adair .......................................... Physics

John D. White, Vice-Chairman ............... Houston

Faculty Representative to the NCAA and Big 12 Conference

Ida Clement Steen ........................ San Antonio Morris E. Foster ................................... Houston

Thomas E. Wehrly .......................... Statistics

Lupe Fraga ........................................... Houston

Richard L. Carlson.........Geology & Geosciences

J.L. Huffines ............................................ Dallas

Anne McGowan............................ Accounting

Erle Nye ................................................... Dallas

Elena Castell-Perez ................. Biological and

Gene Stallings..................................... Powderly

Agricultural Engineering

James P. Wilson ............................. Sugar Land

Robert Strawser ........................... Accounting

Anthony Cullins, Student Regent

Christine Townsend .............Recreation, Park

List as of June 18, 2008

and Tourism Sciences List as of June 19, 2008

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Dir. of Performance Nutrition Amy Bragg is in her fifth year as Texas A&M’s Director of Performance Nutrition after joining the athletic dept. in Jan. of 2004. She is responsible for providing a nutritional program for all of Texas A&M’s 20 athletic teams. Bragg lectures athletes on proper nutrition, provides travel snacks, vitamins, recovery foods and drinks, corresponds one-on-one with athletes and even accompanies athletes on shopping expeditions to help ensure that the athletes are getting their proper nutrition. Bragg has a bachelor’s degree in business adminstration from the University of Texas and a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Houston. Amy and her husband Bobby have one daughter, Becca (3).

Associate Athletic Director Associate Athletic Director Milton Overton is in his fifth year as the athletic administrator in charge of the swimming & diving programs. Overton also serves as the athletic administrator responsible for overseeing the men’s and women’s tennis, soccer and softball programs. Overton, who came to A&M in May 2002, served as the assistant athletic director for academics and associate director for the Center for Athletic Academic Services prior to his promotion to his current position in September 2003. A native of Fort Worth, Overton and his wife, Eunice, have two sons, Micaiah Alexander who was born in May of 2001, and Lebbeus Thomas, born October 11, 2004.

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Donna Jones

Athletic Academic Supervisor

Athletic Trainer

Chris Barttelbort is in his third year as the athletic academic supervisor for women’s swimming & diving. Prior to coming to A&M, Barttelbort was an athletic academic advising intern at Ohio University followed by a stint as a graduate assistant at the Central Michigan University Center for Student-Athletes. After receiving his B.A. in Communication Studies at Michigan in 1996, Barttelbort spent eight years working in consulting and managerial roles within the information technology industry. He then returned to school to work on a M.S. in Sport Administration at Central Michigan. Chris is also the academic supervisor for the Texas A&M men’s and women’s track & field teams and has been selected by the NCAA to facilitate the Division I Regional Leadership Conferences in 2007 & 2008.

Monty Gibson Strength & Conditioning Monty Gibson is in his 10th year as a member of the Texas A&M strength and conditioning staff and his second year working with the men’s and women’s diving teams. Gibson is also responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for the men’s and women’s tennis teams as the camp director of the Texas A&M Summer Strength and Conditioning Camp. Gibson is certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and also is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In addition, he is a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association. Gibson received a bachelor of science degree in biology and life-earth science from Angelo State and a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Texas A&M. Gibson and his wife, Leah, have three sons, Garrison (13), Chase (9) and Kyle (7).

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Donna Jones is in her third year as the primary athletic trainer for the A&M swimming & diving teams. She is responsible for the care and prevention of injuries and illnesses for the team. Donna has been a key member of the Texas A&M athletic training staff since July of 1990. Donna played softball for Texas A&M in 1977 and 1978 as well as serving as a student trainer from 1977-1981. She graduated from A&M with a bachelor’s degree in Health & Physical Education. She spent eight years as a trainer in the Houston Independent School District and one year at Rice before returning to Aggieland. While working full-time, she earned a master’s degree in education in 1993. She is the mother of two sons -- Matt, a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, daughterin-law Jessica, a senior at the University of Texas Pharmacy School, and Mark, a correctional officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Paul Sealey Strength & Conditioning Paul Sealey is in his eighth season as strength and conditioning coach for the Texas A&M swimming teams. Sealey is responsible for designing the strength and conditioning programs for both the men’s and women’s teams as well as testing their physical attributes. His programs are tailored to optimize the swimmers performances by individualizing the programs to the athletes’ specific events and needs. Sealey is a certified coach with the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA), and has been coaching swimmers in this capacity for nine years. The 31-year-old Melbourne, Australia, native is married to the former Suzanne Hall. Their first child, Ian William, was born July 4, 2007.

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SUPPORT STAFF Alex Dawson

Chris Harrell

Dir. of Swimming Operations

Media Relations

Student Managers

Alex Dawson is in his second year as director of swimming & diving operations at Texas A&M. Dawson, 25, works as closely with the A&M swimming program as any employee in the athletic department. He is in charge of coordinating officials, doing much of the program’s administrative duties while also assisting in the recruiting process in addition to many other far-ranging tasks asked of him by both the men’s and women’s staffs. Dawson spent the spring of 2007 serving as a national team intern for USA Swimming in Colorado Springs. While there, Dawson spent time researching lactate clearance for the Sport Science staff and analyzing race databases and editing video for the national team athletes and coaches as well as taking part in several national team camps. He has also served as a programs intern for Special Olympics in Indiana. Dawson graduated from Texas A&M in May of 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and a minor in business. He is engaged to be married to Casey Walling on Aug. 1, 2009.

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Chris Harrell is in his eighth year as Texas A&M’s women’s swimming & diving media relations contact. He is also the A&M contact for women’s equestrian and has been since their inception into the athletic department in 1999. Harrell served as the media and results coordinator for the 2004 NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships and has received 28 publication awards, including 11 “Best in the Nation” honors, over the past seven years. The Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving guide was named No. 1 in the country by the College Sports Information Directors of America in both 2004 and 2007 and No. 2 in 2005 and 2008. Since getting into the sports information field as a freshman at the University of Texas-El Paso in 1993, the 33-year-old has served as the primary contact for 12 different sports during the past 15 years at UTEP and Texas A&M.

Student Swimming Trainer

Caitlin Hengst

Jenna Johnson

Katie Eder

Student Assistant Coaches

Chelsea Helgason

Brittany Lentz-Raiford

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2008-09 Preview 2008-09 Roster Squad Analysis Triin Aljand Alia Atkinson Leslie Dlugopolski Melanie Dodds Ella Doerge Sarah Froehlich Melissa Hain Codie Hansen Haley Haynes Kristen Heiss Casey Hurrell-Zitelman ReneĂŠ Iserman Marissa Jasek Hannah Kinder Lindsey King Rebekah Love Christine Marshall Caroline Maxvill Emily Neal Sally Ranzau Tracey Renfrew Maria Sommer Emily Watson Julia Wilkinson Sarah Woods Lauren Clifford / Alyssa Conner

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MAKING THEIR MARK A Conversation with Head Coaches Steve Bultman and Kevin Wright Coach Bultman on Swimming

it will happen much faster. The better they do, the

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better the team does. That is something we are excited about. I think going into the year there

Last year was the greatest year in the history of this program. Can you talk a little about how it felt to take this team from outside the top 25 in 2002 to being a national championship contender in 2008? How does it feel to be able to cover so much ground so quickly and what has it taken to get there?

were a couple of people we thought had a chance of making their Olympic team, and an outside shot of a couple making the U.S. Team. The three that we thought could make their country’s team did and Christine (Marshall) was one of the girls we thought had a chance of making the U.S. team. We were and are very proud of all them for making their dreams come true.

You had the chance to coach at your second Olympics and have been named the Team USA women’s head coach for the 2009 World University Games. How excited are you to work with some of the country’s top swimmers again next year?

It felt great. It was a lot of fun to watch the girls step up and believe in themselves and swim fast when they needed to swim fast. Part of it is

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simply them believing in themselves a little bit. Me and my former assistant coach (Kristin Hill) and now Tracy (Duchac) have been talking to the girls about what we are capable of doing.

Some of them were voicing what they thought we could do, but deep down I’m not always sure

and motivating to be around fast swimming and

mindset began to change. Our girls have been

to have four of your own girls there was even

dition we have been able to get better recruits. We’ve been building good momentum for the The other thing that makes our job easy is that We want to see every swimmer get a number of lifetime bests each year. They come up with their own goals as a team, how they want to do at conference, score at NCAA’s, the number of people they want to qualify for NCAA’s, etc. Even though in some of those years we were knocking off things we had never done before, if they

better. We already have two girls on the World

back determined and ready to do better the next

University Games team so that makes me even

year. Last year was a prime result of that personal

more excited to be one of the coaches over there.

motivation by many of the girls.

In 2001, I had the opportunity to be the USA head

This past year the team experienced a lot of success outside the collegiate scene. Could you talk a little about that success and the types of things the girls accomplished this summer how this will benefit them this year? ▼

several years now.

placed one or two spots higher. The girls came

I want them all to strive to reach the highest goals

didn’t quite make the goal, they came back even

that they can. For some of them it’s at the confer-

more determined the following year. At NCAA’s

ence level, for some it’s nationally, and for others,

two years ago, there were a couple of swims

it’s internationally. It may take a year or two for

that could have been better and we could have

some of them to make that progression. For some

women’s coach at the World University Games in Beijing and that experience was great. It’s like a mini-Olympics.

Kristen Heiss and Julia Wilkinson are out for the season. Could you talk a little about their situations? ▼

believing in themselves more and more. In ad-

the girls really want to achieve these goals.

It was a great experience. I knew it was going to be a phenomenal meet. It’s always fun, exciting,

they believed it. About five years ago or so that

They both had labral tears. After they had three weeks off out of the water following the summer season, they were still feeling pain in their shoulders; we had our doctors look into it, and then they both got MRI’s which then picked up the problem. Had they planned to retire after NCAA’s this year, they would probably have opted to swim through

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it. Since both of them are planning to continue to swim after this year, the surgery made sense. The doctors, their parents, the two swimmers and the coaches all agreed this was what woould be best for them. When they have recovered, they will be better then new. They will come back and swim for us next year collegiately and also make some more national/international teams. Not having them with us this year is obviously a setback, but I think we will have some girls that step up and fill in for them. NCAA’s is at our pool and we always find a way to swim very fast at our pool. Then when we get Julia and Kristen back next year we will be even better.

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has a great feel for the water. Her sister Lindsey improved a lot last year in just her first year with us, and we feel that Jordan can do the same ▼

thing. Tarin Corwin comes in as a good, solid sprinter. With our success with sprinters, we feel she will follow in the same pattern and help us down the road.

Talk a little pabout hosting NCAA’s — how much of a home field advantage it is for you to be able to hold this meet in your home pool, and how excited the team is to host. We are very excited to host NCAA’s. With us hosting both the girls’ and guy’s meet this year, this will be the third and fourth NCAA’s we will have hosted. Part of that is a testament to our athletic department for them to be willing and able to do it. It’s also an honor in that the NCAA realizes we have a great facility and we do a great job of we always swim extremely well in our pool — it’s fast for everyone. We talk about defending the home pool and the girls do a great job of stepping

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up and doing so. Whether we win or lose people that come in here know they are in for a battle in our pool. We are happy to be here and in our own

pushing herself and knows her potential in the distance events; she can and will get better and will definitely help us.

Of this group that’s come in, there were no big superstars, but we brought these specific ones in because we know they will all get better.

Would you please talk a little bit about the incoming freshman class.

pool. We have our own locker room, which is a plus. It’s also exciting for the group of seniors we have to finish up their careers in their own pool,

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hosting and running the meet. As I said earlier,

with their fans/families here. They have meant a

Jordan King is very good flyer, and solid at middle

great deal to our program in helping us move up

distance free and IM. She is a good kicker and

the ladder at conference and NCAAs.

Especially after watching them practice for a month now, I’ve been real, real pleased. I think there are going to be some of them that step up sooner rather then later. They are going to be a lot better then people think they are compared to ▼

their times coming in. Lauren Clifford is someone that only started swimming year round seriously about a year ago. For her to make it to Olympic Trials then pick up another trails cut during a time trial at Trials is very impressive and encouraging. She is going to be someone to be reckoned with as her time ▼

with us progresses. Megan Latone had Olympic Trial cuts in the 100 back. She has come in and has been working hard. She is going to help us out immediately. I think her freestyle is going to surprise people ▼

as well. Rita Medrano has a great attitude, wants to get better, and just missed making the Mexican Olympic team. She has a goal to make it in 2012. We have been real pleased with her progress since she has been with us. She is primarily a 200 flyer, but has some talent in the IM and middle distance ▼

as well.

2008 U.S. Olympian Christine Marshall

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Emily did well last year. She comes from a gym-

members beats them to it. Our program is on track and this team has been a lot of fun to work with. The training atmosphere is really good and my job is exciting.

How much of an advantage is it for you to have the NCAA Championships at your own pool? Whenever you have a big meet in your home pool, if you can handle the excitement of it all, it

Janie Potvin comes from Montreal. We had

helps calm the nerves especially when you can

some difficulties concerning her eligibility which

look up in the stands and see people you know.

unfortunately for us will cost her a year. She will

It’s a great advantage and we’re looking forward

not compete for us this year. With English being

to hosting the meet and having success from both

her second language, sitting the year out will

the swimming and diving sides.

provide Janie time to make the cultural transition

nastics background which is generally beneficial

to academic life here in the United States. She

when training a diver. Emily continues to improve

is more talented than I knew and it will be fun to

and we have set some specific goals for her to

see what she can do in the years ahead.

work toward. Her consistency in competition will continue to improve with experience. She is

at Texas A&M unless one of our current team

student and will become a very well rounded

You have two more additions to the team forthcoming in the future. Could you talk about them and their situations a little bit?

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Emily Watson had a pretty solid season last year after not diving at all and being just a regular college student as a freshman. How do you view her progress?

These two will be our next All American divers

and she is certainly one of them. She is a strong student/athlete here at Texas A&M.

try new things. Haley is a valuable team player

very happy Haley is with us.

in Rome.

The state of Texas has a lot of talented athletes

with an attitude of diligence and willingness to

a very talented diver on all three events. I am

impressive at the Italian Grand Prix this past June

Antonio which traditionally produces good divers.

enjoys the sport. She has made a big impact

mates and is always willing to help them. She is

experience on the international stage and was

genuinely kind person. Lorena comes from San

Haley brings a lot of energy to practices and

who is involved in the well being of her team-

Lorena is a true pleasure to work with. She is a

that we can offer her in the NCAA. Jaele has

Haley Haynes sat out last year after transferring to A&M from Iowa State. What kind of impact will she have on the team?

You have a second new diver that will contribute this season. Can you talk a little bit about what Lorena Lujan brings to the team? ▼

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Jaele Patrick comes from Australia and will begin

a hard worker and has contributed to the team

competing for Texas A&M in January. She is a big

atmosphere in that regard.

talent who will benefit from more competitions

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2008-09 ROSTER Asterisks indicate Team Captains Event

Ht.

Cl - Exp

Hometown (High School/College)

Triin Aljand Alia Atkinson Lauren Clifford

Fly / Free / Back Breast / Free / IM / Fly Fly / IM

5-11 5-8 5-6

Sr - 3L Jr - 2L Fr - HS

Tallinn, Estonia (Tallinna Üldgümnaasium) Pembroke Pines, Fla. (Charles W. Flanagan) Pollock PInes, Calif. (El Dorado)

Alyssa Conner Tarin Corwin Leslie Dlugopolski

IM / Dist. Free / Back Free Sprint Free

5-10 5-7 5-9

Fr - HS Fr - HS Jr - 2L

Granite Bay, Calif. (Granite Bay) Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs) Mequon, Wis. (Homestead)

Melanie Dodds Ella Doerge Sarah Froehlich

IM / Fly / Breast 5-8 Fly / Back / Free 5-8 Distance Free / IM / Fly 5-4

So - 1L Jr - 2L So - 1L

Maple Ridge, B.C., Can. (Walnut Grove) Clive, Iowa (Valley) Hamden, Conn. (Hamden)

*Melissa Hain Codie Hansen Haley Haynes

Free / IM / Back Free Diving

5-10 5-10 5-1

Jr - 2L Sr - 3L Jr - TR

Kingwood, Texas (Kingwood) Arlington, Texas (Lamar) The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands)

*Kristen Heiss Casey Hurrell-Zitelman Reneé Iserman

Back / Free / IM Distance Free / IM Breast / IM

5-9 5-8 5-9

Sr - 3L So - 1L Jr - 2L

Casper, Wyo. (Kelly Walsh) San Antonio, Texas (Taft) Spring, Texas (Klein Collins)

Marissa Jasek Hannah Kinder Jordan King

Free / Fly Freestyle Fly / Free / IM

5-8 6-1 5-7

Sr - 3L So - 1L Fr - HS

San Antonio, Texas (Churchill) Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Central) Beaverton, Ore. (Westview)

Lindsey King Megan Latone Rebekah Love

Back / IM Back / Free Breast / IM

5-8 5-6 5-6

So - 1L Fr - HS Jr - 2L

Beaverton, Ore. (Westview) Austin, Texas (Westlake) Conroe, Texas (The Woodlands)

Lorena Lujan Christine Marshall Caroline Maxvill

Diving Free / Fly / IM Breast / IM

5-0 5-4 5-4

Fr - HS Sr - 3L So - 1L

San Antonio, Texas (Roosevelt) Newport News, Va. (Menchville) Dallas, Texas (J.J. Pearce)

Rita Medrano Emily Neal Janie Potvin

Fly / IM / Distance Free 5-3 Back / IM / Free 5-10 Diving 5-3

Fr - HS Jr - 2L Fr - HS

Aguascalientes, Mexico (Instituto Alpes) Plano, Texas (Plano West) Brossard, Que., Canada (DeMortagne)

Sally Ranzau Tracey Renfrew Maria Sommer

Back / Free / IM Back / Fly Sprint Free / Back

5-8 5-5 5-9

Sr - 3L Sr - 3L So - 1L

Alpharetta, Ga. (Northview) Cibolo, Texas (Schertz Clemens) Brenham, Texas (Brenham)

Emily Watson *Julia Wilkinson Sarah Woods

Diving IM / Back / Free Sprint Free / Back

5-6 5-11 5-10

So - 1L Sr - 3L Jr - 2L

Frisco, Texas (Centennial) Stratford, Ont., Can. (Vaughan Road Academy) Birmingham, Ala. (Oak Mountain Classical)

Head Swimming Coach: Steve Bultman (LSU, 1970) Head Diving Coach: Kevin Wright (Maine, 1983) Assistant Swimming Coach: Tracy Duchac (Purdue, 2006) Dir. of Swimming Operations: Alex Dawson (Texas A&M, 2006) Athletic Trainer: Donna Jones (Texas A&M, 1979) Strength Coaches: Paul Sealey (Australian Catholic, 1999) Monty Gibson (Angelo St., 1993)

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Name

SID: Chris Harrell (UTEP, 1997) Academic Advisor: Chris Barttelbort (Michigan, 1996) Student Assistant Coaches: Chelsea Helgason, Brittany LentzRaiford, Erin Mahoney, Beth McCullough, Megan Rains, Jenni Stratton, Alex Tipple Student Managers: Caitlin Hengst, Jenna Johnson Swimming Student Trainer: Katie Eder Team Videographers: Kerrie Thompson, Lindsay Armstrong

Pronunciation Guide Triin Aljand: TREEN all-yand Alia Atkinson: all-EE-ah Tarin Corwin: TARE-in

Leslie Dlugopolski: duh-lug-OH-pol-ski Ella Doerge: door-GEE Sarah Froehlich: FRO-lick Casey Hurrell-Zitelman: hur-rell ZIGH-til-man

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Marissa Jasek: JAH-sec Hannah Kinder: KIN-der Sally Ranzau: ran-ZOW

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SQUAD ANALYSIS Letterwinners Returning: 24 Triin Aljand Alia Atkinson Leslie Dlugopolski Melanie Dodds Ella Doerge Sarah Froehlich Melissa Hain Codie Hansen Kristen Heiss Casey Hurrell-Zitelman Reneé Iserman Marissa Jasek

Hannah Kinder Lindsey King Rebekah Love Christine Marshall Caroline Maxvill Emily Neal Sally Ranzau Tracey Renfrew Maria Sommer Emily Watson Julia Wilkinson Sarah Woods

THE AGGIES

Newcomers: 8 Lauren Clifford Alyssa Conner Tarin Corwin Jordan King

Megan Latone Lorena Lujan Rita Medrano Janie Potvin

Aggies By Classification Seniors: 8 Aljand Hansen Heiss Jasek

Juniors: 9 Marshall Ranzau Renfrew Wilkinson

Atkinson Dlugopolski Doerge Hain Haynes

Iserman Love Neal Woods

Sophomores: 8

Freshmen: 8

Dodds Froehlich Hurrell-Zitelman Kinder

Clifford Conner Corwin J. King

L. King Maxvill Sommer Watson

Latone Lujan Medrano Potvin

Aggies By Event Backstroke: Aljand Conner Doerge Hain Heiss

L. King Latone Neal Ranzau

Breaststroke: Renfrew Sommer Wilkinson Woods

Butterfly: Aljand Atkinson Clifford Dodds

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Atkinson Dodds Iserman

Love Maxvill

Diving: Doerge Froehlich Jasek J. King

Marshall Medrano Neal Renfrew

Haynes Lujan

Freestyle: Aljand Atkinson Conner Corwin Dlugopolski Doerge

Froehlich Hain Hansen Heiss Hurrell-Zitelman Jasek

Kinder J. King Latone Marshall Medrano

Neal Ranzau Sommer Wilkinson Woods

L. King Love Marshall Maxvill

Medrano Neal Ranzau Wilkinson

Individual Medley: Potvin Watson

Atkinson Clifford Conner Dodds Froehlich

Hain Heiss Hurrell-Zitelman Iserman J. King

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TRIIN ALJAND Up Close with Triin

Senior - 3L

Why did you choose Texas A&M? Coach Bultman

Free, Fly, Back

Favorite A&M tradition? Doing Yells

Tallinn, Estonia

Who has had the greatest impact on your swimming career? My family

(Tallinna Üldgümnaasium)

Favorite College Station restaurant? Cheddar’s

Career Best Times

Favorite TV show? House

50 Free ......................22.02

Who is the team’s best dancer? Alia Atkinson

100 Free ....................48.62

Who is the team’s best singer? Marissa Jasek

100 Fly .......................51.94

Favorite race at the 2008 Olympics? Men’s 100 fly and men’s 400 free relay

2007-08 – 2008 Olympian for Estonia ... 14-

time Big 12 champion (six individual) ... 17-time All-American ... 10-time NCAA finalist ... All-time Big 12 record holder in the 100 butterfly (51.94) and the 400 free (3:13.08) and 200 (1:37.72) and 400 (3:33.88) medley relays... Won her third straight Big 12 50 freestyle in a lifetimebest swim of 22.02, becoming only the second female in Big 12 history to win the 50 free three years in a row ... Won her second career Big 12 100 fly title in a Big 12 meet record time of 52.26 ... Scored 34 points in three individual events at the NCAA Championships ... Placed fifth in the 50-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championships for the second straight season, swimming the second fastest time of her career (22.06) ... Placed sixth in the NCAA final of the 100 fly in 52.13 after setting a career-best of 51.94 in prelims ... Was second in the consolation final of the 100 free at the NCAA Championships in 48.77 after setting a lifetime-best of 48.62 in prelims ... Named Big 12 Swimmer of the Week in October ... Was on the Aggies’ Big 12 champion 200 and 400 freestyle and 200 and 400 medley relay teams ... Swam on A&M’s third-place 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams at the NCAA Championships .. Was also on the sixth-place 200-yard freestyle relay and consolation final champion 400 medley relay at NCAA’s as well ... Set the Estonian national record in the 100 fly (59.43, 32nd place) and 50 free (25.29, 21st) at the 2008 Olympic Games ... Also placed 33rd in the 100 free (56.10) at the Olympic Games in Beijing ... Named First Team Academic All-Big 12 ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

2006-07 –

Big 12 champion in the 50 (22.58) and 100 (49.15) freestyles ... Swam on the Big 12 champion 200 and 400 freestyle relays ... One of four Aggies to win multiple individual titles at the Big 12 meet ... Finished

Favorite food? Watermelon How did you feel after the team won the Big 12 Championship? Proud and amazing Kickboard or no kickboard? No kickboard

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Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Tracey Renfrew — Diving

100 Back ....................54.64

Favorite Ice Cream? Strawberry Favorite Cereal? Honey Nut Cheerios Nickname? Triinu

fifth in the 50 free at the NCAA Championships in a lifetime-best of 22.17 ... Finished eighth in the consolation final of the 100 fly at the NCAA meet (54.44) ... Swam on the Aggies’ sixth-place 200 free and 200 medley relay team at NCAA’s ... Also swam on the 11th-place 400 free relay (3:17.06) .. Named to the CSCAA All-Academic team ... Competed at the Long Course World Championships in Australia in March as well as the Paris Open in August ... Set the Estonian nationals records in the 50 & 100 fly and 50 back at the Senior Circuit Long Course Championships in Austin in July ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

2005-06 – Earned five All-American hon-

ors ... Big 12 Newcomer of the Year ... Big 12 Swimmer of the Month for October ... NCAA finalist in the 50-yard freestyle (8th, 22.61) ... Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Meet at the Big 12 Championships ... Anchor leg on Texas A&M Big 12 champion and school record-holding 200 and 400-yard freestyle relays ... Won the Big 12 title in both the 50

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free (22.46) and the 100 fly (54.07) ... Set the A&M school record in the 50 free with a clocking of 22.40 during prelims at the NCAA Championships ... Finished sixth in the 100 free at the Big 12 Championships (49.99) ... Voted Team Co-MVP.

High School/Club – 2004 gradu-

ate of Tallinna Üldgümnaasium ... Did not swim for her high school... Was coached by father Riho ... Was a member of the Estonian junior national team and now swims for the Estonian national team ... Estonian junior Swimmer of the Year in 2001 and senior Swimmer of the Year in 2004 ... Swam in the 2004 Olympics and both the 2004 and 2005 World Championships.

Personal – Triin Aljand is the daughter

of Riho and Kaja Aljand ... Born July 8, 1985 ... Has one younger brother, Martti, who swims at Cal, and a twin sister, Berit, who swims for LSU ... Recreation, parks, and tourism major ... Enjoys movies, biking, skiing and music.

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ALIA ATKINSON Up Close with Alia Junior - 2L

Why did you choose Texas A&M? Best team ever! Awesome coaching staff

Breast, Free, IM, Fly

Favorite A&M tradition? There are too many to count

Pembroke Pines, FLA.

Favorite practice set? Countdown breaststroke sets

(Flanagan)

Favorite College Station restaurant? Jin’s Favorite ice cream flavor? Pistachio with almond chunks

Career Best Times

Team’s best singer? Leslie Dlugopolski

50 Free ......................22.94

Team’s best dancer? Reneé Iserman

100 Breast ..............1:00.17

THE AGGIES

200 Breast ..............2:09.48 100 Fly .......................54.13

Team’s best comedian? Emily Neal Nickname? Double A

2007-08 – 2008 Olympian for Jamaica,

setting a new national record of 2:29.53 in the 200-meter breaststroke (finished 26th) ... Owns seven Jamaican national records ... Owns the eight fastest 100 breast and eight of the top 10 fastest 200 breast times in A&M history ... Nine-time All-American ... Seven-time Big 12 champion (four individual) ... Has swam on the six fastest 200 medley relay and the four fastest 400 medley relay team in school history ... Became only the second female swimmer in Big 12 history to successfully defend the Big 12 titles in the 100 and 200-yard breaststrokes ... Won the 100 breast in 1:00.68 and the 200 breast in 2:11.77 ... Also swam on the Big 12 champion 200 and Big 12 meet record-setting 400 medley relay team ... Made her first NCAA Championship finals in both the 100 and 200 breast ... Set an all-time Big 12 record of 2:09.48 in taking third at the NCAA Championships in the 200 breast ... Placed seventh in the 100 breast in 1:01.19 ... Helped lead the Aggies to a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay at the NCAA meet as they set an all-time Big 12 record time of 1:37.72 ... Was on the consolation champion 400 medley relay which set an all-time Big 12 record of 3:33.88 ... Named Second Team Academic All-Big 12 ... CSCAA All-Academic First Team ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

2006-07 – Big 12 Newcomer of the Meet and Year ... Big 12 champion in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 400 medley relay ... Broke the A&M school record in the 100 breast on Nov. 3 against Texas, clocking a lifetime-best of 1:00.17 ... Unseated three-time Big 12 100 breast champion Elizabeth Tinnon of Texas at the Big 12 Championships by recording a time of 1:00.29 to win her first individual conference title ... Set the A&M school record in the 200 breast

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Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s and women’s 200 breaststroke

Favorite food? Chinese What cartoon character best describes you? Goofy How did you feel when the team won the Big 12 Championship? Ecstatic beyond words If you were given $100,000, how would you spend it? Making my family’s secret wishes come true Dream vacation? Japan

at 2:10.89 in winning the Big 12 title on Feb. 17 ... Earned five All-American titles ... Won the consolation final in the 100 breast at the NCAA Championships ... Pan American Games finalist in the 100 fly and both breaststrokes ... Broke the Jamaican national record in the 100 fly at the Pan Am Games.

High School/Club – 2005 graduate of Charles W. Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Fla. ... Lettered all four years ... Coached by Bob Wander ... State MVP in 2004 ... Team finished eighth at state ... Swam five years for the Comets Swim Team led by Coach Christopher Anderson Jr. ... Was team MVP all four years ... Has extensive international experience competing for Jamaica ... Competed in the 2004 Olympics. Personal – Alia S. Atkinson is the daugh-

ter of Tweedsmuir and Sharon Atkinson ... Born Dec. 11, 1988 in Jamaica ... Has two siblings, Sannica and Adi ... Psychology major.

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LESLIE DLUGOPOLSKI Up Close with Leslie Junior - 2L

Why did you choose Texas A&M? Because it felt like home. It was warm, inviting, and friendly

Sprint Free

Favorite A&M tradition? Corps of Cadets

Mequon, Wis. (Homestead)

Who has had the greatest impact on your swimming career? My parents Favorite practice set? Any pull set

Career Best Times

Favorite College Station restaurant? Cenaré

50 Free ......................23.77 100 Free ....................51.65

Favorite cereal? My homemade granola

200 Free .................1:51.82

Dream vacation? It doesn’t matter where you go — just who you’re there with

2007-08 – Won the gold medal in the 50

freestyle at the USA Swimming Sectional Championship in College Station on Mar. 2 in a time of 27.14 ... Set a lifetime-best of 51.65 in the 100 free at sectionals during prelims, eventually taking seventh place at the meters distance in 1:00.04 ... Placed 22nd in the 200-meter free at sectionals in 2:12.09.

What cartoon character best describes you? Dory from Finding Nemo What inspires you? Everyone on the team. Seeing the entire team work so hard every day is motivation in itself to get better which keeps all of us moving forward.

2006-07 – Recorded lifetime best performances in all of her main races ... Finished in a tie for second in the ‘C’ final of the 50 free at the Big 12 meet with a career-best clocking of 23.77 ... Was third in the ‘C’ final of both the 100 free and 200 free at the Big 12 meet with lifetimes-best times of 51.82 and 1:51.82, respectively.

THE AGGIES

Favorite TV show? CSI: Las Vegas

Favorite 2008 Olympic race? The men’s 400 free relay Favorite ice cream? Cookie dough Kickboard or no kickboard? None!

High School/Club – 2006 graduate

of Homestead High School ... Lettered all four years ... High Honor Roll honoree all four years ... NHS member ... Coached by Mark Gwidt ... Two-time team MVP ... Four-time district champion ... Swam one year for Elmbrook, coached by Fred Russell.

Personal – Leslie Dlugopolski is the daughter of Gary and Sue Dlugopolski ... Born July 3, 1988 in Mequon, Wis. ... Has two sisters, Kayla and Lisa ... Kinesiology major ... Enjoys tennis, yoga, and relaxing ... Began swimming at age 9.

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Up Close with Melanie Sophomore - 1L IM, Fly Maple Ridge, B.C. (Walnut Grove)

Career Best Times 200 IM .....................2:01.68 400 IM .....................4:16.73

THE AGGIES

200 Fly ....................2:01.25

2007-08 – Ranks No. 5 in school history

in the 400 IM (4:16.73), No. 6 in the 200 fly (2:01.25), and No. 7 in the 200 IM (2:01.68) ... Named Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Meet (A&M’s third such honor in three years) after making finals in all three individual events and scoring 43 points ... Earned the bronze medal at the Big 12 Championships with a collegiatebest time of 2:01.25 ... Was fifth in the 400 IM at the Big 12 meet in her collegiate-best time of 4:16.73 ... Also placed sixth in the 200 IM at Big 12’s (2:02.39) ... Ranked among the top four on the team in all three of her main events ... Multi-time finalist at Canadian Olympic Trials and Canadian Nationals ... Competed in the TriNations Cup ... CSCAA All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient (4.0).

Why did you choose Texas A&M? The dedication and passion of the team Favorite A&M tradition? Aggie War Hymn How did you feel when the team won the Big 12 Championship? r a part of such a deep team Proud to be Who has had the greatest impact on your swimming career? My teammates and training partners throughout my career What is your favorite practice set? Anything that will make me stronger Favorite College Station restaurant? Potbelly’s Favorite TV show? Friends/Grey’s Anatomy What’s the weirdest thing you will admit to have done? Somersaults for over an hour in a row. Team’s bast dancer? Emily Neal Team’s best singer? Julia Wilkinson Team’s best comedian? Sally Ranzau Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Kristen Heiss Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men 400 free relay Favorite ice cream? Black Cherry

High School/Club – 2007 graduate of Walnut Grove Secondary ... Top Spanish student three consecutive years ... A honor roll ... Coached by Brian Metcalfe ... Swam for the Langley Olympians Swim Club for five years ... Received the club awards for both dedication and leadership ... Holds the club records in both IM’s ... Has been a member of the Canadian junior national team ... Represented the Canadian senior national team at the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships. Personal – Melanie Dodds is the daughter of Steve and Sharon Dodds ... Born Jan. 26, 1989 ... Has one sibling, Cody ... Kinesiology major ... Career ambition is to work in sports medicine.

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ELLA DOERGE Up Close with Ella Junior - 2L

Why did you choose Texas A&M? The sense of community and the academic and athletic reputation

Fly, Back, Free

Favorite A&M tradition? The war hymn

Clive, Iowa

How did you feel after the team won Big 12’s? That our hard work was all worth it

(Valley)

Favorite College Station restaurant? Pei Wei Role model? Shawn Johnson

Career Best Times

If you were given $100,000, how would you spend it? On an Audi A5 and the rest on med school

100 Fly ....................... 54.11 200 Fly ....................2:03.48

200 Back .................1:59.60

What’s playing in your iPod right now? Yellowcard

50 Free ......................23.31

Dream vacation? Italy Favorite race at the 2008 Olympics? Seeing Rebecca Soni win the 200 breast

2007-08 – Ranks No. 3 in school history in the 100 fly, No. 7 in the 100 back and No. 8 in the 200 back ... Set huge lifetime best performances across the board at the Big 12 Championship meet ... Won all three of her Big 12 ‘C’ finals with times that would have placed her in the top four in each event ... Clocked 55.04 to win the 100 back C final, a time that would have placed second in the A final ... Went 1:59.60 in the 200 back C final, a time that would have put her fourth in the A final ... Won the C final of the 100 fly in 54.11, a time that would have been third in the A final ... Exhibitioned career bests times of 23.31 in the 50 free and 2:03.48 in the 200 fly at Big 12’s as well ... Named Most Improved on the team ... Named First Team Academic All-Big 12 ... CSCAA All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient (4.0). 2006-07 – Set new lifetime best performances across the board as a freshman ... Cruised to a big win in the ‘C’ final of the 100 fly at the Big 12 Championships in a lifetimebest clocking of 56.04 ... Claimed second in the ‘C’ final of the 100 back at the Big 12 meet in a career-best of 57.22 ... Was also second in the ‘C’ final of the 200 fly with a lifetime-best of 2:05.01 ... Exhibitioned a career-best time of 23.78 in the 50 free at the Big 12 meet ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient (4.0). High School/Club – 2006 graduate of Valley High School in West Des Moines ... Lettered all four years ... National Merit Finalist ... NHS member ... Involved with March of

Team’s best dancer? Christine Marshall Team’s best comedian? Sally Ranzau, hands down

THE AGGIES

Favorite TV show? LOST and Life of Ryan

100 Back ....................55.04

Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Alia Atkinson, sprinting (Why not? She’s Jamaican!) What inspires you? Seeing teammates do things they didn’t think they could

Dimes, the Youth Advisory Board and Mock Trial ... Coached by Josh Mathias ... Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... NISCA Scholastic All-American ... Ranked No. 1 in her class academically ... Earned all-state honors three times ... Five-time NISCA All-American ... Holds school record in 100 fly ... Swam nine years for the Des Moines Swim Federation, coached by Kelly Nordell.

Personal –

Ella Janet Doerge is the daughter of Tom and Jean Doerge ... Born Feb. 13, 1989 in Tucson, Ariz. ... Has one sister, Olivia ... Career ambition is to work in medicine ... Member of the Academy for Future International Leaders ... WorldMed, and the Student Athete Advisory Committee ... Has just 41 hours left until graduation despite being only 19 ... Father Tom swam at Macalester College ... Began swimming at age 5.

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SARAH FROEHLICH Sophomore - 1L Distance Free, IM, Fly Hamden, Conn. (Hamden)

Career Best Times

THE AGGIES

500 Free ......................4:58

Up Close with Sarah Why did you choose Texas A&M? The girls on the team and the coaches How did you feel after the team won the Big 12 Championship? Wicked pumped Favorite College Station restaurant? Cheddar’s If you were given $100,000, how would you spend it? Shoes, jeans, and a really fast car Favorite TV show? Hannah Montana

1000 Free ..................10:02

What is in your iPod right now? The Game — 300 Bars and Running

200 Fly ....................2:05.65

Team’s best dancer? Julia Wilkinson

400 IM .....................4:25.79

2007-08 – Cut four seconds off her lifetime best in the 400 IM after going 4:25.79 during prelims at the Big 12 Championships ... Finished second in the C final behind teammate Caroline Maxvill in 4:27.82 ... Won the C final at Big 12’s in the 200 fly in 2:06.04 after setting a lifetime best of 2:05.65 during prelims ... Swam the 16th-fastest time in the 1,650 freestyle at Big 12’s (17:21.48) ... Finished 29th in the 500 free during Big 12 prelims (5:02.62).

High School/Club – 2007 gradu-

Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Kristen Heiss Hottest male celebrity of all-time? Mark Wahlberg Favorite thing to do when not training? Go to the beach or sleep Who’s your role model? My mom Favorite ice cream? Chocolate chocolate chip Kickboard or no kickboard? No kickboard

ate of Hamden High School ... Four-year letterwinner ... Earned honors and high honors academically ... High school coach was Nina Lujack ... Club coach is Sean Farrell ... HS MVP all four years ... Team captain ... Earned all-state honors two times ... 200 IM and 500 free district champion as a senior ... finished third in the 500 free and fourth in the 200 IM at state as a senior ... Swam one year for the Cheshire Sea Dogs YMCA club team.

Personal – Sarah Froehlich is the daugh-

ter of Bill and Anne Froehlich ... Born Feb. 17, 1989 ... Has one brother, Fritz, and one sister, Madeline ... General studies major.

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MELISSA HAIN Up Close with Melissa

Team Captain

Why did you choose Texas A&M? The traditions, the academics, the athletics but most of all the family

Junior - 2L Free, IM, Back

Favorite A&M tradition? Doing yells at football games

Kingwood, Texas

How did you feel when the team won the Big 12 Championship? Like a million bucks! Overwhelmed but so happy that everything paid off!

(Kingwood)

Favorite College Station restaurant? Outback

Career Best Times

What is playing in your iPod right now? The Starting Line

400 IM ..................... 4:11.02

Dream vacation? The Bahamas or Fiji

200 Free .................1:49.07

What is your nickname? Hainous

500 Free .................4:48.02

Silliest prank you’ve ever pulled? Putting Post-it notes all over Erin Mahoney’s car

1650 Free .............16:45.81

Team’s best dancer? Alia Atkinson Team’s best comedian? Sally Ranzau

2007-08 – Has the top three and five of

the top seven 400 IM performances in school history ... Ranks No. 6 in A&M history in the 500 free (4:48.02) ... Only the second female swimmer in Big 12 history to successfully defend the Big 12 title in the 400 IM (4:11.74) ... Swam the Big 12 all-time record of 4:11.02 to qualify for her first-ever NCAA Championship final ... Finished eighth at NCAA’s (4:13.49) ... Placed eighth in the 1,650 freestyle at the Big 12 Championships (16:51.06), one spot higher than the year before ... Was 13th at Big 12’s in the 500 free (4:51.32) ... Scored 35 points at the Big 12 Championships and 11 points at the NCAA Championships ... Swam a season best of 4:51.07 in the 500 free at NCAA’s ... Recorded a career-best 200 free time of 1:49.07 leading off a relay at the Adamson Invitational on Nov. 17 ... Named First Team Academic All-Big 12 ... CSCAA All-Academic First Team ... Texas A&M/ Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

2006-07 – Big 12 champion and all-time conference record holder in the 400 IM (4:11.11) ... Improved her 400 IM time by more than 12 seconds, earning her the Most Improved Award at the end of the year banquet ... Owns the three fastest 400 IM times in A&M history as well as the A&M natatorium record ... Earned the Aggies’ first All-American honor in the 400 IM in almost 20 years with a 13th-place finish at the NCAA Championships ... Placed sixth in the 500 free at the Big 12 meet in a lifetime-best of 4:48.02 ... Was ninth in the 1,650 free at conference, recording a career-best of 16:45.81 .. Placed 51st in the 500 free (4:52.31) and

Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Sarah Woods, Ultimate Frisbee

THE AGGIES

200 IM .....................2:03.06

Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 free relay or women’s 200 breast What inspires you? Being challenged Favorite TV show? Greek, Nip-Tuck, and Reality TV

42nd in the 1,650 free (16:52.61) at the NCAA Championships ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

High School/Club – 2006 graduate of Kingwood High School ... Lettered all four years ... Academic all-American all four years ... Student of the Month ... Graduated in top 10 percent of her class ... NHS member ... Coached by Russel Duin and Lanny Landtroop ... All-state all four years ... All-American all four years ... Captain and Team MVP in 2006 ... Team won state in 2004 ... Swam for Blue Tide Aquatics, coached by Steve Wilson for the last 10-plus years ...Team captain in 2006 ... Holds club record in 400 IM (LC). Personal – Melissa Hain is the daughter of Rob and Diane Hain ... Born April 15, 1988 in Denver ... Has one sister, Carey, who swam for Rice ... Biomedical science major.

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CODIE HANSEN Up Close with Codie Senior - 3L

Why did you choose A&M? To be involved in all the traditions

Freestyle

What is your favorite A&M tradition? Everything!

Arlington, Texas

Favorite restaurant? La Bodega on Tuesdays

(Lamar)

Role model? My sister, Amy Favorite TV show? The Biggest Loser

Career Best Times

What is playing in your iPod right now? Manchester Orchestra

50 Free ...................... 23.11 100 Free ....................49.48

Favorite food? Blueberry chocolate chip waffles after hard practices

THE AGGIES

200 Free .................1:46.09 500 Free .................4:45.22 1,650 Free ............16:42.02

Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Tracey Renfrew, Diving Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 100 fly and 400 free relay

2007-08 – Ranks among the top 10 in

school history in every freestyle event from the 100 to the 1,650 ... Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100, 200, and 400 free ... Eight-time AllAmerican and Big 12 champion ... Ranks No. 5 in school history in the 100, No. 4 in the 200, No. 3 in the 500, and No. 10 in the 1,000 and the 1,650 ... Set lifetime best performances in both the 200 and 500-yard freestyles ... Finished third at the Big 12 Championships in the 200 free (1:47.28), and seventh in both the 100 (50.13) and 500 (4:49.07) freestyles ... Member of the Big 12 champion 400 and 800 freestyle relays for the third straight season ... Swam third leg on the NCAA silver medalist 800 freestyle relay that swam the third-fastest time in NCAA history (6:59.50) ... Was second leg on the Aggies’ bronze medal winning 400 free relay at NCAA’s (3:13.08) ... Set a lifetime best of 1:46.09 in the 200 free to qualify for the consolation final at the NCAA Championships ... Placed seventh in that consolation final (1:46.60) ... Swam a lifetime best of 4:45.22 in the 500 free at the Art Adamson Invitational in College Station on Nov. 16 ... Swam a season best of 49.51 in the 100 free during prelims at NCAA’s to finish 37th ... Finished in a tie for 29th in the 500 free at the NCAA Championships (4:45.99) ... Scored 40 individual points at the Big 12 Championships ... Named Second Team Academic All-Big 12 ...Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

2006-07 – Member of the Big 12 record-

holding 800 freestyle relay team (7:05.89) that captured its second consecutive Big 12 title on Feb. 14 ... Also swam on the 800 free group that earned a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Championships (7:07.02) ... Earned the bronze

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Team’s best dancer? Emily Neal

1,000 Free ..............9:51.93

Favorite practice set? Kick sets Favorite ice cream? Anything with chocolate Favorite cereal? Oatmeal with chocolate chips, coconut with heavy cream What personal attribute makes you a great athlete? Never being satisfied medal at the Big 12 Championships in both the 100 (49.76) and 200 (1:47.71) freestyles ... Clocked a season-best 100 free time of 49.66 during prelims ... Also placed seventh in the 500 free (4:49.61) ... Was 25th at the NCAA Championships in the 200 free (1:47.75), 37th in the 500 free (4:49.91), and 50th in the 100 free (50.50) ... Named First Team Academic AllBig 12 ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

2005-06 – Four-time All-American ... 2006 Big 12 Co-Swimmer of the Year ... NCAA finalist in the 200 freestyle (5th, 1:46.66) ... Named A&M’s first-ever female Big 12 Swimmer of the Meet at the conference championships after winning both the 200 (1:46.93) and 500 (4:46.01) freestyles ... Finished in a tie for second in the 100 free (49.64) with teammate Christine Marshall at Big 12’s ... Led off A&M’s Big 12 record-breaking 800 freestyle relay with a Texas A&M school record time of 1:46.17 for 200 yards ... Anchored the Big 12 champion 400 freestyle relay ... Finished 17th in the 100

free (49.48) and 20th in the 500 free (4:47.96) at the NCAA Championships ... Named Team Co-MVP ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

High School/Club – 2005 magna cum laude graduate of Arlington Lamar High School ... Eight-time Texas 5A state champion (fr – 100 & 200 free, soph. – 200 & 500 free, jr – 100 & 200 free and sr – 100 & 500 free) ... Texas state record holder in the 100 & 500 free ... 2002-03 co-captain of the USA Junior National Team ... 2004 Texas 5A Swimmer of the Year ... Two-time U.S. National Women’s High School Champion in the 200 free ... 2004 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 and 200 free ... Swam for the Dallas Mustangs and Mook Rhodenbaugh. Personal – Codie Hansen is the daughter of Mark and Lillian Hansen ... Has one sister, Amy ... Nutrition science major ... Career ambition is to be a dietician ... Both parents and sister are Aggies ... Mom Lillian swam for Texas A&M in the early 1980’s.

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Up Close with Haley Junior - RS/TR

Why did you choose A&M? It’s a good school and its traditions

Diving

Favorite A&M tradition? Midnight Yell

The Woodlands, Texas

Favorite College Station restaurant? Texas Roadhouse

(The Woodlands)

Favorite TV show? One Tree Hill Favorite food? Pancakes

Career Best Scores One-Meter ................... 283.80

Nickname? Juju Bean

Three-Meter................. 294.83

Team’s best dancer? Janie Potvin Team’s best singer? Emily Watson If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? Santa Claus Favorite Olympic event? Men’s platform

2007-08 – Redshirted. 2005-07 – Lettered two seasons at Iowa

What cartoon character best describes you? Sonic

State University ... Team MVP in 2006 ... Big 12 Diver of the Month for January of 2006 ... Finished fourth on the tower at the 2007 Big 12 Championships ... Was sixth on the tower and seventh on the one-meter at the 2006 Big 12 Championships ...Named to Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.

THE AGGIES

Platform ....................... 219.90

If you were given $100,000, how Invest half and then travel and shop

High School/Club – 2005 graduate of The Woodlands High School ... Four year letterwinner ... Was a member of Interact and the National Charity League ... High school coach was Bob Gunter ... Dove four-and-a-half years for the Conroe Diving Club coached by Bill Travis ... Was club MVP. Personal – Haley Haynes is the daughter of John and CJ Haynes ... Born Aug. 9, 1987 ... Has one brother, Cole ... Sports management major ... Business & law minor ... Great-grandfather and grandfather both attended A&M.

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KRISTEN HEISS Up Close with Kristen

Team Captain

Why did you choose Texas A&M? The great team atmosphere, the coaches, and the school spirit

Senior - 3L Back, Free, IM

Favorite A&M tradition? Midnight Yell

Casper, Wyo.

Describe how you felt when the team won the Big 12 Championship? It was like an emotion overload

(Kelly Walsh)

Who has had the greatest impact on your swimming career? My parents and Steve Bultman

Career Best Times

Favorite practice set? Countdown 100’s with my A&M teammates

100 Back ....................54.71 200 Back .................1:53.37

Favorite College Station restaurant? Rosie Pho’s

THE AGGIES

200 Free .................1:45.59

What is in your iPod right now? Coldplay

2007-08 – School record holder in the 200

back (1:53.37) and 500 free (4:40.03) ... Finished third in both events at the NCAA Championships ...Also placed 14th at NCAA’s in the 200 free in 1:46.32 after setting a lifetime best of 1:45.59 during prelims ... Swam second leg on the Aggies’ NCAA runner-up 800 freestyle relay that swam the third-fastest time in NCAA history (6:59.50) ... Successfully defended her Big 12 title in the 200 back (1:56.28) ... Finished second in the 200 free (1:46.61) and third in the 500 free (4:43.53) at the Big 12 Championships ... Named to the U.S. National Team for the 2008-09 year ... Finished fifth at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 back — the highest finish at Trials ever by an A&M swimmer — just two weeks after suffering blood clots in her lungs ... Earned a tie for first place at the U.S. Open in the 200-meter freestyle .. Placed second at the U.S. Open in both the 200 back and 400 free ... Named to the 2009 United States’ World University Games roster and will likely swim four events ... Aggie Heart Award winner ... First Team Academic All-Big 12 ... CSCAA All-Academic First Team ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

2006-07 – Big 12 Swimmer of the Year

... Big 12 champion in the 500 free (4:44.79) and 200 back (1:55.95) ... Qualified for U.S. national team trip to the Japan International Grand Prix in August after taking fifth at summer nationals in the 200 back (2:12.00; LCM) ... Ranks 16th in U.S. history in the 200 back after going 2:11.59 during prelims ... Became the first swimmer, male or female, in Texas A&M history to swim in three individual evening finals at the NCAA Championships ... Placed fifth in the NCAA championship final of the 200 back with an all-time Big 12 record of 1:54.09 ... Was 13th in the 200 free (1:46.59) and 14th in the

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Favorite TV channel? The Food Network

500 Free .................4:40.03

Favorite food? Anything cooked by Sarah Woods What inspires you? Our team and my teammates Team’s best singer? Julia Wilkinson Team’s best comedian? Emily Neal … but usually not intentionally :-) Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Christine Marshall, UFC Favorite race at the 2008 Olympics? Men’s 400 free relay

500 free (4:44.56) at the NCAA meet as well ... Swam a lifetime-best of 1:46.30 on the opening leg of the Big 12 champion and all-time recordholding 800 freestyle relay ... Earned the bronze medal in the 100 back at the Big 12 meet in a lifetime-best swim of 54.71 ... First Team CSCAA All-Academic selection ... First Team Academic All-Big 12 ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient ... Team Co-MVP.

2005-06 – First Team All-American and

Big 12 champion in the 800 free relay ... Swam second leg on the Big 12 record-holding 800 free relay (7:09.52) ... Was third at the Big 12 Championships in the 200 back (1:59.05) and fifth in the 100 back (55.41) ... Set a lifetime-best of 55.01 in the 100 back during Big 12 prelims ... Swam second leg on the 800 free relay that finished sixth at the NCAA Championships .. Finished 26th in the 200 back (1:58.96), 31st in the 100 back (55.35) and 51st in the 500 free (4:55.70) at NCAA’s as well... Texas A&M/ Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

High School/Club – 2005 graduate of Kelly Walsh High School ... Academic AllAmerican ... National Honor Society member ... Lettered four years for coach Dean Hawks ... Three-time All-American ... Four-time all-state ... Two-time Wyoming 4A Swimmer of the Meet ... Wyoming state record holder in the 100 back and 200 free ... Three-time state champion in the 200 free ... Two-time state champ in the 100 back ... Team finished fourth at state three times ... Wyoming athlete representative for USA Swimming ... Swam for both the Casper Swim Club (for nine years) under Dean Hawks and in the summer for Mike Doane and the Colorado Springs Swim Team and Gabe Mazurkiewicz and the Fort Collins Area Swim Team. Personal – Kristen Heiss is the daughter of Bill and Susan Heiss ... Born May 12, 1987 in Casper Wyo. ... Has one brother, Erik ... Finance major ... Career ambition is to go to law school ... Enjoys reading, the outdoors, playing the piano and skiing ... Father Bill swam at Indiana ... Both grandfathers played collegiate football.

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CASEY HURRELL-ZITELMAN Up Close with Casey

Sophomore - 1L

Why did you choose Texas A&M? For the family-like atmosphere

Distance Free, IM

Favorite A&M tradition? Midnight Yell

San Antonio, Texas

How did you feel when the team won the Big 12 Championship? I was so excited

(Taft)

Favorite College Station restaurant? Café Capri

Career Best Times

Favorite TV show? Hannah Montana

200 Free .................1:50.96

What’s in your iPod right now? Lil Wayne

500 Free .................4:49.42

Favorite food? Macaroni & cheese

1000 Free ............... 9:53.11

Team’s best dancer? Emily Neal

400 IM .....................4:20.10

Team’s best singer? Melanie Dodds Team’s best comedian? Melissa Hain Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Lindsey King, Shot Put

2007-08 – Set lifetime bests in the 500 free and 1,650 free ... Ranks No. 2 in Texas A&M history in the 1,000 free and No. 3 all-time in the 1,650 free ... Placed fourth in the 1650 freestyle at the Big 12 Championships with a lifetime-best swim of 16:26.02 ... Was seventh in the 400 IM (4:22.31) and 12th in the 500 free (4:49.42) ... Won the 1,000 against Iowa State and Missouri (10:14.33) ... Won both the 500 and the 1,000 against North Texas and Northern Arizona (4:58.83/10:07.68) ... Was third at the Art Adamson Invite in the 1,650 (16:31.15) ... Finished second against Auburn and SMU in the 1,000 free, swimming the second-fastest time in A&M history ... Was also third in the 500 against Auburn (4:51.32).

Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Women’s 200 breaststroke

THE AGGIES

1650 Free .............16:26.02

Favorite cereal? Lucky Charms Who has had the greatest impact on your swimming career? My mom and dad Favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate

High School/Club – 2007 graduate of William Howard Taft High School ... Four year letterwinner ... Member of both the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society ... NHS treasurer ... High school coaches were Gabriel Best and Kurt Swanson ... Club coaches are George Block, Steve Gordon and Bll Thomas ... Swam 11 years for Alamo Area Aquatics Association ... 2006 senior club MVP ... High school All-American ... Earned all-state five years in a row ... District Swimmer of the Year in 04-05 and 06-07 ... Holds school record in seven individual events ... Played water polo four years. Personal – Casey Rae Hurrell-Zitelman

is the daughter of Ronald Zitelman and Deborah Hurrell-Zitelman ... Born March 8, 1989 ... Has one brother, Russell Jacob ... Psychology major ... Career ambition is to be a pediatric psychologist.

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RENEE ISERMAN Up Close with Reneé Junior - 2L Breast, IM Spring, Texas (Klein Collins)

Why did you choose Texas A&M? Steve, the team, the traditions … everything! Favorite A&M tradition? Class yells Favorite TV show? Life of Ryan What is playing on your iPod right now? Michael Jackson — You Rock My World

Career Best Times 100 Breast ..............1:03.78

THE AGGIES

200 Breast ..............2:21.61

2007-08 – Equaled her lifetime best in the 100 breast at the Big 12 Championships in swimming the eighth-fastest time during qualifying heats ... Swam a time of 1:05.78 in the C final ... Swam the 200 breast in 2:28.43 and the 200 IM in 2:14.74 at the Big 12 meet ... Swam a season-best of 2:25.01 in the 200 breast to finish 14th at the Art Adamson Invitational ... Was fifth at the Adamson Invite in the 100 breast (1:03.87). 2006-07 – Set lifetime best times in both

breaststrokes ... Won the ‘C’ final in the 100 breast at the Big 12 Championships by more than a full second (1:04.11) ... Set a lifetime-best of 1:03.78 during prelims which ranked sixth in the entire field ... Took second in the ‘C’ final of the 200 breast in a career-best time of 2:21.61... Ranked 14th after prelims (2:23.25).

Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Alia Atkinson, Track & Field If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be and why? Prince Harry, so he would realize I am his soulmate Team’s best dancer? Christine Marshall Team’s best comedian? Sarah Froehlich What’s the silliest prank you’ve ever pulled or had pulled on you? Erin Mahoney put Vaseline on my pull buoy Describe how you felt when the team won the Big 12 Championship? Elated. It’s undescribeable how awesome it is to be a part of something like that. It’s even better when it happens with your best friends! Favorite College Station restaurant? Texas Roadhouse Favorite food? Lasagna Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 free relay — So intense!

High School/Club – 2006 graduate of Klein Collins High School ... Lettered three years ... Coached by Bryan Hutchinson ... Four-time All-American as an upperclassman ... Two-time district champion ... School record holder in the 100 breast ... ... Won the consolation final in the 100 breast at the 5A state meet ... Team captain ... First swimmer to ever qualify for state from Klein Collins. Personal – Reneé Elizabeth Iserman is

the daughter of Jim and Margie Iserman ... Born Aug. 8, 1988 in Houston ... Has one sister, Sara, and two brothers, Marcus and Matt ... English major ... Member of Aggie Athletes Involved ... Sister is also an Aggie.

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MARISSA JASEK Up Close with Marissa Senior - 3L

Why did you choose Texas A&M? The team, the coaches and traditions

Free, Fly

Favorite A&M tradition? Whooping!

San Antonio, Texas

Who has had the greatest impact on my swimming career? My teammates

(Churchill)

Favorite College Station restaurant? Cheddar’s

Career Best Times

Favorite TV show? LOST

50 Free ......................22.73

Favorite food? Chicken strips

100 Free ....................50.01

Nickname? Reese

200 Free .................1:47.84

Team’s best comedian? Triin Aljand

2007-08 – Ranks No. 2 in school history in the 50 freestyle after swimming a time of 22.73 in the championship final at the Big 12 meet (finished third) ... Placed seventh at the Big 12 Championships in the 200 free (1:49.21) and eight in the 100 free (50.30) ... Set lifetime bests of 50.01 and 1:47.84 in the 100 and 200 free at the NCAA Championships ... Finished 53rd in the 50 free, 43rd in the 200 free, and 50th in the 100 free at NCAA’s ... Set a lifetime best of 55.95 in the 100 fly in a 10th-place finish at the Art Adamson Invitational ... Swam on the Aggies’ sixth-place 200 freestyle relay that set a school record of 1:29.40 at the NCAA Championships ... Second Team Academic All-Big 12 ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient. 2006-07 – Set personal bests in both the

100 and 200 free as well as the 100 fly ... Finished sixth in the 50 free at Big 12’s (23.46) ... Clocked a 23.21 during prelims, just .01 off her career best ... Grabbed seventh-place in the Big 12 200 free final (1:49.28) ... Set a career best of 1:48.37 in the 200 free at the Art Adamson Invitational on Nov. 18 ... Placed eighth in the Big 12 100 free final in a lifetime-best time of 50.34 ... Won the 200 free at sectionals on Feb. 24 (1:48.63) ... Grabbed the silver in the 100 free a day earlier (50.65) ... Second Team Academic All-Big 12 ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

2005-06 – Set lifetime-bests in all her primary events ... Finished seventh in the 200 freestyle at the Big 12 Championships with a lifetime-best swim of 1:49.61 ... Won the consolation final in the 50 free at Big 12’s with a personal best of 23.20 ... Was 13th in the 100 free (51.33) ... Set a lifetime-best of 50.86 in the 100 free at Speedo Sectionals on March 3 ... Won the 50 free at Speedo Sectionals (23.52) ... Ranked No. 4 on the team in the 200 free

Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Emily Neal, Professional Jump Roping Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 freestyle relay Kickboard or no kickboard? No kickboard

THE AGGIES

Team’s best dancer? Emily Neal

100 Fly .......................55.95

Favorite ice cream? Cookies & Cream If you were given $100,000, how would you spend it? Travel Dream vacation? Somewhere on a beach

and No. 6 in both the 50 and 100 freestyles ... Swam third leg on A&M’s ‘B’ 200 free relay at Big 12’s which recorded the fifth-fastest time in school history (1:32.06) ... Won the 100 fly against North Texas on Feb. 4 ... Earned her first senior national cut in the 50 free ... Texas A&M/ Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

High School/Club – 2005 graduate of

Churchill High School ... Academic and Athletic All-American ... Texas 5A state champion in the 50 freestyle as a senior ... Team won 5A state championship in 2005 ... Named Best female athlete three of four years ... Four-time All-American ... All-state four times ... Holds the school record in the 50 and 100 freestyles ... Treasurer for her senior class ... National Honor Society member ... Swam for Mark Jedow and AAAA.

Personal – Marissa Jasek is the daughter of Anthony and Shirley Jasek ... Born Jan. 16, 1987 in San Antonio ... Has two brothers, Michael and Travis ... Communication major ... Father and four uncles are Aggies.

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HANNAH KINDER Up Close with Hannah Sophomore - 1L Freestyle Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Central)

Career Best Times 50 Free ......................23.39

THE AGGIES

100 Free ....................50.94

Why did you choose Texas A&M? The girls Favorite A&M tradition? Silver Taps Favorite College Station restaurant? Fish Daddy’s Favorite ice cream? Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup What is playing in your iPod right now? Yael Naim Favorite food? Quiche Nickname? Hannah Montana

200 Free .................1:48.10

Silliest prank you’ve ever pulled? That I had a bike accident on Tracy

500 Free .................4:49.32

Team’s best dancer? Christine Marshall Team’s best singer? Emily Watson

2007-08 – Set big personal bests in both the 200 and 500 freestyles ... Ranks in a tie for 10th in A&M history in the 200 free after winning the consolation final at the Big 12 Championships in 1:48.10 ... Grabbed third in the consolation final of the 500 free with a lifetime best of 4:49.32 ... Placed fifth in the consolation final of the 100 free at Big 12’s (51.26) ... Scored 19 points at the Big 12 meet ... Was one of nine Aggies to earn an NCAA consideration time in the 200 free and seven to do likewise in the 500 free ... CSCAA All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

Team’s best comedian? Melissa Hain Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Sarah Woods, Track Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 free relay What inspires you? Faster swimmers Dream vacation? Barbados Favorite TV show? Everybody Loves Raymond

High School/Club – 2007 graduate of Central High School ... Lettered from 03-07 ... Member of the National honor Society ... A Honor Roll ... NISCA Academic All-American ... Member off FCA and the Spanish Club ... High school coach was Dayna Powell ... Club coach is Steve Franklin ... Conference MVP all four years ... All-state three straight years ... State champion in the 100 and 200 free as a senior ... Also lettered in basketball and cross country as a freshman ... Swam six years for the Gator Swim Team ... Named club MVP ... Holds club records in the 50, 100, 200, and 500 freestyles (scy) ... Competed at junior nationals. Personal – Hannah Jean Kinder is the daughter of Mark and Barbara Kinder ... Has one brother, Hunter, and one sister Molly ... General studies major.

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Up Close with Lindsey Sophomore - 1L

Why did you choose Texas A&M? For the amazing girls and academic opportunity

BACK, IM

Favorite A&M tradition? Midnight Yell

Beaverton, Ore.

How did you feel when the team won the Big 12 Championship? AMAZING! It was so much fun.

(Westview)

Favorite College Station restaurant? Texas Roadhouse

Career Best Times

If you wree given $100,000, how would you spend it? Buy my parents a vacation to Greece!!

100 Back ....................55.37

Favorite TV show? Grey’s Anatomy

200 Back .................2:00.24

Favorite food? Lasagna

2007-08 – Set lifetime bests in all her

Nickname? Jane of the Jungle

main events ... Scored 42 points at the Big 12 Championships ... Finished fourth at the Big 12 meet in the 100 back in career best time of 55.37 ... Was sixth in the Big 12 200 back final with a lifetime-best of 2:00.24 ... Finished seventh in the Big 12 200 IM final (2:03.92) ... Swam a career-best of 2:03.56 during prelims ... Ranks No. 9 in A&M history in the 100 back and No. 10 in the 200 back.

What cartoon character describes you? Elastigirl from The Incredibles Who is your role model? My teammates

THE AGGIES

What is the stupidest thing you will admit to doing? Cutting the power cord to my dehumidifier

200 IM .....................2:03.56

Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Sally Ranzau, Triathlon

2006-07 – Redshirted due to injury at

Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 free relay and women’s 200 breast

High School/Club – 2006 graduate of Westview High School in Portland ... Lettered two seasons ... Honor roll member all four years ... High school coach was Melinda Miller ... Club coach is Linck Bergen ... Two-time HS team MVP ... 2006 state champion in the 100 back ... Team won state twice ... Member of Tualatin Hills Swim Club for eight years ... Earned the commitment to excellence award four times ... Holds a pair of club records.

Favorite ice cream? Jamocha Almond Fudge

California-Berkeley.

Personal –

Lindsey Ruth King is the daughter of Greg and Cyndi King ... Born June 22, 1988 ... Animal science major ... Career ambition is to become a veterinarian.

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REBEKAH LOVE Up Close with Rebekah Junior - 2L Breast, IM Conroe, Texas (The Woodlands)

Career Best Times 100 Breast ..............1:04.81

THE AGGIES

200 Breast ..............2:20.97 200 IM .....................2:06.86

2007-08 – Set lifetime best times in both

breaststrokes ... Finished third in the C final of the 100 breast at the Big 12 Championships in a career-best time of 1:04.81 ... Also finished third in the C final of the 200 breast at Big 12’s, setting a lifetime best of 2:20.97 ... Was sixth in the C final of the 200 IM (2:08.00) at Big 12’s as well ... Second Team Academic All-Big 12 ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

2006-07 – Set lifetime best times in both

the 200 breast and 200 IM ... Placed third in the ‘C’ final of the 200 breast at the Big 12 Championships in a career-best clocking of 2:22.60 ... Was also third in the ‘C’ final of the 100 breast at the Big 12 Championships in a season best time of 1:05.73 ... Finished fourth in the ‘C’ final of the 200 IM at the Big 12 Championships in a career-best time of 2:06.86 ...Texas A&M/ Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

Why did you choose Texas A&M? Awesome team, traditions, school and coaches Favorite A&M tradition? Silver Taps How did you feel when the team won the Big 12 Championship? Full of pride and emotion Who has had the greatest impact on your swimming career? Stevo Favorite College Station restaurant? La Bodega Who is your role model? Alia Atkinson If you were given $100,000, how would you spend it? Down payment on a house Favorite TV show? The Office Favorite food? Mexican What cartoon character best describes you? Brain Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Casey Hurrell-Zitelman, Water Polo Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 free relay Team’s best singer? Leslie Dlugopolski Favorite ice cream? Strawberry

High School/Club – 2006 graduate of The Woodlands High School ... Lettered four years for Coach Kent Kirchner ... AP Scholar ... Three-time all-state selection ... Finished in the top three at district all four years, including a win as a freshman ... Team won state once and finished runner-up twice ... Swam for The Woodlands Swim Team, coached by Scott McFarland and Tim Bauer, for five years. Personal – Rebekah Lynn (Bleyl) Love is the daughter of John and Janice Bleyl ... Born Dec. 7, 1987 in The Woodlands ... Married Austin Love on August 11, 2007 in Houston ... Has two sisters, Emily and Katie ... History major ... Career ambition is to be a teacher ... Third generation Aggie ... Grandfather, father and mother all attended A&M ... Father competed in track & field at A&M.

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Up Close with Christine

Senior - 3L

Why did you choose Texas A&M? Coach Bultman

Free, Fly, IM

Who has had the greatest impact on your swimming career? My family and teammates

Newport News, Va. (Menchville)

What is your favorite food? All food Nickname? My family calls me ding-ding; my teammates call me Mufasa

Career Best Times

What cartoon character best describes you? Tasmanian Devil

50 Free ......................22.91 100 Free ....................48.82 200 Free .................1:44.72 200 IM .....................1:58.07

Team’s best singer? Julia Wilkinson

200 Fly ....................1:57.56

Team’s best comedian? Sally Ranzau Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Kristen Heiss

100 Fly .......................54.16

2007-08 – 2008 U.S. Olympic bronze medalist in the 800 freestyle relay ... Became the first Aggie ever, male or female, to make the U.S. Olympic swim team ... Earned her spot by swimming a lifetime best of 1:58.16 for sixth place in the 200 free at the U.S. Olympic Trials ... Has 17 All-American titles and 14 Big 12 titles on her resumé ... Successfully defended her Big 12 title in the 200 free (1:45.48) while winning her first Big 12 200 fly title in a career best time of 1:57.56 ... Swam on the Big 12 champion 400 medley and 400 and 800 freestyle relay teams ... Was one of four Aggies to score in the 200 free at the NCAA Championships, taking fifth in 1:44.74 ... Swam a career-best 1:44.72 leadoff leg in helping lead the Aggies to a second place finish and the third-fastest time in NCAA history in the 800 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships (6:59.50) ... Also set a lifetime-best leading off the 400 free relay (48.82) which eventually took third place and helped the Aggies claim a fourth-place overall team finish at the NCAA Championships ... Was 18th in the 200 fly (1:57.98) and 39th in the 200 IM (2:00.98) at NCAA’s as well ... 2006-07 – Big 12 Swimmer of the Meet ... Big 12 champion in the 200 free and 200 IM ... NCAA Championship finalist in the 200 free ... Has earned 10 All-American honors in two years, equaling the most in Texas A&M history ... Set the Big 12 meet record and A&M natatorium record in the 200 IM by winning her first individual conference title in 1:58.07 ... Also swam on the all-time Big 12 record-holding 400 medley relay (3:35.12) and 800 free relay

Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 free relay and women’s 200 breast

THE AGGIES

Team’s best dancer? Me!

What inspires you? My family Favorite ice cream? Chunky Monkey Kickboard or no kickboard? Both! Favorite cereal? Cocoa Puffs (7:05.89) ... Scored in six different events at the NCAA meet ... Finished eighth in the 200 free at NCAA’s (1:47.20) and 14th in the 200 IM (2:00.58) ... Was also 23rd in the 200 fly (1:59.32) ... Scored 57 of 60 possible individual points in A&M’s Big 12 championship victory ... Team Co-MVP.

2005-06 – Four-time All-American ... Swam

the lead-off leg on A&M’s Big 12 champion and school record-breaking 200 and 400 free relays ... Ranks among the top four in A&M history in both the 50 and 100 freestyles ... Tied for second at the Big 12 Championships in the 100 free with teammate Codie Hansen with a career-best time of 49.64 ... Was fourth in both the 50 free (22.92) and 100 fly (54.57; lifetime best) ... Set a career-best of 22.91 in the 50 free in leading off A&M’s Big 12 champion 200 free relay ... Swam a lifetime-best of 1:49.89 for 200 free at A&M Invite ... Finished 32nd in the 100 fly (54.69), 37th in the 100 free (50.35) and 42nd in the 50 free (23.21) at the NCAA

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Championships ... Swam legs on the Aggies’ First Team All-American 200, 400, and 800 freestyle relays at NCAA’s.

High School/Club – 2005 gradu-

ate of Menchville High School ... Lettered in cheerleading and swimming ... Virginia state champion in the 100 free as a senior ... Earned a pair of regional titles and four district titles ... Team finished second at state her freshman year ... Holds school record in the 50 and 100 free and 100 fly ... Captain of the varsity cheerleading squad as a senior ... Finished third in the 100 free at junior nationals ... Club is Typhoon Aquatics coached by Jack Bierie and Jeff Scott.

Personal – Christine Irene Marshall is the daughter of Charles and Su-Shiang Marshall ... Born Aug. 11, 1986 in Newport News, Va. ... Has one sister, Melissa, and one brother, Jimmy ... Business major ... Enjoys surfing, beading, dancing, cheerleading and gymnastics.

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CAROLINE MAXVILL Sophomore - 1L Breast, IM Dallas, Texas (J.J. Pearce)

Career Best Times

THE AGGIES

100 Breast ..............1:03.62

Up Close with Caroline Why did you choose Texas A&M? The team and the coaches sold me but the schools’ rich tradition made me love A&M Favorite A&M tradition? 12th Man Favorite practice set? Negative split descend breaststroke sets Favorite College Station restaurant? Texas Roadhouse Favorite TV show? Project Runway

200 Breast ..............2:17.38

Favorite ice cream? Breyer’s Snickers Ice Cream

200 IM .....................2:05.05

What is playing in your iPod right now? Kyle Park

400 IM .....................4:22.88

Team’s best dancer? Julia Wilkinson Team’s best singer? Casey Hurrell-Zitelman Team’s best comedian? Sally Ranzau

2007-08 –

Set lifetime bests in both the 200 breast and 400 IM ... Ranks No. 8 in A&M history in the 200 breast (2:17.38) ... Won the C final in all three of her events at the Big 12 Championships ... Her time of 2:17.38 in the 200 breast C final would have placed her fifth in the championship heat at the Big 12 meet ... Swam a personal collegiate best of 1:04.09 to win the 100 breast C final ... Achieved a lifetime best of 4:22.88 to win the C final of the 400 IM ... Finished 35th at U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 breaststroke (2:34.38) ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 free relay Dream vacation? Egypt What inspires you? Improving myself and my times If you were given $100,000, how would you spend it? Give some to my parents then go shopping Who has had the greatest impact on you swimming career? Steve Bultman, Brent Mitchell, & Tracy Duchac

High School/Club – 2007 graduate of J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson ... Four-time letterwinner ... three-time NISCA Scholastic All-American ... Member of the National Honor Society ... High school coach was Jeff Clayton .. Club coach is Brent Mitchell ... All-American from 2004-07 ... All-state ... Team MVP ... Swam for a year-and-a-half for Metroplex Aquatics ... Holds club records in the 100 and 200 breast (scy) ... Earmed an Olympic Trials cut of 2:35.82 (lcm) at junior nationals in 2006. Personal – Caroline Maxvill is the daughter of Bill and Jane Maxvill ... Born Nov. 15, 1988 ... Has one sister, Susanna, who played soccer at Howard Payne ... Education major ... Involved with Big Event and AggiesCAN ... Has two uncles that attended A&M.

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EMILY NEAL Up Close with Emily

Junior - 2L

Why did you choose Texas A&M? The improvement I saw with the girl’s times from high school

Back, IM, Fly Plano, Texas

Favorite tradition? Midnight Yell

(Plano West)

Describe how you felt when the team won the Big 12 Championship? Elation Favorite College Station restaurant? Rosie Pho’s

Career Best Times

Favorite Tv show? Grey’s Anatomy

100 Back ....................54.93

If you were given $100,000, how would you spend it? On clothes

200 Back .................1:56.53 200 IM .....................2:01.92

What cartoon character describes you? Goofy What inspires you? My team

2007-08 – Ranks No. 3 in A&M history in

the 400 IM, No. 4 in the 200 back, and No. 6 in the 100 back ... Big 12 silver medalist in all three of her events, setting career best times in both the 200 back and 400 IM ... Scored 51 points at the Big 12 Championships ... Finished second in the 400 IM to teammate Melissa Hain in 4:13.61 ... Was runner-up to teammate Julia Wilkinson in the 100 back in 55.22 ... Finished second to teammate Kristen Heiss in the 200 back in 1:56.53 ... Placed 17th in the 200 back (1:56.77), 22nd in the 400 IM (4:15.02), and 34th in the 100 back (55.11) at the NCAA Championships ... Finished 13th at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 backstroke (2:13.39) ... Has been named to the USA’s 2009 World University Games team ... Earned a sixth-place finish in the 200 back at the U.S. Open (2:12.27) ... Was 19th in the 100 back at the U.S. Open (1:03.44) ... Named First Team Academic All-Big 12 ... CSCAA AllAcademic First Team ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient (4.0).

2006-07 – Dropped her lifetime best in the

200 back by almost three seconds and in the 400 IM by more than three seconds ... Ranks No. 4 in A&M history in both the 200 back and 400 IM ... Scored 47 points in Texas A&M’s Big 12 championship victory ... Was the Big 12 silver medalist in the 400 IM (4:16.63) ... Won the Big 12 bronze in the 200 back (1:56.69) ... Took fifth in the 100 back (54.93) at Big 12’s as well ... Finished 21st in the 200 back (1:57.84), 24th in the 400 IM (4:17.85), and 32nd in the 100 back (55.05) at the NCAA Championships ... Represented the U.S. at the Japan International Grand Prix in August after recording a time of 2:15.11 (long course) at summer nationals ... Named to

Team’s best dancer? Christine Marshall Team’s best singer? Alia Atkinson

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Dream vacation? A remote island no one knows about

400 IM .....................4:13.61

Team’s best comedian? Lindsey King Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 free relay What is your favorite food? I like all food Weirdest thing you will admit to have done? I was the Dole banana at Tom Thumb

the CSCAA All-Academic Team ... Texas A&M/ Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

High School/Club – 2006 graduate Plano West High School ... Lettered in swimming all four years ... NHS member, Scholastic All-American ... Coached by Greg Fisher ... 2006 Dallas Morning News Swimmer of the Year ... Two-time All-American .. All-state .. Two time team MVP ... Holds school records in the 100 back, 200 free and 200 IM ... Swam four years for City of Plano coached by Steve Mateer. Personal – Emily Catherine Neal is the daughter of Charles and Diane Neal ... Born Aug. 14, 1987 in Hickory, N.C. ... Has one brother, Matt, who also swam for A&M ... Political science major ... Career ambition is to work in law ... Began swimming at age 8.

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SALLY RANZAU Up Close with Sally Senior - 3L

Why did you choose Texas A&M? Loved the team, school, and coaches

Back, Free, IM

Favorite A&M tradition? The Yells

Alpharetta, Ga.

Favorite practice set? Any practice set with Casey HurrellZitelman

(Northview)

Favorite College Station restaurant? Freebird’s

Career Best Times

Favorite TV show? The Office

200 Back .................2:01.93

Weirdest thing you will admit to have done? Kristen Heiss and I waxed our backs during our freshman year

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500 Free .................4:51.41 1,000 Free ............10:07.12

Favorite food? Chips and queso

1,650 Free ............16:49.61

Nickname? Sals Silliest prank you’ve played? Having Hannah Kinder ‘bust her head open’ and freak Tracy (Duchac) out

400 IM .....................4:25.44

What inspires you? My teammates Team’s best singer? Marissa Jasek

2007-08 – Finished second in the C final of

the 200 backstroke at the Big 12 Championships behind teammate Ella Doerge in 2:02.15 ... Took third in the C final of the 500 freestyle at the Big 12 Championships in 4:56.29 ... Swam a time of 16:56.89 in the 1,650 at the Big 12 meet which would have been good for 10th place overall ... Ranked fifth on the team in the 1,000 free and sixth in the both the 200 back and 1,650 free ... Named Second Team Academic All-Big 12 ...Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

Team’s best comedian? Reneé Iserman Team’s best dancer? Lindsey King Teammate most llikely to succeed in another sport? Kristen Heiss, Anything she put her mind to Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 free relay

2006-07 – Set personal bests in numer-

ous events ... Won the C final in the 200 back at the Big 12 Championships in a lifetime best of 2:01.93 ... Also won the C final in the 500 free with a career-best of 4:51.41 ... Clocked a lifetime best of 16:49.51 in the 1,650 at Big 12’s as well.

2005-06 – Set personal bests in the 100

and 200 back and 500 and 1,000 freestyles ... Finished sixth in the consolation final of the 200 back at the Big 12 Championships (2:04.51) ... Was 13th at the conference meet in the mile (16:59.78) in only her second time to swim the race ... Came in 16th in the 400 IM at Big 12’s (4:33.52) ... Won the 200 back at LSU on Jan. 21 ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

High School/Club – 2005 graduate of Northview High School ... Scholastic AllAmerican ... Honor roll all four years ... Coached

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by Colin Mahoney ... Two-time team MVP ... Team finished fifth at state in 2005 ... Finished second in the 200 free and third in the 100 back at state as a senior ... Was part of a USA all-star team that competed in the Mare Nostrum Invite held all over Europe ... Member of Dynamo Swim Club coached by Alex Braunfeld.

Personal – Sally Ranzau is the daughter

of Rick and Karin Ranzau ... Born Oct. 31, 1986 in San Jose, Calif. ... Has two sisters, Allison and Emily ... History major ... Has participated in Habitat for Humanity and Big Event ... Member of Aggie Athletes Involved ... Career ambition is to be a teacher ... Enjoys reading, ultimate frisbee, and napping ... Mom and dad are both Aggies ... Dad swam for A&M.

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TRACEY RENFREW Up Close with Tracey

Senior - 3L

Why did you choose Texas A&M? Academic and athletic reputation and closeness to family

Back, Fly

Most memorable moment in swimming? Watching the last relay touch the wall first, securing our title as Big 12 Champs!

Cibolo, Texas (Schertz Clemens)

Favorite College Station restaurant? Doc Green’s Favorite ice cream? Caramel Fudge Brownie

Career Best Times

Favorite TV show? Anything on Animal Planet or Discovery

100 Back ....................57.27

Favorite food? Chinese

100 Fly .......................57.70

Nickname? Traceface What inspires you? My teammates

2007-08 – Made two consolation finals at USA Swimming Sectionals ... Placed 14th in the 200 back (2:26.79 LCM) after going 2:05.38 (SCY) during prelims ... Was 16th in the 100 back (1:09.04 LCM) after going 58.64 in prelims ... Also finished 21st in the 100 fly at sectionals (1:05.59 LCM).

What cartoon character best describes you? Daria Team’s best dancer? Emily Neal Team’s best singer? Triin Aljand

2006-07 – Set a lifetime best in the 100 fly ... Finished second in the ‘C’ final of the 100 fly at the Big 12 Championships in College Station with a career best time of 57.70 ... Took fourth in the ‘C’ final of the 200 back at Big 12 ‘s (2:06.37) ... Placed fifth in the ‘C’ final of the Big 12 meet in the 100 back (58.36).

THE AGGIES

200 Back .................2:03.15

Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 free relay Dream vacation? Tropical surfing paradise If you were given $100,000, how would you spend it? Give it to my family and take them on a relaxing vacation

2005-06 – Set lifetime bests in all her main

events ... Won the ‘C’ final in the 100 backstroke at the Big 12 Championships with a lifetime-best swim of 57.27 ... Finished second in the ‘C’ final of the 200 back with a career-best effort of 2:03.15 ... Took fifth in the ‘C’ final of the 100 fly (58.13) ... Set a lifetime best of 57.97 during prelims ... Ranked No. 5 on the team in the 200 back and No. 6 in the 100 back.

High School/Club – 2005 graduate of Samuel Clemens High School in Schertz, Texas ... Academic All-American ... Lettered four years for coach Amy Strickland ... Team MVP and all-state selection all four years ... Three-time All-American honorable mention ... One-time All-American ... Swims for Alamo Area Aquatics Association (AAAA) ... Coached by father, Robert. Personal – Tracey Lynn Renfrew is the

daughter of Robert and Julie Renfrew ... Born Sept. 28, 1987 in Minot, N.D. ... Has one brother, R.T. ... Biology major ... Career ambition is to be a physician’s assistant ... Father played soccer at The Citadel.

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Sophomore - 1L Sprint Free, Back Brenham, Texas (Brenham)

Career Best Times 50 Free ......................22.79 100 Free ....................50.91

THE AGGIES

100 Back ....................57.48

2007-08 – Dropped a mammoth amount of time in her 50 free — from 24.10 to 22.79 — and in doing so earned a share of the team’s Most Improved Award ... Ranks No. 4 in A&M history in the 50 free ... Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials after having never qualified for a national meet of any kind before ... Was brought to the NCAA Championships as an alternate on the 200 free relay and ended up swimming prelims and finals, earning an All-American honor thanks to a sixth-place finish ... Helped set the school record in the 200 free relay at the NCAA Championships as well (1:29.40) ... Crushed the field in the C final of the 50 free at the Big 12 Championships (23.13) after turning in a prelim performance of 22.79, a time that would have finished fourth in the championship final ... Also won the C final in the 100 free at Big 12’s (50.91) ... Was second behind teammate Ella Doerge in the C final of the 100 back in a lifetime best time of 57.48 ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

Up Close with Maria Why did you choose Texas A&M? I have been an Aggie my whole life and there is no other place I would rather be Favorite A&M tradition? Silver Taps & Midnight Yell How did you feel after the team won the Big 12 Championship? It felt amazing! Who has had the greatest impact on your swimming career? Steve, Tracy, and Paul because before I came to A&M I had never made it to a meet higher than sectionals Favorite College Station restaurant? Texas Roadhouse because their rolls are amazing. Olive Garden is up there too. Who is your role model? My brother because he is the most optimistic and hard-working person I know. Team’s best comedian? Melissa Hain Most memorable moment in swimming? Making Olympic Trials because a year ago I never would have dreamed that would happen. Teammate most likely to succeed at another sport? If running stadiums were a sport, Kristen Heiss would dominate Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 free relay If you were given $100,000, how would you spend it? I would donate most of it to breast cancer research and then buy a new car.

High School/Club – 2007 gradu-

ate of Brenham High School ... Lettered all four years ... NISCA Schoalstic All-American ... Member of National Honor Society, FCCLA and Spanish Club ... High school coaches were Tracy Campbell and Tom Arnold ... Four-time all-district selection, academic all-district, and all-state selection ... Two-time team MVP ... Club coach is Remko Hinloopen ... Swims for Aggie Swim Club ... Owns club records in the 50 & 100 free, 200 IM and 100 & 200 breast.

Personal – Maria Christine Sommer is the daughter of Stanley and Ann Sommer ... Born July 19, 1989 ... Has one brother, Samuel ... Business major ... Enjoys riding horses, shopping, and cooking ... Father and brother both graduated from A&M.

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EMILY WATSON Up Close with Emily

Sophomore - 1L

Why did you choose Texas A&M? I loved the traditions and the academics are great

Diving Frisco, Texas

Favorite A&M tradition? Midnight Yell

(Centennial)

How did you feel after the team won the Big 12 Championship? Proud of my teammates and all their hard work

Career Best Times

Who is your role model? My parents & older brother

One-Meter ................273.15 Three-Meter .............255.15

If you were given $100,000, how would you spend it? Save it for med school

Platform ...................188.90

Favorite TV show? One Tree Hill

2007-08 – Scored 11 points for the team in the Aggies’ Big 12 Championship victory ... Earned a 10th place finish on the tower at conference with a season best score of 188.90 ... Placed 13th on the one-meter at Big 12’s with a score of 229.30 ... Was 17th on the one-meter (209.55) ... Ranked No. 1 on the team on the one-meter (dual) with a 273.15-point, second place finish at LSU ... Scored a season-best of 255.15 on the three-meter to grab third in the Auburn/SMU tri-meet ... Finished fourth on the one-meter (247.10) and the three-meter (253.25) at the SMU Swimming & Diving Classic, turning her top championship competition scores of the season ... CSCAA All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

Nickname? Embryo or Auntie Em What cartoon character best describes me? Bugs Bunny Team’s best dancer? Emily Neal Team’s best comedian? Haley Haynes

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Favorite food? Burgers

Favorite event at the 2008 Olympics? Synchronized diving What inspires you? My mom Favorite ice cream? Chocolate chip cookie dough

High School/Club – 2006 graduate of Centennial High School ... Earned two letters ... Graduated in the top ten in her class ... 2006 academic all-American .. NHS member ... High school coach was Ronnie Rogers ... Club coaches were Jeff Bro and Krista Klein ... 2006 diving all-American ... Two-time district and regional champion ... First team all-state selection twice ... Two-time team MVP ... State runner-up in 2006 after finishing seventh a year earlier ... Dove for the GC Divers for a year ... Competitive gymnast until spring of 2005. Personal – Emily Nanette Watson is the daughter of Michael and Robbie Watson ... Born Aug. 8, 1988 ... Has two brothers, Blake and Dean ... Animal science major ... Business minor ... Career ambition is to be a emergency medicine physician ... Member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, FCA Leadership Team, Pre-Med Society, and Aggie Athletes Involved ... Enjoys playing Wii, reading and watching movies ... Grandfather and brother are Aggies ... Joined the team after Coach Wright encouraged her to try out after watching her dive in her free time at the Rec Center.

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Up Close with Julia

Team Captain

Why did you choose Texas A&M? The school spirit

Senior - 3L

Favorite A&M tradition? Midnight Yell

IM, Back, Free

How did you feel after winning the Big 12 Championship? Excited for the future

Stratford, Ont. (Vaughan Road Acad.)

Who has had the greatest impact on your swimming career? My older sister Jane

Career Best Times

Favorite College Station restaurant? Cheddar’s

100 Back ....................52.70

If you were given $100,000, how would you spend it? Pay back my parents for my Corolla and then go on vacation!

THE AGGIES

200 Back .................1:55.48 200 IM .....................1:55.45 100 Free ....................47.56

Favorite TV show? Anything on VH-1

200 Free .................1:43.64

Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Women’s 200 IM final

individual year in the history of the Texas A&M swimming program ... Arguably the fastest and most versatile swimmer in Canadian history ... Qualified for eight events at the 2008 Olympic Games for Canada (a national record), swimming six of them ...Was a part of eight national records in those six events ... Qualified for three Olympic finals (200 IM, 400 free & 400 medley relays) ... Also placed 12th in the 100 back and tied for 16th in the 100 free in Beijing ... Went a perfect four-forfour at Canadian nationals ... Won three events at Canadian Olympic Trials ... Big 12 Swimmer of the Meet and Year ... Broke all-time Big 12 records in each of her three individual races at the conference meet, scoring 60 points ... Scored 47 points at the NCAA Championships ... 14-time Big 12 champion ... 16-time All-American ... Finished second in the closest 100 freestyle race in NCAA Championship history (47.56) ... Placed third in the 200 freestyle (1:43.64) at NCAA’s and fifth in the 200 IM (1:55.45) ... Swam a blistering anchor leg of 1:43.38 in leading A&M to a second place finish in the 800 freestyle relay and the thirdfastest time in NCAA history ... Was also a part of the Aggies’ third-place NCAA 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays as well as its ninth-place 400 medley relay ... First Team Academic All-Big 12 ... Team MVP ... CoSida At-Large Second Team Academic All-American ... CSCAA All-Academic First Team ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

2006-07 – World championship finalist in the

200 IM in her first time representing the Canadian senior national team in a worldwide competition ... Big 12 and Canadian national champion in the 100 back ... Was a part of the Canadian national record 400 freestyle relay team at the Paris Open in August ... CollegeSwimming.com National

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Weirdest thing you will admit to doing? Peeing in a ready room

2007-08 – Turned in the single greatest

What cartoon character best describes you? Sailor Moon Favorite food? Warm brownies and ice cream Favorite ice cream? Mint chocolate chip If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be and why? Gloria Steinem because she’s an amazing strong woman Swimmer of the Week following the Texas dual meet ... Won a pair of Big 12 Swimmer of the Week honors ... Set career bests across the board ... Scored 54 of 60 possible individual points in the Aggies’ Big 12 Championship victory ... Broke the Texas A&M record in the 100 free (49.01) leading off the 400 freestyle relay that won the Big 12 title for the Aggies ... Earned the silver medal in both the 200 IM (1:58.14) and the 200 back at the Big 12 meet (1:56.53) ... NCAA championship finalist in the 200 IM (sixth; 1:58.23) ... Swam the back leg on the all-time Big 12 record hodling 400 medley relay (3:35.12) ... First Team Academic All-Big 12 ... Named to the CSCAA All-Academic Team ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

2005-06 – Big 12 champion in the 100 back

... Four-time All-American ... Big 12 Swimmer of the Month for January ... CSCAA national all-academic team ... Set the Texas A&M school record in the 100 free by leading off the 400 free relay team in 49.35 during finals at the NCAA Championships (team finished fifth) ... Swam the opening leg (1:47.44) on A&M’s sixth-place 800 freestyle relay at NCAA’s ...

Finished sixth in the consolation final of the 200 IM at NCAA’s ... Big 12 runner-up in both the 200 back (1:57.07) and 200 IM (1:59.72) ... Member of the Big 12 champion 400 and 800 free relays ... Canadian national champion in the 200 IM ... Finished eighth at the Pan Pacific Games in the 200 IM while winning a silver medal on the 400 free relay that set a new Canadian national record ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient.

High School/Club – 2005 graduate of Vaughan Road Academy ... Honor roll member ... Involved in student council and band ... Provincial high-point champion in 2003, 2004, and 2005 ... Competed for the Canadian Jr. National Team at the 2005 Jr. Pan Pacific Games ... Member of NYAC coached by Murray Drudge. Personal – Julia Rose Wilkinson is the daughter of Mark and Mary Wilkinson ... Born June 12, 1987 in Stratford, Ontario ... Has one sister, Jane ... Communication major ... Career ambition is to work in the media ... Father, Mark, played in the Little League World Series.

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SARAH WOODS Up Close with Sarah Junior - 2L

Why did you choose Texas A&M? The coaching staff, the teammates, the engineering program, the traditions — A&M has the whole package

Sprint Free, Back Birmingham, Ala.

Favorite A&M tradition? The War Hymn

(Oak Mountain)

How did you feel after the team won the Big 12 Championship? Elated, relieved, and proud of our team’s accomplishment

Career Best Times

Favorite College Station restaurant? Christopher’s

50 Free ......................22.83

Favorite TV show? The Office

100 Free ....................49.80 200 Free .................1:52.01

Favorite food? Kristen Heiss’s blueberry pancakes Team’s best dancer? Emily Neal

2007-08 – Big 12 champion on the 200

Team’s best singer? Triin Aljand

free (1:29.74) and 200 medley (1:38.76) relays ... Earned her first All-American title by helping lead the 200 free relay to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in a school record time of 1:29.40 ... Anchored the 200 medley relay to a third place finish in an all-time Big 12 record time of 1:37.72 at NCAA’s ... Scored 44 points at the Big 12 Championships ... Finished third in the 100 back (55.26 LTB), fourth in the 50 free (22.95), and sixth in the 100 free (49.90) at the Big 12 meet ... Was 42nd in the 100 back (56.20), 43rd in the 100 free (49.80 LTB), and 45th in the 50 free (23.04) at the NCAA Championships ... Named First Team Academic All-Big 12 ... CSCAA AllAcademic First Team ... Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient (4.0).

Team’s best comedian? Sally Ranzau Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Kristen Heiss, Sand Volleyball

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100 Back ....................55.26

Favorite ice cream? Chocolate brownie overload Favorite practice set? Anything short and fast Kickboard or no kickboard? No kickboard Favorite thing to do when not training? I like to cook when I have the time

2006-07 – Cut nearly a full second off her personal best in the 50 free and almost two full seconds off her top 100 free time ... Won the ‘C’ final in the 50 free at the Big 12 Championships with a career best time of 23.39, an NCAA consideration performance ... Also won the Big 12 ‘C’ final in the 100 free after producing a time of 50.83 ... Set a personal best of 50.49 during prelims ... Placed fourth in the ‘C’ final of the 200 free with a lifetime best of 1:52.01 ... CSCAA All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Texas A&M/ Verizon Athletic Scholar Award recipient. High School/Club – 2006 salutatorian of Oak Mountain Classical School ... ‘A’ honor roll member ... USA Swimming Scholastic AllAmerican ... Swam six years for the Birmingham Swim League, coached by Ben Davis ... Team captain as a senior. Personal – Sarah Woods is the daughter of Phillip and Debbie Woods ... Born April 26, 1988 in Demopolis, Ala. ... Has two sisters, Hannah and Claire, and one brother, David ... Chemical engineering major ... Great-grandfather attended A&M ... Began swimming at age 6.

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LAUREN CLIFFORD Freshman - HS

Freshman - HS

Fly, IM

IM, Dist. Free, Back

Pollock Pines, Calif.

THE AGGIES

ALYSSA CONNER

Granite Bay, Calif.

(El Dorado)

(Granite Bay)

Career Best Times

Career Best Times

100 Fly................ 56.42

200 IM ............2:04.84

200 Fly............. 2:03.80

400 IM ............4:24.70

200 IM ............. 2:05.05

500 Free .........4:55.93

400 IM ............. 4:26.17

1,000 Free ....10:03.03 1,650 Free ....16:51.92 200 Back ........2:05.62

High School/Club –

2008 valedictorian of El Dorado High School in Placerville, Calif. ... National Merit Scholar ... Lettered four years in swimming and one year in basketball ... Coached in high school by Kristen Stumbaugh ... All-league all four years ... Section winner in the 100 fly and two relays in 2008 ... Team finished fourth at sections ... Holds school record in five races ... Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 fly ... Qualified for junior nationals in 2007 and 2008 ... Swims for the Sierra Marlins Swim Team coached by Jeff Pearson.

Personal –

Lauren Clifford is the daughter of Craig and Kelly Clifford ... Born Sept. 7, 1990 in Placerville, Calif. ... Has twin brothers, Kevin and Ryan ... Biology major ... Enjoys baking, watching Project Runway, and playing soccer and basketball ... Was in the Girl Scouts for 12 years.

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Up Close with Lauren Why did you choose Texas A&M? I loved the team, the environment, and the fact that the surrounding community is so in tune with the events of the college! Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 free relay Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Kristen Heiss. I think she’s just pretty much amazing at whatever she does. If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be and why? Ayn Rand. I love her books and would really enjoy sitting down and just having a conversation with her. Favorite food? Smoothies! Dream vacation? Egypt! I want to see the pyramids and stuff!

High School/Club –

2008 graduate of Granite Bay High School in Granite Bay, Calif. ... Was above a 4.0 all four years ... Sierra Nevada Academic Award winner ... Earned four letters swimming for Coach John Sherman ... Three-time All-American ... 200 IM section champion in 2008 ... Team MVP ... Team won their league all four years and won section in 2007 ... 2006 and 2007 nationals qualifier ... Swam for the Sierra Marlins Swim Team coached by Jeff Pearson.

Personal – Alyssa Conner

is the daughter of Larry and Erin Conner ... Born June 16, 1990 in Sacramento, Calif. ... Has one brother, Colin, and one sister, Karrisa ... Business major ... Enjoys shopping and going to the movies.

Up Close with Alyssa Why did you choose Texas A&M? Because the girls on the team are amazing. I had so much fun on my recruiting trip. I love the school and all its traditions. Kickboard or no kickboard? Kickboard!!!! :-) Favorite College Station restaurant? Chipotle Favorite TV show? 1) Home Improvement 2) Grey’s Anatomy Favorite practice set? Pulling Which personal attribute makes you a great athlete? Persistence and hard work Favorite ice cream? Chocolate chip cookie dough Favorite cereal? Quaker Squares & Lucky Charms

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TARIN CORWIN

JORDAN KING Freshman - HS

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Blue Springs, Mo.

Beaverton, Ore.

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Career Best Times

Career Best Times

50 Free .............. 23.39

100 Fly............... 55.36

100 Free ............ 51.04

200 Fly............ 2:00.57

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200 Free ......... 1:51.54 200 IM ............ 2:04.91 400 IM ............ 4:25.29

High School/Club –

2008 graduate of Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, Mo. ... Academic all-American ... NHS member ... Principal’s honor roll ... Lettered four years for Bill Shalley ... 16-time all-American and all-state ... Four-time swimmer of the year ... Team won state three times ... Holds the school record in the 50 and 100 free as well as part of three relays ... Most memorable moment in swimming was setting state records as a team and winning as a team ... Swims for Team Dolphins of Kansas City coached by Robert Sturman.

Personal – Tarin Elizabeth

Corwin is the daughter of Mark and Tara Corwin ... Born Sept. 26, 1989 in Lexington, Mo. ... Has two brothers, Jay and Carson, and one sister, Ragin ... Kinesiology major ... Wants to become a sports physician.

Up Close with Tarin Why did you choose Texas A&M? The tradition and atmosphere Who has had the greatest impact on your swimming career? My dad What personal attribute makes you a great athlete? Determination & competitiveness Who is your role model? My mom Favorite TV show? Grey’s Anatomy Favorite 2008 Olympic race? 50 free Favorite food? Everything/Chocolate! Favorite ice cream? Birthday cake remix from Coldstone Kickboard or no kickboard? No kickboard

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High School/Club –

2008 graduate of Westview High School in Portland ... Lettered four years for coach Melinda Miller ... Team MVP both years as an upperclassman ... Three-time 100 fly state champ ...Won 200 free at state as a senior ... Team was twotime district champion and first at state all four years ... Holds school records in the 100 fly, 200 IM and 400 free relay ... Most memorable moment in swimming was getting a national cut at age 14 ... Swam for Tualatin Hills Swim Club coached by Linck Bergen.

Personal – Jordan Gabri-

elle King is the daughter of Greg and Cyndi King ... Born March 29, 1990 ... Has one sister, Lindsey, who also swims for the Aggies ... Biology major ... Enjoys reading, watching TV, relaxing, and being outdoors.

Up Close with Jordan Why did you choose Texas A&M? Great swimming program and opportunities available to student-athletes Favorite A&M tradition? Midnight Yell! Who is your role model? My sister If you were given $100,000, how would you spend it? I would save most of it Favorite TV show? Two and a Half Men; Will & Grace Weirdest thing you will admit to have done? I wore two left shoes to school one time. It was a complete accident. Favorite food? Spaghetti — Carbs in general Nickname? Jordie Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 free relay!!!

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MEGAN LATONE Freshman - HS

Freshman - HS

Back, Free

Diving

Austin, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

THE AGGIES

(Westlake)

(Roosevelt)

Career Best Times

Career Best Scores

100 Back ............ 56.15

One-Meter (11) ..456.35

200 Back ......... 2:03.98

Three-Meter (9) ..372.40

100 Free ............. 51.87

Platform (7) .......345.10

200 Free .......... 1:52.00

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2008 graduate of Westlake High School ... 2008 All-American ... Team won district and state ... Was on school record 400 free and 200 medley relays ... School’s 400 free relay set a national high school record ... Fourth at the Texas 5A state meet in the 100 back (56.82) ...Won the B final at state in the 100 free (51.87) ... Swam for Longhorn Aquatics coached of Randy Reese.

Personal – Megan Ashley

Latone is the daughter of Kevin and Peggy Latone ... Born April 2, 1990 in Grand Rapids, Mich. ... Has one brother, Ryan, who swam for both Alabama and A&M ... General studies major ... Enjoys baking and hanging out with her dog ... Most memorable moment in swimming was getting Olympic Trials cut.

Up Close with Megan Why did you choose Texas A&M? I believe in the coaches and the team Favorite A&M tradition? Aggie ring Favorite College Station restaurant? Blue Baker Favorite TV show? Ugly Betty What is playing in your iPod right now? Taylor Swift — Picture to Burn Teammate most likely to succeed in another sport? Tarin Corwin, Thumb War Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 free relay Favorite food? My mom’s lasagna Who has had the greatest impact on your swimming career? My brother

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LORENA LUJAN

High School/Club –

2008 magna cum laude graduate of Roosevelt High School in San Antonio ... Lettered two years for coach Craig Nolder ... Won District 26-5A in 2006 (405.70) ... Won Region 7 meet in 2006 (416.80) ... Finished seventh at 5A state meet in 2008.

Personal – Lorena Lujan is the daughter of Juan Lujan and Lorena Whitt ... Born Oct. 31, 1990 in Mexico City ... Has one brother, Juan, and one sister, Mayra ... Bioenvironmental engineering.

Up Close with Lorena Why did you choose Texas A&M? It’s amazing academically and athletically Favorite A&M tradition? Midnight Yell Favorite College Station restaurant? Johnny Carino’s Favorite TV show? Friends Favorite food? Italian Dream vacation? Greece Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 400 free relay Favorite ice cream? All of them What personal attribute makes you a great athlete? Effort & perseverance

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RITA MEDRANO

JANIE POTVIN

Freshman-HS

Freshman-HS

Fly, IM, Dist. Free

Diving

Aguascalientes, México

Brossard, Quebec Canada

(Instituto Alpes)

(DeMortagne) Career Best Scores

100 Fly (lcm) .... 1:03.38

One-Meter (5) ... 232.00

200 Fly (lcm) .... 2:14.49

Three-Meter (5) ... 271.00

400 Free (lcm) .. 4:25.97

Platform (5)....... 316.05

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Career Best Times

800 Free (lcm) .. 9:05.12 1500 Free (lcm) ..17:05.36

High School/Club –

400 IM (lcm) .... 5:00.60

High School/Club –

2008 graduate of Instituto Alpes in Aguacalientes, México ... First in class ... Coached by Fermin Martinez ... State champion in the 100 and 200 fly and the 400 IM ... National champion in the 200 fly ... Member of the Mexican National Team ... Finished sixth at the 2007 Pan American Games in the 200 fly.

Personal – Rita Medrano is the daughter of Ramon Medrano and Rita Munoz … Born Jan. 26, 1990 in Aguascalientes, México ... General studies major ... Has two brothers ... Wants to own her own business ... Enjoys hanging out with friends and going to the movies ... Has done community service with seniors and the homeless.

Up Close with Rita Why did you choose Texas A&M? Because of the traditions, the great swimming team, and the academic level Favorite A&M tradition? Midnight Yell Favorite practice set? Everything with fins If you were given $100,000, how would you spend it? On shoes and saving it Favorite TV show? Friends Favorite food? Everything :-)

Personal – Janie Potvin is

Dream vacation? Europe Favorite 2008 Olympic race? Men’s 100 fly / Men’s 50 free Kickboard or no kickboard? No kickboard

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2006 graduate of DeMortagne High School in Boucherville, Quebec ... Dives for CAMO coached by Aaron Dziver ... Member of the Canadian junior national team since 2006 ... Was eighth on the tower and 11th on the three-meter at Olympic Trials ... Won the Beverly Boys Award as the top overall diver at summer nationals... Bronze medalist at junior nationals on the platform in 2006 ... Earned a bronze in synchro three-meter and was 8th individually on the tower at Canadian Winter Senior Nationals ... Claimed a bronze medal on the platform in the Canada-U.S. Junior Challenge in 2005 ... Is a former handball player ... Finished 20th on the tower at the 2006 Junior World Championships.

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the daughter of Michel Potvin and Sylvie Denis ... Born May 16, 1989 in Montreal ... Has two sisters, Christina and Vicky ... General studies major ... Enjoys listening to music and hanging out with friends ... Most memorable moment in diving was getting a spot on the junior national team for junior worlds in 2006 in Malaysia.

Up Close with Janie Why did you choose Texas A&M? Because I like it Favorite A&M tradition? Midnight Yell Who is your role model? Marie-Eve Marleau Favorite TV show? One Tree Hill Dream vacation? Bahamas Team’s best singer? Emily Watson Team’s best comedian? Haley Haynes Favorite 2008 Olympic event? Men’s 10 Meter Final Favorite cereal? Frosted Flakes If you were given $100,000, how would you spend it? I would save it

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The Big 12 champion Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team won its third Big 12 Relays in four years with a second consecutive sweep of the swimming relays in Ames, Iowa. The Aggies set a new team record for points at the meet by outscoring the University of Texas 117-88. The old record of 115 came in last year’s first place finish in Lincoln, Neb. “After sweeping all the races last year, I felt like we had chance to do it again,” A&M head coach Steve Bultman said. “There were a handful of races where we had to come from behind to win but the girls came through each time and did a great job.” A&M hit the pedal from the start and didn’t let up all day, winning 14 of the 16 relays by more than a full second. Despite the overwhelming number of victories, Texas did give A&M several tests during the day. The 200 freestyle relay group of Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), Codie Hansen (Arlington), Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.), and Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) raced past the Longhorns on Aljand’s impressive early season 22.74 anchor leg to earn the win in 1:34.71. Ten-time All-American Christine Marshall (Newport News, Va.) went by Texas’ Alison Soelter on the final leg of the 150-yard fly relay to earn A&M the win in the 12th race of the day. The 3 x 500 freestyle relay was also a tight battle. Big 12 Swimmer of the Year Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) clocked a 4:54.11 on the third and final leg to catch Texas senior Delia Huang. A&M topped Texas in the longest race of the day, 14:53.14 to 14:58.43. World championship 200 IM finalist Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.) erased a 1.5 second deficit in the 4 x 100-yard IM relay with a blazing anchor leg of 57.02 to give A&M the win in 3:56.04. Wilkinson also came to the rescue in the 200-400-200 IM relay, getting the Aggies the lead on the breaststroke portion of her anchor leg and hitting the wall approximately a second-and-a-half ahead of Texas’ Alison Soelter. A&M’s 400 freestyle relay group of Hansen, Melissa Hain (Kingwood), Wilkinson, and Marshall earned an NCAA consideration time of 3:23.92. Among those earning individual ‘B’ cut qualifying standards were Aljand, 100 fly, 55.08; Atkinson, 100 breast, 1:02.87, and Wilkinson, 100 back, 55.91. “Overall, I was pleased,” Bultman said. “We had some great swims for the first meet of the year. There are things we need to get better on but that’s why we swim these meets -- to see where we are at and what we need to work on.”

One day after a second consecutive sweep of swimming events at the Big 12 Relays, the Big 12 champion Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team rolled to dual meet wins over host Iowa State and Missouri at Beyer Pool. The Aggies recorded 177-104 and 158116 wins over the Cyclones and Tigers, respectively, to start their dual meet season at 2-0. A&M head coach Steve Bultman was informed Saturday that the Aggies broke seven pool records on Friday, then proceeded to lead his team towards two more (200 back, 200 IM) on Saturday morning. “It was really exciting to hear we had broken all those pool records yesterday and to pick up two more today was just icing on the cake,” Bultman said. “It’s always nice to do something like that especially in a pool that has been around for 40 years or so.” A&M won 12 of 14 swimming events to cruise to its fifth-straight win over Missouri and move its all-time record against Iowa State to 3-0. Juniors Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) and Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.) both won a pair of races for the Aggies. Aljand led a 1-23-4 A&M finish in the 50 free in 23.72 while hitting the wall first in the 100 fly (56.66) as well. Wilkinson did a number on the 200 IM field by winning in an NCAA consideration and pool record time of 2:03.89, nearly threeand-a-half seconds ahead of second place finisher Colleen Gordon of Missouri. She also led a 1-2 A&M finish in the 100 back, clocking a time of 56.18. A&M’s freshman class made some noise in the first collegiate dual meet of their careers. Casey Hurrell-Zitelman (San Antonio) cranked out a five-plus second victory in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:14.33) while finishing second in the 500 free (5:02.34). Melanie Dodds (Maple

Ridge, B.C.) edged out sophomore Melissa Hain (Kingwood) in the 200 fly, 2:07.00 to 2:07.07, as well. Big 12 Swimmer of the Year Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo) swam her way to a near-2.5 second win in the 200 backstroke with a 2:01.49 to 2:03.94 win over Missouri’s Lauren Lavigna. Heiss set the Beyer Pool record in earning the win. In a battle of multi-time junior All-Americans, Christine Marshall (Newport News, Va.) just held off teammate Codie Hansen (Arlington) for a win in the 200-yard freestyle. Marshall clocked a time of 1:51.37 to hold off the closing Hansen who finished right behind her in 1:51.49. Junior Marissa Jasek (San Antonio) and sophomore Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.) finished in a tie for first in the 100 free at 52.44 as the Aggies finished 1-2-3-4 for the second race in a row (50 free). Sophomore Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) rebounded from a close loss in the 100 breast to storm to a three-plus second win in the 200 breast. Atkinson finished first in 2:18.94. The Aggies bookended the meet with wins in both relays. The group of Wilkinson, Atkinson, Aljand, and Hansen captured the 200-yard medley relay in 1:45.03 while Aljand, Megan Rains (Puyallup, Wash.), Ella Doerge (Clive, Iowa), and Chelsea Helgason (Olympia, Wash.) were first in the 200 free relay in 1:36.36. “To come back this morning and get ready to race after a long day yesterday isn’t easy,” Bultman said. “We didn’t swim as well as we’re capable of even though we did a lot of racing over the last two days. We’ve got to get our girls used to that by doing back-to-back meets because that’s what things will be like at conference and NCAA’s. I was pleased with how they got up raced. If they continue to do that, the times will come later on in the season.”

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SMU Classic - Day 1

SMU Classic - Day 2 The sixth-ranked Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team captured the 14th annual SMU Swimming & Diving Classic at Perkins Natatorium. The Aggies earned a 330-306 win over the host Mustangs. No. 21 Florida State snuck by No. 15 Southern California, 267-259.5. No. 16 Wisconsin fell just one point short of USC while Alabama was sixth with 233 points. “I was very pleased with how the girls stepped up and raced,” A&M head coach Steve Bultman said. “For an early season competition in the middle of hard training we had some very good swims.” A&M was paced again by Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) who won her third individual event in two days. Aljand took the top spot in the 100-yard free in an NCAA consideration

Alia Atkinson

time of 50.78. She also led off the secondplace 200-yard freestyle relay in an impressive time of 23.07. Junior Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.) won the 200-yard individual medley with a season best and strong NCAA consideration time of 2:01.95. Wilkinson also finished third in the 200 back in a consideration time of 2:00.21. The Aggies opened Saturday night’s action by grabbing a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The group of Wilkinson, Melissa Hain (Kingwood), Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.), and Aljand hit the wall first in an NCAA consideration, and pool record, time of 3:23.13. Sophomore Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) grabbed second place in the 200yard breaststroke in a near-NCAA automatic qualifying time of 2:14.80 behind NCAA champion Rebecca Soni of USC. Big 12 Swimmer of the Year Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) claimed second place in the 500-yard freestyle, coming in at an NCAA consideration time of 4:53.11. Junior Codie Hansen (Arlington) was also a winner for the Aggies, taking the top spot in the ‘B’ heat of the 100-yard freestyle (51.27). at North Texas/vs. Northern Ariz. The sixth-ranked Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team defeated both North Texas and Northern Arizona at the Pohl Recreation Center. The Aggies (4-0), swimming without eight of their top athletes and diver Emily Watson (Frisco), still managed to win all but two races as well as the one-meter springboard against the Mean Green and Lumberjacks. The remaining nine Aggies were taking part in the SMU Swimming & Diving Classic. A&M earned a 185-111 win over host North Texas while beating NAU 180-113. Ten-time All-American Christine Marshall (Newport News, Va.) led the way for A&M, winning the 100 and 200-yard freestyles and the 100 butterfly. Marshall earned the wins in 51.66, 1:51.50, and 56.99, respectively, in the three events. Sophomore Emily Neal (Plano) and freshman Casey Hurrell-Zitelman (San Antonio)

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both were double winners on the day. Neal, swimming in her first meet of the season, took top honors in the 200 back (2:02.35) and 200 IM (2:06.66). Hurrell-Zitelman swept both distance races, grabbing the 500 free in 4:58.83 and the 1,000 free in 10:07.68. Seniors Chelsea Helgason (Olympia, Wash.) and Brittany Lentz (Humble) won the breaststrokes for the Aggies with Helgason taking the 100-yard race (1:05.41) while Lentz grabbed the 200-yard event (2:22.46). Diver Alex Tipple (Thunder Bay, Ont.) grabbed her first collegiate victory with a zone qualifying score of 258.40 one the one-meter springboard. Freshman Maria Sommer (Brenham) also earned her first collegiate win by taking the top spot in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.75. A&M’s group of Neal, Reneé Iserman (Spring), Megan Rains (Puyallup, Wash.), and Marissa Jasek (San Antonio) opened the meet by taking first in the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.90). The Aggies put a bookend on their victory after the group of Ella Doerge (Clive, Iowa), Erin Mahoney (Wichita, Kan.), Sommer and Jasek hit the wall first in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:33.61).

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The sixth-ranked Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving used strong performances from its relays and Big 12 Swimmer of the Week Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) to jump out to the lead at the 14th annual SMU Swimming & Diving Classic. The Aggies lead host SMU, 172-154, with No. 15 USC third at 135.5. No. 21 Florida State is fourth with 126 points followed by No. 16 Wisconsin (121.5) and Alabama (119). Four-time individual Big 12 champion Aljand turned in her first sub-23 second 50 free of the year by winning the ‘A’ heat in 22.94 ahead of Wisconsin junior Jackie Vavrek (23.16). Aljand missed the meet and pool record by .01. Earlier in the meet, Aljand smashed the field in the 100 fly, clocking an NCAA consideration time of 54.38 to finish ahead of Alabama freshman Ida Persson (55.63) for top honors. A&M’s potent relays were on display in the 800-yard freestyle event. The group of Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.), Melissa Hain (Kingwood), Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) and Codie Hansen (Arlington) beat the host Mustangs, 7:21.29 to 7:24.54. The 400-yard medley relay group of Wilkinson, Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), Aljand, and Hansen was second to USC in 3:43.25, a time that ranks seventh on the all-time A&M performer list. The Aggies were also dominant in the backstroke as Wilkinson and Heiss swept both heats. Wilkinson hit the wall first in the championship heat in an NCAA consideration time of 55.10 while Heiss was first in the ‘B’ heat in 56.56. Sophomore Alia Atkinson swam her way to a solid second place time in the 100-yard breast (1:02.31) behind NCAA champion Rebecca Soni of Southern Cal (1:00.86). She also won the ‘B’ heat of the 100 fly in 56.14. Several of the Aggies’ other younger swimmers turned in strong performances as freshman Melanie Dodds (Maple Ridge, B.C.) won the ‘B’ heat of the 400 IM (4:23.69) while sophomore Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.) gave A&M a sweep of both heats in the 50 free (24.00).

Adamson Invite - Day 1 The sixth-ranked Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team swept all five races and broke two school records on their way to a first-place lead following day one of the Art Adamson Invitational being held at the Student Rec Center Natatorium. The Aggies lead No. 13 Michigan, 453359.5, while No. 12 SMU is in third place with 264.5 points. “As we always do this time of year, we backed off of them at practice for a couple of days and have historically swam well and that sure continued today,” A&M head coach Steve Bultman said. “There were some just outstanding swims across the board for us.” The Aggies produced remarkable performances in many events but they really put the quality of their depth on display in the 500-yard freestyle as three swimmers swam

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their lifetime best times in the same race to rank No. 1, 2, and 3 in the all-time A&M record book by race’s end. Big 12 Swimmer of the Year Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) continued an amazing 2007 calendar year by breaking her own school record in the 500-yard freestyle. Heiss hit the wall first in 4:43.68, nearly two seconds faster than the NCAA automatic qualifying standard. Junior Codie Hansen (Arlington) closed well over the final 50 yards to come in behind Heiss in a lifetimebest of 4:45.22, automatically punching her ticket to the NCAA Championships as well. Senior co-captain Beth McCullough (Austin) unveiled the swim of her life, a 4:45.96 thirdplace time that ranks among the national leaders. Junior Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.) won a great 200-yard individual medley race between herself and Michigan’s Margaret Kelly to lower the A&M school record almost a full second to 1:57.20. Wilkinson annihilated the NCAA automatic standard of 2:00.34 to qualify her for the NCAA Championships. Freshman and fellow Canadian Melanie Dodds (Maple Ridge, B.C.) finished third in a strong consideration time of 2:01.68 while sophomore Emily Neal (Plano) was fourth in 2:01.98. Junior Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) proved once again why she is the greatest 50 freestyler in A&M history by cruising to an impressive NCAA automatic qualifying win in 22.57. Aljand now owns each of the 10 fastest times in A&M history in the event with Friday’s performance being the fastest fall swim of her three-year collegiate career. Wilkinson finished third in 22.89 after turning in a split of 22.38 on the Aggies’ winning 200 free relay. Junior Marissa Jasek (San Antonio) and sophomore Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.) finished sixth and seventh in lifetime-best swims of 23.09 and 23.30 as well. The Aggies also punched their ticket to the NCAA Championships with a win in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The group of Jasek, Wilkinson, Woods, and Aljand blazed their way to a time of 1:30.84, the sixth-fastest performance in school history. A&M closed the evening with a win in the 400-yard medley relay. The quartet of Wilkinson, Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), Aljand and Hansen swam the fifthfastest time in A&M history at 3:38.46, just missing the NCAA automatic qualifying standard by .44. “It’s always great to get ‘A’ cuts,” Bultman said. “Starting with the 200 free relay and going right on down the line we had at least one in every event until the very end and we just barely missed getting that one. We are only one day into the meet and already have a good group of girls qualified for nationals.” Sophomore Alex Tipple (Thunder Bay, Ont.) produced the highest one-meter diving score of her collegiate career, a 275.50 fourth-place effort that improves on her zone qualifying performance set three weeks ago in Denton.

Adamson Invite - Day 2 Texas A&M junior Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.) made day two of the Art Adamson Invitational her own personal playground as she led the Aggies to a near insurmountable lead at the Student Rec Center Natatorium. Wilkinson set one school record, just missed another and capped the evening off by whipping the crowd into a frenzy with an impressive come-from-behind victory over SMU in the final relay. The Aggies lead No. 13 Michigan, 1,064-801.5, while No. 12 Southern Methodist is third with 585.5 points. After anchoring the 200-yard medley relay in a jaw-dropping time of 21.97, Wilkinson became the first Aggie to crack the 1:46 barrier in the 200-yard freestyle by capturing first place in 1:45.96. Two events later, Wilkinson was at it again, recording a lifetime-best swim of 53.72 in the 100-yard backstroke that fell just .08 short of the A&M record. To close the evening session, the A&M star erased a body-length deficit in the 800 free relay to make the Aggies a perfect 4-0 in relays for the weekend. “To be perfectly honest, I felt a little tired today before some of my events so I went around talking to different people to help pump myself up,” Wilkinson said. “I totally didn’t see that time coming in the backstroke but I sure am happy about it. Today was a pretty awesome day.” Wilkinson wasn’t the only Aggie having a banner day. Texas A&M senior Jenni Stratton (Portland, Ore.) swam the second fastest 400 individual medley time in school history, 4:12.68, in racing to a first place finish. Stratton led a trio of Aggies that automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships in the event. Sophomore Emily Neal (Plano) punched a return ticket to NCAA’s with a lifetime-best swim of 4:14.31 for third place while Big 12 400 IM champion Melissa Hain (Kingwood) also hit the ‘A’ cut after hitting the wall in 4:15.09. A&M was simply magnificent in the 200yard freestyle as nine different Aggies swam NCAA consideration marks led by Wilkinson’s school record of 1:45.96. Five different Aggies went under 1:48 as well. Junior Codie Hansen (Arlington) was third for A&M in 1:47.13 while senior Beth McCullough (Austin) continued the

meet of her career with a lifetime-best swim of 1:47.56 for fifth place. Junior Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) was sixth in 1:47.62 while freshman Hannah Kinder (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) was right behind her in a lifetime-best swim of 1:48.97. In addition, junior Marissa Jasek (San Antonio) won the consolation final in a lifetime-best of 1:47.98, leading a 1-2-3-4-5 A&M finish in that finals heat. Sophomore Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships with an NCAA automatic qualifying win in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:01.03). Senior Chelsea Helgason (Olympia, Wash.) was the second Aggie to hit the wall, recording a lifetime-best performance of 1:03.71 for fourth place. Sophomore Reneé Iserman (Spring) was fifth in 1:03.87 as well. A&M began the evening by taking the top spot in the 200-yard medley relay. The group of Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia), Atkinson, Megan Rains (Puyallup, Wash.), and Wilkinson recorded a high NCAA consideration time of 1:40.07. The group of Hansen, McCullough, Heiss, and Wilkinson swam the third-fastest 800-yard freestyle relay time in A&M history at 7:09.50, grabbing first place thanks to Wilkinson’s come-from-behind anchor leg. The relay also easily qualified automatically for the NCAA Championships. Junior Triin Aljand took second place honors in the 100-yard butterfly in 53.84 while senior Megan Rains was sixth in a lifetime best of 54.70. Sophomore Alex Tipple (Thunder Bay, Ont.) continued the best meet of her collegiate career by setting a best of 275.55 during prelims on the three-meter springboard. Tipple went on to capture fifth place in the final. During morning prelims, a handful of Aggies recorded U.S. Olympic Trial qualifying performances. Those performances are as follows: Melissa Hain, 400 IM 4:53.58; Codie Hansen, 200 free, 2:02.84; Beth McCullough, 200 free, 2:02.94; and Megan Rains, 100 fly, 1:01.87. Through two days of the Art Adamson Invitational, the Aggies have already automatically qualified an impressive 11 swimmers for the 2008 NCAA Championships while numerous others have consideration times.

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A 1-2-3-4 finish in the 100 back at the Big 12 Championships at Rice The sixth-ranked Texas A&M swimming & diving team cruised to a 159-95 win over Rice University at Rice Pool. The Aggies (5-0) won 13 of 14 events, including finishing first and second in both relays. A&M’s depth shone through as 10 different swimmers won 11 individual events. “It was good win for us,” A&M head coach Steve Bultman said. “You could tell that we were coming off some good hard training the past two weeks but I think this meet helped get us ready for our meets tomorrow against Auburn and SMU.” Leading the way for A&M against the Owls was freshman transfer Lindsey King (Beaverton, Ore.). King, who came to Aggieland from Cal-Berkeley, was the Aggies’ lone swimmer to win two individual events, hitting the wall first in both the 100-yard backstroke (57.71) and 200 back (2:04.10). The sophomore class turned in a strong showing Friday, winning three events. Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.) and Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) swept the 100 (52.68) and 200 freestyles (1:52.42) while Emily Neal (Plano) won one of her specialty events, the 400-yard individual medley (4:23.40). Freshman Hannah Kinder (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) won the 500 free in 4:58.74. Senior co-captains Brittany Lentz (Humble) and Beth McCullough (Austin) both earned victories against Rice. Lentz cruised past the field in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:22.75 while McCullough earned the win in the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:14.94, her fastest of the season. Two juniors earned butterfly wins against the Owls. Christine Marshall (Newport News, Va.) was first in the 100 fly (56.76) while Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) did likewise in the 200 fly (2:06.58), an event she rarely competes in.

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Freshman Maria Sommer (Brenham) won her second 50 freestyle of the year with a 24.19 finish. The Aggies opened the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley relay as Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia), Renee Iserman (Spring), Megan Rains (Puyallup, Wash.), and Sarah Woods finished first in 1:45.78. A&M ended its fifth dual meet win of the season with a win in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Alia Atkinson, Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.), Christine Marshall, and Chelsea Helgason (Olympia, Wash.) capped the meet with a winning time of 1:35.75. #1 Auburn/#12 SMU The sixth-ranked Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team earned both a win and a loss after going toe-to-toe with two of the nation’s premier swimming programs. The Aggies (6-1) swam an inspired meet, taking a 130-128 lead over two-time defending national champion Auburn into the final two races. However Tiger Emily Kukors, who turned in three NCAA automatic qualifying performances for Auburn, gave her team the lead back with a close win over A&M school record holder Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.) in the 200-yard individual medley. Kukors hit the wall in 1:59.05, just ahead of Wilkinson who finished in 1:59.71. With A&M needing a first and third place finish to win the meet, Aggie head coach Steve Bultman split up his top 400yard freestyle relay legs in hopes of trying to do just that. Auburn was not to be denied however as Kukors again went headto-head with Wilkinson on the final leg, this time giving up considerable ground but still holding off the Aggie junior to finish ahead of A&M and clinch the overall victory in a time of 3:19.50. Wilkinson’s impressive 100 free split of 48.85, the fastest of the entire day, fell just short of closing the gap as the Aggies finished in 3:19.81.

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The sixth-ranked Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team ended the three day Art Adamson Invitational with a bang by capturing first place at the Student Rec Center Natatorium. The Aggies cruised to a 1,561-1,145.5 win over No. 13 Michigan while No. 12 Southern Methodist was third with 841.5 points. A&M’s final day was stamped by two truly remarkable individual performances. In the first race of the evening session, Big 12 Swimmer of the Year Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) chopped a half-second off her already impressive lifetime-best in the 200-yard backstroke, recording a time of 1:53.49. Heiss’s time not only eclipsed the NCAA automatic qualifying standard by nearly four seconds but would have placed third at last season’s NCAA Championships as well. One race later her roommate was not to be outdone. Junior Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.), who was white-hot on Saturday night, carried it to over to Sunday with a near full-second improvement on her lifetime best in the 100-yard freestyle. Wilkinson, already the A&M school record holder, roared past the field in a time of 48.14 to win the race by more than a full second. Her time was nearly a secondand-a-half faster than the automatic standard and would have placed fifth at last year’s NCAA meet. The Aggies recorded a total of five NCAA automatic qualifying performances during the sixth and final session of the Adamson Invite. In addition to the remarkable races by Heiss and Wilkinson, sophomores Emily Neal (Plano) and Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) delivered top-notch efforts. Neal finished third in the 200 back in 1:56.96, the second-fastest time of her career, while Atkinson made it a sweep of both breaststrokes by taking the 200-yard race in 2:12.93, the fourth-fastest clocking in A&M history. A&M closed the three-day meet with a near school record in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Junior Codie Hansen (Arlington) turned in a near lifetime best of 49.60 leading off the relay to boost A&M to a fast automatic qualifying time of 3:16.48. Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia), Wilkinson, and Marissa Jasek (San Antonio) hit the water after Hansen to record the second-fastest time in A&M history. Aggies recording NCAA consideration times on Sunday evening were Aljand, 100 free, 9th, 49.70; Hansen, 100 free, 5th, 49.80; Jasek, 100 free, 8th, 50.74; sophomore Kasia Dulian (Raciborz, Poland), 200 breast, 4th, 2:17.13; and freshman Melanie Dodds, 200 fly, 3rd, 2:02.42. A&M’s ‘C’ 400 free relay team of Atkinson, senior Megan Rains (Puyallup, Wash.), Heiss, and senior Beth McCullough also recorded a ‘B’ qualifying standard of 3:23.70.

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fastest 1,000 in A&M history (9:53.18) in a second place finish while junior Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) came in right behind her with the fourth fastest time in A&M history at 9:55.23. One of the more impressive and deepest races of the meet was the 200-yard freestyle. Nine of the 10 swimmers that swam the race earned no less than an NCAA consideration time. Christine Marshall turned in her fastest time of the year (1:47.69) in finishing second to the white-hot Kukors. at LSU

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“We needed to finish first and third so we had to switch it up a little to try and win the meet,” A&M head coach Steve Bultman said. “It’s just something you have to try and do. All Auburn had to do was finish second and third so us putting all our best legs on one team and winning the relay would have been to no avail. It was the strategy we had to go with. It may have cost us winning the relay but it gave us a shot at winning the meet. In spite of that, all eight girls got up there and got after it. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t quite good enough.” When the smoke cleared, Auburn walked out of the Student Rec Center Natatorium with a hard-fought 155-139 win over the No. 6 Aggies despite A&M winning nine of the 16 events. “I was very pleased with how we stepped up and raced after some good hard Christmas training,” Bultman said. “To be able to take the top ranked team in the country down to the last relay is something not many teams can do. You never enjoy losing but this was a great college meet with some great racing. It was a fun meet to watch and be a part of. This meet will only help our team down the road.” On the bright side for the Aggies, they managed to defeat No. 12 SMU in backto-back seasons for the first time in school history. The Aggies powered their way to a 181-100 win over the Mustangs, the most lopsided win by A&M in their long series history. The Aggies used their star power to try and take down both schools much of the day. Ten-time All-American Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia), Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), and world championship finalist Wilkinson each earned a pair of wins on Saturday.

Aljand proved why she is one the premier collegiate sprinters in the country by earning wins in both the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly over an impressive field of competitors. Aljand, who ranks among the top 10 in the nation in both events, won in times of 22.81 and 54.50, respectively. Atkinson, just a sophomore, continued to be a rock for the Aggies in the breaststroke by sweeping both races. The two-time Big 12 breaststroke champion won the 100 breast by more than a second in 1:01.85 while using her endurance to outlast the field in the 200-yard race (2:14.82). Wilkinson, though falling in a blistering 200 IM, was spectacular in both the 100yard backstroke and 100-yard freestyle. The national leader in the 100 free proved why on Saturday, hitting the wall in 49.32, a full body length ahead of the rest of the field. Her margin of victory was even larger in the 100 back, finishing in 54.08, almost a second-and-half ahead of the next closest competitor. The A&M women set the tone for the entire meet by holding on for a big win in the meet-opening 200-yard medley relay. The group of Aljand, Atkinson, Christine Marshall (Newport News, Va.), and Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.) took top honors in 1:41.59. One big highlight for the Aggies in the meet was the work of their diving unit. Sophomore Alex Tipple (Thunder Bay, Ont.) won the one-meter springboard outright with a score of 249.60 while taking second on the three-meter with a season-best and zone qualifying score of 271.80. Though the Aggies came up short in the win column in the 1,000 freestyle, they did manage to open up the red pen on the A&M record book. Freshman Casey HurrellZitelman (San Antonio) swam the second

The fourth-ranked Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team defeated No. 19 Louisiana State, 178-119, at a chilly LSU Natatorium. The Aggies (7-1) captured 11 of the 16 events to grab its seventh straight win over LSU, including its fourth straight in Louisiana. Four different Aggies earned two wins apiece to pace A&M to its seventh dual meet win of the season. “I thought we did a real good job of finishing our races today” A&M head coach Steve Bultman said. “LSU came out really ready to race today and I thought the girls responded well to that challenge. I had forgotten how cold the LSU Natatorium could be on an unseasonably cold day, but I thought both teams dealt with it well and raced hard.” Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) and Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.) continued their strong junior years by cranking out two wins each for the second week in a row. Aljand came through at the end of a tight 50-yard freestyle race to win in 23.05 while coming from behind in the last 50 yards to win the 100 butterfly in 55.03. Wilkinson won both the 100 free and 100 back despite having to play catch-up at the halfway point of both races. The four-time Big 12 Swimmer of the Week back-halved her way to wins in the two races in times of 50.17 and 54.91, respectively. Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) kept her 2008 unbeaten streak in the breaststroke intact with a sweep of both races for the second straight week. Atkinson out-touched LSU’s Kannon Betzen at the wall, 1:03.59 to 1:03.62, for the 100 breast win while cruising to an easy win in the 200-yard event in 2:17.55. Freshman Casey Hurrell-Zitelman (San Antonio) stepped to the forefront against the Tigers with two of the Aggies’ strongest performances of the day. Hurrell-Zitelman and junior Sally Ranzau (Alpharetta, Ga.) were a potent 1-2 punch for A&M in both distance events. The freshman captured the 500 free in 4:55.83, more than 10 seconds ahead of the closest Tiger while lapping a number of swimmers in the 1,000 free for a 13-plus second win (10:04.80). Big 12 Swimmer of the Year Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) got back on the winning track in the 200 back with a solid 2:00.65 effort. Sophomore Emily Neal (Plano), who finished

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second to Heiss in the 200 back (2:01.35), came back later in the meet to win the 400yard individual medley in 4:22.21. The Aggies fended off LSU in the first race of the day, the 200-yard medley relay. The group of Wilkinson, Atkinson, Aljand, and Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.) hit the wall ahead of LSU in 1:42.88. Houston

Juniors Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) and Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) and sophomore Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) all contributed a pair of wins each in the Aggies’ second straight win over the Longhorns. Aljand won the 50 free (22.86) and 100 fly (54.66), Heiss grabbed the 200 free (1:47.83) and 200 back (1:57.86), and Atkinson added another tally to her number of dual meet sweeps in the breaststroke (1:02.87; 2:15.24). Junior Christine Marshall (Newport News, Va.) continued a very strong spring by clocking a solid NCAA consideration time of 2:00.36 in the 200 fly. Marshall held off Longhorn sophomore Susana Escobar (2:00.42), who earned Texas’ only two race wins of the day (500, 1,000 free). The group of Wilkinson, Atkinson, Aljand, and sophomore Melissa Hain (Kingwood) opened the meet with a win the 400 medley relay in an NCAA consideration time of 3:42.03 while Aljand, Codie Hansen (Arlington), Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.), and Marshall closed the meet with an NCAA ‘B’ time of 3:22.90.

at Texas The sixth-ranked Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team beat No. 17 Texas, 174-124, in the State Farm Lone Star Showdown at the Texas Swimming Center. The win marked the first by an Aggie swimming & diving team in the Longhorns’ home pool in school history. It also gives Texas A&M a 4.5 to 2 lead over Texas in the Lone Star Showdown, its biggest lead since the creation of the competition four years ago. The Aggies (9-1) won 12 of the 14 races including wins in the 400 free relay and a 1-2 finish in the 400 medley relay to open the meet. “Texas has been a power in swimming for many, many years now,” A&M head coach Steve Bultman said. “For us to come over here and get a win in their home pool for the first time ever is a great accomplishment for our girls. To get a dual meet win over them twice in two seasons is another great step for our program especially since it has never been done before. We’re also more than happy to get a point in the Lone Star Showdown for our athletic department. I’m glad we could do our part in trying to win the series this year.” Junior Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.) stepped to the forefront against the Longhorns, winning three individual events and leading off the first place 400-yard medley relay. Wilkinson won the 100 back (54.67), 100 free (49.73), and 200 individual medley (2:02.85), sporting NCAA consideration times in all three events. Her split of 54.62 leading off the 400 medley relay helped push the group to an NCAA consideration time of 3:42.03 as well.

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The sixth-ranked Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team warmed up for Saturday’s State Farm Lone Star Showdown by cruising past the University of Houston, 14596, at the Student Rec Center Natatorium on Senior Day. Seniors Chelsea Helgason (Olympia, Wash.), Brittany Lentz-Raiford (Humble), Erin Mahoney (Wichita, Kan.), Beth McCullough (Austin), Megan Rains (Puyallup, Wash.), and Jenni Stratton (Portland, Ore.) were honored prior to the meet for their contribution to a program that has posted a 36-7 dual meet record and has never finished out of the top 15 at the NCAA Championships during their tenure. “These girls have been great leaders in our program and we’ll be sad to see them go at the end of the season,” A&M head coach Steve Bultman said. “Each one has done great things for us but they are by no means done yet. We anticipate great things to happen with each of them both tomorrow as well as in the championship portion of our season.” The Aggies finished first in all 12 races against Houston and finished first and second in 11 of the 12 contests to run away with the win in their last home meet of the 2007-08 season. The Aggies’ depth was on full display against the Cougars as 10 different swimmers won each of the 10 individual races. A&M also finished first through fifth in the 200-yard medley relay and first and second in the 200-yard freestyle relay. “We had some people swim some events that they might possibly swim at the Big 12 meet but haven’t necessarily been competing in much in our recent dual meets,” Bultman said. Big 12 Swimmer of the Year Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) turned in one of the top performances of the day, hitting the gas from start to finish in the 200-yard freestyle to win in a near-NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:47.96. Ten-time All-American Christine Marshall (Newport News, Va.) cruised to a strong victory and NCAA consideration time in the 200-yard individual medley, a race she swam for the first time all year, in 2:02.17. Junior Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.) captured top honors in an event she very rarely swims, the 100-yard breaststroke. Wilkinson hit the wall in 1:04.37, just a halfsecond off NCAA consideration status. Other juniors earning wins on Friday night were Triin Aljand (Tallin, Estonia), 100 back, 56.69, and Codie Hansen (Arlington), 100 free, 51.05.

Big 12 400 IM record holder Melissa Hain (Kingwood) set a lifetime-best in the 1,000-yard freestyle, winning in a time of 10:07.29. Fellow sophomore Emily Neal (Plano) recorded a strong NCAA consideration mark in one of her top events, the 400-yard individual medley, by hitting the wall in 4:19.20. Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) won the 50-yard freestyle in 23.76. A pair of freshmen also earned wins for the Aggies. Distance standout Casey Hurrell-Zitelman (San Antonio) ran her win streak to three straight in the distance free events, outdistancing the field in the 500 free in a time of 5:02.79. Melanie Dodds (Maple Ridge, B.C.) was the top performer in the 100 fly, outpacing senior Erin Mahoney for the top spot, 57.33 to 57.72. Freshman Maria Sommer (Brenham) had a career day, setting lifetime bests marks in both the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke. Sommer split a career best of 23.50 leading off the winning 200 free relay and was fourth in the 100 back in 59.17 “It’s really exciting for us to see a local girl that came up through the Aggie Swim Club to step up and perform that well as a freshman during the dual meet season,” Bultman said.

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Big 12 Championships - Day 1 The Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team won both the 200-yard medley and 800-yard freestyle relays to jump out to the early lead at the 2008 Big 12 Championships at the Texas Swimming Center. The Aggies hold an 80-64 lead over Kansas, Missouri and Texas heading into day two. It also marked the first time that A&M has swept both races on the first night of the Big 12 Championships. “Tonight was a great evening for us,” A&M head coach Steve Bultman said. “We got one school record, two near Big 12 records, won both events – just a super night for us. Winning the 200 medley for the first time ever was a great way to start the meet.” A&M toyed with the all-time Big 12 record in both races, falling less than a second short in each, but still cruised to sizable victories over Kansas and Missouri in the 200 medley and 800 free relays, respectively. Defending Big 12 Swimmer of the Meet Christine Marshall (Newport News, Va.) got the Aggies off to a blistering start in the 800 freestyle relay, setting a new A&M school record of 1:45.74 on her leadoff leg. Her teammates, Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.), Beth McCullough (Austin), and Codie Hansen (Arlington) brought the team home in 7:05.98, the second-fastest time in Big 12 history. The Aggies began the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay at a conference meet for the first time in school history. The group of Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.), Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), Triiin, Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia), and Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.) clocked the second-fastest time in school history at 1:38.76 to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships. “Watching what they did tonight just makes everyone excited to keep racing and see just how fast we can be for the rest of the meet,” Bultman said. Big 12 Championships - Day 2 The Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team extended its first place lead in the Big 12 Championship race by winning all four races and setting two all-time conference records on the second day of action at the Texas Swimming Center. The Aggies lead the host Texas Longhorns, 325-271, with two days remaining in the Big 12 meet. Kansas is third with 185.5 points, followed by Missouri (167.5), Iowa State (124), and Nebraska (117). “Tonight was another exciting night of racing for us,” A&M head coach Steve Bultman said. “We are putting up really good times, all things considered, right now.” Senior Jenni Stratton (Portland) turned in the swim of her life in an incredibly exciting 500 freestyle battle with Texas’ Susana Escobar and Aggie teammate and defending champion Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.). Stratton recorded a blazing final split of 26.87, eclipsing her two fierce competitors in the final 25 yards. Heiss, who led for much

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of the battle between the three, finished third in a lifetime-best, NCAA automatic qualifying swim of 4:43.53. Junior Codie Hansen (Arlington) was seventh in 4:49.07. “Jenni’s such a great closer,” Bultman said. “If she’s anywhere close with 100 or so left she’s got a chance. She can really change gears and come home when she needs to and she certainly did that tonight.” Junior Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.) annihilated the all-time Big 12 record of 1:58.03 in the 200 individual medley, winning her first conference title in the event in 1:56.12, the fourth fastest time in the nation. Defending champion Christine Marshall (Newport News, Va.) took the silver in 1:58.98, her fastest of the season and an NCAA automatic qualifying effort. Freshman Melanie Dodds (Maple Ridge, B.C.) was sixth in 2:02.39 while freshman transfer Lindsey King (Beaverton, Ore.) tied for seventh in 2:03.92. “That was a great swim from the get-go for Julia,” Bultman said. “She was solid all the way through with four really good splits. I was hoping she’d go 1:56-something and she certainly did better than that. She almost went 1:55.” Thursday proved to be a particularly successful day for the Aggies’ 50 freestylers as three women went under the 23-second barrier for the first time in their life, while school record holder Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) lowered the school record to an incredibly fast 22.11 during morning prelims. Aljand wasn’t done there though as she lowered the A&M 50 free record again, down to 22.02, in the championship final to win her third straight conference title in the event. Aljand toyed with giving the Aggies a third consecutive all-time Big 12 record, missing the record by a mere .03. Junior Marissa Jasek (San Antonio) turned in the best 50 of her life in the championship final at 22.73 to grab third place and move into second on the all-time Texas A&M list in the event. Sophomore Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.) set a lifetime best of 22.83 during prelims then hit the wall in 22.95 to earn a tie for fourth place. Local walk-on and former Aggie Swim Club age grouper Maria Sommer (Brenham) also had a very memorable day in the 50 free. Sommer, a freshman who had never cracked the 24-second barrier before stepping on the A&M campus, now finds herself as the fourth-fastest 50 freestyler in Aggie history, behind only Aljand, Jasek, and eighttime All-American Rebecca Sturdy (22.78), after an eye-opening fast swim of 22.79 during morning prelims. “Our sprinters just did an outstanding job,” Bultman said. “We got three new girls under 23 seconds for the first time. That is really exciting for us and them especially having them all back again next year.” The Aggies closed the meet with the second-fastest 400 medley relay in Big 12 history to win their third relay race in the last two days. Julia Wilkinson led the group off in

a school record 100-yard backstroke time of 53.59 while Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), Triin Aljand, and Christine Marshall closed the door in an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:35.53. “Rebecca (Sturdy’s) 100 back record was a really tough one to take down,” Bultman said. “That was a truly great swim by Julia. We also had good, solid breast and fly splits and Christine had a really good freestyle split coming home. All four girls went out there and did a great job.” Sophomore diver Alex Tipple (Thunder Bay, Ont.) earned a career-best fourth-place finish at the Big 12 meet on the one-meter springboard to qualify for the Zone D Championships in two weeks. Tipple dove her way to a personal best score of 274.60 to move into third place on the all-time A&M onemeter championship list. Big 12 Championships - Day 3 The Texas A&M women’s swimming and diving team continued to extend its first place lead in record-breaking fashion at the 2008 Big 12 Championships at the Texas Swimming Center. The Aggies extended their first-place lead over Texas to a 687-516 spread with one day remaining in the championships. Missouri leads Kansas by a scant 338.5-332.5 margin while Iowa State is successfully fighting off Nebraska for fifth place at the moment, 235-221. From a performance standpoint, the Aggies are on a roll the likes the Big 12 meet has never seen before and are leaving the Big 12 meet and all-time conference record books in shambles. A&M broke two more alltime conference records in addition to a third meet record on Friday night. The Aggies also have yet to lose a single swimming event in the first three days of the Big 12 meet. Junior all-everythings Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) and Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.) are leading the record-breaking charge, adding their second all-time Big 12 records each in as many days. Neither Aggie has yet to taste defeat, be it individually or in a relay, all week. Aljand won the second Big 12 100-yard butterfly title of her career, and her fifth individual title in three years, with a meet record-destroying swim of 52.31. Aljand broke the meet record of 52.88 set by Texas’ Sarah Wanezek in 2003 as well as Wanezek’s all-time Big 12 record of 52.39. Aljand also anchored the winning Big 12 200-yard freestyle relay with a split of 21.96. Aljand teamed with Marissa Jasek (San Antonio), Wilkinson, Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.) to break the Big 12 meet record of 1:29.87 set by Texas 10 years ago. The Aggies hit the wall first in 1:29.74 to make themselves a perfect fourfor-four in relays for the week. Wilkinson was equally as impressive as Aljand, laying waste to the all-time Big 12 record in the 100-yard backstroke. After setting a new school record leading off the 400

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Big 12 Championships - Day 4 The Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team successfully defended its 2007 Big 12 Championship with a 967-748 win over the host Texas Longhorns at the Texas Swimming Center. The Aggies were absolutely dominant from start to finish, winning 17 of 18 swimming events for the week including all five relays. Their final point total of 967 is a new school record for points at a conference meet as well as the fourth highest total by any team in Big 12 history. For his team’s amazing performance this week, A&M head coach Steve Bultman was named Big 12 Swimming Coach of the Meet for the sixth time in seven seasons, including the last five in a row. “For so long we had to strive just to even get close to Texas but because of them it has helped us get to where we are today,” Bultman said. “We had some outstanding performances all the way through. I’m real proud of them for taking care of business here and swimming very, very well because a lot of them have an eye on NCAA’s as well. They know this is an important meet and they are excited about what happened this week but they know we have future goals ahead of us. That said, this was really a lot of fun.” Junior Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.) was named Big 12 Swimmer of the Meet after becoming the first swimmer since 2001 to set three all-time conference records since former U.S. Olympian Colleen Lanne of Texas did so. Wilkinson won the 200 individual medley, 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle while swimming on four of the Aggies’ five Big 12 champion relays. “Wow! What a meet!,” Bultman said. “Considering she is nowhere near fully rested, to go that fast -- she’s just really coming on. It’s an exciting time for her to be doing it because of NCAA’s, Canadian trials, and the Olympic year. She is definitely setting herself up for an exciting next few months, that’s for sure. She has completely taken her swimming to another level.” Wilkinson saved her best individual performance for last with a collegiate-leading and alltime Big 12 record time of 47.80 in the 100 freestyle. She bested the school record of 48.14 she set at the Art Adamson Invitational in November. Wilkinson finished ahead of teammate Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) who had been previously unbeaten for the week and set the all-time Big 12 record in the 100 fly a day earlier. Aljand swam the fastest 100 free of her life in earning the silver in 48.90. Sophomore Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.) was

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sixth in the 100 free in 49.90 and was followed by teammates Codie Hansen (50.13) and Marissa Jasek (50.30), giving the Aggies five of the eight championship final spots in the race. Freshman Melanie Dodds (Maple Ridge, B.C.) won a share of Big 12 Newcomer of the Meet honors along with Texas freshman Natalie Sacco. Dodds earned the bronze medal in the 200 butterfly in a lifetime best time of 2:01.25. She also earned fifth place in the 400 IM on Friday and sixth place in the 200 IM on Thursday. Sophomore Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) continued her reign as the Big 12 breaststroke queen with her fourth title in four attempts by taking the 200 breast title in an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 2:11.77. Junior Christine Marshall (Newport News, Va.) won her first-ever Big 12 200 butterfly title in a school record and NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:57.26. Junior Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) successfully defended her 2007 Big 12 title in the 200 backstroke with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:56.28. Sophomore teammate Emily Neal (Plano) came in right behind her with a lifetime best time of 1:56.53. Freshman transfer Lindsey King (Beaverton, Ore.) hit the wall in sixth in 2:00.24. The Aggies completed their title defense and sweep of the five relays with a school record performance of 3:15.55 in the 400 freestyle relay. Christine Marshall, Triin Aljand, Codie Hansen, and Julia Wilkinson sealed the win for A&M on the final relay. Senior Jenni Stratton (Portland) earned a silver medal in the 1,650 freestyle with a huge lifetime best of 16:21.55. Freshman Casey Hurrell-Zitelman (San Antonio) grabbed fourth in a lifetime best of 16:26.02 while sophomore Melissa Hain (Kingwood) was eighth in a season best of 16:51.06. Sophomore diver Alex Tipple made her second diving championship final in three days, grabbing a seventh-place finish on the platform. Tipple dove her way to a score of 212.25, after scoring 206.75 during the afternoon preliminaries.

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medley relay on Thursday, Wilkinson broke every Big 12 record across the board in the event Friday with a time of 52.70. The old Big 12 meet and all-time record of 53.46 was set by Texas’ Wanezek in 53.46. Wilkinson also turned in a swift split of 22.08 on the Big 12 champion 200 free relay. Wilkinson led a 1-2-3-4 A&M sweep in the final of the 100 backstroke. Sophomore Emily Neal (Plano) was second in a seasonbest time 55.22. Fellow sophomore Sarah Woods, who entered the meet with a lifetime best of 57.97 destroyed that by going 55.26 for the bronze medal. Freshman transfer Lindsey King (Beaverton, Ore.) was fourth in a lifetime-best swim of 55.37. Defending Big 12 Swimmer of the Meet Christine Marshall (Newport News, Va.) broke the A&M school record in the 200-yard freestyle for the second and third times this week, eventually resting the mark at 1:45.48 in winning the fourth individual conference title of her career. Marshall led a 1-2-3 A&M finish in the event as Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) was second in a season-best and NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:46.61. Junior Codie Hansen (Arlington) was third in 1:47.28 while fellow junior Marissa Jasek was seventh in 1:49.21. Senior Erin Mahoney (Wichita, Kan.) cranked out an impressive win in the non-scoring heat with a near-NCAA automatic qualifying and lifetime best time of 1:47.20. Sophomore Melissa Hain (Kingwood) successfully defended her 400 individual medley title as the Aggies rolled to a 1-2-3-5 finish. Hain finished in a time of 4:11.74, the second-fastest of her career. Emily Neal was second in a lifetime-best time of 4:13.61 while senior Jenni Stratton (Portland) was third in 4:13.78. All three Aggies earned NCAA automatic qualifying performances. Freshman Melanie Dodds (Maple Ridge, B.C.) was fifth in a career-best of 4:16.73 while fellow frosh Casey Hurrell-Zitelman (San Antonio) was seventh in 4:22.31, both NCAA consideration performances. Sophomore Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) successfully defended her 100yard breaststroke title from a year ago with an NCAA automatic qualifying and seasonbest effort of 1:00.68. Atkinson also finished third in the 100-yard fly despite not swimming the event at the Big 12 meet last season. Atkinson recorded a career-best time of 54.13 for the bronze medal. Sophomore Ella Doerge (Clive, Iowa) had the best day of her swimming life on Friday despite not being on A&M’s scoring squad. Doerge annihilated her previous lifetime bests in both the 100 fly and 100 back, swimming so fast that she would have earned bronze and silver medals in the two events, respectively. Doerge entered the meet with a career best of 56.04 in the 100 fly, which was easily blown up after a ‘C’ final win in 54.11. Doerge was just as strong in the 100 back, lowering her lifetime best from 57.22 to 55.04 with a ‘C’ final win at the end of the night.

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NCAA Championships - Session 1 The Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team was led by school record performances by junior Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) and the Aggies’ 200-yard freestyle relay during the first of six sessions at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on Thursday morning. A&M’s 200-yard freestyle relay team, consisting of three swimmers competing at NCAA’s for the first time, took down the school record in the second of three preliminary heats. Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) got the Aggies out to a small edge ahead of the field, along with Arizona, while the three national meet newcomers – sophomore Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.), freshman Maria Sommer (Brenham) and junior Marissa Jasek (San Antonio) – came through in a big way, getting the Aggies to the championship final ahead of perennial powers Florida and Georgia. A&M ranks sixth in the championship final field, the exact spot they finished in a year ago. Kristen Heiss, whose signature collegiate meet came at last year’s NCAA Championships, is well on her way to another even better showing after smashing her lifetime best in the 500-yard freestyle. Heiss, who set a career best of 4:43.53 three weeks ago in Austin, zipped past that mark in Ohio with a time of 4:40.42, breaking the all-time Big 12 record set two heats earlier by Susana Escobar of Texas (4:40.63). Heiss ranks fourth entering the final after finishing 14th a year ago. Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.) paced her way through the ninth of nine heats in the 200-yard individual medley to earn the fourth-fastest time among the 69 competitors. Wilkinson’s time of 1:56.41 is the secondfastest of her career behind only her Big 12 title winning time of 1:56.12. After leading the 200 free relay into the championship final, junior Triin Aljand earned herself a spot in the championship final of the 50-yard freestyle. Aljand’s heat winning time of 22.11 equals the second fastest in school history and ranks sixth entering tonight’s final. The Aggies closed the first session with an 11th-place seeding in the 400-yard medley relay. The group of Julia Wilkinson, Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), Triin Aljand, and Christine Marshall (Newport News, Va.) swam a time of 3:36.62, the third-fastest time in school history and the fastest time the Aggies have ever swam at the NCAA meet in the race. NCAA Championships - Session 2 Texas A&M junior Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) earned the highest individual women’s swimming NCAA finish in school history with a third-place showing in the 500-yard freestyle to help lead the Aggies’ charge into fourth place on day one of the 2008 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. Heiss swam a methodical, steady race, biding her time over the first half of the

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Melissa Hain and Kristen Heiss competition. As the field slowed, Heiss took advantage, passing swimmer after swimmer, climbing all the way up to within striking distance of second place at race’s end. Heiss finished in a school record and all-time A&M and Big 12 best time of 4:40.03. Caroline Burckle of Florida broke Janet Evans’ 18 year-old NCAA record of 4:34.39 by going 4:33.60 to take first place. “(Head Coach) Steve (Bultman) told me before I swam that my best races come when I come from behind,” Heiss said. “I wanted to start a little faster tonight than I did this morning. Although I didn’t start much faster, it worked out for me anyway. It’s so much fun to see how fast we’re swimming as a team compared to our freshman year and even last year. It’s a really exciting time for all of us.” Arizona is in first place in the team standings with 151 points while two-time defending champion Auburn is second with 132. California is in third place with 89 points, just a single point ahead of Texas A&M. Stanford is in fifth with 80 points. “You have to feel great after a day like today,” Bultman said. “We broke school records in every race but one. You can’t ask for much more than that. We want to place as high as we can but you also can’t control how others are doing. If we keep swimming fast like we’re doing, the places will take care of themselves.” Junior Julia Wilkinson (Straford, Ont.) earned the highest NCAA finish of her career

(5th) with a lifetime, school, and all-time Big 12 record time of 1:55.45 in the 200-yard individual medley. Auburn sophomore Ava Ohlgren took the top spot in 1:53.94. Junior Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) equaled a career-best NCAA finish of fifth-place in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.06, the second fastest time of her life. Arizona junior Lara Jackson won the 50 free in 21.69. The Aggie 200-yard freestyle relay team of Triin Aljand, Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.), Maria Sommer (Brenham), and Marissa Jasek (San Antonio) hit the wall in 1:29.52, the second-fastest time in school history, to get the Aggies into the scoring column first. Woods, Sommer and Jasek each earned the first All-American honors of their careers as well. Arizona won in an NCAA and American record time of 1:26.90. The Aggies closed the meet by annihilating the school and all-time Big 12 record in the consolation final of the 400-yard medley relay. Julia Wilkinson led the Aggies off in a near school record of 52.79 in the 100 backstroke and Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), Triin Aljand, and Christine Marshall (Newport News., Va.) never looked back, easily distancing themselves from the field in 3:33.88 (Old Big 12 record: 3:35.12). Arizona broke the NCAA and American record for the second time in the session, going 3:29.06 for first place.

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NCAA Championships - Session 3

nately was in, by far and away, the fastest heat of the event which meant her efforts claimed the 16th and final evening spot. NCAA Championships - Session 4 The Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving team climbed to third place at the 2008 NCAA Championships after the most impressive day in program history on Friday at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The Aggies enter the final day of competition with 227 points, 29 more than they finished with in a school-record eighth place finish last season. The only teams ahead of A&M are Arizona, who looks to be in cruise control towards its’ first-ever NCAA team title, with 361 points and two-time defending national champion Auburn, who is just 17 points ahead of the Aggies at 244. “We started off really strong right from the first event in the morning and never let up the whole day,” A&M head coach Steve Bultman said. “It was just one outstanding swim after the other. It was a lot of fun to be around and watch. We’re right there in the mix in third place with some of the greatest swimming programs in the country. Who knows what will happen tomorrow. We just need to keep doing what we’re doing and see where that puts us. We have good swims tomorrow but so does everybody else. It’s just a matter of stepping up again tomorrow.” The Aggies’ punctuated their memorable day by equaling the highest nationals finish in Texas A&M swimming & diving history in the 800-yard freestyle relay. The group of Christine Marshall (Newport News, Va.), Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.), Codie Hansen (Arlington), and Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.) swam the third fastest time in NCAA history (6:59.50) in grabbing second place behind Arizona who swam the second fastest time ever (6:58.69). Both schools eclipsed the NCAA championship meet record of 7:00.89 set by California last season. The Aggies’ time mauled their former all-time Big 12 and school record time of 7:05.89 by an eye-opening six seconds. On an individual level on the relay, Christine Marshall hit the wall first (1:44.72) on the opening leg ahead of Cal’s Dana Vollmer, who was on the gold medal-winning

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U.S. Olympic team in 2004. Marshall’s time marked the third instance that she lowered her lifetime best in the 200 freestyle on Friday. Julia Wilkinson anchored the relay in the fastest split of the entire field as well (1:43.38). The Aggie 200-yard medley relay team of Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.), Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) and Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.) earned A&M’s highest NCAA Championship relay finish ever, momentarily, by taking third place in 1:37.72. The time also set a new Texas A&M and all-time Big 12 record in the race for the second time in a span of eight hours. Julia Wilkinson matched Kristen Heiss’ achievement a day earlier of being the highest-finishing A&M swimmer ever at an NCAA Championship by taking third place in the 200-yard freestyle. Wilkinson destroyed her Big 12 and A&M school record of 1:44.86 set earlier in the day by clocking a time of 1:43.64. The time also ranks her as the 11thfastest swimmer of all-time in the 200-yard freestyle. Christine Marshall also swam the fastest time of her life in the 200 free, until leading off the relay, placing a career-best fifth in the championship final in 1:44.74. In the consolation final, Kristen Heiss placed sixth in 1:46.32 while Codie Hansen was seventh in 1:46.60. Junior Triin Aljand earned a sixth-place finish in her first-ever 100-yard butterfly NCAA championship final. Aljand swam a time of 52.13, the second-fastest of her career. Sophomore Alia Atkinson earned a seventh-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke in her first-ever individual NCAA championship final appearance. Atkinson finished in a time of 1:01.19. Two-time Big 12 400 IM champ Melissa Hain (Kingwood) earned the second AllAmerican title of her career by taking eighth in the championship final of that very race in 4:13.49. Senior teammate Jenni Stratton (Portland, Ore.) earned her second career All-American honor by taking seventh in the consolation final of the 400 IM in 4:12.87, the second-fastest time of her life.

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he Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving easily turned in the best morning session in its NCAA Championship history on day two at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion on Friday morning. The Aggies qualified more swimmers for finals than any team in the meet with the exception of only first-place Arizona. A&M will also have someone swimming in the championship final of all but one race, including both relays, as well. The 200 medley relay team set the tone in a big way for the Aggies in the first race. After having the 400-yard medley relay relegated to the consolation final the day before, the Aggies were bound and determined to not let that happen again in the 200 medley as they torched the school and all-time Big 12 records and momentarily set the Ohio State pool record. The group of Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.), Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.), Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia), and Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.) won the second of three heats in 1:37.81 which ranks them as the No. 2 team in the entire field behind only Arizona, who won both relay events on Thursday night in American record times. The old Big 12 record of 1:38.36 was set by the University of Texas at the 2007 Big 12 Championships in College Station. The former A&M school record of 1:38.68 was also set in that very same race a year ago. The Aggies showed the most depth of any team in the meet in the 200-yard freestyle, qualifying four swimmers for evening finals, including two in the championship heat. Julia Wilkinson qualified third with an A&M and all-time Big 12 record time of 1:44.86 while teammate Christine Marshall (Newport News, Va.) was right behind her both in the heat and the overall standings at 1:44.94. Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) swam a lifetime best of 1:45.59 to finish 10th in qualifying while Codie Hansen also had a lifetime best, hitting the wall in 1:46.09 to take 15th. Senior Erin Mahoney (Wichita, Kan.) ended her collegiate career by smashing her lifetime best of 1:47.09 by going 1:46.27 to finish 17th. Junior Triin Aljand, swimming next to defending NCAA champ Dana Vollmer in heat seven, eliminated the Big 12 and A&M records in the 100-yard butterfly, becoming the first Aggie to break the 52-second barrier. Aljand will enter the championship final ranked fourth with a new career best time of 51.94. Sophomore Alia Atkinson broke through to qualify for her first NCAA championship final by swimming a season best of 1:00.73 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Two-time Big 12 400 IM champ Melissa Hain (Kingwood) squeaked her way into the first NCAA championship final of her career with a lifetime and all-time Big 12 record time of 4:11.02. Senior Jenni Stratton (Portland, Ore.) finished in eighth and last place in the final heat of the 400 IM in 4:13.51 but fortu-

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NCAA Championships - Session 5 Texas A&M junior Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) and the Aggie 400-yard freestyle relay team both broke the Ohio State pool records during preliminary action on day three at the 2008 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. Heiss enters the final as the top qualifier in the 200-yard backstroke after setting a new all-time Big 12 and Texas A&M school record time of 1:53.37. Heiss finished fifth a year ago at the NCAA meet. The A&M 400 free relay team of Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.), Codie Hansen (Arlington), Sarah Woods (Birmingham, Ala.), and Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) held off California, who the Aggies are battling along with Stanford for third place in the team standings, to swim the fastest qualifying time in the field at 3:14.54. Cal finished a fingernail behind A&M in the second heat at 3:14.55. The Aggies’ time set a new school record by exactly a full second, eclipsing the time of 3:15.55 set in their Big 12 championship win on Mar. 1 Sophomore Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) set new all-time Big 12 and A&M records during the sixth of seven heats of the 200-yard breaststroke. Atkinson’s time of 2:10.05 ranks her in third place heading into tonight’s championship final. Junior Julia Wilkinson swam the thirdfastest qualifying time during the prelims of the 100-yard freestyle at 48.19. Teammate Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) qualified for the consolation finals with a career best swim of 48.62. Both Aggies’ strong efforts earned each spots in the evening finals of the 100 free at NCAA’s for the first time. Junior Christine Marshall (Newport News, Va.) just missed qualifying for the 200-yard butterfly final after an 18th-place finish. Marshall’s time of 1:57.98 is the second-fastest of her career.

up every session and taking care of business. They just kept coming up with outstanding swims up and down the line up, session after session. It’s exciting and rewarding for all of us because we’ve worked very hard to do this, but it’s something I knew was possible. It was just a matter of getting the girls to believe in what we’re trying to do and in themselves. We have great facilities and great support at A&M. Our motto is ‘Building Champions’ and that’s something we’ve done and will continue striving to do.” A hard-charging Julia Wilkinson (Stratford, Ont.) came within .06 of becoming Texas A&M’s first-ever national champion in swimming & diving after a command performance in the 100-yard freestyle. Wilkinson swam a time of 47.56, becoming the sixth-fastest performer in the history of the event, to finish in secondplace. Wilkinson’s performance equals the highest individual performance by a Texas A&M swimmer or diver in the history of the NCAA Championship meet.

The A&M 400-yard freestyle relay team capped the most successful meet in school history with a Big 12 and A&M record time of 3:13.08. The Aggies finished third behind national champion Arizona, who set a new American record of 3:11.34, and California (3:13.03). Junior Kristen Heiss (Casper, Wyo.) equaled the highest NCAA finish of her career with a third-place effort in the 200-yard backstroke. Her time of 1:53.52 was the third-fastest of her career. Sophomore Alia Atkinson (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) earned the highest NCAA finish of her career, third, with an A&M and all-time Big 12 record swim of 2:09.48. In the 100 free consolation final, junior Triin Aljand (Tallinn, Estonia) swam her way to a second place time of 48.77, the highest finish of her nationals career in the event. Senior Jenni Stratton (Portland, Ore.) ended her collegiate career with a 30th-place finish in the 1,650 freestyle in a time of 16:36.67.

NCAA Championships - Session 6 The Texas A&M swimming & diving team ended its best weekend in program history by earning fourth place at the 2008 NCAA Championships at McCorkle Aquatic Center on Saturday night. The Aggies finished the meet with 315 points, 117 more than the previous school record set a year ago. A&M had only finished in the top 10 one time in its history at the NCAA meet heading into this week, an eighth-place effort last season, but managed to halve that finish with more than a handful of the most outstanding individual and relay performances in the school and Big 12 history. The University of Arizona stormed to its’ first-ever NCAA Championship with a walloping of two-time defending champion Auburn, 484348. Stanford had a strong day on Saturday to climb one spot to third. California-Berkeley finished behind the Aggies with 291 points, followed by Florida (277.5), Georgia (198) and Tennessee (179.5). “I’m just so proud of the girls,” A&M head coach Steve Bultman said. “They kept stepping

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2007-08 RESULTS

Dual Meets (9-1, 3-0 Big 12) October

January

February

Date

Opponent

Site

Result

Score

20

Iowa State

Ames, Iowa

W

177

-

104

20

Missouri

Ames, Iowa

W

158

-

116

27

North Texas

Denton, Texas

W

185

-

111

27

Northern Arizona

Denton, Texas

W

180

-

113

11

Rice

Houston, Texas

W

159

-

95

12

#1 Auburn

College Station

L

155

-

139

12

#12 SMU

College Station

W

181

-

100

19

#19 LSU

Baton Rouge, La.

W

178

-

119

1

Houston

College Station

W

145

-

96

2

#17 Texas

Austin, Texas

W

174

-

124

Championship Meets October 26-27 SMU Classic 1st Place

October 19 Big 12 Relays 1st Place Texas A&M ........................ 117

2.

Texas.................................... 88

3.

Missouri ................................ 67

4.

Kansas ................................. 56

5.

Nebraska........................... 34.5

6.

Iowa State ......................... 31.5

#6 Texas A&M ..................... 330

2.

#10 SMU .............................. 306

3.

#21 Florida State .................. 267

4.

#15 USC ............................ 259.5

5.

#16 Wisconsin ................... 258.5

6.

Alabama ............................... 233 November 16-18 Art Adamson Invitational 1st Place

1.

1.

#4 Texas A&M ................... 967

2.

#16 Texas ........................... 742

3.

#20 Missouri.................... 519.5

4.

Kansas ............................ 505.5

5.

Iowa State .......................... 347

6.

Nebraska............................ 343

#6 Texas A&M .................. 1,561

2.

#13 Michigan .................. 1,145.5

3.

#12 SMU ........................... 841.5

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1.

1.

February 27-March 1 Big 12 Championships 1st Place

NCAA Championships - March 20-22 1.

Arizona ................................. 484

18.

Kentucky................................. 54

35.

Arkansas ................................ 14

2.

Auburn .................................. 348

19.

Northwestern .......................... 51

36.

Missouri .................................. 13

3.

Stanford ................................ 343

20.

Virginia ................................... 50

37.

Alabama ..................................11

Texas A&M .......................... 315

21.

Oregon State .......................... 45

38.

Eastern Michigan.................... 10

39.

Rice .......................................... 9

4. 5.

California .............................. 291

22.

Wisconsin ............................... 44

6.

Florida ............................... 277.5

23.

Virginia Tech ........................... 42

7.

Georgia................................. 198

24.

Princeton ................................ 41

41.

Toledo ....................................... 7

8.

Tennessee ......................... 179.5

25.

UC-Santa Barbara .................. 36

42.

LSU .......................................... 5

43.

North Carolina State ................. 4

Florida State ............................. 9

9.

Michigan ............................... 130

26.

Hawaii..................................... 33

10.

Indiana.................................. 128

27.

Miami (Fla.). ........................... 32

11.

SMU ..................................... 126

28.

Houston .................................. 29

12.

Washington............................115

29.

Penn State.............................. 26

46.

BYU .......................................... 3

13.

MInnesota............................... 96

30.

Georgia Tech .......................... 21

47.

Rutgers ..................................... 2

14.

Texas ...................................... 87

31.

UCLA ...................................... 18

48.

Clemson ................................... 1

15.

Ohio State .............................. 85

32.

South Carolina........................ 17

Duke ......................................... 1

North Carolina ........................ 17

Louisville................................... 1

16.

USC ........................................ 76

17.

Arizona State .......................... 59

34.

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UC-Irvine .................................. 4 Drexel ....................................... 4

Purdue .................................... 16

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2007-08 TOP TIMES Freestyle

50-Yard (22.62 / 23.29) Triin Aljand Marissa Jasek Maria Sommer Sarah Woods Julia Wilkinson

22.02 22.73 22.79 22.83 22.89

47.56 48.62 *48.82 49.51 49.80

100-Yard (53.75 / 55.36)

Big 12 Championships ....... 2/28 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/28 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/28 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/28 Art Adamson Invite ........... 11/16

Triin Aljand Ella Doerge Alia Atkinson Megan Rains Marissa Jasek

NCAA Championships ....... 3/22 NCAA Championships ....... 3/22 NCAA Championships ....... 3/22 NCAA Championships ....... 3/22 NCAA Championships ....... 3/22

200-Yard (1:58.99 / 2:02.55) Christine Marshall 1:57.56 Big 12 Championships ......... 3/1 Melanie Dodds 2:01.25 Big 12 Championships ......... 3/1 Emily Neal 2:03.28 Art Adamnson Invite ......... 11/18 Ella Doerge 2:03.48 Big 12 Championships ......... 3/1 Melissa Hain 2:04.36 Art Adamnson Invite ......... 11/18

100-Yard (49.42 / 50.90) Julia Wilkinson Triin Aljand Christine Marshall Codie Hansen Sarah Woods

Buttery 51.94 54.11 54.13 54.26c 55.95

NCAA Championships ....... 3/21 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/29 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/29 Art Adamson Invite ........... 11/17 Art Adamson Invite ........... 11/17

200-Yard (1:47.09 / 1:50.30) Julia Wilkinson 1:43.64 NCAA Championships ....... 3/21 Christine Marshall *1:44.72 NCAA Championships ....... 3/21 Kristen Heiss 1:45.59 NCAA Championships ....... 3/21 Codie Hansen 1:46.09 NCAA Championships ....... 3/21 Erin Mahoney 1:46.27 NCAA Championships ....... 3/21 500-Yard (4:45.46 / 4:54.02)

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Kristen Heiss Jenni Stratton Codie Hansen Beth McCullough Hannah Kinder

4:40.03 4:42.79 4:45.22 4:45.96 4:49.32

NCAA Championships ....... 3/20 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/28 Art Adamson Invite ........... 11/16 Art Adamson Invite ........... 11/16 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/15

1,000-Yard (Not an NCAA event) Casey Hurrell-Zitelman Jenni Stratton Kristen Heiss Melissa Hain Sally Ranzau

9:53.18 *9:54.92 9:55.23 10:07.29 10:07.37

Auburn/SMU ...................... 1/12 Big 12 Championships ......... 3/1 Auburn/SMU ...................... 1/12 Houston................................2/1 Texas....................................2/2

1,650-Yard (16:23.54 / 16:53.04) Jenni Stratton Casey Hurrell-Zitelman Codie Hansen Melissa Hain Beth McCullough

16:21.55 16:26.02 16:45.67 16:51.06 16:53.35

Big 12 Championships ......... 3/1 Big 12 Championships ......... 3/1 Art Adamson Invite ........... 11/18 Big 12 Championships ......... 3/1 Art Adamson Invite ........... 11/18

Julia Wilkinson

72

Triin Aljand

Backstroke

100-Yard (54.38 / 56.01) Julia Wilkinson Ella Doerge Emily Neal Sarah Woods Lindsey King

52.70 55.04 55.22 55.26 55.37

Big 12 Championships ....... 2/29 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/29 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/29 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/29 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/29

200-Yard (1:57.32 / 2:00.83) Kristen Heiss Emily Neal Julia Wilkinson Ella Doerge Lindsey King

1:53.37 1:56.53 1:57.26c 1:59.60 2:00.24

NCAA Championships ....... 3/22 Big 12 Championships ......... 3/1 Art Adamson Invite ........... 11/18 Big 12 Championships ......... 3/1 Big 12 Championships ......... 3/1

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2007-08 TOP TIMES 100-Yard

Breaststroke

Relays

(1:01.85 / 1:03.70)

Alia Atkinson Chelsea Helgason Reneé Iserman Kasia Dulian Brittany Lentz

1:00.68 1:03.69 1:03.78 1:03.81c 1:03.98

Big 12 Championships ....... 2/29 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/29 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/29 Art Adamson Invite ........... 11/17 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/29

200-Yard (2:14.19 / 2:18.21) Alia Atkinson Jenni Stratton Kasia Dulian Caroline Maxvill Brittany Lentz

2:09.48 2:17.03 2:17.13 2:17.38 2:19.03

NCAA Championships ....... 3/22 Art Adamson Invite ........... 11/18 Art Adamson Invite ........... 11/18 Big 12 Championships ......... 3/1 Big 12 Championships ......... 3/1

Alia Atkinson

200 Freestyle Relay (1:31.01 / 1:33.74) Aljand, Woods, Sommer, Jasek

1:29.40

NCAA ................. 3/20

400 Freestyle Relay (3:18.39 / 3:24.34) Marshall, Aljand, Hansen, Wilkinson 3:13.08

NCAA .....................3/22

800 Freestyle Relay (7:10.49 / 7:23.40) Marshall, Heiss, Hansen, Wilkinson 6:59.50

NCAA .....................3/21

200 Medley Relay (1:39.49 / 1:42.47) Wilkinson, Atkinson, Aljand, Woods 1:37.72

NCAA .................. 3/21

400 Medley Relay (3:38.02 / 3:44.56) Wilkinson, Atkinson, Aljand, Marshall 3:33.88

NCAA .................. 3/20

* - Relay lead-off

Julia Wilkinson Christine Marshall Melanie Dodds Erin Mahoney Emily Neal

1:55.45 1:58.98 2:01.33c 2:01.42 2:01.92

NCAA Championships ....... 3/20 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/28 Art Adamson Invite ........... 11/16 NCAA Championships ....... 3/20 Art Adamson Invite ........... 11/16

REVIEW

Individual Medley

200 IM (2:00.34 / 2:03.95)

400 IM (4:15.63 / 4:23.29) Melissa Hain Jenni Stratton Emily Neal Melanie Dodds Kristen Heiss

4:11.02 4:12.68 4:13.61 4:16.73 4:21.54c

NCAA Championships ....... 3/21 Art Adamson Invite ........... 11/17 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/29 Big 12 Championships ....... 2/29 Gulf Seniors ....................... 12/7

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2008 BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS Feb. 27-Mar 1, 2008 - Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center - Austin, Texas 400-Yard Medley Relay

200-Yard Freestyle Relay 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Texas A&M ................................... 1:29.74a Texas .............................................1:30.76a Iowa State ......................................1:33.24c Missouri .........................................1:33.42c Kansas ...........................................1:34.04 Nebraska .......................................1:34.21

Final Team Scoring

500-Yard Freestyle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Jenni Stratton, Texas A&M......... 4:42.79a Susana Escobar, Texas .................4:43.36a Kristen Heiss, Texas A&M .......... 4:43.53a Colleen Gordon, Missouri ..............4:45.78c Jill Granger, Missouri .....................4:48.08c Natalie Sacco, Texas .....................4:48.54c Codie Hansen, Texas A&M ......... 4:49.07c Traci Van Matre, Texas ..................4:49.09c Beth McCullough, Texas A&M ... 4:47.52c Macie Garrett, Texas......................4:47.97c Hannah Kinder, Texas A&M ....... 4:49.32c Casey Hurrell-Zitelman, Texas A&M ... 4:49.42c Melissa Hain, Texas A&M ........... 4:51.32c Francie Szostak, Missouri..............4:53.92c Delia Huang, Texas........................4:54.84 Terri Schramka, Kansas.................4:56.60

1. Texas A&M .............................. 967 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Texas ............................................. 748 Missouri........................................ 519.5 Kansas ......................................... 505.5 Iowa State ....................................... 347 Nebraska......................................... 343

Outstanding Female Swimmer Julia Wilkinson, Texas A&M

Outstanding Female Diver Mary Yarrison, Texas

Newcomer of the Meet Melanie Dodds, Texas A&M Natalie Sacco, Texas

REVIEW

200-Yard Individual Medley 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 7. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Julia Wilkinson, Texas A&M....... 1:56.12a Christine Marshall, Texas A&M .....1:58.98a Danielle Herrmann, Kansas ...........2:00.21a Alison Soelter, Texas .....................2:01.37c Alex Basso, Texas .........................2:02.17c Melanie Dodds, Texas A&M ....... 2:02.39c Lindsey King, Texas A&M .......... 2:03.92c Lori Halvorson, Missouri ................2:03.92c Joy Bunting, Kansas ......................2:02.51c Abbie Mahoney, Texas ....................2:03.64c Chelsea Helgason, Texas A&M.... 2:04.46 Lindsey Behrens, Iowa State .........2:04.55 Marni Benson, Iowa State..............2:06.07 Katie Hamilton, Texas ....................2:06.32 Christina Yemm, Nebraska ............2:07.26 Carlye-Ann Ellis, Texas ..................2:07.64

50-Yard Freestyle 1. 2. 3. 4. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

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Triin Aljand, Texas A&M .................22.02a Hee-Jin Chang, Texas ......................22.29a Marissa Jasek, Texas A&M ............22.73c Sarah Woods, Texas A&M ..............22.95c Maria Mayrovich, Kansas .................22.95c Brie Powers, Texas ...........................23.18c Abby Glaser, Iowa State ...................23.34 Marissa Rodriguez, Texas ................23.59 Lynn Siemert, Nebraska ...................23.66 Ashley Leidigh, Kansas ....................23.82 Amanda Maez, Kansas.....................23.96 Jessica Andrews, Nebraska..............23.97 Taye Patterson, Missoori ..................24.00 CJ Bray, Nebraska ...........................24.04

Swimming Coach of the Meet Steve Bultman, Texas A&M

Diving Coach of the Meet Eric Elliot, Kansas

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Texas A&M ................................... 3:35.53a Kansas ...........................................3:40.19c Iowa State ......................................3:43.83c Missouri .........................................3:43.92 Texas .............................................3:44.42 Nebraska .......................................3:50.51

200-Yard Medley Relay 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Texas A&M ................................... 1:38.76a Kansas ...........................................1:40.44c Texas .............................................1:40.91c Missouri .........................................1:43.62 Iowa State ......................................1:43.77 Nebraska .......................................1:44.27

400-Yard Individual Medley 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Melissa Hain, Texas A&M ............4:11.74a Emily Neal, Texas A&M............... 4:13.61a Jenni Stratton, Texas A&M......... 4:13.78a Susana Escobar, Texas .................4:13.84a Melanie Dodds, Texas A&M ....... 4:16.73c Jill Granger, Missouri .....................4:19.31c Casey Hurrell-Zitelman, Texas A&M ... 4:22.31c Natalie Sacco, Texas .....................4:25.29c Macie Garrett, Texas......................4:21.82c Jill Bastien, Missouri ......................4:26.49 Christina Yemm, Nebraska ............4:27.68 Alyssa Potter, Kansas ....................4:30.78 Blaine Hoppenrath, Nebraska........4:30.99 Rhynn Malloy, Kansas ...................4:31.11 Sarah Menefee, Missouri ...............4:32.78 Carrah Haley, Kansas ....................4:34.30

100-Yard Buttery

15. Kelsey Grushecky, Nebraska............24.10 16. Frances Calzeda, Iowa State............24.15

One-Meter Diving 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Mary Yarrison, Texas ......................329.05 Kathryn Kelly, Texas .......................323.65 Kendra Melynchuk, Missouri...........283.25 Alex Tipple, Texas A&M................274.60 Courtney Jolly, Nebraska ................270.55 Hannah McMacken, Kansas ...........267.35 Megan Proehl, Kansas ...................260.10 Kayla Torske, Texas ........................227.55 Kali Fryklund, Iowa State ................231.70 Tien Tran, Iowa State ......................228.30 Jenny Franzone, Missouri...............228.25 Allison Ho, Kansas..........................227.95 Abby Zepeda, Missouri ...................221.60 Jenny Roberts, Kansas...................216.40 Mariesa Cloud, Nebraska ...............215.60 Erin Mertz, Kansas .........................211.85

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Triin Aljand, Texas A&M .................52.26a Hee-Jin Chang, Texas ......................53.87c Alia Atkinson, Texas A&M ..............54.13c Abby Glasner, Iowa State .................54.15c Brie Powers, Texas ...........................54.79c Arica Jacinto, Missouri ......................55.06c Jacqueline Martin-Lacey, Texas........55.09c Ashley Leidigh, Kansas ....................55.28c Mariah Hutchinson, Nebraska ..........55.94 Kelsey Grushecky, Nebraska............55.95 Lindsey Behrens, Iowa State ............56.10 Melissa Jamerson, Missouri .............56.46 Brittany Potter, Kansas .....................56.55 Katie Hamilton, Texas .......................56.57 Lindsay Wegner, Iowa State .............56.61 Molly Bollen, Missouri .......................56.89

BACK-TO-BACK BIG 12 CHAMPIONS


200-Yard Freestyle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Christine Marshall, Texas A&M.... 1:45.48a Kristen Heiss, Texas A&M .......... 1:46.61a Codie Hansen, Texas A&M ......... 1:47.28c Colleen Gordon, Missouri ..............1:48.31c Lori Halvorson, Kansas..................1:48.79c Traci Van Matre, Texas ..................1:48.92c Marissa Jasek, Texas A&M ........ 1:49.21c Alex Basso, Texas .........................1:49.51c Hannah Kinder, Texas A&M ....... 1:48.10c Maria Mayrovich, Kansas ..............1:49.10c Francie Szostak, Missouri..............1:49.25c Beth McCullough, Texas A&M ... 1:49.25c Emily Lanteigne, Kansas ...............1:49.90c Delia Huang, Texas........................1:50.33 Julie Giehl, Nebraska.....................1:50.94 Jenny Toler, Neberaska .................1:52.30

100-Yard Breaststroke Alia Atkinson, Texas A&M .......... 1:00.68a Danielle Herrmann, Kansas ...........1:02.27c Carlye-Ann Ellis, Texas ..................1:03.24a Alison Soelter, Texas .....................1:03.35c Jeli Nixt, Iowa State .......................1:03.81 Marni Benson, Iowa State..............1:03.91 Hailey Dean, Nebraska ...................1:04.29 Jill Bastien, Missouri ......................1:04.50 Chelsea Helgason, Texas A&M.... 1:03.69c Kaitlin Arntz, Nebraska ..................1:03.97 Joy Bunting, Kansas ......................1:04.99 Morgan McCleery, Missouri ...........1:05.31 Adrienne Goodman, Nebraska ......1:05.77 Rhynn Malloy, Kansas ...................1:06.01 Erin Yeager, Missouri .....................1:06.44 Colleen Criss, Nebraska ...............1:07.08

100-Yard Backstroke 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Julia Wilkinson, Texas A&M...........52.70a Emily Neal, Texas A&M...................55.22c Sarah Woods, Texas A&M ..............55.26c Lindsey King, Texas A&M ..............55.37c Lindsay Voyles, Texas ......................55.59c Rebecca Orr, Texas ..........................55.66c Taye Patterson, Missouri ..................57.03 Lindsay Wegner, Iowa State .............57.16 Abbie Mahoney, Texas......................56.88 Terri Schramka, Kansas....................56.91 Lauren Lavigna, Missouri..................57.18 Lauren Cox, Missouri ........................57.40 Lauren Bonfe, Kansas ......................57.61 Mel Heyrman, Kansas ......................57.94 CJ Bray, Nebraska ............................58.66 Allison Bennett, Missouri ..................58.73

Three-Meter Diving 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Mary Yarrison, Texas ......................381.25 Kathryn Kelly, Texas .......................336.65 Kendra Melynchuk, Missouri...........320.95 Tien Tran, Iowa State ......................306.85 Courtney Jolly, Nebraska ................297.40 Meghan Proehl, Kansas .................274.20 Jenny Roberts, Kansas...................273.00 Erin Mertz, Kansas .........................268.70 Emily Burbach, Nebraska ...............239.15 Alex Tipple, Texas A&M................238.75

Hanna McMacken, Kansas .............231.05 Abby Zeoeda, Missouri ...................229.50 Emily Watson, Texas A&M ...........229.30 Kali Fryklund, Iowa State ................228.10 Allison Ho, Kansas..........................227.85 Jenny Franzone, Missouri...............226.40

800-Yard Freestyle Relay 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Texas A&M .................................. 7:05.98a Missouri .........................................7:11.18c Texas .............................................7:11.31c Kansas ...........................................7:21.88c Nebraska .......................................7:29.38 Iowa State ......................................7:36.62

1650-Yard Freestyle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Susana Escobar, Texas ...............16:18.86a Jenni Stratton, Texas A&M....... 16:21.55a Natalie Sacco, Texas ...................16:24.06c Casey Hurrell-Zitelman, Texas A&M . 16:26.02c Colleen Gordon, MIssouri ............16:28.44c Jill Granger, Missouri ...................16:39.75c Macie Garrett, Texas....................16:41.65c Melissa Hain, Texas A&M ......... 16:51.06c Beth McCullough, Texas A&M ... 16:54.90c Delia Huang, Texas......................16:59.22 Carly Sullivan, Missouri ...............17:03.77 Brandie Kavalec, Nebraska .........17:09.77 Jenny Vondenkamp, Iowa State ..17:12.68 Alicia Casillas, Kansas.................17:19.97 Megan Thompson, Iowa State .....17:22.12 Blaine Hoppenrath, Nebraska......17:26.76

200-Yard Backstroke 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Kristen Heiss, Texas A&M .......... 1:56.28a Emily Neal, Texas A&M............... 1:56.53a Rebecca Orr, Texas .......................1:58.00c Lauren Lavigna, Missouri...............1:59.84c Abbie Mahoney, Texas...................1:59.87c Lindsey King, Texas A&M .......... 2:00.24c Lindsay Voyles, Texas ...................2:00.32c Terri Schramka, Kansas.................2:01.36 Mel Heyrman, Kansas ...................2:02.53 Lindsey Wegner, Iowa State ..........2:02.82 Sarah Menefee, Kansas ................2:05.69 Lauren Bonfe, Kansas ...................2:05.83 Allison Bennett, Missouri ...............2:06.00 Brandie Kavalec, Nebraska ...........2:06.17 Christina Yemm, Nebraska ............2:06.44 Carrah Haley, Kansas ....................2:07.61

100-Yard Freestyle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

2008-09 WOMEN’S SWIMMING

Julia Wilkinson, Texas A&M...........47.80a Triin Aljand, Texas A&M .................48.90a Hee-Jin Chang, Texas ......................49.11a Maria Mayrovich, Kansas .................49.69c Brie Powers, Texas ...........................49.78c Sarah Woods, Texas A&M ..............49.90c Codie Hansen, Texas A&M .............50.13c Marissa Jasek, Texas A&M ............50.30c Abby Glasser, Iowa State .................50.76c Lori Halvorson, Missouri ...................50.91 Alex Basso, Texas ............................51.06 Francie Szostak, Missouri.................51.10 Hannah Kinder, Texas A&M ...........51.26 Lynn Siemert, Nebraska ...................51.44

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15. Emily Lanteigne, Kansas ..................51.54 16. Marisa Rodriguez, Texas ..................53.22

200-Yard Breaststroke 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Alia Atkinson, Texas A&M ...........2:11.77a Danielle Herrmann, Kansas ...........2:15.30c Alison Soelter, Texas .....................2:15.47c Marni Benson, Iowa State..............2:15.84c Erin Yeager, Missouri .....................2:18.26 Jill Bastien, Missouri ......................2:18.72 Joy Bunting, Kansas ......................2:18.85 Kaitlin Arntz, Nebraska ..................2:20.81 Jeli Nixt, Iowa State .......................2:18.19c Carlye-Ann Ellis, Texas ...................2:19.08 Chelsea Helgason, Texas A&M.... 2:19.29 Rhynn Malloy, Kansas ...................2:20.78 Morgan McCleery, Missouri ...........2:21.52 Adrienne Goodman, Nebraska ......2:22.35 Hailey Dean, Nebraska ..................2:23.33 Colleen Criss, Nebraska ................2:24.65

200-Yard Butterfly 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Christine Marshall, Texas A&M.... 1:57.56a Melissa Jamerson, Missouri ............1:59.51c Melanie Dodds, Texas A&M ....... 2:01.25c Jaqueline Martin-Lacey, Texas ......2:01.48c Traci Van Matre, Texas ....................2:02.28c Mariah Hutchinson, Nebraska .......2:02.39 Katie Hamilton, Texas ....................2:02.45 Ashley Leidigh, Kansas .................2:06.91 Kelsey Grushecky, Nebraska.........2:02.43 Brittany Potter, Kansas ..................2:02.67 Arica Jacinto, Missouri ...................2:03.74 Alyssa Potter, Kansas ....................2:04.73 Blaine Hoppenrath, Nebraska........2:05.34 Molly Bollen, Missouri ....................2:05.85 Lindsey Behrens, Iowa State .........2:06.15 Lindsay Wiesner, Iowa State ........2:13.00

Platform Diving 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Kendra Melynchuk, Missouri...........284.00 Tien Tran, Iowa State ......................235.10 Courtney Jolly, Nebraska ................224.25 Erin Mertz, Kansas .........................219.05 Mariesa Cloud, Nebraska ...............216.80 Kali Fryklund, Iowa State ................215.95 Alex Tipple, Texas A&M................212.25 Hanna McMacken, Kansas .............205.15 Megan Proehl, Kansas ...................195.15 Emily Watson, Texas A&M ...........188.90 Abby Christensen, Iowa State ........186.10 Emily Burbach, Nebraska ...............182.70 Abby Zepeda, Missouri ...................176.35 Allison Ho, Kansas..........................166.30 Jenny Franzone, Missouri...............163.75 Justine Anders, Iowa State .............141.45

REVIEW

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

400-Yard Freestyle Relay 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Texas A&M ................................... 3:15.55a Texas .............................................3:21.53c Kansas ...........................................3:23.39c Nebraska .......................................3:25.04 Missouri .........................................3:25.29 Iowa State ......................................3:26.32

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Top Performers / Performances by Event

97

All-Time Top 10 – SC Meters

99

Top Relays – SC Meters

100

All-Time Top Diving Scores

101 102 103

All-Time Series Records

104 107 110 111 112 113 114 117 119 123

All-Americans

Conference Champions Conference / National Finishes

Natatorium Records Big 12 Records Big 12 Records Academic Honors World Class Aggies Letterwinners Diving History Year-by-Year Results

H I S T O R Y

Annual Records / Coaching History

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50 FREESTYLE TOP 10 PERFORMANCES RECORD CHRONOLOGY Swimmer Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Triin Aljand

Time :22.02 :22.06 :22.11 :22.11 :22.17 :22.25* :22.27 :22.29* :22.40 :22.45

Year 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2008 2007 2008 2006 2006

Site Austin Columbus Austin Columbus Minneapolis Columbus Minneapolis Columbus Athens, Ga. Columbia, Mo.

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Time :22.46 :22.58 :22.02

Year 2006 2007 2008

Site Columbia, Mo. College Station Austin

Swimmer

25.0 24.5 24.51 24.48 24.45 23.83 23.52 23.51 23.48 23.41 23.28 23.07 22.91 22.40 22.17 22.02

Debbie Starr Shirley Hill Cheryl Houghton Cheryl Houghton Shirley Hill Jody Tanner Melanie Schmauch Michelle Chow Kim Smith Julie Bates Julie Bates Kelly Bolton Danielle Townsend Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Triin Aljand

Year

1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1983 1984 1987 1990 1993 1994 2000 2004 2006 2007 2008

TOP 10 PERFORMERS Swimmer Triin Aljand Marissa Jasek Rebecca Sturdy Maria Sommer Julia Wilkinson Sarah Woods Danielle Townsend Christine Marshall Alia Atkinson Kelly Bolton

Time :22.02 :22.73 :22.77 :22.79 :22.82* :22.83 :22.91 :22.91* :22.94 :23.07

Year 2008 2008 2007 2008 2007 2008 2004 2006 2007 2000

Site Austin Austin College Station Austin Minneapolis Austin Austin, Texas Columbia, Mo. College Station College Station

ALL-AMERICANS Swimmer Shirley Hill Shirley Hill Cheryl Houghton Jennifer Saul Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Triin Aljand

Time :24.50 (10) :24.31 (10) :24.94 (16) :23.43 (14) :22.40 (8) :22.17 (5) :22.06 (5)

Year 1977 1978 1978 1994 2006 2007 2008

Site Providence, R.I. Durham, N.C. Durham, N.C. Indianapolis Athens, Ga. Minneapolis Columbus

HISTORY

Swimmer Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Triin Aljand

Time

Triin Aljand

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100 FREESTYLE TOP 10 PERFORMANCES

RECORD CHRONOLOGY

Swimmer Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Christine Marshall Julia Wilkinson Triin Aljand

Time

Swimmer

55.20 52.66 52.49 51.76 51.55 50.50 50.39 50.38 49.46 49.35 49.01 47.56

Debbie Starr Shirley Hill Shirley Hill Jody Tanner Melanie Schmauch Jody Tanner Julie Bates Kelly Bolton Danielle Townsend Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson

Time :47.56 :47.80 :48.10* :48.14 :48.19 :48.62 :48.77 :48.82* :48.87 :48.90

Year 2008 2008 2008 2007 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008

Site Columbus Austin Columbus College Station Columbus Columbus Columbus Columbus Austin Austin

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Swimmer Triin Aljand Julia Wilkinson

Time :49.15 :47.80

Year 2007 2008

Year

1976 1977 1980 1983 1984 1985 1996 2000 2004 2006 2007 2008

TOP 10 PERFORMERS Swimmer Julia Wilkinson Triin Aljand Christine Marshall Danielle Townsend Codie Hansen Sarah Woods Rebecca Sturdy Marissa Jasek Alia Atkinson Michelle Bird

Year 2008 2008 2008 2004 2006 2008 2006 2008 2007 2004

Site Columbus Columbus Columbus Austin, Texas Athens, Ga. Columbus Columbia, Mo. Columbus College Station Austin, Texas

ALL-AMERICANS Swimmer Shirley Hill Kelly Bolton Danielle Townsend Julia Wilkinson Triin Aljand

Site College Station Austin

Time :47.56 :48.62 :48.82* :49.46 :49.48 :49.80 :50.12 :50.01 :50.33* :50.35

Time :52.84 (9) :49.88c (12) :49.76c (15) :47.56 (2) :48.77 (10)

Year 1977 2000 2004 2008 2008

Site Providence, R.I. Indianapolis College Station Columbus Columbus

Julia Wilkinson

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200 FREESTYLE TOP 10 PERFORMANCES

RECORD CHRONOLOGY

Swimmer Julia Wilkinson Christine Marshall Christine Marshall Julia Wilkinson Christine Marshall Christine Marshall Kristen Heiss Christine Marshall Christine Marshall Julia Wilkinson

Time

Swimmer

2:03.40 1:54.71 1:54.03 1:54.00 1:53.13 1:51.38 1:51.18 1:50.43 1:49.37 1:49.14 1:48.38 1:46.17 1:43.64

Debbie Starr Shirley Hill Shirley Hill Cheryl Houghton Shirley Hill Susan Marks Eileen Doull Susan Habermas Susan Habermas Stacie Karnes Stacie Karnes Codie Hansen Julia Wilkinson

Time 1:43.64 1:44.72* 1:44.74 1:44.86 1:44.94 1:45.48 1:45.59 1:45.63 1:45.74* 1:45.96

Year 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007

Site Columbus Columbus Columbus Columbus Columbus Austin Columbus Austin Austin College Station

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Swimmer Codie Hansen Christine Marshall Christine Marshall

Time 1:46.93 1:46.41 1:45.48

Year 2006 2007 2008

Site Columbia, Mo. College Station Austin

Year

1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1984 1985 1987 1988 1996 1997 2006 2008

TOP 10 PERFORMERS Swimmer Julia Wilkinson Christine Marshall Kristen Heiss Codie Hansen Erin Mahoney Stacie Karnes Beth McCullough Marissa Jasek Monica Williams Katie Fancher Hannah Kinder

Time 1:43.64 1:44.72* 1:45.59 1:46.09 1:46.27 1:47.39 1:47.56 1:47.84 1:47.88 1:48.10* 1:48.10

Year 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 1997 2007 2008 2000 2003 2008

Site Columbus Columbus Columbus Columbus Columbus College Station College Station Columbus College Station Austin Austin

ALL-AMERICANS Swimmer Shirley Hill Stacie Karnes Stacie Karnes Stacie Karnes Codie Hansen Christine Marshall Kristen Heiss Julia Wilkinson Christine Marshall Kristen Heiss Codie Hansen

Time 1:54.36 (15) 1:49.33 (14) 1:48.38 (12) 1:48.25 (13) 1:46.66 (5) 1:47.20 (8) 1:46.59 (13) 1:43.64 (3) 1:44.74 (5) 1:46.32 (14) 1:46.60 (15)

Year 1978 1996 1997 1998 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2008 2008

Site Durham, N.C. Ann Arbor, Mich. Indianapolis Minneapolis Athens, Ga. Minneapolis Minneapolis Columbus Columbus Columbus Columbus

HISTORY

Julia Wilkinson

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500 FREESTYLE TOP 10 PERFORMANCES

RECORD CHRONOLOGY

Swimmer Kristen Heiss Kristen Heiss Jenni Stratton Kristen Heiss Kristen Heiss Kristen Heiss Kristen Heiss Kristen Heiss Jenni Stratton Codie Hansen

Time

Swimmer

5:31.50 5:09.37 5:04.38 4:53.52 4:51.88 4:47.59 4:46.01 4:44.11 4:40.03

Debbie Starr Jeannie Hicks Shirley Hill Rachel Benzel Suzanne Fiori Joan Wojtowicz Codie Hansen Kristen Heiss Kristen Heiss

Time 4:40.03 4:40.42 4:42.79 4:43.53 4:43.68 4:44.11 4:44.56 4:44.79 4:45.21 4:45.22

Year 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2008 2007

Site Columbus Columbus Austin Austin College Station Minneapolis Minneapolis College Station Columbus College Station

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Swimmer Stacie Karnes Katie Fancher Codie Hansen Kristen Heiss Jenni Stratton

Time 4:50.41 4:49.20 4:46.01 4:44.79 4:42.79

Year 1997 2003 2006 2007 2008

Year

1976 1977 1978 1985 1987 1988 2006 2007 2008

TOP 10 PERFORMERS Swimmer Kristen Heiss Jenni Stratton Codie Hansen Beth McCullough Joan Wojtowicz Melissa Hain Stacie Karnes Tiffany Moore Tracy Evans Katie Fancher

Time 4:40.03 4:42.79 4:45.22 4:45.96 4:47.59 4:48.02 4:48.78 4:48.96 4:49.08 4:49.20

Year 2008 2008 2007 2007 1988 2007 1996 2002 1998 2003

Site Columbus Austin College Station College Station Fayetteville, Ark. College Station College Station College Station Austin, Texas Austin, Texas

ALL-AMERICANS

Site College Station Austin, Texas Columbia, Mo. College Station Austin

Swimmer Kristen Heiss Kristen Heiss

Time 4:44.11 (14) 4:40.03 (3)

Year 2007 2008

Site Minneapolis Columbus

Kristen Heiss

HISTORY

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1000 FREESTYLE TOP 10 PERFORMANCES

RECORD CHRONOLOGY

Swimmer Time Joan Wojtowicz 9:49.61* Casey Hurrell-Zitelman 9:53.18 Casey Hurrell-Zitelman 9:54.50* Jenni Stratton 9:54.92* Jenni Stratton 9:55.08 Kristen Heiss 9:55.23 Casey Hurrell-Zitelman 9:56.09* Jenni Stratton 9:59.67 Tracy Evans 9:59.72 Joan Wojtowicz 9:59.83 Suzanne Fiori 9:59.95

Time

Swimmer

10:56.00 10:42.70 10:38.62 10:33.72 10:13.51 10:09.79 9:59.95 9:59.83 9:49.61

Jennie Hicks Shirley Hill Susan Capshaw Eileen Douoll Suzanne Fiori Rachel Benzel Susan Fiori Joan Wojtowicz Joan Wojtowicz

Site Austin, Texas College Station Austin, Texas Austin, Texas College Station College Station College Station Dallas College Station Fayetteville, Ark. Unknown

Year

1977 1978 1982 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1990

TOP 10 PERFORMERS Swimmer Time Joan Wojtowicz 9:49.61 Casey Hurrell-Zitelman 9:53.18 Jenni Stratton 9:55.08 Kristen Heiss 9:55.23 Tracy Evans 9:59.72 Suzanne Fiori 9:59.95 Tiffany Moore 10:01.87 Rachel Benzel 10:02.03 Cindy Focht 10:03.18 Jennifer Newcomb 10:03.79 Codie Hansen 10:04.71

Year 1990 2008 2006 2008 1998 1987 2002 1988 1994 1989 2005

Site Austin, Texas College Station College Station College Station College Station Unknown College Station Unknown Austin, Texas Unknown College Station

HISTORY

Year 1990 2008 2008 2008 2006 2008 2007 2007 1998 1988 1987

Joan Wojtowicz

82

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1650 FREESTYLE TOP 10 PERFORMANCES RECORD CHRONOLOGY Swimmer Time Joan Wojtowicz 16:17.09 Jenni Stratton 16:21.55 Casey Hurrell-Zitelman 16:26.02 Joan Wojtowicz 16:29.62 Casey Hurrell-Zitelman 16:31.15 Jenni Stratton 16:32.53 Tracy Evans 16:33.95 Tracy Evans 16:34.65 Rachel Benzel 16:35.12 Paty Villareal 16:35.27

Year 1990 2008 2008 1988 2007 2007 1998 1998 1988 2003

Site Austin Austin Austin Fayetteville, Ark. College Station College Station Austin Lincoln, Neb. Fayetteville, Ark. Austin

Time

Swimmer

18:28.45 17:45.03 17:38.02 16:45.63 16:37.53 16:29.62 16:17.09

Jeannie Hicks Shirley Hill Philis Burns Rachel Benzel Suzanne Fiori Joan Wojtowicz Joan Wojtowicz

SWC/BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Swimmer Joan Wojtowicz Joan Wojtowicz Tracy Evans Tracy Evans Tracy Evans Tiffany Moore Paty Villareal

Time 16:29.62 16:40.71 16:42.87 16:33.95 16:39.35 16:45.77 16:35.27

Year 1988 1990 1997 1998 1999 2002 2003

Year

1977 1978 1984 1985 1987 1988 1990

TOP 10 PERFORMERS Swimmer Time Joan Wojtowicz 16:17.09 Jenni Stratton 16:21.55 Casey Hurrell-Zitelman 16:26.02 Tracy Evans 16:33.95 Rachel Benzel 16:35.12 Paty Villareal 16:35.27 Cindy Focht 16:36.80 Suzanne Fiori 16:37.53 Jennifer Guillory 16:40.93 Codie Hansen 16:42.02

Year 1990 2008 2008 1998 1988 2003 1994 1987 1996 2005

Site Austin, Texas Austin Austin Austin, Texas Fayetteville, Ark. Austin, Texas Austin, Texas Indianapolis College Station College Station

ALL-AMERICANS

Site Fayetteville, Ark. Austin, Texas College Station Austin, Texas Austin, Texas College Station Austin, Texas

Swimmer Suzanne Fiori Joan Wojtowicz

Time 16:37.53 (15) 16:17.09 (5)

Year 1987 1990

Site Indianapolis Austin, Texas

HISTORY

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100 BACKSTROKE TOP 10 PERFORMANCES RECORD CHRONOLOGY Swimmer Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Rebecca Sturdy Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson

Time 52.70 52.79* 53.32* 53.59* 53.64 53.72 53.79 53.93* 53.98 53.99

Year 2008 2008 2008 2008 2004 2007 2006 2007 2008 2007

Site Austin Columbus Columbus Austin Austin College Station College Station College Station Austin College Station

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Swimmer Rebecca Sturdy Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson

Time 53.64 54.46 53.99 52.70

Year 2004 2006 2007 2008

Site Austin Columbia, Mo. College Station Austin

Time

Swimmer

1:02.21 1:02.20 59.90 58.34 57.46 56.78 56.16 55.20 54.99 53.64 52.70

Jeannie Buckles Jeannie Buckles Sharon Duncan Jody Tanner Jody Tanner Hadas Pate Sharisse Blau Courtney Patterson Courtney Patterson Rebecca Sturdy Julia Wilkinson

Year

1976 1977 1979 1984 1985 1993 2000 2002 2003 2004 2008

TOP 10 PERFORMERS Swimmer Julia Wilkinson Rebecca Sturdy Courtney Patterson Triin Aljand Kristen Heiss Emily Neal Ella Doerge Sarah Woods Lindsey King Kara Morelli

Time 52.70 53.64 54.41 54.64 54.71 54.93 55.04 55.26 55.37 55.65

Year 2008 2004 2004 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2008 2005

Site Austin Austin, Texas Austin, Texas College Station College Station College Station Austin Austin Austin College Station

ALL-AMERICANS Swimmer Time Jean Collins Unknown Rebecca Sturdy 1:00.06 (9) Courtney Patterson 1:01.04 (15) Courtney Patterson 54.79 (13)

Year 1973 2004 2004 2005

Site Moscow, Idaho College Station College Station Lafayette, Ind.

HISTORY

Julia Wilkinson

84

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200 BACKSTROKE TOP 10 PERFORMANCES RECORD CHRONOLOGY Swimmer Kristen Heiss Kristen Heiss Kristen Heiss Kristen Heiss Kristen Heiss Julia Wilkinson Kristen Heiss Kristen Heiss Rebecca Sturdy Kristen Heiss

Time 1:53.37 1:53.49 1:53.52 1:54.09 1:54.45 1:55.48 1:55.95 1:56.03 1:56.26 1:56.28

Year 2008 2007 2008 2007 2007 2006 2007 2008 2004 2008

Site Columbus College Station Columbus Minneapolis Minneapolis College Station College Station Austin Austin Austin

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Swimmer Rebecca Sturdy Kristen Heiss Kristen Heiss

Time 1:56.26 1:55.95 1:56.28

Year 2004 2007 2008

Site Austin College Station Austin

Time

Swimmer

2:18.48 2:14.90 2:10.28 2:10.25 2:09.83 2:09.08 2:06.81 2:06.26 2:03.61 2:03.10 2:02.70 2:00.23 1:58.51 1:56.26 1:54.09 1:53.37

Jeannie Buckles Susie Lynde Sharon Duncan Edlyn Bell Jody Tanner Edlyn Bell Stephanie Langham Stephanie Langham Susan Habermas Hadas Pade Tammy Lee Amy Osmun Christina Thompson Rebecca Sturdy Kristen Heiss Kristen Heiss

Year

1976 1977 1979 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1989 1993 1996 2000 2002 2004 2007 2008

TOP 10 PERFORMERS Swimmer Kristen Heiss Julia Wilkinson Rebecca Sturdy Emily Neal Christina Thompson Courtney Patterson Kara Morelli Ella Doerge Amy Osmun Lindsey King

Time 1:53.37 1:55.48 1:56.26 1:56.53 1:58.51 1:58.70 1:58.99 1:59.60 2:00.23 2:00.24

Year 2008 2006 2004 2008 2002 2002 2005 2008 2000 2008

Site Columbus College Station Austin Austin College Station College Station College Station Austin College Station Austin

ALL-AMERICANS Swimmer Kristen Heiss Kristen Heiss

Time 1:54.09 (5) 1:53.52 (3)

Year 2007 2008

Site Minneapolis Columbus

HISTORY

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100 BUTTERFLY TOP 10 PERFORMANCES

RECORD CHRONOLOGY

Swimmer Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Rebecca Sturdy Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Rebecca Sturdy Triin Aljand

Time

Swimmer

1:03.50 59.42 59.38 58.78 58.20 57.02 56.48 55.29 54.53 54.25 54.07 53.10 51.94

Jeannie Buckles Susie Lynde Cheryl Houghton Cheryl Houghton Melanie Schmauch Melanie Schmauch Britt Hoefs Susie Geyer Clara Ho Clara Ho Triin Aljand Rebecca Sturdy Triin Aljand

Time 51.94 52.13 52.26 52.31 53.10 53.24 53.45 53.54 53.66 53.84

Year 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2006 2007 2007 2006 2007

Site Columbus Columbus Austin Austin College Station College Station Minneapolis College Station College Station College Station

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Swimmer Clara Ho Triin Aljand Rebecca Sturdy Triin Aljand

Time 54.53 54.07 53.10 52.26

Year 1999 2006 2007 2008

Site Austin, Texas Columbia, Mo. College Station Austin

Year

1976 1977 1978 1979 1983 1984 1985 1994 1999 2000 2008 2007 2008

TOP 10 PERFORMERS Swimmer Triin Aljand Rebecca Sturdy Ella Doerge Alia Atkinson Christine Marshall Clara Ho Megan Rains Millie Reynolds Erin Briskie Susie Geyer

Time 51.94 53.10 54.11 54.13 54.16 54.25 54.41 55.09 55.26 55.29

Year 2008 2007 2008 2008 2006 2000 2008 2003 2004 1994

Site Columbus College Station Austin Austin College Station College Station Austin Austin College Station Austin

ALL-AMERICANS Swimmer Triin Aljand Triin Aljand

Time 54.44 (16) 52.13 (6)

Year 2007 2008

Site Minneapolis Columbus

HISTORY

Triin Aljand

86

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200 BUTTERFLY TOP 10 PERFORMANCES

RECORD CHRONOLOGY

Swimmer Christine Marshall Christine Marshall Meghan Nebera Christine Marshall Meghan Nebera Clara Ho Christine Marshall Clara Ho Meghan Nebera Clara Ho

Time

Swimmer

2:27.37 2:08.51 2:03.46 2:01.72 1:59.74 1:59.50 1:58.53 1:57.56

Beth McArthur Susie Lynde Susan Habermas Jennifer Newcomb Stacie Karnes Clara Ho Meghan Nebera Christine Marshall

Time 1:57.56 1:57.98 1:58.53 1:58.71 1:58.74 1:59.17 1:59.32 1:59.44 1:59.44 1:59.50

Year 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2002 2007 2002 2006 1999

Site Austin Columbus Minneapolis College Station Minneapolis College Station College Station College Station College Station Austin

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Swimmer Stacie Karnes Clara Ho Jenna Wheeler Christine Marshall

Time 2:00.32 2:00.08 2:01.47 1:57.56

Year 1997 2000 2004 2008

Year

1976 1977 1987 1989 1997 1999 2007 2008

TOP 10 PERFORMERS Swimmer Christine Marshall Meghan Nebera Clara Ho Stacie Karnes Jenna Wheeler Melanie Dodds Katy Lietzau Whitney Thomson Jennifer Newcomb Erin Mahoney

Time 1:57.56 1:58.53 1:59.17 1:59.74 1:59.93 2:01.25 2:01.37 2:01.69 2:01.72 2:01.87

Year 2008 2007 2002 1997 2004 2008 2003 2007 1989 2005

Site Austin Minneapolis College Station Indianapolis College Station Austin Austin College Station Austin College Station

ALL-AMERICANS

Site College Station College Station Austin Austin

Swimmer Stacie Karnes Clara Ho Meghan Nebera

Time Year Site 2:01.19 (8) 1997 Indianapolis 2:00.05 (11) 2001 East Meadow, N.Y. 1:58.74 (13T) 2007 Minneapolis

Christine Marshall

HISTORY

2008-09 WOMEN’S SWIMMING

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DIVING

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100 BREASTSTROKE TOP 10 PERFORMANCES RECORD CHRONOLOGY Swimmer Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson Erin Briskie Erin Briskie

Time 1:00.17 1:00.29 1:00.68 1:00.73 1:00.87 (p) 1:00.87 (f) 1:00.90 1:01.03 1:01.05 1:01.17

Year Site 2006 College Station 2007 College Station 2008 Austin 2008 Columbus 2007 Minneapolis 2007 Minneapolis 2006 College Station 2007 College Station 2005 W. Lafayette, Ind. 2005 W. Lafayette, Ind.

SWC/BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Swimmer Laura Grimes Laura Grimes Susie Geyer Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson

Time 1:04.69 1:01.98 1:02.34 1:00.29 1:00.68

Year 1989 1992 1994 2007 2008

Site Austin, Texas Austin, Texas Austin, Texas College Station Austin

Time

Swimmer

1:12.91 1:09.77 1:09.06 1:07.20 1:07.20 1:06.78 1:05.81 1:05.14 1:03.72 1:03.15 1:01.98 1:01.22 1:01.05 1:00.17

Carol Hemphill Stacey Pletz Tracy Johnston Tracy Johnston Vicki Moir Meegan Wright Meegan Wright Ginger Hurley Ginger Hurley Laura Grimes Laura Grimes Erin Briskie Erin Briskie Alia Atkinson

Year

1975 1977 1979 1981 1983 1984 1985 1988 1990 1991 1992 2004 2005 2006

TOP 10 PERFORMERS Swimmer Alia Atkinson Erin Briskie Laura Grimes Susie Geyer Kasia Dulian Danee Mastagni Chelsea Helgason Ginger Hurley Lauren Buckalo Britney Pesek

Time 1:00.17 1:01.05 1:01.98 1:02.00 1:03.14 1:03.33 1:03.69 1:03.72 1:03.76 1:03.76

Year Site 2006 College Station 2005 W. Lafayette, Ind. 1992 Austin 1994 Indianapolis 2007 College Station 1995 Austin 2008 Austin 1990 Austin 1996 Austin 2004 Austin

ALL-AMERICANS Swimmer Ginger Hurley Susie Geyer Susie Geyer Erin Briskie Erin Briskie Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson

Time 1:04.00 (14) 1:02.00 (4) 1:02.67 (9) 1:08.81 (14) 1:01.17 (6) 1:00.87 (9) 1:01.19 (7)

Year Site 1990 Austin, Texas 1994 Indianapolis 1995 Austin, Texas 2004 College Station 2005 W. Lafayette, Ind. 2007 Minneapolis 2008 Columbus

HISTORY

Alia Atkinson

88

BACK-TO-BACK BIG 12 CHAMPIONS


200 BREASTSTROKE TOP 10 PERFORMANCES RECORD CHRONOLOGY Swimmer Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson Erin Briskie Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson

Time 2:09.48 2:10.05 2:10.87 2:10.89 2:11.77 2:11.88 2:11.94 2:12.25 2:12.51 2:12.93

Year 2008 2008 2007 2007 2008 2007 2006 2007 2008 2007

Site Columbus Columbus Atlanta College Station Austin Atlanta Columbia, Mo. College Station Austin College Station

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Swimmer Laura Grimes Erin Briskie Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson

Time 2:20.13 2:11.94 2:10.94 2:11.77

Year 1989 2006 2007 2008

Site Austin, Texas Columbia, Mo. College Station Austin

Time

Swimmer

2:38.50 2:31.35 2:29.31 2:26.74 2:25.58 2:23.59 2:21.18 2:20.70 2:18.54 2:18.10 2:17.37 2:16.19 2:15.13 2:13.48 2:11.94 2:10.89 2:09.48

Carol Hemphill Stacey Pletz Tracy Johnston Tracy Johnston Vicki Moir Meegan Wright Meegan Wright Courtney Searcy Laura Grimes Susie Geyer Danee Mastagni Danee Mastagni Danee Mastagni Erin Briskie Erin Briskie Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson

Year

1976 1977 1978 1979 1983 1984 1985 1989 1990 1993 1994 1995 1996 2005 2006 2007 2008

TOP 10 PERFORMERS Swimmer Alia Atkinson Erin Briskie Danee Mastagni Kasia Dulian Michelle Kohutek Monica Stroman Jenni Stratton Caroline Maxvill Lauren Buckalo Kelsey Savage

Time 2:09.48 2:11.94 2:15.13 2:16.31 2:16.37 2:16.76 2:17.03 2:17.38 2:17.70 2:17.77

Year 2008 2006 1996 2007 2005 2000 2007 2008 1996 2003

Site Columbus Columbia, Mo. College Station College Station College Station College Station College Station Austin Austin Austin

ALL-AMERICANS Swimmer Danee Mastagni Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson

Time 2:17.35 (15) 2:15.19 (16) 2:09.48 (3)

Year 1996 2007 2008

Site Ann Arbor, Mich. Minneapolis Columbus

HISTORY

Alia Atkinson 2008-09 WOMEN’S SWIMMING

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DIVING

89


200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY TOP 10 PERFORMANCES

RECORD CHRONOLOGY

Swimmer Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Christine Marshall Julia Wilkinson Juila Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson

Time

Swimmer

2:20.85 2:11.30 2:08.49 2:06.88 2:04.03 2:02.71 2:02.39 2:01.93 1:59.74 1:58.69 1:58.07 1:55.45

Jeannie Buckles Susie Lynde Tracy Johnston Kelley Johnston Courtney Searcy Susan Habermas Susan Habermas Susie Geyer Danielle Townsend Danielle Townsend Christine Marshall Julia Wilkinson

Time 1:55.45 1:56.12 1:56.41 1:57.20 1:58.07 1:58.14 1:58.18 1:58.23 1:58.35 1:58.49

Year 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2008 2007 2007 2006

Site Columbus Austin Columbus College Station College Station College Station Austin Minneapolis Minneapolis College Station

SWC/BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Time 2:02.71 2:02.39 1:58.69 1:58.07 1:56.12

Year 1988 1989 2005 2007 2008

Site Austin, Texas Austin, Texas College Station College Station Austin

1976 1977 1980 1985 1987 1988 1989 1994 2004 2005 2007 2008

TOP 10 PERFORMERS Swimmer Julia Wilkinson Christine Marshall Danielle Townsend Erin Mahoney Rebecca Sturdy Erin Briskie Melanie Dodds Courtney Patterson Emily Neal Susie Geyer

Time 1:55.45 1:58.07 1:58.69 2:00.60 2:00.84 2:01.17 2:01.68 2:01.79 2:01.92 2:01.93

Year 2008 2007 2005 2007 2004 2006 2007 2005 2008 1994

Site Columbus College Station College Station Minneapolis Austin Columbia, Mo. College Station College Station Austin Austin

ALL-AMERICANS Swimmer Susan Habermas Susan Habermas Danielle Townsend Julia Wilkinson Julia Wilkinson Christine Marshall Julia Wilkinson

Time 2:03.31 (13) Unknown 2:01.41 (8) 2:00.61 (14) 1:58.23 (6) 2:00.58 (14) 1:55.45 (5)

Year Site 1988 Austin, Texas 1989 Indianapolis 2005 W. Lafayette, Ind. 2006 Athens, Ga. 2007 Minneapolis 2007 Minneapolis 2008 Columbus

HISTORY

Swimmer Susan Habermas Susan Habermas Danielle Townsend Christine Marshall Julia Wilkinson

Year

Christine Marshall and Julia Wilkinson

90

BACK-TO-BACK BIG 12 CHAMPIONS


400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY TOP 10 PERFORMANCES

RECORD CHRONOLOGY

Swimmer Melissa Hain Melissa Hain Melissa Hain Jenni Stratton Jenni Stratton Melissa Hain Melissa Hain Jenni Stratton Emily Neal Jenni Stratton

Time

Swimmer

4:40.28 4:34.48 4:25.03 4:18.83 4:18.26 4:15.65 4:11.11 4:11.02

Susie Lynde Tracy Johnston Susan Habermas Susan Habermas Susan Habermas Kara Morelli Melissa Hain Melissa Hain

Time 4:11.02 4:11.11 4:11.74 4:12.68 4:12.87 4:13.28 4:13.49 4:13.51 4:13.61 4:13.78

Year 2008 2007 2008 2007 2008 2007 2008 2008 2008 2008

Site Columbus College Station Austin College Station Columbus Minneapolis Columbus Columbus Austin Austin

SWC/BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Swimmer Susan Habermas Susan Habermas Ashley Roark Melissa Hain Melissa Hain

Time 4:20.87 4:18.26 4:18.66 4:11.11 4:11.74

Year 1988 1989 2003 2007 2008

Year

1977 1980 1987 1988 1989 2005 2007 2008

TOP 10 PERFORMERS Swimmer Melissa Hain Jenni Stratton Emily Neal Kara Morelli Melanie Dodds Ashley Roark Susan Habermas Monica Stroman Alex Baldree Casey Hurrell-Zitelman

Time 4:11.02 4:12.68 4:13.61 4:15.65 4:16.73 4:17.91 4:18.26 4:19.13 4:20.11 4:20.98

Year 2008 2007 2008 2005 2008 2003 1989 1998 2002 2008

Site Columbus College Station Austin College Station Austin Austin Austin College Station College Station Austin

ALL-AMERICANS

Site Austin Austin Austin College Station Austin

Swimmer Susan Habermas Melissa Hain Jenni Stratton Melissa Hain Jenni Stratton

Time 4:18.83 (9) 4:14.19 (13) 4:16.52 (15) 4:11.02 (8) 4:12.87 (15)

Year 1988 2007 2007 2008 2008

Site Austin, Texas Minneapolis Minneapolis Columbus Columbus

Melissa Hain

HISTORY

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200 FREESTYLE RELAY TOP 10 PERFORMANCES RECORD CHRONOLOGY Time 1:29.40

Year 2008

Site Columbus

Swimmer B. McArthur, V. Brown, K. Singletary, D. Starr

Time 1:42.85

Year 1975

Swimmer T. Aljand, S. Woods, M. Sommer, M. Jasek

Time 1:29.40

Year 2008

Site Columbus

T. Aljand, S. Woods, M. Sommer, M. Jasek

1:29.52

2008

Columbus

D. Starr, J. Buckles, K. Singletary, S. Hill

1:39.94

1977

J. Wilkinson, R. Sturdy, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand

1:29.60

2007

Minneapolis

J. Wilkinson, R. Sturdy, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand

1:29.60

2007

Minneapolis

D. Starr, J. Buckles, C. Houghton, S. Hill

1:37.80

1978

M. Jasek, J. Wilkinson, S. Woods, T. Aljand

1:29.74

2008

Austin

M. Jasek, J. Wilkinson, S. Woods, T. Aljand

1:29.74

2008

Austin

M. Schmauch, S. Marks E. Doull, J. Tanner

1:35.61

1983

C. Marshall, B. Pesek, R. Sturdy, T. Aljand

1:30.05

2006

Columbia, Mo.

J. Wilkinson, R. Sturdy, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand

1:29.97

2007

Minneapolis

J. Tanner, M. Schmauch, S. Goeking, D. Schneider

1:34.78

1984

J. Wilkinson, C. Marshall, R. Sturdy, T. Aljand

1:30.08

2007

College Station

C. Marshall, B. Pesek, R. Sturdy, T. Aljand

1:30.05

2006

Columbia, Mo.

M. Schmauch, K. Johnston, J. Tanner, E. Doull

1:34.21

1985

D. Townsend, E. Zwierzykowski, 1:30.96 C. Lieb, B. Pesek

2005

Coll ege Station

J. Wilkinson, C. Marshall, R. Sturdy, T. Aljand

1:30.08

2007

College Station

M. Chow, S. Maples, K. Smith, C. Searcy

1:34.00

1990

C. Marshall, A. Atkinson, J. Wilkinson, T. Aljand

1:31.00

2006

College Station

C. Marshall, B. Pesek R. Sturdy, T. Aljand

1:30.77

2006

Athens, Ga.

D. Knapp, J. Bates, J. Saul, K. Smith

1:33.15

1993

T. Aljand, C. Marshall C. Hansen, B. Pesek

1:31.16

2005

College Station

M. Jasek, S. Woods, J. Wilkinson, T. Aljand

1:30.84

2007

College Station

D. Knapp, J. Saul, J. Bates, D. Dereska

1:32.65

1994

T. Aljand, C. Marshall, C. Hansen, J. Wilkinson

1:31.16

2006

College Station

C. Marshall, B. Pesek, R. Sturdy, T. Aljand

1:30.94

2006

Athens, Ga.

D. Townsend, C. Lieb, E Zwierzykowski, M. Bird

1:31.45

2004

D. Townsend, C. Lieb, E. Zwierzykowski, M. Bird

1:31.45

2004

Austin, Texas

D. Townsend, E. Zwierzykowski, C. Lieb, B. Pesek

1:30.96

2005

C. Marshall, B. Pesek, R. Sturdy, T. Aljand

1:30.05

2006

J. Wilkinson, R. Sturdy, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand

1:29.60

2007

T. Aljand, S. Woods M. Sommer, M. Jasek

1:29.40

2008

HISTORY

SWC/BIG 12 CHAMPIONS

ALL-AMERICANS

Swimmer M. Schmauch, S. Marks, E. Doull, J. Tanner

Time 1:35.61

Year 1983

Site Austin, Texas

Swimmer B. McArthur, D. Starr, V. Brown, K. Singletary

C. Marshall, B. Pesek, R. Sturdy, T. Aljand

1:30.05

2006

Columbia, Mo.

D. Starr, K. Singletary, J. Buckles, S. Hill

1:39.94 (11) 1977 Providence, R.I.

J. Wilkinson, C. Marshall, R. Sturdy, T. Aljand

1:30.08

2007

College Station

D. Starr, J. Buckles C. Houghton, S. Hill

1:37.80 (8)

1978

Durham, N.C.

M. Jasek, J. Wilkinson, S. Woods, T. Aljand

1:29.74

2008

Austin

Unknown

1:37.61 (11) 1982

Austin, Texas

M. Schmauch, J. Tanner, E. Doull, K. Johnson

1:34.21 (4)

J. Bates, J. Saul, D. Knapp, D. Dereska

1:32.94 (10) 1994

Indianapolis

D. Knapp, J. Saul, A. LePoris, S. Geyer

1:33.78 (11) 1995

Austin, Texas

D. Townsend, C. Lieb, E. Zwierzykowski, M. Bird

1:41.73 (11) 2004

College Station

Marissa Jasek

92

TOP 10 PERFORMERS

Swimmer T. Aljand, S. Woods, M. Sommer, M. Jasek

Time

Year 1975

Site Tempe, Ariz.

1985 Tuscaloosa, Ala.

D. Townsend, E. Zwierzykowski, 1:31.47 (7) C. Lieb, B. Pesek

2005 W. Lafayette, Ind.

C. Marshall, B. Pesek, R. Sturdy, T. Aljand

1:30.77 (6)

2006

Athens, Ga.

J. Wilkinson, R. Sturdy, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand

1:29.60 (6)

2007

Minneapolis

T. Aljand, S. Woods, M. Sommer, M. Jasek

1:29.40 (6)

2008

Columbus

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400 FREESTYLE RELAY TOP 10 PERFORMANCES

RECORD CHRONOLOGY

Swimmer C. Marshall, C. Hansen, J. Wilkinson, T. Aljand

Time 3:13.08

Year 2008

Site Columbus

Swimmer D. Starr, B. McArthur, C. Hemphill, J. Buckles

Time 3:45.83

Year 1976

Swimmer C. Marshall, C. Hansen, J. Wilkinson, T. Aljand

Time 3:13.08

Year 2008

Site Columbus

J. Wilkinson, C. Hansen, S. Woods, T. Aljand

3:14.54

2008

Columbus

D. Starr, J. Hicks, J. Buckles, S. Hill

3:37.33

1977

J. Wilkinson, C. Hansen, S. Woods, T. Aljand

3:14.54

2008

Columbus

C. Marshall, T. Aljand, C. Hansen, J. Wilkinson

3:15.55

2008

Austin

S. Hill, J. Buckles, D. Starr, C. Houghton

3:33.77

1978

J. Wilkinson, C. Hansen, T. Aljand, R. Sturdy

3:16.05

2007

College Station

J. Wilkinson, C. Hansen, T. Aljand, R. Sturdy

3:16.05

2007

College Station

E. Doull, M. Schmauch, S. Marks, J. Tanner

3:27.83

1983

C. Hansen, T. Aljand, J. Wilkinson, M. Jasek

3:16.48

2007

College Station

C. Hansen, T. Aljand, J. Wilkinson, M. Jasek

3:16.48

2007

College Station

S. Marks, E. Doull, M. Schmauch, J. Tanner

3:26.26

1984

J. Wilkinson, C. Marshall, K. Heiss, T. Aljand

3:17.06

2007

Minneapolis

J. Wilkinson, C. Marshall, K. Heiss, T. Aljand

3:17.06

2007

Minneapolis

K. Johnston, E. Doull M. Schmauch, J. Tanner

3:24.21

1985

J. Wilkinson, R. Sturdy, C. Marshall, T. Aljand

3:17.23

2006

College Station

J. Wilkinson, R. Sturdy, C. Marshall, T. Aljand

3:17.23

2006

College Station

D. Knapp, K. Smith, J. Bates, J. Saul

3:22.72

1993

C. Lieb, D. Townsend, M. Bird, R. Sturdy

3:18.00

2004

Austin, Texas

C. Marshall, J. Wilkinson, C. Hansen, T. Aljand

3:17.35

2006

Columbia, Mo.

J. Bates, J. Saul, D. Knapp, A. LePoris

3:20.91

1994

C. Marshall, S. Woods, C. Hansen, J. Wilkinson

3:19.81

2008

College Station

J. Wilkinson, T. Aljand, C. Marshall, C. Hansen

3:17.43

2006

Athens, Ga.

C. Lieb, D. Townsend, M. Bird, R. Sturdy

3:18.00

2004

D. Townsend, C. Lieb, E. Zwierzykowski, B. Pesek

3:19.96

2005 W. Lafayette, Ind.

C. Lieb, D. Townsend, M. Bird, R. Sturdy

3:18.00

2004

Austin

C. Marshall, J. Wilkinson, C. Hansen, T. Aljand

3:17.35

2006

T. Aljand, C. Marshall, 3:20.35 E. Zwierzykowski, C. Hansen

J. Wilkinson, C. Hansen, T. Aljand, R. Sturdy

3:16.05

2007

C. Marshall, C. Hansen, J. Wilkinson, T. Aljand

3:13.08

2008

TOP 10 PERFORMERS

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Time 3:18.00

Year 2004

Site Austin, Texas

C. Marshall, J. Wilkinson, C. Hansen, T. Aljand

3:17.35

2006

J. Wilkinson, C. Hansen, T. Aljand, R. Sturdy

3:16.05

C. Marshall, T. Aljand, C. Hansen, J. Wilkinson

3:15.55

College Station

ALL-AMERICANS Swimmer J. Collins, C. Hemphill B. McArthur, B. German

Time Unknown

Year Site 1974 University Park, Pa.

Columbia, Mo.

D. Starr, J. Hicks, S. Hill, J. Buckles

3:38.61 (15) 1977 Providence, R.I.

2007

College Station

Unknown

3:30.66 (11) 1982

Austin, Texas

2008

Austin

S. Marks, J. Tanner, M. Schmauch, E. Doull

3:26.79 (11) 1984

Indianapolis

M. Schmauch, J. Tanner, 3:25.29 (7) 1985 S. Marks, K. Johnson

Tuscaloosa

D. Knapp, S. Geyer, J. Saul, A LePoris

3:24.23 (13) 1994

Indianapolis

D. Knapp, J. Saul, S. Geyer, A. LePoris

3:22.60 (6) 1995

Austin

C. Lieb, D. Townsend, M. Bird, R. Sturdy

3:41.04 (5) 2004 College Station

HISTORY

Swimmer C. Lieb, D. Townsend, M. Bird, R. Sturdy

2005

D. Townsend, E. Zwierzykowski, 3:19.96 (9) 2005 W. Lafayette, Ind. C. Lieb, B. Pesek

Codie Hansen 2008-09 WOMEN’S SWIMMING

&

DIVING

J. Wilkinson, T. Aljand, C. Marshall, C. Hansen

3:17.43 (5) 2006

Athens, Ga.

J. Wilkinson, C. Marshall, K. Heiss, T. Aljand

3:17.06 (11) 2007

Minneapolis

C. Marshall, C. Hansen, J. Wilkinson, T. Aljand

3:13.08 (3) 2008

Columbus

93


800 FREESTYLE RELAY TOP 10 PERFORMANCES RECORD CHRONOLOGY

TOP 10 PERFORMERS

Swimmer C. Bonniwell, S. Johnston S. Lynde, D. Starr

Time 8:48.03

Year 1976

Swimmer C. Marshall, K. Heiss, C. Hansen, J. Wilkinson

Time 6:59.50

Year 2008

Site Columbus

S. Lynde, J. Hicks, D. Starr, S. Hill

7:54.85

1977

K. Heiss, E. Mahoney, C. Hansen, C. Marshall

7:05.89

2007

College Station

D. Starr, J. Hicks, C. Houghton, S. Hill

7:49.22

1978

C. Marshall, K. Heiss, B. McCullough, C. Hansen

7:05.98

2008

Austin

E. Doull, P. Burns, V. Moir, S. Marks

7:40.82

1983

C. Hansen, B. McCullough, K. Heiss, J. Wilkinson

7:09.50

2007

College Station

College Station

S. Marks, E. Doull, M. Schmaich, J. Tanner

7:27.37

1984

E. Mahoney, K. Heiss, C. Marshall, J. Wilkinson

7:10.00

2006

College Station

2006

Columbia, Mo.

E. Doull, M. Schmauch, S. Marks, J. Tanner

7:25.70

1985

C. Lieb, D. Townsend, T. Moore, R. Sturdy

7:12.98

2004

Austin, Texas

7:10.00

2006

College Station

S. Habermas, J. Newcomb, J. Wojtowicz, R. Benzel

7:24.32

1988

D. Townsend, M. Rains, J. Stratton, C. Lieb

7:14.22

2005

College Station

J. Wilkinson, K. Heiss, C. Marshall, C. Hansen

7:11.39

2006

Athens, Ga.

M. Stroman, T. Evans, M. Williams, S. Karnes

7:21.05

1998

C. Mucha, D. Townsend, T. Moore, K. Fancher

7:14.96

2003

Austin, Texas

C. Lieb, D. Townsend, T. Moore, R. Sturdy

7:12.98

2004

Austin,

C. Mucha, D. Townsend, T. Moore, K. Fancher

7:14.96

2003

D. Townsend, C. Lieb, 7:18.93 E. Mahoney, E. Zwierzykowski

2005 W. Lafayette, Ind.

D. Townsend, M. Rains, J. Stratton, C. Lieb

7:14.22

2005

College Station

C. Lieb, D. Townsend, T. Moore, R. Sturdy

7:12.98

2004

M. Rains, M. Jasek, B. McCullough, C. Hansen

2006

C. Hansen, K. Heiss, C. Marshall, J. Wilkinson

7:09.52

2006

K. Heiss, E. Mahoney, C. Hansen, C. Marshall

7:05.89

2007

C. Marshall, K. Heiss, C. Hansen, J. Wilkinson

6:59.50

2008

Swimmer C. Marshall, K. Heiss, C. Hansen, J. Wilkinson

Time 6:59.50

Year 2008

Site Columbus

K. Heiss, E. Mahoney, C. Hansen, C. Marshall

7:05.89

2007

College Station

C. Marshall, K. Heiss, B. McCullough, C. Hansen

7:05.98

2008

Austin

J. Wilkinson, K. Heiss, C. Hansen, C. Marshall

7:07.02

2007

Minneapolis

C. Hansen, B. McCullough, K. Heiss, J. Wilkinson

7:09.50

2007

C. Hansen, K. Heiss C. Marshall, J. Wilkinson

7:09.52

E. Mahoney, K. Heiss, C. Marshall, J. Wilkinson

College Station

ALL-AMERICANS

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS

HISTORY

7:19.59

Swimmer J. Hicks, D. Starr, S. Lynde, S. Hill

Time Year Site 7:55.40 (14) 1977 Providence, R.I.

Columbia, Mo.

D. Starr, J. Hicks, C. Houghton, S. Hill

7:55.76 (16) 1978

Durham, N.C.

2007

College Station

Unknown

7:41.15 (12) 1982

Austin, Texas

2008

Austin

S. Marks, J. Tanner, M. Schmauch, E. Doull

7:27.37 (9)

1984

Indianapolis

E. Doull, S. Marks, M. Schmauch, J. Tanner

7:27.19 (10) 1985

Tuscaloosa

J. Saul, D. Knapp, J. Bates, K. Smith

7:34.15 (16) 1993

Minneapolis

A. LePoris, S. Karnes, D. Knapp, S. Geyer

7:25.09 (13) 1995

Austin, Texas

C. Lieb, D. Townsend, T. Moore, R. Sturdy

8:07.25 (15) 2004

College Station

Swimmer C. Lieb, D. Townsend, T. Moore, R. Sturdy

Time 7:12.98

Year 2004

Site Austin, Texas

C. Hansen, K. Heiss C. Marshall, J. Wilkinson

7:09.52

2006

K. Heiss, E. Mahoney, C. Hansen, C. Marshall

7:05.89

C. Marshall, K. Heiss, B. McCullough, C. Hansen

7:05.98

D. Townsend, C. Lieb, 7:18.93 (13) 2005 W. Lafayette, Ind. E. Mahoney, E. Zwierzykowski

Christine Marshall and Beth McCullough

94

J. Wilkinson, K. Heiss, C. Marshall, C. Hansen

7:11.39 (6)

2006

Athens, Ga.

J. Wilkinson, K. Heiss, C. Hansen, C. Marshall

7:07.02 (5)

2007

Minneapolis

C. Marshall, K. Heiss, C. Hansen, J. Wilkinson

6:59.50 (2)

2008

Columbus

BACK-TO-BACK BIG 12 CHAMPIONS


200 MEDLEY RELAY TOP 10 PERFORMANCES

Record Chronology

TOP 10 PERFORMERS

Swimmer J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, S. Woods

Time 1:37.72

Year 2008

Site Columbus

Swimmer S. Schweppe, K. Singletary, C. Hallaran, V. Brown

Time 1:59.83

Year 1975

Swimmer J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, S. Woods

Time 1:37.72

Year 2008

Site Columbus

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, S. Woods

1:37.81

2008

Columbus

J. Buckles, S. Pletz, J. Krienke, S. Hill

1:53.92

1977

T. Aljand, A. Atkinson R. Sturdy, J. Wilkinson

1:38.68

2007

College Station

T. Aljand, A. Atkinson R. Sturdy, J. Wilkinson

1:38.68

2007

College Station

J. Buckles, C. Hallaran, C. Houghton, S. Hill

1:53.65

1978

T. Aljand, A. Atkinson R. Sturdy, C. Marshall

1:38.90

2007

Minneapolis

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, S. Woods

1:38.76

2008

Austin

T. Johnston, M. Breisacher, S. Carbone, P. Burns

1:53.17

1981

C. Patterson, E. Briskie, M. Rains, D. Townsend

1:39.81

2005

College Station

T. Aljand, A. Atkinson R. Sturdy, C. Marshall

1:38.90

2007

Minneapolis

J. Tanner, V. Moir, M. Schmauch, S. Goeking

1:49.28

1983

C. Patterson, E. Briskie R. Sturdy, M. Bird

1:39.87

2004

Austin, Texas

T. Aljand, A. Atkinson R. Sturdy, C. Marshall

1:38.97

2007

Minneapolis

D. Schneider, T. Johnston, D. Fowler, S. Marks

1:49.28

1983

T. Aljand, A. Atkinson C. Marshall, J. Wilkinson

1:39.89

2006

College Station

C. Patterson, E. Briskie, M. Rains, D. Townsend

1:39.81

2005

College Station

M. Wright, J. Tanner, M. Schmauch, K. Johnston

1:46.75

1984

T. Aljand, A. Atkinson, M. Rains, J. Wilkinson

1:40.07

2007

College Station

C. Patterson, E. Briskie R. Sturdy, M. Bird

1:39.87

2004

Austin

J. Tanner, M. Wright, B. Hoefs, K. Johnston

1:45.18

1985

C. Patterson, E. Briskie R. Sturdy, D. Townsend

1:40.67

2004

College Station

T. Aljand, A. Atkinson C. Marshall, J. Wilkinson

1:39.89

2006

College Station

C. Searcy, L. Grimes, D. Dereska, K. Smith

1:44.78

1991

R. Sturdy, E. Briskie, T. Aljand, J. Wilkinson

1:40.73

2006

Columbia, Mo.

T. Aljand, A. Atkinson, M. Rains, J. Wilkinson

1:40.07

2007

College Station

D. Knapp, S. Geyer, D. Dereska, J. Saul

1:44.60

1994

T. Aljand, E. Briskie, C. Marshall, R. Sturdy

1:40.89

2006

Athens, Ga.

S. Blau, M. Stroman, C. Ho, K. Bolton

1:44.40

2000

C. Patterson, K. Savage, C. Ho, D. Townsend

1:43.25

2002

C. Patterson, B. Pesek, M. Reynolds, B. King

1:41.02

2003

C. Patterson, E..Briskie, R. Sturdy, M. Bird

1:39.87

2004

C. Patterson, E. Briskie, M. Rains, D. Townsend

1:39.81

T. Aljand, A. Atkinson, R. Sturdy, J. Wilkinson J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, S. Woods

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS Swimmer J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, S. Woods

Time 1:38.76

Year 2008

Site Austin

ALL-AMERICANS Time 1:45.18 (9)

Year 1985

Site Tuscaloosa

1:38.68

2007

D. Knapp, J. Bates, J. Saul, K. Smith

1:49.18 (16) 1993

Minneapolis

1:37.72

2008

D. Knapp, S. Geyer, D. Dereska, J. Saul

1:45.24 (16) 1994

Indianapolis

T. Aljand, E. Briskie, C. Marshall, R. Sturdy

1:40.89 (13) 2006

Athens, Ga.

T. Aljand, A. Atkinson, R. Sturdy, C. Marshall

1:38.97 (6)

2007

Minneapolis

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, S. Woods

1:37.72 (3) 2008

Columbus

HISTORY

2005

Swimmer J. Tanner, M. Wright, B. Hoefs, K. Johnson

Julia Wilkinson, Triin Aljand, Alia Atkinson, and Sarah Woods 2008-09 WOMEN’S SWIMMING

&

DIVING

95


400 MEDLEY RELAY TOP 10 PERFORMANCES Swimmer J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, C. Marshall

Time 3:33.88

Year 2008

Site Columbus

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, R. Sturdy, C. Marshall

3:35.12

2007

College Station

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, C. Marshall

3:35.53

2008

Austin

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, C. Marshall

3:36.62

2008

Columbus

C. Patterson, E. Briskie, R. Sturdy, D. Townsend

3:37.07

2004

Austin

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, R. Sturdy, C. Marshall

3:37.45

2007

Minneapolis

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, C. Marshall

3:38.11

2006

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, C. Hansen

3:38.46

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, R. Sturdy, C. Marshall J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, C. Marshall

Record Chronology Swimmer J. Buckles, D. Starr, C. Hemphill, K. Singletary

Time 4:15.24

Year 1976

Swimmer J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, C. Marshall

Time 3:33.88

Year 2008

Site Columbus

J. Buckles, S. Pletz, S. Lynde, S. Hill

4:08.67

1977

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, R. Sturdy, C. Marshall

3:35.12

2007

College Station

S. Carbone, M. Breisacher, T. Johnston, P. Burns

4:07.89

1981

C. Patterson, E. Briskie, R. Sturdy, D. Townsend

3:37.07

2004

Austin

E. Bell, V. Moir, M. Schmauch, J. Tanner

3:57.20

1983

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, C. Hansen

3:38.46

2007

College Station

J. Tanner, M. Wright, B. Hoefs, E. Doull

3:55.50

1984

C. Patterson, E. Briskie M. Rains, D. Townsend

3:41.34

2005 W. Lafayette, Ind.

J. Tanner, M. Wright, M. Schmauch, K. Johnston

3:50.90

1985

J. Wilkinson, E. Briskie, T. Aljand, C. Hansen

3:41.40

2006

Athens, Ga.

College Station

E. Thomas, G. Hurley, M. Chow, S. Habermas

3:50.57

1988

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, M. Hain

3:42.03

2008

Austin

2007

College Station

C. Searcy, L. Grimes, M. Chow, K. Smith

3:50.03

1990

C. Patterson, E. Briskie, M. Reynolds, D. Townsend

3:43.17

2004

College Station

3:39.30

2007

Minneapolis

C. Searcy, L. Grimes, D. Dereska, K. Smith

3:47.19

1991

A. Osmun, M. Stroman, C. Ho, M. Williams

3:43.85

2000

College Station

3:39.95

2006

College Station

T. Lee, L. Buckalo, S. Karnes, M. Williams

3:46.54

1997

C. Patterson, K. Savage, C. Ho, D. Townsend

3:43.93

2002

College Station

A. Osmun, M. Stroman, C. Ho, M. Williams

3:43.85

2000

C. Patterson, E. Briskie R. Sturdy, D. Townsend

3:37.07

2004

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson R. Sturdy, C. Marshall

3:35.12

2007

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson T. Aljand, C. Marshall

3:33.88

2008

ALL-AMERICANS

BIG 12 CHAMPIONS

HISTORY

TOP 10 PERFORMERS

Swimmer J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, R. Sturdy, C. Marshall

Time 3:35.12

Year 2007

Site College Station

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, C. Marshall

3:35.53

2008

Austin

Swimmer J. Tanner, M. Wright, M. Schmauch, K. Johnson

Time Year 3:51.12 (12) 1985

Site Tuscaloosa

L. Grimes, D. Dereska, S. Maples, C. Searcy

3:48.95 (12) 1991

Indianapolis

C. Patterson, E. Briskie, M. Rains, D. Townsend

3:41.34 (14) 2005 W. Lafayette, Ind.

J. Wilkinson, E. Briskie, T. Aljand, C. Hansen

3:42.26 (16) 2006

Athens, Ga.

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, R. Sturdy, C. Marshall

3:39.30 (7) 2007

Minneapolis

J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, C. Marshall

3:33.88 (9) 2008

Columbus

Christine Marshall

96

BACK-TO-BACK BIG 12 CHAMPIONS


ALL-TIME TOP 10 - SC METERS 50-Meter Freestyle Triin Aljand :25.14 Danielle Townsend :25.55 Michelle Bird :25.78 Rebecca Sturdy :25.87 Kelly Bolton :25.88 Caty Lieb :26.06 Ewelina Zwierzykowski :26.33 Monica Williams :26.41 Sharisse Blau :26.59 Britney Pesek :26.69

2005 2004 2004 2003 2000 2004 2004 1998 1999 2003

100-Meter Freestyle Danielle Townsend :55.34 2004 Kelly Bolton :55.67 2000 Caty Lieb :56.06* (2) 2004 Rebecca Sturdy :56.10 2003 Michelle Bird :56.31 2004 Monica Williams :56.33 2000 Triin Aljand :56.43 2005 Ewelina Zwierzykowski :56.66 2004 Casey Mucha :57.98 2003 Clara Ho :58.29 1998

Triin Aljand

200-Meter Freestyle

400-Meter Freestyle

800-Meter Freestyle

Caty Lieb Danielle Townsend Monica Williams Tiffany Moore Ewelina Zwierzykowski Casey Mucha Tracy Evans Michele Riggins Shannon Steel Monica Stroman

Tiffany Moore Tracy Evans Shannon Steel Casey Mucha Monica Stroman Katie Fancher Katie Ramos Ginny Johnson

Tracy Evans Tiffany Moore Ginny Johnson Casey Mucha Katie Fancher Paty Villareal Katie Ramos Kimarie Durso Kara Morelli Rita Soni

2:00.56 2:00.57 2:00.74 2:02.40 2:02.67 2:02.78* 2:04.43 2:04.87 2:04.88 2:05.62

2004 2004 2000 2004 2004 2003 1998 1998 1999 1998

4:14.85 4:16.78 4:20.08 4:22.19 4:22.90 4:32.05 4:32.27 4:32.85

2004 1998 1999 2003 1999 2003 1999 1999

8:42.65 9:05.79* 9:07.49* 9:08.26* 9:08.82* 9:09.80 9:10.76* 9:13.78* 9:14.73 9:18.73*

1998 2003 1999 2003 2003 2002 1999 1999 2002 2003

1500-Meter Freestyle Tracy Evans Tiffany Moore Casey Mucha Katie Fancher Ginny Johnson Katie Ramos Kimarie Durso Rita Soni Laura Fry

16:46.96 17:05.91 17:06.19 17:13.30 17:13.37 17:16.36 17:28.40 17:33.35 17:40.43

1999 2003 2003 2003 1999 1999 1999 2003 2003

HISTORY

Danielle Townsend

100-Meter Backstroke Rebecca Sturdy Courtney Patterson Sharisse Blau Christina Thompson Caty Lieb Ewelina Zwierzykowski Amy Osmun Dia Rose Gentile Rita Soni Dana Briggs

2008-09 WOMEN’S SWIMMING

&

DIVING

1:00.06 1:00.82 1:03.83 1:03.83 1:04.15 1:04.97 1:05.03 1:05.15* 1:05.36 (2) 1:05.92

2004 2004 1999 2003 2003 2003 1999 2003 2003 1998

97


ALL-TIME TOP 10 - SC METERS 200-Meter Backstroke Rebecca Sturdy Courtney Patterson Christina Thompson Erin Briskie Kathy Barris Jessica Kieras Rita Soni Amy Osmun Ewelina Zwierzykowski Dia Rose Gentile

2:10.77 2:13.13 2:14.31 2:18.51 2:19.22 2:19.24 2:19.50 2:20.08 2:21.90 2:22.60

Rebecca Sturdy

2003 2004 2004 2003 1998 1999 2003 1999 2003 2003

100-Meter Butterfly Rebecca Sturdy Clara Ho Triin Aljand Jenna Wheeler Katy Lietzau Erin Briskie Danielle Townsend Monica Williams Meghan Nebera Emily Thompson

2003 1998 2006 2003 2003 2003 2003 1999 2003 2003

200-Meter Butterfly

100-Meter Breaststroke

200-Meter Breaststroke

Clara Ho Jenna Wheeler Meghan Nebera Katy Lietzau Tracy Evans Christina Thompson Allison Hawthorne Laura Fry Kara Morelli Emily Thompson

Erin Briskie Britney Pesek Karri Charpentier Michelle Kohutek Monica Stroman Kelsey Savage Courtney McKinney Alex Baldree Karri Tibball Emily Semrau

Erin Briskie Michelle Kohutek Monica Stroman Karri Charpentier Kelsey Savage Britney Pesek Courtney McKinney Allison Hawthorne Alex Baldree Emily Semrau

Erin Briskie

HISTORY

1:00.05 1:00.62 1:01.95 1:02.75 1:02.80 1:02.95 1:03.15 1:03.59 1:03.99 1:04.69

2:14.16 2:14.60 2:15.30 2:16.22 2:18.87 2:20.19 2:22.71 2:23.00 2:23.34 2:23.81

2000 2003 2004 2003 1999 2003 1999 2003 2002 2003

1:08.55 1:12.33 1:12.84 1:12.95 1:12.99 1:15.34 1:16.39 1:17.60 1:18.30 1:18.95

2004 2003 1998 2003 1999 2003 1999 2003 1999 2002

2:31.29 2:32.73 2:34.72 2:37.45 2:40.04 2:41.72 2:43.52 2:43.71 2:45.48 2:50.37

2004 2003 1999 1998 2003 2003 1999 1999 2002 2002

200-Meter I.M. Rebecca Sturdy Courtney Patterson Danielle Townsend Monica Stroman Monica Williams Erin Briskie Caty Lieb Katy Lietzau Ewelina Zwierzykowski

2:12.30 2:15.16 2:16.99 2:17.41 2:17.66 2:18.07 2:20.26 2:20.73 2:22.66

2003 2004 2003 1998 2000 2003 2003 2003 2003

400-Meter I.M. Monica Stroman Shannon Steel Alex Baldree Tracy Evans Rita Soni Christina Thompson Meghan Nebera Kara Morelli Kelsey Savage Ashley Roark

98

4:52.57 4:52.88 4:54.09 4:57.88 4:58.27 4:58.60 4:58.96 4:59.51 5:00.61 5:00.94

1998 1999 2003 1999 2003 2003 2003 2002 2003 2002

BACK-TO-BACK BIG 12 CHAMPIONS


TOP RELAYS - SC METERS 200-Meter Medley C. Patterson, E. Briskie, R. Sturdy, M. Bird C. Patterson, E. Briskie, R. Sturdy, D. Townsend

200-Meter Freestyle 1:52.50 1:53.56

2004

D. Townsend, E. Zwierzykowski, C. Lieb, M. Bird

1:41.69

2004

2003

D. Townsend, B. Pesek, E. Zwierzykowski, R. Sturdy

1:43.97

2003

1:45.97

1999

S. Blau, M. Stroman, C. Ho, K. Bolton

1:58.79

1999

K. Bolton, M. Williams, K. Charpentier, S. Blau

D. Gentile, B. Pesek, K. Lietzau, E. Zwierzykowski

1:59.48

2003

C. Mucha, C. Lieb, E. Thompson, B. King

1:47.45

2003

C. Lieb, M. Kohutek, E. Thompson, B. King

2:00.44

2003

C. Patterson, K. Fancher, D. Gentile, E. Briskie

1:49.91

2003

400-Meter Freestyle

400-Meter Medley C. Patterson, E. Briskie, R. Sturdy, D. Townsend D. Briggs, K. Charpentier, C. Ho, M. Williams C. Thompson, M. Kohutek, K. Lietzau, E. Zwierzykowski

4:09.83 4:16.75 4:17.14

2003

C. Lieb, D. Townsend, M. Bird, R. Sturdy

3:41.04

2004

1998

D. Townsend, R. Sturdy, C. Lieb, C. Mucha

3:45.80

2003

2003

K. Bolton, S. Blau, T. Evans, M. Williams

3:49.44

1999

3:51.44

1998

3:56.19

2003

C. Lieb, D. Townsend, T. Moore, R. Sturdy

8:07.25

2004

C. Mucha, R. Sturdy, D. Townsend, T. Moore

8:10.33

2003

M. Stroman, T. Evans, M. Riggins, M. Williams

8:15.91

1998

M. Williams, M. Stroman, S. Steel, T. Evans

8:23.45

1999

K. Fancher, C. Patterson, E. Zwierzykowski, C. Lieb

8:30.66

2003

S. Blau, M. Stroman, C. Ho, M. Williams

4:17.28

1999

M. Williams, C. Ho, M. Stroman, M. Riggins

D. Gentile, B. Pesek, E. Thompson, C. Lieb

4:17.46

2003

T. Moore, E. Zwierzykowski, E. Thompson, B. Pesek

800-Meter Freestyle

&

DIVING

HISTORY

2008-09 WOMEN’S SWIMMING

99


ALL-TIME TOP DIVING SCORES Championship One-Meter 12 Dives

Rosie Whiting 529.60 Alida DiPlacido 529.40 Mari-Michelle Musselman 503.35

Platform Alex Tipple Emily Watson

1996 1999 2000 2000 1983 1997 1982 1983 1983

Meghan Zack Alida DiPlacido Katie Williams Marie-Eve Marleau Callie Petroff Katie Williams Erin Sauber Rosie Whiting Mari-Michelle Musselman

Danielle Guarneri

Dual

HISTORY

One-Meter Danielle Guarneri Meghan Zack Marie-Eve Marleau Alida DiPlacido Katie Williams Mari-Michelle Musselman Emily Watson Rosie Whiting Jodi Janssen Maureen Beiter

311.32 296.32 288.82 288.55 282.38 275.85 273.15 271.50 271.05 265.45

2000 2002 2001 2005 2002 2005 2008 2004 1997 1982

330.52 311.70 304.88 297.95 297.15 291.30 290.25 285.15 283.27 279.05

2001 2002 2004 1998 2000 2001 2005 2003 2000 1983

Three-Meter Meghan Zack Katie Williams Alida DiPlacido Jodi Janssen Danielle Guarneri Marie-Eve Marleau Mari-Michelle Musselman Rosie Whiting Sarah Welker Susan Burkard

100

411.00 405.75 400.10 369.45 364.35 359.15 342.40 341.30 339.65

2004 2005 2007 2002 2005 2007 2003 2002 2002

Danielle Guarneri Jamie Spychalski Jodi Janssen Julie Lawson

302.70 285.20 275.50 273.00 258.00 247.10 243.00 216.95 195.60

2008 2007

479.05 468.35 461.25 442.70 428.37 414.65 409.02 316.00 284.05

2002 2004 2001 2001 2002 2002 2002 2005 2005

12 Dives

6 Dives Alida DiPlacido Rosie Whiting Alex Tipple Meghan Zack Mari-Michelle Musselman Emily Watson Sarah Welker Callie Petroff Erin Sauber

212.25 183.80

9 Dives

9 Dives Jodi Janssen Danielle Guarneri Meghan Zack Callie Petroff Maureen Beiter Jennifer Spychalski Casey Conley Susan Burkard Tracy Tips

5 Dives

2005 2004 2005

634.50 569.80 500.40 378.10

1999 1997 1997 1994

Three-Meter 6 Dives Alida DiPlacido Mari-Michelle Musselman Alex Tipple Rosie Whiting Emily Watson

339.45 299.50 275.55 273.05 253.25

2005 2005 2007 2006 2007

11 Dives Alida DiPlacido Meghan Zack Danielle Guarneri Rosie Whiting Mari-Michelle Musselman Marie-Eve Marleau Jodi Janssen Katie Williams Jennifer Spychalski Sarah Welker

558.80 525.20 522.65 496.90 481.35 478.25 466.30 459.70 437.30 426.25

2004 2000 2000 2005 2005 2001 2000 2001 1997 2002

Alida DiPlacido

BACK-TO-BACK BIG 12 CHAMPIONS


SERIES RECORDS Arizona ................................ 0-2 Arizona State ....................... 0-1 Arkansas.............................. 5-6 Auburn ................................. 0-1 Baylor .................................. 2-0 Univ. of British Columbia ..... 1-0 California ............................. 0-1 California-Davis ................... 1-0 California-Irvine ................... 1-0 Cal.-Santa Barbara .............. 0-1 Clemson .............................. 0-1 Columbia ............................. 1-0 Florida.................................. 0-1 Florida Atlantic ..................... 1-0 Florida State ........................ 1-0 Hawaii .................................. 4-0 Houston ............................. 22-9 Illinois................................... 1-0 Iowa State............................ 3-0 Kansas................................. 7-4 Kentucky .............................. 2-3

Lamar .................................. 5-0 Lee College ......................... 2-0 Louisiana-Monroe ................ 5-0 LSU.................................. 14-12 Miami, Fla. ........................3-0-1 Midland College ................... 1-0 Midwestern U....................... 2-0 Minnesota ............................ 0-1 Missouri ............................... 5-2 Nebraska ............................. 3-3 UNLV ................................... 1-0 North Texas ......................... 8-0 Northern Arizona.................. 1-0 Northern Michigan ............... 1-0 Notre Dame ......................... 1-0 Ohio State............................ 1-0 Oregon................................. 1-0 Oregon State ....................... 2-0 Palo Alto College ................. 1-0 Pacific .................................. 0-1 Penn State ........................... 0-1

Rice ................................... 30-4 South Dakota ....................... 1-0 Southern Cal........................ 0-3 Southern Illinois ................... 3-0 SMU................................... 4-23 Southwest Texas St. ............ 6-0 Stanford ............................... 0-2 Tennessee ........................... 0-1 Texas ................................. 4-23 Texas-Arlington .................... 1-0 TCU ................................... 20-2 Texas Tech........................... 4-3 Truman State ....................... 1-0 Tulane .................................. 7-0 Villanova .............................. 1-0 Washington .......................... 0-1 West Virginia ....................... 2-0 Western Illinois .................... 1-0 Wisconsin ............................ 0-1 The Woodlands ................... 1-0

HISTORY

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CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS 1983

2002

200 Free Relay M. Schmauch, S. Marks, E. Doull, J. Tanner

1:35.61

1985 50 Breast 50 Fly

Meegan Wright Britt Hoefs

30.34 25.72

1988 1,650 Free 200 IM 400 IM

Joan Wojtowicz Susan Habermas Ssan Habermas

16:29.62 2:02.71 4:20.87

1989 100 Breast 200 Breast 200 IM 400 IM

Laura Grimes Laura Grimes Susan Habermas Susan Habermas

1:04.69 2:20.13 2:02.39 4:18.26

1990 1,650 Free

Joan Wojtowicz

16:40.71

1992 100 Breast

Laura Grimes

1:01.98

1994 100 Breast

Susie Geyer

1:02.34

Jamie Spychalski

525.15

1996 Platform

HISTORY

1997 500 Free 1,650 Free 200 Fly

1,650 Free One-Meter Three-Meter Platform

4:50.41 16:42.87 2:00.32

Tracy Evans

16:33.95

Tracy Evans Clara Ho

16:39.35 54.53

16:45.77 272.65 517.55 479.05

Katie Fancher Paty Villareal Ashley Roark

4:49.20 16:35.27 4:18.66

2003 500 Free 1,650 Free 400 IM

2004 100 Back 200 Back 200 Fly One-Meter Three-Meter 400 Free Relay 800 Free Relay

Rebecca Sturdy Rebecca Sturdy Jenna Wheeler Alida DiPlacido Alida DiPlacido C. Lieb, D. Townsend, M. Bird, R. Sturdy C. Lieb, D. Townsend, T. Moore, R. Sturdy

53.64 1:56.26 2:01.47 302.70 558.80 3:18.00 7:12.98

2005 200 IM One-Meter Three-Meter

Danielle Townsend Rosie Whiting Rosie Whiting

1:58.69 285.20 496.90

Triin Aljand Codie Hansen Codie Hansen Julia Wilkinson Erin Briskie Triin Aljand C. Marshall, B. Pesek R. Sturdy, T. Aljand C. Marshall, J. Wilkinson C. Hansen, T. Aljand C. Hansen, K. Heiss, C. Marshall, J. Wilkinson

22.46 1:46.93 4:46.01 54.46 2:11.94 54.07 1:30.05

2006 50 Free 200 Free 500 Free 100 Back 200 Breast 100 Fly 200 Free Relay 400 Free Relay

Stacie Karnes Tracy Evans Stacie Karnes

2007 Tiffany Moore Meghan Zack Meghan Zack Meghan Zack

800 Free Relay

3:17.35 7:09.52

Triin Aljand Triin Aljand Christine Marshall Kristen Heiss Julia Wilkinson Kristen Heiss Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson Rebecca Sturdy Christine Marshall Melissa Hain J. Wilkinson, C. Marshall, R. Sturdy, T. Aljand 400 Free Relay J. Wilkinson, C. Hansen, T. Aljand, R. Sturdy 800 Free Relay K. Heiss, E. Mahoney, C. Hansen, C. Marshall 400 Medley Relay J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, R. Sturdy, C. Marshall 50 Free 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free 100 Back 200 Back 100 Breast 200 Breast 100 Fly 200 IM 400 IM 200 Free Relay

22.58 49.15 1:46.41 4:44.79 53.99 1:55.95 1:00.29 2:10.94 53.10 1:58.07 4:11.11 1:30.08 3:16.05 7:05.89 3:35.12

2008 Triin Aljand Julia Wilkinson Christine Marshall Jenni Stratton Julia Wilkinson Kristen Heiss Alia Atkinson Alia Atkinson Triin Aljand Christine Marshall Julia Wilkinson Melissa Hain M. Jasek, J. Wilkinson, S. Woods, T. Aljand 400 Free Relay C. Marshall, T. Aljand, C. Hansen, J. Wilkinson, 800 Free Relay C. Marshall, K. Heiss, B. McCullough, C. Hansen 200 Medley Relay J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, S. Woods 400 Medley Relay J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, T. Aljand, C. Marshall 50 Free 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free 100 Back 200 Back 100 Breast 200 Breast 100 Fly 200 Fly 200 IM 400 IM 200 Free Relay

22.02 47.80 1:45.48 4:42.79 52.70 1:56.28 1:00.68 2:11.77 52.26 1:57.56 1:56.12 4:11.74 1:29.74 3:15.55 7:05.98 1:38.76 3:35.53

1998 1,650 Free

1999 1,650 Free 100 Fly

2000 200 Fly

Clara Ho

2:00.08

Katie Williams

461.25

2001 Platform

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CONFERENCE FINISHES Big 12 Conference

Year

A&M Finish

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997

1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd 4th

Southwest Conference

Champion

Texas A&M Texas A&M Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Nebraska Nebraska

Year

A&M Finish

Champion

Year

A&M Finish

Champion

1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990

3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 5th 4th

Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas

1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983

4th 4th 3rd 8th 3rd 3rd 4th

Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas

HISTORY

The 2007 team captured 15 of 18 races in winning the first conference championship in Texas A&M women’s swimming & diving history

NATIONAL FINISHES Year

Place

Points

Year

Place

Points

Year

Place

1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

22nd None 25th 11th None 40th T 30th T 36th T 29th

34 None 12 96 None 2 13 4 27

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

T 33rd None 35th 20th 18th T 28th 26th 30th 31st

10 None 4 42 55 16 16 7 6

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

25th 26th 26th None 16th T 14th 11th 8th 4th

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Points 24 26 21 None 100.5 84 118 198 315

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NCAA

AIAW 1973 50 Back 100 Back 100 IM

1974

Moscow, Idaho Jean Collins Jean Collins Jean Collins

University Park, Pa.

1975

Tempe, Ariz.

200 Free Relay B. McArthur, D. Starr, V. Brown, K. Singletary

50 Back

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Jeannie Buckles

1977

HISTORY

50 Free 50 Free 200 Free 200 Free Relay

200 Free Relay Unknown 400 Free Relay Unknown 800 Free Relay Unknown

28.86

10th 24.50 9th 52.84 11th 1:39.94 15th 3:38.61 14th 7:55.40

1985

11th 3:26.79 9th 7:27.37

Tuscaloosa, Ala.

200 Free Relay M. Schmauch, J. Tanner 4th E. Doull, K. Johnson 400 Free Relay M. Schmauch, J. Tanner 7th S. Marks, K. Johnson 800 Free Relay E. Doull, S. Marks, 10th M. Schmauch, J. Tanner 200 Medley Relay J. Tanner, M. Wright, 9th B. Hoefs, K. Johnson 400 Medley Relay J. Tanner, M. Wright, 12th M. Schmauch, K. Johnson

1987 1,650 Free

1988 200 IM 400 IM

1:34.21 3:25.29 7:27.19 1:45.18 3:51.12

Indianapolis Suzanne Fiori

15th 16:37.53

Austin, Texas Susan Habermas Susan Habermas

1989 200 IM

13th 2:03.31 9th 4:18.83

1990

Austin, Texas

100 Breast Ginger Hurley 1,650 Free Joan Wojtowicz 200 Free Relay M. Chow, S, Maples, K. Smith, C. Searcy

1991

Indianapolis

400 Medley Relay L. Grimes, D. Dereska, S. Maples, C. Searcy

1993

12th 3:48.95

Minneapolis

400 Medley Relay D. Knapp, J. Bates, J. Saul, K. Smith 800 Free Relay J. Saul, D. Knapp, J. Bates, K. Smith

1994

14th 1:04.00 5th 16:17.09 12th 1:34.00

16th 3:49.18 16th 7:34.15

Indianapolis

50 Free Jennifer Saul 100 Breast Susie Geyer 200 Free Relay J. Bates, J. Saul, D. Knapp, D. Dereska 400 Free Relay D. Knapp, S. Geyer, J. Saul, A. LePoris 200 Medley Relay D. Knapp, S. Geyer, D. Dereska, J. Saul

14th 23.43 4th 1:02.00 10th 1:32.94 13th 3:24.23 16th 1:45.24

Indianapolis Susan Habermas

Unknown

Durham, N.C.

Shirley Hill Cheryl Houghton Shirley Hill S. Hill, C. Houghton, Unknown, Unknown 800 Free Relay S. Hill, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown

1982

13th

Providence, R.I.

50 Free Shirley Hill 100 Free Shirley Hill 200 Free Relay D. Starr, K. Singletary, J. Buckles, S. Hill 400 Free Relay D. Starr, J. Hicks, S. Hill, J. Buckles 800 Free Relay J. Hicks, D. Starr, S. Lynde, S. Hill

1978

Indianapolis

400 Free Relay S. Marks, J. Tanner, M. Schmauch, E. Doull 800 Free Relay S. Marks, J. Tanner, M. Schmauch, E. Doull

50 Back Jean Collins 400 Free Relay J. Collins, C. Hemphill, B. McArthur, B. German

1976

1984

10th 24.31 16th 24.94 15th 1:54.36 8th 1:37.80 16th 7:55.76

Austin, Texas 11th 1:37.61 11th 3:30.66 12th 7:41.15

Stacie Karnes

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1995

Austin, Texas

100 Breast Susie Geyer 200 Free Relay D. Knapp, J. Saul, A. LePoris, S. Geyer 400 Free Relay D. Knapp, J. Saul, S. Geyer, A. LePoris 800 Free Relay A. LePoris, S. Karnes, D. Knapp, S. Geyer

1996 200 Free 200 Breast Platform

Indianapolis 12th 1:48.48 8th 2:01.19

Minneapolis Stacie Karnes Danielle Guarneri

13th 1:48.25 14th 321.15

1999 Platform

Athens, Ga. Danielle Guarneri

2000 100 Free Three-Meter Platform

2001 200 Fly Platform

100 Free 100 Back

341.90

Kelly Bolton Danielle Guarneri Meghan Zack Danielle Guarneri

14th 12th 16th 4th

55.67 466.90 460.90 467.00

East Meadow, N.Y. Clara Ho Marie-Eve Marleau Meghan Zack Katie Williams

11th 2:00.05 9th 389.80 11th 374.15 12th 365.90

HISTORY

2004

11th

Indianapolis

2002 Three-Meter Platform

13th 7:25.09

14th 1:49.33 15th 2:17.35 8th 497.25

Stacie Karnes Stacie Karnes

1998 200 Free Platform

6th 3:22.60

Ann Arbor, Mich. Stacie Karnes Danee Mastagni Jamie Spychalski

1997 200 Free 200 Fly

9th 1:02.67 11th 1:33.78

Austin, Texas Meghan Zack Meghan Zack Katie Williams

16th 2nd 14th

470.50 435.90 363.35

College Station

Danielle Townsend 15th Rebecca Sturdy 9th Courtney Patterson 15th 100 Breast Erin Briskie 14th 200 Free Relay D. Townsend, C. Lieb, 11th E. Zwierzykowski, M. Bird 400 Free Relay C. Lieb, D. Townsend, 5th M. Bird, R. Sturdy 800 Free Relay C. Lieb, D. Townsend, 15th T. Moore, R. Sturdy One-Meter Alida DiPlacido T5th Three-Meter Alida DiPlacido 8th Platform Alida DiPlacido 3rd

55.54 1:00.06 1:01.04 1:08.81 1:41.73 3:41.04 8:07.25 288.60 507.85 435.30

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All-Americans by the Numbers 17 16 14 10 987654-

3-

2-

1-

Triin Aljand

2005

West Lafayette, Ind.

HISTORY

100 Back 100 Breast 200 IM 200 Free Relay

Courtney Patterson 13th Erin Briskie 6th Danielle Townsend 8th D. Townsend, E. Zwierzykowski, 7th C. Lieb, B. Pesek 400 Free Relay D. Townsend, E. Zwierzykowski, 9th C. Lieb, B. Pesek 800 Free Relay D. Townsend, C. Lieb, 13th E. Mahoney, E. Zwierzykowski 400 Medley Relay C. Patterson, E. Briskie, 14th M. Rains, D. Townsend

2006 50 Free 200 Free 200 IM 200 Free Relay 400 Free Relay 800 Free Relay 200 Medley Relay 400 Medley Relay

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54.79 1:01.17 2:01.41 1:31.47 3:19.96 7:18.93 3:41.34

Triin Aljand Julia Wilkinson Christine Marshall Kristen Heiss Alia Atkinson, Shirley Hill, Danielle Townsend Codie Hansen, Denean Knapp, Jennifer Saul, Rebecca Sturdy Susie Geyer, Jody Tanner Caty Lieb, Melanie Schmauch Erin Briskie, Jean Collins, Stacie Karnes Eileen Doull, Danielle Guarneri, Kelley Johnson, Anna LePoris, Susan Marks, Debbie Starr, Meghan Zack, Ewelina Zwierzykowski Julie Bates, Jeannie Buckles, Denise Dereska, Alida DiPlacido, Susan Habermas, Courtney Patterson, Britney Pesek, Kim Smith Michelle Bird, Melissa Hain, Jeannie Hicks, Cheryl Houghton, Stephanie Maples, Beth McArthur, Courtney Searcy, Kathy Singletary, Jenni Stratton, Katie Williams, Sarah Woods, Meegan Wright Kelly Bolton, Vicki Brown, Michelle Chow, Suzanne Fiori, Laura Grimes, Barbara German, Carol Hemphill, Clara Ho, Britt Hoefs, Ginger Hurley, Marissa Jasek, Susie Lynde, Erin Mahoney, Marie-Eve Marleau, Danee Mastagni, Tiffany Moore, Meghan Nebera, Megan Rains, Maria Sommer, Jamie Spychalski, Joan Wojtowicz

2007 50 Free 200 Free 500 Free 200 Back 100 Breast 200 Breast 100 Fly 200 Fly 200 IM 400 IM

Athens, Ga. Triin Aljand Codie Hansen Julia Wilkinson C. Marshall, B. Pesek, R. Sturdy, T. Aljand J. Wilkinson, T. Aljand, C. Marshall, C. Hansen J. Wilkinson, K. Heiss, C. Marshall, C. Hansen T. Aljand, E. Briskie, C. Marshall, R. Sturdy J. Wilkinson, E. Briskie, T. Aljand, C. Hansen

8th 22.61 5th 1:46.66 14th 2:00.61 6th 1:30.77

200 Free Relay 400 Free Relay 800 Free Relay

5th 3:17.43

200 Medley Relay

6th 7:11.39

400 Medley Relay

13th 1:40.89

Minneapolis Triin Aljand 5th Christine Marshall 8th Kristen Heiss 13th Kristen Heiss 14th Kristen Heiss 5th Alia Atkinson 9th Alia Atkinson 16th Triin Aljand 16th Meghan Nebera T13th Julia Wilkinson 6th Christine Marshall 14th Melissa Hain 13th Jenni Stratton 15th J. Wilkinson, R. Sturdy, 6th A. Atkinson, T. Aljand J. Wilkinson, C. Marshall, 11th K. Heiss, T. Aljand J. Wilkinson, K. Heiss, 5th C. Hansen, C. Marshall T. Aljand, A. Atkinson, 6th R. Sturdy, C. Marshall J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, 7th R. Sturdy, C. Marshall

2008

22.17 1:47.20 1:46.59 4:44.11 1:54.09 1:00.87 2:15.19 54.44 1:58.74 1:58.23 2:00.58 4:14.19 4:16.52 1:29.60

50 Free 100 Free

3:17.06

200 Free Relay

7:07.02

400 Free Relay

1:38.97

800 Free Relay

3:39.30

200 Medley Relay

200 Free

500 Free 200 Back 100 Breast 200 Breast 100 Fly 200 IM 400 IM

400 Medley Relay

Columbus, Ohio Triin Aljand 5th Julia Wilkinson 2nd Triin Aljand 10th Julia Wilkinson 3rd Christine Marshall 5th Kristen Heiss 14th Codie Hansen 15th Kristen Heiss 3rd Kristen Heiss 3rd Alia Atkinson 7th Alia Atkinson 3rd Triin Aljand 6th Julia Wilkinson 5th Melissa Hain 8th Jenni Stratton 15th T. Aljand, S. Woods 6th M. Sommer, M. Jasek C. Marshall, C. Hansen, 3rd J. Wilkinson, T. Aljand C. Marshall, K. Heiss, 2nd C. Hansen, J. Wilkinson J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, 3rd T. Aljand, S. Woods J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, 9th T. Aljand, C. Marshall

22.06 47.56 48.77 1:43.64 1:44.74 1:46.32 1:46.60 4:40.03 1:53.52 1:01.19 2:09.48 52.13 1:55.45 4:13.49 4:12.87 1:29.52 3:13.08 6:59.50 1:37.72 3:33.88

16th 3:42.26

BACK-TO-BACK BIG 12 CHAMPIONS


NATATORIUM RECORDS Short Course Meters Event

Pool Record

Time

Year

A&M Varsity

Time

Year

50 Free ........................ Kara Lynn Joyce, Georgia .................................... @%* :24.21.......2004 ....... Danielle Townsend ....................... :25.55........ 2004 100 Free ....................... Natalie Coughlin, California ..................................@%# :52.81.......2004 ....... Danielle Townsend ....................... :55.34........ 2004 200 Free ....................... Natalie Coughlin, California ..................................@%# 1:55.82.......2004 ....... Caty Lieb .................................... 2:00.56........ 2004 400 Free ....................... Emily Mason, Arizona .............................................@% 4:01.58.......2004 ....... Tiffany Moore ............................. 4:14.85........ 2004 800 Free ....................... Kalyn Keller, USC ........................................................# 8:25.86.......2004 ....... Tracy Evans ............................... 8:42.65........ 1998 1500 Free ..................... Kalyn Keller, USC ...................................................@% 15:49.14.......2004 50 Back ........................ Sarah Haupt, Penn State ..............................................# 27.57.......2004 ....... Courtney Patterson .................... #:28.51........ 2004 100 Back ...................... Natalie Coughlin, California ........................................ % 57.51.......2004 ....... Rebecca Sturdy ......................... 1:00.06........ 2004 200 Back ...................... Kirsty Coventry, Auburn .............................................. % 2:03.86.......2004 ....... Rebecca Sturdy ......................... 2:10.77........ 2003 50 Breast ..................... Tara Kirk, Stanford ..................................................... &# 30.29.......2004 ....... Erin Briskie ................................. #:32.71........ 2004 100 Breast ................... Tara Kirk, Stanford ...................................................@% 1:04.79.......2004 ....... Erin Briskie ................................. 1:08.55........ 2004 200 Breast ................... Tara Kirk, Stanford ...............................................&@%* 2:20.70.......2004 ....... Erin Briskie ................................. 2:31.29........ 2004 50 Fly ........................... Jenny Thompson, Stanford ..................................................:26.05.......1998 ....... Clara Ho ....................................... :27.78........ 1998 100 Fly ......................... Natalie Coughlin, California ........................................ % :56.88.......2004 ....... Rebecca Sturdy ......................... 1:00.05........ 2003 200 Fly ......................... Mary DeScenza, Georgia ........................................@% 2:06.02.......2004 ....... Clara Ho ..................................... 2:14.35........ 1998 100 IM .......................... Marrianne Limpert, Canada ...............................................1:01.95.......1998 200 IM .......................... Kaitlin Sandeno, USC .............................................. @% 2:08.11.......2004 ....... Rebecca Sturdy ......................... 2:12.30........ 2003 400 IM .......................... Kaitlin Sandeno, USC ..............................................@% 4:30.44.......2004 ....... Monica Stroman ......................... 4:52.57........ 1998 200 Medley Relay ........ Auburn .................................................................. @%* 1:49.02.......2004 ....... C. Patterson, E. Briskie, ............. 1:52.50........ 2004 (J. Anderson, L. Swander, M. Hoelzer, E. Coparropa) R. Sturdy, M. Bird 400 Medley Relay ........ Georgia ....................................................................@% 3:56.48.......2004 ....... C. Patterson, E. Briskie, ............. 4:09.83........ 2003 (N. Mabry, S. Poewe, M. DeScenza, K. Joyce) R. Sturdy, D. Townsend 200 Free Relay ............ Georgia ...............................................................&@%* 1:37.27.......2004 ....... D. Townsend, ............................ 1:41.69........ 2004 (K. Joyce, N. Mabry, P. Kearns, A. Georoff) E. Zwierzykowski, C. Lieb, M. Bird 400 Free Relay ............ Georgia ....................................................................@% 3:35.14.......2004 ....... C. Lieb, D. Townsend, ................ 3:41.04........ 2004 (K. Joyce, N. Mabry, A. Georoff, M. DeScenza) M. Bird, R. Sturdy 800 Free Relay ............ California ..................................................................@% 7:50.94.......2004 ....... C. Lieb, D. Townsend, ................ 8:07.25 ....... 2004 (N. Coughlin, E. Reilly, A. Chandler, L. Medina) T. Moore, R. Sturdy & - American Record; @ - NCAA Record; % - NCAA Meet Record; * - U.S. Open Record; # - Split

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Rebecca Sturdy has a hand in eight of the Aggies’ team pool records at the short course meter distance

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NATATORIUM RECORDS Short Course Yards Event

Pool Record

Time

Year

A&M Varsity

Time

Year

50 Free ......................... Sarah Wanezek, Texas ........................................................:22.52.......2005 ....... Triin Aljand ................................. :22.57........ 2007 100 Free ..................... Julia Wilkinson ...................................................................:48.14.......2007 ....... Julia Wilkinson ........................... :48.14........ 2007 200 Free ..................... Martina Moravcova, SMU ..................................................1:45.71.......1996 ....... Julia Wilkinson ......................... 1:45.96........ 2007 500 Free ..................... Anja Carman, SMU ............................................................4:41.05.......2004 ....... Kristen Heiss ............................ 4:43.68........ 2007 1000 Free .................... Flavia Rigamonti, SMU .................................................... *9:37.24.......2004 ....... Casey Hurrell-Zitelman ............ 9:53.18........ 2008 1650 Free .................... Flavia Rigamonti, SMU ....................................................15:49.16.......2004 ....... Casey Hurrell-Zitelman .......... 16:31.15........ 2007 100 Back .................... Julia Wilkinson ....................................................................53.72.......2007 ....... Julia Wilkinson ............................ 53.72........ 2007 200 Back .................... Kristen Heiss ....................................................................1:53.49.......2007 ....... Kristen Heiss ............................ 1:53.49........ 2007 100 Breast ................... Elizabeth Tinnon, Texas .....................................................1:00.14.......2005 ....... Alia Atkinson ............................ 1:00.17........ 2006 200 Breast ................... Julia Russell, Nebraska .....................................................2:10.25.......1997 ...... Alia Atkinson ............................ 2:10.89........ 2007 100 Fly ......................... Margaret Kelly, Michigan.......................................................52.70.......2007 ....... Rebecca Sturdy ............................ 53.10........ 2007 200 Fly ......................... Melissa Jaeger, Michigan ..................................................1:56.77.......2007 ....... Christine Marshall .................... 1:58.71........ 2007 200 IM .......................... Julia Wilkinson .................................................................1:57.20.......2007 ....... Julia Wilkinson ......................... 1:57.20........ 2007 400 IM .......................... Melissa Hain, Texas A&M ................................................ 4:11.11.......2007 ....... Melissa Hain .............................. 4:11.11........ 2007 200 Medley Relay ........ Texas ................................................................................1:38.36.......2007 ....... T. Aljand, A. Atkinson,.............. 1:38.68........ 2007 (C. Brown, E. Tinnon K. Robinson, H. Chang) R. Sturdy, J. Wilkinson 400 Medley Relay ........ Texas A&M ........................................................................3:35.12.......2007 ....... J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, ....... 3:35.12........ 2007 (J. Wilkinson, A. Atkinson, R. Sturdy, C. Marshall) R. Sturdy, C. Marshall 200 Free Relay ............ Texas A&M .....................................................................................1:30.08.......2007 ....... J. Wilkinson, C. Marshall, ............1:30.08........ 2007 (J. Wilkinson, C. Marshall, R. Sturdy, T. Aljand) R. Sturdy, T. Aljand 400 Free Relay ............ Texas A&M .........................................................................3:16.05.......2007 ....... J. Wilkinson, C. Hansen, ......... 3:16.05........ 2007 (J. Wilkinson, C. Hansen, T. Aljand, R. Sturdy) T. Aljand, R. Sturdy

HISTORY

800 Free Relay ............ Texas A&M ........................................................................7:05.89.......2007 ...... K. Heiss, E. Mahoney, .............. 7:05.89........ 2007 (K. Heiss, E. Mahoney, C. Hansen, C. Marshall) C. Hansen, C. Marshall

Julia Wilkinson holds the pool record in the 100 free, 100 back and 200 IM

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NATATORIUM RECORDS Long Course Meters Event

Pool Record

Time

Year

A&M Varsity

Time

Year

50 Free ........................ Dara Torres, Coral Springs Swim Club .................................24.56.......2008 ....... Danielle Townsend ........................ 26.05........ 2004 100 Free ....................... Martina Moravcova, Dallas Mustangs ...................................55.30.......2006 ....... Julia Wilkinson ............................ 56.89........ 2007 200 Free ....................... Dana Vollmer, FAST...........................................................2:00.20.......2004 ....... Julia Wilkinson ......................... 2:01.79........ 2007 400 Free ....................... Flavia Rigamonti, Dallas Mustangs ...................................4:14.23.......2006 ....... Codie Hansen ........................... 4:18.18........ 2007 800 Free ....................... Brooke Bennett, BA ...........................................................8:32.46.......2004 ....... Beth McCullough ....................... 9:06.93........ 2007 1500 Free 100 Back ...................... Leila Vaziri, Coral Springs Swim Club................................1:01.79.......2008 ....... Julia Wilkinson ......................... 1:03.99........ 2007 200 Back ...................... Alenka Kejzar, Dallas Mustangs .......................................2:14.71.......2002 ....... Julia Wilkinson ......................... 2:16.83........ 2007 100 Breast ................... Emma Dutton, Florida State ..............................................1:11.42.......2004 ....... Erin Briskie ................................. 1:12.05........ 2005 200 Breast ................... Alexi Spann, Circle C .........................................................2:31.28.......2002 ....... Erin Briskie ................................. 2:38.09........ 2005 100 Fly ......................... Martina Moravcova, Dallas Mustangs ...................................59.11.......2001 ....... Megan Rains .............................. 1:01.87........ 2007 200 Fly ......................... Dana Vollmer, FAST...........................................................2:12.50.......2004 ....... Melanie Dodds ......................... 2:20.67........ 2007 200 IM .......................... Julia Wilkinson, Texas A&M ............................................2:16.50.......2007 ....... Julia Wilkinson ......................... 2:16.50........ 2007 400 IM .......................... Justine Mueller, Michigan ..................................................4:53.20.......2007 ....... Melissa Hain ............................. 4:53.58........ 2007 200 Free Relay ............ M. Hain, K. Heiss, .............................................................1:49.08.......2007 ....... M. Hain, K. Heiss, ..................... 1:49.08........ 2007 M. Jasek, J. Wilkinson M. Jasek, J. Wilkinson 400 Free Relay ............ Circle C .............................................................................3:54.32.......2003 ....... M. Hain, T. Aljand, .................... 3:57.41........ 2007 (J. Galloway, M. Flanagan, A. Axtell, S. Woessner) J. Wilkinson, K. Heiss 800 Free Relay ............ Cy-Fair Swim Club ............................................................8:29.63.......2006 ....... J. Wilkinson, B. McCullough, .. 8:34.28........ 2007 (J. Keily, T. Van Matre, S. Rovig, A. Basso) M. Hain, K. Heiss 200 Medley Relay ........ T. Aljand, R. Iserman, .......................................................2:00.16.......2007 ....... T. Aljand, R. Iserman, ............... 2:00.16........ 2007 M. Rains, M. Jasek M. Rains, M. Jasek 400 Medley Relay ........ Circle C .............................................................................4:19:42.......2002 ....... K. Heiss, R. Iserman ................ 4:29.02........ 2007 (L. Voyles, A. Spann, A. McLeod, A. Axtell) T. Aljand, J. Wilkinson

HISTORY

Codie Hansen owns the team pool record in the 400 freestyle

Diving Event

Pool Record

Score

Year

A&M Varsity

Score

Year

1-Meter Dual 1-Meter Champ. (6) 1-Meter Champ. (9) 1-Meter Champ. (12)

Danielle Guarneri, Texas A&M Mary Yarrison, Texas Natalia Diea, Texas Rosie Whiting, Texas A&M

311.32 330.20 433.75 529.60

2000 2007 2000 2005

Danielle Guarneri Alida DiPlacido Jodi Janssen Rosie Whiting

311.32 302.70 411.00 529.60

2000 2004 1996 2005

3-Meter Dual 3-Meter Champ. (6) 3-Meter Champ. (11)

Meghan Zack, Texas A&M Allison Brennan, South Carolina Lane Bassham, Alabama

318.30 352.80 557.75

2001 2005 2004

Meghan Zack Alida DiPlacido Meghan Zack

318.30 339.45 536.25

2001 2005 2000

Platform (5) Platform (9) Platform (12)

Jessica Livingston, Texas Nicole Pohorenc, Texas Jamie Spychalski, Texas A&M

345.90 482.20 525.15

2007 1996 1996

Alex Tipple Meghan Zack Jamie Spychalski

199.80 479.05 525.15

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Meet Record

Time

Year

Conference Record

Time

Year

50 Free ......................... Colleen Lanne, Texas ..........................................................:22.00.......2001 ....... Colleen Lanne, Texas ................... 21.99........ 2001 100 Free ....................... Julia Wilkinson, Texas A&M ............................................. :47.80.......2008 ....... Julia Wilkinson, Texas A&M ....... 47.56........ 2008 200 Free ....................... Colleen Lanne, Texas ........................................................1:44.93.......2001 ....... Julia Wilkinson, Texas A&M .... 1:43.64........ 2008 500 Free ....................... Jenni Stratton, Texas A&M ............................................. 4:42.79.......2008 ....... Kristen Heiss, Texas A&M ....... 4:40.03........ 2008 1650 Free ..................... Rachel Harris, Texas ........................................................16:04.54.......2001 ....... Rachel Harris, Texas ................ 16:04.54........ 2001 100 Back ...................... Julia Wilkinson, Texas A&M ...............................................52.70.......2008 ....... Julia Wilkinson, Texas A&M ....... 52.70........ 2008 200 Back ...................... Elizabeth Wycliffe, Texas ...................................................1:55.03.......2005 ....... Kristen Heiss, Texas A&M ....... 1:53.37........ 2008 100 Breast ................... Elizabeth Tinnon, Texas .....................................................1:00.14.......2005 ....... Elizabeth Tinnon, Texas ............... :59.96........ 2006 200 Breast ................... Julia Russell, Nebraska .....................................................2:10.25.......1997 ....... Alia Atkinson, Texas A&M ....... 2:09.48........ 2008 100 Fly ......................... Triin Aljand, Texas A&M .....................................................52.26.......2008 ....... Triin Aljand, Texas A&M ............. 51.94........ 2008 200 Fly ......................... Katie Robinson, Texas .......................................................1:57.26.......2007 ....... Katie Robinson, Texas ............... 1:57.21........ 2007 200 IM .......................... Julia Wilkinson, Texas A&M ........................................... 1:56.12.......2008 ....... Julia Wilkinson, Texas A&M .... 1:55.45........ 2008 400 IM .......................... Melissa Hain, Texas A&M ................................................4:11.11.......2007 ....... Melissa Hain, Texas A&M ........ 4:11.02........ 2008 200 Medley Relay ........ Texas ................................................................................1:38.36.......2007 ....... Texas A&M ............................... 1:37.72........ 2008 (Brown, Tinnon, Robinson, Chang) (Wilkinson, Atkinson, Aljand, Woods) 400 Medley Relay ........ Texas A&M ...................................................................... 3:35.12.......2007 ....... Texas A&M ............................... 3:33.88........ 2008 (Wilkinson, Atkinson, Sturdy, Marshall) (Wilkinson, Atkinson, Aljand, Marshall) 200 Free Relay ............ Texas A&M ...................................................................... 1:29.74.......2008 ....... Texas A&M ............................... 1:29.40........ 2008 (Jasek, Wilkinson, Woods, Aljand) (Aljand, Woods, Sommer, Jasek) 400 Free Relay ............ Texas ................................................................................3:15.29.......2001 ....... Texas A&M ................................ 3:13.08........ 2008 (Lanne, Jamison, Martin, Phenix) (Marshall, Aljand, Hansen, Wilkinson) 800 Free Relay ............ Texas A&M ....................................................................... 7:05.89.......2007 ....... Texas A&M ................................ 6:59.50........ 2008 (Heiss, Mahoney, Hansen, Marshall) (Marshall, Heiss, Hansen, Wilkinson) One-Meter Diving ........ Vera Ilyina, Texas ................................................................504.80.......1998 ....... Vera Ilyina, Texas ........................ 504.80........ 1998 Three-Meter Diving ..... Vera Ilyina, Texas ................................................................621.10.......1997 ....... Vera Ilyina, Texas ........................ 621.10........ 1997

HISTORY

Platform Diving ........... Laura Wilkinson, Texas .......................................................698.65.......1997 ....... Laura Wilkinson, Texas ............... 698.65........ 1997

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AGGIE HONORS Alida DiPlacido ....................... 2004 Rosie Whiting ......................... 2005

State Farm Freshman Athlete of the year Codie Hansen........................ 2006

Texas A&M Distinguished Letterman Danielle Townsend ................. 2005

Kristen Heiss Big 12 Swimmer of the Year Codie Hansen........................ 2006 Kristen Heiss......................... 2007 Julia Wilkinson ..................... 2008

Big 12 Diver of the Year Danielle Guarneri.................... 2000 Marie Eve-Marleau ................. 2001 Meghan Zack .......................... 2002 Alida DiPlacido ....................... 2004 Rosie Whiting ......................... 2005

Big 12 Newcomer of the Year Tracy Evans ............................ 1997 Clara Ho ................................. 1999 Rebecca Sturdy ...................... 2004 Triin Aljand ............................ 2006 Alia Atkinson ......................... 2007

Codie Hansen........................ 2006 Christine Marshall ................ 2007 Julia Wilkinson ..................... 2008

Steve Bultman....................... 2002 Steve Bultman....................... 2007 Steve Bultman....................... 2008

Big 12 Coach of the Meet

Steve Bultman

Steve Bultman....................... 2002 Steve Bultman....................... 2004 Steve Bultman....................... 2005 Steve Bultman....................... 2006 Steve Bultman....................... 2007 Steve Bultman....................... 2008

Big 12 Diving Coach of the Year

MVP

(begun in 1996) Stacie Karnes / ...................... 1996 DaneĂŠ Mastagni Stacie Karnes ......................... 1997 Stacie Karnes ......................... 1998

Melissa Hain .......................... 2007 Ella Doerge / ......................... 2008 Maria Sommer

Aggie Heart Award (begun in 1996)

Monica Stroman ..................... 1998

Julie Bates .............................. 1996

Clara Ho ................................. 1999

Monica Stroman ..................... 1997

Monica Williams...................... 2000

Monica Williams...................... 1998

Clara Ho ................................. 2001

Kathy Barris ............................ 1999

Clara Ho ................................. 2002

Shannon Steel ........................ 2000

Kevin Wright ......................... 2005

Katie Fancher ........................ 2003

Courtney McKinney ................ 2001 Laura DeCook ........................ 2002

Big 12 Diving Coach of the Meet

Rebecca Sturdy / ................... 2004 Danielle Townsend Danielle Townsend ................. 2005

Millie Reynolds ....................... 2004

Kevin Wright ......................... 2000 Kevin Wright ......................... 2001 Kevin Wright ......................... 2002 Kevin Wright ......................... 2004

Kevin Wright ......................... 2001 Kevin Wright ......................... 2002 Kevin Wright ......................... 2004 Kevin Wright ......................... 2005

Triin Aljand / ......................... 2006 Codie Hansen Kristen Heiss / ...................... 2007 Christine Marshall Julia Wilkinson .................... 2008

Karri Tibball............................. 2003 Dia Rose Gentile .................... 2005 Ewelina Zwierzykowski ........... 2006 Beth McCullough .................... 2007 Kristen Heiss......................... 2008

Iron Woman Award

Big 12 Newcomer of the Meet

Most Improved

Tracy Evans ............................ 1997

Mandie Tibball ........................ 1996

Clara Ho ................................. 1999

Allison Turley .......................... 1997

Rebecca Sturdy ...................... 2004

Andrea Bahlo .......................... 1998

Triin Aljand ............................ 2006

Allison Hawthorne................... 1999

Alia Atkinson ......................... 2007

Laura DeCook ........................ 1999

Melanie Dodds ...................... 2008

Courtney McKinney ................ 2000

(begun in 1996)

(begun in 2004)

HISTORY

Big 12 Swimmer of the Meet

Big 12 Coach of the Year

Ewelina Zwierzykowski ........... 2004 Michelle Kohutek .................... 2005 Brittany Lentz.......................... 2006 Whitney Thomson................... 2007 Beth McCullough .................... 2008

Kelli Deavenport .................... 2001

Big 12 Diver of the Meet Meghan Zack .......................... 2001 Meghan Zack .......................... 2002

Amy Allen................................ 2002 Ewelina Zwierzykowski .......... 2003

Kevin Wright

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Michelle Kohutek .................... 2004 Beth McCullough .................... 2005 Kristen Heiss......................... 2006

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ACADEMIC HONORS State Farm National Scholar Athlete of the Year

CSCAA All-Academic Honorable Mention

Jennifer Guillory ..................... 1996

Kelsey Savage ....................... 2002

Ashley Roark ......................... 2002 Kelsey Savage ....................... 2003

Big 12 Post-Graduate Scholarship Award Jennifer Guillory ..................... 1997

Texas A&M Scholar Athlete of the Year Jennifer Saul .......................... 1995 Jennifer Guillory ..................... 1997 Ewelina Zwierzykowski .......... 2006

Beth McCullough .................... 2005 Brittany Lentz.......................... 2006 Rosie Whiting ......................... 2006 Ewelina Zwierzykowski ........... 2006 Kasia Dulian ........................... 2007

2007, 2008 Emily Neal ................... 2007, 2008 Whitney Thomson................... 2007 Danielle Townsend ................. 2007 Julia Wilkinson ........... 2007, 2008 Sarah Woods............... 2007, 2008 Melanie Dodds ...................... 2008 Kasia Dulian ........................... 2008 Britney Pesek ......................... 2008

Megan Rains ................ 2007, 2008 Whitney Thomson................... 2007

Ewelina Zwierzykowski .......... 2004, 2005, 2006 Erin Briskie ................... 2005, 2006 Michelle Kohutek .................... 2005 Brittany Lentz...... 2006, 2007, 2008 Liz Filler .................................. 2006 Beth McCullough .......... 2006, 2007 Mari-Michelle Musselman ....... 2006 Megan Rains ...... 2006, 2007, 2008 Jenni Stratton ......................... 2006 Jenna Wheeler ....................... 2006 Lauren Wikholm...................... 2006 Rosie Whiting ......................... 2006

Melanie Dodds ...................... 2008

Academic All-Big 12 First Team

Ella Doerge ............................ 2008

Lauren Buckalo............. 1997, 1998

Hannah Kinder ...................... 2008

Jennifer Guillory...................... 1997

Whitney Thomson................... 2007

Emily Watson ........................ 2008

Danielle Svehla............. 1997, 1998

Sarah Woods......................... 2007

Kathy Barris ................. 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

CoSIDA Academic All-American

Anitra Bigler ............................ 1998 Karri Charpentier .......... 1998, 2000

Sandra Goeking ....2nd Team, 1985

Kim Davis ............................... 1998

Jennifer Guillory .....1st Team, 1996

Sarah Guinn ........................... 1998

Julia Wilkinson ....2nd Team, 2008

Sarah Law .............................. 1998 Tammy Lee ............................. 1998

Chelsea Helgason ........ 2007, 2008 Rebecca Sturdy ...................... 2007 Codie Hansen........................ 2007 Kristen Heiss............... 2007, 2008 Julia Wilkinson ........... 2007, 2008 Triin Aljand ............................ 2008 Ella Doerge ............................ 2008 Melissa Hain .......................... 2008 Emily Neal ............................. 2008 Sarah Woods......................... 2008

Jennifer Guillory . 1994, 1995, 1996

Monica Stroman . 1998, 1999, 2000

Denean Knapp ....................... 1995

Stephanie Torrens .................. 1998

Academic All-Big 12 Honorable Mention/ 2nd Team

CSCAA All-Academic

Carrie Searcy.......................... 1998

Monica Williams...................... 1998

Karri Charpentier .................... 1999

GTE/SWC Academic Honor Team

Jessica Kieras .............. 1999, 2000

Clara Ho ................................. 1999

Michele Riggins ............ 1999, 2001

Monica Williams...................... 1999

Jennifer Guillory...................... 1996

Kelly Bolton............................. 2000

Meghan Zack ...... 1999, 2001, 2002

Laura DeCook .... 2000, 2001, 2002

Sharisse Blau ......................... 2001

Clara Ho ................................. 2000

Allison Hawthorne......... 2001, 2002

Meghan Zack .......................... 2000

Callie Petroff ................ 2001, 2002

Kimarie Durso .... 2001, 2002, 2003

Erin Sauber ............................ 2002

Amy Osmun ............................ 2001

Laura Fry ................................ 2004

Katy Lietzau ....... 2002, 2003, 2004

Alida DiPlacido ....................... 2006

Karri Tibball .................. 2002, 2003

Marissa Jasek ............. 2007, 2008

Dia Rose Gentile 2003, 2004, 2005

Meghan Nebera ...................... 2007

Casey Mucha ............... 2003, 2004

Kendall Smelser ..................... 2007

Ashley Roark ......................... 2003

Jenni Stratton ......................... 2007

Kelsey Savage ............. 2003, 2004

Beth McCullough .................... 2008

Rachel Condit ......................... 2004

Codie Hansen........................ 2008

Brittany King ........................... 2004

Sally Ranzau ......................... 2008

Courtney Patterson....... 2004, 2005

Alia Atkinson ......................... 2008

Danielle Townsend ....... 2004, 2005

Rebekah Love ....................... 2008

Jennifer Saul .......................... 1995 Lauren Buckalo ...................... 1996 Danielle Svehla ...................... 1998 Monica Stroman ........... 1998, 1999 Brittany King .......................... 2003 Ashley Roark ......................... 2003 Ewelina Zwierzykowski .. 2004, 2005 Erin Briskie ................... 2005, 2006 Mari-Michelle Musselman ...... 2005 Courtney Patterson ................ 2005

HISTORY

Mari-Michelle Musselman ....... 2006

Megan Rains .......................... 2005 Kristen Heiss .... 2006, 2007, 2008 Julia Wilkinson . 2006, 2007, 2008 Triin Aljand............................ 2007 Alia Atkinson .............. 2007, 2008 Emily Neal ................... 2007, 2008 Melissa Hain ......................... 2008 Sarah Woods ........................ 2008

Verizon Superior Academic Achievement Award (4.0) Jennifer Guillory........... 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 Lauren Buckalo............. 1996, 1997 Danielle Svehla............. 1996, 1997 Anitra Bigler ............................ 1998 Kim Davis ............................... 1998 Sarah Guinn ........................... 1998 Sarah Law .............................. 1998 Jessica Kieras ........................ 1999 Michele Riggins ...................... 1999 Emily Semrau .............. 2002, 2003 Ashley Roark .......................... 2003 Brittany King ........................... 2004 Kelsey Savage........................ 2005 Lauren Wikholm...................... 2005 Ewelina Zwierzykowski ......... 2005, 2006, 2008 Dia Rose Gentile .................... 2006 Erin Briskie ............................. 2007 Ella Doerge .................. 2007, 2008 Kristen Heiss......................... 2007 Brittany Lentz...... 2006, 2007, 2008

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WORLD CLASS AGGIES Olympic Games

Goodwill Games

World University Games

1988 1992 2000 2004 2004 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008

2001

2001 2001 2001

Steve Bultman (U.S. Asst. Coach) M.J. Marenco (El Salvador) Paty Villareal (Mexico) Triin Aljand (Estonia) Alia Atkinson (Jamaica) Triin Aljand (Estonia) Alia Atkinson (Jamaica) Steve Bultman (Est. Asst. Coach) Marie-Eve Marleau (Canada) Christine Marshall (U.S.) Julia Wilkinson (Canada)

Short Course World Championships 1999 2004

Clara Ho (U.S.) Triin Aljand (Estonia)

Long Course World Championships 2005 2005 2007 2007

Marie Eve-Marleau (Canada)

U.S. National Team 1999

Danielle Guarneri

U.S. Olympic Festival 1991 1986 1995 1995

Kym Johnson Susan Habermas Tracy Evans Clara Ho

Pan PaciďŹ c Championships 2006 2006

Julia Wilkinson (Canada) Melanie Dodds (Canada)

Canon XI FINA Diving World Cup 2000

Danielle Guarneri (U.S.)

Triin Aljand (Estonia) Kasia Dulian (Poland) Trin Aljand (Estonia) Julia Wilkinson (Canada)

Pan American Games 1987 1991 2007

Steve Bultman (U.S. Head Coach) Monica Williams (U.S.) Marie-Eve Marleau (Canada)

Susan Habermas M.J. Marenco (El Salvador) Alia Atkinson (Jamaica)

Coach Bultman with Julia Wilkinson and Triin Aljand at the 2007 World Championships

Coach Bultman and former Aggie freestyler Monica Williams at the 2001 World University Games

HISTORY

Julia Wilkinson, Triin Aljand, Head Coach Steve Bultman, Alia Atkinson, and Christine Marshall at the 2008 Olympic Games 2008-09 WOMEN’S SWIMMING

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A Aljand, Triin (’06, ’07, ’08) Allen, Amy (’02) Ambelang, Beth (’90, ’91) Anderson, Brandie (’92, ’93) Atkinson, Alia (’07, ’08)

B Baggerman, Andrea (’92, ’93) Bahlo, Andrea (’98) Baker, Lesley (’03) Baldree, Alex (’01, ’02, ’03, ’04) Barris, Karen (’01) Barris, Kathy (’98, ’99, ’00, ’01) Bates, Julie (’93, ’94, ’96) Beiter, Maureen (’82, ’83)

Coe, Amanda (’95, ’96, ’97) Cole, Lillian (’80, ’81) Condit, Rachel (’03, ’04) Corley, Holly (’92, ’93, ’94) * Crowell, Stacy (’05, ’06) Curtiss, Kelsey (’01)

Erin Briskie

D Davey, Nikki (’01) Davis, Kim (’98) Deavenport, Kelli (’01, ’02) DeCook, Laura (’99, ’00, ’01, ’02) Denson, Shannon (’90) Dereska, Denise (’91, ’92, ’93, ’94) DiPlacido, Alida (’04, ’06) Dlugopolski, Leslie (’07, ’08) Dodds, Melanie (’08)

Michelle Chow

E Easterly, Marlene (’01, ’02) Edwards, Kristi (’96) Epperson, Nancy (’80) Evans, Tracy (’97, ’98, ’99, ’00)

HISTORY

F Bell, Edlyn (’83, ’84, ’85, ’86) Benzel, Rachel (’86, ’87, ’88) Bidne, Jayme (’97) Bird, Michelle (’01, ’02, ’04) Blau, Sharisse (’00, 01) Bolton, Kelly (’98, ’00) Breisacher, Michon (’81, ’82, ’84) Briggs, Dana (’97, ’98, ’99, ’00) Briskie, Erin (’03, ’04, ’05, ’06) Brown, Victoria (’76, ’78) Buckalo, Lauren (’96, ’97, ’98) Buckles, Jean (’76, ’77, ’78) Burkard, Susan (’83, ’84) Burns, Philis (’81, ’82, ’83, ’84)

C Capshaw, Susan (’82) Carbone, Shelley (’81, ’82) Cargen, Cathy (’81) * Caudle, Angela (’05) Charpentier, Karri (’98, ’99, ’00) Chow, Michelle (’87, ’88, ’89, ’90)

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Doerge, Ella (’07, ’08) Doull, Eileen (’82, ’83, ’84, ’85) Dulian, Kasia (’07) Duncan, Sharon (’79) Durso, Kimarie (’00, ’01, ’02, ’03)

Fancher, Katie (’02, ’03, ’04, ’05) Filler, Liz (’05, ’06) Finney, Shannon (’99) Fiori, Suzanne (’86, ’87, ’88, ’89) Focht, Cindy (’91, ’92, ’93, ’94) Fontcuberta, Anna (’92, ’93)

Susan Habermas

Fowler, Dee Ann (’82, ’83, ’84) Froehlich, Sarah (’08) Fry, Laura (’01, ’02, ’03, ’04)

G * Gard, Ernest (’00) * Galloway, Meggan (’07) Garrett, Katrina (’95) Gerken, Martha (’82, ’83, ’84, ’85) Gentile, Dia Rose (’02, ’03, ’04,’05) German, Barbara (’76) Geyer, Susie (’92, ’93, ’94, ’95) Goeking, Sandra (’84, ’85) Goolsby, Sara (’01) Gragg, Karen (’93, ’94, ’95) Green, Cindy (’81) Griffith, Sheila (’98) Grimes, Laura (’89, ’90, ’91) Guarneri, Danielle (’97, ’98, ’99, ’00) Guillory, Jennifer (’94, ’95, ’96, ’97) Guinn, Sarah (’98)

H Habermas, Susan (’87, ’88, ’89) Hager, Leslie (’75, ’76, ’77) Hain, Melissa (’07, ’08) Hallaran, Cynthia (’76, ’77, ’78, ’79) Hansen, Codie (’06, ’07, ’08) Hastings, Michelle (’90, ’91) Hawthorne, Allison (’99, ’00, ’01) Heiss, Kristen (’06, ’07, ’08) Helgason, Chelsea (’05, ’06, ’07, ’08) Hemphill, Carol (’76, ’77)

BACK-TO-BACK BIG 12 CHAMPIONS


Lieb, Caty (’04, ’05) Lietzau, Katy (’01, ’02, ’03, ’04) Lindgren, Laine (’87, ’88) Love, Rebekah (Bleyl) (’07, ’08) Lynde, Susan (’77, ’78)

M

Denean Knapp

Mahoney, Erin (’05, ’06, ’07, ’08) Malburg, Cory (’97) Maples, Stephanie (’90, ’91, ’92) Marden, Janet (’80) Marenco, Marie (’95, ’96) Marks, Susan (’82, ’83, ’84, ’85) Marleau, Marie-Eve (’01) Marshall, Christine (’06, 07, ’08)

Hengst, Caitlin (’06, ’07, ’08*) Hicks, Jennifer (’77, ’78) Hill, Shirley (’77, ’78, ’79, ’80) Ho, Clara (’99, ’00, ’01, ’02) Hoefs, Britt (’84, ’85) Hollar, Fawn (’76) Holliday, Susan (’83, ’84) Hopkins, Liz (’92, ’93) Houghton, Cheryl (’78, ’79) Hsu, Jenny (’79, ’80) Hudel, Joan (’80) Humes, Angie (’96, ’97) * Hunt, Jennifer (’98, ’99, ’00) Hurley, Virginia (’87, ’88, ’89, ’90) Hurley, Terri (’84, ’85, ’86) Hurrell-Zitelman, Casey (’08)

I J Jacob, Christie (’81) Janssen, Jodi (’95, ’96, ’97, ’98) Jasek, Marissa (’06, ’07, ’08) Johnson, Ginny (’00) Johnson, Jenna (’08)* Johnson, Kym (’95) Johnston, Susan (’77) Johnston, Tracy (’79, ’80, ’81, ’82) Johnston, Kelley (’85)

K Karnes, Jennifer (’98) Karnes, Stacie (’95, ’96, ’97, ’98) Kieras, Jessica (’99, ’00) Kinder, Hannah (’08) King, Brittany (’03, ’04)

N Neal, Apryl (’01)* Neal, Emily (’07, ’08) Nebera, Meghan (’04, ’05, ’06, ’07) Nelson, Roxanne (’87, ’88, ’89) Newcomb, Jennifer (’87, ’88, ’89, ’90) Nichols, Monica (’00, ’01) Nielson, Mary J. (’76)

Courtney Patterson with Head Coach Steve Bultman and former assistant Kristin Hill

O O’Hare, Shannon (’93, ’94) Osmun, Amy (’00, 01) Otten, Gail (’78, ’79, ’80, ’81)

King, Cassidy (’07)* King, Lindsey (’08) Kliem, Janet (’92, ’93, ’94, ’95) Knapp, Denean (’93, ’94, ’95, ’96) Kohutek, Michelle (’04, ’05) Kohel, Kathryn (’89) Krienke, Julie (’77, ’78)

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Iserman, Reneé (’07, ’08)

Mastagni, Danee (’95, ’96, ’97) Maxvill, Caroline (’08) May, Stacy (’93, ’94, ’95, ’96) McArthur, Elizabeth A. (’76) McCullough, Beth (’05, ’06, ’07, ’08) McIntyre, Jamie (’98, ’99, ’00) McKinney, Courtney (’99, ’00, ’01) McMahon, Kristi (’81) Medrano, Melissa (’94, ’95, ’96) Melton, Jennifer (’87) Mengers, Emily (’08)* Merritt, Nikole (’92, ’93) Mertz, Alaina (’93, ’96) Miles, Melissa (’00, ’01)* Mitten, Kathy (’81, ’82, ’83) Mitten, Marva (’81, ’82, ’83, ’84) Moir, Vicki (’83, ’84, ’85, ’86) Moore, Tiffany (’02, ’03, ’04, ’05) Morelli, Kara (’03, ’05, ’06) Morrell, Melanie (’87) Mucha, Casey (’02, ’03, ’04) Murphy, Jennifer (’00)* Musselman, Mari-Michelle (’05, ’06)

L Langham, Stephanie (’87) Law, Sarah (’98) Lawson, Julie (’94, ’95) Ledbetter, Melinda (’90, ’91) Lee, Tammy (’96, ’97, ’98, ’99) Lentz, Brittany (’05, ’06, ’07, ’08) LePoris, Anna (’91, ’92, ’94, ’95)

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P Pade, Hadas (’93) Parker, Vanessa (’97) Patterson, Courtney (’02, ’03, ’04, ’05) Patterson, Jessica (’00, ’01, ’02) Pesek, Britney (’03, ’04, ’05, ’06) Petroff, Callie (’00, ’01, ’02) Pettey, Carrie (’79) Pletz, Stacey (’77, ’78) Preziosi, Lisa (’92, ’93)

R Raffhiesen, Jennifer (’97) Rains, Megan (’05, ’06, ’07, ’08) Ranzau, Sally (’06, ’07, ’08) Reed, Stephanie (’91, ’92) Rembe, Jane (’76) Renfrew, Tracey (’06, ’07, ’08) Reynolds, Millie (’02, ’03, ’05) Riggins, Michele (’99, ’00, ’01) Roark, Ashley (’02, ’03) Robeck, Elyse (’80, ’81) Robinson, Kylee (’06, ’07) Rohan, Jenny (’97) Ross, Debbie (’82) Rowe, Kim (’97) Ryan, Valerie (’77, ’78, ’79, ’80)

Sturdy, Rebecca (’04, ’05, ’06, ’07) Suter, Linda (’80) Svehla, Danielle (’96, ’97) Swan, Katie (Ramos) (’98, ’99, ’00)

T Tanner, Jody (’83, ’84, ’85, ’86) Tessen, Tori (’81, ’82) Thomas, Elaine (’88) Thompson, Christina (’02, ’03, ’04, ’05) Thompson, Emily (’04) Thomson, Whitney (’07) Thornton, Heather (’01, ’02)* Tibball, Karri (’00, ’02, ’03) Tibball, Mandie (’96, ’97) Tipple, Alex (’07, ’08) Tipps, Tracie (’82, ’83) Torrens, Steph (’96, ’97, ’98) Torretto, Lesley (’87, ’88, ’89) Townsend, Danielle (’02, ’03 ’04, ’05) Tredway, Tiffany (’91)

Y Yates, Sarah (’02, ’03) Yost, Allison (’92, ’93, ’95)

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Saba, Naji (’00)* Salzano, Tracy (’93) Savage, Kelsey (’02, ’03, ’04, ’05* ) Sauber, Erin (’00, ’01, ’02) Saul, Jennifer (’92, ’93, ’94, ’95) Scheider, Debbie (’82, ’83,’84, ’85) Schmauch, Melanie (’83, ’84, ’85) Schweppe, Mona (’76) Scott, Linda (’77) Searcey, Carrie (’97) Searcy, Courtney (’87, ’89, ’90, ’91) Semrau, Emily (’02, ’03, ’05,* ’06* ) Sheedy, Lisa (’87, ’88, ’89) Shuck, Mandy (’97, ’98, ’99) Sigman, Rene’ (’96) Singletary, Katherine (’76, ’77, ’78) Smelser, Kendall (’06, ’07) Smith, Kim (’90, ’91, ’92, ’93) Sommer, Maria (’08) Soni, Rita (’04) Sprague, Jayme (’08)* Spychalski, Jamie (’96) Spychalski, Jennifer (’96, ’97) Stapp, Dodie (’88) Starr, Deborah (’76, ’77, ’78) Steel, Shannon (’00, ’01, ’02) Stroman, Monica (’97, ’98, ’99, ’00) Stratton, Jenni (’05, ’06, ’07, ’08)

Danielle Townsend and Rebecca Sturdy

Zack, Meghan (’99, ’00, ’01, ’02) Zak, Molly (’97) Zwierzykowski, Ewelina (’03, ’04, ’05, ’06)

Jody Tanner

* - Manager/Trainer

V Van Auken, Jill (’88, ’89, ’90, ’91) Villareal, Paty (’03)

W Ward, Stephanie (’03) Watson, Emily (’08) Welker, Sarah (’01, ’02, ’03, ’04) Wetterauer, Emily (’03) Wheeler, Jenna (’04, ’05, ’06) Whiting, Rosie (’03, ’04, ’05, ’06) Wikholm, Lauren (’05, ’06) Wilkinson, Julia (’06, ’07, ’08) Williams, Katie (’00, ’01, ’02) Williams, Monica (’97, ’98, ’99, ’00) Wilson, Darcy (’82, ’83) Wojtowicz, Joan (’88, ’89, ’90) Woods, Sarah (’07, ’08) Wright, Brenda (’89)

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TEXAS A & M DIVING HISTORY place ahead of teammate Katie Williams. Meghan Zack was fourth and Callie Petroff was fifth while Erin Sauber claimed ninth place. At the 2000 NCAA Championships, Guarneri’s final performance of her collegiate career resulted in a fourth-place finish on the platform. At the conclusion of the season, Guarneri was named Big 12 Outstanding Female Diver of the Year while Wright was named Big 12 Women’s Diving Coach of the Year. The following year was a milestone for the A&M diving program. For the first time ever, the women’s team had five divers finish in the top eight at the Big 12 Championships. Katie Williams led a 1-2-3-4 sweep on the tower for the first time and only time in A&M history. Wright was named Coach

on the three-meter while Williams claimed 14th on the platform. The A&M team ended up earning a 26th place finish at NCAA’s thanks to the efforts of the A&M diving squad. The 2004 season proved to be another productive one at the NCAA meet as sophomore Alida DiPlacido turned in the most successful overall NCAA Championship performance in A&M diving history by making the championship final on all three boards. DiPlacido, who won the Big 12 title on both springboards, earned third, fifth, and eighth place finishes, scoring more points than all but 21 teams at the NCAA meet hosted by Texas A&M. Despite an injury to DiPlacido in 2005, Rosie Whiting stepped in admirably winning both Big 12 springboard titles, the Big 12 Diver of the Meet and Year awards and qualified for her first NCAA Championships, along with freshman Mari-Michelle Musselman. The Aggies won every postseason diving honor the Big 12 gave in 2005. “As the program has developed over the years, we’ve gone from a completely volunteer squad recruited through an ad in the school paper to a highly competitive and cohesive team. We’ve evolved into a program that’s recruiting the best divers in the country. The possibilities are endless.” Though the large bulk of the accomplishments and honors received by the Texas A&M diving team have been under Kevin Wright’s reign as head diving coach, the A&M women have had a diving program since 1974. Diver Susan Johnston was the first female A&M athlete in any sport to compete in a SWCsanctioned event. The 19-year-old Johnston finished second to Mary Sharpe of Rice on the one-meter on Feb. 2, 1974 despite spraining an ankle earlier in the week. The following year, Texas A&M officially added women’s swimming & diving as a varsity sport. Alan Bunn was A&M’s first female diving coach, taking over for Bob Johnson who had suffered a heart attack at the beginning of the 197374 athletic year. Bunn was a two-year letterman in diving at UT-Arlington in 1969-70. Bunn was studying marine science and oceanography while coaching the team for two years. Skip Cox grabbed the reins of the program in 1975-76 while pursuing a master’s degree in health and physical education. Cox coached swimming at Arkansas Tech and was also a 2nd Lt. in the Air Force before coming to A&M. Tom Faulkenberry took over a year after Cox. Faulkenberry was the captain of the 1975 A&M

2002 NCAA Platform Runner-up Meghan Zack

of the Year for the second straight year while MarieEve Marleau received the Big 12 Outstanding Female Diver of the Year award. Marleau, Williams and Zack all went on to finish in the top 16 at the NCAA meet on the tower, marking the first time three A&M divers all earned All-American honors in the same event. In 2002, the A&M diving program achieved a pinnacle. Senior Meghan Zack became the first female diver in Big 12 history to sweep all three events at the conference championships. Zack, Petroff, and Williams claimed half of the zone qualifying spots two weeks later. At the NCAA Championships, Zack equaled the highest finish ever by an A&M male or female swimmer or diver by taking second place on the platform on the biggest stage in collegiate diving. Zack earned another All-American honor with a 16th place finish

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rior to the 1991-92 season, Texas A&M had competed for five years without the support of a diving team. The squad, which had dwindled down to a single member in 1985, was disbanded after the 1986 spring season. The program was resurrected in 1991 when swim coach Mel Nash placed an advertisement in the school newspaper and assembled and coached a ragtag group of 12th Man volunteers known as the 12th Man diving squad. That year at the SWC championships the women scored 18 points as a team which, in effect, kickstarted the program back on its way toward respectability. The next year Kevin Wright, a former NCAA All-American diver at Ohio State, was hired as part-time diving coach. Shortly thereafter, Wright was made Texas A&M’s first-ever full-time diving coach, a decision that would push A&M onto the national diving scene where it still resides today. At the 1995 SWC meet, newcomer Jodi Janssen became the first female diver in A&M history to score on all three boards. Janssen took fifth on the three-meter and sixth on both the one-meter and platform, setting two A&M alltime records in the process. The next season, braving the unpredictable Texas weather and the added obstacle of training in an outdoor facility became challenges of the past. In October 1995, the A&M teams began training in the newly completed Student Recreation Center Natatorium, which served as the host site for the final SWC Championships, as well as the host of the inaugural Big 12 Conference Championships in 1997. The 1996 season was a breakthrough year for the A&M diving squads, not just because of the opening of one of the nation’s top natatoriums, but because of the history-making performances turned in by A&M divers. Freshman Jamie Spychalski, completed an A&M male-female sweep in the platform event by picking up the first conference diving title in A&M women’s history with a school record score of 525.15 points. Spychalski went on to win the school’s first NCAA zone title with a victory on the platform. That win paved the way to her first career trip to the NCAA Championships, where she finished eighth to become Texas A&M’s first female All-American diver. As the new millenium began, diving’s success on the platform continued. At the 2000 Big 12 Championships, all five Aggie divers earned points for the team. Senior Danielle Guarneri took second

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Alan Bunn 1973-75

Skip Cox 1975-76

Tom Faulkenberry 1976-78

Ron Faulkenberry 1978-79

Mel Nash, Sr. 1982-83

Todd Muckler 1983-84

Mel Nash, Jr. 1984-86, 1991-92

Kevin Wright 1992-Present

Dean Hollingsworth 1979-1982

swimming team. He received two letters while earning a degree in environmental design. He worked on a master’s degree in architecture while coaching the divers for two years. Ron Faulkenberry took over the position from his brother Tom for the 1978-79 season. Ron lettered in diving for the Aggies while earning a degree in agricultural economics. He pursued a master’s degree in agriculture while coaching the divers. The 1979-80 season saw the beginning of the Mel Nash era at Texas A&M. Nash hired Dean Hollingsworth as his diving coach, where he remained for three seasons. In 1982-83, Nash didn’t go far to replace Hollingsworth. Mel Nash, Sr., had coached 1972 Olympic silver medalist Dick Rydze early in his career and was a natural choice to receive the job. After a year with the team, Nash, Sr. got his son together with Todd Muckler, who was a former teammate of the younger Nash at Indiana University. Muckler became A&M’s diving coach in 1983-84, coming to College Station from UC-San Diego. After one season, Nash decided to do the job himself. For two years, Nash served in both roles as swimming and diving coach before disbanding the program, finally accepting the fact that, due to inadequate facilities, divers were not getting the proper opportunity at A&M. Then in 1991-92, Nash placed an ad in The Battalion, A&M’s school newspaper, inviting walk-ons to try out for the 12th Man diving squad in an effort to revive the team in anticipation of the new pool. After a fairly successful first season back from the grave, the decision was made to hire a diving coach that would inevitably become a full-time staff member. In 1992 Kevin Wright was hired to take full-time control of the program. The rest, as they say, is history.

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS The Texas A&M year-by-year swimming history was compiled during the summer of 2002. While a large majority of the information is present, there are still items missing that need to be added or possibly changed. If you have concrete information that would add to/fix the research compiled on the following pages, please contact Chris Harrell in the Athletic Media Relations Office at (979) 862-2566.

1971-72

Head Coach: Dennis Fosdick First Year as a Sport

F 15

@ TCU Inv.

F 21

Southwest Texas

W

F28 - M1

Texas Coll. Champ.

2nd

M 13-15

AIAW

85-35

1975-76 (3-1)

Head Coach: Dennis Fosdick J 27

Rice

W

70-16

J 27

Midland

W

53-33

J 30

@ Texas

L

86-37

J 31

Southwest Texas

W

90-39

F 14

TCU Inv.

1st

1978-79 (2-4)

Head Coach: Dennis Fosdick J 19

@ Texas

L

67-33

J 20

@ Lamar

W

69-29

F2

@ Pacific

L

61-47

F2

UC-Davis @ Pac.

W

74-29

F3

@ Stanford

L

106-36

F3

Oregon @ Stan.

L

77-54

F 22-24

TAIAW

M 14-17

AIAW

1979-80 (7-4)

Head Coach: Mel Nash D 8-9

1976-77 (2-1)

1972-73

TCU Inv.

F 22

@ Southwest Texas

2nd

1973-74

Head Coach: Dennis Fosdick F8

Southwest Texas

F8

Texas Wesleyan

F9

Midwestern U.

W

74.15

F9

Lee College

W

77-14

F 16

TCU Inv.

3rd

288

1974-75 (6-1)

Head Coach: Dennis Fosdick

4th

308

L W

Head Coach: Dennis Fosdick

Head Coach: Dennis Fosdick F3

@ Houston Inv.

J 18

J 14-16

@ Texas Inv.

1st

J 21

@ Rice

W

50-38

J 22

Texas-Arlington

W

98-4

F 11

Texas

L

F 24-26

TAIAW

1st

M 16-19

AIAW

525

1977-78 (2-6)

Head Coach: Dennis Fosdick

@ Texas

L

64-31

W W J 25

Lamar

W

57-38

J 25

Southwest Texas

W

68-27

J 25

Baylor

W

83-9

J 26

@ Texas Tech

L

85-44

F9

@ Houston

L

77-63

F 11

Rice

W

F 28-M 1

TAIAW

M 19-22

AIAW

J 13-15

@ Texas Inv.

3rd

J 27

Rice

W

205

J 28

@ Texas

L

60-53

J 28

Stanford @ TX

L

90-23

Head Coach: Mel Nash

F3

@ Houston

L

92-39

F4

LSU

L

73-48

N8

@ Tulane

W

86-18

N 14

TCU

L

70-66

N 15

SMU

L

74-37

D 13-14

Houston Inv.

3rd

J 2-3

Rainbow Inv.

L

J 16

Texas

L

J 17

@ Lamar

W

J 23

@ Rice

L

82-22

Baylor

W

F 10

@ Arizona

L

66-47

J 18

Lee College

W

F 11

@ Arizona State

L

84-25

J 28

Midwestern U.

W

F 17

Southwest Texas

W

113-17

J 28

Lamar

W

F 23-25

TAIAW

J 31

Texas

L

M 16-18

AIAW

F 11

@ Rice

W

51-40

All-American Julie Bates

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HISTORY

J 18

1980-81 (3-7)

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J 25

Houston

L

89-42

N 10

SMU

L

76-37

J 31

@ Southwest Texas

W

99-49

N 16

Tulane

W

68-36

F7

@ Texas Tech

L

77-72

N30 - D1

Texas Inv.

F 26-28

TAIAW

7th

J 2-3

Rainbow Inv.

M 18-21

AIAW

J5

Wahine Inv.

J 19

@ LSU

W

74-39

J 26

@ Texas Tech

W

72-41

F8

@ Rice

W

64-49

F 16

Houston

L

85-55

F 28-M 2

SWC

3rd

565

M 21-23

NCAA

11th

96

1981-82 (6-4)

Head Coach: Mel Nash N 20

SMU

L

N 21

TCU

W

73-40

J 16

Tulane

W

51-43

J 17

@ Tennessee

L

76-69

J 23

Southwest Texas

W

77-55

J 24

@ Houston

L

75-72

J 30

Lamar

W

85-64

Head Coach: Mel Nash

J 31

Texas Tech

W

83-66

N1

SWC Relays

2nd

F2

Rice

W

73-50

N2

Arkansas

W

64-41

F 25-27

TAIAW

3rd

366

N2

Texas Tech

W

74-39

M 17-20

AIAW

N8

@ TCU

W

63-50

N9

@ SMU

L

94-38

N9

Kansas @ SMU

L

89-45

N 22

LSU

L

60-41

D 6-8

Nebraska Inv.

4th

J 24

@ Houston

L

F8

Rice

L

F 15

Texas

L

F 27-M 1

SWC

8th

1982-83 (4-5, 1-5) Head Coach: Mel Nash N 12 N 26-28 J 11 J 25

TCU

L

81-68

SMU

L

73-40 734

O 28

SWC Relays

4th

O 29

Arkansas

L

122-115

N5

SMU

L

123-114

N 11

TCU

W

D3

Southern Illinois

W

D3

Florida

L

D4

Clemson

L

78-33 66-56

W W J 21

@ Houston

W

77-61

F3

@ Texas

L

66-42

F 11

LSU

L

61-52

F 12

Tulane

W

F 23-25

SWC

4th

NCAA

T 36th

52

520 4

1989-90

(6-3, 3-3) Head Coach: Mel Nash SWC Relays

6th

Arkansas

L

58-53

115-24

SMU

L

59-52

59-52

TCU

W

57-54

49-29

Southern Illinois

W

61-41

LSU

W

65-46

Rice

W

65-46

412

120

5th

West Virginia

W

67-35

LSU

W

58-36

Houston

W

75-63

Tulane

W

68-44

The Woodlands

W

60-35

Rice

W

94-55

67-35

Texas Tech

L

64-40

Texas

L

85-63

Head Coach: Mel Nash

Houston

L

93-29

SWC

4th

O 31

SWC Relays

1st

N8

SMU

W

113.5-69.5

N 22

TCU

W

126-85

J 23

Houston

W

159-102

J 24

Rice

W

120-83

F6

Texas

L

72-35

F 14

LSU

L

61-52

NE Louisiana

W

84-11

SWC

3rd

NCAA

40th

287

Head Coach: Mel Nash

HISTORY

Head Coach: Mel Nash

SWC Inv.

1983-84 (7-3, 5-2) N4

SWC Relays

2nd

N 11

@ SMU

W

74-66

70 69-44

N 12

@ TCU

W

N 18

@ Ark. Coed Relays

2nd

N 19

@ Arkansas

W

57-56

D1

W. Virginia @ PSU

W

90-50 89-50

@ Penn State

L

D 2-3

Penn State Relays

3rd

J 11

LSU

W

J 27

Texas Tech

W

78-35

J 28

Rice

W

60.5-41.5

F 10

@ Texas

L

89-49

F 11

@ Houston

L

70-43

F 23-25

SWC

3rd

343

M 16-18

NCAA

25th

12

Head Coach: Mel Nash N2

SWC Relays

N9

TCU

W

275 65-35

179

1986-87 (5-2, 4-1)

F 26-28

27

D1

1984-85 (6-2, 3-2)

120

1985-86 (3-6, 3-4)

1988-89 (6-6, 2-3)

62

523 2

F 22-24

O 30

SWC Relays

4th

N6

@ TCU

W

76-36

158

N7

@ SMU

L

71-40

D 4-5

Pitt Inv.

1st

761.5

J 15

TCU

W

71-42

J 23

@ Arkansas

L

J 29

Houston

W

J 30

Rice

W

70-43

F 12

Texas

L

84-38

F 13

LSU

L

57-54

F 25-27

SWC

4th

M 17-19

NCAA

T 30th

114-103

L 3rd

473

Pitt Inv.

2nd

420

SWC

4th

436

NCAA

T 29th

27

1990-91 (4-6, 1-5) Head Coach: Mel Nash O 27

Arkansas

L

168-69

N2

TCU

W

124-117

N 10

SMU

L

148-92

N 30-D 2

Texas Inv.

3rd

J 2-3

Rainbow Classic

2nd

@ Hawaii

W

124-73

N. Michigan @ HI

W

117-77

Villanova @ HI

W

116-83

J 18

@ LSU

L

134-99

J 25

@ Houston

L

163-135

J 26

@ Rice

L

129-110

F1

@ Texas

L

131-90

M 7-9

SWC

5th

M 21-23

NCAA

T 34th

1987-88 (4-4, 4-3) Head Coach: Mel Nash

Texas Longhorn LC Inv.

339.5 119

353 10

87-53

1991-92 (4-3, 3-3) Head Coach: Mel Nash

489 13

SWC Relays

3rd

O5

@ SMU

L

155-82

112

O 18

@ TCU

W

151-91

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1,000 and 1,650-yard Record Holder Joan Wojtowicz O 19

Rice

W

128-91

N 12

@ #23 LSU

L

125-118

J 1-2

Hawaii Inv.

1st

O 26

Houston

W

172-114

N 12

Kentucky @ LSU

W

140-103

J6

@ Hawaii

W

146-80

N2

@ Arkansas

L

155-84

N 18

@ Husker Sprint Cl.

2nd

60

J 11

Nebraska @ USC

L

181-119

N9

@ Texas

L

166-93

N 19-20

@ Husker Shootout

2nd

284

J 11

@ USC

L

233-67

J4

Notre Dame @ S.A.

W

J6

@ Relay Festival

1st

128

J 31

Houston

W

124-91

F 6-8

SWC

3rd

J 10

Illinois @ Orl., Fla.

W

698-685

F1

SMU

L

154-87

J 12

@ YMCA Relay Carn. 1st

98

F8

Rice

L

135-124

J 20

TCU

W

143-93

F 26-M 1

Big 12

4th

J 21

@ Houston

W

168-130

M 20-22

NCAA

26th

F4

#5 SMU

L

132.5-102.5 512.5

1992-93 (5-3, 3-1) Head Coach: Mel Nash

F 11

@ Rice

W

123-78

F 23-25

SWC

3rd

546.5

L

152-91

M 16-18

NCAA

18th

TCU

W

150-90

N 23

Houston

W

187-112

J 12

Columbia @ HI

W

120-83

J 12

@ Hawaii

W

133-72

J 30

@ LSU

L

142-110

J 30

Kentucky @ LSU

L

138-104

F 13

@ Rice

W

137-98

F 25-27

SWC

3rd

M 18-20

NCAA

35th

SWC Relays

3rd

N 14

SMU

N 21

539 4

Head Coach: Mel Nash O 29

SWC Relays

4th

N5

@ SMU

L

139-101

104

N 19

@ TCU

W

146-97

J 15

@ Florida State

W

123-120

J 21

Houston

W

179-120

J 22

LSU

L

123-120

F 12

Rice

W

119-80

F 24-26

SWC

3rd

582.5

M 17-19

NCAA

20th

42

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63

1997-98 (6-6, 1-2) Head Coach: Don Wagner

1995-96 (8-2, 5-1) Head Coach: Don Wagner

O 24-25

Big 12 Inv.

3rd

N1

Kansas

W

49

N8

Houston

W

145-75

N 15

@ Texas

L

171-129 177-121

188.5-111.5

N 15

California @ TX

L

51

J3

LSU

W

152-91

W

123-119

J3

SMU

L

142-101 157-105

O6

@ Rice

W

O 13

SWC Relays

3rd

O 20

@ TCU

104-54

O 21

@ #5 SMU

L

142-97

J 17

@ USC

L

N 10-12

Reveille Inv.

1st

821.5

J 17

UC-Irvine @ USC

W

152-32

N 17

#16 LSU

W

152-88

J 23-24

@ Nebraska

L

236-134

J6

#15 Kansas

L

165.5-134.5

J 23-24

Minnesota @ Neb.

L

245-145

J 12

@ Miami (Fla.)

W

54-41

J 31

@ TCU

W

131-116

J 12

W. Illinois @ MI

W

63-30

F7

Rice

W

141-61

J 12

Houston @ MI

W

59-34

F 19-21

Big 12

3rd

570

J 20

Houston

W

134-100

F 28-M 1

Aggie Inv.

2nd

37

F3

Rice

W

130-86

M 26-28

NCAA

31st

7

F 14-17

SWC

3rd

M 21-23

NCAA

T 28th

519 16

1998-99 (5-7-1, 0-2) Head Coach: Don Wagner

1996-97 (5-6, 1-2) Head Coach: Don Wagner

1994-95 (7-2, 5-1)

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1993-94 (4-2, 3-1)

464.5

155.5-83.5

130

O 30

133

O 23-24

Big 12 Inv.

4th

N6

@ Kansas

L

153.5-147.5

35 138.5-75.5

O 18-19

Big 12 Inv.

4th

41

N 13

@ #4 SMU

L

N2

NE Louisiana

W

167-95

N 20

Houston

W

N9

@ Kansas

L

173-117

N 20

North Texas

W

113-64

N9

Iowa State @ KU

W

238-62

N 21

Rice

W

127-87

O 28

SWC Relays

3rd

N4

Rice

W

138-79

N 15

TCU

W

162-127

J 2-3

Rainbow Inv.

3rd

N8

#2 Texas

W

177-123

N 23

@ LSU

L

127-116

J 16

@ UC-Santa Barbara

W

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J 16

USC @ UCSB

L

307-194

J 26

@ Rice

W

151-104

F5

@ Houston

W

88-38

J 23

@ LSU

L

139-102

F1

Houston

W

151-128

F5

vs. Miami, Fla.

W

78-46

J 23

Kentucky @ LSU

L

152-83

F 20-23

Big 12

2nd

675

F 23-26

Big 12

2nd

J 29-30

@ #10 Texas

L

244-136

M 21-23

NCAA

26th

21

M 17-19

NCAA

T14th

84

J 29-30

Arizona @ TX

L

278-107

J 29-30

Miami, Fla. @ TX

T

184-184

F5

TCU

W

127-90

F 18-20

Big 12

4th

M 26-28

NCAA

31st

99

462 6

Head Coach: Steve Bultman O 15

Big 12 Relays

2nd

W

169-117

O 16

#23 Missouri

W

183.5-116.5

#21 Missouri @ NE

L

158-142

O 28

@ Oregon St.

W

157.5-104.5

Tex-Mex Invite

3rd

159

O 28

British Columbia

W

157-105

N1

#6 SMU

L

191-109

O 29

@ #25 Washington

L

147-115

86

N1

Arkansas

W

192-104

N4

Houston

W

162-113

North Texas

W

190-97

N5

Kentucky

W

134-107

160-115

Head Coach: Steve Bultman

O 11

Big 12 Relays

2nd

O 12

@ Nebraska

O 12 O 19

O 22

Big 12 Relays

T 3rd

N 12

@ #6 SMU

L

127-114

N1

N 13

Houston

W

166-126

N 15

Louisiana-Monroe

W

N 19

#13 Texas

W

172-128

N 22-24

Pittsburgh Invite

1st

J8

@ Florida Atlantic

W

95-20

D7

@ Kansas

J8

Nebraska @ FAU

W

72-43

J 18

LSU

J8

UNLV @ FAU

W

71-44

J 18

Rice

J 22

Kansas

W

163-132

J 19

#7 Texas

J 28

#24 LSU

W

129-106

F1

F2

@ Rice

W

160-102

F 18-20

Big 12

2nd

735.5

M 26-28

NCAA

25th

24

N 18-20

A&M Fall Invite

1st

1,334

D3

Rice

W

W

169-129

J7

S. Illinois @ ORL

W

W

170-128

J 14

#8 SMU

L

167-111

W

175-90

J 18

@ #10 Texas

L

198-94

L

196-104

J 20

@ Tulane

W

132-92

Houston

W

173-115

J 21

@ LSU

W

168-126

F 19-22

Big 12

2nd

F4

North Texas

W

151-101

M 20-22

NCAA

--

F 22-25

Big 12

2nd

761

M 16-19

NCAA

11th

118

694 DNS

2003-04 (10-1, 3-1)

2000-01 (8-4, 1-1)

1,123 146-109 49-32

2006-07 (9-0, 3-0)

Head Coach: Steve Bultman

Head Coach: Steve Bultman

HISTORY

2005-06 (10-3, 1-1)

Head Coach Steve Bultman 71

1999-2000 (8-1, 3-0)

O 10

North Texas

W

O 20

TCU

W

166-106

O 17

Big 12 Relays

2nd

O 26

Kansas

W

154.5-88.5

O 18

@ Iowa State

O 27

Big 12 Relays

3rd

73

O 18

N3

Arkansas

W

90.5-43.5

N1

N3

North Texas

W

103-37

N 16-18

A&M Fall Inv.

1st

D1

@ Palo Alto College

D 21 J 10 J 13 J 13

171-109

Head Coach: Steve Bultman

90.5

O 13

Big 12 Relays

1st

W

195-105

O 14

@ Nebraska

W

178-117

vs. #23 Missouri

W

166.5-97.5

O 14

Missouri @ Neb.

W

187-101

@ Arkansas

W

178-113

O 27

#25 Oregon St.

W

153-103

N 21-23

A&M Fall Invite

2nd

1,570.5

N3

#11 Texas

W

174-125

2,550

D6

Kansas

W

N 17-19

Art Adamson Inv.

1st

1,282.5

W

81-25

J7

Holiday Relay Inv.

1st

173

D2

Rice

W

151-101

Ohio State @ HI

W

128.5-114.5

J 16

@ #5 Texas

L

169-128

J6

@ Miami (Fla.)

W

123-76

#15 SMU

L

174-122

J 23

@ LSU

W

156-132

J 13

@ #7 SMU

W

178.5-115.5

@ LSU

L

133-109

J 24

@ ULM

W

178-94

J 19

@ Houston

W

169-116

Kentucky @ LSU

L

150-93

J 24

vs. Tulane

W

175-113

J 20

LSU

W

175-115

J 19

Houston

W

170-120

F6

Rice

W

142-109

F 14-17

Big 12

1st

931

J 25

Rice

W

156-132

F7

@ Houston

W

155-115

M 8-10

NCAA

8th

198

J 28

Nebraska

L

152-147

F 25-28

Big 12

2nd

762.5

F 15-17

Big 12

2nd

608.5

M 18-20

NCAA

16th

100.5

M 15-17

NCAA

26th

26

176.5-114.5

2001-02 (8-4, 1-2)

115

2007-08 (9-1, 3-0)

Head Coach: Steve Bultman

2004-05 (9-3, 2-1)

Head Coach: Steve Bultman

Head Coach: Steve Bultman

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2002-03 (8-3, 2-2)

783

Big 12 Relays

1st

O 20

@ Iowa State

W

177-104

117 158-116

O 15

Big 12 Relays

1st

O 20

Missouri (@ ISU)

W

64

O 16

@ Kansas

W

187-111

O 26-27

@ SMU Classic

1st

191.5-108.5

O 16

vs. Missouri

W

190-101

O 27

@ North Texas

W

185-111

W

162-109

O 29

@ #9 SMU

L

181-117

O 27

Northern Ariz. (@UNT) W

180-113

L

180-120

O 30

@ North Texas

W

178-112

N 16-18

Art Adamson Inv.

1st

1,561

173-113

N 5-6

Boilermaker Challenge

2nd

584.5

J 11

@ Rice

W

159-95

N 19-21

A&M Invitational

1st

1,424

J 12

#1 Auburn

L

155-139

D4

Rice

W

148-104

J 12

#12 SMU

W

181-100

625

J7

@ #19 Hawai’i

W

84-54

J 19

@ #19 LSU

W

178-119

W

112-85

J7

vs. #10 Wisconsin

L

76-62

F1

Houston

W

145-96

W

187-108

J7

vs. South Dakota

W

110-25

F2

@ #17 Texas

W

174-124

@ #24 LSU

W

154-145

J 22

LSU

W

167-121

F 27- M 1 Big 12

1st

967

@ La.-Monroe

W

157-86

F4

#4 Texas

L

174-120

M 20-22

4th

315

O 19

Big 12 Relays

4th

O 20

@ #25 Missouri

L

O 25

@ TCU

N9

@ #3 Texas

N 10

North Texas

W

N 16

@ #8 SMU

L

143.5-99.5

N 17

@ Arkansas

L

157-143

N 29-D 1

Cavalier Inv.

2nd

J4

Truman State @ FL

J 13

Kansas

J 18 J 19

116

O 19

NCAA

330

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ANNUAL RECORDS 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 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 1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 Totals

N/A N/A 2-0 6-1 3-1 2-1 2-6 2-4 7-4 3-7 6-4 4-5 7-3 6-2 3-6 5-2 4-4 6-6 6-3 4-6 4-3 5-3 4-2 7-2 8-2 5-6 6-6 5-7-1 8-1 8-4 8-4 8-3 10-1 9-3 10-3 9-0 9-1

N/A N/A ---------------------------1-5 5-2 3-2 3-4 4-1 4-3 2-3 3-3 1-5 3-3 3-1 3-1 5-1 5-1 1-2 1-2 0-2 3-0 1-1 1-2 2-2 3-1 2-1 1-1 3-0 3-0

201-116-1

66-49

Dennis Fosdick Dennis Fosdick Dennis Fosdick Dennis Fosdick Dennis Fosdick Dennis Fosdick Dennis Fosdick Dennis Fosdick Mel Nash Mel Nash Mel Nash Mel Nash Mel Nash Mel Nash Mel Nash Mel Nash Mel Nash Mel Nash Mel Nash Mel Nash Mel Nash Mel Nash Mel Nash Mel Nash Don Wagner Don Wagner Don Wagner Don Wagner Steve Bultman Steve Bultman Steve Bultman Steve Bultman Steve Bultman Steve Bultman Steve Bultman Steve Bultman Steve Bultman

Texas A&M Record By Decade

Total

17 51 54 79

-

13 43 40 20

201 - 116 -

1 1

Dennis Fosdick 1971-79

Mel Nash 1979-1995

Don Wagner 1995-1999

Steve Bultman 1999-Present

Texas A&M Record By Coach

— 22 - 20 25 - 21 19 8

Fosdick Nash Wagner Bultman

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Total

-

49

17 81 24 79

-

13 62 21 20

201 - 116 -

1

40 7 19

1

66

— - 34 7 8 -

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HISTORY

1970’s 1980’s 1990’s 2000’s

Texas A&M’s Varsity Women’s Swimming Coaches

——Alan Bunn Alan Bunn Skip Cox Tom Faulkenberry Tom Faulkenberry Ron Faulkenberry Dean Hollingsworth Dean Hollingsworth Dean Hollingsworth Mel Nash, Sr. Todd Muckler Mel Nash Mel Nash ———---—Mel Nash Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Kevin Wright

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World Class Institution

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The Student Body / Courses & Degrees / Faculty / Research

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Budgets & Funding / The University System

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Aggie Traditions Academic Services Academic Achievement Athletic Career Services Aggie Athletes Involved

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140 142 143 144 146 148 152 154 155 156 158 159 160

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A World Class Institution exas A & M is known internationally for excellence in academics and athletics, as well as the tremendous Aggie spirit and proud traditions that create a learning and living experience unlike any other. From world-class research, residential and recreational facilities to a broad range of academic and extracurricular programs, Texas A & M offers myriad opportunities for intellectual and personal development in an environment that fosters achievement at the highest level. And, rich traditions – from

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ing, to events and commemorations such as The Big Event, Yell Practice and Aggie Muster – create a bond that unites Aggies across the generations.

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ESTABLISHED IN 1876

NATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

ince its Oct. 4, 1876 opening as the state’s first public institute of higher learning, the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, now known as Texas A &M University, has grown into a leader in teaching, research and service, with an international reputation for excellence in academics and athletics. Located in the heart of Texas, less than 160 miles from four of the nation’s 20 largest cities (Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and Austin) and home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Texas A &M is a popular and convenient destination for visitors from throughout the state.

nrollment: Texas A &M is the nation’s sixth-largest university (46,542 students in fall 2007). Students represent every state and 133 other nations. 3,483 (55 percent) of the first-time-in-college students enrolled in fall 2007 graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class. The average SAT for freshmen is 1208 (national average is 1017). The university received a record 21,000+ applications and a record 8,085 entering freshmen for fall 2007. Fall 2008 freshman enrollment is also expected to top 8,000. It enrolls more than 4,100 international students from 128 countries (ranked 13th) and sends more than 1,200 students on Study Abroad programs each year.

INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS exas A &M is a worldwide leader a wide array of international programs, partnerships and exchanges. Faculty and research staff have participated in more than 300 research projects in more than 50 countries and on all seven continents in recent years; the university enjoys formal cooperative agreements with about 100 institutions in more than 40 nations in Europe, Asia and throughout the Americas. As of the April 2008, Texas A &M enrolled approximately 4,100 international students from 128 countries (ranked 13th) and sends more than 1,200 students on Study Abroad programs each year. Texas A &M University at Qatar was established in 2003 in Education City, a 2,400-acre campus that also houses branch campuses of Virginia Commonwealth University, Weill Cornell Medical College, Carnegie Mellon University and Georgetown University in the city of Doha. A comprehensive Study Abroad program offers students a range of opportunities to study overseas-independently, as part of faculty-led excursions, through student exchanges or at Texas A &M centers such as The Santa Chiara Study Center in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy; The James Earl Rudder Scholar Program in Caen, Normandy, France; and The Texas A &M University Center in Mexico City, Mexico.

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS: Texas A &M is ranked No. 10 in the nation in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars and had the second-largest increase among all schools according to the 2007 National Merit Scholarship Corp. annual report.

VALUE OF RESEARCH: With nearly $570 million invested in research, Texas A &M ranks among the top 20 research universities nationwide. Texas A &M has been identified by magazine as one of the top 12 academically elite schools in the amount of research received from industry.

ENDOWMENT: Texas A &M’s endowment (including some parts of The Texas A &M University System) for FY 2007 was valued at about $6.5 billion, ranking 10th nationally and fourth among public universities.

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ADDITIONAL POINTS OF INTEREST: • Among 62 invited members of the prestigious American Association of Universities. • One of a select few institution to hold triple federal designation: Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant. • has ranked Texas A &M among the best public universities in the country in recent years—21st overall in 2007—and eighth among graduate schools. Sixteen graduate specialties are in the top 20 among public universities in the United States, and agriculture is ranked first. • Texas A &M tied for ninth place among public institutions in a new survey that ranks earnings of alumni from around the country with 10 to 20 years of experience. Texas A &M was the only Texas institution ranked among the top 10 public schools in a list dominated by University of California schools. • , a college guidebook for prospective students, listed Texas A &M as one of the country’s “top 10 best value public colleges” in 2007.

• ranked Texas A &M first in Texas and the Southwest among its best values in public colleges in 2006. • The ranked Texas A &M seventh in the nation last year in its inaugural guide for prospective students. • ranked Texas A &M 25th in the country in 2006 in the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanic students. The university ranked first in agriculture, fourth in biological and biomedical sciences, fourth in engineering and seventh in interdisciplinary studies. • Established a chapter of the academic honors society Phi Beta Kappa in spring 2004. • The Memorial Student Center is the nation’s largest student-union program. The university has more than 700 university-recognized clubs and organizations to satisfy a myriad of social, personal-development and recreational interests. • The university’s 5,200-acre physical plant, one of the largest in the nation, is valued at more than $1 billion. • Texas A &M University at Galveston, the state’s marine and maritime branch campus, has been in operation since 1962 and enrolls about 1,700 students in undergraduate and graduate degrees in science, engineering, business and transportation.

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more officers into the U.S. military than any school other than the academies. Approximately 200 students participate in a separate corps at the Galveston campus, producing more Merchant Marine and U.S. Coast Guard officers than any institution except those academies. The student body continues to become more diverse. While total enrollment has grown by about 15 percent since 1988, minority enrollment has increased at an even faster pace. Women now represent approximately 48 percent of all students. More than 25 percent of the incoming freshman classes in recent years have been firstgeneration college students. More than 10,000 students have the opportunity to live on campus, placing Texas A &M among the top five universities in the nation in its capability for housing students.

FACULTY exas A &M has more than 2,600 faculty and is in the final year of a five-year effort— unprecedented in all of American higher education—to add nearly 450 new faculty members. The student-to-faculty ratio is less than 20:1. Included on the faculty are Nobel laureate, Dr. Norman Borlaug (1970 Peace Prize); National Medal of Science winner Dr. George F. Bass (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Archaeology, 2001); a Pulitzer Prize Winner (Dr. Douglas Starr, Professor of Journalism); 21 members of the National

COURSES & DEGREES THE STUDENT BODY exas A &M is as committed to developing students’ character as well as their intellect, through a wide array of extracurricular activities collectively referred to as “The Other Education.” More than 75 percent of Texas A &M students belong to at least one of the 700-plus recognized student organizations, the nation’s largest student-union program. Membership in these organizations and participation in their activities help build important teamwork and leadership skills, while encouraging students to give of themselves in service to others. With about 1,800 members, Texas A &M’s Corps of Cadets is the largest uniformed student body apart from the national service academies. Although membership carries no military obligation, the Corps is responsible for commissioning

hrough its 10 colleges, Texas A &M offers undergraduate degrees in more than 150 fields of study, plus concentrations within majors (such as engineering geology within geology), almost 250 master’s and doctoral degrees, and one professional degree, the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. A new University Studies degree program, available in fall 2007, gives students greater flexibility to tailor their degrees while still meeting all core curriculum standards. Through the summer of 2007, Texas A &M had awarded more than 330,000 academic degrees, including more than 70,000 graduate and professional degrees. More than half of the advanced degrees have been awarded in the past 15 years.

Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Science (6), and many others who have received such high honors as the Wolf Prize, MacArthur Foundation “genius” Grants and the Welch Foundation Prize.

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exas A &M’s faculty conduct nearly $570 million in research each year. Researchers at Texas A &M and affiliated A &M System agencies disclosed 141 inventions and filed 106 patent applications in FY 2007. In 2004, Texas A &M was selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the lead institution for the National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense, a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research facility that aims to enhance the security of our nation’s food and agricultural systems. The center is part of Texas A &M’s Integrative Center for Homeland Security, which was established in May 2002. Since 2003, Texas A &M has served as a major participant in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), a large-scale, multinational earth science research project for which Texas

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A&M also serves as the operator of one of three scientific drilling ships. At $450 million over 10 years, IODP represents the largest research contract in Texas A &M’s 128-year history. Texas A &M previously served as science operator for the Ocean Drilling Program, IODP’s predecessor, which ended in 2003 after 20 years. The 350-acre Texas A &M University Research Park opened in 1982. Tenants include the local headquarters of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, the headquarters and model basin for the Offshore Technology Research Center funded by the National Science Foundation, the Reta and Bill Haynes Coastal Engineering Laboratory and Centeq Research Plaza. The oilfield services company Schlumberger and HewlettPackard also have offices on site. Texas A &M Libraries are ranked first in scholarly publishing among U.S. academic libraries.

BUDGETS & FUNDING exas A &M University’s FY 2007 operating budget was $1 billion. In the 2005 calendar year, the university and other components of the Texas A &M University System located in the Bryan-College Station area had an economic impact of more than $2.7 billion. That includes institutional spending, as well as spending by more than 21,700 employees, nearly 45,000 students and tens of thousands of visitors. Texas A &M’s endowment (including some parts of The Texas A &M University System) for FY 2007 was valued at about $6.5 billion, ranking 10th nationally and fourth among public universities.

THE T E X A S A &M UNIVERSITY SYSTEM exas A &M University is part of the Texas A &M University System, which includes nine other academic institutions: Prairie View A &M (Prairie View), Tarleton State (Stephenville), Texas A &M International (Laredo), Texas A &M-Commerce, Texas A &M-Corpus Christi, Texas A &M Kingsville, Texas A&M-Texarkana, West Texas A &M (Canyon) and the Texas A &M University System Health Science Center. The System also includes the following state agencies: •

Texas Agricultural Experiment Station

Texas Cooperative Extension

Texas Animal Damage Control Service

Texas Engineering Experiment Station

Texas Engineering Extension Service

Texas Forest Service

Texas Transportation Institute

Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

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t the scientific core of Texas A &M, the College of Science has a three-part mission: educating new generations of scientists, conducting cutting-edge research to produce tomorrow’s technologies and providing the required mathematics, statistics and science foundation for all Texas A &M students. The college boasts world-renowned distinguished faculty, including three National Academy of Sciences members and a Nobel laureate. Two of the college’s five departments are ranked nationally at or near the top 10. The college’s Cyclotron Institute operates one of the world’s only K500 superconducting cyclotrons.

COLLEGE OF GEOSCIENCES he College of Geosciences is home to one of the most comprehensive concentrations of geosciences students, faculty and research scientists in the country. Our unique blend of disciplines includes atmospheric Sciences, geography, geology & geophysics, and oceanography. The College is also home to three major research centers – the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, the Geochemical and Environmental Research Group, and the Texas Sea Grant College Program – making Geosciences the largest college research program in the Texas A &M system. In addition to the degree programs in our four academic departments, we also offer interdisciplinary degrees in Environmental Studies, Environmental Geosciences and Spatial Science, and a master of Geoscience degree. With a total of approximately 755 students and about 110 faculty, the College offers an educational atmosphere characterized by smaller classes with tenured or tenure-track faculty, interactive learning, research opportunities in the laboratory and the field, and state-of-the-art facilities.

DWIGHT LOOK COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING he Dwight Look College of Engineering graduates about 2,000 engineers a year, third highest in the nation. Its program consistently ranks in the top 10 public engineering programs and its students are the some of most highly recruited engineers in the United States. To learn more about the fascinating and rewarding field of engineering, visit thinkbig.tamu.edu

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS ffers curricula designed to develop critical reading and thinking skills, to broaden and enrich the quality of life, and to produce informed and responsible citizens. The College offers an array of majors in 12 departments focusing on social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and the performing arts, as well as serving as a major source of international education.

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MAYS BUSINESS SCHOOL ationally recognized through annual rankings among the top 10 public business schools for its undergraduate and MBA programs, Mays provides its students unique learning experiences that stress critical and innovative thinking, character development and ethical leadership. Visit mays.tamu.edu for more information.

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THE BUSH SCHOOL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT re you looking for a career that provides the opportunity to help others? If so, then there is a home for you in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A &M University. Besides offering one of the best teacher education programs in the nation and being the leading producer of school teachers in high need areas, the college offers opportunities in human resource development, sport management, community health, technology management and exercise physiology. The 2009 U.S. News and World Report ranked its graduate school as 40th in the nation, and three new master’s degrees are offered in special education and Hispanic bilingual education. The college incorporates new technologies into all its programs and offers online and distance experiences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For more information about the college, visit cehd.tamu.edu.

he Bush School of Government and Public Service Administration was named after George Bush, 41st President of the United States, who once said “Public service is a noble calling.” Ranked 23nd among public universities for public affairs programs, the school educates principled leaders in public service and international affairs, conducts research, and performs service. The Master of Public Service and Administration and the Master’s Program of International Affairs are the two academic cornerstones of the college, with 195 graduate students enrolled. The school also offers online or in residence graduate certificate programs in Nonprofit Management, Advanced International Affairs, and Homeland Security. Distinguished, multidisciplinary faculty members are national and international leaders in their fields, and the college is home to the Institute for Science, Technology & Public Policy and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs. To learn more, visit us online at bush.tamu.edu.

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mental management, biotechnology, veterinary and human medicine, and nutrition and food science. The College’s faculty members are internationally respected for their innovative improvements in production technology, natural resource management, genetics, human health, and disease prevention and for enhancing the quality of life in both rural and urban communities. They also place a high priority on teaching and working with students. For more information, visit coals.tamu.edu.

COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE & BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES he College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, the only veterinary college in Texas, consistently ranks in the Top Five colleges of veterinary medicine in the nation and has produced approximately 10 percent of all the practicing veterinarians in the United States. The Texas Veterinary Medical Center, which includes the college, the large and small animal hospitals, and several specialized centers and institutes, offers patient care for all animal species through its’ community and referral practice. The undergraduate Biomedical Science (BIMS) Program at Texas A &M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences graduates the highest percentage of students admitted to professional schools in the State of Texas including veterinary, dental, medical, optometry, and nursing. In the Biomedical Science program, students rise to the expectation of the program’s rigorous curriculum. The average GPA of Biomedical Science students consistently exceeds the campus average.

GENERAL STUDIES PROGRAM llows students to explore several academic areas before declaring a major. This exploration helps students identify a major as well as clarify career goals. Students receive academic advising and career counseling while completing general courses that will apply to their degree programs.

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COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE & LIFE SCIENCES s one of the nation’s largest colleges of agriculture and life sciences and ranks among the top producers of future leaders for the multibillion-dollar U.S. food and fiber industry. With 29 major undergraduate programs in 15 departments, the College offers world-class education and research programs in food systems, natural resources and the environment, and life sciences technology, incorporating practical learning through internships in industry and government and study-abroad programs in countries throughout the world. The College’s diverse and motivated graduates successfully pursue careers in such fields as marketing and sales, law, government, business management, wildlife and environ-

he College of Architecture is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. It offers a comprehensive catalog of prominently ranked graduate and undergraduate programs in the design, visualization, planning, construction, and land development professions. The three departments in the college – architecture, construction science, and landscape architecture and urban planning – are each fully accredited at the highest possible level and together offer 12 degree programs including doctorates in architecture and urban and regional sciences. Additionally the college sustains six formally organized research centers and laboratories dedicated to improving the knowledge base of the professions it serves and supporting five graduate certificate programs in sustainable urbanism, facility management, health systems and design, historic preservation, and environmental hazard management.

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school still has the Corps of Cadets — only one of a few universities in the country to maintain a strong commitment to military training. Today participation in the Corps is strictly voluntary, but about 2,000 students — men and women — choose to be part of the proud organization that helps personify the “Spirit of Aggieland.”

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he story of this colorful tradition has been told and retold to generations of Aggie students and is part of the cohesive substance that binds A&M students together forever. The Twelfth Man is the reason A&M students stand for each entire football game. When Aggie students stand during games, it is this spirit and loyalty they are remembering. They stand in readiness in case they are needed to go into the game like the original Twelfth Man, E. King Gill. The late Dr. Gill of Corpus Christi related this story some years ago: “It was in January, 1922, following the 1921 football season. The Aggies were SWC champions and had been invited to play Centre College in what was then called the Dixie Classic in Dallas. I had played on the football team, but was on the basketball team at that time and those in charge felt I was more valuable to the basketball team (Gill was an All-SWC basketball player in 1923). I was in Dallas, however, and even rode to the stadium in the same taxi with Coach Dana X. Bible. I was in civilian clothes and was not to be in uniform. Coach Bible asked me to assist in spotting players for the late Jinx Tucker (sports editor of the Waco News-Tribune) in the press box. So, I was up in the press box, helping Jinx Tucker when, near the end of the first half, I was called down to the Texas A &M bench. There had been a number of injuries but it was not until I arrived on the field that I learned that Coach Bible wanted me to put on a football uniform and be ready to play if he needed me. There were no dressing rooms at the stadium in those days. The team had dressed downtown at the hotel and traveled to the stadium in taxi cabs. Anyway, I put on the uniform of one of the injured players. We got under the stands, and he put on my clothes and I put on his uniform. I was ready to play but never was sent into the game.”

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he solemn ceremony is the final tribute and honor to an Aggie who has died. The ceremony is held in front of the Academic Building on the first Tuesday of every month at 10:30 p.m., if a student died during the preceding month. Students gather around the area, the campus lights are dimmed (cars included), chimes play from Albritton Tower, a detachment from the Ross Volunteers fires three volleys and buglers from the Aggie Band play Silver Taps three times. The ceremony is quite moving because the only sense one witnesses it with is sound. The family members of the deceased Aggie are invited as special guests at the ceremony.

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n the night before the game — or two nights before if it is played in Austin — the Corps of Cadets stands at attention to the music of “The Spirit of Aggieland” while the bonfire sends its flames and sparks spiraling into the sky. Bonfire is entirely financed and organized by the Corps of Cadets and traditionally belongs to the freshman class, but the entire student body helps build the world’s largest bonfire. The building and burning of Bonfire, which takes two weeks of nonstop work to complete after months of gathering wood, symbolizes the burning desire to beat t.u. and the undying love Aggies everywhere carry for Texas A &M. Bonfire formerly took place on the intramural field south of Duncan Dining Hall on the southern edge of campus, but moved to the polo fields at the northeast corner of campus in the early ’90s. Bonfire has not burned since the stack collapsed in 1999 and 12 Aggies were killed. The Bonfire will not burn for the foreseeable future. Extensive studies have been conducted concerning the future design and conducting of Bonfire. Replant is a one-day environmental service project which strives to improve the Bryan/College Station community, bring students together through tradition, provide an avenue for environmental service and action, through a yearly tree planting event. The Replant Committee is a group of Fightin’ Texas Aggie students which organizes and puts on the annual environmental service project. The diverse bunch of students comes from varied fields of study, as well as from across the country. While the group does a lot of the behind-thescenes organizational work, it could not succeed without the elbow grease of the dedicated volunteers who attend Replant each year.

First held in 1883 when Aggies met June 26 to ‘live over their college days’... he early meetings were parties and banquets held during the commencement exercises. Soon, a permanent date was set — April 21 — and it became a time to pay homage to students and former students who died during the past year. At today’s Muster, living comrades answer “here” to the roll call at the largest ceremony in the 12,500-seat Reed Arena, for their friends who have passed on. During World War I, groups of

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first Midnight Yell Practice was held. Today, Midnight Yell Practice is held at Kyle Field on Friday night before a home football game. The Aggie Band starts the parade at the Quadrangle near the Corps dorms and marches to Kyle Field led by the Yell Leaders carrying torches. Then, as many as 20,000 students line the route and fall in behind the band. Yells are then practiced, the Aggie War Hymn and the Spirit of Aggieland are sung, and at “lights out” the after-touchdown kiss is practiced. After an Aggie victory, the Yell Leaders are carried across campus and tossed into the Fish Pond, then a Yell Practice is held. After being “outscored,” students remain in the stands, and Yell Practice is held in preparation for the next game.

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oday yell leaders are selected by a vote of the student body. There are five Yell Leaders (three seniors and two juniors) who are donned in white. These five motivated Aggies use hand signals to indicate what yell will occur next. They tell the “Twelfth Man” what yell is coming, and the students on the bottom row pick up the signal and repeat it, passing it upward until the entire student body knows what is coming. Once the “Twelfth Man” assumes the “humping it” position (bending over with the hands placed just above the knees, properly aligning the back, mouth and throat for maximum volume) the yell begins.

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n the spirit of giving, Aggies help serve the community every year in Big Event. Started in 1982, the Big Event promotes campus unity as students come together each spring to express their gratitude for the support from the surrounding communities of Bryan/College Station. More than 8,000 Aggies participate in more than 800 jobs such as painting houses, mowing lawns, and raking leaves. Dorms, Greek organizations, Corps outfits and individuals work together to help serve the community.

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s the official mascot of Texas A &M University. She is the highest ranking member of the Corps of Cadets, and is a Five-Star General. A full-bred American Collie, Reveille’s history dates back to 1931. At that time, some cadets accidentally ran over a black and white dog in their Model T on the way back to campus, so they gathered up the injured dog and Reveille VIII took it back to the at her debut dormitory. In the Aug. 30, 2008 morning, when the bugler sounded reveille, the dog started barking and promptly received her nickname. Reveille was soon adopted by the Corps and especially the band. She followed them to all formations and led them when they marched. At the first football game, she took the field with the band and made her first appearance as the official mascot of Texas A &M. Reveille died in 1944 and was buried at the north entrance of Kyle Field facing the scoreboard so that she can always watch the Aggies outscore their opponent. Reveille II, Reveille III, Reveille IV, Reveille V and Reveille VI are now buried alongside Reveille I. Reveille VII retired at the end of the 2007-08 school year. Reveille VIII made her formal debut at the football season opener on August 30, 2008.

Aggies held Muster in trenches in Europe. In 1923, former students began holding Muster throughout Texas, the nation and numerous other parts of the world — to let Aggies remember old days and meet old friends.

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Athlete Services is to help each student-athlete achieve his or her maximum potential through academic, personal, and career enhancement while upholding the standards of honor, integrity, and professionalism at Texas A & M University. Through the combination of one of the nation’s premier facilities and a highly qualified staff, Texas A & M has strengthened its commitment to “Building Champions” off the field, as well as on.

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he Center for Student-Athlete Services is located on the second floor of the Bright Football Complex. The Center is a 24,550-square foot state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest teaching technology and capable of accommodating over 600 students at any given time. The academic staff was highly involved in the design of the Center to ensure a convenient and user-friendly layout to meet the student-athletes’ needs. Designed with the student-athlete in mind, the academic center is one of the most comprehensive academic support facilities in college athletics.

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HAMPS 101 is a comprehensive course created to assist our student-athletes in coping with the many transitions and challenges of college, athletic life, and beyond. The course creates opportunities for student-athletes to explore and be involved in campus life, services, and programs while encouraging personal growth and responsible decision-making.

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ACADEMIC CENTER FACTS  47-station Computer Center with

all new Dell Pentium IV desktop computers  25 Dell laptop computers to check out  access to all of the software available

in any open access computer lab on campus  13 Tutor Rooms for small group tutoring  10 Tutor Rooms for individual

All new freshman student-athletes are required to complete the course for academic credit within their first year. The CHAMPS 101 course serves to enhance Texas A &M’s commitment to the total development of our student-athletes by addressing the issues and topics to better prepare them academically, athletically, and personally.

tutoring  five walk-in tutor labs (agriculture,

business, science, math/liberal arts, , social sciences, writing)  two study lounges for students to find

a quiet, comfortable place to study independently or in small groups  four large classrooms available for

Champs 101, supplemental instruction  student-athlete lounge with

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ach year a CHAMPS banquet is hosted in the spring to honor the student-athletes, trainers and managers who have excelled in academics, athletics, leadership, and community service. Each year we have over 320 students that are recognized for their achievements. One of the primary goals is to have the student-athlete graduation rate equal or exceed the all university graduation rate at Texas A &M. This is a significant challenge because the university graduation rate is consistently very high. However, the staff, coaches, and student-athletes are up to the challenge.

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nsuring that our student-athletes are on the correct path to success each athlete is assigned an academic advisor in their academic college and an athletic advisor. The Center for Student-Athlete Services employs 10 full-time Academic Supervisors and 3 Learning Specialists. They are assisted by 40 part-time Learning Assistants, numerous subject tutors, and the front office staff. Together, the staff monitors the student-athletes’ academic performance to ensure the continued fulfillment of progress toward degree requirements. This process includes academic progress reports during the semester and individualized academic planning for each student. All student-athletes are also required to submit pre-registration forms prior to registering for classes to ensure a class schedule that meets degree requirements and meshes with practice times. Additionally, every student-athlete must meet with his or her academic advisor in the college in which they are enrolled. Each student-athlete meets regularly with the athletic supervisor. The meetings help solve problems concerning class work and overall academic performance. The emphasis of the program centers on the idea of a “pro-active” approach rather than a “reactive” approach. Coaches and athletic supervisors try to set the academic tone early and to be as thorough as possible in planning for each student-athlete’s academic success.

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50-yard freestyle, breaking one of the most long-standing MEGHAN NEBERA (Brentwood, Tenn.). Nebera, who and most sought after marks in the A &M swimming record completed her eligibility in 2007, ranks second in A &M books. Gardner led the Aggies to a 13th-place finish, history in the 200-yard butterfly and is one of only three A&M’s 13th top 25 finish in a row, at the Aggies to ever score in NCAA Championships in Federal Way, the event at the NCAA Wash. Championships. Soccer player ASHLEE PISTORIUS Sophomore vol(Bloomington, Ill.) was named the female leyball player MARY Distinguished Letterman Award winner. BATIS (San Antonio) Pistorius is the A &M school record holder was named the for goals in a career and a four-time Big Outstanding Committee 12 All-Tournament selection in addition to Chair for her work with being named the 2007 Big 12 Offensive Aggie Athletes Involved Player of the Year. She was named the and The Big Event. Honda Sports Award winner in January Batis has started every 2007, an honor given to nation’s top colmatch and played in all legiate soccer player following a ballot of but one game during 1,000 NCAA member schools her two-year A&M caas part of the Collegiate reer. This past season, odd is a three-time first-team Women Sports Program. the outside hitter from Academic All-Big 12 pick The men’s tennis and San Antonio earned and received Academic Trey Todd (men’s golf) and Jen Moore Allen women’s golf teams earned MVP accolades at two All-America honors as a junior (volleyball) were named Bill Erwin the Highest Team GPA Award of three tournaments Bill Erwin Scholarand senior. He played in 28 Scholar-Athletes of the Year at the 18thfor the spring of 2007 while and went on to be Athletes of the Year career tournaments and tied for annual CHAMPS Awards Banquet. the women’s swimming & div Jen Moore, volleyball named the team’s coeighth at the 2007 Morris Williams  Trey Todd, men’s golf ing team won the Highest Team GPA Award MVP after leading the team in digs per game and ranking Intercollegiate in Austin. His for the 2007 fall semester. Other teams second in kills, points and aces per game. career-best round was a 67 at the Distinguished Letterwinners earning High Team GPA Awards (for having Student Athlete Advisory Committee President, 2006 PING/Arizona State  Ashlee Pistorius, soccer a team GPA over 3.0) were equestrian (Fall and men’s golfer, MATT VAN ZANDT (Houston)  Ozzie Gardner, men’s swimming Intercollegiate. Todd has received 2007), women’s swimming & diving (Spring was honored for his work as well. his masters in accounting from Prentice Gautt 2007), and women’s tennis (Spring 2007). The Award of Excellence, given to an athletic Texas A &M and has accepted a Scholarship Recipients Track and field athletes supporter within the department, was presented to job with Price Waterhouse in  Terry Dike, track and field TERRY DIKE (Houston) and Associate Athletic Director for Academics STEVE  Jessica Wingfield, track and field Dallas. JESSICA WINGFIELD (Richardson) M C DONNELL. McDonnell has worked in the position Moore was a three-time Award of Excellence earned a sweep of the Prentice Gautt Big for the Aggies since coming over from a similar role member of the Academic All-Big  Steve McDonnell 12 Postgraduate Scholarship Awards. at Iowa State in 1999. He also oversaw the transition 12 Volleyball Team during her Cleo Whitlock Award A two-time NCAA All-American in the of the academic center from Cain Hall to the Bright four-year career, and as a senior,  Rush Hannigan javelin, Wingfield placed 10th at the NCAA Complex in 2003. the libero was named to the Championship in 2005 and 2007. Her The Cleo Whitlock Award, given to an athletic Community Service MVP ESPN The Magazine Academic career best mark of 164 feet ranks No. 7 on supporter outside the department, was presented to  Meghan Nebera, women’s swimming All-District VI Women’s Volleyball the Texas A &M all-time list. She is a fourRUSH HANNIGAN. Hannigan often shows up for Second Team by the College Outstanding Committee Chair time Texas A &M / Verizon Scholar-Athlete volleyball games before warm-ups start and is often Sports Information Directors Mary Batis, volleyball  Award Winner, having earned the 4.0 GPA the first person in the stands. He attends many A &M of America. In 2007, the team Student Athlete Advisory award three times. sports, shows up early, stays late and was submitted captain played in every game Committee President She is also a three-time Big 12 Allfor the honor by multiple A &M teams for his outand ranked second on the squad  Matt Van Zandt, men’s golf Academic Team member and a McFadden standing spirit. in digs per game while leading Endowed Scholarship Recipient. Wingfield Athletes honored for being CHAMPS 101 the Aggies to a 21-10 record. An honor student, Moore has been accepted into medical school at the University Teaching Assistants were men’s swimmer graduated in May 2008 with a degree in communications of Texas at Houston. ALEJANDRO JACOBO (León, Gto., Mexico), and will pursue a master’s degree in sports management Dike improved his career best mark in the triple softball player MEGAN GIBSON (Spring), track at A &M in the fall. jump to 49-6 in 2008, placing third at the Texas Invita& field athletes ASHLEY M C CARTY (Sanger) and A total of 401 student-athletes and student support tional and qualifying for the NCAA Midwest Regional. He CHAD STOERMER (San Antonio), women’s basstaff were honored for posting a grade point average of is a Craig C. Brown Senior Engineer semifinalist, a threeketball player LATOYA GULLEY (Fayetteville, Ark.) 3.0 or higher during the 2007 calendar year. Of those, 89 time Verizon Scholar-Athlete Award winner, a two-time and women’s swimmer SALLY RANZAU (Alpharetta, earned Verizon Outstanding Athletics Scholar Awards for member of the Big 12 All-Academic Team and recipient of Ga.). CHAMPS 101 is a required course for all firstposting a 4.0 GPA for one or both semesters. the Ernst H. & Eva C. Gras Memorial Endowment. Dike, year student-athletes. Men’s swimmer OZZIE GARDNER (Kearns, Utah) a former student body president candidate, is planning to Ms. Gaye Zinn accepted an award posthumously was named the male Distinguished Letterman Award winattend law school following graduation. for her recently deceased husband BENNIE ZINN, ner. After red-shirting his true senior season due to injury, In the community service award categories, the who made significant contributions to the department Gardner became only the second swimmer in school Community Service MVP went to women’s swimmer as a tutor in the Academic Center. history to qualify for the NCAA Championship final in the

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ciation in 2003 with the Program of Excellence Award. The program was created to assist student-athletes with all aspects of their professional development. Only two percent of college athletes will successfully compete at the professional level the other 98 percent will enter the workforce. With this in mind the Athletic Career Services Center prepares them for their transition out of college sports and into the workforce.

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n addition to the above services, Athletic Career Services also offers many unique programs such as “Backpack to Briefcase” the junior and senior seminar preparing student- athletes for graduate school, internships or full-time employment. The Athletic Career Services staff advises student-athletes on career-related issues such as on-campus interviewing, employment trends and job search strategies and also provides workshops, mock interviews, and resume and career planning seminars. Along with the opportunity to attend various employer fairs the Athletic Career Services Center also brings in employers for our very own career fair. Student-athletes are also encouraged to utilize the extensive resources and services offered by the University Career Center.

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he program was created to assist student-athletes with all aspects of their professional development. Only two percent of college athletes will successfully compete at the professional level; the other 98 percent will enter the workforce. With this in mind, the Athletic Career Services Center prepares them for their transition out of college sports and into the workforce. Athletic Career Services is introduced during the student-athletes freshman year with the acknowledgement that with their hectic athletic schedules becoming involved with campus organizations is challenging. Therefore during their winter, spring and summer break, internships and part-time positions related to their major are available. This provides the student-athlete with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while also building their resume. Upon graduation our student-athletes are the most prepared and experienced candidates one could hire.

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 Children’s Museum Fall Fest  American Heart Association Heart Walk  Red Ribbon Milam Elementary  Aggies CAN Food Drive  Family Reading Night – Johnson Elementary School  Family Support Network Holiday Party  Coat Drive  Toys for Tots  Jr. Aggie Kids Club

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the department’s sponsorship of life its CHAMPS program. CHAMPS provides a well-rounded program for student-athletes to develop the individual skills necessary to lead successful and productive lives. Programming on campus relates to the following five commitments: ✯ Academic Excellence is promoted through a full range of services that include orientation, advising, tutoring, academic skills training and the celebration of academic excellence.

✯ Athletic Excellence is fostered by the department’s sponsorship of nine men’s and 11 women’s intercollegiate sports. This sponsorship is based on equity and compliance to all University, NCAA and Big 12 rules and regulations.

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✯ Career Development Texas A &M Career Center and athletic department have developed the Athletic Services Program to prepare student-athletes for their transition out of sports and into the career development process. Career development components of the program include special workshops and programs for student-athletes, career shadowing, mock-interviews and a senior resume brochure.

✯ Personal Development components are promoted through life skills and personal development seminars/classes and sponsorship of Student Athlete Advisory and Advocate Committees.

✯ Commitment to Service is promoted by the variety of efforts supported by Aggie Athletes Involved, a community outreach group composed of student-athletes.

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he wide range of activities is provided to allow the student-athlete the ability to choose the venue he or she feels most comfortable interacting with the community which supports them. Support and funding for these selfless volunteers and their organization is provided by the athletic department. It has been and will continue to be the goal of AAI to create an opportunity for young people to spend time and interact on a personal level with student-athletes of different ethnicity and gender. Through this interaction, it is hoped that student-athletes will appreciate the importance of service and take this appreciation with them as they leave the university environment.

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Facility Ranks Among Best University Recreation Centers

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he Texas A&M Student Rec Center

Natatorium is one of the premier swimming and diving facilities in the United States. It provides competitors the opportunity to race in one of the fastest and most elaborate pools in the country. The Oct. 7, 2002, issue of Sports Illustrated rated the pool as the fourth-fastest in the nation.

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he SRC Natatorium has hosted many collegiate, national, and international level swimming meets. The pool hosted the first-ever FINA World Cup event held in the United States in 1998 and also hosted the U.S. Open the same year. A&M has also hosted the 2001 Men’s and 2004 Women’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. The A&M pool has hosted as many Big 12 championship events as any school in the conference and has also played host to several Zone D Diving Championship meets. The SRC Natatorium houses a 50-meter, eight-lane Olympic-size pool, a five-lane instructional pool, a diving well with multiple threemeter springboards and numerous platforms. The natatorium is part of the overall Texas A&M Student Rec Center which was finished in 1995 at a cost of $36.4 million.

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HOST OF THE 2009 NCAA MEN’S & WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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FACILITY QUICK FACTS        

STUDENT REC CENTER NATATORIUM CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY Big 12 Men’s Championships - 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2005 Big 12 Women’s Championships - 1997, 2000, 2002, 2005 Zone D Diving Championships - 1997, 2000, 2005 Men’s NCAA Championships - 2001 Women’s NCAA Championships - 2004 FINA World Cup - 1998 U.S. Open - 1998 Southwest Conference Championships - 1996 FACTS ABOUT THE POOL

 The pool is seven feet deep at each end and nine feet deep at

the middle. The design of the pool incorporates a state-of-the-art gutter system which absorbs waves rather than reverberating them back into the competition pool.  Ultimately the design creates a calmer pool and reduces the amount of turbulence swimmers must face. COMPETITION POOL  Length .....................172 Feet, 3/4 Inch (77 Yards)  Width .......................75 Feet, 1.5 inches (25 Yards)  Depth .......................Seven Feet to Nine Feet;

17 Feet in Diving Area  Gallons of Water ......822,000

THE DIVING POOL  The diving facility features two one-meter springboards, two

three-meter springboards and five platform levels (one, three, five, seven and 10). The floor of the diving well is navy blue and provides a darker contrast which makes it easier for divers to spot the water during the course of a dive. SPECTATORS  The natatorium is equipped with seating for 1,100 spectators

with extensive additional seating for coaches and competitors on the pool deck which pushes the capacity to over 2,000.

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exas A & M operates what many consider to be the nation’s top

strength and conditioning facility — the Netum A. Steed Physiology Research and Conditioning Laboratory. The 23,736-square-foot facility houses one of the country’s largest weight rooms and provides ample space for training athletes for collegiate competition.

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o give every Texas A &M athletic team a competitive edge by empowering each athlete to achieve personal and athletic success through exceptional speed, strength and conditioning training.

STAFF TRUTHS  Every athlete is important.  Provide a successful environment for athletes every day.  Never give up on an athlete.  Treat every staff member with respect, trust and loyalty, and support each other with open communication.

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he weight room has 85 separate training stations, 45,000 pounds of free weights and an additional 10,000 pounds of dumbbells. It has a marked 40-yard dash area and provides space and equipment for physical performance assessment, including measurement of body composition, strength, endurance, power, speed, agility, range of motion and cardio-respiratory function.

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any of Texas A & M’s student

athletes reside at The Tradition at Northgate. This state-of-the-art private dorm is located one block from campus in the historic Northgate area.

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ach room is fully furnished and includes an entertainment console, microwave and refrigerator. All rooms are prewired for cable television, telephone and high speed internet. There is also an on-site dining hall, computer lab, theater, multimedia center, gated swimming pool and a fitness center. The Tradition staff uses state-of-the-art security equipment with a 24-hour monitored security station, surveillance cameras, uniformed guard and card access entries.

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exas A & M’s superior facilities have allowed

the university to serve as host for a variety of NCAA and Big 12 Championship events.

G. ROLLIE WHITE COLISEUM

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GEORGE P. MITCHELL TENNIS CENTER

AGGIE SOCCER COMPLEX STUDENT REC CENTER NATATORIUM

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2009  Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Indoor Championships  NCAA Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Indoor Championships  NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships  NCAA Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships  NCAA Women’s College Cup

2008  Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships

2007  NCAA Women’s College Cup  Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships  NCAA Softball Regional and Super Regional

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 NCAA Baseball Regional

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