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TABLE OF CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS At A Glance.............................................................................2 Season Preview.....................................................................3 Coaching Staff.......................................................................4 Roster........................................................................................5 Senior Profiles........................................................................6 Returning Swimmers....................................................... 10 Newcomers.......................................................................... 13 Academic Success............................................................. 14 Season Review.................................................................... 15 2011-12 Top Times............................................................ 16 Records.................................................................................. 17 All-Time Top Five................................................................ 18 Honors & Awards............................................................... 19 Melissa Gates...................................................................... 20 History................................................................................... 21 PSAC....................................................................................... 22 Qualifying Standards....................................................... 22 Acting President................................................................ 23 University & Athletic Administration.......................... 24 University Profile................................................................ 25

COACHING INFORMATION Head Coach.......................................................... Ed Denny Alma Mater.........................................West Virginia, 1982 Office Phone..................................................724.938.4328 E-mail........................................................ denny@calu.edu Graduate Assistant..........................................Laurie Seitz Volunteer Student Coach.......................Georgia Emert

TEAM INFORMATION PSAC Championships Finish................ 3rd (412 points) NCAA Championships Finish............12th (121 points) Swimmers Returning/Lost..........................................15/7 Newcomers............................................................................. 4

SWIMMING SUPPORT STAFF Swimming Athletic Trainer........................Abby Passaro Strength & Conditioning...............................Bob Sepesy Head Athletic Trainer.............................. Dr. Jamie Weary

Melissa Gates set the NCAA Championships record in the 50 freestyle twice last season.

Last year, the 200 and 400 freestyle relays recorded All-America finishes at the NCAA Championships and Melissa Gates captured national titles in both the 50 and 100 freestyle.

PROGRAM HISTORY

FAST FACTS ABOUT CAL U

First Season............................................................... 2002-03 PSAC Champions................................................................23 All-PSAC Performers..........................................................49 NCAA Champions................................................................. 3 NCAA All-Americans..........................................................33 NCAA Honorable Mention All-Americans.................43

Location...........................................................California, Pa. Founded...........................................................................1852 Enrollment......................................................................9,017 Nickname................................................................... Vulcans Colors....................................................................Black & Red Acting President................................Geraldine M. Jones Interim V.P./Student Affairs........................ Dr. Nancy Pinardi Assoc. V.P./Athletic Development..................... Frank Bauer Interim Athletic Director/SWA...........Dr. Karen Hjerpe Faculty Athletic Rep...................Dr. William Biddington Head Athletic Trainer.............................. Dr. Jamie Weary Sports Information Director....................Matthew Kifer Athletic Admin. Assistant......................... Carolyn Tardd Director Athletic Facilities & Events............. Ed Whited Facility................................................................... Hamer Hall Affiliations................................................. NCAA Division II Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Athletic Fax.....................................................724.938.5849 Website.............................................www.calvulcans.com

SPORTS INFORMATION Sports Information Director....................Matthew Kifer Office Phone...................................................724.938.4552 E-Mail............................................................. kifer@calu.edu Fax......................................................................724.938.5849 Graduate Assistant ..........................................Rob Christe Facebook.................................facebook.com/calvulcans Twitter................................................................ @calvulcans

KEY PHONE NUMBERS President’s Office..........................................724.938.4400 Admissions......................................................724.938.4404 Alumni Relations..........................................724.938.4418 Athletic Office................................................724.938.4351 Bookstore........................................................724.938.4324 Equipment Manager...................................724.938.5927 Financial Aid...................................................724.938.4415 Swimming Office..........................................724.938.4328 Sports Information.......................................724.938.4552

The mission of intercollegiate athletics at California University of Pennsylvania is to provide student-athletes opportunities to participate in a comprehensive program of athletic competition.

CREDITS Cal U’s 2012-13 Swimming Media Guide is the result of work and research of current sports information personnel and those who have come before. This publication was created with the purpose of educating and informing the media and general public. The 2012-13 media guide has been written and edited by Matthew Kifer, Sports Information Director to assist in covering California University swimming in the 2012-13 season. Design and layout by Beth Ann Conway. Photos by Stephen Bates, Ryno Production, Greg Sofranko and SAI Photographers. Contents of this guide are subject to change and will be supplemented during the season by the Sports Information Office. All requests for additional information, including photographs, game accommodations and press passes, should be forwarded to the Sports Information Office.

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AT A GLANCE CAL U HEAD COACHES Baseball.................................................................Mike Conte Men’s Basketball................................................... Bill Brown Women’s Basketball........................................... Jess Strom Cheerleading/Dance......................................Marcia Boyd M/W Cross Country..................................Daniel Caulfield Football................................................................. Mike Kellar Men’s Golf......................................................Peter Coughlin Women’s Golf..............................................MerriLyn Gibbs Men’s Soccer..................................................Dennis Laskey Women’s Soccer................................................Gene Smith Softball......................................................... Rick Bertagnolli Swimming............................................................... Ed Denny Tennis.............................................................Pablo Montana M/W Track & Field.....................................Roger Kingdom Volleyball..................................................Peter Letourneau CAL U ATHLETIC SUPPORT STAFF Dr. William Biddington...................Faculty Athletic Rep. Chelsey Burk..........................Athletic Business Manager Kelly Collins........................................... Academic Advisor Beth Ann Conway................Coord. for Ath. Operations Travis Eisentrout................ Athletic Events Coordinator Ben Hilborn....................................... Equipment Manager Matthew Kifer.................... Sports Information Director Matt Luckhardt...........Director of Athletic Fundraising Annie Malkowiak.......... Manager of Athletic Relations Ron Sealy................Facilities Manager - Roadman Park Bob Sepesy..................Strength & Conditioning Coach Carolyn Tardd............. Administrative Ast. for Athletics Ross Vecchio................Director of Athletic Fundraising Dr. Jamie Weary................. Director of Athletic Training Ed Whited..........................Director of Facilities & Events

Mailing Address: 250 University Avenue California, Pa. 15419 www.calu.edu www.calvulcans.com NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT California University of Pennsylvania is an academic community dedicated to the ideals of justice, fairness and equal opportunity for all. In compliance with federal and state laws, the University is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. The University will not tolerate racial, ethnic or sexual discrimination. Sexual harassment is considered by law to be a form of sexual discrimination and is, therefore, unacceptable. Direct equal opportunity and affirmative action inquiries or complaints to the Special Assistant to the President for EEEO/University Ombudsperson, Office of Social Equity, South Hall 112, 724.938.4014. Direct inquiries regarding services or facilities accessibility to the ADA/504 Compliance Officer, Office of Student Development and Services, Residence Building B, 724-938-4076. Direct Title IX inquiries to the Senior Woman Administrator/Title IX Coordinator, Department of Athletics, Hamer Hall 248, 724.938.4351.

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The 2012-13 Cal U swimming media guide is a multipurpose publication for use by the news media, as well as fans and alumni of California University of Pennsylvania. Additional information is available to the media upon request from the Sports Information Office. News releases and photographs will only be made available to members of the news media.

Vulcan Website Results, press releases, media guides and other Cal U material may also be found on the official Cal U Athletic Website. Visit www.calvulcans.com to find the Vulcans online.

Credentials All media attending California University of Pennsylvania swim meets are requested to notify the Sports Information Office. Credentials for home meets are issued for working media only and should be requested as early as possible. Head Coach Ed Denny Coach Denny is available for interviews during the season. Please coordinate all requests for personal interviews with Coach Denny through the Sports Information Office at 724.938.4552. Players All swimmer interviews must be coordinated through the California University of Pennsylvania Sports Information Office. All player interviews require at least one day notice. Players are available for interviews as their schedule permits.

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2012-13 SCHEDULE OCTOBER Fri.-Sat. 19-20 @ Lock Haven Quad

6 p.m./12 p.m.

NOVEMBER Sat. 3 Sat. 3 Fri.-Sun. 16-18 Fri. 30

GANNON MILLERSVILLE @ Pittsburgh Invitational @ Franklin & Marshall Invitational

2 p.m. 2 p.m. 10 a.m./6 p.m. 10 a.m./6 p.m.

DECEMBER Sat.-Sun.

@ Franklin & Marshall Invitational

10 a.m./6 p.m.

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JANUARY Sat. 5 @ Citrus Classic TBA Sat. 19 LAKE ERIE 1 p.m. Sat. 19 WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN 1 p.m. Fri. - Sat. 25-26 DUAL MEET CHALLENGE INVITATIONAL 5 p.m./10 a.m./3:30 p.m. (MANSFIELD, CHATHAM, LOCK HAVEN) FEBRUARY Sat. 2 @ Pittsburgh Duals 11 a.m. Thurs.-Sun. 14-17 @ PSAC Championships (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) 10 a.m./6 p.m. MARCH Wed.-Sat. 6-9 @ NCAA Championships (Birmingham, Ala.) All dates and times are subject to change HOME MEETS IN CAPS

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SEASON PREVIEW PRESEASON CAPSULE Swimmers Returning (15) Sarah Beck (5-4, So.)

PSAC Championships qualifier in three events

Heather Bureau (5-5, Jr.)

Scored in the 400 IM at PSAC Championships

Placed in the 1000/1650 freestyle at PSAC Championships

Bruna Carvalho (5-2, Sr.)

Scored in 100/200 butterfly at PSAC Championships

Placed in 100 breaststroke at PSAC Championships

Clarissa Enslin (5-7, Jr.)

RETURNING ALL-AMERICANS

RETURNING PSAC CHAMPIONS

Name, Event Time Clarissa Enslin, 200 freestyle (HM) 1:52.57 200 freestyle relay - Enslin, Nuhfer, Sirkoch 1:34.03 400 freestyle relay - Enslin, Novotny 3:25.85

Name, Event Time Clarissa Enslin, 200 freestyle 1:51.27 200 freestyle relay - Enslin, Nuhfer, Sirkoch 1:34.31 400 freestyle relay - Enslin, Novotny 3:25.52

Following a historic 2011 campaign, Cal U recorded the most successful year in program history last season. The Vulcans compiled their highest-ever point total at the PSAC Championships and posted their best finish at the NCAA Championships with Melissa Gates winning two national titles. The Vulcans qualified six swimmers for last year’s NCAA Championships in Texas and finished 12th in the team standings. In addition to boasting two national titles, Cal U also featured All-American 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams. Following the loss of Gates due to graduation, head coach Ed Denny will look for the Vulcans to again compete on the national stage, as four of the six swimmers from the NCAA Championships return this season. Overall, Cal U returns 15 swimmers from a team that finished third at the PSAC Championships. Junior Clarissa Enslin and senior Caitlyn Sirkoch boast tremendous experience at the national level. Sirkoch has competed on the 200 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships for three-straight years, earning All-America status last season after receiving Honorable Mention in 2010 and 2011. Enslin was an All-American in the 200 freestyle as a freshman before garnering All-America status on the 200 and 400 freestyle relays last year. Enslin repeated as the PSAC Champion in the 200 freestyle after winning the event as a freshman. She is just the second swimmer in school history to repeat as league champion in an event. Enslin, one of three international swimmers on the team, also earned All-PSAC honors in the 100 freestyle for the second-straight year. Sirkoch has qualified for the PSAC Championships in five different individual events during her career. She set career-best times in the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM last year and also scored in the 200 freestyle at the league championships in 2012.

Junior Kathryn Mellon recorded three NCAA provisional times at last year’s PSAC Championships. She has scored in the 1000 and 1650 freestyle, as well as the 400 IM, in each of the last two league Championships. Seniors Bruna Carvalho and Megan Schuh look to place in multiple events at the PSAC Championships. A native of Brazil, Carvalho has improved her finish in the 200 butterfly every year and reached the NCAA provisional marks in the 100 and 200 butterfly at the league championships. Schuh established a career-best time in the 200 backstroke at last year’s PSAC Championships and also scored in the 100 backstroke and 500 freestyle. Junior Kelsey Nuhfer and sophomore Alyssa Novotny look to improve their individual finishes after earning league titles and All-America status as members of freestyle relays. Nuhfer has qualified for the PSAC Championships in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle in each of the last two years, while Novotny placed in the 100 freestyle as a freshman last season. Despite Gates graduating, the Vulcans return key pieces of their freestyle and medley relays from last season. The 200 and 400 freestyle relays both won titles at the PSAC Championships and earned AllAmerica honors with record-setting times at the NCAA Championships. Last year marked the first time in program history that Cal U won a relay at the PSAC Championships and featured multiple All-American relay teams. In the medley relays, Enslin, Schuh and junior Brianna Sieck return after both relays finished among the top five at the PSAC Championships. Sieck scored in two individual events at the league championships in her first year with the program. With nine swimmers that placed at league championships last season, Cal U should again be among the top teams in the PSAC and challenge for more accolades at the national level.

NCAA Honorable Mention in 200 freestyle

Competed in 50/100/200 freestyle at NCAA Championships

NCAA All-American in 200/400 free relays

NCAA Honorable Mention in 200 medley relay

PSAC Champion in 200 freestyle

Scored in 100/200/500 freestyle at PSAC Championships

PSAC Champion in 200/400 free relays

Set school and pool records in 200/400 free relays

Set pool record in 400 medley relay

Two-time PSAC Athlete of the Week

Monica Henn (5-2, So.)

Did not compete

Kathryn Mellon (5-5, Jr.)

Scored in the 1000/1650 freestyle at PSAC Championships

Placed in 400 IM at PSAC Championships

Rachel Nauman (5-8, Jr.)

PSAC Championships qualifier in three events

Alyssa Novotny (5-8, So.)

NCAA All-American in 400 free relay

Scored in 100 freestyle at PSAC Championships

PSAC Champion in 400 free relay

Set school record in 400 free relay

Kelsey Nuhfer (5-7, Jr.)

NCAA All-American in 200 free relay

NCAA Honorable Mention in 200 medley relay

PSAC Champion in 200 free relay

Scored in 50 freestyle at PSAC Championships

Set school and pool record in 200 free relay

Capital One Third-Team Academic All-American

Brittany Reamer (5-5, So.)

PSAC Championships qualifier in three events

Megan Schuh (5-7, Sr.)

Scored in 100/200 backstroke at PSAC Championships

Placed in 500 freestyle at PSAC Championships

Brianna Sieck (5-6, Jr.)

Scored in 100/200 backstroke at PSAC Championships

Caitlyn Sirkoch (5-6, Sr.)

NCAA All-American in 200 free relay

PSAC Champion in 200 free relay

Scored in three events at PSAC Championships

Set school and pool record in 200 free relay

Melissa Sokol (5-7, So.)

Competed in 50/100 freestyle

Rachel Trocchio (5-10, So.)

PSAC Championships qualifier in three events

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COACHING STAFF

ED DENNY HEAD COACH 11th Year at Cal U denny@calu.edu THE DENNY FILE Name: Edward N. Denny Born: Sept. 2, 1959 Hometown: Derry, Pa. College: West Virginia, 1982 Wife: Carolann Children: Abbie, Jack

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2001-Present Cal U Head Coach 1993-01 Fairmont State HC 1989-92 Army Assistant 1988-89 Kiski HS HC 1984-88 Navy Assistant 1983-84 West Virginia GA

Ed Denny enters his 11th year as head coach of the Cal U women’s swimming program following the most decorated season in school history. Last year, the Vulcans finished third at the PSAC Championships for the third time in the past four years and recorded the highest point total in school history. Cal U set three new PSAC Championship records and Melissa Gates was named MVP of the event after setting leaguerecord times of 22.62 seconds in the 50 freestyle and 49.60 seconds in the 100 freestyle. Gates also was the leadoff leg of both the PSAC Champion 200 and 400 freestyle relays, the first league relay titles in school history. Cal U finished in the top 15 of the team standings at the NCAA Championships for the second-straight year and ranked in the top 20 for the fourth-consecutive year. Gates won the national title in both the 50 and 100 freestyle, setting a new NCAA Division II record in the 50 freestyle and finishing just one one-hundredth of a second shy of the 100 freestyle record. She improved her NCAA record in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.56 seconds as the leadoff of the 200 freestyle relay. All six swimmers that competed at the NCAA Championships last season received All-America status. Over the last decade at Cal U, Denny has coached three NCAA National Champions and 33 NCAA AllAmericans. The Vulcans have captured 17 league titles and posted nearly 50 All-PSAC performances. In addition to their success in the pool, the Vulcans have also excelled in the classroom. Cal U has been honored as a Scholar All-American team for 10-consecutive years by the College Swimming Coaches Association of American (CSCAA). Last year, the program was honored by the PSAC for boasting the highest cumulative GPA among all league schools in women’s

swimming and Kelsey Nuhfer became the first Academic All-American in program history. Originally from Derry, Pa., Denny began his swimming career at Kiski Prep School before enrolling at West Virginia. He completed his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from WVU in 1982 before earning his master’s degree in education from Long Island in 1991. With the Mountaineers, Denny was a qualifier for the NCAA Championships in the 1650 freestyle in 1980 and 1981. A co-captain in 1981, he still holds WVU natatorium records in the 1000 (9:22.01 - 1979) and 1650 (15:34.07 - 1980) freestyle. He also held the Penn State natatorium record in the 1650-yard freestyle (15:23.40) for 19 years and still holds the Atlantic-10 Conference record in the 1650-yard freestyle at 15:34.07, which he set in 1980. During his time at WVU, Denny placed third in the 1500 freestyle at the 1978 National Junior Olympics in Santa Clara, Calif. In 1980, Denny placed 13th in the 1500 freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Irvine, Calif. He started his coaching career in 1983 as graduate assistant with the Mountaineers under head coach Kevin Gilson. A year later, Denny joined the coaching staff at the U.S. Naval Academy. After four seasons at Navy, he returned to Kiski as head coach in 1988. A year later, he returned to the collegiate ranks as an assistant coach at the U.S. Military Academy, where he stayed for three seasons. Following his time at the Military

Academy, Denny accepted the headcoaching position of the men’s and women’s swimming programs at Fairmont State. Denny guided the Fighting Falcon swim programs from their transition of NAIA to NCAA Division II in 1995. Under Denny’s leadership, Fairmont State had 19 swimmers earn NAIA All-America honors in 59 events from 1993-95, including the men’s 200 butterfly National Champion in 1995. After the transition to NCAA Division II, Denny guided nine of his swimmers to individual All-America recognition in 29 events from 1995-2001 and an 11thplace finish in the team standings by the 1999 women’s team. The Fairmont State teams were recognized for their exemplary individual and team academic achievements by the CSCAA for five-straight years. Denny resides in California with his wife Carolann.

Carolann & Ed Denny

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ROSTER Name

Yr.

Event

Ht.

Sarah Beck

So.

BR

5-4

Hometown/High School Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield

Kristin Borrone

Fr.

BR/IM

5-6

Brigantine, N.J./Holy Spirit

Heather Bureau

Jr.

FS/IM

5-5

Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe

Bruna Carvalho

Sr.

FLY/IM

5-2

Belem, Brazil/Milton Campos

Georgia Emert

Sr.

FS/BK/IM

5-11

Clarissa Enslin

Jr.

FS/BK

5-7 Dalview, South Africa/St. Andrews School for Girls

Abby Evanuik

Fr.

FS/FL

5-2

Janet Gates

Fr.

FS/BK/FLY

5-10

Monica Henn

So.

FS

5-2

Bernville, Pa./Schuylkill Valley

Laura Lenhart

Fr.

BK/FLY

5-8

Ligonier, Pa./Bishop McCort

Kathryn Mellon

Jr.

FS/IM/BR

5-5

Queensland, Australia/Mansfield State

Rachel Nauman

Jr.

FS

5-8

Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield

Alyssa Novotny

So.

FS

5-8

West Mifflin, Pa./West Mifflin

Kelsey Nuhfer

Jr.

FS

5-7

Warren, Pa./Warren

Brittany Reamer

So.

BR/FS

5-5

West Mifflin, Pa./West Mifflin

Megan Schuh

Sr.

FS

5-7

Spokane, Wash./Moses Lake

Brianna Sieck

Jr.

FS/BK

5-6

Reading, Pa./Muhlenberg

Caitlyn Sirkoch

Sr.

BR/IM

5-6

New Kensington, Pa./Plum

Melissa Sokol

So.

FS

5-7

Brentwood, Pa./Brentwood

Rachel Trocchio

So.

FS/BK

5-10

Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills

ROSTER BY ELIGIBILITY SENIORS - 3 Bruna Carvalho Megan Schuh Caitlyn Sirkoch

Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield Wexford, Pa./PA Leadership Charter School

JUNIORS - 6 Heather Bureau Clarissa Enslin Kathryn Mellon Rachel Nauman Kelsey Nuhfer Brianna Sieck

Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley

SOPHOMORES - 6 Sarah Beck Monica Henn Alyssa Novotny Brittany Reamer Melissa Sokol Rachel Trocchio FRESHMEN - 4 Kristin Borrone Abby Evanuik Janet Gates Laura Lenhart

Head Coach: Ed Denny (West Virginia, 1982) Graduate Assistant: Laurie Seitz Volunteer Student Coach: Georgia Emert

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New Jersey (1) Brigantine – Kristin Borrone

Australia (1) Queensland – Kathryn Mellon

Pennsylvania (14) Bernville – Monica Henn Brentwood - Melissa Sokol Lancaster – Sarah Beck, Rachel Nauman Latrobe – Heather Bureau Leola - Janet Gates Ligonier - Laura Lenhart New Kensington – Caitlyn Sirkoch Pittsburgh - Rachel Trocchio Reading - Brianna Sieck Warren– Kelsey Nuhfer West Mifflin - Alyssa Novotny, Brittany Reamer Wexford– Abby Evanuik

Brazil (1) Belem – Bruna Carvalho South Africa (1) Dalview – Clarissa Enslin

Washington (1) Spokane – Megan Schuh

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SENIOR PROFILES BRUNA CARVALHO BELEM, BRAZIL

Senior 5-2 • Butterfly/Individual Medley 2011-12: Scored in the 200 butterfly at the PSAC Championships, placing sixth in 2:09.02 … also scored in 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke at the PSAC Championships, placing ninth and 14th respectively … CSCAA Scholar Honorable Mention All-American … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (201112) … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2011, Spring 2012) … 2010-11: Scored in the 200 butterfly at the PSAC Championships, finishing seventh in 2:08.98 … also scored in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke at the PSAC Championships, placing 12th and 15th respectively … set the school record as part of the 400 medley relay at the PSAC Championships … PSAC ScholarAthlete (2010-11) … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009-10: Scored in the 200 butterfly at the PSAC Championships, placing eighth in 2:11.76 … also scored in the 100 butterfly and 200 IM, finishing 14th and 17th respectively … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010)

Bruna Carvalho is a three-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete.

High School: Attended E. E. Milton Campos … Tennis On a Personal Note: Daughter of Joao Carvalho and Diana Moraes … majoring in business administration (management) with a minor in Spanish

Bruna Carvalho has placed in three individual events in each of the last three PSAC Championships.

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SENIOR PROFILES GEORGIA EMERT LANCASTER, PA.

Senior 5-11 • Backstroke/Individual Medley 2011-12: Qualified for the PSAC Championships in six events before a chronic injury forced her to miss the spring season … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2011) … 2010-11: NCAA Honorable Mention All-American in 500 freestyle and 400 IM … set the school record in 400 IM during the preliminaries of the NCAA Championships … finished 16th in both the 500 freestyle and 400 IM at the NCAA Championships … NCAA Honorable Mention All-American as part of the 800 freestyle and 400 medley relays … set school record as part of the 800 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships … PSAC Champion in 500 freestyle … All-PSAC in 500 freestyle … won the 500 freestyle in 5:00.59 at the PSAC Championships … also scored in the 400 IM and 200 backstroke at the PSAC Championships, finishing fifth and 15th respectively … set school record as part of the 400 medley relay at the PSAC Championships … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009-10: NCAA All-American as part of the 800 freestyle relay … set the school record in the 200 IM during the preliminaries of the NCAA Championships … also competed in the 400 IM and 200 backstroke at the NCAA Championships … All-PSAC in 400 IM … placed second in the 400 IM with time of 4:32.94 … also scored in the 200 IM and 200 backstroke, placing fourth and sixth respectively … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009)

Georgia Emert won the 500 freestyle at the 2011 PSAC Championships.

High School: Attended Hempfield … sectional qualifier, member of four district and state qualifying teams, Athlete Award … Girl Scouts, Honor Roll, Key Club, National Junior Honor Society, Peace Council, Varsity Club On A Personal Note: Daughter of Paul and Pamela Emert … majoring in elementary education … will serve as a volunteer student coach during 2012-13 season

Georgia Emert holds the school record in the 400 iM and helped set school records as a member of the 800 freestyle and 400 medley relays.

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SENIOR PROFILES MEGAN SCHUH SPOKANE, WASH. Senior 5-7 • Freestyle 2011-12: Scored in the 200 backstroke at the PSAC Championships, placing ninth in 2:07.65 … also scored in the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke, finishing 15th and 16th respectively … CSCAA Scholar Honorable Mention All-American … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2011-12) … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2011, Spring 2012) … 2010-11: Competed in the 100 and 200 backstroke and 500 freestyle at the PSAC Championships … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009-10: Competed in the 500 and 1000 freestyle and 200 backstroke at the PSAC Championships … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) High School: Attended Moses Lake … four-year letterman, district champion, sectional and state qualifier … Cross Country, Track & Field ... Honor Roll On a Personal Note: Daughter of Ken and Deanna Schuh … majoring in parks and recreation management with a minor in tourism studies

Megan Schuh swam a career-best time in the 200 backstroke at the 2012 PSAC Championships.

Megan Schuh received CSCAA Scholar Honorable Mention All-America honors last year.

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SENIOR PROFILES CAITLYN SIRKOCH NEW KENSINGTON, PA.

Senior 5-6 • Breaststroke/Individual Medley 2011-12: NCAA All-American in 200 freestyle relay … set the school record as part of the 200 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships … PSAC Champion in 200 freestyle relay … All-PSAC in 200 freestyle relay … scored in the 200 freestyle at the PSAC Championships, placing 13th in 1:56.89 … also scored in 200 backstroke and 200 IM at the PSAC Championships, finishing 15th and 16th respectively … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2011, Spring 2012) … 201011: NCAA Honorable Mention All-American as part of the 200 freestyle relay ... All-PSAC in 200 freestyle relay … competed in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 200 IM at the PSAC Championships … CSCAA Scholar All-American … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) … 2009-10: NCAA Honorable Mention All-American as part of the 200 freestyle relay … All-PSAC in 200 freestyle relay … scored in the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM at the PSAC Championships, finishing 11th and 15th respectively … also competed in the 100 breaststroke at the PSAC Championships … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009)

Caitlyn Sirkoch has qualified for the NCAA Championships as a member of the 200 freestyle relay in three-straight years.

High School: Attended Plum … four-year letterman, two-time district medalist, Female Athlete of the Year, member of four district qualifying teams … Cuisine Club, Ladies Choir, SADD On a Personal Note: Daughter of Robert and Kathleen Sirkoch … majoring in education (preK-4)

Caitlyn Sirkoch established career-best times in the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM last year.

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RETURNING SWIMMERS SARAH BECK

CLARISSA ENSLIN

Sophomore 5-4 • Breaststroke

Junior 5-7 • Freestyle/Backstroke

LANCASTER, PA.

2011-12: Competed in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 200 IM at the PSAC Championships … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2011-12) … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2011, Spring 2012) High School: Attended Hempfield ... four-year letterman, four-time district qualifier, four-time state qualifier ... Softball On a Personal Note: Daughter of Stephen and Rita Beck ... majoring in biology (pre-medicine)

HEATHER BUREAU LATROBE, PA.

Junior 5-5 • Butterfly/Individual Medley

2011-12: Scored in the 400 IM at the PSAC Championships, finishing 12th in 4:39.70 … also scored in the 1000 and 1650 freestyle at the PSAC Championships, placing 15th and 16th respectively … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2011, Spring 2012) … 2010-11: Competed in the 200 butterfly, 500 freestyle and 400 IM at the PSAC Championships High School: Attended Greater Latrobe ... four-year letterman, captain, twotime section champion, four-year district qualifier, member of four county championship teams, YMCA district and state qualifier ... Cross Country ... Junior Classical League, Latin National Honor Society, Lettermen’s Club

DALVIEW, SOUTH AFRICA

2011-12: NCAA All-American as part of the 200 and 400 freestyle relays … NCAA Honorable Mention All-American in 200 freestyle and as part of the 200 medley relay … finished 13th in the 200 freestyle at the NCAA Championships … also competed in 50 and 100 freestyle at the NCAA Championships … set school records as part of the 200 and 400 freestyle relays at the NCAA Championships … PSAC Champion in 200 freestyle and as part of the 200 freestyle and 400 medley relays … All-PSAC in 100 and 200 freestyle … won the 200 freestyle at the PSAC Championships in 1:51.27 … also scored in the 100 and 500 freestyle, placing third and sixth respectively … All-PSAC in 200 and 400 freestyle relays … set conference championship record as part of the 400 freestyle relay … two-time PSAC Athlete of the Week (Jan. 17, 24) … CSCAA Scholar All-American … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2011-12) … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2011, Spring 2012) … 2010-11: NCAA All-American in 200 freestyle … NCAA Honorable Mention All-American in 100 freestyle … tied the school record in the 200 freestyle during the preliminaries of the NCAA Championships … finished seventh in the 200 freestyle and 10th in the 100 freestyle at the NCAA Championships … NCAA Honorable Mention AllAmerican as part of the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle and 400 medley relays … set school record as part of the 800 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships … PSAC Champion in 200 freestyle … All-PSAC in 100 and 200 freestyle … won the 200 freestyle at the PSAC Championships in 1:51.35 … also scored in the 100 and 50 freestyle, placing third and fourth respectively … All-PSAC in 200 and 400 freestyle and 200 medley relays … set school records as part of the 200 and 400 medley relays at the PSAC Championships … CSCAA Scholar All-American … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) High School: Attended St. Andrews School for Girls … represented Republic of South Africa (RSA) at Zone VI games, qualified for Pan-Pacific Games … Biathle … Chapel Club, St. John First Aid On a Personal Note: Daughter of Anton and Alette Enslin … majoring in geology with a minor in chemistry

On a Personal Note: Daughter of William and Marjorie Bureau ... younger sister of former swimmer Brittany Bureau (2004-08) ... majoring in justice studies (forensic science)

Heather Bureau scored in three events at the PSAC Championships last year.

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Clarissa Enslin is the two-time, defending-PSAC Champion in the 200 freestyle.

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RETURNING SWIMMERS MONICA HENN

RACHEL NAUMAN

BERNVILLE, PA.

LANCASTER, PA.

Sophomore 5-2 • Freestyle

Junior 5-8 • Freestyle

2011-12: Did not compete … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2011) High School: Attended Schuylkill Valley … member of district championship team … Volleyball … Leo Club, Pennsylvania Youth Education Association, SODA, Spanish Club On a Personal Note: Daughter of Douglas and Kathleen Henn … majoring in education (preK-4)

2011-12: Competed in the 1000 and 1650 freestyle and 400 IM at PSAC Championships … transfer from Bloomsburg (2010-11) High School: Attended Hempfield ... Swimming ... Field Hockey On a Personal Note: Daughter of Kirby and Kathy Nauman ... majoring in social work

KATHRYN MELLON

ALYSSA NOVOTNY

Junior 5-5 • Freestyle/Individual Medley

Sophomore 5-8 • Freestyle

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

2011-12: Scored in 400 IM and 1650 freestyle at the PSAC Championships, placing fifth in both events … also scored in the 1000 freestyle at the PSAC Championships, finishing seventh … CSCAA Scholar Honorable Mention AllAmerican … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2011-12) … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2011, Spring 2012) … 2010-11: Scored in the 1650 freestyle at the PSAC Championships, finishing seventh in 17:37.74 ... also scored in the 400 IM and 1000 freestyle at the PSAC Championships, taking 10th and 12th respectively ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) High School: Attended Mansfield State ... four-year state swimmer, threetime national open water top-10 ... Cross Country, Hockey, Soccer ... Pierre de Coubetin Award

WEST MIFFLIN, PA.

2011-12: NCAA All-American in 400 freestyle relay … set school record as part of the 400 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships … PSAC Champion in 400 freestyle relay … All-PSAC in 400 freestyle relay … set conference championship record as part of the 400 freestyle relay … scored in the 100 freestyle at the PSAC Championships, placing 16th … also competed in 50 and 200 freestyle at the PSAC Championships … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2011, Spring 2012) High School: Attended West Mifflin ... four-year letterman, two-time Thompson Club MVP ... National Honor Society, Titan Leaders in the Community On a Personal Note: Daughter of Greg and Robin Novotny ... majoring in biology (pre-medicine)

On a Personal Note: Daughter of Alan and Elizabeth Mellon ... majoring in psychology with a minor in justice studies

Alyssa Novotny earned All-America and All-PSAC laurels as a member of the 400 freestyle relay last season. Kathryn Mellon has scored in the three events at the PSAC Championships in two-straight years.

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RETURNING SWIMMERS KELSEY NUHFER WARREN, PA.

Junior 5-7 • Freestyle 2011-12: NCAA All-American in 200 freestyle relay … NCAA Honorable Mention All-American in 200 medley relay … set the school record as part of the 200 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships … PSAC Champion in 200 freestyle relay … All-PSAC in 200 freestyle relay … scored in 50 freestyle at the PSAC Championships, finishing 14th in 24.88 … also competed in 100 and 200 freestyle at the PSAC Championships … Capital One Third-Team Academic AllAmerican … CSCAA Scholar All-American … Capital One Academic All-District First-Team … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2011-12) … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2011, Spring 2012) … 2010-11: NCAA Honorable Mention All-American as part of the 400 freestyle relay … All-PSAC in 400 freestyle relay … competed in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle at the PSAC Championships … CSCAA Scholar All-American … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2010-11) … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2010, Spring 2011) High School: Attended Warren … four-year letterman, four-time district qualifier, two-time state qualifier, two-time YMCA national qualifier, Team Freshman Award … Cross Country, Track & Field … National Honor Society On a Personal Note: Daughter of Sheldon and Shelley Nuhfer … majoring in communication disorders

BRITTANY REAMER WEST MIFFLIN, PA.

Sophomore 5-5 • Breaststroke/Freestyle 2011-12: Competed in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 200 IM at the PSAC Championships High School: Attended West Mifflin ... four-year letterman, four-time district qualifier ... National Honor Society, Titan Leaders in the Community On a Personal Note: Daughter of Walter Reamer and Patricia O’Neill ... majoring in education (preK-4/special education)

BRIANNA SIECK READING, PA.

Junior 5-6 • Freestyle/Backstroke 2011-12: Scored in the 200 backstroke at the PSAC Championships, finishing 13th in 2:10.37 … also scored in 100 backstroke and competed in the 50 freestyle at the PSAC Championships … transfer from Wheeling Jesuit (2010-11) High School: Attended Muhlenberg ... four-year letterman, captain, allconference, all-district, all-state, member of district champion relay team, member of third-place state relay team, member of four district championship teams ... Water Polo On a Personal Note: Daughter of James and Marsha Sieck ... majoring in business administration (management) with a minor in marketing

Kelsey Nuhfer earned All-America honors as a member of the 200 freestyle relay last season.

Brianna Sieck qualified for the PSAC Championships in three events last season.

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RETURNING SWIMMERS MELISSA SOKOL

RACHEL TROCCHIO

Sophomore 5-7 • Freestyle

Sophomore 5-10 • Freestyle/Backstroke

BRENTWOOD, PA.

2011-12: Competed in the freestyle events during the regular season … PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2011-12) … member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2011, Spring 2012) High School: Attended Brentwood ... three-year captain, three-time district qualifier, member of section championship team ... German Club, High Honor Roll, Marching Band, National Honor Society

PITTSBURGH, PA.

2011-12: Competed in the 50 and 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke at the PSAC Championships High School: Attended North Hills ... four-year letterman, two-year captain, four-time district qualifier On a Personal Note: Daughter of John and Barbara Trocchio ... majoring in business administration (management)

On a Personal Note: Daughter of Walter and Darlene Sokol ... majoring in psychology

NEWCOMERS KRISTIN BORRONE

JANET GATES

BRIGANTINE, N.J.

LEOLA, PA.

Freshman 5-6 • Breaststroke/Individual Medley

Freshman 5-10 • Freestyle/Backstroke/Butterfly

High School: Attended Holy Spirit … four-year letterman, three-year first-team all-league … Crew … Honor Roll

High School: Attended Conestoga Valley … four-year letterman, Rookie of the Year … Honor Roll, Tri-M Music Honor Society

On a Personal Note: Daughter of David and Laura Borrone … majoring in technical studies (nursing)

On a Personal Note: Daughter of Robert and Gloria Gates … younger sister of former swimmer and three-time National Champion Melissa Gates (2008-12) … majoring in secondary education (mathematics)

ABBY EVANUIK

LAURA LENHART

Freshman 5-2 • Freestyle/Butterfly

Freshman 5-8 • Backstroke/Freestyle

WEXFORD, PA.

High School: Attended PA Leadership Charter School; competed for Deer Lakes … two-year district qualifier, record holder as member of 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams On a Personal Note: Majoring in business administration (accounting)

LIGONIER, PA.

High School: Attended Bishop McCort On a Personal Note: Daughter of Merle and Loni Lenhart … majoring in biology (mortuary science)

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ACADEMIC SUCCESS BUILDING CHARACTER. BUILDING CAREERS. California University of Pennsylvania is a diverse, caring and scholarly learning community dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional studies. For more than 150 years Cal U has been known for its educational excellence and for its commitment to the core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility. At Cal U, students are our first priority. As an undergraduate, students can choose from more than 150 programs of study in three undergraduate colleges. Whether one is interested in using robotic technology in the field of engineering or helping to shape the future as an early childhood educator, students will find an academic program perfect for them. When our core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility are coupled with real-world training, we see a big difference in the types of jobs our graduates get. To advance our mission of building the character and careers of students, Cal U relies upon committed faculty, motivated students, challenging programs and exceptional facilities. Our Character Education Institute provides character education to Cal U students, faculty and staff, and corporate training to regional organizations and businesses. The institute serves as a resource center for education majors, and assists school districts and local organizations in advancing character development.

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For 12-straight semesters, Cal U athletic programs have compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or higher.

The Vulcans led NCAA Division II and ranked sixth overall among all institutions with a school-record 13 Capital One Academic All-Americans during the 2011-12 academic year.

A total of 31 student-athletes boasted a perfect 4.0 GPA during the Spring 2012 semester.

A record of 175 student-athletes from Cal U, representing all sports, were named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athletes for the 2011-12 academic year.

A record total of 246 Cal U student-athletes, representing all sports were named to the Spring 2012 edition of the Cal U Athletic Director Honor Roll.

Listed below are the 2011-12 PSAC Scholar-Athletes from Swimming:

Sarah Beck

Jamie Mutolo

Stephanie Bolt

Kelsey Nuhfer

Bruna Carvalho

Brittany Reamer

Clarissa Enslin

Megan Schuh

Stephanie Koolman

Alyssa Skinner

Christina Lysun

Melissa Sokol

Jess Machmer

Rachel Trocchio

Kathryn Mellon

Kelsey Nuhfer became the first Academic All-American in program history last year.

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SEASON REVIEW

Cal U compiled the most successful

At the PSAC Championships, the Vulcans finished in third place for the third

year in program history in 2011-12,

time in the last four years after qualifying a school-record 17 swimmers. Cal U

highlighted by senior Melissa Gates

captured the first two league relay titles in school history with Gates leading off

claiming a pair of national titles. The

both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays.

Vulcans posted their highest-ever finish

Sophomore Kelsey Nuhfer, who was a member of the PSAC Champion and

at the NCAA National Championships by

NCAA All-America 200 freestyle relay, became the first swimmer in school history

placing 12th in the team standings and

to be selected a Capital One Academic All-American.

tied their program best by finishing third at the PSAC Championships.

Gates completed one of the most

decorated careers in all of school history, winning three National Championships, capturing a combined five conference titles and earning NCAA All-America status 10 times. In 2012, Gates won national titles in the 50 and 100 freestyle and broke the NCAA Championships record in the 50 freestyle. She earned All-America status five times at the national event as a senior. At the PSAC Championships, Gates won a combined five league crowns and broke three league championship records. She became the first swimmer in school history to be selected the PSAC Championships MVP and PSAC Swimmer of the Year. Sophomore Clarissa Enslin claimed the league title in the 200 freestyle and earned NCAA All-America Honorable Mention in the event at the NCAA Championships. She is one of only two swimmers in school history to repeat as league champion in an event.

2011-12 RESULTS DATE

HOST

SITE

Oct. 21-22

at Lock Haven Quad

Lock Haven, Pa.

Nov. 5

at Gannon

Erie, Pa.

W 50-45

Nov. 5

vs. LeMoyne (N.Y.)

Erie, Pa.

W 73-31

Nov. 17-19

at Indiana (Pa.) John A. Pidgeon Memorial Invitational

Indiana, Pa.

1st-1161

Dec. 3-4

at Franklin & Marshall (Pa.) Invitational

Lancaster, Pa.

1st-883.5

Jan. 7

at Citrus Classic Meet

Mesa, Ariz.

4th-351

Jan. 21

LAKE ERIE

California, Pa.

W 70-23

Jan. 21

WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN

California, Pa.

W 72-40

Jan. 27-28

VULCAN DUAL MEET CHALLENGE INVITATIONAL

California, Pa.

1st-912

Jan. 27-28

LOCK HAVEN

California, Pa.

W 104-44

Jan. 27-28

MANSFIELD

California, Pa.

W 110-14

Jan. 27-28

CHATHAM

California, Pa.

W 111-16

Feb. 4

vs. Grove City

Pittsburgh, Pa.

W 142-119

Feb. 4

vs. Carnegie Mellon

Pittsburgh, Pa.

L 121.5-148.5

Feb. 4

vs. Clarion

Pittsburgh, Pa.

W 168-108

Feb. 4

at Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pa.

L 61.5-228.5

Feb. 16-19

at PSAC Championships

Mechanicsburg, Pa.

March 14-17

at NCAA Championships

Mansfield, Texas

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RESULT-SCORE 1st-845.5

3rd-412 12th-121.0

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2011-12 TOP TIMES 50 Freestyle Melissa Gates Clarissa Enslin Kelsey Nuhfer Alyssa Novotny Rachel Trocchio

Sr. 3/14/12 So. 3/14/12 So. 11/17/11 Fr. 2/16/12 Fr. 2/16/12

NCAA Championships NCAA Championships IUP Invitational PSAC Championships PSAC Championships

22.56 SR A # 24.12 B 24.76 25.15 25.27

100 Breaststroke Melissa Gates Bruna Carvalho Brittany Reamer Sarah Beck Caitlyn Sirkoch

Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr.

2/16/12 2/16/12 1/21/12 2/16/12 12/3/11

PSAC Championships PSAC Championships Cal U Dual Meet PSAC Championships F&M Invitational

1:03.09 1:08.15 1:08.78 1:08.84 1:09.37

SR B

100 Freestyle Melissa Gates Clarissa Enslin Jess Machmer Alyssa Novotny Kelsey Nuhfer

Sr. 3/14/12 So. 11/17/11 So. 2/16/12 Fr. 2/16/12 So. 11/17/11

NCAA Championships IUP Invitational PSAC Championships PSAC Championships IUP Invitational

49.34 51.13 52.20 53.81 53.99

SR A B B

200 Breaststroke Melissa Gates Caitlyn Sirkoch Sarah Beck Jamie Mutolo Brittany Reamer

Sr. 11/17/11 Jr. 2/16/12 Fr. 11/17/11 So. 2/4/12 Fr. 1/21/12

IUP Invitational PSAC Championships IUP Invitational Pittsburgh Duals Cal U Duals

2:22.39 2:27.89 2:31.92 2:34.18 2:35.43

SR B

200 Freestyle Clarissa Enslin Melissa Gates Caitlyn Sirkoch Georgia Emert Megan Schuh

So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

2/16/12 1/7/12 2/16/12 12/3/11 2/16/12

PSAC Championships Citrus Classic PSAC Championships Franklin & Marshall PSAC Championships

1:51.27 1:54.40 1:56.89 1:57.04 1:57.06

B B

50 Butterfly Jess Machmer So. 1/27/12 Christina Lysun Sr. 1/27/12 Heather Bureau So. 1/27/12 Stephanie Koolman So. 12/27/12

Dual Meet Invitational Dual Meet Invitational Dual Meet Invitational Dual Meet Invitational

26.91 29.16 30.62 31.82

500 Freestyle Clarissa Enslin Georgia Emert Stephanie Bolt Megan Schuh Rachel Nauman

So. 2/16/12 Jr. 11/17/11 So. 11/17/11 Jr. 2/16/12 So. 11/17/11

PSAC Championships IUP Invitational IUP Invitational PSAC Championships IUP Invitational

5:03.74 5:07.59 5:11.42 5:12.90 5:16.16

B B

100 Butterfly Jess Machmer Bruna Carvalho Melissa Gates Christina Lysun Heather Bureau

So. 3/14/12 Jr. 2/16/12 Sr. 1/7/12 Sr. 11/17/11 So. 1/27/12

NCAA Championships 57.11 PSAC Championships 58.24 Citrus Classic 58.42 IUP Invitational 1:02.23 Dual Meet Invitational 1:07.18

B B

1000 Freestyle Kathryn Mellon Heather Bureau Stephanie Bolt Rachel Nauman Megan Schuh

So. So. So. So. Jr.

2/16/12 2/16/12 2/16/12 2/16/12 2/4/12

PSAC Championships PSAC Championships PSAC Championships PSAC Championships Pittsburgh Duals

10:28.44 10:39.25 10:39.27 10:40.48 11:21.15

B B B B

200 Butterfly Bruna Carvalho Kathryn Mellon Christina Lysun Heather Bureau

Jr. 2/16/12 So. 12/3/11 Sr. 11/17/11 So. 11/17/11

PSAC Championships F&M Invitational IUP Invitational IUP Invitational

B

1650 Freestyle Kathryn Mellon Heather Bureau Stephanie Bolt Rachel Nauman

So. 2/16/12 So. 2/16/12 So. 11/17/11 So. 2/16/12

PSAC Championships PSAC Championships IUP Invitational PSAC Championships

17:27.68 17:54.59 18:00.75 18:01.82

B

100 IM Melissa Gates Caitlyn Sirkoch Sarah Beck

Sr. Jr. Fr.

1/27/12 1/27/12 1/27/11

Dual Meet Invitational 59.62 Dual Meet Invitational 1:03.82 Dual Meet Invitational 1:05.83

50 Backstroke Clarissa Enslin Georgia Emert Brianna Sieck Megan Schuh Rachel Trocchio

So. Jr. So. Jr. Fr.

3/14/12 12/3/11 2/16/12 1/21/12 1/21/12

NCAA Championships F&M Invitational PSAC Championships Cal U Dual Meet Cal U Dual Meet

27.94 28.15 28.18 29.36 29.77

200 IM Georgia Emert Jess Machmer Clarissa Enslin Caitlyn Sirkoch Bruna Carvalho

Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr.

12/3/11 3/14/12 12/3/11 2/16/12 12/3/11

F&M Invitational NCAA Championships F&M Invitational PSAC Championships F&M Invitational

2:09.64 2:09.73 2:09.90 2:11.09 2:14.86

B B B

100 Backstroke Georgia Emert Brianna Sieck Megan Schuh Clarissa Enslin Rachel Trocchio

12/3/11 2/16/12 2/16/12 12/3/11 2/16/12

F&M Invitational 59.11 PSAC Championships 59.48 PSAC Championships 59.96 F&M Invitational 59.97 PSAC Championships 1:02.44

So. 2/16/12 Jr. 11/17/11 So. 2/16/12 So. 2/16/12

PSAC Championships IUP Invitational PSAC Championships PSAC Championships

4:32.86 4:33.52 4:38.95 4:47.59

B B

Jr. So. Jr. So. Fr.

400 IM Kathryn Mellon Georgia Emert Heather Bureau Rachel Nauman

200 Backstroke Megan Schuh Georgia Emert Brianna Sieck Rachel Nauman Rachel Trocchio

Jr. 2/16/12 Jr. 11/17/11 So. 2/16/12 So. 2/4/12 Fr. 2/4/12

PSAC Championships IUP Invitational PSAC Championships Pittsburgh Duals Pittsburgh Duals

2:07.65 2:07.98 2:09.88 2:18.40 2:22.12

50 Breaststroke Brittany Reamer Bruna Carvalho Jamie Mutolo

Fr. Jr. So.

Dual Meet Invitational Dual Meet Invitational Dual Meet Invitational

32.29 33.22 34.55

1/27/12 1/27/12 1/27/12

# #

B

2:08.44 2:12.54 2:20.73 2:20.82

200 Freestyle Relay Gates, Nuhfer, Sirkoch, Enslin

3/14/12

NCAA Championships 1:34.03

SR B

400 Freestyle Relay Gates, Novotny, Machmer, Enslin

3/14/12

NCAA Championships 3:24.44

SR A

800 Freestyle Relay Gates, Emert, Bolt, Enslin 11/17/11

IUP Invitational

7:43.67

B

200 Medley Relay Enslin, Gates, Machmer, Nuhfer

3/14/12

NCAA Championships 1:45.90

B

400 Medley Relay Schuh, Gates, Machmer, Enslin

2/16/12

PSAC Championships 3:54.14

SR = School Record I # = Leadoff Split I A = A Standard I B = B Standard

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RECORDS

EVENT

SCHOOL RECORD

HAMER HALL POOL RECORD

50 FREESTYLE

Melissa Gates 22.26 3/15/12

Melissa Gates (CAL) 23.29 1/27/12

100 FREESTYLE

Melissa Gates 49.34 3/17/12

Melissa Gates (CAL) 51.02 1/28/12

Ester Bosch Clarissa Enslin 200 FREESTYLE 1:50.59 2/21/09 3/10/11

Clarissa Enslin (CAL) 1:52.73 11/6/10

500 FREESTYLE

Ester Bosch 4:57.52 3/13/09

Ester Bosch (CAL) 5:06.66 11/8/08

1000 FREESTYLE

Sandra Buehler 10:10.21 2/19/03

Marianne Juhl (CAL) 10:32.19 11/8/08

1650 FREESTYLE

Marianne Juhl 16:58.48 3/14/09

Kathryn Mellon (CAL) 18:09.58 1/21/12

100 BACKSTROKE

Lea Mastascusa 58.73 2/20/09

Gibas (GYST) 59.13 11/10/07

200 BACKSTROKE

Lea Mastascusa 2:06.20 2/22/09

Amanda Terray (LHU) 2:07.91 1/30/10

100 BREASTSTROKE

Melissa Gates 1:03.09 2/18/12

Melissa Gates (CAL) 1:05.46 1/27/12

200 BREASTSTROKE

Melissa Gates 2:22.39 11/19/11

Melissa Gates (CAL) 2:24.28 1/21/12

100 BUTTERFLY

Petra Zavadilova 55.55 3/10/05

Petra Zavadilova (CAL) 57.01 1/28/05

200 BUTTERFLY

Petra Zavadilova 2:05.75 2/19/05

Grushecky (LHRY) 2:07.62 6/24/06

200 IM

Georgia Emert 2:09.48 3/11/10

Gorinski (GYST) 2:08.08 7/19/08

400 IM

Georgia Emert 4:29.63 3/10/11

Gorinski (GYST) 4:35.73 7/19/08

200 FREESTYLE RELAY

Gates, Nuhfer, Sirkoch, Enslin 1:34.03 3/15/12

400 FREESTYLE RELAY

Gates, Novotny, Machmer, Enslin 3:24.44 3/17/12

800 FREESTYLE RELAY

Enslin, Emert, Bolt, Gates 7:35.21 3/11/11

200 MEDLEY RELAY

Travitz, Gates, Machmer, Enslin 1:44.74 2/17/11

Enslin, Sirkoch, Machmer, Gates (CAL) 1:49.41 11/6/10

400 MEDLEY RELAY

Emert, Gates, Carvalho, Enslin 3:53.05 2/18/11

Enslin, Gates, Carvalho, Machmer (CAL) 3:59.63 1/28/12

Gates, Nuhfer, Sirkoch, Enslin (CAL) 1:37.49 1/27/12 Gates, Nuhfer, Machmer, Enslin (CAL) 3:33.43 1/28/12 Gates, Enslin, Emert, Bolt (CAL) 7:51.36 11/6/10

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ALL-TIME TOP FIVE 50 Freestyle Melissa Gates Clarissa Enslin Ester Bosch Miranda King Petra Zavadilova

3/15/12 2/18/11 3/12/09 2/23/07 2/17/05

22.56 23.82 23.94 24.45 24.47

200 Breaststroke Melissa Gates April Staniszewski Mandie Huffman Caitlyn Sirkoch Rachel Brock

100 Freestyle Melissa Gates Clarissa Enslin Ester Bosch Jess Machmer Teresa Hernandez-Verdu

3/17/12 3/12/11 3/14/09 2/19/12 2/22/09

49.34 50.80 50.96 52.20 52.72

200 Freestyle Clarissa Enslin Ester Bosch Melissa Gates Rachel Kurta Sandra Buehler

3/9/11 2/21/09 12/4/10 2/20/10 3/12/03

500 Freestyle Ester Bosch Sandra Buehler Georgia Emert Clarissa Enslin Marianne Juhl

11/19/11 2/23/09 12/2/06 2/19/12 12/3/04

2:22.39 2:25.07 2:27.32 2:27.89 2:30.62

100 Butterfly Petra Zavadilova Teresa Hernandez-Verdu Jess Machmer Katie Matuszewski Bruna Carvalho

3/10/05 3/11/09 3/15/12 2/21/09 2/18/12

55.55 56.55 57.11 57.56 58.24

1:50.59 1:50.59 1:53.96 1:55.98 1:56.13

200 Butterfly Petra Zavadilova Bruna Carvalho Katie Matuszewski Melanie Ruch Liz Crigler

3/12/05 2/20/11 2/22/09 2/18/06 2/22/03

2:05.75 2:08.29 2:08.56 2:11.40 2:11.40

3/13/09 2/20/03 2/17/11 2/17/12 2/20/09

4:57.52 4:57.67 5:00.59 5:03.74 5:05.70

200 IM Georgia Emert Jess Machmer Clarissa Enslin Caitlyn Sirkoch Melanie Ruch

3/10/10 3/14/12 12/3/10 2/17/12 2/17/05

2:09.48 2:09.73 2:11.01 2:11.09 2:14.03

1000 Freestyle Sandra Buehler Marianne Juhl Kathryn Mellon Heather Bureau Stephanie Bolt

2/19/03 2/19/09 2/16/12 2/16/12 2/16/12

10:10.21 10:14.65 10:28.44 10:39.25 10:39.27

400 IM Georgia Emert Kathryn Mellon April Staniszewski Sandra Buehler Heather Bureau

3/10/11 2/18/12 2/21/09 2/21/03 2/18/12

4:29.63 4:32.86 4:36.66 4:38.54 4:38.95

1650 Freestyle Marianne Juhl Sandra Buehler Kathryn Mellon Heather Bureau Stephanie Bolt

3/14/09 3/15/03 2/19/12 2/19/12 11/20/10

16:58.48 17:06.73 17:27.68 17:54.59 17:58.04

200 Freestyle Relay Gates, Nuhfer, Sirkoch, Enslin Gates, Nuhfer, Sirkoch, Enslin Gates, Nuhfer, Sirkoch, Enslin Gates, Sirkoch, Bolt, Enslin Gates, Sirkoch, Bolt, Enslin

3/15/12 3/15/12 2/17/12 3/10/11 3/10/11

1:34.03 1:34.29 1:34.31 1:34.54 1:34.57

50 Backstroke Kasey Travitz Courtney Schneiderlochner Clarissa Enslin Georgia Emert Brianna Sieck

2/19/11 3/11/09 3/14/12 12/3/11 2/16/12

27.03 27.82 27.94 28.15 28.18

400 Freestyle Relay Gates, Novotny, Machmer, Enslin Gates, Novotny, Machmer, Enslin Gates, Novotny, Machmer, Enslin Gates, Nuhfer, Machmer, Enslin Enslin, Nuhfer, Machmer, Gates

3/17/12 2/19/12 3/17/12 11/19/11 3/12/11

3:24.44 3:25.52 3:25.85 3:27.54 3:27.78

100 Backstroke Lea Mastascusa Courtney Schneiderlochner Georgia Emert Clarissa Enslin Kasey Travitz

2/20/09 2/21/09 2/19/10 11/18/10 2/20/10

58.73 58.81 59.10 59.11 59.45

800 Freestyle Relay Enslin, Emert, Bolt, Gates Gates, Kurta, Emert, Bosch Bolt, Emert, Enslin, Gates Gates, Emert, Bolt, Enslin Gates, Emert, Geras, Bosch

3/11/11 3/12/10 12/4/10 11/18/11 2/20/10

7:35.21 7:38.88 7:42.78 7:43.67 7:46.34

200 Backstroke Lea Mastascusa Courtney Schneiderlochner Georgia Emert Megan Schuh Brianna Sieck

2/22/09 3/14/09 2/21/10 2/19/12 2/19/12

2:06.20 2:06.94 2:07.41 2:07.65 2:09.88

200 Medley Relay Travitz, Gates, Machmer, Enslin Travitz, Gates, Machmer, Enslin Enslin, Gates, Machmer, Nuhfer Schneiderlochner, Gates, Hernandez-Verdu, Bosch Schneiderlochner, Gates, Hernandez-Verdu, Bosch

2/17/11 2/19/11 3/14/12 2/21/09 3/11/09

1:44.74 1:44.80 1:45.90 1:46.13 1:46.22

100 Breaststroke Melissa Gates April Staniszewski Bruna Carvalho Caitlyn Sirkoch Brittany Reamer

2/18/12 3/13/09 2/19/11 2/19/11 1/21/12

1:03.09 1:06.23 1:07.42 1:08.53 1:08.78

400 Medley Relay Emert, Gates, Carvalho, Enslin Mastascusa, Staniszewski, Matuszewski, Gates Mastascusa, Staniszewski, Matuszewski, Gates Schuh, Gates, Machmer, Enslin Emert, Gates, Machmer, Enslin

2/17/11 2/20/09 3/12/09 2/17/12 3/10/11

3:53.05 3:53.90 3:54.12 3:54.14 3:54.16

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HONORS & AWARDS U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS 2012 Melissa Gates

50 free, 100 free

NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPION 2010-11 Melissa Gates

50 free

2011-12 Melissa Gates

50 free, 100 free

NCAA ALL-AMERICANS 2002-03 Sandra Buehler

500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free

2003-04 Petra Zavadilova

HM: 100 fly

2004-05 Petra Zavadilova

100 fly, 200 fly

2007-08 Ester Bosch

100 free, 200 free, HM: 50 free

2008-09 Ester Bosch 200 free, 500 free, 200 free relay, HM: 100 free, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay Melissa Gates 200 free relay, HM: 50 free, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay Teresa Hernandez-Verdu 200 free relay, HM: 100 fly, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay Marianne Juhl 1650 free, HM: 1000 free Rachel Kurta 200 free relay, HM: 400 free relay Courtney Schneiderlochner HM: 200 medley relay 2009-10 Ester Bosch Georgia Emert Melissa Gates Rachel Kurta Caitlyn Sirkoch 2010-11 Stephanie Bolt Georgia Emert Clarissa Enslin Melissa Gates Jess Machmer Kelsey Nuhfer Caitlyn Sirkoch

800 free relay, HM: 100 free, 200 free relay 800 free relay 50 free, 800 free relay, HM: 100 free, 200 free relay 800 free relay, HM: 200 free relay HM: 200 free relay HM: 200/800 free relay HM: 500 free, 400 IM, 800 free relay, 400 medley relay 200 free, HM: 100 free, HM: 200/400/800 free relay, 400 medley relay 50 free, 100 free, HM: 200/400/800 free relay, 400 medley relay HM: 400 free relay, 400 medley relay HM: 400 free relay HM: 200 free relay

2011-12 Melissa Gates Clarissa Enslin Jess Machmer Alyssa Novotny Kelsey Nuhfer Caitlyn Sirkoch

50/100 free, 100 breast, 200/400 free relay, HM: 200 medley relay 200/400 free relay, HM: 200 free, 200 medley relay 400 free relay, HM: 200 medley relay 400 free relay 200 free relay, HM: 200 medley relay 200 free relay

PSAC CHAMPIONS 2002-03 Sandra Buehler

500 free, 1000 free

2004-05 Petra Zavadilova

100 fly, 200 fly

2007-08 Ester Bosch

200 free

2008-09 Ester Bosch Marianne Juhl

200 free, 500 free 1000 free, 1650 free

2010-11 Georgia Emert Clarissa Enslin

500 free 200 free

2011-12 Clarissa Enslin Melissa Gates Jess Machmer Alyssa Novotny Kelsey Nuhfer Caitlyn Sirkoch

200 free, 200/400 free relay 50 free, 100 free, 100 breast 200/400 free relay 400 free relay 400 free relay 200 free relay 200 free relay

PSAC CHAMPIONSHIPS MVP 2011-12

Melissa Gates

PSAC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2011-12

Melissa Gates

PSAC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 2002-03 2008-09

Sandra Buehler Marianne Juhl

PSAC COACH OF THE YEAR 2008-09

Ed Denny

ALL-PSAC 2002-03 Sandra Buehler

500 free, 1000 free, 400 IM

2003-04 Petra Zavadilova

100 fly

2004-05 Rachel Driver Miranda King Anca Mihaiu Melanie Ruch Petra Zavadilova

200 free relay, 200 medley relay 200 free relay, 200 medley relay 200 medley relay 200 free relay 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay

2006-07 Delfina Chandra

200 back

2007-08 Ester Bosch Miranda King Rachel Kurta Courtney Schneiderlochner

50 free, 100 free, 200 free 200 free relay 200 free relay 200 free relay 200 back, 200 free relay

2008-09 Lauren Arnold 800 free relay, Ester Bosch 100/200/500 free, 200/400/800 free relay, 200 medley relay Melissa Gates 50 free, 200/400 free relay, 200/400 medley relay Teresa Hernandez-Verdu 100 fly, 200/400 free relay, 200 medley relay Marianne Juhl 1000 free, 1650 free, 800 free relay Rachel Kurta 200/400/800 free relay Lea Mastascusa 200 back, 400 medley relay Katie Matuszewski 200 fly, 400 medley relay Courtney Schneiderlochner 200 medley relay April Staniszewski 400 IM, 400 medley relay 2009-10 Ester Bosch Georgia Emert Melissa Gates Kelly Geras Rachel Kurta Caitlyn Sirkoch

200/400/800 free relay 400 IM, 800 free relay 50 free, 100 free, 200/400/800 free relay 400/800 free relay 200/400 free relay 200 free relay

2010-11 Stephanie Bolt Georgia Emert Clarissa Enslin Melissa Gates Jess Machmer Kelsey Nuhfer Caitlyn Sirkoch Kasey Travitz

200 free relay 500 free 100 free, 200 free 200/400 free relay 200 medley relay 50 free, 100 free 200/400 free relay, 200 medley relay 400 free relay 200 medley relay 400 free relay 200 free relay 200 medley relay

2011-12 Clarissa Enslin Melissa Gates Jess Machmer Alyssa Novotny Kelsey Nuhfer Caitlyn Sirkoch

100 free, 200 free 200/400 free relay 50 free, 100 free, 100 breast 200/400 free relay 400 free relay 400 free relay 200 free relay 200 free relay

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN 2011-12

Kelsey Nuhfer (third team)

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 2011-12

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Kelsey Nuhfer (first team)

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Three-time NCAA National Champion • NCAA Championship Record Holder 10-Time NCAA All-American • Five-Time PSAC Champion

Melissa Gates concluded her career as the most decorated swimmer in school history. She was a three-time NCAA National Champion, winning the 50 freestyle in both 2011 and 2012 and also the 100 freestyle in 2012. Gates was a 10-time All-American, the most in school history, and set the NCAA Championships record in the 50 freestyle twice as a senior. The Lancaster native was selected the PSAC Athlete of the Year in 2012 after winning a combined five titles, including the 50 and 100 freestyle in league championship record-setting times. She was the leadoff leg on a pair of relay teams that were the first PSAC Champion relay teams in program history. Gates rewrote the school record book during her illustrious career, finishing with nine school records (four individual, five relay). Following her senior season, Gates won preliminary heats in both the 50 and 100 freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials and was nominated by Cal U and the PSAC for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

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HISTORY A

n opportunity. That’s how Ed Denny viewed the upstart California University of Pennsylvania swimming program 11 years ago. A decade later, the Vulcans have developed into a perennial contender at the PSAC Championships and a top-20 program on the national stage. With a first-year program, Denny recruited student-athletes on the idea of being part of something that never existed before. The possibility resulted in immediate success for the program, as Sandra Buehler garnered conference and national recognition. A native of Germany, she won the PSAC title in both the 500 and 1000 freestyle and was named the PSAC Freshman of the Year. As a team, the Vulcans finished seventh at the PSAC Championships after posting a 10-0 record in dual meets during the regular season. Buehler also earned All-America status in the 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle at the 2003 NCAA Championships. The following year, Petra Zavadilova earned AllPSAC honors as the Vulcans finished ninth at the league championships after going 9-1 during the season. She also was a NCAA Honorable Mention All-American in the 100 butterfly as a freshman. In 2005, Cal U posted its best finish to that point at the PSAC Championships, finishing sixth behind individual titles by Zavadilova in the 100 and 200 butterfly. In addition to Zavadilova, Rachel Driver, Miranda King, Anca Mihaiu and Melanie Ruch earned All-PSAC honors. King scored in five events at the league championships, while Mihaiu placed in four events. At the NCAA Championships, Zavadilova received All-America honors in both 100 and 200 butterfly. During the regular season, the Vulcans set the school-best mark with 11 wins in dual meets. Cal U regained its place on the national scene in 2008 with the addition of Ester Bosch. In her first year with the program, she was an All-American in the 100 and 200 freestyle and was Honorable Mention All-American in the 50 freestyle. At the conference level, Bosch was the first swimmer in three years to claim an individual title by winning the 200 freestyle, while the 200 freestyle relay of Bosch, Rachel Kurta, Courtney Schneiderlochner and King became the second relay in school history, and first since 2005, to earn All-PSAC honors. Building off the success of the previous season, Cal U posted a monumental year in 2009. The Vulcans made an astounding jump at the conference level, finishing third at the PSAC Championships after never finishing above sixth. On the national stage, Cal U qualified a school-record nine swimmers for the NCAA Championships, featured a pair of AllAmericans Petra Zavadilova won the 100 and 200 butterfly at the in Bosch and 2005 PSAC Championships.

The Vulcans finished 14th in the team standings at the 2011 NCAA Championships after qualifying eight swimmers for the event in San Antonio, Texas. Marianne Juhl and boasted the school’s first-ever Allin program history, highlighted by Gates claiming American relay team. At the PSAC Championships, national titles in the 50 and 100 freestyle. The Bosch won the 200 and 500 freestyle, while Juhl Vulcans posted their highest-ever finish at the captured titles in the 1000 and 1650 freestyle. For NCAA Championships by placing 12th in the team the first time in program history, all six of the Cal U standings. Gates earned All-America status five relay teams earned All-PSAC honors with Bosch and times and broke the NCAA Championships in the Melissa Gates on four of the relays. Bosch was an All50 freestyle twice. Cal U qualified a school-record American in the 200 and 500 freestyle, while being 17 swimmers for the league championships and a member of the All-American 200 freestyle relay tied the program best by finishing third at the PSAC with Gates, Teresa Hernanez-Verdu and Kurta. Juhl Championships. Gates was selected the MVP of the garnered All-America status in the 1650 freestyle. event and PSAC Swimmer of the Year after winning In 2010, the Vulcans finished fifth at the PSAC a combined five league crowns and breaking three Championships after six swimmers earned All- league championship records. Sophomore Kelsey PSAC honors. Gates developed into one of the Nuhfer, who was a member of the PSAC Champion top swimmers in the country as a sophomore, and All-American 200 freestyle relay, became the finishing fourth in the 50 freestyle at the NCAA first swimmer in school history to be selected an Championships. As a senior, Bosch earned AllAcademic All-American. America honors for the sixth time in her career as a Following her illustrious career, Gates won member of 800 freestyle relay. preliminary heats in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the The following season was another defining year 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. for the development of the Cal U program, as Gates A decade after the start of the program, Cal U became the first National Champion in the history offers an opportunity to compete for conference of the program. As a team, the Vulcans finished titles, earn All-America status, win a National 14th at the NCAA Championships for the second Championship and even a chance to qualify for the time in three years. Gates won the preliminaries Olympics. and finals in the 50 freestyle and also finished third in the 100 freestyle at the NCAA Championships. As a freshman, Clarissa Enslin earned AllAmerica laurels in the 200 freestyle. In addition to the individual success, four relays earned Honorable Mention All-America status in 2011. At the PSAC Championships, the Vulcans again finished third in the team standings with eight All-PSAC swimmers. In 2012, Cal U compiled Marianne Juhl was named PSAC Rookie of the Year in 2009 after the most successful season winning the 1000 and 1650 freestyle at the league championships.

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PSAC

Originating in 1951 to administer and promote men’s athletics, the Pennsylvania

State Athletic Conference has evolved into one of the NCAA’s most heralded intercollegiate conferences. The first major step came in 1977, when based on a growing interest, the league reorganized to provide a structure for its women’s programs. Only three years later, lacking a standard competitive division, league voted to reclassify the entire conference to NCAA Division II. Among its recent enhancements the PSAC has expanded its membership twice during a four-year span. The first occurred during the 2008-09 academic year with the addition of full-time members Gannon University and Mercyhurst College, and associate member Long Island UniversityC.W. Post. Over the past year, the PSAC’s Board of Directors agreed to welcome Seton Hill University as an associate member to begin play in field hockey during the 2011-12 campaign. The membership now consists of 16 full-time institutions and the two associate members. All of the league’s full-time members are located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which makes the PSAC the largest one-state conference in the NCAA. The league has also grown to share the distinctions as: The largest conference in Division II, the largest footballplaying conference in the NCAA, and, with 23, the conference that sponsors the most championships at the Division II level. Highly competitive on a regional and national level, PSAC schools annually combine to send nearly one-third of its teams into NCAA postseason play. Ultimately, the membership’s success has

yielded 43 NCAA team and 246 individual title winners. While proud of its athletic accomplishments, the league also has evolved into one of Division II’s finest from an academic standpoint. Today, nearly one-third of the PSAC’s estimated 6,300 participants are honored each year as “Scholar-Athletes” for maintaining a grade-point average of 3.25 or better - a total that has nearly doubled since PSAC Scholar-Athletes were first recognized in the mid-1990s. Although all 16 current institutions are members of Division II, seven league schools also compete at the Division I level in select sports. PSAC schools enroll over 127,000 students and claim over 710,000 alumni, including 483,000 who reside in Pennsylvania. The PSAC is governed by the presidents of the 16 member institutions. It employs a commissioner, an associate and assistant commissioner, and a director of media relations at its headquarters in Lock Haven, Pa. Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 206 Annex Building Lock Haven, PA 17745 Staff Steve Murray - Commissioner Will Adair - Associate Commissioner Carlin Chesick - Assistant Commissioner/ Senior Woman Administrator Caley McCool - Director of Media Relations

2012-13 QUALIFYING STANDARDS

Last year, Melissa Gates was named the PSAC Championships MVP after winning a combined five titles.

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EVENT

NCAA ‘A’

NCAA ‘B’

PSAC

50 Free

23.16

24.31

25.54

100 Free

50.22

52.73

55.54

200 Free

1:50.21

1:55.72

2:02.56

500 Free

4:54.76

5:09.50

5:23.17

1000 Free

10:06.18

10:36.49

10:59.74

1650 Free

16:54.13

1744.84

18:27.24

100 Back

55.00

57.75

1:01.87

200 Back

1:59.48

2:05.45

2:16.70

100 Breast

1:03.00

1:06.15

1:11.37

200 Breast

2:15.50

2:22.28

2:34.47

100 Fly

55.25

58.01

1:02.14

200 Fly

2:01.72

2:07.81

2:18.38

200 IM

2:02.50

2:08.62

2:17.00

400 IM

4:19.61

4:32.59

4:55.41

200 Free Relay

1:33.40

1:38.07

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400 Free Relay

3:25.09

3:35.34

---

800 Free Relay

7:29.25

7:51.71

---

200 Medley Relay

1:43.50

1:48.68

---

400 Medley Relay

3:45.34

3:56.61

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ACTING PRESIDENT integrity civility responsibility

On May 16, 2012, Geraldine Jones was named acting president of California University of Pennsylvania. Jones graduated from California State College in 1971 and began her career in education as a second-grade teacher in the Albert Gallatin School District, in Uniontown, Pa. She returned to California in 1974, serving as program director for Upward Bound for 20 years and as chair of the Department of Academic Development Services for 11 years. She was associate dean of the College of Education and Human Services for two years before serving as dean from 20002008. In July 2008, she was named provost and vice president for academic affairs. A member of the Cal U Alumni Association board of directors, Jones has received numerous honors, including the Cal U Alumni Association’s John R. Gregg Award for Loyalty and Service, the Black Alumni Association’s Outstanding Service Award, and the Community Service Award given by the Minority Students Association at Penn State Fayette. In 2010 Jones was one of 50 Women of Excellence honored by the New Pittsburgh Courier, one of the oldest and most prestigious black newspapers in the United States. Jones is a lifelong member of Mt. Zion AME Church of Brownsville, Pa., where she has been the church pianist since age 14. She has been married to Jeffrey B. Jones for 37 years; they have two adult daughters and a granddaughter.

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UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION

DR. BRUCE D. BARNHART

CRAIG BUTZINE

Acting Provost/ Vice President for Academic Affairs

Vice President for Marketing & University Relations

DR. NANCY PINARDI

ROBERT J. THORN

Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

DR. CHARLES A. MANCE Vice President for University Technology Services

SHARON M. NAVONEY Interim Vice President for University Development & Cal U for Life

www.calu.edu

Vice President for Administration & Finance

ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION

FRANK BAUER

DR. KAREN HJERPE

Associate Vice President for Athletic Development

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Interim Athletic Director Senior Woman Administrator

DR. BILL BIDDINGTON Faculty Athletic Representative

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UNIVERSITY PROFILE BUILDING CHARACTER. BUILDING CAREERS. California University of Pennsylvania, a comprehensive regional institution of higher education and a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a diverse, caring and scholarly learning community dedicated to excellence in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional studies that is devoted to building character and careers, broadly defined. The University is inspired by its core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility and is guided by its Bill of Rights and Responsibilities: We have the right to safety and security; We have the responsibility to ensure the safety and security of others; We have the right to be treated with respect; We have the responsibility to treat others with respect; We have the right to expect the best; We have the responsibility to give our best; We have the right to be treated fairly; We have the responsibility to treat others fairly. To advance its ultimate mission of building the character and careers of students, the University shall focus its efforts on three goals: student achievement and success, institutional excellence, and community service. These interrelated ends will be facilitated by the following means: high quality faculty, students, programs and facilities. These means, in turn, will be funded through an energetic program of resource acquisition and stewardship. The University is located on 294 acres in the borough of California, Pa., just 35 miles south of Pittsburgh on the banks of the Monongahela River. Here, highly trained faculty members, caring staff and state-ofthe-art facilities combine to help every student develop a degree of character while preparing for a meaningful career.

3 57 100 150

The University is inspired by its core values of Integrity, Civility and Responsibility.

Cal U’s world class facilities provide the best in student housing and the new geothermal technologies have helped California University reduce power consumption to 57 percent less energy. Cal U is home to more than 100 clubs and organizations. The Student Activities Board programs provide various programs which include: concerts, lectures, films, off campus trips, recreational activities to name a few. As undergraduates, Cal U students can choose from more than 150 programs of study in three undergraduate colleges: Education & Human Services, Liberal Arts and Science, Technology & Business.

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UNIVERSITY PROFILE Q: Where are Cal U graduates finding jobs?

• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Atlas America Bank of New York Mellon Bayer Corp. Central Intelligence Agency CONSOL Energy Coors Brewing Deloitte Ernst & Young FedEx FBI H.J. Heinz Co. Highmark KDKA ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ • Lockheed Martin • Mylan Pharmaceuticals

• New York Mets • New York Yankees • Ocean State Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation • Northrop Grumman • Pennsylvania Game Commission • Pennsylvania State Police • Peacock Keller • Pepsi • PNC Bank • Siemens • Smith Micro • Thermo Fisher Scientific • University of Pittsburgh • UPMC • U.S. Department of Defense

• U.S. Department of Homeland Security • U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration • U.S. Steel • Verizon • Washington County Planning Commission • West Penn Allegheny Health System • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic • Westinghouse • Whirl Magazine • WPXI • YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh * Selected hires as reported to Cal U Career Services, 2003-2011.

A: All of the above (and more) California University of Pennsylvania Building Character. Building Careers.

www.calu.edu/go

A proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

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OCTOBER Fri.-Sat. 19-20

@ Lock Haven Quad

6 p.m./12 p.m.

NOVEMBER Sat. 3 Sat. 3 Fri.-Sat. 16-18 Fri. 30

GANNON MILLERSVILLE @ Pittsburgh Invitational @ Franklin & Marshall Invitational

2 p.m. 2 p.m. 10 a.m./6 p.m. 10 a.m./6 p.m.

DECEMBER Sat.-Sun. 1-2

@ Franklin & Marshall Invitational

10 a.m./6 p.m.

JANUARY Sat. 5 @ Citrus Classic TBA Sat. 19 LAKE ERIE 1 p.m. Sat. 19 WEST VIRGINIA WESLEYAN 1 p.m. Fri. - Sat. 25-26 DUAL MEET CHALLENGE INVITATIONAL 5 p.m./10 a.m./3:30 p.m. (MANSFIELD, CHATHAM, LOCK HAVEN) FEBRUARY Sat. 2 @ Pittsburgh Duals 11 a.m. Thurs.-Sun. 14-17 @ PSAC Championships (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) 10 a.m./6 p.m. MARCH Wed.-Sat. 6-9 @ NCAA Championships (Birmingham, Ala.) All dates and times are subject to change HOME MEETS IN CAPS

10:30 a.m./6 p.m.

2012-13 Cal U Swimming Guide  

The official publication for the Cal U swimming program covering the 2012-13 season.

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