Celebrating 40 years This year marks the 40th anniversary of swimming and diving at the University of Arkansas. The Razorback swimming and diving team began competing in 1972. The Razorbacks kick off their 2012-13 season on the anniversary of the first-ever womenâ€™s swimming meet at UA, Oct. 6. Over the past 40 years the womenâ€™s swimming and diving program has enjoyed outstanding success. Arkansas boasts 75 All-America honors over the last 40 years. The program has also seen six top-25 finishes at the NCAA Championships.
Table of Contents Introduction Table of Contents .............................................................. 1 Quick Facts/Media Info ..................................................... 2 2012-13 Roster ................................................................. 3 2012-13 Schedule ............................................................. 4 Facilities ........................................................................... 5 Season Preview/Outlook .................................................. 7-8
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Meet the Razorbacks Coaches and Support Staff ................................................. 9 Head Coach Sean Schimmel ....................................... 10-11 Diving Coach Dale Schultz .............................................. 12 Assistant Coach Todd Mann ............................................ 13 Assistants/Support Staff ................................................... 14 Athlete Profiles Seniors ....................................................................... 16-19 Juniors ....................................................................... 21-28 Sophomores ................................................................ 30-37 Freshmen & Newcomers ............................................. 39-46 About Arkansas Swimming and Diving 2011-12 Season Review .............................................. 48-50 2011-12 Top Performances ......................................... 51-52 2011-12 Top Individual Times ................................... 53-54 Swimming and Diving History .................................... 56-57 All-Time Records ........................................................ 58-59 SEC History .................................................................... 60 NCAA History ................................................................. 61 Year-By-Year Results ................................................... 62-64 Razorbacks in the Olympics ............................................. 65 Arkansas All-Americans ............................................. 66-68 All-Time Roster .......................................................... 69-70 Academics.................................................................. 71-73 2012-13 Opponents ................................................... 74-75
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The University The University ............................................................ 76-77 Chancellor G. David Gearhart ......................................... 78 Director of Athletics Jeff Long .......................................... 79 Senior Staff ................................................................ 80-83 Support Services .......................................................... 84-85 Swimming Support Staff .................................................. 86 The Razorback Foundation Inc. ....................................... 87
Media Information/ Quick Facts GENERAL INFORMATION Location............................................................................Fayetteville, Ark. Founded .............................................................................March 27, 1871 Enrollment ...................................................................................... 24,595 Nickname.................................................................................. Razorbacks Colors ............................................................................ Cardinal and White Affiliation ...........................................................................NCAA Division I Conference ............................................................................ Southeastern Chancellor................................................................ Dr. G. David Gearheart Vice Chancellor & Director of Athletics ............................................Jeff Long Assoc. Vice Chancellor and Exc. Assoc. AD ................................. Bev Lewis Athletics Department ......................................................... (479) 575-4959 Ticket Office...................................................................... (479) 575-5151 Facility ...................................................................... Arkansas Natatorium Capacity ........................................................................................... 1,500 Year Opened ...................................................................................... 1985 SWIMMING AND DIVING STAFF Head Coach ........................................................................ Sean Schimmel Alma Mater......................................................... Southern California, 1992 Years at Arkansas ......................................................................... 1st year Office ................................................................................ (479) 575-7761 Diving Coach............................................................................Dale Schultz Alma Mater.................................................................. Kansas State, 1984 Assistant Coach.........................................................................Todd Mann Alma Mater...................................................................Florida State, 1994
Athletic Media Relations Assistant Nicole Greiner serves as the media contact for the University of Arkansas Razorback swimming and diving team. Information regarding the other 18 athletic programs at Arkansas is available by contacting the Athletic Media Relations Office at (479) 575-2751. Our offices are located in Barnhill Arena.
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TEAM INFORMATION 2011-12 Dual Record.......................................................................... 3-3 2012 SEC Finish .................................................................. 6th (267 pts) 2012 NCAA Finish ............................................................................ 41st All-Americans Ret./Lost....................................................................... 1/0 Ret. Chelsea Franklin (1,650 free) 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifiers ....................................................... 9 Newcomers ......................................................................................... 11 Shelby Bartlett Rachel Kessler Hannah Bortnick Anna Mayfield Shelby Cox Maddie Monroe Nina Drolc Rachel Stoehr Lyndsie Gibson Rebekah Harvey Lauren Jordan MEDIA RELATIONS Swim/Dive Contact ............................................................. Nicole Greiner Office Phone .....................................................................(479) 575-4898 Cell Phone.........................................................................(407) 547-9987 Email ........................................................................... email@example.com Director of Football Media Relations .......................................Zack Higbee Assoc. Director ....................................................................... Jeri Thorpe (Women’s Basketball, Women’s Golf) Assoc. Director ........................................................................ Phil Pierce (Men’s Basketball, Men’s Golf) Assoc. Director ..................................................................Robby Edwards (Soccer, Gymnastics) Asst. Director ...................................................................... Zach Lawson (Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s XC/TF) Asst. Director ......................................................................... Chad Crunk (Baseball, Football) Asst. Director ................................................................ Derek Satterfield (Football) Intern....................................................................................Jake Demyan (Softball) Intern...................................................................................... Jordan Ozer (Women’s Tennis) GA ..................................................................................... Emily Robinson (Men’s Tennis)
OLYMPIC SPORTS PRESS CONFERENCE
Olympic Sports press conferences are held each Tuesday at 1 p.m. All Olympic sports in season will have a coach or team representative present for media interviews. Press conferences are held in the media room on the first level of Barnhill Arena.
All interviews with student-athletes and coaches must be scheduled through Athletic Media Relations. Phone interviews with out-of-town media are encouraged and can also be arranged. All requests for information should be made to Nicole Greiner in the Athletic Media Relations office. Head coach Sean Schimmel is available at the conclusion of each meet for interviews. Interviews must be arranged through Media Relations 24 hours in advance.
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2012-13 Arkansas Swimming and Diving Roster Name Julia Banach Shelby Bartlett Hannah Bortnick Allison Boyle Tera Bradham Liz Braun Meghan Clark Shelby Cox Nikki Daniels Nina Drolc Chelsea Franklin Lyndsie Gibson Rebekah Harvey Aubrey Golbek Courtney Hubbard Lauren Jordan Rachel Kessler Jordan Kimmey Julia Kucherich Shana Lim Anna Mayfield Erika McGovern Nicole Menzel Molly Milborn Maddie Monroe Kesha Naylor Rebekah Porter Rachel Stoehr Alexandria Sutton Sigrun Sverrisdottir Taylor Temple Alyssa Tomlinson Sevannah Vekas Lizzy Whitbeck Susanna White
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Ht. 5-7 5-4 5-2 5-5 5-7 5-11 5-7 5-11 5-9 5-11 5-9 5-8 5-6 5-9 5-10 5-11 5-11 5-5 5-7 5-3 6-2 5-5 5-6 5-6 5-7 5-2 5-7 5-10 5-9 5-6 5-5 5-2 5-5 5-10 5-9
Event Hometown (Last School/Club Team) Breast Eilat, Israel (Hof Hasharon HS/Hapoel Eilat Swim Club) Diving Noblesville, Ind. (Fishers HS/Fishers Diving Team) Diving Mission Hills, Kan. (Pembroke Hills HS/Jayhawk) Free/Breast Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge HS/Columbia Swim Club) IM Round Rock, Texas (Round Rock HS/Nitro Swim) Back/Fly Marietta, Ga. (Sprayberry HS/Marietta Marlins) Diving Frisco, Texas (Liberty HS/Mustangs in the Sun Diving Club) Free Little Rock, Ark. (University of Kansas) Breast Wichita, Kan. (Wichita Northwest HS/Wichita Swim Club) Free Velenje, Slovenia (SCV Velenje) Distance Free Fort Myers, Fla. (Cypress Lake HS/Gulf Coach Swim) Free Southlake, Texas (Southlake Carroll HS/N. Texas Nadadores) Fly Austin, Texas (Homeschooled/Nitro Swim Club) IM/Back Noblesville, Ind. (Hamilton Southeastern HS/Southeastern) Free/Fly Plano, Texas (Plano West HS/City of Plano Swimmers) Free/Back Carmel, Ind. (Indiana University/Carmel HS) IM/Fly New Rochelle, New York (New Rochelle HS/Badger Swim Club) Fly Flower Mound, Texas (Flower Mound HS/LAC) IM/Back York, Penn. (York Suburban HS/York YMCA) Back/Free Singapore (University of Idaho/Swimfast Aquatic Club) Free/Back San Antonio, Texas (Smithson Valley HS/AlamoAquatic) Breast Tulsa, Okla. (Union HS/York YMCA) Free/IM Hilton Head, S.C. (Hilton Head HS/Georgia Coastal Aquatic) Fly Fishers, Ind. (Hamilton Southeastern HS/Southeastern Swim) Free Godfrey, Ill. (Alton HS/Edwardsville Breakers) Diving Saskatchewan, Canada (Evan Hardy Collegiate /Saskatoon) Breast The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands HS/The Woodlands) Free Lake Forest, Ill. (Lake Forrest HS) Free Pompano Beach, Fla. (Cardinal Gibbons HS/Ft. Lauderdale) Free Reyryavik, Iceland (Menntaskolinn vid Hannrahlid) Breast/Fly/IM Carrolton, Texas (Hebron HS/ Dallas Mustangs) Diving Broken Arrow, Okla. (Broken Arrow/Hawg Diving) Back Broken Arrow, Okla. (Bixby HS/Jenks Swim Club) Oklahoma City, Okla. (Bishop McGuinness/Chesapeake) Fly/Breast/IM Free/Breast/IM Forest, Va. (Jefferson Forest HS/ Jameson YMCA)
Head Coach: Sean Schimmel (Southern California, 1992) Diving Coach: Dale Schultz (Kansas State, 1984) Assistant Coach: Todd Mann (Florida State, 1994) Graduate Assistant: Megan Haskins (Arkansas, 2010)
PRONUNCIATIONS Julia Banach .................................................................... Buh-NAH-sh Hannah Bortnick ...................................................................BOR-nick Nina Drolc................................................................................ Droll-ic Julia Kucherich ................................................................... COOK-rich Rachel Stoehr .............................................................................. Star Sigrun Sverrisdottir .....................................SEE-grin SPHERE-is-dot-er
2012-13 Arkansas Swimming and Diving Schedule DATE
at Missouri*/Southern Illinois/Kentucky*
@ Columbia, Mo.
PENN STATE/ MISSOURI STATE
at South Carolina*/ Florida State
@ Columbia, S.C.
at Davidson College
@ Davidson, N.C.
@ College Station, Texas
NCAA Last Chance Invitational
@ Athens, Ga.
Speedo Sectional Championships
@ Topeka, Kan.
NCAA Zone Diving
@ Houston, Texas
@ Indianapolis, Ind.
2:00 p.m. All Day 10:00 a.m.
Home meets in BOLD CAPS *Denotes SEC meet
Arkansas Natatorium The University of Arkansas Natatorium is considered one of the finest aquatic facilities in the Midwest. The Natatorium was the venue for the 1993 Southeastern Conference Championships, the 1996 and 1999 NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Championships, and most recently the 2002 SEC and NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Championships. In addition, the Natatorium served as the site for the 1986 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships as well as
Arkansas Natatorium Driving Directions:
FROM THE NORTH: Take I-540 southbound to the Martin Luther King Jr./Razorback Road exit in Fayetteville. At the traffic light on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, turn left and then follow the directions from I-540. FROM TULSA: Take I-244 east and follow the signs for Joplin, Mo. Stay on I-244 until the split for Joplin and the Cherokee Turnpike (US 412). Take the exit for the Cherokee Turnpike. Continue on the turnpike, which becomes
Arkansas Natatorium a 1985 international meet and several USS Junior Nationals. Serving the Arkansas swimming and diving teams since 1985, the Natatorium has provided the training grounds for three Olympians and 31 AllAmericans. The Natatorium is an indoor, eightlane, 50-meter pool with a complete timing system and scoreboard. The full matrix scoreboard with graphics was added in 2007 while a record display board was added in 1997. The diving area has two one-meter
Arkansas Natatorium US 412, until you get to I-540 in Tontitown/Springdale. At this point follow the directions for areas north of Fayetteville. FROM THE SOUTH: Follow I-540 north to the Martin Luther King Jr./Razorback Road exit and at the traffic light turn right, following the directions from I-540 from this point on. FROM I-540: Take exit number 62-MLK/Razorback Road and turn east on MLK.
HPER Building boards, two three-meter boards and a five- and 10-meter platform. A dry board and trampoline with spotting rigs are also located in the natatorium. The Razorbacks opened the doors to a new locker room in 2008. The newly renovated area represents the pride of the Arkansas swimming and diving team. The locker room is also connected to the dressing room, but has a separate entrance for the team and coaches.
Arkansas Natatorium Drive approximately two miles to the intersection of MLK and Razorback Road. At the traffic light at the intersection of MLK and Razorback Road, turn left onto Razorback Road. Follow Razorback Road past Bud Walton Arena (on right) and just past John McDonnell Field, turn right onto Meadow Street. Turn at the second left just before the HPER (big white building on left side) and follow the driveway to the parking lot on the south end of Barnhill Arena.
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he University of Arkansas swimming and diving team welcomes 11 newcomers to its 2012-13 squad after losing eight seniors and one junior from 2011-12. One of the most important and significant changes from 2011-12 to 2012-13 season is the addition of head coach Sean Schimmel to the program. Schimmel hails from the University of Maryland where he was the head coach of the men’s and women’s swimming and diving program. Head diving coach Dale Schultz and assistant swimming coach Todd Mann returned to assist Schimmel with this year’s team. Returning for the Cardinal and White, is All-American Chelsea Franklin and NCAA qualifier Nicole Menzel. Also, the Razorbacks will keep the services of Sigrun Sverrisdottir and diver Kesha Naylor. Although the Razorbacks lost some key components, they also gained some important pieces and are poised to have a breakout season. Schedule: The Razorbacks have eight regular season competitions, including three home meets scheduled in the
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Arkansas Natatorium. “Our focus is always going to be championship season,” Schimmel said. “So our focus will be the SEC and NCAA Championships from the beginning.” The Razorbacks kick off their schedule as host to North Texas, Vanderbilt, SMU and Missouri State in the Razorback Relays. This year’s sched ule will pit the Razorbacks against two top-25 finishers at the 201112 NCAA Championships. The Razorbacks will host SEC foe Georgia in their first home dual meet of the season. Georgia is fresh off a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships. “When we go into the season it’s great to start out with the No. 2 team in the country in Georgia,” Schimmel said. “Having the opportunity to be tested in October will prepare us for the fall championship Houston Cougar Invite and prepare us for the back half of the year."
“Coming into the second half of the year, having these competitive meets, starting with Penn State and going to South Carolina is going to give us a good idea of where we are at going into the SEC Championship,” Schimmel said. Arkansas will conclude the regular season on the road against Kansas. The Razorbacks will begin their postseason run at the SEC Championships beginning on February 19th.
After squaring off with Georgia, the team will travel to Columbia, Mo., to face Missouri, Kentucky and Southern Illinois. Missouri enters the season fresh off of an impressive 14th-place finish at NCAA’s.
Freestyle: The distance freestyle group remains one of the most talented sections of the Arkansas swim team. However, this year Schimmel has put a particular emphasis on the sprinters.
Down the stretch, the Hogs will compete against Penn State and Missouri State at home in the Arkansas Natatorium. Following that matchup, Arkansas will travel for two away meets, facing South Carolina and Florida State in a double-dual meet and then traveling to Davidson College for another dual meet the following day.
“We are doing very well in the freestyle from top to bottom, from the distance down to the sprints,” Schimmel said. The UA distance freestyle group is led by senior Chelsea Franklin who returns to Arkansas after completing her second-consecutive All-American campaign in the 1,650 freestyle. Also assisting in the distance races are Nicole Menzel, Sigrun Sverrisdottir, Allison Boyle, Lauren Jordan and Lyndsie Gibson.
Season Outlook When talking about the middle distance freestyle, UA will rely heavily on freshmen Anna Mayfield and Rachel Stoehr. As far as sprinters go, sophomore Susanna White has taken the lead. This past season White clocked the second-best 100-yard freestyle time in Razorback history (49.89) and is looking to eclipse former Razorback Carly Mercer’s 49.51 time. Assisting White in the sprint freestyle will be freshman Nina Drolc and transfers Shana Lim and Shelby Cox. “In terms of the sprint, it’s already completely different than what they’ve seen before, which I think is good,” Schimmel said. “I really try to focus the sprinters and develop them as overall athletes and what they do with their power and athleticism on land and translating that to what they do in the water.” Breaststroke: “We have an arsenal of breaststrokers, which is great because it will make things very competitive for those relay spots,” Schimmel said. “We’re really strong in both of those as well.” UA returns the top-three in the 100-and-200 breaststroke with
Nikki Daniels, Taylor Temple and Julia Banach. It’s a strong group,” Schimmel said. “All three were in the top 25 all year in the SEC and those will be the three that will lead that group.” Traditionally a freestyler, White has also proven to be a force in the 100 breaststroke clocking a top-10 time on the 2011-12 squad. Backstroke: Coach Schimmel is pleased with the talent pool in the 100 and 200 backstroke. “We are loaded in the 200 backstroke,” Schimmel said. “With Shana Lim, Julia Kucherich, Liz Braun, Anna Mayfield and Lauren Jordan, we should be extremely competitive this season.” The backstroke is one stroke the Razorbacks have added to in depth and talent from last season. Three of the four top backstroke swimmers are new to the team this season. Butterfly: Schimmel stressed that while the Razorbacks have excellent butterfly specialists they lack depth in the butterfly after losing three of their top-four butterfly swimmers. “We have some very strong flyers for both short and long distances, but we just don’t have as much depth in that,” Schimmel said.
Individual Medley: Leading the charge in the individual medleys is Kucherich and White. Last season White recorded the top four times in the 200 IM and Kucherich recorded the top two times in the 400 IM.
Dale Schultz Coming in to assist Kucherich and White will be redshirt freshman Tera Bradham and freshman Rachel Kessler. Diving: As far as diving goes UA has no shortage of talent. Arkansas returns Kesha Naylor after an impressive 2011-12 season where she recorded the top scores in UA history in the one and three meter boards. Naylor currently holds 10 of the 15 UA diving records. Also returning for the diving corps is Meghan Clark and Alyssa Tomlinson who will look to score big for the Razorbacks. Looking to make an impact will be freshmen Hannah Bortnick and Shelby Bartlett.
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Sean Schimmel Head Coach First Year Southern California, 1992
ean Schimmel became the seventh head coach of the Arkansas swimming and diving program in July of 2012 bringing with him a decorated past of coaching success – both in the pool and in the classroom. Schimmel came to the Razorbacks from the University of Maryland where he led the men’s and women’s swimming and diving program for four seasons. It wasn’t long into his tenure with Maryland that it was evident the program was on the upswing as Terps swimmers tallied 25 school records – 14 on the men’s and 11 on the women’s side — in Schimmel’s first year.
NCAA Championships on the women’s side. In four seasons with the women’s team, Schimmel went 37-8 in dual meet action, and Maryland swimmers also totaled 19 All-America nods. The Terps were no stranger to academic success under Schimmel’s tutelage, as Maryland was named a College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America team for four consecutive seasons and last season seven Terps received Academic All-ACC honors, with 27 total honors in his four seasons.
Prior to his time at Maryland, he was the associate head coach at LSU from 2007-2009 and served as the top assistant at Harvard from 19992006. During his time at More recently, in 2009-10 and LSU and Harvard, Schimmel 2010-11, he guided the Terps coached a total of 53 All-Amerto top 25 finishes (22nd) in the icans - first team and honorable
mention - over the span of 10 years. At LSU, the men’s and women’s teams earned dual-meet rankings among the top-20 in the nation in 2008. The teams combined to break 18 school records during his time in Baton Rouge.
Coaching Staff At Harvard he helped capture four Ivy League conference championships with the Crimson. He also helped Harvard to a 61-4 dual-meet record. Harvard was ranked 17th as a team in the 2002 NCAA Championships. During his time at Harvard, Schimmel had a number of student-athletes qualify for the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Trials. He joined the Harvard staff after becoming the head coach at La Canada Flintridge YMCA in California, where he coached several men and women to the
YMCA National Championships. While working with the YMCA, he managed a staff of three coaches and a 115-member swim team. Schimmel had an impressive collegiate swimming career as a power in the butterfly and freestyle events for the University of Southern California from 1987-91. As a swimmer, Schimmel competed in the 1988 Olympic trials in the 100 and 200-meter butterfly. In 1992, he graduated from Southern California with a bachelor’s in communications.
Coach Dual Rec. Jeff Poppell 3-3 Jeff Poppell 9-2 Jeff Poppell 7-2 Jeff Poppell 10-1 Jeff Poppell 7-5 Jeff Poppell 4-4 Anne Goodman James 1-7 Anne Goodman James 3-12 Anne Goodman James 5-9 Anne Goodman James 5-5 Anne Goodman James 4-5 Anne Goodman James 8-4 Anne Goodman James 8-2 Anne Goodman James 6-6 Anne Goodman James 1-10 Anne Goodman James 1-7 Martin Smith 1-3 Martin Smith 7-3 Martin Smith 5-3 Martin Smith 7-4 Martin Smith 9-1 Martin Smith 9-1 Martin Smith 5-2 Martin Smith 5-1 Martin Smith 8-3 Kent Kirchner/M. Smith 6-3 Kent Kirchner 3-4 Sam Freas 4-3 Sam Freas 4-3 Sam Freas 6-3 Patty Praxel 3-3 Patty Praxel 2-4 Patty Praxel 3-7 Patty Praxel 2-2
Conference 6th (SEC) 8th (SEC) 6th (SEC) 5th (SEC) 7th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 7th (SEC) 8th (SEC) 8th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 8th (SEC) 3rd (SWC) 3rd (SWC) 3rd (SWC) 3rd (SWC) 6th (SWC) 6th (SWC) 6th (SWC) 5th (SWC) 5th (SWC) – – – –
Schimmel is married to the former Tricia Starr, and the couple has two daughters, Peyton Lilly and Dillan Rose.
The Schimmel File
Arkansas Coaching Records Year 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01 1999-00 1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1995-96 1994-95 1993-94 1992-93 1991-92 1990-91 1989-90 1988-89 1987-88 1986-87 1985-86 1984-85 1983-84 1982-83 1981-82 1980-81 1979-80 1978-79
A prep All-American at Ridgewood (N.J.) High School, Schimmel previously held the state-record mark in the 200-yard fly (1:47.39). After competing for the New Jersey Wave under Head Coach Frank McElroy, he also served as the team’s assistant coach from 1991-92.
National 41st T 32nd 34th 27th – – – – 27th 31st – 38th – – – – 36th 33rd – 32nd 39th 27th 25th 22nd 17th – 25th 16th – 22nd – 26th 26th 40th
Coaching experience 2012-
Arkansas (Head Coach)
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All-Americans coached as a head coach.
Consecutive years as a CSCAA All-America team while at Maryland.
37-8 Overall dual women’s dual meet record while at Maryland
Coaching Staff Arkansas 20th as a team.
Dale Schultz Head Diving Coach 15th year Kansas, 1984
eteran diving coach Dale Schultz returned to the Razorbacks as the diving coach in 2008. Schultz served for 11 seasons as the Razorbacks diving coach from 19892000 before leaving to enter private business.
continue its upward swing with the improvement of Naylor and the addition of freshman Shelby Bartlett and Hannah Bortnick. Schultz’s divers posted a pair of Arkansas school records when then-senior Liana Bugslag scored a 297.98 on the platform on Senior Day and Naylor scored a 294.23, as both shattered the previous record of 286.43.
Schultz coached the Razorbacks divers to a fourth place finish in the Southeastern Conference in 2011, its best ever under the then coaching staff. In 2012, Schultz again raised the bar, as his divers placed third at the SEC Championships. The 2011-12 season was highlighted by the accomplishments of Kesha Naylor, who earned two SEC Diver of the Week Awards after breaking three school records.
During his previous tenure, Schultz was named the SEC Diving Coach of the Year and coached seven Arkansas athletes to a total of 18 All-America honors. Upon Schultz’s return to the pool, Becky Martin was a three-time All-American for Schultz in the 1990s, Karen Straley was a 1996 finalist at the NCAAs on platform and Palmer earned All-America honors in 2008 in the onemeter dive.
Since returning to Arkansas, Schultz has turned out an AllAmerican in one-meter diver Madison Palmer, and a conference all-freshman team honoree in Naylor. Naylor was the firstever Arkansas swimmer to receive all-freshman team recognition. The 2012-13 squad will look to
In the SEC, Schultz produced a pair of platform championships, with P.J. Murphy taking the m e n ’s t i t l e i n b o t h 1993 and 1994. His 1994 Razorback divers scored 38 points at the men’s NCAA Championship to place
Prior to his first term with Arkansas, Schultz coached at Purdue, Northern Michigan and Idaho. With the Boilermakers, Schultz coached a Canadian Games gold medalist as well as Big 10 diving finalists and NCAA top 20 finishers. At Northern Michigan, he had five Division II All-Americans and three CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. In one season at Idaho, Schultz added another All-American. Schultz served as the team leader for the United States team at the World University Games in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1993. A native of Akron, N.Y., Schultz is a 1984 graduate of Kansas State. Prior to KSU, Schultz dove for the University of Maine from 1979-81. He earned his master’s degree in physical education at Northern Michigan. Schultz and his wife Darby have three children, Hayden, Brooke and Collin. His daughter Brooke won a USA Diving National Championship on the threemeter board in 2012 in the 12-13 year old age group. She is also a member of the Junior Elite Performance Squad which looks to develop and identify potential Olympic athletes.
Coaching Staff in Jacksonville, Fla. He brought his wealth of experience working with world-class athletes to his position with the Razorbacks.
Todd Mann Assistant Coach 7th year Florida State, 1994
odd Mann begins his seventh year as the assistant swimming coach at the University of Arkansas after helping the Razorbacks to a 3-3 regular season record and sixth place SEC finish in 2011-12. Mann has been instrumental in the turnaround of the Arkansas swimming and diving program, which earned a No. 17 ranking by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America in 2010-11. The program was ranked as high at 20th in 201112. Wi t h t h e h e l p o f M a n n , t h e Razorbacks broke seven school records in 2010-11 and sent two swimmers to the NCAA National Championships. In 2010, senior Yi-Ting Siow won back-to-back individual SEC titles under the tutelage of Mann . This year, Mann coached a total of nine Razorback swimmers to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. The nine athletes combined to qualify for 12 events.
Throughout his 15 years of coaching experience, Mann assisted with the development of athletes who competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials and various international competitions. M o s t r e c e n t l y, M a n n w a s a n assistant coach for the Cayman Islands swim team at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. He also worked with the Cayman team at the CARIFTA Championships. In 2009, Mann had one of his swimmers make the USA Youth World Team.
He also assisted senior swimmer Chelsea Franklin to her secondconsecutive All-America honor for her performance in the 1,650 freestyle at the NCAA Championships. Sophomore Nicole Menzel also made her NCAA debut when she competed in the 1,650 free alongside Franklin.
At the Bolles School, Mann handled dry land activity for the national group swimmers, and assisted former Razorback coach Jeff Poppell with four-consecutive undefeated squads and four menâ€™s and womenâ€™s Florida high school state championship teams.
A crucial component of the recruiting process at Arkansas, Mann helped sign the 14thranked recruiting class for the 2011-12 season and the 30thranked class for the upcoming year. In 2007-08, Mann assisted the Razorbacks to a 7-5 regular season record in dual meets, the first winning campaign for the program since 200001. The team has never had a losing record with Mann. With their recruiting efforts, the 2007-08 recruiting class was ranked fifth in the nation by CollegeSwimming.com, and the 2008-09 recruiting class once again ranked in the Top 25.
A graduate of Florida State, Mann has two sons, Cade (7) and Cooper (4) and a daughter, Casey (6).
Prior to Arkansas, Mann worked as a senior assistant coach and assistant aquatics director at the Bolles School
Dir. of Swimming Operations 2nd year Arkansas, 2010
Team Manager 3rd year Arkansas, 2013
ormer Razorback Megan Haskins begins her second year as the graduate assistant for the Razorback swimming and diving team. Her main duties include handling video editing and the day-to-day office duties for head coach Sean Schimmel.
As a student-athlete, Haskins set career-best times in each of her three years at Arkansas and departed the Razorbacks with her name at the top of two UA records. She helped set the record in the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:40.66 and the 400-medley relay in 3:40.47. Haskins and her teammates in the 400 freestyle relay also tied the school record that was set in 2003. She placed first in the 50 free against Utah and set a careerbest time in the same event at the Southeastern Conference Championships when she stopped the clock at 23.11 seconds. Also at the SEC meet, Haskins set a career best in the 100 freestyle with a time of 50.36 seconds. That time qualified Haskins 16th for the consolation final.
During high school, Samluk was a sprint freestyler. During her time at Marcus high school where she was a four-year letterman. Samluck helped lead Marcus to a district championship her junior season. A member of the Lakeside Aquatic Club since the age of 11, Samluk was a Texas Swimming Association TAGs qualifier.
Haskins earned a spot on the SEC Honor Roll each of her three years as a Razorback and earned Arkansas athletics' highest academic honor when she was named an academic champion twice for holding a 4.0 grade point average. Haskins is the daughter of Allen and Rachel Haskins of Orlando, Fla.
hannon Samluk serves as the student manager for the Arkansas swimming and diving program. Samluck is pursuing a major in kinesiology and is a senior graduating in May 2013. She works with recruiting and helps with all aspects of meets and assists with daily practices.
Shannon Theresa Samluk was born May 23, 1991 in Spring Lake Heights, N.J., to Frank and Nora Samluk. She has three younger brothers, John, Ryan and TJ. Samluk was a member of the National Honor Society, English Honors Society and Math Honors Society. She plans to become a physical therapist and own her own practice after college. Samluk is a member of the Kinesiology Club at Arkansas and a member of the Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society.
CAREER BEST TIMES
JUNIOR (2011-12): Chelsea Franklin submitted a second straight All-America season for Arkansas her junior year, placing 10th in the 1,650 freestyle at the NCAA Championships with a time of 16:03.94. Franklin earned qualification for the national meet by finishing fourth in the event at the SEC Championships with a time of 16:08.27. Franklin also competed in the 500 free at the NCAA meet after qualifying at SEC’s with a ‘B‘ Cut time of 4:42.91 and a 10th place finish. Franklin earned six first-place finishes on the season, including the Rice facility record in the 1,650 free at the Rice Invitational with a time of 16:48.09. She placed first in at least one event at four different meets, and had 13 top-three finishes on the year. Not only a distance freestyler, Franklin submitted her top 200 free time of the year at the SEC Championships in 1:49.08, placing 14th to score for Arkansas. She also competed in the 200 fly at two different meets, placing 15th and scoring at the Tennessee Invitational with a time of 2:02.24. Franklin was one of nine 2011-12 Razorbacks to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, earning qualification in both the 400 free and the 800 free. SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Franklin had a standout sophomore campaign for the Razorbacks. She highlighted her career with three school records, two facility records and a seventh-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships. Franklin broke her first facility record at the Arkansas natatorium in the double dual meet against South Carolina/Missouri (Nov. 5). She clocked 9:50.16 in the 1000 freestyle to top the previous record. The second came just weeks later at the Richards Building Pool on the BYU campus (Dec. 3). Her time of 9:58.93 in the 1,000 free was nearly six seconds faster than the previous record. At the 2011 NCAA Championships (March 17), Franklin shattered the 1,650 free record by more than eight seconds and placed seventh overall, earning her first AllAmerica honors as a Razorback. Her time of 15:59.05 blew past the previous record set by Jamie Marks in 2010. With that record-breaking swim, Franklin also posted the program's best time in the 1,000 free with a leadoff time of 4:42.32. Franklin also earned the third and fifth spot on the all-time records list
200 Free 375 Free 500 Free 1000 Free 1650 Free
1:47.76 3:55.31 4:42.32 9:42.59 15:59.05
2/16/11 10/8/10 2/16/11 3/17/11 3/17/11
SEC Championships North Texas Relays SEC Championships NCAA Championships NCAA Championships
in the mile for her efforts as a sophomore. Franklin's other record-breaking performance came in the 500 free at the Purdue Invitational (Nov. 19) when she surpassed the previous record and clocked 4:42.43. She came back at the 2011 SEC Championships (Feb. 16) to improve that time and set the record at 4:42.32. The sophomore also worked her way into the record books for the 200 free. She holds the third and fourth best times, which she earned during the prelims and finals of the SEC Championships in Gainesville, Fla. FRESHMAN (2009-10): Franklin scored 10 top-four finishes as a freshman. She had three wins, the first of which came against Vanderbilt in the 1,650 free with a time of 16:22.29. Franklin had four second-place finishes one of which came against No. 25 Missouri in the 500 free. Her two third-place finishes came in the 1,000 free against Missouri and in the 1,650 free at the Purdue Invitational. Franklin also placed and scored in the 500 free and the 1,650 free events at the 2010 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships. Both her times in those events represented career-best times for the freshman. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Franklin, a distance freestyler, lettered each of her four years at Cypress Lake High School. While at Cypress, Franklin earned multiple All-America honors in the 200 and 500 free, winning conference championships in the 200 free and a Florida high school state title in the 500 free. At age 14, Franklin was a member of the National Junior Team. In the summer of 2008, she was the sole female from the Gulf Coast Swim Team to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials, competing in the 400 freestyle. PERSONAL: The youngest daughter of Rick and Sandy Franklin, Chelsea Lynn Franklin was born in Fort Myers, Fla., on Sept. 7, 1990. Franklin is studying elementary education and hopes to become a teacher after college. She chose Arkansas because she loved the coaches and the atmosphere around the program.
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JUNIOR (2011-12): A versatile freestyle specialist, Courtney Hubbard competed in the 50, 100, 200, and 500 freestyle events as well as the long course 400 free for Arkansas her junior year. Hubbard had her best meet of the year against Vanderbilt, when she placed second in the 500 free with a time of 5:02.67 and fourth in the 50 free in 25.26. Hubbard clocked her fastest 100 and 200 freestyle times of the year at the SEC Championships, finishing in 52.39 and 1:51.59 respectively, both careerbest times. Hubbardâ€™s fastest 50 free time of the season came early on against Florida, when she clocked 25.24 to place sixth. Hubbard also competed in the 200 butterfly at the Rice and Tennessee Invitationals, with her fastest time coming at Rice in 2:11.19 for an 11th place finish. SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Hubbard capped off her sophomore season as a Razorback by competing in each of Arkansas' 11 dual meets and taking to the pool in four different events. She earned her best finish of the season placing first in the 200 freestyle at the dual meet against Drury (Jan. 29). Her time of 1:52.04 was a season-best time in the freestyle event. Hubbard's best time in the 100 free came at the Purdue Invitational (Nov. 19) when she stopped the clock at 52.72, helping the Razorback to place first in the invitational event by more than 100 points. She placed fifth in the 500 freestyle against Houston (Jan. 21), marking her best finish of the season in the event as well as a career-best time.
50 Free 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free 200 Fly
25.08 52.39 1:51.59 4:59.83 2:05.00
1/16/10 2/15/12 2/15/12 11/19/10 1/21/11
Missouri SEC Championships SEC Championships Purdue Invite Houston
FRESHMAN (2009-10): Hubbard competed in five events for Arkansas as a freshman, posting five top-5 finishes. Her best finish of the year came in the 50 free against Vanderbilt where she placed third. She set a personalbest time in the 50 free in a dual meet at Missouri with a time of 25.08, good for sixth place. In all three events at Missouri, Hubbard placed in the top-10. Hubbard swam personal-best times in the 100, 200 and 500 free at the 2010 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Hubbard, a freestyle and butterfly competitor, was a four-time All-American, four-year varsity letterman and captain of the swim team her senior year at Plano West in Texas. Hubbard helped Plano West to a fifth place finish at the Texas 5A State Championships, competed at the district, regional and state championships and was a Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association finalist in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. A school record holder in the 200 and 400 free relay, Hubbard earned a place on the all-state team in three events and was district champion in the 100 free as a senior. PERSONAL: Born in Carrollton, Texas, on Sept. 24, 1990, Courtney Kay Hubbard is the only daughter of Robert and Gina Hubbard and has a younger brother, Connor. She is studying advertising and public relations at Arkansas.
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JUNIOR (2011-12): Sigrun Sverrisdottir was one of Arkansasâ€™ most consistent performers in freestyle events her junior year, swimming every distance from the 50 to the 1,650. Sverrisdottir earned 10 top five finishes, including eight in the top three. She was tenacious against top teams Auburn and Florida early on, placing third in the 100 free against Florida in 52.26, second in the 200 free against the Gators in 1:50.54, and third in the 1,000 free against Auburn with a time of 10:05.54, a season-best. Sverrisdottir was a high scorer at the Rice Invitational for Arkansas, placing third in the 500 free with a time of 4:52.27, her fastest of the year. Her top 100 free swim of the year came at the Tennessee Invitational with a time of 51.57, and her fastest 200 free swim was at the SEC Championships, where she clocked 1:49.15 to place 15th and score for the team. Sverrisdottir clocked her fastest time in the 1,650 freestyle at the Tennessee Invitational, where she finished in 16:32.56 for fifth place. Competing unattached at the Columbus Grand Prix after the regular season, Sverrisdottir broke two Icelandic national records, swimming the 400 meter freestyle in 4:20.42 and the 800 meter freestyle in 8:53.76. She broke a record held since 1991 in the 400, and broke her own 2009 record in the 800. SOPHOMORE (2010-2011): In her second year with the Razorbacks, Sverrisdottir established herself among Arkansas greats when she broke into the records books with her personal best 200 freestyle time of 1:47.63 at the Southeastern Conference Championships. Her mark puts her second behind Katie Kastes. In the 50 free she set a season-best time of 24.39 at the Razorbacks' first
50 Free 100 Free 200 Free 1000 Free 1650 Free
24.39 51.57 1:47.63 9:54.84 16:30.51
11/5/10 11/16/11 2/16/11 2/16/11 2/16/11
Missouri/USC Tennessee Invite SEC Championships SEC Championships SEC Championships
home dual against Missouri and SEC foe South Carolina (Nov. 5). Her top finish in the event came against the Tennessee Lady Volunteers when she placed fourth with a time of 24.46. Sverrisdottir marked a season-best finish of fifth in the 100 free at both the BYU meet (Dec. 3) and the Tulane/North Texas (Oct. 9) double dual meet. Her season-best time for the event came in the middle of the season at the Purdue Invitational where she clocked 51.77. FRESHMAN (Spring 2010): Sigrun Sverrisdottir competed in five events as a freshman, posting seven top10 finishes, including a win against Utah in the 500 freestyle. Sverrisdottir posted her three best times of the season at the 2010 SEC Championships, her top finish in the 200 free was 20th in the preliminaries. BEFORE ARKANSAS: Sverrisdottir joined the Arkansas team in January 2010. Before arriving in Fayetteville, she represented her home country of Iceland at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, competing in the 200 free. She also competed at the 2008 European Championships and is the Icelandic National Champion and National Record Holder in the 100, 200, and 400 freestyle events. PERSONAL: Sigrun Bra Sverrisdottir was born March 23, 1990 in Reykjavik, Iceland, to Sverrir Benjaminsson and Malfridur Sigurhansdottir. She has a sister named Gudrun and one brother named Benjamin Sverrisson. She chose Arkansas because of the great swimming program and good academics.
CAREER BEST DIVES Event
One Meter 244.80 Three Meter 247.65 Platform 209.55
1/21/12 1/29/11 2/15/12
Kansas Drury SEC Championships
JUNIOR (2011-12): Alyssa Tomlinson competed in five meets her junior season, with her strongest performance coming against Kansas when she scored 244.80 on onemeter and placed fourth. Tomlinson placed and scored in the top 16 in platform at the Tennessee Invitational with a score of 175.65. She earned a season-best score of 257.25 on platform against Vanderbilt, and 201.60 on three-meter against Auburn. SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Coming on strong in the second half of the 2010-11 season, Tomlinson earned her best mark on the three-meter board with 247.65 against Drury (Jan. 29). The meet also marked her best finish on the platform when she posted 204.00. She collected her best finish in the one-meter just a week earlier vs. Houston (Jan. 21). She finished third in both the springboard events at Vanderbilt (Oct. 15). FRESHMAN (2009-10): Tomlinson was strong in the first half of the season for the Razorbacks as she posted four top-4 performances. Her top finishes came in the dual meet against Vanderbilt as she placed third on both the one-meter and three-meter. She competed in the platform diving event at the Purdue Invitational where she placed fifth. Tomlinson missed the spring due to injury. HIGH SCHOOL: Tomlinson was a diver who was a twoyear letterwinner at Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow, Okla. PERSONAL: Alyssa Michelle Tomlinson was born Oct. 17, 1990 in Fort Smith, Ark., to Scott and Terri Tomlinson. She has two younger brothers, Alex and Anthony. Attending high school in Broken Arrow, Okla., Tomlinson participated in the marching band. Tomlinson plans to study kinesiology and is pursuing a career in athletics after college.
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SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Liz Braun built on a solid freshman year with a record-breaking sophomore campaign. She had ten top-five finishes in the season, including five in the top three. Braun culminated her fantastic season by breaking the school record in the 200 back at the SEC Championships with a time of 1:56.68. That time also gave Braun an eighth-place finish in the preliminaries and a spot in the ‘A’ final, the first of her career at the SEC’s. Braun also had her top performances in the 200 butterfly and 100 back at the SEC’s with respective times of 2:00.99 and 55.35. Braun had impressive dual meet performances with a first place finish against Kansas in the 100 back with a time of 57.86, and second place against Vanderbilt in the 200 fly with a time of 2:06.68. She also became one of nine Razorbacks to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials, earning qualification in the 200 back. FRESHMAN (2010-11): Braun finished her freshman campaign as a Razorback with 11 top three finishes. She highlighted her inaugural season by breaking the all-time record in the 200 back at the 2011 Southeastern Conference Championships with a time of 1:56.94 in both the preliminary and finals rounds. Her time at the SEC Championships was an NCAA 'B cut time
50 Free 50 Back 100 Back 100 Fly 200 Fly
26.37 26.59 55.35 55.10 2:00.99
2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12
SEC Championships SEC Championships SEC Championships SEC Championships SEC Championships
and broke the record set by teammate Haley Smith just minutes before. Her top finish of the season came in the third dual meet of her Razorback career at Vanderbilt when she placed first in the 200 back with a time of 2:03.70. She also marked career-best times in the 100 fly when she clocked 55.92 and the 200 fly with 2:01.92. In the first dual meet of the season against North Texas/ Tulane, Braun finished second in the 200 free, but her best time in the event came against Houston when she stopped the clock at 1:54.42. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Braun, a butterfly and freestyler, is an eight-time All-American out of Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Ga. As a junior, she won the Georgia High School 4A State Championship in the 200 free and finished second in the 100 butterfly. She is a U.S. Olympics Trials Qualifier and was ranked in the National Top10 in the 200 backstroke for her age group. PERSONAL: Elizabeth Ashley Braun was born August 26, 1992 in Atlanta, Ga., to Robert and Jamie Braun. She has an older brother, Robert, and an older sister, Christina. Braun was a USA Swimming All-American in 200708 and 2008-09. Braun is studying psychology.
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SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Aubrey Golbek showed considerable growth in her sophomore season, specializing in three strokes and earning eight top five finishes. Hertzler had her best all-around meet against Vanderbilt, when she placed third in the 200 back with a time of 2:05.88, third in the 200 IM in 2:08.76 and fourth in the 100 back with a time of 58.54. She also stepped up in dual meets against top competition, placing third in the 50 free against Auburn in 24.76 and fourth in the 100 free with a time of 53.16. Hertzler earned two of her top times of the year at the Tennessee Invitational, clocking 2:06.29 in the 200 IM and 57.40 in the 100 back. Hertzlerâ€™s season-best time in the 200 back came at the SEC Championships, where she clocked 2:02.20. Her best time in the 50 free came against Penn State and Navy when she finished in 24.50. FRESHMAN (2010-11): Golbek wrapped up her freshman season by competing mainly in the backstroke events. She had her best finish in the 100 and 200 back against Drury (Jan. 29) when she finished third in each event. Hertzler's best time in the 100 back came at the Houston dual meet (Jan. 21) when she stopped the clock at 56.55 as the leadoff leg of the 400 medley relay. At the 2011 Southeastern Conference Championships, Hertzler earned a time of 2:00.90 in the 200 back for a
50 Free 50 Back 100 Back 200 Back 200 IM
24.50 27.23 56.55 2:00.90 2:05.01
1/14/12 1/14/12 1/21/11 2/16/11 2/16/11
Navy/PSU Navy/PSU Houston SEC Championships SEC Championships
season-best time. She placed first in the 200 individual medley against Vanderbilt (Oct. 15) and second against Houston with a time of 2:05.47. She collected her season-best time in the event at the SEC Championships. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Golbek, who excels in both the individual medley and backstroke specialties, is a two-time High School All-American who took third place in the 200 individual medley and the 100 backstroke events at the Indiana 5A State Championships as a junior. She was also a member of the 400 freestyle relay that broke the Indiana state record at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Noblesville, Ind. Hamilton Southeastern's 200 and 400 freestyle relays ranked among the top-10 in the nation in 2009. PERSONAL: Aubrey Kayee Hertzler was born July 26, 1991 in Lafayette, Ind., to David and Melinda Hertzler. She has an older brother, Jeffery, and an older sister, Whitney. She was a member of the student council, the Academy of Finance and Fellowship of Christians Athletes at Hamilton Southeastern. She was a high-school teammate of Carly Mercer and Molly Milborn. Hertzler is studying finance at Arkansas as a member of the Honors College.
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SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Julia Kucherich built on a solid freshman season by proving herself as one of the most versatile Razorback swimmers as a sophomore. Kucherich competed in nine events and all four strokes, and earned 15 top five finishes on the season. She was second in the 200 fly and third in the 200 IM to start the season against Auburn, posting respective times of 2:06.39 and 2:05.17. The following meet, Kucherich was second in the 400 IM against Florida with a time of 4:22.07, second in the 200 back in a season-best 2:01.78, and third in the 1,000 free against the Gators in 10:03.12, also a season-best. Kucherich swam her fastest 1,650 freestyle of the year at the SEC Championships, clocking 16:31.56 to place 10th and score for Arkansas. Her best 400 IM also came at the SEC meet, where she finished in 4:15.36, an NCAA B Cut time, to place 14th and score again. Kucherich had her best finish in the 200 IM at the Tennessee Invitational, finishing in 2:02.51 to place sixth. Kucherich earned qualification for the U.S. Olympic Trials in both the 200 backstroke and the 400 IM. FRESHMAN (2010-11): Kucherich proved to be a vital part of the Razorback team in her freshman season. She made her mark with five first-place finishes and 14 top-three places in her respective events. The freshman earned an NCAA 'B cut time on four occasions in the 400 individual medley, with her best time of the season coming at the Southeastern Conference Championships with a season-best time of 4:14.25. She earned her first 'B cut time at the Purdue Invitational when she placed second in both the prelims and the finals. Her ef-
1650 Free 200 Free 1000 Free 200 Back 400 IM
16:31.56 1:53.67 10:01.35 1:59.89 4:14.25
2/15/12 10/5/11 2/16/11 2/16/11 2/16/11
SEC Championships Auburn SEC Championships SEC Championships SEC Championships
forts at the Purdue Invitational helped Arkansas to place first in the meet by more than 100 points. The 200 backstroke proved to be Kucherich's top event as she finished first three times throughout the season. She won her first event as a Razorback at the double-dual meet against North Texas and Tulane (Oct. 9) with a time of 2:03.30. In the 200 IM, Kucherich had her best finish of the season at the Purdue Invite as well and finished third in the prelims with a time of 2:02.47. She competed in the 1,000 free at four different meets and earned her best finish at the Houston dual (Jan. 21) when she took third. She raced in the 200 fly just once during her freshman season, but came in first at the dual at Vanderbilt (Oct. 15). CLUB: Kucherich, one of the top 400 individual medley swimmers in the country, was a U.S. National Junior Team Member in the 400m IM and a 2008 Olympic Trials Qualifier in both the 200 back and 400 IM. PERSONAL: Julia Anne Kucherich was born December 18, 1991 in Hershey, Penn., to Gerry and Karen Kucherich. She has an older brother and an older sister, Robert and Laura. At York Suburban High School, she was involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Habitat for Humanity. Kucherich was a member of the National Honors Society and was a Scholastic All-American. Kucherich is studying kinesiology/pre-med at Arkansas and wants to pursue medical school following graduation.
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50 Free 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free 1650 Free
25.47 53.17 1:48.60 4:46.74 16:17.94
1/13/11 1/21/11 2/15/12 2/26/11 2/15/12
Kansas Houston SEC Championships Bulldog Invitational SEC Championships
SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Nicole Menzel highlighted a tremendous sophomore campaign with her first trip to the NCAA Championships. Menzel qualified for the national meet in the 1,650 freestyle, and finished 25th with a time of 16:25.49 in her NCAA Championship debut. Menzel’s mile time of 16:17.94 at the SEC Championships ranked 30th in the country for the year and earned her a seventh-place finish at the conference meet. Menzel’s season included four first-place finishes: in the 200 free against Kansas, the 500 free at the Rice Invitational and against Auburn, and in the 1,000 free against Vanderbilt. Menzel’s winning time of 10:05.59 in the 1,000 free against Vanderbilt marked a season-best, as did her time of 1:48.56 in the 200 free at the SEC Championships. Menzel swam an impressive 500 freestyle race at the SEC Championships as well, finishing in 4:49.63, a season-best, and placing 15th to score for the Razorbacks. In addition to her freestyle dominance, Menzel raced the 400 IM at two different meets and scored at the Tennessee Invitational, placing 14th with a time of 4:25.50. Menzel was also one of nine 2011-12 Razorbacks to qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, earning qualification in the 800 free.
for sixth. At the Bulldog Invitational at the end of the 2011 portion of the season, Menzel finished with her season-best 500 free marking a time of 4:46.74 and a first-place finish. She also finished first in the 500 free in the first meet of her Razorback career, the double dual against Tulane and North Texas (Oct. 9) and at Utah dual (Dec. 4) where she clocked 5:01.10 and 5:02.34, respectively. Menzel's season best 1000 free time came as a leadoff time in the 1650 free where she clocked 9:49.31 at the 2011 Southeastern Conference Championships. She placed first in the 1000 free at four meets throughout the year, including the Houston dual (Jan. 21) where she finished with a time of 10:04.06 and the Utah dual (Dec. 4) where she finished in 10:11.40. Her season-best 1650 free came at the SEC Championships where she clocked a time of 16:20.34.
FRESHMAN (2010-2011): Proving to be one of the Razorbacks' top competitors in her freshman campaign, Menzel picked up 10 first-place finishes throughout the season. She highlighted her season by earning a spot with her relay team in the Arkansas Record book for the third-best time in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:22.17. Menzel was also part of the 800 free relay team that collected the second and fourth spots on the all-time record list. Her best time in the 200 free came at the Purdue Invitational (Nov. 19) when she clocked 1:50.15, good
PERSONAL: Nicole Mary Menzel was born March 2, 1992 on Hilton Head Island, S.C., to Paul and Mary Menzel. She has older twin brothers named Chris and Carl. At Hilton Head High School, Menzel was a member of the National Honors Society along with honors societies for Spanish, math and art. She was also an all-state member of the cross country team. Menzel will study sports marketing and recreation at Arkansas and wants to attend law school and become a sports agent following graduation.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Menzel won both the 200 and 500 freestyle events at the South Carolina High School State Championships this year and is coming off a summer where she finished in the top-24 of the 400, 800, and 1,500 freestyle races at the U.S. Junior National Championships and qualified for the U.S. Summer Nationals.
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SOPHOMORE (2011-12): In a successful sophomore campaign, Molly Milborn improved nearly all of her career-best times from freshman year and achieved four top-five finishes. Her best meet of the year came against Vanderbilt, where she scored in three events and placed third in the 100 fly with a time of 57.19, third in the 200 fly in 2:06.74, and fourth in the 100 free with a time of 53.19. All three times were career-best marks. Milborn also notched a top five finish against Kansas, placing fifth in the 100 fly. In addition to the 100 and 200 freestyle and butterfly events, Milborn competed in the 50 free and 200 free at the Tennessee Invitational. FRESHMAN (2010-2011): Milborn capped her freshman campaign by clocking her season-best 100 free time of 54.31 at the NCAA Last Chance Bulldog Invitational to end the 2010-11 season. In the 200 free at the Purdue Invitational she finished with a season best time of 1:57.49. Her best 200 free finish came against Vanderbilt (Oct. 15) where she placed sixth. Milborn received her season-best time and finish in the 500 free at the Bulldog Invitational where she finished seventh in 5:11.21. Also at the Last Chance meet, she placed eighth in the 100 fly with a time of 58.06. Milborn captured yet an-
50 Free 100 Free 200 Free 100 Fly 200 Fly
25.32 53.19 1:57.49 57.19 2:06.74
11/16/11 2/4/12 11/19/10 2/4/12 2/4/12
Tennessee Invite Vanderbilt Purdue Invite Vanderbilt Vanderbilt
other best time at the Bulldog Invitational in the 200 fly where she clocked 2:08.66. Her best finish in the event came at the Vanderbilt meet where she placed fifth. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Milborn, a butterfly specialist, is one of three signees to hail from Hamilton Southeastern High School along with Carly Mercer and Aubrey Hertlzer. Milborn finished third in the 100 butterfly at sectionals her first two seasons followed by a second-place finish as a junior. Also in her junior season, she was a member of the 400 freestyle relay team that placed first at sectionals. Milborn helped her team to a runner-up finish at the Indiana State Championships three-straight years. PERSONAL: Molly Kathryn Milborn was born January 10, 1992 in Fishers, Ind., to Jim and Janette Milborn. She has a 15-year-old sister, Allie. As a Scholastic AllAmerican, Milborn excelled in the classroom and was a member of the National Honor Society as well as the student council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She plans to study nursing at Arkansas.
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SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Kesha Naylor had a banner year for Arkansas in 2011-12. The sophomore broke the one-meter and three-meter diving records and was named the SEC Diver of the Week on two occasions. Naylor started her season strong, breaking the then-school record and the Arkansas Natatorium record on three-meter with a 352.80. The meet was the Razorbacksâ€™ first home meet against Florida, where she won the event by more than 48 points. That performance earned Naylor her first SEC Diver of the Week award, but she was hardly finished. Against Penn State and Navy later in the season, Naylor broke the three-meter record again with a score of 360.60, and also set the one-meter record with a 326.25. Naylor earned first place in both events, and her second Diver of the Week award after the weekend. The sophomore tallied four first-place finishes on the season, and nine top-three finishes, to lead the Razorback divers. She had her season-best score on platform in the preliminary round of the SEC Championships with a 274.30 to earn a three seed heading to the finals, and finished in eighth place to score for Arkansas. Naylor also scored in the top eight in three-meter at the SEC meet, placing fifth overall after a sharp 353.20 in the final round. She rounded out her impressive meet with a ninth-place finish in one-meter to once again score for Arkansas. At the Zone D Diving Championships, Naylor placed ninth on platform and 11th on three-meter to lead the Razorbacks. Over winter break, Naylor excelled at the Canadian Nationals to place seventh on three-meter and 10th on platform to earn automatic qualification for the 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials. FRESHMAN (2010-11): Naylor proved to be a vital part of the Razorbacks' success during her freshman season. She finished first four times in the one-meter and twice on the three-meter board. Naylor earned an NCAA Zone qualifying mark in the one-meter in her inaugural meet finishing first against Tulane and North Texas (Oct. 9) with her second-highest score of the season with 296.80. Her best mark on the one-meter board came at the dual meet at Kansas (Jan. 13) when she was first with a score of 315.52 to claim the third spot on the Arkansas record list. She broke the all-time record in the three-meter and the platform at the Drury dual (Jan. 29). She surpassed fellow Razorback Liana Bugslag's record mark on the platform scoring 286.43. Her mark of 348.60 on the three-meter springboard was also an Arkansas record, topping Mandy Moran's record set in 2003. Named to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team for her efforts at the conference championships, Naylor worked her way to the finals round in the platform competition. She posted a prelims score of 260.30 for fifth place and came back to finish seventh overall on the tower. The freshman earned Zone qualifying marks at every meet during the season and was named SEC Diver of the Week for her success against BYU (Dec. 3) and Utah (Dec.4). She battled on the three-meter at BYU to place second and first on the one-meter, then came back the following day against Utah to top each event.
One Meter Three Meter Platform (5) Platform (6)
326.25 360.60 294.23 274.30
1/14/12 1/14/12 2/4/12 2/15/12
Navy/PSU Navy/PSU Vanderbilt SEC Championships
CLUB: Naylor is a diver who will bring extensive international competition experience to the Razorbacks. She attended the Olympic trials in April 2008 and placed 14th in the three-meter diving event. She also earned a 10th-place finish at Senior Nationals in three-meter. PERSONAL: Kesha Karlyn Naylor was born February 25, 1992 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Kent and Sharon Naylor. She has three siblings: Marli, Tandon and Kael. She lettered two years in volleyball. She is studying kinesiology and chose Arkansas because of Diving Coach Dale Schultz.
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50 Free 100 Free 200 Free 100 Back 100 Fly
23.63 52.28 1:58.58 1:02.55 1:01.98
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SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Alexandria Sutton specialized as a freestyle sprinter in her second year as a Razorback. She capped her season by placing first in the 50 freestyle against Vanderbilt for the second straight year, stopping the clock in a career-best 23.63 seconds. Sutton also set a career-best time in the 100 free against Vanderbilt, placing second with a time of 52.28. The sophomore swam the leadoff leg of the Razorbacksâ€™ fourth-best 200 freestyle relay of the season at the Tennessee Invitational, with a time of 24.46. Sutton, who scored in six different events on the season, also swam the 200 free and 100 fly in addition to the 100 and 200 free.
personal best 100 fly mark of 1:02.22 was at the Purdue Invitational (Nov. 19). Her season-best finish in the 100 fly was 14th at the Bulldog Invitational where she clocked 1:02.41.
FRESHMAN (2010-2011): In her first year as a Razorback, Sutton competed in several events. In the 50 free, she earned her personal best mark of 24.18 at the NCAA Last Chance Bulldog Invitational to cap off the season. She placed first in the event at the Vanderbilt dual (Oct. 15) with a time of 24.47. In the 100 free, Sutton marked her personal best time of 53.57 at the Bulldog Invitational. Her season-best finish in the race came at Utah (Dec. 4) where she finished seventh in 55.96. Her
PERSONAL: Alexandria Katherine Sutton was born December 29, 1991 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Donald and Anne Sutton. Sutton comes from a family of swimmers as her older brother Donald is a member of the 2010 NCAA Swimming and Diving Champion team at the University of Texas. She also competed on the water polo and track teams during high school. She chose Arkansas because she loved everything about the campus and the team. Sutton is studying business.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Sutton is an All-American from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Pompano Beach, Fla. As a senior, she finished fourth in the 50 free and eighth in the 100 free at the Florida 1A State Championships. Sutton earned first team All-Miami-Broward honors and was named to the Sun Sentinel's All-County swim team at season's end.
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SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Lizzy Whitbeck was a versatile member of the Razorbacks her sophomore year, competing in nine different events and improving nearly all her times from freshman year. Her season ended with success at home against Vanderbilt, where Whitbeck earned three top-three finishes. She was second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:07.06, second in the 100 fly in 57.04, and third in the 50 freestyle in 24.55. All three times marked career-bests for the sophomore. Whitbeck was also competitive in backstroke events, and clocked a career-best in the 100 back against Florida to place seventh with a time of 1:00.27. FRESHMAN (2010-11): Whitbeck worked her way to having a rather successful freshman campaign. Her best finish of the season was third at the Vanderbilt dual meet (Oct. 15) with a time of 2:13.10 in the 200 individual medley. She improved that time throughout the year for a season-best 2:08.81 at the 2011 NCAA Last Chance Bulldog Invitational (Feb. 26). Also competitive in the breaststroke, Whitbeck finished sixth with a season-best time of 1:10.14 in the 100 breast at the Last Chance meet as well. The double dual with Mis-
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24.55 54.62 1:10.05 2:29.44 57.04
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souri and Southeastern Conference foe South Carolina (Nov.5) proved to be Whitbeck's best showing in the 200 breast. She clocked a time of 2:29.44. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Whitbeck was named Swimmer of the Year in the state of Oklahoma in 2010 after helping Bishop McGuinness to back-to-back state titles in 2009 and 2010. Also in her senior season, Whitbeck was a named as a 2010 Jim Thorpe Scholar Athlete. As a sophomore, she won gold in the 100 breaststroke as well as the 200 IM title. She was a four-time All-City first team selection as a swimmer. Whitbeck was part of the three-time state champion cross country team at Bishop McGuinness and placed in the top-15 all four years. Her best time in the 200 IM was 2:08.1 and clocked 1:07.6 in the 100 breast. PERSONAL: Elizabeth Whitbeck is from Yukon, Okla., and is the daughter of Ann and Craig Whitbeck. Her older sister Katie is also on the Arkansas swimming and diving team. Her mom was her high school swim coach at Bishop McGuinness.
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FRESHMAN (2011-12): Julia Banach submitted a stellar freshman season in which she achieved four first-place finishes and nine in the top three, all coming in breaststroke events. Banach highlighted her first season as a Razorback at the Rice Invitational, placing first in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:15.55. The mark was Arkansasâ€™ second-fastest of the season in the event, and was an NCAA â€˜B cut qualifying time. Banach also placed first in the 200 breast against Kansas, and in the 100 breast against Kansas and Vanderbilt. Her top 100 breast time of the season came in her first-ever SEC Championships, where Banach clocked a time of 1:03.07. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Banach, an accomplished breaststroker, graduated from Hof Hasharon High School in
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25.87 1:03.07 2:15.55 2:08.07
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2011. She swam for Happoel Eilat Club in Eilat, Israel and brings a wealth of international experience to the Razorbacks. She swam at the European Junior Championships in Belgrade in 2008, the World Championships in Rome in 2009, and the European Championships in Budapest in 2010. Banach is the Israeli record holder in the 50, 100, and 200 breaststroke. PERSONAL: Julia Banach was born May 3, 1992 in the Ukraine to Sergey and Olga Banach. She grew up in Israel and has one younger sister, Anna. Her father Sergey is a swim coach in Israel. Banach came to Arkansas because of the combination of high level athletics and academics, and plans to major in graphic design.
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FRESHMAN (2011-12): Allison Boyle entered the Razorback program as a specialist in distance freestyle, the group where Arkansas has the most talent and experience. The freshman still managed six top-six finishes and scored for Arkansas at four different meets in three different events. Boyleâ€™s top performances of the year came at the SEC Championships, where she set careerbest times in the 200 freestyle in 1:53.17, the 500 freestyle in 4:55.25, and the 1,650 freestyle in 16:45.67. Boyleâ€™s performance in the mile placed her 14th overall and scored for the team. In addition to those three events, Boyle competed in the 100 free, 400 free, 100 breast and 200 breast over the course of her freshman season. Her strongest performance in the 1,000 freestyle came in the season-opening meet at Auburn, where Boyle clocked a personal best time of 10:12.70. She also
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55.96 1:53.17 4:55.25 10:12.70 16:45.67
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clocked a personal best in the 100 freestyle with a time of 55.96. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Boyle, a distance freestyler, holds records in the 500 free and 400 free relay at Rock Bridge, where she swam only her freshman year. Boyle swam for Columbia Swim Club and holds club records in the 1,650 free, 800 free, and 500 free. PERSONAL: Allison Nancy Boyle was born April 24, 1993 in Bedford, Ind., to Matt and Julie Boyle. She has one older sister, Christine, and plans to major in engineering. Boyle chose Arkansas because she loved the team and coaching staff, and because the campus and school seemed like a great fit.
CAREER BEST DIVES Event
One Meter 238.88 Three Meter 248.48 Platform 149.20
FRESHMAN (2011-12): Meghan Clark gained valuable experience her freshman season with the Razorbacks, competing at four different meets and learning from a talented and experienced group of divers. Clark set career-high scores on the boards against Kansas, earning a 248.48 for fourth place on the three-meter board and 238.88 for fifth on one-meter. Clark scored on the platform for Arkansas at the Tennessee Invitational, the first platform competition of her career. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Clark was the district and regional champion in one meter diving at Liberty her senior year, and placed fifth in the 4A State Championships. She was also named to the allstate 4A first team. Clark competed for the Mustangs in the Sun diving club. PERSONAL: Meghan Elizabeth Marilyn Suzanne Clark was born April 20, 1993 in Houston, Texas to David and Cindy Clark. Clark has three brothers, William, Colman and Jason, and two sisters, Maddie and Kate. She plans to major in kinesiology at Arkansas in pursuit of a career as a personal trainer or physical therapist.
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FRESHMAN (2011-12): Nikki Daniels led a strong group of freshman breaststrokers her freshman year. She had the top 100 and 200 breaststroke times of the year for Arkansas, with her 1:01.64 at the SEC Championships and her 2:14.04 at the Tennessee Invitational, both NCAA â€˜Bâ€™ Cut times. Daniels earned 10 top three finishes on the season, all in breaststroke events. She was impressive in the first meet of her career, clocking 2:16.67 in the 200 breast to place second in the season-opening meet against national powerhouse Auburn. Daniels followed with another impressive performance against a top team, placing second in the 100 breast against Florida with a time of 1:03.00. She finished first in the 100 breast at the Rice Invitational, clocking 1:04.23, and was also first in the 200 breast against Vanderbilt with a time of 2:17.36. Daniels placed second in both the 100 and 200 breast against Penn State and Navy, and second in both events later in the season against Kansas. Daniels swam the breaststroke leg for the 200 medley relay team that clocked 1:42.18 for the fourth-best time in school history, and also for the 400 medley relay teams
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1:01.64 2:14.04 2:07.72
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that finished in 3:42.00 and 3:42.67 for second- and fourth-best in the Arkansas record books. In addition to her prowess in the breaststroke, Daniels swam the 200 IM at four different meets throughout the course of the season. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Daniels, a breaststroke specialist, was honored as an All-American all four years at Wichita Northwest, including First-Team All-State honors her sophomore and junior years. She was the state champion in the 100 breast her sophomore, junior and senior years, and was state champion in the 200 IM her senior year. Daniels holds school records in the 100 breast, 100 fly, 100 IM, 200 medley relay, and 400 free. PERSONAL: Nicole Marie Daniels was born June 11, 1993 in Wichita, Kan. to Bob and Debbie Daniels. She has one older brother named Bobby, and has an interest in art. Daniels chose Arkansas because of the coaches and team, and because she liked the UA campus.
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SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Shana Lim redshirted the 2011-12 season after tranfering from the University of Idaho. At IDAHO: Lim, a backstroke specialist, joins the Razorbacks as a transfer student after spending her freshman year at the University of Idaho, and will sit out the 2011-12 season. As a freshman at Idaho, Lim earned AllWestern Athletic Conference first team honors, became the WAC champion and record holder in the 100 back, and set Idaho records in the 100 and 200 back. Lim was also part of relay teams that broke Idaho records in the
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23.56 53.72 53.00 1:58.64
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4x50 and 4x100 medley relays. Lim also made the trip to the NCAA Championships her freshman year. PERSONAL: Shana Jia Yi Lim was born May 11, 1993 in Singapore to Lim Jit Dong and Corinne Lim. Lim competed on the Singapore junior national swim team starting at the age of nine, and at 14 became the youngest member of the national team. She represented Singapore in both the 2011 and 2009 FINA World Swimming Championships. Lim swam for Swimfast Aquatic Club in Singapore. She has one younger brother Darren, and plans to major in criminal justice at Arkansas.
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FRESHMAN (2011-12): Taylor Temple was a key component of a strong freshman breaststroke group in 2011-12, achieving eight top five finishes. Templeâ€™s top finish of the year came at the Rice Invitational, where she placed second in the 200 breast against a deep field with a time of 2:18.97. Temple was even faster in the event at the competitive Tennessee Invitational, where she clocked 2:17.26 to place 11th. Temple achieved her career-best time in both breaststroke events at the SEC Championships. She clocked 1:02.86 in the 100 breast to place 19th and narrowly miss the B Final, and was 24th in the 200 breast with a time of 2:16.73. In addition to her breaststroke prowess, Temple competed in the 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 IM. Her best performance in the 100 fly came against Penn State and Navy, when she placed seventh with a time of 58.17. Templeâ€™s fastest 200 fly race came against Kansas, when she placed fourth with a time of 2:07.19. Temple swam her best 200 IM heat of the year at the SEC Championships, clocking 2:02.82.
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1:02.86 2:16.73 58.17 2:07.19
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HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Temple garnered 11 All-American Awards in her four year career at Hebron High School, and holds school records in the 100 breast, 100 butterfly, 200 individual medley, and 400 medley relay. As a senior, Temple was the Texas 5A state champion in the 100 breast, and the Region 3 champion in the 100 breast and 200 IM. She was also an Academic AllAmerican and All-State selection her senior year. As a freshman, Temple was named Dallas Morning News Newcomer of the Year. PERSONAL: Taylor Paige Temple was born August 25, 1993 in Marion, Ohio to Steve and Kelly Temple. Temple's father was a swimmer at The Ohio State University. Temple has a younger brother Chase, and plans to study kinesiology at UA with the hope of pursuing a career in physical therapy after graduation. She was drawn to the Arkansas swimming program because of the great team unity and excellent coaching staff.
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FRESHMAN (2011-12): Sevennah Vekas put together four top-five finishes in backstroke events her freshman season, and also competed in the freestyle. Vekas earned season-best times in the 100 and 200 back against Vanderbilt with respective times of 58.25 and 2:07.28 to score in both events. Vekas was also strong against Kansas, placing fourth in the 100 back in 1:00.58 and fifth in the 200 back in 2:10.40. The freshman earned her top 50 freestyle time of the year against Vanderbilt, clocking 25.84. She had season-bests in the 100 and 200 free at the Tennessee Invitational, posting times of 1:04.46 and 2:18.22.
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25.84 58.25 2:07.28
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HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Vekas, a backstroke specialist, lettered four years at Bixby and holds ten school records. She was the 5A state champion in the 100 free her sophomore year, and state runner up in the 100 back and 200 free her junior year. Vekas garnered AllState honors as a senior. PERSONAL: Sevannah Camille Vekas was born July 17, 1993 in Broken Arrow, Okla. to Frank and Misti Vekas. She has a younger sister, Franchesca. Vekas plans to major in kinesiology, and want to become a physical therapist or sports psychologist after her time at Arkansas.
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FRESHMAN (2011-12): Susanna White entered the Razorback program and made an immediate impact as a top performer in sprint freestyle events. White posted 13 top five finishes on the year, including nine in the top three. White started off her collegiate career at Auburn, and placed first in the 200 IM against the topfive Tigers with a time of 2:03.27. White had her best performance of the year against Penn State and Navy when she won the 200 IM in 2:02.02, was second in the 100 freestyle in 51.27, and third in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.51. White’s performance earned her the SEC Freshman of the Week Award. The talented freshman had her best times of the year in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships, where she clocked 23.16 and 49.89 respectively. The blazing time of 49.89 in the 100 free is the second-fastest in school history. White’s fastest 200 IM time of the year also came at the SEC Championships, a 2:00.91 which was an NCAA ‘B’ Cut time. She swam the 100 breaststroke at four different meets, with her top time coming at the Tennessee Invitational in 1:03.21. White’s sprint freestyle prowess also made her a valuable relay contributor. She anchored the 200 medley relay team at the SEC Championships which clocked 1:42.18, the fourth-best time in school history. White was also on the 400 medley relay teams that finished in 3:42.00 at the SEC Championships and 3:42.67 at the Tennessee Invitational for the second- and fourth-fastest times in the Razorback record
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23.16 49.89 1:52.37 2:00.91
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books. At the same invitational, White set the school long course record in the 50 freestyle with a time of 26.23, earning qualification for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: White, who specializes in the individual medley, sprint freestyle and breaststroke events, was ranked the No. 38 prospect in the nation by CollegeSwimming.com. White holds the records for the 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, and 200 individual medley at Jefferson Forest. She set the school record and was the state champion in the 100 breaststroke as a freshman. As a junior, she was the state champion in the 100 breast and 100 free. As a senior, she was the state champion in the 50 free and 100 free events. PERSONAL: Susanna Wheeler-Martin White was born April 21, 1993 in Lynchburg, Va. to Jay and Teresa White. White was the 2011 YMCA National Champion in the 200 IM the summer of 2011 and broke the national record with her performance. Swimming for her club Lynchburg YMCA in 2011, White was the state champion in the 100 breast and 50 free and became the state and pool (Va. Tech) record holder in each event. White has an older sister Jaime, a younger sister Callie, and a younger brother Ean. She plans to study Kinesiology.
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HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Shelby Bartlett, an accomplished diver, graduated from Fishers High School in 2012. Bartlett was an All-American her junior year and was also named All-County. She qualified for the Junior National Championships and was an AAU National finalist her junior year. Bartlett was named All-County, AllSectional and All-State her senior year. She was the state champion on the one-meter board and went undefeated during the season. As a result she was named the Swimmer/Diver of the Year. During club season she placed 11th on three-meter board and 13th on one-meter board at the 2012 east junior national championship. PERSONAL: Shelby Marie Bartlett was born on May 9, 1993 in Indianapolis, Ind. to Randall and Debra Bartlett. Bartlett has one brother named Zachary. She plans to major in kinesiology in pursuit of a career as an athletic trainer or a diving coach.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Hannah Bortnick is a two time All-American in high school and helped her team to consecutive third-place finishes at the district championships. She holds the Pembroke Hills High School record for the one-meter springboard in the six and 11 dive format. She was also a successful gymnast, capturing state, regional and national titles. Bortnick was a four time Independent league champion on the onemeter board as well as a regional, zones, and national qualifier for Jayhawk Diving Club. PERSONAL: Hannah Elisabeth Bortnick was born on December 14, 1993 to Daniel and Lila Bortnick in Augusta, Ga. Bortnick has two brothers, Noah and Joshua, and one sister, Gaby. She plans to major in business and hopes to own her own business one day.
FRESHMAN (2011-12): Tera Bradham sat out her freshman year at Arkansas due to injury. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Bradham swam in high school only her sophomore year. She broke school records in the 100 Breast, 100 individual medley, and 200 medley relay, and received All-America honors in all three events. Bradham swam for Nitro Swimming and is a 34-time Texas age-group State Champion. She also holds six Texas agegroup state records. PERSONAL: Tera Elizabeth Bradham was born on May 1, 1993 in Greenville, S.C. to Charlie and Krista Bradham. She has one older brother named Taylor and plans to major in kinesiology or Spanish.
AT KANSAS: At the 2011 Big 12 Championships Shelby Cox swam three season best times, in the 100 backstroke (57.19), the 50 freestyle (23.74) and the 100 freestyle (52.16). She was named a first-team Academic AllBig 12 selection and the recipient of the David and Kelly Wysong Journalism scholarship. HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: A four-year letterwinner in swimming. She holds the school records in the 50-yard, 100-yard and 200-yard freestyles, 100-yard butterfly, 100-yard backstroke, and 200-yard freestyle and IM relays. She is a three-time all-state honoree and the 200809 High School Swimmer of the Year. She was named a USA Academic All-American and was a member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. PERSONAL: Shelby Lynn Cox was born on December 7, 1991 to Steve and Kim Cox in Wichita, Kan. Her father swam at Missouri State University and was an Olympic Trials Qualifier. Cox is majoring in journalism and hopes to become an anchor for ESPN.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Nina Drolc hails from Slovenia where she participated in the 2009 World Championships and the 2008 and 2010 European Championships. She also swam in the Junior Eurpoean Championships in 2007-08 and in the 2008 World Junior Championships. PERSONAL: Nina Drolc was born on June 6, 1992 to Dusan and Romana Drolc in Slovenia. Drolc has two siblings, Maja and Tomi. She is majoring in business and plans to become a professional swimmer one day.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lyndsie Gibson swam for Southlake Carroll High School and helped lead the team to an undefeated season her senior year and a firstplace team finish at the state championships in Texas. Individually, Gibson placed first in the 200 medley and second in the 100 back at state. She is the current record holder in the 100 back, 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay at SOuthlake Carroll. PERSONAL: Lyndsie Kay Gibson was born on June 24, 1994 to Michael and Lori Gibson in Brussells, Belgium. She has one sister named Emily. She is majoring in business and hopes to pursue a career in marketing after Arkansas.
CLUB: Rebekah Harvey is a specialist in the freestyle and butterfly events. She competed in the Junior National meet in December of 2011. Harvey also had a top-seven finish in the sectional championships in March of 2012. PERSONAL: Rebekah Nanette Harvey was born on March 3, 1994 to Brad and Susie Harvey in Austin, Texas. Harvey has three brothers, Zach, Matt and Jacob. She plans to major in journalism with the hopes of working in the mission field as a journalist.
AT INDIANA: Lauren Jordan competed in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, posting a time of 4:22.71 in the 400-meter freestyle (91st), 63rd in the 800-meter freestyle (9:09.34) and 89th in the 200-meter backstroke (2:18.05). Jordan also competed in the 500 freestyle at the NCAA Championships, placing 57th in 4:53.42, 29th in the 200 backstroke, coming in at a career best 1:56.22. She placed 20th overall in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 16:21.74. At the Big Ten Championships, she placed third in the 1,650 freestyle with a seasonbest time of 16:07.62, ninth in the 500 freestyle with a career time of 4:41.86 and 12th in the 200 backstroke, touching the wall in 1:57.91. Jordan swam a personal best 1:49.41 in the 200 freestyle as part of the 800 free relay at the Georgia Invitational and she also posted a PR of 57.27 in the 100 backstroke at Georgia. PERSONAL: Jordan was born November 29, 1992 to Larry and Sherry Jordan in Indiana. She is majoring in special education and social work with the hopes of one day becoming a teacher.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Rachel Kessler is the current record holder at New Rochelle High School in the 200IM and 100 butterfly, and was also a member of the school relay teams setting records in the 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard freestyle relay and the 200-yard freestyle relay. She was named All-State throughout her high school career, was the team MVP during her sophomore, junior and senior years. Kessler competed in every Junior Nationals Championship since 2008. Her international experience includes the Canada Cup in Montreal, Switzerlandâ€™s Championnats Internationaux de Geneve and the 18th World Maccabiah Games in Israel where Kessler took home silver medals in the 200 meter butterfly and 800 meter freestyle and bronze medals in the 400-meter freestyle and 400-meter individual medley. She was also a three-time Scholastic All-American, a member of the National Honor Society and National Latin Honor Society.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: During her senior campaign, Jordan Kimmey was part of a team that finished third at regionals in the state of Texas. Kimmey competed in sectionals each year at Flower Mound high school. PERSONAL: Jordan Taylor Kimmey was born on August 20, 1994, to Anthony and Patricia Kimmey in Dallas, Texas. Kimmy has one sister, Nicole. She is majoring in kinesiology with hopes to pursue a career in physical therapy after Arkansas.
PERSONAL: Rachel Rose Kessler was born on September 20, 1994 in New Rochelle, N.Y. to Steven and Maria Kessler. Kessler has two younger siblings, Michael and Alison. Interested in forensics and criminal justice, Kessler hopes to pursue a career working for the FBI.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Anna Mayfield swam for the Alamo Area Aquatics club in San Antonio, Texas. She participated in the Speedo Junior Nationals from 2010-12. She also swam in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials. Mayfield is the current record holder for 12 events at Smithson Valley high school. PERSONAL: Anna Kathlene Mayfield was born on June 9, 1994 to Kenneth and Jolene Mayfield in San Antonio, Texas. She has one sister, Sarah, and a brother, Jacob. Mayfield is majoring in accounting.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Erika McGovern was a fourtime letter winner and a three-time state champion at Union high school in the 100 breaststroke. McGovern holds high school records in the 100 breast, 50 freestyle and 200 individual medley along with the records in each relay. McGovern received the US Army National Scholar/Athlete Award. Outside of the pool, she excelled academically as she was the salutatorian at Union high school. PERSONAL: McGovern was born on May 14, 1994 to AJ and Marianne McGovern in Tulsa, Okla. She has one sister, Ella. She is majoring in chemical engineering.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Maddie Monroe, an accomplished freestyle swimmer, is a four-time Telegraph Swimmer of the Year hailing from Godfrey, Ill. Monroe was a two-time sectional champion during her senior year at Alton High School. Throughout high school she was a sectional champion nine times. She also qualified for the YMCA National Championships four times. PERSONAL: Madeline Jane Monroe was born on February 16, 1994 to Timothy and Sandra Monroe in Alton, Illinois. Monroe has a sister, Grace, and a brother, Matt. She is a mechanical engineering major with hopes to pursue a career in the engineering field one day.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB:Rebekah Porter swam at The Woodlands High School where she lettered all four years. In her senior year, she placed fourth in the state in the 200 free relay. Outside of the pool, Porter excelled in the classroom graduating in the top 8 percent of her class. PERSONAL: Rebekah Sage Porter was born on May 2, 1994 to Troy and Monica Porter in Lubbock, Texas. She has two sisters, Lauren and Amanda, who runs cross country for the Razorbacks. She is majoring in engineering and plans to attend law school upon graduation.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Rachel Stoehr swam for Lake Forest High earning first-team all-conference honors all four years. Her senior year Stoehr was the state champion in the 200 and 500 freestyle. As a result, she was named a high school All-American in the 200 and 500 freestyle. PERSONAL: Rachel Elizabeth Stoehr was born on February 8, 1994 to David and Stacey Stoehr in Columbus, Ohio. She has a brother, Mitchell, and a sister, Ellen. She is majoring in marketing.
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2011-12 Season Review
he Razorbacks finished the 2011-12 season 3-3 in dual meets, with a 6th place finish in the SEC Championships and a 41st place team finish in the NCAA Championships. Six school records fell to last year’s team, including the diving records on all three boards. O’GRADY HONORED BY SEC Senior co-captain Courtney O’Grady was nominated in March for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Post-Graduate Scholarship. The award has been handed out each year since 1986 to the Southeastern Conference’s top male and female scholarathletes. O’Grady will earn her degree in Business in December 2012 with a double major of Finance and Marketing. FRANKLIN ALL-AMERICAN AGAIN Junior Chelsea Franklin earned All-American accolades for the second straight year by placing 10th in the 1,650 freestyle at the NCAA Championships. Franklin stopped the clock at 16:03.94, the second-best time for the
event in school history. Franklin also competed in the 500 freestyle, and placed 27th with a time of 4:43.71, the second-fastest of the year for Arkansas. MENZEL MAKES CAREER DEBUT Sophomore Nicole Menzel competed at the NCAA Championships for the first time in her career, joining Franklin in the 1,650 freestyle. Menzel finished 25th in the race with a time of 16:25.49. R A Z O R B A C K F I N A L I S T S AT ZONES Arkansas had four top-12 finishes between the three boards at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships in Iowa City, Iowa March 8-10. Arkansas’ best performance came on the platform, where sophomore Kesha Naylor placed ninth with a score of 483.20, and senior Liana Bugslag was 10th with 483.10. On the three-meter board, Naylor placed 11th, Bugslag 13th, and senior Alex House 16th. On the one-meter board, House led the Razorbacks with a 12th-place finish. Arkansas was
unable to advance a diver to this year’s NCAA Championships. SVERRISDOTTIR SHATTERS ICELANDIC RECORDS Competing unattached at the long course Columbus Grand Prix meet in Columbus, Ohio, March 9-11, junior Sigrun Sverrisdottir broke two Icelandic records. The Reykjavic, Iceland, native set the record in the 400 meter freestyle with a time of
2011-12 Results (3-3, 1-2 SEC)
Auburn Florida Rice Invite Tennessee Invite Navy Penn State Kansas Vanderbilt SEC Champ. NCAA Champ.
L 100.50-142.50 L 125-173 1st 1,135 4th 580.5 W 232.6-67.5 L 132.5-167.5 W 199-96 W 220-57 6th 267 41st 7
2011-12 Season Review
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4:20.42, breaking the record of 4:22.56 set by Ingibjörg Arnardóttir in 1991. Sverrisdottir shattered her own 2009 record of 9:00.72 in the 800 meter freestyle, with a time of 8:53.76. RAZORBACKS SIXTH AT SEC’s The Razorback swimming and diving team started the final day of the SEC Championships in eighth place, but scored 105 points, including 55 in the 1,650 freestyle alone, to finish sixth at the championships with a score of 267. The place and score were both improvements on an eighth place, 210-point finish in 2011 SIX IN TOP-16 IN 1,650 FREESTYLE Arkansas posted six of the top 16 finishers in the 1,650 freestyle to score 55 points in one event and help launch its final day comeback at the SEC Championships. Junior Chelsea Franklin led the charge with a fourth-place finish and a time of 16:08.27, the second-fastest in school history. Sophomore Nicole Menzel placed seventh in the event with a time of 16:17.94, senior Alison Templin was eighth (16:21.25), sophomore Julia Kucherich 10th (16:31.56), junior Sigrun Sverrisdottir 12th (16:41.08), and
freshman Allison Boyle 14th FRANKLIN DOMINATING DIS(16:45.67). TANCE FREESTYLE Junior Chelsea Franklin’s time of 16:08.27 in the 1,650 freestyle BACKSTROKE RECORD-BREAKERS was the 14th-fastest in the naJ u n i o r K e l s e a Va n c e a n d tion, and the fifth-fastest in the sophomore Liz Braun had SEC. Her time of 9:55.73 in the stellar backstroke perfor- 1,000 free was 10th-best in the mances at the SEC Cham- SEC and 35th in the country, and pionships, breaking one her time of 4:42.91 in the 500 r e c o r d a p i e c e . Va n c e free was 11th-best in the SEC and clocked 54.96 in the 100 40th in the country. Franklin has back to break the Arkan- earned five first-place finishes sas record and improve and ten top-two finishes in disher career-best time by tance freestyle events this year. nearly two seconds. Braun finished the 200 back B R E A S T S T R O K E R S L E D B Y prelims in 1:56.68 to break the FRESHMEN school record and earn a spot in The Razorbacks had 28 top-five the A final, finishes in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events this year, and where she finished eighth. 25 were achieved by freshmen. SOME OF THE BEST ON THE Julia Banach had four firstplace finishes and six top-two finishes, BOARDS Sophomore diver Kesha Nay- Nikki Daniels had two first-place lor reached the A finals of the finishes and eight in the top two, three-meter and platform div- and Taylor Temple added four ing events to lead the Razorback top-five finishes. divers at SEC’s. Naylor finished fifth on three-meter with a score CO M P ET I NG AG A IN S T TH E of 353.20. She was eighth on BEST platform with a score of 179.40 In the regular season, the Razorafter reaching the A final with a backs competed against seven third-place, 274.30-point prelim teams in either a dual meet or performance. Naylor also placed invitational setting that were ninth on the one-meter board, ranked in the CSCAA Top 25: just missing the A final. The Florida (No. 2), Auburn (No. 3), Razorbacks had all four of their Texas A&M (No. 6), Tennessee divers score in the platform com- (No. 10), Penn State (No. 20), LSU (No. 23), and Louisville (No. petition. 24). The SEC Championships WHITBECK FLYING HIGH Senior Katie Whitbeck has been almost unstoppable in butterfly events in 201112. In seven regular-season meets, Whitbeck had a combined seven butterfly event wins in the 100 fly and 200 fly. She has nine top-two finishes and only once this season has the Oklahoma City, Okla., native finished outside the top three in a butterfly event. Whitbeck broke the school record in the 100 fly at the Tennessee Invite with a time of 53.95.
2011-12 Season Review
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featured five teams ranked in the CSCAA Top 25, four in the top 10, and three in the top five. NAYLOR TWO-TIME SEC DIVER OF THE WEEK Sophomore diver Kesha Naylor earned her second SEC Diver of the Week award on Tuesday, Jan. 17, after breaking two school records against Penn State and Navy. Naylor scored a 360.60 on three-meter, breaking her own record of 352.80 set against Florida earlier last season. She eclipsed the one-meter record of 318.83 set by Madison Palmer in 2008 with a score of 326.25. Naylorâ€™s first such award came after her stellar performance against Florida on Thursday, Oct. 20. The sophomore set the Arkansas Natatorium record and the thenschool record with a 352.80 on three-meter, placing first in the event by more than 48 points. WHITE EARNS FIRST CAREER SEC AWARD Susanna White joined Naylor in the award column when she was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Tuesday, Jan. 17. White showed her versatility against Penn State and Navy, placing first in the 200 IM (2:02.02), second in the 100 freestyle (51.27), and third in the 50 freestyle (23.51). White won the 200 IM
in a breeze, touching the wall TOUGHEST SEASON-OPENING 1.24 seconds faster than the SCHEDULE second-place finisher. Arkansas was the only team in the country to open its season NINE 2012 U.S. OLYMPIC with back-to-back SEC opponents TRIALS QUALIFIERS who finished in the top ten at The Razorbacks had nine the 2011 NCAA Championships. s w i m m e r s w h o h a v e The Razorbacks swam at Auburn qualified for the 2012 U.S. Oct. 5, and hosted Florida Oct. Olympic Trials, which 20. Auburn placed eighth at the were scheduled for June 2011 Championships, while Flor2 5 t h r o u g h J u l y 2 i n ida finished seventh. Omaha, Neb. The nine swimmers (and their UA NAMED SCHOLAR events) are Liz Braun ALL-AMERICA TEAM (200 back), Chelsea The Razorbacks pulled in a fifthFranklin (400 free and 800 place national ranking for team free), Julia Kucherich (200 back GPA in a report by the College and 400 IM), Nicole Menzel (800 Swimming Coaches Association free), Jillienne Schilling (200 back of America. The fifth-place finish and 400 IM), Haley Smith (200 is the best finish for the Razorback), Alison Templin (400 free backs since their fourth-place and 800 free), Katie Whitbeck finish in 2008. The Razorbacks (100 fly), and Susanna White (50 had a total of 10 student-athletes named to the CSCAA Scholar Allfree). America Team. Chelsea Franklin NAYLOR TURNS HEADS AT was named a Scholar All-AmeriCANADIAN NATIONALS can, whereas nine other studentKesha Naylor had her talents on athletes were given honorable full display at the Canadian Win- mention accolades. UA was one ter Diving Championships from of only two SEC schools to be Dec. 15 to Dec. 18. The Saskatch- recognized in the top-25 this ewan native qualified for the year. Canadian Olympic Trials in both the three-meter and the platform events against some of the best competition in Canada. In the three-meter dive, Naylor placed seventh in both the preliminary 100-YARD BACKSTROKE session and the finals, where she Kelsea Vance 54.96 scored a 271.20. On the platform, she finished 10th in the semifi200-YARD BACKSTROKE nals with a score of 250.50 after Liz Braun 1:56.68 also placing 10th in the preliminaries. 100-YARD BUTTERFLY Katie Whitbeck 53.95 RECORD-BREAKING RICE INVITATIONAL ONE-METER DIVING The Razorbacks dominated the Kesha Naylor 326.25 Rice Invitational Oct. 28-29, winning by 297 points and breaking THREE-METER DIVING seven Rice Aquatics Center faciliKesha Naylor 360.60 ty records. Arkansas finished with a final score of 1,135, Boise State PLATFORM placed second with 838, Rice Liana Bugslag 297.98 third with 656, Nebraska fourth with 575, and Houston fifth with 459.
School Records broken in 2011-12
2011-12 Top Performances 50 Freestyle Susanna White Susanna White Susanna White Susanna White Alexandria Sutton
23.16 23.45 23.51 23.56 23.63
100 Freestyle Susanna White Susanna White Susanna White Susanna White Susanna White
49.89 50.19 50.23 50.54 51.13
SEC Tennessee Invite Navy/PSU Kansas Vanderbilt
2/15/12 11/16/11 1/14/12 1/21/12 2/4/12
100 Backstroke Kelsea Vance Liz Braun Liz Braun Kelsea Vance Liz Braun
54.96 55.35 55.75 55.99 56.19
SEC SEC Tennessee Invite Tennessee Invite Kansas
2/15/12 2/15/12 11/16/11 11/16/11 1/21/12
200 Backstroke Liz Braun Liz Braun Liz Braun Jillienne Schilling Jillienne Schilling
1:56.68 1:57.33 1:58.43 2:00.08 2:00.22
B B B
SEC 2/15/12 SEC 2/1512 Tennessee Invite 11/16/11 Tennessee Invite 11/16/11 SEC 2/15/12
100 Breaststroke Nicole Daniels Nicole Daniels Nicole Daniels Taylor Temple Nicole Daniels
1:01.64 1:02.21 1:02.28 1:02.86 1:03.00
B B B B
SEC Tennessee Invite SEC SEC Florida
2/15/12 11/16/11 2/15/12 2/15/12 10/20/11
200 Breaststroke Nicole Daniels Julia Banach Julia Banach Julia Banach Julia Banach
2:14.04 2:15.55 2:15.56 2:15.64 2:15.76
B B B B B
Tennessee Invite Rice Invite Tennessee Invite Kansas Florida
11/16/11 10/28/11 11/16/11 1/21/12 10/20/11
100 Butterfly Katie Whitbeck Katie Whitbeck Katie Whitbeck Liz Braun Katie Whitbeck
53.95 54.21 54.40 55.10 55.32
B B B
Tennessee Invite SEC SEC SEC Florida
11/16/11 2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12 10/20/11
200 Butterfly Katie Whitbeck Liz Braun Katie Whitbeck Katie Whitbeck Katie Whitbeck
1:59.43 2:00.78 2:00.99 2:01.25 2:01.80
Tennessee Invite 11/16/11 SEC 2/15/12 Navy/PSU 1/14/12 Florida 10/20/11 SEC 2/15/12
SEC Tennessee Invite SEC Navy/PSU Tennessee Invite
Susanna White 200 Freestyle Nicole Menzel 1:48.60 Chelsea Franklin 1:49.08 Sigrun Sverrissdottir 1:49.15 Sigrun Sverrissdottir 1:49.37 Chelsea Franklin 1:49.38 500 Freestyle Chelsea Franklin Chelsea Franklin Chelsea Franklin Alison Templin Alison Templin
4:42.91 4:44.52 4:44.81 4:45.95 4:48.51
1,000 Freestyle Chelsea Franklin Chelsea Franklin Chelsea Franklin Julia Kucherich Sigrun Sverrisdottir
9:55.73 9:59.73 10:03.10 10:03.12 10:05.54
1,650 Freestyle Chelsea Franklin Chelsea Franklin Chelsea Franklin Nicole Menzel Alison Templin
16:03.94 16:08.27 16:10.20 16:17.94 16:21.25
50 Backstroke Liz Braun Haley Smith Aubrey Hertzler Liz Braun Liz Braun
26.59 27.16 27.23 27.26 27.43
SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC B B B B
B B B B B
2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12
SEC Tennessee Invite SEC SEC SEC
2/15/12 11/16/11 2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12
Florida Navy/PSU Auburn Florida Auburn
10/20/11 1/14/12 10/05/11 10/20/11 10/05/11
NCAA SEC Tennessee Invite SEC SEC
3/17/12 2/15/12 11/16/11 2/15/12 2/15/12
SEC Auburn Navy/PSU Vanderbilt Navy/PSU
2/15/12 10/05/11 1/14/12 2/04/11 1/14/12
200-Individual Medley Susanna White 2:00.91 Susanna White 2:01.71 Susanna White 2:01.90 Susanna White 2:02.02 Julia Kucherich 2:02.51
SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC
2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12 1/29/12
2/15/12 11/16/11 2/15/12 1/14/12 11/16/11
2011-12 Top Performances 200-Medley Relay Braun, Daniels, K. Whitbeck, White 1:42.18 B Smith, Daniels, K. Whitbeck, White 1:43.55 Braun, Daniels, K. Whitbeck, White 1:44.44 Smith, Daniels, K. Whitbeck, White 1:44.93 Hertzler, Daniels, K. Whitbeck, White 1:44.95
Liz Braun 400-Individual Medley Julia Kucherich 4:15.36 Julia Kucherich 4:17.18 Jillienne Schilling 4:18.67 Jillienne Schilling 4:18.92 Julia Kucherich 4:19.65
B B B B B
SEC SEC Tennessee Invite SEC Tennessee Invite
200-Freestyle Relay White, K. Whitbeck, Lunkenheimer, Hertzler 1:34.00 SEC K. Whitbeck, White, Sverrisdottir, Hertzler 1:34.96 Tennessee Invite White, K. Whitbeck, Sverrisdottir, Hertzler 1:37.68 Rice Invite Braun, Lunkenheimer, Schilling, Sutton 1:37.77 Tennessee Invite Menzel, Schilling, Sutton, Sverrisdottir 1:38.02 Vanderbilt 400-Freestyle Relay White, Hertzler, Templin, Menzel 3:24.71 Tennessee Invite White, Hertzler, Templin, Menzel 3:26.08 SEC Sverrisdottir, K. Whitbeck, Braun, Schilling 3:27.22 Tennessee Invite White, K. Whitbeck, Sverrisdottir, Hertzler 3:27.77 Florida White, Menzel, Sverrisdottir, Hertzler 3:30.27 Navy/PSU 800-Freestyle Relay Sverrisdottir, Franklin, Templin, Menzel 7:20.11 B Tennessee Invite Menzel, Sverrisdottir, Templin, Franklin 7:21.27 B SEC Schilling, K. Whitbeck, Kucherich, Hubbard 7:28.23 Tennessee Invite Menzel, Sverrisdottir, Schilling, K. Whitbeck 7:29.77 Tennessee Invite Whitbeck, Menzel, Sverrisdottir, Franklin 7:35.99 Kansas
2/15/12 2/15/12 11/16/11 2/15/12 11/16/11
SEC Tennessee Invite Vanderbilt
2/15/12 11/16/11 2/4/12
400-Medley Relay Braun, Daniels, K. Whitbeck, White 3:42.00 B Braun, Daniels, K. Whitbeck, White 3:42.67 B Smith, Daniels, K. Whitbeck, White 3:47.24 Braun, Daniels, K. Whitbeck, White 3:47.24 Smith, Daniels, K., Whitbeck, White 3:48.67
Three-Meter Diving (Dual) Kesha Naylor 360.60 Kesha Naylor 353.20 Kesha Naylor 352.80 Alex House 341.70 Alex House 322.95
B B B B B
Navy/PSU SEC Florida Navy/PSU Kansas
1/14/12 2/15/12 10/20/11 1/14/12 1/21/12
One-Meter Diving (Dual) Kesha Naylor 326.25 Kesha Naylor 315.98 Alex House 302.50 Kesha Naylor 284.55 Alex House 274.65
B B B B B
Navy/PSU Kansas Navy/PSU Vanderbilt Kansas
1/14/12 11/16/11 1/14/12 10/20/11 1/21/12
SEC Kansas SEC Purdue Invite SEC
2/15/12 11/16/11 2/15/12 11/16/11 2/15/12
2/15/12 11/16/11 10/28/11 11/16/11 2/4/12
Platform Diving (Championship) Kesha Naylor 274.30 B Kesha Naylor 252.75 B Liana Bugslag 226.90 B Liana Bugslag 210.10 Alyssa Tomlinson 209.55
2/15/12 11/5/10 10/20/11 1/14/12
11/16/11 2/15/12 11/16/11 11/16/11 1/21/12
Bold denotes Arkansas top-five record ^ - converted from long course meters r - relay leadoff leg x - exhibition time/score TT - timed trials A - NCAA ‘A’ qualifying time B - NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time
2011-12 Top Individual Times 50 Freestyle Susanna White Alexandria Sutton Aubrey Hertzler Lizyy Whitbeck Katie Whitbeck Lisa Lunkenheimer Sigrun Sverrisdottir Courtney Hubbard Molly Milborn Sevannah Vekas Yuliya Banach Kelsea Vance Elizabeth Braun Courtney Oâ€™Grady
23.16 23.63 24.50 24.55 24.77 24.82 25.07 25.24 25.32 25.84 25.87 26.24 26.37 26.42
100 Freestyle Susanna White Sigrun Sverrisdottir Katie Whitbeck Alexandria Sutton Courtney Hubbard Aubrey Hertzler Molly Milborn Jillienne Schilling Nicole Menzel Lizzy Whitbeck Alison Templin Allison Boyle
49.89 51.57 51.86 52.28 52.39 53.16 53.19 53.56 54.00 55.11 x55.50 x55.96
200 Freestyle Nicole Menzel Chelsea Franklin Sigrun Sverrisdottir Alison Templin Courtney Hubbard Jillienne Schilling Katie Whitbeck Susanna White Allison Boyle Julia Kucherich Haley Smith Elizabeth Braun
1:48.60 1:49.08 1:49.15 1:50.71 1:51.59 1:51.84 1:52.29 1:52.37 1:53.17 1:53.67 1:53.79 1:55.11
SEC Vanderbilt Navy/PSU Vanderbilt Rice Invite Kansas Kansas Florida Tennessee Invite Vanderbilt Auburn SEC SEC Rice Invite
2/15/12 2/4/12 1/14/12 2/4/12 10/28/11 1/21/12 1/21/12 10/20/11 11/16/11 2/4/12 10/5/11 2/15/12 2/15/12 10/28/11
SEC Tennessee Invite Vanderbilt Vanderbilt SEC Florida Vanderbilt Kansas Rice Invite Florida Rice Invite Rice Invite
2/15/12 11/16/11 2/4/12 2/4/12 2/15/12 10/20/11 2/4/12 1/21/12 10/28/11 10/20/11 10/28/11 10/28/11
SEC SEC SEC Tennessee Invite SEC Florida Auburn Kansas SEC Auburn Rice Auburn
2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12 11/16/11 2/15/12 10/20/11 10/5/11 1/21/12 2/15/12 10/5/11 10/28/11 10/5/11
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Alison Temp 500 Freestyle Chelsea Franklin Alison Templin Nicole Menzel Sigrun Sverrisdottir Sarah Howard Allison Boyle Courtney Hubbard
4:42.91 4:45.95 4:49.63 4:52.27 4:54.40 4:55.25 5:02.67
1,000 Freestyle Chelsea Franklin Julia Kucherich Sigrun Sverrisdottir Nicole Menzel Alison Templin Allison Boyle
SEC SEC SEC Rice Invite SEC SEC SEC
2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12 10/28/11 2/15/12 2/15/12 2/4/12
9:55.73 10:03.12 10:05.54 10:05.59 10:05.79 10:12.70
Florida Florida Auburn Vanderbilt Navy/PSU Auburn
10/20/11 10/20/11 10/5/11 2/4/12 1/14/12 10/5/11
1,650 Freestyle Chelsea Franklin Nicole Menzel Alison Templin Julia Kucherich Sigrun Sverrisdottir Allison Boyle Sarah Howard
16:03.94 B 16:17.94 B 16:21.25 B 16:31.56 16:32.56 16:45.67 16:48.03
NCAA SEC SEC SEC Tennessee Invite SEC SEC
2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12 11/16/11 2/15/12 2/15/12
50 Backstroke Elizabeth Braun Haley Smith Aubrey Hertzler Kelsea Vance
26.59 27.16 27.23 27.54
SEC Auburn Navy/PSU Vanderbilt
2/15/12 10/5/11 1/14/12 2/4/12
100 Backstroke Kelsea Vance Liz Braun Haley Smith Aubrey Hertzler Sevannah Vekas Julia Kucherich Lizzy Whitbeck
54.96 55.35 56.92 57.40 58.25 59.08 1:00.27
SEC SEC Tennessee Tennessee Vanderbilt Navy/PSU Florida
2/15/12 2/15/12 11/16/11 11/16/11 2/4/12 1/14/12 10/20/11
2011-12 Top Individual Times 200 Backstroke Liz Braun Jillienne Schilling Haley Smith Julia Kucherich Aubrey Hertzler Kelsea Vance Sevannah Vekas
1:56.68 2:00.08 2:01.05 2:01.78 2:02.20 2:04.88 2:07.28
SEC Tennessee Invite Auburn Florida SEC SEC Vanderbilt
2/15/12 11/16/11 10/5/11 10/20/11 2/15/12 2/15/12 2/4/12
100 Breaststroke Nicole Daniels Taylor Temple Julia Banach Susanna White Sarah Howard Allison Boyle Courtney O’Grady Lizzy Whitbeck
1:01.64 1:02.86 1:03.07 1:03.21 1:08.26 1:09.80 1:10.05 1:11.46
200 Breaststroke Nicole Daniels Yuliya Banach Taylor Temple Sarah Howard Susanna White Courtney O’Grady Allison Boyle Julia Kucherich Lizzy Whitbeck
2:14.04 2:15.55 2:16.73 2:21.46 2:23.01 2:23.76 2:24.32 2:24.43 2:30.08
100 Butterfly Katie Whitbeck Elizabeth Braun Kelsea Vance Lisa Lunkenheimer Lizzy Whitbeck Molly Milborn Taylor Temple Courtney O’Grady Alexandria Sutton
53.95 55.10 56.15 56.59 57.04 57.19 58.17 1:02.57 1.03.76
Tennessee Invite 11/16/11 SEC 2/15/12 SEC 2/15/12 SEC 2/15/12 Vanderbilt 2/4/12 Vanderbilt 2/4/12 Navy/PSU 1/14/12 Rice Invite 10/28/11 Rice Invite 10/28/11
200 Butterfly Katie Whitbeck Elizabeth Braun Chelsea Franklin Courtney O’Grady Julia Kucherich Molly Milborn Taylor Temple Lisa Lunkenheimer Courtney Hubbard
1:58.82 2:00.99 2:02.24 2:05.95 2:06.39 2:06.74 2:07.19 2:07.21 2:11.19
Tennessee Invite SEC Tennessee Invite Vanderbilt Auburn Vanderbilt Kansas Navy/PSU Rice Invite
11/16/11 2/15/12 11/16/11 2/4/12 10/5/11 2/4/12 1/21/12 1/14/12 10/28/11
SEC Tennessee Invite SEC SEC SEC Tennessee Invite Auburn Vanderbilt SEC SEC
2/15/12 11/16/11 2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12 11/16/11 10/5/11 2/4/12 2/15/12 2/15/12
200-Individual Medley Susanna White 02:00.91 Julia Kucherich 02:02.51 Taylor Temple 2:02.82 Jillienne Schilling 2:03.51 Lisa Lunkenheimer 2:05.99 Aubrey Hertzler 2:06.29 Haley Smith 2:06.68 Lizzy Whitbeck 2:07.06 Nicole Daniels 2:07.72 Julia Banach 2:08.07
SEC SEC SEC Tennessee Invite Vanderbilt Rice Invite Kansas Kansas
2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12 11/16/11 2/4/12 10/28/11 1/21/12 1/21/12
Tennessee Invite Rice Invite SEC SEC Florida Vanderbilt Tennessee Invite Vanderbilt Rice Invite
11/16/11 10/28/11 2/15/12 2/15/12 10/20/11 2/4/12 11/16/11 2/4/12 10/28/11
400-Individual Medley Julia Kucherich 4:15.36 Jillienne Schilling 4:18.67 Nicole Menzel 4:25.50 Haley Smith 4:27.53 Taylor Temple 4:39.51 Sarah Howard 4:41.82 Three-Meter Diving (Dual) Kesha Naylor 360.60 Alex House 341.70 Liana Bugslag 317.80 Meghan Clark 248.48 Alyssa Tomlinson 201.60 One-Meter Diving (Dual) Kesha Naylor 326.25 Alex House 302.5 Liana Bugslag 271.5 Alyssa Tomlinson 244.8 Meghan Clark 238.88
SEC Tennessee Invite Tennessee Invite Rice Invite Kansas Rice Invite
Navy/PSU Navy/PSU Navy/PSU Kansas Auburn
1/14/12 1/14/12 1/14/12 1/21/12 10/5/11
Navy/PSU Navy/PSU Navy/PSU Kansas Kansas
1/14/12 1/14/12 1/14/12 1/21/12 1/21/12
Platform Diving (Championship) Kesha Naylor 274.25 B Liana Bugslag 226.90 B Alyssa Tomlinson 209.55 Alex House 198.40 Meghan Clark 149.20
SEC SEC SEC Tennessee Invite Tennessee Invite
Bold denotes Arkansas top-five record ^ - converted from long course meters r - relay leadoff leg x - exhibition time/score TT - timed trials A - NCAA ‘A’ qualifying time B - NCAA ‘B’ qualifying time
2/15/12 11/16/11 11/16/11 10/28/11 1/21/12 10/28/11
2/15/12 2/15/12 2/15/12 11/16/11 11/16/11
1972 swim team
History and Records
Razorback Swimming & Diving
he history of the Arkansas Razorbacks swimming and diving program dates back to the first team in 1972. The program was under the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW). The Razorbacks recorded their first winning season in 1983 (6-3) when they tallied wins over Oklahoma, North Texas and Missouri. The same year, Arkansas joined the NCAA and recorded a 22nd-place finish. While still under the helm of the AIAW in 1979, Diane Doucet, a highly touted diver from New Orleans, La., put together an incredible performance on the onemeter springboard at the AIAW National Championships and became the first ever swimming and diving All-
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American at the University of Arkansas. The swimming and diving program garnered its first national champion in Karen Gorham in 1981. Gorham captured the onemeter diving title at the 1981 AIAW Championships and was named the AIAW Diver of the Year. A seven-time All-American, Gorham also won the U.S. Diving title in 1980. Shortly after Gorham’s history-making performance as a Razorback, Robin Ford earned the three-meter title at the 1985 NCAA Championships and was a two-time AllAmerican. Following in Gorham and Ford’s footsteps were highly touted divers like Diane Dudeck, Becky Martin, Karen Straley and Alicia Turner, each of whom received All-America honors during their Arkansas careers. Following the 1996 season, however, Arkansas diving hit a lull until Katerina Kordioukova made Razorback diving relevant once more. Kordioukova placed ninth on the three-meter board at the 2001 NCAA Championships, missing the championship finals by .05 points. She also scored points for Arkansas in the one-meter competition with a 17th-place
finish at the National Championships. In 2003, Mandy Moran was the runner-up in the threemeter dive at the NCAA National Championship. Also in 2003, Moran set the three-meter dual school record that was broken by freshman standout Kesha Naylor in 2011. Several Razorbacks have earned multiple All-America honors in the pool. New Yorker Kris Sheedy and Dallas native Missy Allert picked up seven All-America certificates while Arkadelphia’s Nancy Duncan had five. Sheedy and Duncan swam on the powerful relay teams of the late 1980s, while Allert was a strong freestyle specialist. Katie Kastes joined
Year-by-Year Results Year 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01 1999-00 1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1995-96 1994-95 1993-94 1992-93 1991-92 1990-91 1989-90 1988-89 1987-88 1986-87 1985-86 1984-85 1983-84 1982-83 1981-82 1980-81 1979-80 1978-79
Rec. 3-3 9-2 7-2 10-1 7-5 4-4 1-7 3-12 5-9 5-5 4-5 8-4 8-2 6-6 1-10 1-7 1-3 7-3 5-3 7-4 9-1 9-1 5-2 5-1 8-3 6-3 3-4 4-3 4-3 6-3 3-3 2-4 3-7 2-2
Conference 6th (SEC) 8th (SEC) 6th (SEC) 5th (SEC) 7th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 7th (SEC) 8th (SEC) 8th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 9th (SEC) 8th (SEC) 3rd (SWC) 3rd (SWC) 3rd (SWC) 3rd (SWC) 6th (SWC) 6th (SWC) 6th (SWC) 5th (SWC) 5th (SWC) – – – –
National 41st T 32nd 34th 27th – – – – 27th 31st – 38th – – – – 36th 33rd – 32nd 39th 27th 25th 22nd 17th – 25th 16th – 22nd – 26th 26th 40th
History and Records this elite group as a freshman in 2008, earning two All-America honors and adding two more certificates in 2009. Olympians have been no strangers to the Razorbacks roster throughout the years. Canadian Cheryl McArton became the first Razorback to reach the Olympics when she swam for her native countr y in the 1984 summer games. She held six Arkansas records when she finished her career. Coming to Arkansas in 1998, Natalia Kodajova competed at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events for Slovakia. Kodajova earned the Arkansas outstanding swimmer award two times. In 2001, she represented Slovakia in the World University Games for the second time in Beijing, China. In 1999, she finished 11th in the 100 breaststroke. Razorback Zsuzsa Csobanki represented Hungary in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, and is a four-time Hungarian National Champion in the 50 free. Most recently, current Razorback Sigrun Sverrisdottir represented Iceland and Yi-Ting Siow represented Malaysia in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At the
games, Siow finished 19th in the 200 breast with a Malaysian record time of 2:27.80. She joined the Hogs in 2008 and has three Olympic appearances under her belt. At the 2009 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, the Razorbacks garnered five All-America honors split between four swimmers. Sophomore Katie Kastes received two nods in 2009 (200 fly, 400 IM) to go along with her two All-America certificates from 2008 (200 fly, 500 free). Jamie Marks (1,650 free), Leah Pierce (200 breast) and Yi-Ting Siow (200 breast) also earned All-America status, giving Arkansas its highest number of All-American honorees in a single season. The 2010-11 team took Arkansas swimming and diving to a new level, earning a program-best No. 17 ranking during the season and breaking seven school records. The 2008-09 season saw a program-high 10 dual meet wins and a fifth place finish in the Southeastern Conference, the best SEC finish in Razorback history. In 2010, Siow became the first Razorback swimmer to win back-to-back SEC Championships with her dominance in the 200 breaststroke. Siowâ€™s excellence in the 200 breast also made her the first swimmer at Arkansas to ever finish as high as fourth in any NCAA championship event.
40 Years in the Making... The year 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the women's swimming and diving program at the University of Arkansas. It was in 1972 when a swimming and diving team bearing the Arkansas logo jumped into the pool for the first time. Prior to the 1972 swim team, there was swimming and diving at Arkansas in the form of an intramural team. Interestingly, the first-ever women's swimming and diving meet was held on October 6, 1972. This year the Razorbacks will kick off the season 40 years to the day of the first swim meet at Arkansas. The Razorback Relays, held on Oct. 6, will serve as a commemorative meet to honor and recognize the past 40 years of women's swimming and diving.
History and Records 50-YARD FREESTYLE 1. 22.73 2. 22.84 3. 22.88 4. 22.90 5. 22.91
Peggy Stoner Carly Mercer Peggy Stoner Zsuzsa Csobanki Peggy Stoner
2003 2011 2003 2005 2004
100-YARD FREESTYLE 1. 49.51 2. 49.89 3. 49.99 4. 50.02 5. 50.20
Carly Mercer Susanna White Carly Mercer Leslie Johns Missy Allert
2011 2012 2011 2003 1991
200-YARD FREESTYLE 1. 1:46.44 2. 1:47.63 3. 1:47.76 4. 1:48.22 5. 1:48.40
Katie C. Kastes Sigrun Sverrisdottir Chelsea Franklin Chelsea Franklin Katie Whitbeck
2009 2011 2011 2011 2010
500-YARD FREESTYLE 1. 4:42.32 2. 4:42.43 3. 4:42.91 3. 4:42.92 4. 4:43.59
Chelsea Franklin Chelsea Franklin Chelsea Franklin Stephanie Carr Stephanie Carr
2011 2010 2012 2009 2009
1,000-YARD FREESTYLE 1. 9:42.59 Chelsea Franklin 2. 9:44.14 Chelsea Franklin 3. 9:44.46 Stephanie Carr 2. 9:45.18 Stephanie Carr 3. 9:45.90 Jamie Marks
2011 2011 2008 2009 2010
Kelsea Vance 1,650-YARD FREESTYLE 1. 15:59.05 Chelsea Franklin 2. 16:03.94 Chelsea Franklin 3. 16:06.27 Chelsea Franklin 4. 16:08.40 Jamie Marks 5. 16:08.42 Jamie Marks
2011 2012 2012 2010 2009
100-YARD BACKSTROKE 1. 54.96 Kelsea Vance 2. 55.26 Lynette Ng 3. 55.35 Liz Braun 4. 55:36 Haley Smith 5. 55.46 Lynette Ng
2012 2010 2012 2011 2010
200-YARD BACKSTROKE 1. 1:56.68 Liz Braun 2. 1:56.94 Liz Braun 3. 1:57.53 Haley Smith 4. 1:57.80 Haley Smith 5. 1:58.43 Liz Braun
2012 2011 2011 2011 2011
100-YARD BREASTSTROKE 1. 1:00.77 Leah Pierce 2. 1:01.02 Yi-Ting Siow 3. 1:01.11 Yi-Ting Siow 4. 1:01.17 Yi-Ting Siow 5. 1:01.20 Yi-Ting Siow
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009
200-YARD BREASTSTROKE 1. 2:07.73 Yi-Ting Siow 2. 2:08.41 Yi-Ting Siow 3. 2:09.01 Yi-Ting Siow 4. 2:09.23 Yi-Ting Siow 5. 2:10.00 Yi-Ting Siow
2010 2009 2009 2010 2010
100-YARD BUTTERFLY 1. 53.95 Katie Whitbeck 2. 54.21 Katie Whitbeck 3. 54.33 Katie Whitbeck 4. 54.40 Katie Whitbeck 5. 54.61 Katie Whitbeck
2011 2012 2010 2012 2011
History & Records 200-YARD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1. 1:56.59 Yi-Ting Siow 2. 1:56.75 Yi-Ting Siow 3. 1:57.82 Yi-Ting Siow 4. 1:58.24 Yi-Ting Siow 5. 1:58.64 Yi-Ting Siow
2010 2010 2009 2009 2009
400-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY 1. 3:22.15 Csobanki, Shepherd, Stoner, Johns 1. 3:22.15 Sverristoddir, Siow, K. Whitbeck, Haskins 3. 3:22.17 Mercer, Sverrisdottir, Menzel, K. Whitbeck 4. 322.81 Csobanki, Auer, Stoner, Johns 5. 3:24.21 Ng, Jackson, Haskins, Silver
400-YARD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY 1. 4:07.29 Yi-Ting Siow 2. 4:07.92 Katie C. Kastes 3. 4:09.24 Katie C. Kastes 4. 4:10.73 Jamie Marks 5. 4:12.30 Katie C. Kastes
2010 2009 2009 2011 2009
800-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY 1. 7:10.91 Ka. Kastes, K. Whitbeck, Carr, Siow 2009 2. 7:15.49 K. Whitbeck, Sverrisdottir, Menzel, Franklin2011 3. 7:17.09 Whitbeck, Siow, Franklin, Sverrisdottir 2010 4. 7:18.45 Sverrisdottir, K. Whitbeck, Menzel, Franklin2010 5. 7:19.14 Ka. Kastes, Haskins, Totten, Carr 2008
200-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY 1 1:31.71 Csobanki, Stoner, Johns, Shepherd 2 1:32.36 Ng, Silver, Gregory, Ka. Kastes 3 1:32.77 Allert, Kimble, Hindson, Sheedy 4 1:32.87 Ng, Jackson, K. Whitbeck, Ka. Kastes 5 1:33.04 Csobanki, Orwig, Stoner, Johns
2003 2008 1991 2009 2004
Top Individual Record Holders Yi-Ting Siow
19 top-5 records (3 first-place records) Chelsea Franklin
10 top-5 records (three first-place records) Kesha Naylor
10 top-5 records (two first-place records) Katie Kastes
9top-5 records (one first-place record) Katie Whitbeck
200-YARD MEDLEY RELAY 1. 1:40.66 Ng, Siow, Lunkenheimer, Haskins 2. 1:41.57 Ng, Pierce, Ka. Kastes, Siow 3. 1:41.73 Ng, Jackson, Gregory, Ka. Kastes 4. 1:42.18 Braun, Daniels, K. Whitbeck, White 5. 1:42.97 Ng, Siow, Lunkenheimer, K. Whitbeck
2003 2010 2011 2004 2008
2010 2009 2008 2012 2009
400-YARD MEDLEY RELAY 1. 3:40.47 Smith, Siow, K. Whitbeck, Haskins 2010 2. 3:42.00 Braun, Daniels, K. Whitbeck, White2012 3. 3:42.39 Smith, Neumann, K. Whitbeck, Mercer2011 4. 3:42.67 Braun, Daniels, K. Whitbeck, White2011 5. 3:42.69 Ng, Siow, Lunkenheimer, K. Whitbeck 2009 ONE-METER DIVING 1. 326.25 Kesha Naylor 2. 318.83 Madison Palmer 3. 315.98 Kesha Naylor 4. 315.52 Kesha Naylor 5. 313.43 Madison Palmer
2011 2008 2012 2011 2009
THREE-METER DIVING 1. 360.60 Kesha Naylor 2. 353.20 Kesha Naylor 3. 352.80 Kesha Naylor 4. 348.60 Kesha Naylor 5. 344.00 Mandy Moran
2011 2012 2011 2011 2003
PLATFORM DIVING- 5 Dives 1. 297.98 Liana Bugslag 2. 294.23 Kesha Naylor 3. 286.43 Kesha Naylor 4. 283.43 Liana Bugslag 5. 274.30 Kesha Naylor
2012 2012 2011 2011 2012
Bold denotes times set during 2011-12 season
6 top-5 records (one first-place record)
Southeastern Conference History
he Southeastern Conference is home to some of the top swimming and diving schools in the country. Combined SEC schools have won a total of 11 national championships. The University of Arkansas has had many student-athletes put together standout performances at the SEC Championships. Arkansas had its first SEC individual champion in Nikola Atkinson. Atkinson placed first in the 1500-meter freestyle to win the championship. She also was the champion in the 200-meter butterďŹ‚y. Yi-Ting Siow would be the next Razorback to bring home an in-
dividual championship when she won back-to-back titles in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2009 and 2010. Aside from individual championships the Razorbacks also have a few SEC Championship records while competing in metric distances that were never matched. In 1992, Nikola Atkinson clocked a time of 16:56.02 in the 1500-meter freestyle. That year she also set the record in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:16.28.
SEC Freshman of the Year
SEC All-Freshman Team
Madison Palmer Katie Kastes Madison Palmer Katie Kastes Madison Palmer
Leah Pierce Yi-Ting Siow Yi-Ting Siow Yi-Ting Siow
In 2012, the Cardinal and White recorded their second highest point total in the SEC Championships, totaling 267 points. The only other time the Razorbacks scored more points was their fifth-place finish at the 2009 SEC Championships.
SEC Championship History Year
SEC Athlete of the Week
In 2009, the Razorbacks recorded their best-ever finish in the SEC Championships, fifth.
Because of Atkinson and Siowâ€™s accomplishments in the pool, they were named to the All-SEC team. Atkinson was honored in
1992 and Siow was honored in both 2009 and 2010.
Diving Freshman Diving Freshman Diving
10/16/08 10/16/08 11/20/08 11/20/08 1/22/09
Swim Swim Swim Swim
11/17/09 10/20/09 10/27/09 11/24/09
1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Arkansas Finish 8th 9th 9th 9th 9th 9th 9th 9th 9th 9th 8th 8th 7th 9th 9th 9th 7th 5th 6th 8th 6th
Champion Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Georgia Florida Auburn Auburn Auburn Georgia Auburn Auburn Florida Georgia Georgia Georgia
NCAA Participants 50 Freestyle
Nancy Duncan Kris Sheedy Toady Kimble Missy Allert Zsuzsa Csobanki
Cheryl McArton Nancy Duncan Stacey Benesch Kris Sheedy Missy Allert Leslie Johns
Cheryl McArton Stacey Benesch Zsuzsa Csobanki Leslie Johns Stephanie Carr Chelsea Franklin
Whitney Lynn Katie Kastes Stephanie Carr Ashley Largo Chelsea Franklin
1,650 Freestyle Nicola Atkinson Whitney Lynn Stephanie Carr Ashley Largo Jamie Marks Chelsea Franklin Nicole Menzel
200 Butterfly Katie Kastes
Sheedy, McArton, Dick, Duncan 1988 Sheedy, Pease, Duncan, Ter Poorten 1989
1988, 89 1989 1991 1991, 92, 93 2003
Sheedy, McArton, Hindson, Duncan 1988 Sheedy, Pease, Duncan, Ter Poorten 1989
1985, 88 1988, 89 1989 1991 1991, 92, 93 2003
100 Backstroke Kris Sheedy
100 Breaststroke Leah Pierce Yi-Ting Siow
1985 1989 2003 2003 2008 2011
200 Breaststroke Leah Pierce Yi-Ting Siow
Karen Gorham Anne Barnet Lisa Trombley Karen Straley Alicia Turner Mandy Moran Madison Palmer
2003 2008 2009 2008 2011, 12 1992 2003 2009 2008 2010 2011, 12 2012
Robin Ford Lisa Trombley Becky Martin Karen Straley Alicia Turner Katerina Kordioukova Mandy Moran Madison Palmer
Becky Martin Karen Straley Alicia Turner Mandy Moran Madison Palmer
200 Individual Medley Cheryl McArton Stacey Benesch Katie Kastes Yi-Ting Siow
1988 1989 2009 2009, 10 1988 2009 2010 2011
Sheedy, McArton, Hindson, Duncan Duncan, Pease, Benesch, Sheedy Allert, Duncan, Benesch, Reynolds Kimble, Allert, Hindson, Sheedy Stoner, Johns, Csobanki, Shepard
Allert, Kimble, Benesch, Reynolds
1988 1989 1990 1991 2003
2010 2009, 10 1983 1985 1985 1995 1996 2003, 04 2008 1983, 85* 1985 1989, 90 1995 1996 2001 2003, 04 2008 1989, 90 1995 1996 2003, 04 2008
* denotes NCAA Champion No results were available for 1986
400 Individual Medley Cheryl McArton Katie Kastes Yi-Ting Siow Jamie Marks
1988, 89, 91
Year UA Finish (pts) Champion
1982 -Florida 1983 t22nd (16) Stanford 1984 -Texas 1985 16th (76) Texas 1986* t25th (30) Texas 1987 -Texas 1988 t17th (42) Texas 1989 22nd (38) Stanford 1990 25th (30) Texas 1991 27th (18) Texas 1992 39th (5) Stanford 1993 32nd (10) Stanford 1994 -Stanford 1995 t33rd (11) Stanford 1996 t36th (2) Stanford 1997 -Southern California 1998 -Stanford 1999 -Georgia 2000 -Georgia 2001 38th (9) Georgia 2002 -Auburn 2003 31st (18) Auburn 2004 27th (24) Auburn 2005 -Georgia 2006 -Auburn 2007 -Auburn 2008 35th (14) Arizona 2009 27th (23) California 2010 34th (15) Florida 2011 t32nd (12) California 2012 41st (7) California *Arkansas hosted the 1986 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
Year-by-Year Results 1978-79 (2-2) Oklahoma State W 81-55 LSU W 82-49 SE Missouri L 61-66 Colorado L 61-68 AIAW Championships - 40th 1979-80 (3-7) Cottey College L 68-70 Kansas L 27-124 Oklahoma L 27-124 Missouri L 46-94 Cornhusker Invitational 8th of 8 Cottey College W 71-64 SE Missouri L 50-81 Texas Christian L 45-85 Tulsa W 100-21 Hendrix W 85-54 Central Arkansas L 67-71 AIAW Championships - 26th 1980-81 (2-4) Oklahoma L 50-99 Cottey College W 84-37 Missouri L 46-84 Cornhusker Invitational 6th of 9 Texas Christian L 50-92 Central Arkansas W 107-31 Kansas L 56-87 AIAW Championships - 26th 1981-82 (3-3) Oklahoma L Houston Invitational Lamar L Texas Christian L Central Arkansas W Southwest Texas W Missouri W
67-82 3rd of 4 57-83 57-92 102-33 87-34 72-68
1982-83 (6-3) Oklahoma W 85-64 North Texas W 57-20 Arkansas Relays 1st of 7 Lamar L 60-69 SWC Invitational 2nd of 7 SMU L 60-80 Texas Christian W 80-55 Kansas L 67-82 Northeast LouisianaW 123-23 Missouri W 83-66 Central Arkansas W 86-36 SWC Championships - 5th NCAA Championships - 22nd 1983-84 (4-3) Oklahoma W 63-49 Big Eight Invitational 3rd of 6 Texas A&M L 56-57 Northeast LouisianaW 65-39 Tulane W 65-45 Nebraska L 53-60 Missouri W 57-56 Alabama L 40-73 SWC Championships - 5th
1984-85 (4-3) Texas Tech W 75-38 Oklahoma W 67-46 Alabama L 32-81 Northeast LouisianaW 78-33 Missouri W 62-46 Nebraska L 47-66 Kansas L 53-60 SWC Championships - 6th NCAA Championships - 16th 1985-86 (3-4) SWC Relays 6th of 6 Texas Tech W 67-46 Texas A&M L 41-64 Missouri W 63-50 Nebraska L 50-63 Northeast LouisianaW 62-51 Alabama L 43-69 Kansas L 41-72 SWC Championships - 6th NCAA Championships - 25th 1986-87 (6-3) SWC Relays Missouri W South Carolina L Miami (Fla.) W New Orleans W Tulane W Kansas L Texas Christian W Northeast LouisianaW Nebraska L
3rd of 5 70-42 42-71 13-0 67-37 58-53 40-73 13-0 66-43 43-71
1987-88 (8-3) Houston W 155-113 SWC Relays 3rd of 7 Kansas W 120-97 Missouri W 79-29 Arizona L 51-89 Kansas L 54-86 South Carolina L 91-126 New Orleans W 86-41 Kansas W 68-45 Texas A&M W 114-103 Texas Christian W 81-32 Nebraska W 116-101 SWC Championships - 3rd NCAA Championships - 17th 1988-89 (5-1) SWC Relays 1st of 7 Texas A&M W 122-115 Harvard Invitational 4th of 7 Ed Kennedy Classic 1st of 4 Kansas W 60-53 Northeast LouisianaW 88-21 Texas Christian W 64-40 SMU L 63-77 Nebraska W 95-45 SWC Championships - 3rd NCAA Championships - 22nd
1989-90 (5-2) Texas A&M W 58-53 Texas Christian W 83-30 Razorback Invitational 1st of 7 Kansas L 65-75 SMU W 62-51 Nebraska L 67-73 Drury W 78-32 Southern Illinois W 72-40 SWC Championships - 4th NCAA Championships - 25th 1990-91 (9-1) SWC Relays Arizona W Arizona State W Razorback Invitational Texas Christian W SMU L Southern Illinois W Kansas W Nebraska W Missouri W American University
168-69 144-100 153-146 1st of 5 154-68 115-128 139-97 126-117 152-148 160-116 W 84-27 SWC Championships - 3rd NCAA Championships - 27th
1991-92 (9-1, 1-0 SEC) Notre Dame W 135-100 Purdue W 132-111 Texas A&M W 155-84 Kansas W 163.5-136.5 Razorback Invitational 2nd of 5 Southern Illinois W 131-109 Nebraska W 150-90 LSU W 124-119 Rice W 79-31 SMU L 105.5-192.5 Drury W 115-83 SEC Championships - 8th 1992-93 (7-4, 1-2 SEC) Louisville W 137-82 Kentucky W 131-112 SMU L 100-141 Texas Christian W 145-93 Drury W 157-65 Missouri W 170.5-120.5 Tennessee L 100-143 Kansas L 100-143 Houston W 43-27 LSU L 118-123 Southern Illinois W 164-79 SEC Championships - 9th NCAA Championships - 32nd 1993-94 (5-3, 0-1 SEC) Kentucky L 56-58 Texas Christian W 126-117 Southern Illinois W 72-40 Drury W 129-108 Missouri W 142-96 New Mexico Invitational 1st of 4 Michigan State L 39-40 Kansas L 45-68 Drury W 153-83 SEC Championships - 9th
Year-by-Year Results 1994-95 (7-3, 0-2 SEC) Southern Illinois W 75-39 Missouri W 135-108 Xavier W 77-27 Louisville W 89-15 Kentucky L 106-137 Speedo Cup 2nd of 21 LSU L 47-86 Houston W 75-58 Drury W 164-76 Iowa State W 181-122 Kansas L 121.5-169.5 SEC Diving Championships- 7th SEC Swimming Championships9th NCAA Championships- 33rd 1995-96 (1-3, 0-1 SEC) LSU L 119-123 Kansas L 82-160 Razorback Invitational 1st of 2 Evansville W 83-30 Reveille Invitational 4th of 6 Drury L 114-127 SEC Championships - 9th NCAA Championships - 36th 1996-97 (1-7, 0-3 SEC) LSU L 52-78 Houston L 60-76 Drury L 114-118 Georgia Invitational 6th of 8 Arizona St. Invitational 3rd of 4 Texas Christian L 124-157 Kansas Invitational 3rd of 4 South Carolina L 36-74 Alabama L 26-85 Northeast LouisianaW 173-75 Missouri L 87-176 SEC Championships - 9th 1997-98 (1-10, 0-4 SEC) Bowling Green L 103-133 Houston L 59-81 LSU L 29-111 Tennessee L 26-81 Miami (Fla.) L 40-65 Kentucky L 108-139 Long Center College Classic 1st of 3 Texas Christian L 124-160 Northeast Louisiana W 79-29 Missouri L 82-158 South Carolina L 33-79 Drury L 41-72 SEC Championships - 9th
1998-99 (6-6, 0-4 SEC) Miami Relay Carnival 3rd of 3 Miami (Fla.) L 105-181 Houston W 75-65 LSU L 52-87 Southwest Missouri W 90-23 Tennessee L 49-63 Indiana Univ. Invitational 6th of 8 North Texas W 169-79 Colorado/Mt. Holyoke 2nd of 3 Kentucky L 50-84 South Carolina L 45-54 Texas Christian L 138-160 Northeast Louisiana W 144-93 Southwest Missouri W 94-19 Truman State W 73-37 SEC Championships - 9th 1999-2000 (8-2, 1-2 SEC) LSU L 115-176 Drury W 62-42 Houston W 70-34 Drury W 79-25 Houston W 69-35 Southwest MissouriW 138-103 Indiana Univ. Invitational 5th of 6 TCU Classic 2nd of 5 Georgia Southern W 152-70 South Carolina W 123-117 Kentucky L 99-138 Louisiana-Monroe W 198-83 SEC Championships - 9th
2002-03 (5-5, 1-3 SEC) Drury W 169-61 Texas A&M L 100-198 Southern MethodistL 96-200 North Texas W 225-69 Houston W 132-104 LSU L 128-166 Alabama W 159-144 Indiana Invitational 3rd of 9 Georgia L 99.5-135.5 South Carolina L 116-127 Kansas W 181-119 SEC Championships - 8th NCAA Championships - 31st 2003-04 (5-9, 0-4 SEC) Auburn L 58-81 Missouri L 59-81 Florida L 121.5-164.5 Drury W 107-96 Texas A&M L 113-178 Rice Invitational 2nd of 4 Indiana Invitational 4th of 9 Houston Invitational Moran 2nd, Bradley 6th Purdue L 88-206 Tennessee L 130-170 Georgia L 85-138 SMU L 82-153 Houston W 184-115 Kansas L 119-181 SEC Championships - 7th NCAA Championships - 27th
2000-01 (8-4, 2-1 SEC) SEC West Meet 3rd of 4 Missouri L 101-199 Texas A&M L 49.5-90.5 North Texas W 121-19 Houston W 154-77 LSU W 161-139 Georgia Southern W 157-84 Arkansas Invitational 2nd of 5 Kansas L 138-162 Eastern Michigan W 31-23 South Carolina W 88-50 Kentucky L 55-85 Drury W 151-90 SMSU W 146-96 SEC Championships - 9th NCAA Championships - 38th
2004-05 (3-12, 0-4 SEC) Drury W 136-103 LSU L 60-73 Alabama L 59-74 Tulane L 67-74 New Orleans W 126-7 Washington State L 86-119 Aggie Invitational 4th of 4 Pacific L 37-66 Houston L 44-60 Tennesssee L 111-121 Kentucky L 54-84 Louisville W 89-51 Kansas L 133-163 All Star Challenge Kushner 8th & 9th, Hyslop 10th SEC Championships - 9th
2001-02 (4-5, 0-4 SEC) LSU L 120-175 SEC West Meet 3rd of 4 SEC West Meet (2) 1st of 4 Houston W 199-95 Drury W 170-73 SMS W 179-116 Texas A&M W 157-143 Arkansas Invite 2nd of 3 USD Invite 2nd of 4 Kentucky L 86.5-156.5 South Carolina L 95-148 Tennessee L 137-163 Kansas L 130-169 SEC Championships - 8th
2005-06 (1-7, 0-4 SEC) Nebraska L 121-178 Drury W 158.5-140.5 Houston L 112-122 Rice Invitational 4th of 4 Indiana Invitational Jackson, 3rd; Fulop, Jackson, Heidloff, Thibodeaux, 3rd Kentucky L 120-150 Alabama L 34-104 Florida L 42-91 Florida State L 56-180 Auburn L 69-149 SEC Championship - 9th
Year-by-Year Results 2006-07 (4-4, 0-3 SEC) South Carolina L 89-149 Nebraska L 132-168 LSU L 132-168 Georgia L 114-178 Emory W 161-138 Ohio State Invitational 6th of 12 Denver W 168-130 Missouri State W 185-115 Drury W 130-110 SEC Championships - 9th 2007-08 (7-5, 1-3 SEC) Georgia L 127-168 North Texas W 210-90 Denver W 167-130 Utah W 176-121 Kansas W 150.5-149.5 Hoosierland Open Carr, 1st Ka. Kastes, 2nd Florida L 86-114 Indian River CC W 161-41 Missouri L 149-151 Missouri State W 247-53 Vanderbilt W 195-38 Auburn L 113-182 Florida State L 106-194 SEC Championships - 7th NCAA Championships - 35th 2008-09 (10-1, 3-1 SEC) Tennessee L 103-197 Vanderbilt W 252-48 LSU W 151-149 Colorado State W 210.5-89.5 New Mexico State W 215-84 North Texas W 237-63 Southern Methodist W 152.148 Minnesota U.S. Grand Prix Individual Results Mizzou Invitational Individual Results Kentucky W 159-134 Missouri W 159-141 Kansas W 165-135 Drury W 160-112 Missouri Grand Prix Individual Results Austin Grand Prix Individual Results SEC Championships - 5th NCAA Championships - 27th
2009-10 (6-2, 2-1 SEC) Red and White R 123 - W 117 Kentucky W 166 - 132 Univ. of Cumberlands W 254 - 40 Florida L 133 - 175 Kansas W 196 - 112 Vanderbilt W 206 - 87 Purdue Invitational3rd 680 pts North Texas W 192 - 106 Missouri L 118 - 177 Utah W 195 - 100 SEC Championships - 6th NCAA Championships - 34th 2010-11 (9-2, 2-1 SEC) North Texas Relays 2nd 100 pts Tulane W 155 - 66 North Texas W 153-68 Vanderbilt W 194-43 Tennessee L 129-171 Missouri W 181-119 South Carolina W 194-106 Purdue Invitational1st 811.5 pts BYU L 118-125 Utah W 158-84 Kansas W 170-130 Houston W 153-90 Drury W 190-76 SEC Championships - 8th NCAA Championships - t32nd 2011-12 (3-3, 1-2 SEC) Auburn L 100.50-142.50 Florida L 125 - 173 Rice Invite 1st 1,135 pts Tennessee Invite 4th 580.5 pts Navy W 232.5-67.5 Penn State L 132.5-167.5 Kansas W 199-96 Vanderbilt W 220-57 SEC Championships - 6th NCAA Championships - 41st
ALL-TIME OPPONENT RECORDS
Alabama 1-6 American 1-0 Arizona 1-1 Arizona State 1-0 Auburn 0-4 Bowling Green 0-1 BYU 0-1 Central Arkansas 3-1 Colorado 0-1 Colorado State 1-0 Cottey College 2-1 Cumberland 1-0 DAVIDSON COLLEGE First Meeting Denver 2-0 Drury 17-3 Eastern Michigan 1-0 Emory 1-0 Evansville 1-0 Florida 0-5 FLORIDA STATE 0-2 Georgia 0-4 Georgia Southern 2-0 Hendrix 1-0 Houston 11-4 Iowa State 1-0 KANSAS 12-15 KENTUCKY 3-10 Lamar 0-2 LSU 4-11 Louisiana-Monroe 10-0 Louisville 3-0 Michigan State 0-1 Miami (Fla.) 1-2 MISSOURI 14-7 MISSOURI STATE 7-0 Navy 1-0 Nebraska 4-7 New Mexico State 1-0 New Orleans 3-0 North Texas 8-0 Notre Dame 1-0 Oklahoma 3-3 Oklahoma State 1-0 Pacific 0-1 PENN STATE 0-1 Purdue 1-1 Rice 1-0 SOUTH CAROLINA 3-8 Southeast Missouri 0-2 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 6-0 Southern Methodist 2-7 SW Texas 1-0 Tennessee 0-8 Texas A&M 6-5 Texas Christian 8-6 Texas Tech 2-0 Truman State 1-0 Tulane 3-1 Tulsa 1-0 Utah 2-0 Vanderbilt 6-0 Washington State 0-1 Xavier 1-0 BOLD denotes 2012-13 opponents
Razorbacks in the Olympics
Sigrun Sverrisdottir McArto
Sio g n i T Y
Yi-Ting Siow marked her third Olympic appearance at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing. As part of the Malaysian team, Siow competed in the 200 breast and the 200 and 400-individual medley. She picked up 19th overall in the 200 breast, where she set the Malaysian record with a time of 2:27.80. Siow also competed in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia and the 2004 Games in Athens, Greece. Siow is a two-time SEC Champion in the 200 breast.
Natalia Kodajova competed in the 1996 Olympic Games for the country of Slovakia. She swam in the 100 and 200 breast events for Slovakia and was also a part of the 1999 and 2001 World University games. She was honored as the teamâ€™s most valuable player in 1999 and 2001.
ZSigrun suzsaSverrisdottir Csoban ki
Sigrun Sverrisdottir was a representative of Iceland during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. She competed in the 200 freestyle at the 2008 Games and is the Icelandic National Champion. She broke the national record in the 100, 200, and 400 freestyle events in 2008.
Part of the Hungarian National Team, Zsuzsa Csobanki competed at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. She raced in the 50-meter freestyle at the Games and is a four-time Hungarian National Champion.
At age 18, Cheryl McArton competed with the Canadian team at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. She was part of the 4x100 meter freestyle relay team and helped Canada place fifth at the games. McArton held six Arkansas records at the end of her career.
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials The 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming trials were not without Razorback representation as eight Razorbacks participated, with Liz Braun (200 backstroke), Nikki Daniels (100 breaststroke), Chelsea Franklin (400 freestyle, 800 freestyle), Julia Kucherich (400 IM, 200 backstroke), Anna Mayfield (200 backstroke), Nicole Menzel (800 freestyle), Jillienne Schilling (200 backstroke) and Susanna White (50 freestyle).
All-Americans Missy Allert 1990-93
Diane Doucet 1979
Julie Hindson 1988, 91
Diane Dudeck 1986
Leslie Johns 2003
Nancy Duncan 1988-90
Katie Kastes 2008-09
Stephanie Carr 2008
Robin Ford 1985
Toady Kimble 1991
Zsuzsa Csobanki 2003
Chelsea Franklin 2011-12
Katerina Kordioukova 2001
50 Free 100 Free 200-Free Relay 400-Free Relay
Anne Barnett 1985 One-meter Diving Photo not available
Stacey Benesch 200-Free Relay 400-Free Relay
One-meter Diving Three-meter Diving
200-Free Relay 400-Free Relay 200-Medley Relay
200-Free Relay 400-Free Relay
200 Butterfly 500 Free 400 IM
200-Free Relay 400-Free Relay
Debbie Dick 1988
Karen Gorham 1980-83
One-meter Diving Three-meter Diving
Whitney Lynn 2003 500 Free 1,650 Free
All-Americans Jamie Marks 2009
Leah Pierce 2009
Karen Straley 1995
Becky Martin 1989, 90
Tara Reynolds 1990, 91 200-Free Relay 400-Free Relay
Cynthia TerPoorten 1989
Cheryl McArton 1985, 88
Kris Sheedy 1988, 89, 91
Lisa Trombley 1985
Mandy Moran 2003, 04
Kattie Shepherd 2003
Madison Palmer 2008
Yi-Ting Siow 2009, 10
Heidi Pease 1989
Peggy Stoner 2003
Three-meter Diving Ten-meter Diving
200 Free Relay 400 Free Relay 200 Medley Relay
One-meter Diving Three-meter Diving Platform Diving
200-Free Relay 200-Medley Relay
100 Backstroke 200-Free Relay 400-Free Relay 200-Medley Relay
200 Free Relay
Alicia Turner 1996
Karen Gorham, Robin Ford and Lisa Trombley with coach Scott Pyle
Razorback All-American Facts: • The ﬁrst ever female All-American in women’s swimming and diving was Diane Doucet in 1979 on the one-meter board. • Missy Allert and Karen Gorham, are the only two swimmers to be named an All-American in each of their four years at Arkansas. • Only four student-athletes in the history of the Arkansas swim program have garnered All-American honors three times in the same event. Karen Gorham (three-meter dive; 1980, 1981 and 1983), Kris Sheedy (200-freestyle relay; 1988, 1989, and 1991), Nancy Duncan (200-freestyle relay; 1988-90) and Missy Allert (50-freestyle; 1991-93). • University of Arkansas swimmers have totaled 75 All-America honors amongst 32 different student-athletes. • Missy Allert remains the most decorated swimmer in Razorback history at the NCAA Championships. Allert won a total of eight All-America honors between 1990-93. Allert snagged All-America status in four different events - the 200-yard freestyle relay, 400yard freestyle relay, 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle.
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BY YEAR 1979 ........................................................ Doucet 1980 ................................... Gorham 1981 ................................... Gorham 1982 ................................... Gorham 1983 ........................... Gorham, Ford 1985 ............. Barnett, Ford, McArton, Trombley 1986 .................................... Dudeck 1988 . Dick, Duncan, Hindson, McArton, Sheedy 1989 Benesch, Duncan, Martin, Pease, Sheedy, TerPoorten 1990 .Allert, Benesch, Duncan, Martin, Reynolds 1991 Allert, Benesch, Hindson, Kimble, Reynolds, Sheedy 1992 ....................................... Allert 1993 ....................................... Allert 1995 .....................................Straley 1996 ..................................... Turner 2001 ............................. Kordioukova 2003 ...Csobanki, Johns, Lynn, Moran, Stoner, Shepherd 2004 ......................................Moran 2008 .................. Carr, Kastes, Palmer 2009 ....... Kastes, Marks, Pierce, Siow 2010 ....................................... Siow 2011 ....................................Franklin 2012 ....................................Franklin BY EVENT 100 Backstroke...................... Sheedy 200 Breaststroke ............ Pierce, Siow 200 Butterfly .......................... Kastes 50 Free .................................... Allert 100 Free .................................. Allert 500 Free ....................... Kastes, Lynn 1,650 Free Carr, Lynn, Marks, Franklin 400 IM .................................. Kastes 200 Free Relay .......... Allert, Benesch, Csobanki, Duncan, Hindson, Johns, Kimble, McArton, Pease, Reynolds, Sheedy, Stoner, Shepherd, TerPoorten 400 Free Relay .......... Allert, Benesch, Duncan, Hindson, Kimble, McArton, Reynolds, Sheedy 200 Medley Relay .........Dick, Duncan, McArton, Pease, Sheedy One-meter diving ....... Barnett, Doucet, Dudeck, Gorham, Moran, Palmer, Trombley Three-meter diving ........Dudeck, Ford, Gorham, Kordioukova, Martin, Moran Ten-meter diving .........Martin, Straley, Turner Platform diving.............Moran, Straley
All-Time Roster A Karen Ablard Debbie Adam Erin Adams Missy Allert Barb Anderson Geri Andrews Lindy Andrews Nicola Atkinson Barbara Auer Heather Aust
1983-86 1976-77 1995-99 1989-93 1978-79 1976-77 1978-80 1990-94 2001-04 1981-82
B Julia Banach Gina Bargiachi Ann Barnett Karen Barnicoat Sheryl Barnicoat Shelby Bartlett Jennifer Becker Cheyne Bees Betsy Beinke Stacey Benesch Penney Berryman Katie Borkovec Hannah Bortnick Jenna Boyd Allison Boyle Betsy Bracy Tera Bradham Alicia Bradley Bonnie Brandecker Lisa Bransby Liz Braun Dannica Brennan Claire Bridwell Kim Brown Francie Brungardt Marcella Buechley Liana Bugslag Sara Bunyard Juliette Burks Scottie Burton
2011-present 2007-11 1984-85 1984-88 1984-88 2012-present 1992-96 1998-03 1978-79 1988-92 2001 2004 2012-present 1988-92 2011-present 1972-73 2011-present 2003-04 1995-96 1986-90 2010-present 2009-10 1974-75 1989-93 1983-85 1976-77 2008-12 1973-77 2004-05 1973-74
C A.K. Campbell Sue Ellen Cannon Ruth Carey Renata Carneiro Stephanie Carr Lori Casey Kelly Chambers Clara Chan Ginny Chandler Allison Chinn Tami Christianson Jessie Clark Meghan Clark Hannah Clegg Deirdre Cochran Irene Conn Nancy Conley Linda Cook Kelly Cook Shelby Cox Dede Cravens Claire Croston Zsuzsa Csobanki
2001-05 1997 1973-75 1991-93 2006-09 1990-92 1980-81 2001-03 1997-01 2006-08 1978-80 2007-09 2011-present 2003-05 1979-80 2000-04 1972-73 1972-73 1996-97 2012-present 1979-80 1973-74 2001-05
MacKinley Culp Exa Curtis D Nikki Daniels Cheryl Darling Carol Davis Katie Davis Beth Davoli Kristin DeArmond Jennifer DeJongh Martha Denison Rita Diana Debbie Dick Tammy Ditter Laurie Dolgas Renee Doty Diane Doucet Erin Draper Nina Drolc Diane Dudeck Torborg Duesten Nancy Duncan Amy Dunning E Katie Ebersole Rebecca Ebert-Whitson Sarah Eherkircher Elizabeth Engs Linda Ernst
1995-97 1976-77 2011-present 1972-75 1974-75 2008-10 1987-89 1992-96 1997-01 1980-82 1984-86 1987-91 1983-85 1998-02 1992-93 1980-81 1997-98 2012-present 1978-79 1986-87 1987-90 1979-80 1973-74 1986-87 1987-88 2005-09 1978-80
F Mary Farmer Wynne Favorite Susan Fedosky Sara Finan Emily Fletcher Maddie Fogel Robin Ford Missy Fourney Missy Fowlkes Shannon Fox Chelsea Franklin Patricia Frisk Mariann Fulop
1987-91 1979-80 1974-77 1999-02 2005-09 2008-11 1983-85 1992-93 1992-96 1994-98 2009-present 1982-85 2003-07
G Susan Gabbard Kim Garland Jill Gentry Lyndsie Gibson Alex Gikalov Teresa Gillogly Sandy Gleed Mary Lew Gilker Heather Gleghorn Natalie Glover Karen Gorham Helen Gorman Karen Graeff Emily Gregory Brit Gubrandsen
1974-75 1993 1973-74 2012-present 1987-90 1972-73 1980-82 1982-85 1988-93 1980-85 1980-83 1994-97 1985-90 2004-08 1982-85
H Chelsea Hahn Stacy Hahn Malu Hammans
2003-04 1987-91 1979-80
Paula Hamp Karen Hansen Mary Hardcastle Cari Hart Alana Hartmann Rebekah Harvey Megan Haskins Lana Hass Jenifer Hauser Laura Hays Carrie Helgeson Jesika Heidloff Aubrey Hertzler Julie Hindson Heidi Holland Andrea Horsfield Alex House Sarah Howard Taylor Hryorchuk Courtney Hubbard Tricia Hufnagel Jennifer Hutter Christa Hykaway Jamie Hyslop I Gerri Inscho J Betsy Jaicks Candy Jacobs Summer Jackson Leslie Johns Stephanie Johnson Tracie Johnson Stacey Jones Lauren Jordan Mandy Jordan
1978-82 1980-81 1976-77 1998-99 1989-92 2012-present 2007-10 2002-04 1989-91 1985-89 1986-90 2005 2010-present 1987-82 1989-90 1984-85 2008-12 2008-12 2009-10 2009-present 1989-92 1987-91 1996-00 2004-06 1974-75 1976-77 1972-73 2005-09 2000-04 1973-74 1980-81 1989-93 2012-present 1997-01
K Katie C. Kastes 2007-09 Kylie A. Kastes 2007-09 Robin Kearney 1978-80 Hillary Keeton 1998-00 Tori Kennedy 2004, 2006-07 Kristen Keith 200911 Susan Kemp 1978-79 Rachel Kessler 2012-present Toady Kimble 1990-91 Dashya Kimmel 2005-08 Brittany Kimmitt 2007-08 Karla Klein 1994-95 Theresa Knight-Williams 1990-94 J. Lynn Knox 1992-95 Kristol Kochner 1978-81 Natalia Kodajova 1998-02 Jordan Kohl 1999-00 Angela Kora 2002-06 Katerina Kordioukova 1998-02 Gayle Kordsmeier 1973-74 Leah Krueger 1975-77 Anita Kruger 1997-00 Julia Kucherich 2010-present Shelly Kunkel 1980-82 Teresa Kuran 1994-98 Brieanne Kushner 2004-07
All-Time Roster L Lesa Lackey Lisa Lambert Alissa Landrum Ashley Largo Mindy Lauchle Wanda Leding Julie Leep Kim LeMarca Tina Leone Lindsey Leopard Shana Lim Candice Little Cindy Lockerd Kaye Lovett Christi Lund Lisa Lunkenheimer Kari Lupien Whitney Lynn
1972-73 1976-77 1974-75 2007-11 1990-94 1973-74 1982-85 1984-85 1996-97 1972-73 2011-present 2002-03 1973-74 1983-84 1993-96 2008-12 1992-93 2001-05
M Lora Magnum Kathy Mainard Jan Marak Cynthia Marks Jamie L. Marks Amie Marshall Becky Martin Cindy Martin Debbie Matejicka Judy Mathews Anna Mayfield Melissa Mays Cheryl McArton Kathy McCoy Keri McCoy Lianne McCraw Pam McFarland Erika McGovern Katie McGraw Suzie McLaughlin Genny McNeill Lindsey McVey Robin Meek Nicole Menzel Alicia Meinz Janice Meggers Nancy Melching Carly Mercer Hannah Mertz Janet Meyer Molly Milborn Valarie Miller Lynn Mittelstaedt Sarah Moll Laura Mondello Janet Moody Mandy Moore Mandy Moran Vivian Morley Karen Morrison Molly Muck Barbara Murphy Beth Myers
1980-81 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 2007-11 1995-97 1986-90 1973-77 1992-93 1972-73 2012-present 1986-87 1984-85 1983-85 1994-96 1982-83 1972-73 2012-present 2006-08 1981-82 1999-03 1993-95 1976-77 2010-present 2009-11 1973-74 1975-77 2010-11 2006-08 1976-77 2010-present 1981-82 1973-74 2003-05 1989-93 1980-81 2001-02 2000-04 1973-74 1987-91 2003-05 1976-77 1991-92
N Kimberly Nail Kesha Naylor
Dotty Neely Kay Nelson E. Katy Nelson Erin Neumann Julie Neumann Lynette Ng Susie Nieder Kenyon Norman
1976-77 1983-85 1987-91 2007-11 2001-02 2007-11 2000-04 1997-01
O Becky O’Daniel Courtney O’Grady Meredith Oliver Drue Orwig
Karen Straley Lonnie Strange Amy Stroup Shara Sutphen Alexandria Sutton Sigrun Sverrisdottir Rhona Swain Amy Swanson Brenda Swearingin
1998-01 2008-12 2000-04 2000-04
T Nicky Talarom Mary Taylor Shelley Taylor Taylor Temple Alison Templin Cynthia Ter Poorten Kristen Thibodeaux Carri Thomas Mary Jane Tietze Alyssa Tomlinson Erica Totten Lisa Trombley Alicia Turner
1992-93 1985-89 1982-85 2011-present 2008-12 1988-93 2002-07 1972-73 1972-74 2009-present 2007-11 1982-86 1994-98
V Leslie Van Pelt Kelly Van Horn Kelsea Vance Christi Veenstra Sevannah Vekas Ta-Neisha Verley
1973-74 2000-01 2009-12 1997-00 2011-present 1997-99
P Madison Palmer Heidi Pease Amee Peña Lisa Petry Wendy Petty Leah Pierce Angela Pillers Karlyn Pipes Tanra Plummer Rebekah Porter R Becky Ralph Maggie Reagan Nicole Reinhardt Tara Reynolds Pam Rice Paula Ross Kathy Rowland Sarah Rowland Kimberly Roy Eimear Ryan Francie Russell S Shannon Samluk Liz Samoore Kim Sauer Caryn Scharlau Marti Scharlau Jillienne Schilling Chrissy Schreiner Maggie Schwindt Denise See Lorraine Sessions Gerri Shankle Kris Sheedy Kattie Shepherd Tracy Shilkett Tifanie Silver Nannette Simmons Yi-Ting Siow Maria Skwarlo Corey Smith Gwen Smith Haley Smith Sunny Sokol Darci Springer Meg Steele Rachel Stoehr Tisha Stojkovic Peggy Stoner
2004-09 1988-92 2010-11 2001-05 1988-93 2008-10 1993 1980-82 1979-80 2012-present 1997-01 1972-74 1986-87 1988-92 1973-74 1987-90 1977-79 2008-10 1993-94 2002-03 1981-82 2009-10 1980-81 1979-80 1973-74 1984-85 2008-12 2001-04 1980-82 1978-79 1975-79 1972-73 1987-91 1999-03 1973-74 2004-08 1976-77 2008-10 1992-94 1999-03 1973-74 2009-12 1987-90 1985-87 1987-91 2012-present 1991-93 2000-04
1992-95 2005-06 1992-96 2007-10 2010-present 2010-present 1992-96 1973-74 1988-92
W Diane Walton 1974-75 Marla Walker 1979-80 Angela Wallenfelsz 1998-99 Cheryl Watson 1996-97 Vicki Wattles 1994-98 Macey Webb 2005-09 Stephanie Welch 1999-00 Leith Weston 1982-86 Katie Whitbeck 2008-12 Lizzy Whitbeck 2010-present Jenny White 1999-02 Susanna White 2011-present Margo Whiteside 1976-77 Carol Wilke 1990-91 Kara Wilkerson 2009-10 Kellyn Williams 2004-09 Lyndli Williams 2001-03 Hilarie Wilson 2004-06 2007-08 Mary Wilson 1972-73 Rosalind Wislon 1979-80 Allison Wolters 1998-00 Diana Wood 1980-81 Kathryn Wynn 1980-82 Y Stephanie Young
Z Kenda Zwayer
Current Razorbacks in bold.
Razorbacks in the Classroom had her photography published in the June 2011 publication of Best of College Photography. Lisa Lunkenheimer was a Capital One Academic All-District VI second team selection. Seniors Lunkenheimer (above) and Sarah Howard (below) have been Academic Champions every semester of their careers at Arkansas.
Razorback Academic Success
he Arkansas Razorbacks have enjoyed a rich tradition of academic success through the years. The swimming and diving team maintains one of the highest grade point averages in the University of Arkansas Athletics Department, as well as among the top Division I swimming and diving programs in the country. For five straight years, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has named the Razorbacks a Top 25 Division I Academic All-America Team. In 2012, the Razorbacks compiled their second-highest finish in t he C SC AA A ca demic All-
America Team, finishing fifth in the country. The Razorbacks boasted a 3.58 GPA. They also tied the 2010 finish by having 10 student-atletes garner All-America accolades. 2011 was a standout year for the Razorbacks, who garnered a program-record ten individual Academic All-America honors. Additionally, sixteen athletes were named to the Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll, the most of any sport at Arkansas. Seven freshmen were named to the SEC First Year Honor Roll, and eight Razorbacks were named Arkansas Athletic Department Academic Champions for obtaining 4.0 Grade Point Averages. The 2010 Razorbacks were ninth in the country with a 3.51 GPA, and the 2009 team was eighth. In 200203, Arkansas was the top academic team in the nation according to the CSCAA.
Razorback swimmers and divers have also been honored with numerous individual awards. In 2011, senior Erin Neumann was a recipient of the NCAA 1A FAR Academic Excellence Award and art student Gina Bargiachi
In 2009, Stephanie Carr, Katie K a s t e s a n d L e a h P i e rc e w e r e named CSCAA Scholastic AllAmericans. Carr, who served as graduate assistant for the team in 2010, was also named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team for the second consecutive year. Carr and Angela Kora were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VI First Team in 2008 and 2006, respectively. The University of Arkansas Athletic Department Honor Roll recognizes those student athletes who maintain a 3.00 GPA or above. Academic Champion is the highest honor roll achievement, reserved for students with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Academic Champions (4.00 GPA)
Current Razorbacks: Tera Bradham Nikki Daniels Kesha Naylor Lizzy Whitbeck Kelsea Vance
Athletic Directorâ€™s List (3.50-3.99 GPA)
Current Razorbacks: Chelsea Franklin Aubrey Golbek Alex House Courtney Hubbard Julia Kucherich Molly Milborn Jillienne Schilling Sigrun Sverrisdottir Alison Templin Susanna White Liz Braun
Athletic Department Honor Roll (3.00-3.49)
Current Razorbacks: Julia Banach Allison Boyle Liz Braun Meghan Clark Alexandria Sutton Taylor Temple Alyssa Tomlinson
Razorbacks in the Classroom SEC Academic Honor Roll 1991-92 - Nicola Atkinson, Stacey Benesch, Jennifer Boyd, Kim Brown, Lori Casey, Heather Gleghorn, Trish Hufnagel, Cynthia Ter Poorten and Liz Corey 1992 -93 - Nicola Atkinson, Kim Brown, Heather Gleghorn, Mindy Lauchle, Laura Mondello and Cynthia Ter Poorten 1993-94 - Nicola Atkinson, Jennifer Becker, Kristin DeArmond, Jennifer Knox, Mindy Lauchle and Rhona Swain 1994-95 - Jennifer Becker, Kristin DeArmond, Jennifer Knox, Christi Lund, Karen Straley, Rhona Swain and Lindsey McVey 1995-96 - Jennifer Becker, Kristin DeArmond, Missy Fowlkes, Shannon Fox, Kim Garland, Helen Gorman, Christi Lund, Rhona Swain, Alicia Turner, Vicki Wattles and Courtney Carson 1996-97 - Erin Adams, Shannon Fox, Helen Gorman, Alicia Turner and Vicki Wattles 1997-98 - Erin Adams, Shannon Fox, Kristina Leone, Alicia Turner, Christine Veenstra and Vicki Wattles 1998-99 - Erin Adams, Ginny Chandler, Caroline Hart, Mandy Jordan and Christina Veenstra 1999-2000 - Cheyne Bees, Ginny Chandler, Laurie Dolgas, Christa Hykaway, Mandy Jordan, Katrina Kordioukova, Becky O’Daniel and Becky Ralph 2000-01 - Cheyne Bees, Ginny Chandler, Laurie Dolgas, Sara Finan, Mandy Jordan, Angela Wallengelsz, Katerina Kordioukova, Becky O’Daniel, Becky Ralph, Kattie Shepherd, Corey Smith and Jenny White 2001-02 - Ginny Chandler, Irene Conn, Jennifer DeJongh, Laurie Dolgas, Sara Finan, Leslie Johns, Mandy Jordan, Katerina Kordioukova, Mandy Moran, Susie Nieder, Becky O’Daniel, Drue Orwig, Becky Ralph, Kattie Shepherd, Corey Smith and Jenny White 2002-03 - Babsi Auer, Cheyne Bees, Anne Katherine Campbell, Irene Conn, Laurie Dolgas, Sara Finan, Leslie Johns, Katerina Kordioukova, Mandy Moran, Susie Nieder, Drue Orwig, Lisa Petry, Christine Schreiner, Kattie Shepherd, Corey Smith, Peggy Stoner and Jenny White 2003-04 - Babsi Auer, A.K. Campbell, Irene Conn, Zsuzsa Csobanki, Lana Hass, Leslie Johns, Angela Kora, Mandy Moran, Susie Nieder, Drue Orwig, Lisa Petry, Christine Schreiner, Peggy Stoner and Kristen Thibodeaux
2004-05 - A.K. Campbell, Zsuzsa Csobanki, Angela Kora, Sarah Moll, Molly Muck and Lisa Petry 2005-06 - Emily Gregory, Angela Kora, Madison Palmer, Tifanie Silver, Kristen Thibodeaux, Kellyn Williams, Hilarie Wilson. FRESHMEN: Emily Fletcher, Summer Jackson, Dashya Kimmel, Lonnie Strange 2006-07 - Emily Fletcher, Mariann Fulop, Emily Gregory, Summer Jackson, Dashya Kimmel, Madison Palmer, Tifanie Silver, Kristen Thibodeaux, Kellyn Williams. FRESHMEN: Allison Chinn, Hannah Mertz 2007-08 - Gina Bargiachi, Jessie Clark, Megan Haskins, Kylie Kastes, Brittany Kimmitt, Ashley Largo, Erin Neumann, Shara Sutphen, Erica Totten. FRESHMEN: Gina Bargiachi, Jessica Clark, Megan Haskins, Kylie Kastes, Brittany Kimmitt, Ashley, Erin Neumann, Shara Sutphen, Erica Totten 2008-09 - Gina Bargiachi, Stephanie Carr, Jessie Clark, Emily Fletcher, Summer Jackson, Katie Kastes, Kylie Kastes, Ashley Largo, Jamie Marks, Erin Neumann, Lynette Ng, Madison Palmer, Shara Sutphen, Erica Totten, Macey Webb, Kellyn Williams. FRESHMEN: Katherine Davis, Madeline Fogel, Sarah Howard, Lisa Lukenheimer, Courtney O’Grady, Sarah Rowland, Jillienne Schilling, Alison Templin, Katherine Whitbeck 2009-10 - Gina Bargiachi, Katherine Davis, Madeline Fogel, Megan Haskins, Sarah Howard, Ashley Largo, Lisa Lunkenheimer, Erin Neumann, Lynette Ng, Courtney O’Grady, Leah Pierce, Alexandra Roman, Jilliene Schilling, Erica Totten, Katherine Whitbeck. FRESHMEN: Dannica Brennan, Haley Smith, Kelsea Vance 2010-11 - Gina Bargiachi, Maddie Fogel, Sarah Howard, Alex House, Ashley Largo, Lisa Lunkenheimer, Jamie Marks, Alicia Meinz, Erin Neumann, Courtney O’Grady, Jillienne Schilling, Haley Smith, Sigrun Sverrisdottir, Erica Totten, Kelsea Vance, Katie Whitbeck. FRESHMEN: Liz Braun, Aubrey Hertzler, Julia Kucherich, Carly Mercer, Molly Milborn, Kesha Naylor, Lizzy Whitbeck 2011-12 - Alex House, Sarah Howard, Courtney Hubbard, Julia Kucherich, Lisa Lunkenheimer, Molly Milborn, Kesha Naylor, Courtney O’Grady, Jillienne Schilling, Haley Smith, Sigrun Sverrisdottir, Kelsea Vance, Lizzy Whitbeck, Katie Whitbeck.
All-Time Academic Champions (4.00 SEMESTER GPAs) Fall 1990 - Stacey Benesch, Lori Casey, Mary Farmer, Karen Morrison, Cynthia Ter Poorten and Carol Wilke Spring 1991 - Mary Garmer and Carol Wilke Fall 1991 - Nicola Atkinson Spring 1992 - Nicola Atkinson, Stacey Benesch, Kim Brown, Julie Hindson and Cynthia Ter Poorten Fall 1992 - Nicola Atkinson and Cynthia Ter Poorten Spring 1993 - Kim Brown, Karen Straley and Cynthia Ter Poorten Fall 1993 - Mindy Lauchle, Lindsey McVey and Rhonda Swain Fall 1995 - Rhonda Swain and Alicia Turner Spring 1996 - Kristin DeArmond and Vicki Wattles Spring 1997 - Kristina Leone Fall 1997 - Christina Veenstra and Alicia Turner Fall 1998 - Allison Wolters Fall 1999 - Sara Finan Spring 2000 - Laurie Dolgas, Sara Finan, Katerina Kordioukova and Kattie Shepherd Fall 2000 - Jennifer DeJongh, Laurie Dolgas, Sara Finan, Susie Nieder and Becky Ralph Spring 2001 - Cheyne Bees, Sara Finan, Drue Orwig, Kattie Shepherd. Fall 2001 - Babsi Auer, Sara Finan, Leslie Johns, Susie Nieder, Christine Schreiner and Kattie Shepherd Spring 2002 - Babsi Auer, Sara Finan, Leslie Johns, Susie Nieder, Christine Schreiner and Kattie Shepherd Fall 2002 - Babsi Auer, Angela Kora, Drue Orwig, Christine Schreiner and Kattie Shepherd Spring 2003 - Babsi Auer, Miriam Conn, Angela Kora, Susie Nieder, Drue Orwig, Christine Schreiner, Kattie Shepherd and Kristen Thibodeaux Fall 2003 - Angela Kora, Drue Orwig, Lisa Petry, Christine Schreiner and Kristen Thibodeaux Spring 2004 - A.K. Campbell, Irene Conn, Lana Hass, Molly Muck and Christine Schreiner Fall 2004 - Emily Gregory and Angela Kora Spring 2005 - Angela Kora Spring 2006 - Angela Kora Spring 2007 - Stephanie Carr, Allison Chinn, Emily Gregory, Katie McGraw, Kristen Thibodeaux Fall 2007 - Stephanie Carr, Allison Chinn, Jessie Clark, Megan Haskins, Katie McGraw, Erica Totten Spring 2008 - Gina Bargiachi, Stephanie Carr, Allison Chinn, Jessie Clark, Megan Haskins, Katie McGraw, Erin Neumann, Lynette Ng Fall 2008 - Gina Bargiachi, Stephanie Carr, Jessie Clark, Sarah Howard, Lisa Lunkenheimer, Erin Neumann, Madison Palmer, Leah Pierce Spring 2009 - Gina Bargiachi, Stephanie Carr, Jessie Clark, Sarah Howard, Summer Jackson, Lisa Lunkenheimer, Erin Neumann, Madison Palmer Fall 2009: Gina Bargiachi, Sarah Howard, Lisa Lunkenheimer, Erin Neumann, Lynette Ng, Leah Pierce Spring 2010: Megan Haskins, Sarah Howard, Lisa Lunkenheimer, Erin Neumann, Lynette Ng, Alexandra Roman, Haley Smith, Kelsea Vance Fall 2010: Sarah Howard, Ashley Largo, Lisa Lunkenheimer, Erica Totten Spring 2011: Maddie Fogel, Aubrey Hertzler, Sarah Howard, Lisa Lunkenheimer, Kesha Naylor, Courtney O’Grady, Erica Totten, Kelsea Vance Fall 2011: Tera Bradham, Aubrey Hertzler,, Sarah Howard, Lisa Lunkenheimer, Courtney O’Grady, Kelsea Vance Spring 2012: Tera Bradham, Nikki Daniels,Sarah Howard, Lisa Lunkenheimer, Kesha Naylor, Courtney O’Grady, Haley Smith, Kelsea Vance, Lizzy Whitbeck, Katie Whitbeck.
Razorbacks in the Classroom
Academic excellence remains one of the most important goals of the Arkansas swim team. The team has had tremendous success in the classroom and is one of the top teams in the country academically. • Since its inception the Razorbacks have been honored with 34 individual Scholastic All-America honorable mention accolades. • A total of 24 different Arkansas swimming and diving studentathletes have garnered Scholastic All-America Honorable Mention accolades. • There have been 12 individual Scholastic All-Americans from the University of Arkansas swim team. Current Razorback Chelsea Franklin and former Razorbacks Peggy Stoner and Stephanie Carr are the only students to be named a two-time Scholastic AllAmerican. • Senior Chelsea Franklin is looking to become the ﬁrst Razorback to become a three-time Scholastic All-American. • The last two years have been full of Razorback academic success. Arkansas placed a total of 10 student-athletes each year on the Scholastic All-America lists. • In 2003, the Razorbacks had five students named a Scholastic All-American, the most in history. • This past season, the Razorbacks have enjoyed tremendous success nationally, placing fifth in the country in team GPA. The fifth-place finish was the highest the Razorbacks have finished nationally since their fourth-place finish in 2008. • In the 2011-12 season, 14 Razorbacks made the SEC Academic Honor Roll. • Current Razorbacks, Tera Bradham, Nikki Daniels, Kesha Naylor and Lizzy Whitbeck were honored last season as Academic Champions after compiling a perfect 4.00 GPA in at least the Fall 2011 or Spring 2012 semesters.
College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholastic All-America
2011........................ Chelsea Franklin 2010........................ Chelsea Franklin Jamie Marks 2009........................... Stephanie Carr Katie Kastes Leah Pierce 2008........................... Stephanie Carr Ashley Largo Madison Palmer 2004...............................Peggy Stoner 2003..........................Kattie Shepherd Peggy Stoner Mandy Moran Leslie Johns Zsuzsa Csobanki
Scholastic All-America Honorable Mention
2011....................................Liz Braun Julia Kucherich Nikki Daniels Jillienne Schilling Taylor Temple Alison Templin Katie Whitbeck Susanna White Kelsea Vance 2010....................................Liz Braun Julia Kucherich Ashley Largo Carly Mercer Erin Neumann Haley Smith Sigrun Sverrisdottir Erica Totten 2009........................ Summer Jackson Erin Neumann 2008............................Emily Gregory Summer Jackson Erin Neumann Shara Sutphen Erica Totten 2005 ...........................Emily Gregory 2004.................................. Babsi Auer Drue Orwig Leslie Johns 2003 ................................. Babsi Auer Cheyne Bees 2002.............................. Cheyne Bees Kattie Shepherd 2001............................... Becky Ralph Kattie Shepherd
CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
2009........................... Stephanie Carr 2008........................... Stephanie Carr 2006 ...............................Angela Kora 2002..........................Kattie Shepherd 1994......................... Nicola Atkinson
2004 ........................... Mandy Moran 2003 ................................. Babsi Auer 1992 ........................ Nicola Atkinson
2012-13 Dual Meet Opponents
Oct. 26 || Columbia, Mo. || 2 p.m.
Location .......................Athens, Ga. Nickname ..........................Bulldogs Colors .......................Red and Black Conference ................. Southeastern Athletics Director ...... Greg McGarity Media Contact ....... Stephen Colquitt Head Coach .................Jack Bauerle Diving Coach ....................Dan Laak Asst. Coach ............. Jerry Champer
Location ................... Columbia, Mo. Nickname ............................. Tigers Colors ......................Gold and Black Conference ................. Southeastern Athletics Director ...........Mike Alden Media Contact ............ Shawn Davis Head Coach ..........Greg Rhodenbagh Diving Coach ..........James Sweeney Asst. Coach .................. John Pontz
Southern Illinois Salukis
Oct. 26 || Columbia, Mo. || 2 p.m.
Oct. 26 || Columbia, Mo. || 2 p.m.
Location ...................Carbondale, Ill. Nickname ............................Salukis Colors ................ Maroon and Black Conference .............. Missouri Valley Athletics Director ........Mario Moccia Media Contact ................ John Lock Head Coach .................. Rick Walker Diving Coach ............ Chunhua Zhao Asst. Coach ................. Scott Olson
Location ................... Lexington, Ky. Nickname ......................... Wildcats Colors ..................... Blue and White Conference ................. Southeastern Athletics Director ......Mitch Barnhart Media Contact ........ Tamie Holloway Head Coach ................Gary Cornelly Diving Coach ................ Ted Hautau Associate Coach ...... Lars Jorgensen Asst. Coach ....................Ben Davis
Penn State Nittany Lions Jan. 12 || FAYETTEVILLE || 10 a.m.
Location .........University Park, Penn. Nickname ................... Nittany Lions Colors ..................... Blue and White Conference .......................... Big 10 Athletics Director ........... Tim Curley Media Contact .........................TBD Head Coach .................. John Hargis Diving Coach ............... Craig Brown Asst. Coach ........... Aaron Mahaney
Oct. 19 || FAYETTEVILLE || 4 p.m.
Missouri State Bears
Jan. 12 || FAYETTEVILLE || 10 a.m. -
Location ................. Springfield, Mo. Nickname ..............................Bears Colors .................Maroon and White Conference .............. Missouri Valley Athletic Director .............Kyle Moats Media Contact .......... Adam Samson Head Coach ................. Dave Collins Asst. Coach ............Josh Udermann Diving Coach ....... James Huelskamp
2012-13 Dual Meet Opponents
South Carolina Gamecocks Jan. 18 || Columbia, S.C. || 4 p.m.
Location .................. Columbia, S.C. Nickname ..................... Gamecocks Colors .................. Garnet and White Conference ................. Southeastern Athletics Director ...........Ray Tanner Media Contact ............... Justin Holt Head Coach .............. McGee Moody Diving Coach .............. Todd Sherritt Asst. Coach .............Jason MeMont
Florida State Seminoles Jan. 18 || Columbia, S.C. || 4 p.m.
Location ................ Tallahassee, Fla. Nickname ....................... Seminoles Colors ....................Garnet and Gold Conference ............................. ACC Athletics Director .... Randy Spetman Media Contact ......... Christa Salerno Head Coach ................... Neil Harper Diving Coach ..........Kirk Hampleman Associate Coach ..........Andy Robins Asst. Coach ......... Lauren O'Donnell
Jan. 19 || Davidson, N.C. || 10 a.m.
Feb. 2 || Lawrence, Kan. || 10 a.m.
Location .................. Davidson, N.C. Nickname ......................... Wildcats Colors ...................... Red and White Conference ....................... Southern Athletics Director ..........Tim Murphy Media Contact .............Greg Kincaid Head Coach ..................John Young Diving Coach ................ Aaron Hintz Asst. Coach ............... Josh Graham Asst. Coach ..............Amy Krakauer
Location ..................Lawrence, Kan. Nickname ....................... Jayhawks Colors ..................... Blue and White Athletics Director .... Sheahon Zenger Conference .......................... Big 12 Media Contact ..........Zach Carnahan Head Coach ..............Clark Campbell Diving Coach ...................Eric Elliott Asst. Coach ...................... Jen Fox
Feb. 19-24 || College Station, Texas || All Day
Location ....... College Station, Texas Host ........................... Texas A&M Host Contact .......... Brad Marquardt Phone ................... (979) 862-5448 Email ... firstname.lastname@example.org 2011-12 Champion ............ Georgia
Mar. 21-23 || Indianapolis, Ind. || All Day
Location ............... Indianapolis, Ind. Host .................................... IUPUI Host Contact ............. Ed Holdaway Phone ................... (317) 274-2725 Email ..............email@example.com 2011-12 Champion ..........California
THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
Founded in 1871, The University of Arkansas is the flagship institution of the University of Arkansas System. Located in Fayetteville in Arkansas’ northwest corner, the U of A is the state’s foremost partner and resource for education and economic development. The U of A offers 213 baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs. In keeping with its status as Arkansas’ land-grant university, the U of A has a 140-year-old mandate to educate, to conduct basic and applied research, and to extend knowledge and resources to the people of Arkansas and beyond through public engagement and service. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching recently classified the U of A as a national research university with a very high level of research activity, based on the number of doctoral degrees awarded, research grants received, and other factors. The U of A is the only Arkansas institution with such a ranking and is among just 108 institutions in the United States (out of 4,633) to have received that classification. The U of A has enormous influence over Arkansans’ social, cultural, and recreational life, especially the widespread passion for the university’s athletics teams, the Arkansas Razorbacks. The U of A’s location in northwest Arkansas is viewed as one of the university’s strongest attributes. Fayetteville is widely recognized as one of the best college communities in the U.S. The city’s Dickson Street district abuts the U of A campus and features scores of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Northwest Arkansas is a vibrant economic region with a national reputation for its high quality of life. Three of the U.S.’s largest corporations have their world headquarters in the region: Tyson Foods, J.B. Hunt Transportation, and the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, Inc. Because of their presence, many other corporations have established primary or secondary headquarters in Northwest Arkansas. Their close proximity to the U of A campus, along with their executives’ and employees’ active involvement in university life, offers students and faculty exceptional opportunities for research partnerships, internships, and post-graduation employment. The U of A boasts one of the most unique features and traditions found on any college or university campus: Senior Walk, a nearly three-mile stretch of concrete sidewalks crisscrossing campus into which the names of every U of A graduate is engraved. More than 140,000 names currently appear, grouped alphabetically by year of graduation. Senior Walk epitomizes the university’s emphasis on “putting students first,” a philosophy captured in its tag line, “the YOU of A.” The U of A features distinctive architecture, including its signature building, Old Main, finished in 1875. As the original administrative facility, the iconic building now houses the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. The college is named in
OLD MAIN One of the original buildings on Arkansas’ campus, Old Main symbolizes the strong connection to the past and the focus upon the future which come together in the present at the University of Arkansas. Completed in 1875, Old Main stood the test of time until the mid1980s when age and modern building codes threatened to send it to the wrecking ball as had happened to its sister building at the University of Illinois. A major fund-raising campaign by alumni totally renovated Old Main. Reopening in 1992, the building maintains the feel of a Victorian-era building with high ceilings and elaborate wooden trim. Just below the surface of the period hardwood floors, Old Main is hard-wired to the internet and built to last well into its second century. Even with renovation, Old Main remained unfinished until 2005. One of the gifts during the Campaign for the Twenty-First Century specified the installation of a clock, originally planned for the blank faces of the south tower. As mentioned, Old Main was built from shared plans with its counterpart on the Illinois campus, with one important difference. The north tower of Arkansas’ Old Main is taller than the south tower. Legend says this was symbolic of the Civil War as the lead engineer was a northern veteran.
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honor of former U of A President (and, later, U.S. Senator) J. William Fulbright, who helped create the prestigious international scholarship and fellowship programs that bear his name. The U of A’s distinctive Fulbright Peace Fountain, designed by architect Fay Jones, recognizes its namesake’s role in promoting peaceful resolution of world conflicts. Academically, the U of A is organized into 10 schools and colleges: the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences; the College of Education and Health Professions; the College of Engineering; the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences; and the Sam M. Walton College of Business. The university also features the Fay Jones School of Architecture, the Graduate School and International Education, the Honors College, the School of Law and the Global Campus, which provides academic outreach and programs to more than 15,000 learners a year. The U of A’s total annual operating budget for FY2012 is $528 million. Tuition and fee revenues make up the largest source of revenues, followed by an annual state appropriation. Almost 77 percent of all full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. U of A undergraduate tuition rates were ranked 38th lowest in the nation among land-grant universities, in keeping with the university’s emphasis on keeping itself accessible and affordable. In August 2011, the U of A enrolled a record 23,119 students. The student body consisted of students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More than 300 student organizations also exist on campus. There are plenty of things to do on- and offcampus. The HPER Center, the university’s state-of-the-art recreational facility, offers a great place to climb, swim, run, lift weights, do aerobics and yoga, or play basketball. Cultural and recreational options include attending lectures, readings, and theatrical performances, shopping opportunities, and listening to live music on nearby Dickson Street. In 2009, University Chancellor G. David Gearhart presented a long-range strategic plan that was formally endorsed by the elected leaders of the faculty, staff, and student body. The plan emphasizes a commitment to “students first,” and outlines goals and strategies to ensure that all students receive the resources and support they need to achieve their academic goals. The plan also emphasizes the U of A’s commitment to transparency and accountability to the people of Arkansas in its operation. More information about the U of A may be found at www.uark.edu.
SENIOR WALk The University of Arkansas is proud to be the last university in the nation maintaining what once was a common tradition of etching its graduates’ names into the campus sidewalks. The 100,000th graduate’s name went down in cement during the 1990s. The names on Senior Walk stretch over three miles of campus sidewalks. The story of Senior Walk is a perfect example of how the University of Arkansas brings its commitment to the past together with innovations for the future. When the costs involved in hand-etching names into concrete forced numerous other universities to give up, the University of Arkansas turned to its physical plant and engineering school grads to create a one-of-a-kind computerized sandblasting machine -- the SandHog. Each summer, the SandHog roars across the front lawn of Old Main, etching the names of graduates into sidewalks.
DR. G. DAVID GEARHART CHANCELLOR
Dr. G. David Gearhart became the chancellor of the University of Arkansas on July 1, 2008, following 10 years of service to the university as vice chancellor for university advancement. Previously he was senior vice president of Penn State University, during which time he was named a Fulbright Scholar, studying at Oxford University in Oxford, England. His Bachelor of Arts degree is from Westminster College in Missouri. Both his law degree and his doctor of education degree are from the University of Arkansas. He is a native of Fayetteville. Prior to being appointed chancellor, Dr. Gearhart oversaw the Campaign for the Twenty-First Century, the most successful capital campaign in Arkansas history, which raised more than $1 billion for academic programs. As chancellor, Dr. Gearhart instituted the first tuition freeze in 24 years and implemented a $220 million campus building renovation and refurbishment plan, as well as a campus-wide energy savings plan. He has also undertaken a renewed emphasis on the arts on campus, including the establishment of the “All Steinway Campus.” Dr. Gearhart has additionally implemented a major cost savings program that has already resulted in over $29.4 million in cost reduction and savings to the flagship campus. Campus enrollment has also grown by nearly 6,000 students in the past three years to almost 25,000 students. At the same time, diversity in the student body has increased significantly. He and his wife of more than 35 years, Jane, have two children and two grandchildren.
DR. SHARON HuNT FACuLTy ATHLETICS REpRESENTATIVE
Chancellor G. David Gearhart appointed Dr. Sharon Hunt to be the faculty athletics representative (FAR) for the University of Arkansas in August 2010. Dr. Hunt is the first woman and non-lawyer to hold the post. Dr. Hunt has been on the University of Arkansas faculty since 1990, and she served as the department head of the recently renamed Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation from July 1,1990 until June 30, 2011 except for the 2000-01 academic year, when she served as the interim dean of the College of Education and Health Professions On June 30, 2011 Dr. Hunt stepped down as department head and returned to the faculty at the rank of Professor giving her more time to devote to the FAR position. A high school athlete, Hunt’s involvement with collegiate athletics dates back to her own college days at the University of Arkansas when she played extramural sports with the women’s basketball and tennis teams prior to the enactment of Title IX. After receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education from the university, she went on to earn a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Georgia, where she taught a variety of undergraduate courses as a graduate assistant. Upon the completion of her doctoral degree, she joined the faculty of the University of Kentucky for 13 years, where she taught both undergraduate and graduate courses and served as the graduate coordinator for the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. In 1990, she and her family returned to Fayetteville. The FAR’s responsibilities lie in three broad areas: academic integrity within the athletics program, student-athlete well-being, and institutional control of the athletics program. Dr. Hunt is involved in the student-athlete advisory council on campus and chairs the Academic Credential Review Committee and Athletic’s Academic Integrity Committee, and serves as an ex-officio member of the Faculty Athletics Committee. In addition, she travels to represent the University of Arkansas at various SEC and NCAA meetings. Dr. Hunt was instrumental in establishing the graduate athletic training education program in the College of Education and Health Professions, and she has worked closely with athletics on that program. The athletics department provides support to students in the athletic training education program in the form of a stipend, books and travel to the Arkansas Athletic Trainers’ Association annual meeting. Two endowed scholarships for athletic training students in honor of longtime Razorback trainers Dean Weber and the late Bill Ferrell were established through the athletics department. Dr. Hunt has been married to David Hunt since 1973, and they have an adult son and daughter as well as a grandson.
VICE CHANCELLOR FOR INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS & DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Entering his fifth full year as Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics, Jeff Long has guided the University of Arkansas’ Department of Intercollegiate Athletics through a period of unprecedented transition and gained national attention for his leadership while revitalizing a tradition-rich athletics program encompassing 19 sports and more than 460 student-athletes. Long leads a comprehensive athletics program uniformly committed to the development of student-athletes academically, athletically and socially. A part of Chancellor G. David Gearhart’s Executive Committee, Long is helping to chart the course for the future of higher education at the University of Arkansas while integrating Razorback Athletics into the campus community. In each of the past three years, Razorback Athletics has made a $1 million gift to support the university’s academic mission. The department’s total support of university and student programs and initiatives includes $1.9 million in direct funding of academic programs. Long’s leadership and unwavering commitment to the student-athletes and maintaining integrity within intercollegiate athletics has not gone unnoticed. In 2011-12, Long was named a finalist for the SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily Athletic Director of the Year. In the spring of 2012, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and longtime chairman Fred W. Smith made a gift of more than $1.25 million to the program in recognition of Long’s leadership of Razorback Athletics. In Long’s tenure, Arkansas has captured 11 conference championships and advanced to 68 post-season competitions, including the school’s first Bowl Championship Series appearance in football, while drawing more than a million fans annually to campus to cheer on the Razorbacks. In 2011-12, Arkansas finished No. 20 in the Learfield Sports Directors Cup, a year-long competition ranking the nation’s most successful intercollegiate athletic programs, the fourth time in the past five years the Razorbacks have finished in the nation’s top 25. In the classroom, the Razorbacks continue to set new standards including posting a student-athlete grade point average of 3.07 in 2011-12. It marked the fourth consecutive year Razorback student-athletes posted a GPA exceeding 3.0. Arkansas exceeds the national APR multi-year rate by more than 10 points in 18 sports and has seen a steady rise in graduation success rates. Student-athlete development has also been a priority including the establishment of the Razorback Leadership Academy, the first of its kind in the Southeastern Conference. In the community, Razorback student-athletes are more active than ever volunteering more than 5,000 hours of time for more than 100 agencies, organizations and schools. One of the nation’s most active athletic directors on Twitter, Long embraces the opportunity to interact with members of the Razorback Nation whether in person or through social media. Long was selected to replace legendary athletic director and former Razorback football coach Frank Broyles and even before he officially took the reins on Jan. 1, 2008, Arkansas announced that it would combine its previously independent men’s and women’s athletic programs into one combined athletic program. Long adeptly blended the men’s and women’s athletic departments into one unified department and established a new administrative structure. Long has also worked tirelessly to maintain long-time relationships and to forge new relationships for the benefit of the Razorback program including extending Arkansas’ relationship with War Memorial Stadium and partnering with former Razorback Jerry Jones to develop the Southwest Classic, a football series with Texas A&M played at the spectacular Cowboys Stadium. Under Long’s leadership, the program has fortified its financial standing ensuring more support for the development of student-athletes. According
The Longs: (l-r): Jeff, Fanny, Stephanie and Christina.
to the Wall Street Journal, Arkansas is one of only 22 self-sustaining Division I-A athletic programs in the nation. As economic indicators were beginning to point toward challenging economic times, Long signed Arkansas to a deal with IMG College to form Razorback Sports Properties that guarantees the Razorback program $73 million during the course of the decade-long agreement. Long also negotiated an extensive all sports apparel and footwear agreement with NIKE, Inc. that will outfit all 19 Razorback sports programs through the 2014-15 season. In December 2011, Forbes Magazine estimated the value of the Razorback Football program at $89 million, eighth in the nation. ArkanFollow me @JeffLongUA sas saw the largest increase (59%) from the previous rankings released in 2009. In 2010, Long moved to help meet the growing financial needs of fielding a nationally competitive all sports program. The athletic department launched the “Answer the Call” campaign through the Razorback Foundation which resulted in more than 2,600 new members and helped generate more than $6.5 million in additional support for Razorback student-athletes. With an eye towards the future, Long commissioned a comprehensive plan to assess the future facility needs of the program. Unveiled in October 2011, the Razorback Athletic Facilities Master Plan provided a vision and the road map for $320 million of facility renovations and additions that will help all 19 Razorback sports remain competitive in the Southeastern Conference and nationally over the next 30 years. The first major project from the master plan, the football center, is currently being constructed with a targeted completion date in 2013. A veteran administrator with a track record of the highest commitment to the concept of “student-athlete,” Long has had more than two decades experience in athletic administration at the Division I level including at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Oklahoma, University of Michigan, Virginia Tech University, Eastern Kentucky University and Rice University. Long also understands the coach’s perspective from time spent in coaching staff positions at Duke University, University of Michigan and North Carolina State University. His experience as an athletic director and administrator in five of the six Bowl Championship Series conferences – the Big 12, Big Ten, Big East, Atlantic Coast and SEC - gives Long a uniquely informed perspective on intercollegiate athletics. On the forefront of NCAA governance, Long has served on the NCAA Management Council, the NCAA’s Sports Wagering Task Force and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Division I-A Athletic Directors’ Association. Long currently serves on the NCAA Championships/Sports Management Cabinet. Prior to assuming his current roles at Arkansas, Long served for four years as the athletic director at the University of Pittsburgh. Long redefined Pitt athletics, most notably through the “Quest for Excellence” campaign that raised nearly $34 million to enhance the student-athlete experience. During his tenure the Panthers’ were selected as the No. 17 overall program in the nation in the December 2006 Sports Illustrated on Campus’ All-Sport Rankings. Before arriving at Pitt, Long was senior associate athletic director at Oklahoma for two and a half years overseeing external affairs for the Sooners. In addition, Long was the primary administrator for the Sooners’ highly successful football and men’s basketball programs, along with sport supervision of baseball, wrestling and both golf teams. Long’s first appointment as a director of athletics was at Eastern Kentucky where he served for two and a half years. Prior to Eastern, Long had a brief stay with Virginia Tech as an associate athletics director. He began his career in college athletic administration at Michigan, hired by legendary coach and athletics director, the late Bo Schembechler. During his seasons with the Wolverines, Long was promoted through a series of posts to the position of associate athletics director. A former two-sport athlete at Ohio Wesleyan, Long earned seven varsity letters for the Bishops in football and baseball before completing his degree in economics in 1982. He started his post-graduate career in athletics working on head coach Tom Reed’s staff as a graduate assistant football coach at the cradle of coaches, Miami University of Ohio. Long earned his master’s in education at Miami in 1983, moving on to football staff positions at Rice, Duke and N.C. State prior to joining Michigan. An Ohio native from Kettering, Long is married to the former Fanny Gellrich of Ann Arbor, Mich. The Longs have two daughters, Stephanie and Christina.
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION BEV LEWIS
ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR & ExECuTIVE ASSOCIATE AD
Bev Lewis has served the University of Arkansas and its Razorback athletic programs for more than
three decades. The former women’s athletic director prior to the department merger in 2007-08, Lewis now serves as the associate vice chancellor and executive associate athletic director for administration and sport programs. Lewis is also the coordinator of a five-member sport administrator group that provides day-to-day administrative support for each of Arkansas’ 19 sports. Lewis is the sport administrator for men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s golf, gymnastics, softball and volleyball. In addition, Lewis is the primary administrator working with the Razorbacks’ strength and conditioning units and athletic training and sports medicine program as well as overseeing media relations. She also serves as a liaison to the faculty senate and the faculty athletic committee, and coordinates the department’s NCAA certification, Title IX compliance and strategic planning. Lewis was elected to the 2011-12 Southeastern Conference Executive Committee assisting the league office in a leadership role. The largest portion of her service to the university was her 19-year tenure as the Director of Women’s Athletics. As a result of her strong emphasis on the classroom, Razorback female student-athletes received numerous academic honors including national academic All-American of the year, team academic national titles and the university’s first two SEC/H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Her leadership was also a part of the success of the university’s Campaign for the Twenty-First Century. Lewis directed Women’s Athletics to over $11.5 million in direct support for women’s teams. During the campaign, Lewis received one of her greatest personal honors as Bob and Marilyn Bogle requested that Arkansas’ $6 million facility be named the Bev Lewis Center. In 1998, she was voted into the University Of Arkansas Hall Of Honor. Lewis served collegiate athletics at the highest level as an administrator, first with the NCAA Championship Cabinet and recently on the NCAA Management Council. Prior to assuming the duties of AD, Lewis was women’s cross country and track coach. Her Arkansas coaching milestones included the first women’s squad to achieve a national ranking and the first conference championship team with the 1988 Southwest Conference Cross Country Championships. Lewis earned her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan in 1979 and followed it with her master’s from Purdue prior to her arrival at Arkansas in 1981. The former Bev Rouse, is married to Harley Lewis.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE AD FOR INTERNAL OpERATIONS
Matt Trantham joined the University of Arkansas in 2008 as the senior associate athletic director for internal operations. He oversees Razorback facilities, event management and equipment operations. Supervising several major projects in his first year with the Razorbacks, Trantham guided the $2.5 million renovation of Bud Walton Arena and the $1.3 million restoration of synthetic playing surface at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback stadium in 2008-09. This year, he is overseeing the Master Plan currently underway for all athletic facilities. One of the first projects within the master plan began during the 2011-12 academic year with the expansion of the football practice facilities including meeting rooms, academic center and offices. Progress continues on those projects with the football center scheduled to open in the fall 2013. Prior to joining Arkansas, Trantham began his career with the University of Oklahoma in July 1999 as the promotions director for the athletic department where he worked with all 20 of OU’s teams. He was named assistant athletic director for event management in 2004 and was promoted to associate athletic director in 2006. In his role as associate AD for event management, Trantham oversaw more than 500 events a year, coordinated the efforts of more than 1,500 event staff members and was responsible for activities within 13 athletic facilities. He also served as OU’s liaison with all postseason events including both Big 12 and NCAA championship competitions. Prior to joining the Sooners, Trantham spent five seasons in professional sports in Washington, D.C. Trantham earned his bachelor’s of science degree in business management from Centenary College in 1990 and a master’s degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in 1998. Trantham and wife Kristen are parents of two sons, Will and Davis, and two daughters, Morgan and Paige.
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION JON FAGG
SENIOR ASSOCIATE AD FOR COMpLIANCE AND STuDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES
Jon Fagg joined the University of Arkansas as a senior associate athletic director for compliance and student-athlete services in the summer of 2008, overseeing all aspects of compliance and academics. He serves as a member of the senior management group for the Razorbacks and is the sport administrator for football and men’s basketball. Fagg supervises NCAA and Southeastern Conference rules compliance and education. He reports directly to the vice chancellor and director of athletics, and has an informational reporting relationship on compliance issues with the university’s Office of the General Counsel. In addition to compliance, Fagg also supervises the student-athlete services department which advises and offers support to more than 450 Razorback student-athletes. Fagg joined the Razorback staff after spending the past seven years at North Carolina State. Hired in March 2001, he served four and half years as an assistant athletics director for compliance before being promoted to associate athletics director for compliance in the fall of 2005. While with the Wolfpack, Fagg’s responsibilities included coordinating all aspects of the NCAA compliance program, including rules education for intercollegiate staff and related university personnel, and advisement, education and interpretations regarding NCAA rules and regulations. Prior to his tenure at North Carolina State, Fagg spent three years as the assistant athletics director for compliance at Fresno State. He also served one year as director of compliance for the Big South Conference. His first athletics administrative experience came at Mars Hill College where he handled compliance duties as well as serving as an assistant coach for the football team for three seasons. His coaching experience also includes a stint as an assistant coach at Davidson from February 1992 to June 1993 and as a GA coach at his alma mater, the University of Arizona, from January 1991 to February 1992. Fagg and his wife Amanda have three children: Jon Madison and twins, Reed and Ellie.
Members of the 2012-13 Senior Staff helped newcomers move into campus housing last year. Pictured are (l-r): Chris Wyrick, Byron Hatch, Chris Pohl, Mark Scobey, Eric Wood, Clayton Hamilton and Kevin Trainor.
SENIOR ASSOCIATE AD CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Clayton Hamilton joined the Razorbacks in January, 2010, assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer with oversight of the athletic department’s financial affairs, business operations, contracts, human resources, payroll, and retail store operations. He was promoted to Senior Associate AD in the summer of 2012. Hamilton has over 16 years of financial management experience, including positions with the University of Colorado, Florida State University, the Dallas Cowboys and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is an active member of the College Athletic Business Management Association, having served most recently as president in 2009, and has served on various NCAA strategic task forces. He is also a past recipient of the College Athletic Business Manager of the Year Award, and was recognized in 2011 as one of Northwest Arkansas’ Top Forty Under 40. A native of Arkansas, Hamilton graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He obtained a master’s degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in 1997, and his CPA certification from the State of Arkansas in 1998. Hamilton and his wife Stephanie have two children, Lauren and Caylee.
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION ByRON HATCH ASSOCIATE AD FOR BuSINESS Byron Hatch joined the Razorback Athletics Department in July 2012 as the Associate Athletic Director for Business. Hatch joins the Razorbacks after spending the past seven years at the NCAA serving most recently as the director of championships and alliances. Hatch, a native of Humphrey, Ark., earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and a law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). While in law school, Hatch worked in the offices of the Arkansas Public Defender Commission and the Pulaski County Public Defender in Little Rock, Ark. As the NCAA’s associate director of the Division I Men’s basketball championship (2007-11) and then the director of championships and alliances (2011-12), Hatch served as a liaison to the Division I men’s basketball committee and championship hosts assisting with the planning and conducting of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. Hatch was responsible for the financial administration of the championship and helped oversee the site selection process. He also was responsible for the supervision of NCAA officiating responsibilities for the championship including serving as the liaison to the National Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating. Hatch also worked with the NCAA Corporate and Broadcast Alliances staff to coordinate NCAA corporate champions’ and partners’ exposure and marketing opportunities throughout the championship. Prior to his work in the championships and alliances division, Hatch worked in the NCAA’s Department of Academic and Membership Affairs as a coordinator (2005), assistant director (2005-07) and associate director (2007). Hatch and his wife Marla, have two daughters, McKinley and Brooklyn. CHRIS pOHL ASSOCIATE AD FOR EVENTS A former championships director for the NCAA, Chris Pohl joined Arkansas in 2002 to manage marketing and promotion for the women’s sports after 11 years at the NCAA. Pohl moved into event management in 2008 and oversees the event management department which coordinates all home and postseason events for the Razorbacks. In 2012, Pohl became the sport administrator duties for soccer as well. Her primary sport responsibilities include football, men’s basketball, soccer and swimming and diving. Pohl and her staff prepare and monitor budgets for events, work with service departments including facilities, custodial services and grounds, handle game management responsibilities for all on-campus athletic events; ensuring all aspects of the facilities are ready for competition and spectator hosting, coordinate fan services for game and event management including marketing and promotions, parking services, public safety, law enforcement, life safety/emergency responders, merchandising, concessions, and other aspects of creating a first-class spectator experience. A 1981 graduate of Central Michigan and basketball letterwinner, she earned her master’s in 1984 from Penn State.
BRIAN pRACHT ASSOCIATE AD FOR MARkETING Brian Pracht joined the University of Arkansas Athletic Department staff as the associate athletic director for marketing and licensing in July 2010. His responsibilities at Arkansas include overseeing marketing, promotions, ticket sales, RazorVision Productions, website development and spirit squads while also serving as the staff liaison to the University’s multi-media rights holder (IMG College/Razorback Sports Properties). He is a member of the athletic department’s executive staff. Pracht also directs the University’s trademark licensing program, which currently ranks in the top 15 for gross revenue production among all Collegiate Licensing Company partners, and serves as the staff liaison to the SEC’s television partners. With more than 17 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, Pracht joined the Razorback staff following seven years at Wichita State where he was the senior associate athletics director for external operations. Pracht graduated in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Emporia State in Kansas. He and his wife Amy have two daughters, Caroline and Lily. TRACEy MAyS STEHLIk ASSOCIATE AD FOR COMpLIANCE Entering her 29th year at Arkansas, Tracey Mays Stehlik serves as the associate athletic director for compliance. In addition, she is a member of the sport administrator’s group, overseeing women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis and swimming and diving. Stehlik began her career as an assistant women’s basketball coach with the Razorbacks, and was a part of the staff that won the only women’s hoops conference championships at Arkansas. As an assistant coach, she recruited some of the greatest players in UA history, including former All-American Delmonica DeHorney, and helped lead Arkansas to back-to-back Southwest Conference titles. She left the court and moved into athletic administration in 1995 and was promoted to associate athletic director for compliance in 1997. Stehlik’s duties included the oversight of compliance, eligibility, academics and event management for the then-separate women’s athletics department. Among her numerous areas of responsibility, Stehlik has served as the meet director for several SEC and NCAA events the NCAA Indoor Championships from 2003 to 2008, and the 2009 NCAA Gymnastics Regional meet. Stehlik moved into her current role when the Razorback Athletic Departments unified in 2008. As he associate athletic director for compliance, Stehlik is responsible for the oversight of all areas of compliance including eligibility, financial aid and the student-athlete opportunity fund. She oversees the day-to-day office operations and its staff and has been a leader in the on-going compliance educational efforts for the department. A 1982 graduate of Alabama-Birmingham with a degree in communications, Stehlik has the distinction of scoring the first point in UAB women’s basketball history as a member of the first Blazer team. She earned her master’s degree in athletic administration at the University of Kansas where she served as a graduate assistant basketball coach from 1983 to 1985. Stehlik and her husband, Wayne, have two daughters, Mollie and Maggie. Wyane is the director of athletics for the Springdale public schools.
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION kEVIN TRAINOR ASSOCIATE AD FOR puBLIC RELATIONS Starting his 18th season at Arkansas, Kevin Trainor is in his fifth year as associate athletic director and his third as the department’s Public Relations Director. Trainor coordinates the department’s executive and crisis management communications and is the primary department liaison with University Relations. He is in charge of producing the department’s annual report and serves as managing editor of Inside Razorback Athletics. He also serves as the sports administrator for baseball. Trainor was a nearly 20-year veteran in the media relations office before assuming his current role. A university graduate in journalism in 1994, he earned his master’s at Arkansas in 2005. He is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America. Trainor and his wife, the former Ruth Whitehead, are the parents of two daughters, Emma and Ellie. ERIC A. WOOD ASSOCIATE AD FOR STuDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES Eric A. Wood joined the university in 2009, and is responsible for the oversight of student-athlete services including academic support, life skills and career development programs that contribute to the personal growth and character development of our more than 460 Razorback student-athletes. Other responsibilities include housing, student conduct, student-athlete appearance requests, drug testing administration, coordinator of diversity initiatives and the liaison to Student Affairs. Wood, a member of the athletics department senior staff was promoted to Associate Athletic Director July 2011 and currently serves on the departments Executive Staff. Wood and his wife Celia have a daughter,Eliana Jewel.
JuSTIN MALAND ASSISTANT AD FOR FACILITIES Justin Maland joined the Razorbacks in 1999 and is beginning his seventh year as an Assistant AD for facilities in 2012. His areas of responsibility include oversight of all Razorback athletic facilities, including budgeting, game day operations, scheduling, upkeep, maintenance, long-range planning, daily facility operations, contracting services with outside vendors and coordination of special events. Maland supervises a staff whose responsibilities include custodial and housekeeping, buildings, grounds and other service areas and oversees external events and facility operations on campus. The Harrison, Ark., native and former college student-athlete, provides management services in all athletic facility renovation projects and construction management of all new projects including the state-of-the-art Razorback Football Center, part of the Athletic Department’s Master Plan. One of Maland’s recent projects is the installation of the new videoboard for Razorback Stadium. Maland is a 1999 graduate of Hendrix College and earned his master’s degree in sports management at Arkansas in 2001. Maland is married to the former Sarah Parnell of Booneville and they have three children, Macy, Jack and Addy. MARk SCOBEy ASSISTANT AD FOR TICkET SERVICES Charged with the supervision of ticket operations for all University of Arkansas men’s athletic department-related sporting events, Mark Scobey is in his 36nd season with the Razorbacks. He was promoted to Assistant AD for Ticket Services in August 2012. During his tenure at the University of Arkansas, Scobey has assisted with ticket sales for a wide assortment of events on the Fayetteville campus, including SEC and NCAA hosted championship events in baseball, tennis and track. He has also been affiliated with 20 post-season football bowl games, the 1995, 2002 and 2006 SEC football championship games, and 23 post-season basketball tournament teams, including the 1978, 1990, 1994 and 1995 Final Four clubs. In December 2002, Scobey worked with Paciolan Systems, Inc., as the project manager for a major software upgrade of the athletic department ticketing system. The addition of on-line ticket sales is now 35% of ticket volume and has given the ticket office staff more time for customer service. Scobey joined the UA athletic staff in 1977 as an assistant athletic ticket manager and became ticket manager in 1983. A native of Warren, Ark., Scobey lives in historic Eureka Springs.
RAZORBACK SUPPORT SERVICES
ACADEMIC SERVICES Recognizing the difficulty of balancing the demands of athletic competition at the highest level and completion of the rigorous academic standards of a Carnegie research-level university, the Razorback Athletic Department provides support services through both facilities and personnel to guide Arkansas student-athletes to their ultimate goal: University of Arkansas diploma. The key components of the Center for Student-Athlete Success (CSAS) are personal development, career development, academic tutoring, study hall facilities, class attendance monitoring and incentive awards recognizing academic achievement. BOGLE ACADEMIC CENTER There is no higher priority for the University of Arkansas Athletic Department than the academic progress of its scholar-athletes. Thanks to the generous gift of Bob and Marilyn Bogle, the home of the Razorback Athletic Departmentâ€™s Student-Athlete Academic Support and Achievement program is the Bob and Marilyn Bogle Academic Center. The 15,000-square foot Bogle Academic Center is located in the east side of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Under the overall direction of Senior Associate Athletic Director Jon Fagg, the Bogle Academic Center houses the Arkansas Razorbacks Academic Support Program, the Razorback Student-Athlete Development Office and the Career Development Program. Associate Athletic Director for Academics and Student-Athlete Development Eric A. Wood oversees the staff of professionals dedicated to directing student-athletes to reach their personal academic goals, and to do so in ways that balance their academic, athletic and personal lives.
STuDy HALL AND TuTORS A quiet setting for uninterrupted study, the Bogle Academic Center provides three types of study hall space. The computer lab has more than 30 stations for individual computer-based study. An open study hall is available for group or individual study, and monitored by staff members of the SAASA. There are 17 individual study carrels that provide space for tutors to meet with studentathletes for individual instruction in specific subjects. Each Razorback team sets its own criteria for study hall attendance. The use of tutors is a key element for academic success, allowing for individualized assistance and for reaching academic excellence in advanced subjects. STuDENT-ATHLETE DEVELOpMENT The mission of the Student-Athlete Development Office is to contribute to the personal growth and character development of Razorback student-athletes through holistic programming for success in life. The Student-Athlete Development Office continues to expand its commitment to the offerings and opportunities in the following areas: * Academic Excellence * Athletic Excellence * Career Development and Graduate School Preparation * Community Service * Personal Development * Health and Wellness * Leadership and Character Development * Financial Planning
RAZORBACK SUPPORT SERVICES Our Goals * Provide the resources to support the academic progress toward intellectual development and graduation for our student-athletes. * Provide career development programs that will enable our student-athletes to develop and pursue career and life goals. * Engage our student-athletes in experiences involving the university, local, state, national, and global communities through services. * Support the development of a well-balanced lifestyle, decision-making skills, encouraging emotional well-being, and personal growth for our student-athletes. * Invest in the personal development of our student-athletes through various programs that enable them to be successful in the classroom, the community, and in their athletic activities. The Student-Athlete Development Office coordinated more than 6,000 hours dedicated to service in Northwest Arkansas and worldwide. Razorback student-athletes worked with more than 100 agencies giving of their time and energy last season. Razorback student-athletes took advantage of the Razorback Leadership Academy, the first of its kind in the SEC in 2010-11 as well. Student-athletes, coaches and staff were shown steps to become better leaders on their teams, in the classroom, in the workplace and in life. Finally, student-athletes participated in Hogs in Transition, a program designed to help Razorbacks make the move to life after college and athletics. Student-athletes took part in career fairs, corporate office visits and interview training. New for 2011-12 was the debut of the Hogspy awards, modeled after the ESPY’s, to recognize academic and athletic achievements as well as leadership and community service. COMpLIANCE The University of Arkansas Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is proud to have your interest and support in the Razorbacks. The Razorback Athletics Compliance Office works hard to educate its student-athletes, coaches, staff and boosters on the rules and regulations mandated by the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA. SEC and NCAA rules and regulations can be complex, and every situation is different. The Razorback Compliance Office makes every effort to disseminate information, and they encourage student-athletes, coaches, staff and boosters to contact them if there are questions. The Razorback Athletics Department is proud of your support of the Razorbacks, but we caution you that inadvertent actions by our fans may jeopardize the department, current student-athletes or potential student-athletes. MARkETING The excitement and support of the University of Arkansas athletic teams is at an all-time high. Recently, single-game attendance records have been set for many sports including football, baseball, gymnastics, soccer and soccer. Bud Walton Arena has also seen an insurgence of fans with Mike Anderson’s return to Fayetteville
with his “Fastest 40 Minutes in Basketball” recapturing the spirit of Razorback fans. State-of-the-art facilities, the nation’s best coaches and players and the greatest fans in college athletics come together for some of the most exciting events that take place in the state of Arkansas. The Razorback marketing staff is a big part of the behind-the scenes success of all 19 teams at the university. They assist in the branding of our image, getting information to our fans and helping to fill our venues. Their work is evident in our stadiums, on the videoboards and during pre-event, halftime and post-events. They work with sponsors, maintain the department’s social media presence and welcome new fans with creative ticket and suite packages. The Razorback Marketing Office also handles the University’s trademark licensing program ensuring fans get the Razorback quality they have come to expect. SpIRIT SquAD Along with being a Razorback, serving as a Razorback Spirit Squad member has a long tradition at the University of Arkansas. Currently, the Razorbacks have two coed cheer squads - Arkansas Cheer and Razorback Cheer that inspire the crowds at all home and away football games, mens and womens basketball games, volleyball matches, gymnastics meets and many other pep rallies and on-campus and NWA community events. Arkansas also has two dance teams, Arkansas Pom and Razorback Pom, that perform at all home football games, mens and womens basketball games as well as pep rallies and on-campus and community events. The squads also perform at baseball games as the RBI Girls. Both the cheer and dance teams compete nationally at the Universal Cheer and Dance team competitions in Orlando in January. Arkansas has a team of uniformed mascots, led by the original Big Red, the Fighting Razorback. Sue E. joined the family along with kid-sized Pork Chop in the late 1990s. Boss Hog is a 9-foot-tall inflatable mascot and Ribby, the baseball mascot complete the mascot team. They can be found at all Razorback games and events. Jean Nail serves as the director of the spirit squad program and is assisted by Kraig Jimenez, cheer coach and Brooke Bailey, dance coach. For more information on the cheer, pom and mascots and tryouts, go to the Spirit Squad section of ArkansasRazorbacks.com. SpORTS MEDICINE The University of Arkansas Sports Medicine staff is committed to provide each Razorback student-athlete with state-of-the-art medical care. The goal of our sports medicine program is to assist every student-athlete in staying healthy and injury free. The athletic training staff, in conjunction with our team physicians, will coordinate the delivery of professional and comprehensive preventative, treatment, rehabilitation, and counseling services.
Swimming & Support Staff
Support Staff Casey Glass Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (Diving) Jordan Jacobs Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach (Swimming) Alissa Claiser Trainer Justin Johnson Assistant Director of Academics Terry Prentice Graduate Assistant (Academics) Nicole Greiner Media Relations Assistant
THE RAZORBACK FOUNDATION, INC.
Chris Wyrick Executive Director
Sean Rochelle Associate Director
Performing the vital role of supporting the student-athletes at the University of Arkansas with financial support, the Razorback Billye Hawkins Marvin Caston Foundation, Inc., is in its fourth decade of workBOARD OF DIRECTORS Chief Financial Officer Assistant Director ing alongside the athletic department to advance Mr. Ken Mourton, Chairman Razorback athletics. Mr. Ralph Bradbury The goal of the foundation is ensuring that Mr. Scott Bull, Secretary the more than 460 student-athletes at Arkansas Dr. Bo Busby have the equipment, facilities, and overall supMr. Rick Chapman port to achieve the goals of graduation and athletic Ms. Jeanne Groff achievement. Mr. Quinn Grovey Over the past year, with the support of our Mr. Gene Hudson dedicated members, the Razorback Foundation has Mr. Jim Lindsey experienced a year of dynamic growth in multiple Charlotte Elizabeth Sullivan Mr. Charles Scharlau, Treasurer areas. Our membership and annual fund dollars Faucette Assistant Director raised is at an all-time high and it can be directly Member Relations attributed to the passion and commitment of those who love the Razorbacks. Additionally, the Razorback Foundation saw another increase in Capital gifts, and the result of this generosity is the construction of a new Football Center, which is scheduled for completion in 2013. The Foundation, officially incorporated and relocated off campus in 1988, has helped provide financial aid for the construction of the Broyles Athletic Center (football and administrative offices), Charlie Baum Stadium at George Cole Field (baseball), John McDonnell Field (outdoor track and field), Randal Tyson Track Center (indoor track and Debbie Scoggin Julia Woods field), Dills Indoor Tennis Center, the George M. Billingsley Tennis Center (outdoor), Member Relations Member Relations Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (football) and Bogle Park (women’s softball). In the future, as new facilities are planned and others enhanced, we will again need the support of all those who have a desire for the University of Arkansas to provide the very best for our student-athletes.
Norm DeBriyn Associate Director
John Gourlay Assistant Director
Jackie Rollins Office Manager
Stacy Allen Receptionist
Mission Statement The stated mission of the Razorback Foundation, Inc., is to support the athletic endeavors of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. The Foundation assists our student-athletes by providing for scholarships, facilities and various programs that enable them to realize their dreams of achieving a quality college education while participating in athletics on a nationally competitive level. Membership Levels The opportunity to participate in the annual fund giving to the Razorback Foundation, Inc., has several levels, beginning at the $50 Razorback level and continuing up to Broyles-Matthews Scholarship Platinum ($20,000 or more). For more information about levels of giving and benefits, please visit the foundation’s website at RazorbackFoundation.com.
Executive Director Emeritus Harold Horton served the University of Arkansas for 40 years as a football studentathlete, coach and administrator before stepping down from his role as Executive Director of the Razorback Foundation in July 2012.
Athletic Director Emeritus J. Frank Broyles joined the Razorback Foundation on Jan. 1, 2008 after completing 50 years of service to the University of Arkansas including 19 years as the head football coach and more than 34 years as the men’s athletic director.
Administrative Associate to Frank Broyles