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Hello and welcome to James Madison University! As both an alumnus and a head coach for JMU Swimming and Diving, I am proud to show you everything our university has to offer. While this recruiting guide is a perfect way to begin your search of JMU, make sure to also visit us online at and James Madison University has been recognized with nationally-ranked areas of study, great undergraduate programs, a beautiful campus and a dynamic student body. Additionally our athletic department is dedicated to building strong student-athletes. We take great pride in our academic and athletic accomplishments. As we continue to build the swimming and diving program toward a championship, we also maintain a standard of scholarly excellence in consistently earning Academic All-America status. As you begin to get a glimpse of JMU swimming and diving you will find a true team atmosphere. This cohesive, motivated group is committed to reaching the next level of competition as one unit. Our team of swimmers, divers, coaches and support staff all play a part in creating a motivating atmosphere where we can compete and excel every day! Over the years, JMU has earned six CAA team championships and boasts 21 individual champions. In 2011 alone, the swimming and diving family had 15 record-breaking performances and placed second in the CAA championship meet. JMU had eight athletes earn All-CAA honors, seven athletes earn NCAA standards and we also sent our first diver to the NCAA championship meet! It is our goal to build on JMU’s tradition of success in the Colonial Athletic Association. I hope you will look further into James Madison University and our Swimming and Diving Program. Come visit our campus and enjoy everything we have to offer. It is a great time to be wearing purple! Go DUKES!

2011-12 Schedule

Samantha Smith

October 1 14 15 29

Marshall/Radford/Campbell. . . . . . . . . . Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virginia Tech/N.C. State . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Radford, Va. . . . . . . . . . . . Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blacksburg, Va.. . . . . . . . . Morgantwon, W.Va.. . . . .

1 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 11 a.m.

November Head Coach, Swimming and Diving

4-5 CAA Pod* (GMU/W&M/NU/ODU). . . . . Fairfax, Va. . . . . . . . . . . . . All Day 17-18 Nike Cup Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chapel Hill, N.C.. . . . . . . . All Day (Diving only)

December 2-4

Big Al Invitational. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Princeton, N.J.. . . . . . . . . All Day

January 14 20

VMI, Georgetown, American. . . . . Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:00 p.m. Rutgers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.

February 4-5 22-25

Virginia Tech Invitational . . . . . . . . . . . . Blacksburg, Va.. . . . . . . . . All Day CAA Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairfax, Va. . . . . . . . . . . . . All Day

March 15-17

NCAA Championships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auburn, Ala.. . . . . . . . . . . All Day

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coaching staff

Samantha Smith

Head Coach Seventh Season James Madison ‘01

Coaching Career • Named women’s head coach May 31, 2005. • Co-head coach of men and women for 2004-05 season. • 49-28 in dual meets in seven seasons as head women’s coach with gradual improvement every year in CAA meet standings. • The Dukes have broken a school record 52 times during her seven seasons as head coach. • Four CAA event championships. • Coached Andrea Criscuolo to CAA Rookie Swimmer of the Year in 2009-10. • At least seven wins in dual meets in each of the last four seasons. • 12 school records broken in 2010-11 season. • 14 school records broken in 2008-09 season, including all five relay races. • 2008-09 squad posted 46 results that ranked in the top 10 marks in program history. • Nine school records broken in 2007-08 season, including eight in CAA meet • Produced three NCAA individual qualifiers in Allison Keel, P.J. Naber, and Andrea Criscuolo and first JMU relay team NCAA qualifier • Other coaching experience at The College of William and Mary, Summerset Olde Creek Recreation Center in Fairfax, and Hershey Aquatic Club in Pa.

Swimming Career • As a collegiate swimmer, CAA champion and first JMU swimmer to reach NCAA qualifying times in 100 and 200 breaststroke in 2001. • Former JMU record holder in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 200 and 400 medley relay. • Helped JMU to 2001 CAA championship and runner-up finishes in 1999 and 2000. • B.S. in media arts and design in 2001. • B.S. in studio art in 2002. • Older sister Shawnee and younger brother Robert also swam at JMU.

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Becky Benson

Diving Head Coach Fifth season Alabama ‘88/N.C. State ‘99

• Helped Kim Helfrich become first member Welcome to the amazing world of JMU Swimming of JMU Swimming and & Diving, where we are ONE team with ONE goal: Diving to qualify for The Colonial Athletic Association Championship! NCAA Championships There has never been a better time to be a JMU in 2010-11. Duke, and we are excited to share our team and our • Qualified four divvision with you as you make plans for your academers for the NCAA Zone ic and athletic future. Meet in both 2010 and I encourage you to visit JMU’s campus and see 2011. for yourself why so many have found a home in • Coached Kim Helfrich to CAA Rookie Diver of Harrisonburg. Best of luck, and I look forward to the Year in 2009-10 and CAA Diver of the Year in meeting you at some point in your recruiting jour2010-11. ney. • In 2008-09, qualified a pair of divers for the NCAA Zone Meet. • After the 2010-11 season, Benson-coached divers account for the top five one-meter scores in JMU history and the top four three-meter marks. • In first season in 2007-08, coached Jamie Coyle to one-meter school record and NCAA Zone qualification. • Helped Coyle improve top one-meter score by nearly 80 points and three-meter by 60 points in one season. • Diving coach at N.C. State for 2006-07 season. • Six of seven divers at NCSU qualified for NCAA Zone B meet. • Collegiate diver at South Carolina and was National Independent Conference three-meter champion. • Metro Conference Diver of the Year in 1984 and NCAA semifinalist.

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coaching staff

Dane Pedersen

Assistant Coach Fifth season Missouri ‘04

• JMU has steadily improved upon final finish in CAA meet in each season with Pedersen on staff. • JMU broke 12 school records with 47 top 10 times in 2010-11. • Arrival at JMU coincided with largest win turnaround in program history with 8-4 mark in 07-08 • In first season with Welcome to James Madison University and womthe Dukes, nine school en’s swimming and diving! We are excited you are records fell with one interested in our university and swim program. NCAA provisional JMU offers the perfect college experience by providqualifier ing the ideal setting to obtain an outstanding degree, • Graduate assistant coach at Missouri from 2004accomplish all your goals, and develop as a person. 07 with both men and women ranked in top 25. I am thrilled to be a member of the JMU swim and • Competed for Missouri from 1999 to 2003. dive family as we build on past success and move • Set school records in 1,000 and 1,650 freestyles. toward future goals. Our team relishes the opportunity to forge their own place amongst past champi• Three-time Big XII All-Conference honoree. onship teams and to continue JMU swimming and diving’s rich history. We hope you continue to look at James Madison and encourage you to come get a feel for the JMU experience. You will not regret considering such a unique place beaming with so much energy, both academically and athletically. I hope you’ll continue to explore everything that makes me proud to be a member of the Duke family.

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Lauren Broussard Emma Brown Caroline Burns Alex Charbeneau Andrea Criscuolo Melissa Criscuolo Shannon Dubay Mary Gargula Susanne Gingher Eva Hannesdottir Kimberly Helfrich Melissa Helock Samantha Holland Kelsey Holmgaard Aimee Hooper Kelly Johanson Morgan Johnson Nicole Jotso Taylor Kane Catalina Mendieta Addy Morrison Kaitlyn Poff Alex Savage Chelsea Savage Anna Susko Sin Hye Won


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La Place, La./Mount Carmel Academy Beverly Hills, Mich./Wylie E Groves/Kentucky Severna Park, Md./Severn School Marlton, N.J./Cherokee Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor Richmond, Va./James River Boalsburg, Pa./State College Area Seltjarnarnes, Iceland/Kvennaskolinn/New Orleans Fort Belvoir, Va./West Springfield Scotch Plains, N.J./Scotch Plains Fanwood Midlothian, Va./Midlothian Roanoke, Va./George Mason Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck Woodstock, Ga./Woodstock Suffern, N.Y./Suffern Langhorne, Pa./Archbishop Wood Parkland, Fla./Marjory Stoneman Douglas/New Orleans Williamsburg, Va./Bruton Huntersville, N.C./North Mecklenburg Carrolton, Texas/Lewisville Hebron Bedford, Texas/L.D. Bell Roxbury, N.J./Roxbury Springfield, Va./West Springfield

Head Coach: Samantha Smith (Eighth Season, JMU ‘01) Diving Head Coach: Becky Benson (Fifth Season, Alabama) Assistant Coach: Dane Pedersen (Fifth Season, Missouri ‘04) Manager: Layne Eidemiller Strength & Conditioning Coaches: Justin Jones, Donny Smith Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer: Kelly Coleman Captains: Samantha Holland, Kimberly Helfrich, Melissa Helock Academic Advisor: Scott Aborgast

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Lauren Broussard

Senior Butterfly La Place, La./Mount Carmel Academy Communications major • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • Finished eighth in the 200 butterfly at the 2011 CAA Championships, turning in the second-fastest time in school history • Contributed to school record in the 400 medley relay at CAA Championships as a freshman • Scored in the 08-09 CAA meet with 14th place in 200 butterfly, swimming sixth-best time in JMU history • Placed first in the 200 butterfly against Radford, VMI, and Georgetown, second at Bucknell Invitational, and fourth in CAA Pod Meet.

Eva Hannesdottir Senior Freestyle Seltjarnarnes, Iceland/Kvennaskolinn/New Orleans Dietetics major • Transfer student from the University of New Orleans • Mid-Major AllAmerican as a junior • CAA Champion in the 100-yard freestyle with a school-record time of 50.19 seconds • Set a JMU record time in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.14 seconds to earn All-CAA accolades • Earn All-CAA honors in the 200-yard freestyle finishing second at the CAA Championships • Part of All-CAA Relay teams in the 200yard and 400-yard freestyle relays • In international competition won the 100 fly at the Iceland National Championships in 2009 • Before UNO, was a member of the Icelandic National Team • Competed at European Junior Championships, European Short Course Championships and Small Nation Games

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Melissa Helock


Senior Freestyle Scotch Plains, N.J./Scotch Plains Fanwood Accounting major • Team Captain in 2011-12 • As a junior, swam the thirdfastest time in JMU history in the 500-yard freestyle at CAA Championships • Owns the fourth-fastest time in JMU history in both the 1,000 freestyle and the 1,650-yard freestyle • Swam JMU top 10 times in the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyles in CAA Championships as a freshman • Helped JMU set a school record in the 800-yard freestyle relay at the CAA meet • Earned points for JMU with 16thplace finish in 200-yard freestlye at CAA meet

Samantha Holland Senior IM/Breaststroke Midlothian, Va./Midlothian Communication major • Team Captain in 2011-12 • JMU Athletic Director ScholarAthlete • JMU Dean’s List Spring 2011 • Placed eighth in the 400-yard individual medley at the CAA Championships • 200-yard individual medley mark is the third-best in JMU history while 400-yard individual medley time ranks second all-time • Earned points with a 16th-place finish in 200-yard individual medley at 2008-09 CAA Championships

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Nicole Jotso


Senior Diving Suffern, N.Y./Suffern Physical Education/Health Education major • Scored a 318.15 to win the CAA three-meter diving championship in 2011 • Ranked tied for 17th in overall points earned at 2011 CAA Championships with 34 • Placed fifth in the one-meter dive at the 2011 CAA Championships with a score of 289.85 • Holds the second-highest score in school history in the onemeter dive (314.40) and the third-highest in the three-meter dive (321.60) • Placed sixth on the one-meter board and 17th on the three-meter board at the NCAA Zone A Qualifying meet in 2011. • Placed third in the one-meter dive and third in the three-meter dive at the 2010 CAA Championships, collecting All-CAA honors in both • Third and All-CAA in three-meter board at 2009 CAA Championships along with fourth in one-meter dive • Set school records in both diving events in first season while becoming first JMU diver ever to top 300 points in a six-dive event • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

Catalina Mendieta Senior Sprint Freestyle/Butterfly Parkland, Fla./Marjory Stoneman Douglass/New Orleans • Transfer student from the University of New Orleans • Placed fifth in the 50-yard freestyle at the 2011 CAA Championships with the second-fastest time in school history (23.32) • Placed fifth in the 100yard butterfly at the 2011 CAA Champioships with the third-fastest time in school history (55.28) • Earned All-CAA honors as part of the 200-yard freestyle, 400-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley relay teams at 2011 CAA Championships • UNO school record holder in 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly • Member of the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams that set school records for UNO • Had the highest finish for a UNO female swimmer when placing fourth in the 100 butterfly at the Sun Belt Championships • Part of all three Privateer relay teams that became first to have podium placements at a conference championship

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Chelsea Savage

Senior Diving Bedford, Texas/L.D. Bell Marketing major • Qualified for the NCAA Zone A Championships in 2010 and 2011 • Placed 25th on the three-meter board and 29th on the one-meter board at 2011 NCAA Zone A Qualifying meet • Holds fourth-best score in JMU history in both the one-meter dive and three-meter dives • Placed 10th in the one-meter event and sixth in the three meter at the 08-09 CAA Championships • District Diver of the Year and champion all four years in high school.

Caroline Burns Junior Backstroke Severna Park, Md./Severn School Media Arts and Design major • Part of the 200-yard medley relay team that turned in the fifth-fastest time in school history • Placed 13th at the 2010 CAA Championships in the 200 backstroke with a time that ranks second in program history • Eighth fastest 100 backstroke time in JMU history • Helped her team place fifth, while establishing a JMU record, at the CAA Championships in the 400 medley relay • Helped her team win the 200 medley relay against Marshall while setting a Savage Natatorium pool record

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Andrea Criscuolo

Junior Butterfly/Backstroke Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant • Two-time Mid-Major All-American by • CAA Rookie Swimmer of the Year in 2009 • Ranked ninth in overall points earned at the 2010 CAA Championship meet and 17th at the 2011 meet • 2011 All-CAA selection in the 100-yard and 200-yard butterfly while setting school records in each event • Placed second to earn All-CAA honors in the 100 butterfly at the 2010 CAA Championships while posting the secondbest time in school history • Fourth in a JMU record-breaking 200 butterfly at the CAA Championships with an NCAA B cut time • Placed fifth and broke JMU record in the 100 backstroke • Helped her team place fifth in a JMU record-breaking 400 medley relay at CAA Championships • Helped her team place fourth in a JMU record-breaking 200 medley relay while reaching the NCAA provisional qualifying standard, the first for a relay in program history

Kimberly Helfrich Junior Diving Fort Belvoir, Va./West Springfield Visual Arts/Art Education major • In 2011 became the first member of JMU Swimming and Diving team to qualify for NCAA Championships • Finished 24th on the one-meter board and 28th in the threemeter board as the NCAA Championships • Placed in the top five in each event at the NCAA Zone A Qualifying meet • 2011 CAA Diver of the Year • 2010 CAA Rookie Diver of the Year • Set a school record on the three-meter board with a 377.70 in a double-dual meet with Towson and Loyola • JMU Dean’s List Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • Placed fourth in one-meter dive and fifth in three-meter dive at CAA Championship • NCAA Zone A Qualifier, finishing 17th in the one-meter dive and 24th in the three-meter dive

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Anna Susko


Junior Backstroke Roxbury, N.J./Roxbury Communication Sciences and Disorders major • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • Set a school record in the 200-yard backstroke while placing sixth at the 2011 CAA Championships • Placed ninth in the 200 backstroke at the 2010 CAA Championships to set a JMU school record • 100 backstroke time at 2010 CAA Championships was the 10th-best time in program history • High school team MVP as a sophomore • Two-time all-conference, all-area, and all-county • Team Rookie of the Year as a freshman

Emma Brown Sophomore Diving Beverly Hills, Mich./Wylie E. Groves/Kentucky Anthropology major • Transfer from the University of Kentucky • Oakland Activities Association League Champion in 2010 • High School Diving All-American in 2010 • Dean’s List at the University of Kentucky

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Shannon Dubay

Sophomore Breaststroke South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor Biology Major • Mid-Major AllAmerican • Placed fourth at the 2011 CAA Championships in the 100-yard breaststroke with a school record time • Placed ninth at the 2011 CAA Championships in the 200-yard breaststroke with a school record time • Member of All-CAA 200-yard medley relay team that finished third at CAA Championships while setting a school record • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • USA Swimming Scholastic All-American

Mary Gargula Sophomore Breaststroke Chicago, Ill./James River Health Sciences Major • Placed 15th in the CAA Championships in the 100-yard breaststroke with the fifth-fastest time in school history • Finished first in the 100-yard breaststroke in dual meet against Marshall • Finished third in the 200-yard individual medley in dual meet against Marshall • Contributed to high school 200 medley team record in 2009 and 2010 • NCSA Juniors Qualifier in the 100 and 200 breaststroke • Club team captain • Honor Roll

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Kelsey Holmgaard

Sophomore Breaststroke/Spring Free Roanoke, Va./George Mason Health Sciences major • Transfer from George Mason University • 2010 George Mason Rookie of the Year • Finished sixth in the 100yard breaststroke, 10th in the 100-yard freestyle and 11th in the 50-yard freestyle at the CAA Championships • Was part of 400-yard freestyle relay and 200yard medley relay teams that finished second and third, respectively at the CAA Championships • Helped set the Virginia High School record in the 200-yard medley relay with at time of 1:59.70

Morgan Johnson Sophomore IM/Freestyle Woodstock, Ga./Woodstock Undeclared Major • Mid-Major All-American • Ranked tied for 17th in overall points earned at the 2011 CAA Championshp Meet • Recorded the fifth-fastest time in school history in the 400-yard individual medley to place sixth at the 2011 CAA Championships • Recorded the fourth-fastest time in school history in the 1,650-yard freestyle to place seventh at the 2011 CAA Championships • Recorded the seventh-fastest time in school history in the 1,000-yard freestyle in a double-dual meet against Richmond and Duquesne • Wendy’s High School Heisman Trophy Award Winner in 2010

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Addy Morrison


Sophomore IM/Breaststroke Williamsburg, Va./Bruton Media Arts and Design Major • Turned in the seventh-fastest time in school history in the 200-yard breaststroke to finish second at the Virginia Tech Invitational • Won the 400-yard individual medley at the Virginia Tech Invitational • Virginia State Seniors Champions in 2007 • Team MVP in 2010 • Selected to swim at NCSA Junior Nationals • Set Bruton High School record in the 100 breaststroke • Member of the National Honor Society

Alex Charbeneau Freshman Backstroke/IM/Distance Free Marlton, N.J./Cherokee International Business Major • Two-time NCSA Qualifier • USA Short Course Juniors Qualifier in 2010 • Four-time Student-Athlete Award • Member of the Spanish Honor Society • Mother and Father both swam for Bowling Green University

Melissa Criscuolo Freshman Butterfly Point Pleasant, N.J./Point Pleasant • Two-time team MVP at Point Pleasant High School • Three-time First Team All-Conference selection • Ocean County Championships MVP in 2011 • New Jersey Star Ledger All-Area Team • Member of the National Honor Society

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Susanne Gingher

Freshman Spring Freestyle Boalsburg, Pa./State College Area Elementary Education major • All-American in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley relay • Four-year letterwinner at State College Area High School • All-State in 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events • All-State honorable mention in the 400-yard freestyle relay • NISCA State Top 16 in 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relay • Sister Michele Gingher swims for Eastern Michigan University

Aimee Hooper Freshman Freestyle/Butterfly/IM Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa Special Education major • Three-time U.S. Swimming Scholastic All-American • Three-time Junior National qualifier • Coached at the Special Olympics since age 15

Kelly Johanson Freshman Mid/Distance Freestyle Larchmont, N.Y./Mamaroneck • Three-time Scholastic All-American • Four-time Scholar Athlete team selection • Two-time All-American • Six-time New York Section 1 Champion • Three-time All-League selection • Two-time team MVP • Two-time Journal News All-Star First Team

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Taylor Kane


Freshman Mid/Distance Freestyle Langhorne, Pa./Archbishop Wood • Four-time All-Catholic League First Team selection • Three-time All-State honoree • 2010 All-American • Two-time Philly Burbs Intelligence First Team selection • Three-time Bucks County Courier First Team selection • Honor Roll student

Kaitlyn Poff Freshman Spring Freestyle Huntersville, N.C./North Mecklenburg Nursing major • Four-time Varsity letterwinner at North Mecklenburg High School • Three-time All-Conference First Team honoree • Swimming team MVP in 2009 • Swimming and diving team captain in 2011 • National Honor Society member • Two-time Scholastic All-American

Alex Savage Freshman Diving Carrolton, Texas/Lewisville Hebron • Three-time All-American qualifier • Two-time District Diver of the Year • Four-time Outstanding Female Diving Award • National Honor Society Member • French National Honor Society Member • Father played basketball at VMI, brother plays hockey for St. Anselm College and sister won a gold medal at the Women’s Hockey World Championships

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Sin Hye Won


Freshman IM/Breaststroke Springfield, Va./West Springfield • All-Meet Second Team in 2010 • Placed first in the 100 breaststroke at Virginia AAA State Championships • Spartan MVP Award in 2010 • Helped lead West Springfield to a District Championship in 2009 • Two-time Junior Nationals Qualifier • Placed first in the 100-yard breast stroke at Speedo Super Sectionals in 2010

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Team Records


Event Record Date Holder 100 backstroke 56.30 2/27/10 Andrea Criscuolo 200 backstroke 2:00.46 2/26/11 Anna Susko 100 breaststroke 1:01.49 2/26/11 Shannon Dubay 200 breaststroke 2:15.59 2/26/11 Shannon Dubay 100 butterfly 54.55 2/26/11 Andrea Criscuolo 200 butterfly 2:00.43 2/26/11 Andrea Criscuolo 50 freestyle 23.14 2/26/11 Eva Hannesdottir 100 freestyle 50.19 2/26/11 Eva Hannesdottir 200 freestyle 1:48.45 2/29/08 P.J. Naber 500 freestyle 4:52.21 2/26/11 Morgan Johnson 1000 freestyle 10:12.78 2/28/09 Emily Konieczny 1650 freestyle 16:38.24 2/28/09 Emily Konieczny 200 individual medley 2:03.82 2/26/09 P.J. Naber 400 individual medley 4:21.39 2/27/09 Jackie Hartman 200 freestyle relay 1:31.95 2/26/11 Catalina Mendieta, Carly Gibson, Eva Hannesdottir, Becca Hunt 400 freestyle relay 3:23.96 2/26/11 Carly Gibson, Becca Hunt, Shannon Smiley Catalina Mendieta, Eva Hannesdottir 800 freestyle relay 7:24.63 2/25/09 Emily Konieczny, P.J. Naber, Lauren Kranz, Melissa Helock 200 medley relay 1:41.07 2/26/11 Andrea Criscuolo, Shannon Dubay, Catalina Mendieta, Becca Hunt 400 medley relay 3:44.20 2/26/11 Andrea Criscuolo, Lisa Colapietro, Carly Gibson, Becca Hunt One-meter diving (6) 323.60 1/23/10 Jessie Everett Three-meter diving (6) 377.70 1/22/11 Kimberly Helfrich

Savage Pool Women’s Records Event Record Date Holder 100 backstroke 55.97 10/22/10 Lauren Hines (Richmond) 200 backstroke 2:03.31 10/23/10 Nicole LePere (Richmond) 100 breaststroke 1:03.91 11/7/10 Erla Haraldsdottir (Old Dominion) 200 breaststroke 2:18.97 91 Csepe (American) 100 butterfly 56.74 11/7/10 Carly Gibson 200 butterfly 2:03.03 1/18/04 Brooke Boncher (Richmond) 50 freestyle 23.39 1/18/04 Brooke Boncher (Richmond) 100 freestyle 51.62 1/18/04 Rebecca Perry (N. C. State) 200 freestyle 1:52.61. 1/18/04 Rebecca Perry (N. C. State) 4:57.97 95 Mitchell (G. Washington) 500 freestyle 1000 freestyle 10:07.95 1/22/11 Brooke Golden (Towson) 1650 freestyle 17:08.39 11/3/07 Meredith Budner (Towson) 200 individual medley 2:08.19 10/23/10 Meghan Smith (Duquesne) 400 individual medley 4:22.85 1/13/06 Agnes Mago(Radford) 200 freestyle relay 1:36.79 11/7/10 Eva Hannesdottir, Becca Hunt, Catalina Mendieta, Carly Gibson 400 freestyle relay 3:27.07 1/22/11 Erica Hall, Melanie Rowland, Kaitlin Burke, Meredith Budner (Towson) 800 freestyle relay 7:46.22 2/4/10 Carly Gibson, Christina Lepore, Allison Keel Emily Vance, P.J. Naber 200 medley relay 1:44.65 10/14/11 Caroline Burns, Sin Hye Won, Catalina Mendieta, Susanne Gingher 400 medley relay 3:52.45 10/22/10 Hines, Kobelja, Smaniotto, Bracket (Richmond) One-meter diving (6) 320.70 1/22/11 Jessie Everett Three-meter diving (6) 377.70 1/22/11 Kimberly Helfrich Pool records are held by members of the JMU team unless otherwise indicated.

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CAA Meet Records - Women Event 100 backstroke 200 backstroke 100 breaststroke 200 breaststroke 100 butterfly 200 butterfly 50 freestyle 100 freestyle 200 freestyle 500 freestyle 1,650 freestyle 200 individual medley 400 individual medley 200 freestyle relay 400 freestyle relay 800 freestyle relay 200 medley relay 400 medley relay 1-meter diving (11 dives) 3-meter diving (11 dives)

Record Date 54.55 2011 1:57.76 2011 59.06 2010 2:08.66 2010 53.06 2010 1:56.69 2002 22.30 2009 48.48 2009 1:47.21 2009 4:38.28 2011 15:52.05 2011 1:57.67 2009 4:10.67 2011 1:31.19 2011 3:21.24 2011 7:12:67 2009 1:40.65 2009 3:41.24 2011 363.35 2009 364.15 2008

Holder April Barrientos (Old Dominion) Stephanie Forlenza (UNCW) Ashley Danner (George Mason) Ashley Danner (George Mason) Caitlin Kirsteier (UNCW) Lauren Stinnett (George Mason) Katie Radloff (William & Mary) Katie Radloff (William & Mary) Katie Radloff (William & Mary) Meredith Budner (Towson) Meredith Budner (Towson) Ashley Danner (George Mason) Meredith Budner (Towson) C Tanner, K Godown, A Munger, M Riley (UNCW) M Budner, M Rowland, E Hall, K Burke (Towson) L Guers, M Emery, M Falcone, K Radloff (William & Mary) N Harmon, A Danner, C Impink, M Cheslock (George Mason) M Budner, C Cznarnecki, B Golden, K Burke (Towson) Kate Hynes (Drexel) Kate Hynes (Drexel)

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memorable moments

Allison Keel held the JMU record in the 50 freestyle and the 100 and 200. She won a pair of CAA titles in 2006 in the 100 and 200 free races. Between her sophomore and senior seasons spanning 2007-10, P.J. Naber set four individual and five relay school records as a sprint freestyler.

Amanda Kuehl set the six-dive school record in the threemeter dive and won three CAA championships between the 1995 and 1996 seasons. Marcy Lipp won JMU’s first championship in the 1,650 freestyle, claiming the gold in 1992.

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memorable moments

The 1993-94 JMU women won the CAA championship by more than 200 points. The Dukes have won six CAA titles since 1986.

(clockwise from top) Kristen David, Michelle Stefan, Jenny Simmons, and Cindy Walker set a CAA record in winning the 200-yard freestyle in 1993. Their mark stood until 2004.

Samantha Smith won the gold medal in both breaststroke events at the 2001 CAA championshps.

In her first two seasons, Nicole Jotso shattered both six-dive school records and qualified twice for the NCAA Zone Meet.

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Wendy Bryant won consecutive CAA golds in the 200-yard backstroke in 1995 and 1996. She was also a member of seven championship relays.

Cindy Walker was the CAA Swimmer of the Year in 1993 and Outstanding Meet Performer in 1992 and 1993. She won 14 combined individual and relay gold medals in the CAA.

Erin McDonnell earned five individual and nine relay gold medals at the CAA championshps from 1991 to 1994.

Lottie Swanson claimed nine CAA titles in her career and set a pair of records that stood from the early 1990s until 2008.

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Jenny Simmons won five CAA relay races in 1992 and 1993. Her 1992 400-yard freestyle relay squad held the record until 2008.

As a junior, Jessie Everett set new school records in both the sixdive one-meter and threemeter events.

Mary Sink won the one-meter dive in the CAA in 1992 and later served as JMU’s diving coach.

As a sophomore in 201011, Kim Helfrich became the first member of the JMU Swimming and Diving team to qualify for the NCAA Championships. She finished 24th nationally in the one-meter dive and 28th in the three-meter dive.

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CAA Swimming & Diving


• Swimming and diving became a CAA sport in 1986 • All teams participate in championship to be held at George Mason February 23-26, 2011 • George Mason has hosted championship since 2000

JMU in the CAA • Six Championships 1986, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2001 • Eight runner-up finishes 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002 • 74 CAA event champions • CAA Outstanding Meet Performer 1992, 1993 • CAA Swimmer of the Year 1993 • CAA Diver of the Year 1996 • CAA Coach of the Year 1987, 1991, 1993, 2000, 2001 • CAA Rookie Diver of the Year 2010 • CAA Rookie Swimmer of the Year 2010 • CAA Diver of the Year 2011

The Jim McKay Natatorium in the Aquatic and Fitness Center at George Mason University will host the 2012 CAA Swimming and Diving Championships. The facility has hosted the CAA championships since 2000.

Amanda Kuehl has won three of JMU’s four diving gold medals, which came in the 1995 and 1996 meets.

Cindy Walker is JMU’s only CAA Swimmer of the Year, earning the award in 1993.

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member schools (nine swimming) states represented of the nine largest television media markets nationwide – New York (1), Philadelphia (4), Boston (6), Washington, D.C. (8), Atlanta (9)

Judy Wolfe was honored twice as CAA Coach of the Year and led the Dukes to CAA championships in 1993 and 1994.

P.J. Naber finished fifth in overall points at the 2007-08 CAA championships and ninth in 200809. She has set four individual and four relay school records in the CAA meets.

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This is JMU

This Is JMU JMU’s beautiful campus includes 111 major buildings on 712 acres. The original campus is built around the Quadrangle, where buildings are constructed of native blue limestone and have ivy coverings. The University’s 19,000 students may choose from 109 degree programs in seven colleges -- College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Integrated Science and Technology, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Graduate School. JMU’s academic program combines the liberal arts tradition with preparation for technology in a rapidly changing world. All students receive a strong foundation of knowledge through a rigorous general education program. • Female/Male Ratio: 60/40 • Student/Professor Ratio: 15/1 • Average Class Size: 29

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This is JMU

“ JMU truly has it all! JMU is known for high academic standards, great athletic achievements, and astounding campus beauty. The personality shines through when you visit JMU and experience the inspiring professors, energetic student body and proud alumni. Everyone who associates themselves with JMU is proud to wear purple and gold.� - Samantha Smith, JMU swimming coach

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this is jmu

• U.S. News & World Report in its 2011 America’s Best Colleges guidebook ranked JMU first in the South among public universities for the 17th straight year. • JMU is Virginia’s most-popular college or university, drawing applications from the greatest percentage of the state’s graduating high school seniors. • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in 2011 ranked JMU 19th nationally on its list of 100 best values in public colleges -- schools that offer a first-class education at a reasonable price. • Yahoo! Internet Life included JMU on its 2001 listing of “The Nation’s 100 Most Wired Universities,” listing JMU 53rd among larger institutions. • JMU was included in the 2002 edition of The Unofficial, Unbiased, Insider’s Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges with one author saying “JMU is almost too perfect to be believed.” • JMU has been described as “one of the best managed, most dynamic public universities in the nation” in The Guide to 101 of the Best Values in America’s Colleges and Universities. • Bloomberg magazine in 2011 ranked JMU’s College of Business 11th nationally among business schools at public universities and 28thamong all universities. • JMU is among schools “that prove activism and community service are alive and well on campus,” says Mother Jones Magazine. • JMU’s exemplary programs for first-year students are “cornerstones of the University’s strong commitment to student learning and success,” says The Temple Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character Development. • JMU was recognized as one of the nation’s top 50 “Best Value” public universities in the 2010 Princeton Review “Best Value Colleges.” The list recognizes schools that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable price.”

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harrisonburg, Va. Harrisonburg, Va. A Great College Town

Harrisonburg is convenient to the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., and Richmond while providing JMU students the comforts of the picturesque setting of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The city offers something for everyone. From downtown shopping and restaurants, to nearby national parks and forests, it provides JMU students the opportunity to sample many aspects of life. Harrisonburg offers a learning environment that is very unique in today’s high-tech, educational world.

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plecker center Robert & Frances Plecker Athletic Performance Center • Named in honor of Robert & Frances Plecker • A $10 million state-of-the-art athletic support facility • 7,000-square foot strength and conditioning center with flat-screen televisions for individual instruction • 5,000-square foot sports medicine facility • Computer lab with more then 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • JMU’s athletic hall of fame • Student-athlete lounge

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academic advising • Located in the Plecker Athletic Performance Center • Computer lab with more than 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • Student-athlete lounge

Casey Carter Associate Athletics Director for StudentAthlete Services James Madison ‘70

Scott Arbogast Team Academic Advisor

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strength &conditioning • Developing athleticism and sports performance • Seven training facilities encompassing more than 17,000 square feet • Staff includes five full time professionals with certifications as strength and conditioning specialists Greg Werner Head Coach/Director of JMU Strength & Conditioning Austin Peay ‘91

Justin Jones Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach James Madison ‘07

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sports medicinE • Multi-skilled professionals use current research, educational knowledge, and state-of-the-art equipment and technology to provide a comprehensive and progressive approach to assure the holistic well-being of studentathletes • Staff includes 20 board-certified and licensed athletic trainers • Team physicians include Dr. Kent Diduch (board-certified in family practice physician) and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Miller, a nationally renowned fellowship-trained orthopedist from the University of Virginia • Local chiropractors, physical therapists, sport psychologists, nutritionists, and orthotists are available to assist in the health care needs of studentathletes

Kelly Coleman Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

Tom Kuster, ATC Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine James Madison ‘95

Dr. Kent Diduch Team Physician

Dr. Mark Miller Team Orthopedic Surgeon

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Swimming & Diving info Home Field & Capacity/Surface: Savage Natatorium/Godwin Hall (800) Office Location: Godwin Hall 124C Telephone: (540) 568-3948 Fax: (540) 568-6065 E-mail: Mailing Address: Women’s Swimming & Diving 261 Bluestone Drive MSC 2301 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA 22807 Head Coach Samantha Smith: (540) 568-3948 Cell: (540) 478-3615 Head Diving Coach Becky Benson: (540) 568-6574 Cell: (540) 476-2372 Assistant Coach Dane Pedersen: (540) 568-4617 Cell: (540) 478-3613 Administrative Assistant Joyce Shifflett: (540) 568-6467

Directions & Maps

A map of the JMU campus (including a PDF printable map) is available at For directions visit JMUSports. com and click on Facilities.


Template Design: Grant Hawkins Design, McKinney, Texas Design: Teresa Craig Photography: Cathy Kushner, Diane Elliott, Melinda Westhoff, George Mason University, and others

Who’s Who in JMU Athletics

Jeff Bourne

Geoff Polglase

Casey Carter

Brian Frerking

Athletics Director

Deputy Athletics Director

Associate AD, Student Athlete Services

Associate AD, Development

Shelia Moorman Associate AD, Senior Woman Administrator

Kevin White Associate AD, Sports Programs

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Mike Carpenter Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations

Tom Kuster

John Martin

Assistant AD, Sports Medicine

Assistant AD, Athletics Communications

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