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2007-2008 Loyola Marymount University Swimming Media Guide

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2007-08 MEDIA GUIDE 2007-08 LMU WOMEN’S SWIMMING

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The University

The 2007 LIons

Location Los Angeles, Calif. Founded 1911 Enrollment 8,300 Nickname Lions Colors Crimson and Navy National Affiliation NCAA Division I Conference Pacific Coast Swimming Conference President Rev. Robert B. Lawton, S.J. Athletic Director Dr. William Husak

Table of Contents Quick Facts 2007-08 Season Preview 2007 Roster The Coaches Bonnie Adair Clay Evans Joanne Reierson The Swimmers

Swimming Staff Head Coach Bonnie Adair Alma Mater UCLA ‘75, Loyola Law ‘81 Record at LMU 29-21 (5 seasons) Overall Record 29-21 (5 seasons) Assistant Coach Clay Evans (9 seasons) Alma Mater UCLA ‘76 Assistant Coach Joanne Reierson (4 seasons) Alma Mater Dartmouth ‘93 Swimming Office Phone 310-258-4685 Swimming Office Fax 310-338-3796

Inside LMU LMU Up Close What It’s About The Colleges Academic Support LMU Sports Medicine Strength and Conditioning Athletic Facilities Burns Aquatics Center LMU Game Day LMU Champions LMU All-Americans LMU Hall of Fame Administration President Father Lawton Athletics Director Husak Compliance Los Angeles

Swimming Facts 2006-07/07-08 Dual Record 2007/08 PCSC Finish

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Media Relations Asst. AD-Media Services John Shaffer Office Phone 310-338-7643 Cell Phone 310-864-2626 E-mail jshaffer@lmu.edu Swimming SID Tyler Geivett Office Phone 310-338-7638 Cell Phone 310-345-6997 E-mail tgeivett@lmu.edu Assistant SID Mark Dodson Office Phone 310-338-5798 E-mail mark.dodson@lmu.edu SID Office Fax 310-338-2703 Hotline/Tickets 310-338-LION Website www.LMULions.com Mailing Address Athletic Media Relations Office Loyola Marymount University 1 LMU Drive - Gersten Pavilion Los Angeles, CA 90045-8235

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THE 2007-08 LIONS 2007-08 SEASON PREVIEW

When Head Coach Bonnie Adair was hired in 2004 as LMU’s first full-time women’s swim coach, she brought in a large recruit class of 14 freshmen, doubling the size of the existing swim team. After decades of lingering in ninth and tenth place in the 14 team Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference, the Lions started making their mark by winning dual meet competitions. Their continuous hard work has allowed them to move from eighth in the PCSC in 2004, to fourth in 2006, to a program’s best second place last year in 2007. As her first recruiting class begins their senior year, not only has the LMU swim program come full circle, Adair has turned LMU into a contender for the PCSC title. Adair will once again be assisted by Clay Evans and Joanne Reierson. The Lions are coming off their best season in the history of the program, highlighted by 12 new school records and four PCSC event titles. LMU concluded the 2006-07 regular season 7-5 in dual action, marking the programs third straight winning season under coach Adair. The seven dual victories are the secondhighest in program history. LMU swimming posted its best finish at the PCSC Championship, finishing second of 14 teams with 1049.5 points. Five Lions were honored with All-PCSC recognition, PCSC Championship triple winner Lauren Mathewson, Morgan Finley, Alex Wike, Trinity O’Neill and Angela Samuels were selected to the all-conference team. The five LMU selections mark the most swimmers the Lions have ever

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placed on the PCSC all-conference team. Recently graduated, Mathewson and Finley left their own historical marks on the LMU swim program. Mathewson earned numerous accolades during her four years as a Lion. She won five individual PCSC titles and three 200 medley relays. As a senior, her three PCSC event titles came in the 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke, earning her PCSC Swimmer of the Year honors. She shattered the conference records in the 100 backstroke and as the leadoff swimmer in the 200 medley relay. Her 50 backstroke split on the relay was one of the five fastest times in the nation. Mathewson graduated in May as the school record holder in both the 100 and 200 backstroke and in four relay events: the 200 and 400 medley relays and the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. Finley earned her all-conference selection for her third place finish in the 200 breaststroke and her leg of the 200 medley relay. The 200 medley relay Finley competed in along with Mathewson, Samuels and Wike, shattered the existing meet record by over a second en route to the Lion victory. With the absence of both Mathewson and Finley, this year’s team is prepared to fill the gap with its depth and leadership, returning nine seniors and 11 Conference Top-10 finalists. Leading the way for the seniors will be Team Captains Angela Samuels and Maggie Brophy, two swimmers that have placed in the Top-10 in all three of their



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individual events since their freshman year. Samuels is the current program record holder in the 100 Butterfly and Brophy holds the 500 and 1000 Freestyle records. Also returning as part of the senior class, are sprinter Alex Wike and Liz Magura. Wike had a standout junior year with a third place finish in the 50 freestyle and a sixth place finish in the 100 freestyle. Magura placed in the Top-10 in the 200 and 400 individual medley races and the 100 freestyle. Alyssa Geraghty, Christine Gore, Kim McKay, and Alicia Royal also return as scoring members of the senior class. The junior class is led by Rebecca Plume and Julia Hall, both of whom broke into the Top-10 in their specialty events at the PCSC Championships last February. Plume captured eighth place in the 200 freestyle and was a member of LMU’s record setting 800 freestyle relay which placed third. She also scored in the 500 and 1650 distance freestyle events, placing 12th and 16th. Hall broke LMU’s oldest program record in the 1650 freestyle on her way to an eighth place finish while placing 10th in the 400 IM. Danielle Garcia, a triple scorer in the 100, 200, and 500 freestyle events, will also serve as a key returner. The sophomore class, coming off of a strong freshman season, will be led by all-conference standout Trinity O’Neill. O’Neill captured a third and fourth place finish at last year’s Championship in the 400 IM and 200 Butterfly while establishing new LMU program records in both events. She will be backed by steady performing sophomore teammates which include Alicia Witter, who earned fourth place in the 200 freestyle, and Alexa Cook who placed fifth in the 50 freestyle at last year’s championship meet. Returners Melanie Tansuwan, Mallorie Lim and Kristen Lutjen will continue to be assets to the team. Relays will once for the Lions the conferley Relay for breaking and PCSC record. with the of sophotransfer, Sawela trio of sprint Pasque, ten Hiller, look to be the PCSC. mody will add

again be a high point who have dominated ence in the 200 Medthree years straight, re-breaking the This year, addition m o r e Megan son and freshmen freestylers, Carolyn Aja Kusao and KrisLMU’s freestyle relays among the best in Freshman Katie Cardepth to the butter-

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fly events while swimming newcomer, Maeghan Cobbin will prove to be a contender in the breaststroke events. This year’s team will be on the road more than any Lion team in the past with dual meets in Seattle, WA and Fairbanks, AK before traveling to Maui, HI during winter son will open on Octotraining. The seaber 12 with a two-day PCSC Kick-off event hosted by tist University in Cal BapRiverside, CA. On Friday, s w i m mers throughout the PCSC conference will compete in ming Pena swimtathlon, choosing from one of three 5-event series of races. The following day will be a relay competition among PCSC schools that will field teams in 12 different relay events. The Lions travel to the northwest for dual competitions with Seattle University on October 18, followed by University of Alaska, Fairbanks on October 20. A series of invitational meets at Pepperdine, U.C. Irvine and the Nike Cup at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach will wrap up competition in the month of November. The Nike Cup (formerly the Speedo Cup) in the past has included some of the top teams in the western United States including Pac-10 powerhouses Stanford and USC. Last year the Lions broke into the Top-10, ending in eighth place out of 23 teams. January 2008 will start the `dual’ meet portion of the season. LMU has four home dual meets scheduled in January starting with UC San Diego and Cal State Bakersfield, followed by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and University of San Diego to end the month of home competition. All of those will be tune-ups for the PCSC Championship set for February 13 at Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach. Fourteen women’s teams will compete for the team title with last year’s champion University of California, San Diego being the preseason favorite to repeat. LMU, Pepperdine and University of Colorado will present tough competition for the Tritons. With each year, the LMU swim program has gained momentum. This season, the Lions look to make LMU history in their quest to take the program’s first ever PCSC conference title. With the strength and depth of



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THE 2007-08 LIONS 2007-08 TEAM ROSTER NAME Nicole Alvarado Katie Carmody Maeghan Cobbin Alexa Cook Justine Elgas Kristina Fernandez Danielle Garcia Alyssa Geraghty Gillian Ghazal Christine Gore Julia Hall Aja Kusao Mallorie Lim Kristen Lutjen Liz Magura Kim McKay Katie Mistry Trinity O’Neill Carolyn Pasque Rebecca Plume Alicia Royal Angela Samuels Megan Sawelson Melanie Tansuwan Alex Wike Alicia Witter

HT 5-4 5-5 5-9 5-8 5-3 5-7 5-6 5-8 5-4 5-7 5-9 5-4 5-3 5-9 5-11 5-5 5-2 5-7 5-11 5-6 5-4 5-4 5-11 5-2 6-4 5-9

POS/EVENT(S) Backstroke Butterfly/Free Breast/IM/Free Sprint Free Breaststroke Sprint Free Free/Breaststroke Breaststroke/IM Butterfly Freestyle Dist. Free/IM Sprint Free Fly/Sprint Free Back/IM/Free Free/IM Dist. Free/Fly/Back Butterfly IM/Fly Sprint Free Freestyle Fly/Back/IM Fly/Breast/IM Free/Fly/Back Fly/IM/Breast Back/Sprint Free Back/Free

Year-EXP JR-2V FR-HS FR-HS SO-1V JR-2V JR-1V JR-2V SR-3V JR-2V SR-3V JR-2V FR-HS SO-1V SO-1V SR-3V SR-3V SO-1V SO-1V FR-HS JR-2V SR-3V SR-3V SO-TR SO-1V SR-1V SO-1V

Hometown/Last School Cody, WY/Cody High School Fairfield, CA/Justin-Siena HS Roseville, CA/Granite Bay HS Oklahoma City, OK/Casady School San Diego, CA/Granite Hills HS Manhattan Beach, CA/Mira Costa HS Santa Cruz, CA/Saint Francis HS Auburn, CA/Placer High School Fresno, CA/Clovis West High School Fullerton, CA/Rosary HS Fair Oaks, CA/Bella Vista HS Honolulu, HI/Iolani School Honolulu, HI/Iolani School Portland, OR/Jesuit High School Phoenix, AZ/Xavier College Prep Newport Beach, CA/Corona Del Mar Palos Verdes Estates, CA/PV Peninsula Monrovia, CA/Seton Home Study School Centennial, CO/Arapahoe HS Burlingame, CA/Burlingame HS Scottsdale, AZ/Chaparral HS Villa Park, CA/Villa Park HS Palos Verdes, CA/El Camino College Los Altos, CA/St. Francis HS Manhattan Beach, CA/Mira Costa HS Glendora, CA/St. Lucy’s Priory

Bonnie Adair - Head Coach (Fifth Season) Clay Evans - Assistant Coach (Ninth Season) Joanne Reierson - Assistant Coach (Fourth Season)

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Bonnie Adair

In 2008, Adair made it four straight winning seasons, turning in a perfect 9-0 record in dual meets. The perfect record marked the first time in school history that a » Head Coach team had gone undefeated. Adair and the Lions capped » Five Seasons the outstanding season with a first-place finish at the PCSC Championships, posting a school-record 11 swim» UCLA ‘76, LLS ‘81 mers on the All-Conference Team. Alex Wike claimed After becoming the first full-time the top-spot in the 50 freestyle, Rebecca Plume won the women’s swimming coach at 500 freestyle and Alicia Witter took home the individual LMU, Bonnie Adair recently comtitle in the 100 freestyle event. pleted her fifth season with the Lions. During her own 13-year swimming career, she set 35 National Age Group records including a 50m freestyle Adair joined the LMU program record that stood for 29 years. in 2002-03 with a 35-year background in swimming. Competing in 12 National Championships (her first at age 13) and two Olympic Trials, Adair became a National In her first season as a full-time head coach, Adair added finalist in the 100 free and 100 fly and a member of a 17 newcomers to the program’s roster, which doubled the 400-meter medley relay that established four American team’s size and jump-started the new era of LMU swimrecords. ming. Since her arrival, Adair has turned the LMU program into a contender for the Pacific Coast Swimming Conference Championship, culminating in LMU’s first title in 2008. The Lions finished third in the conference in 2005 and set 16 of 19 school records in a history-making season. LMU earned its first two conference event titles in 2005, winning both the 200 medley relay (Lauren Mathewson, Morgan Finley, Angela Samuels, Katie Hicks) and the 100 backstroke (Mathewson). The 2005-06 Lions added four more PCSC titles, winning the 200 medley relay (Mathewson, Sarah Hamilton, Samuels, Hicks), the 100 freestyle (Hicks), the 100 breaststroke (Hamilton) and the 100 backstroke (Mathewson). LMU posted a dual record of 9-5 in that season, marking the second straight winning season under Adair.

In 1979, Adair, along with current LMU assistant Clay Evans, created the Santa Monica Masters Swim Team, which later became SCAQ - now the largest Masters program in the United States with over 900 active members. In their 30 years coaching together, it is estimated that Adair and Evans have coached or instructed 20,000 Los Angeles-area swimmers.

Highlighted by 11 new school records and four PCSC event titles, Loyola Marymount finished second of 14 teams in the conference at the 2006-07 PCSC Championship. The team finished 7-5 in dual meets to extend Adair’s winning-season streak to three straight. PCSC Championship triple winner Mathewson, along with teammates Morgan Finley, Alex Wike, Trinity O’Neill, and Samuels were selected to the PCSC All-Conference team. Senior Amanda Luciano was named to the PCSC All-Academic team. Mathewson’s three event titles came in the 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke, and 200 backstroke, earning her PCSC Swimmer of the Year honors. She was also a member of the 200 medley relay, along with Finley, Samuels and Wike, which shattered the existing meet record by over a second en route to the Lion victory.

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She attended UCLA as an undergraduate and then Loyola Law School. During law school, Adair was the assistant coach of the UCLA women’s swim team and also coached the Team Santa Monica age group team.

Between 1985 and 1994, Adair came out of swimming retirement to compete in several Masters National Championships and World Games and set national and world records in the freestyle sprint events and 100 and 200 IMs. She has contributed swimming articles to SWIM Magazine and Fitness Swimmer Magazine and was honored as the United States Masters Coach of the Year in 1997. From 1996-1999, Adair was the head coach of the men’s and women’s swimming teams at Santa Monica College, where she earned the Western State Conference Women’s Coach of the Year award in 1997. In 1998, her women’s team tied for the conference title and placed sixth in the state. Her men’s team also earned a sixth place finish. Adair currently resides in West Los Angeles.



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Clay Evans

Joanne Reierson

» Assistant Coach » Nine Seasons » UCLA ‘76

Clay Evans recently completed his ninth season as an assistant swimming coach at Loyola Marymount University. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Lions’ program with his career as a competitive swimmer. Evans made an appearance in the 1972 Munich Games, and won a silver medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

» Assistant Coach » Four Seasons » Dartmouth ‘93

Joanne Reierson completed her fourth season as an assistant coach at LMU working with the distance freestylers and breaststroke specialists. Reierson grew up in Indianapolis, Ind., and started swimming breaststroke and IM in high school. Much to her dismay, her coach entered her in the 500 as a junior, and so began her distance freestyle specialty. Reierson swam at Dartmouth College, where she majored in economics and math, and was captain her senior year. After graduating in 1993, she moved to New York City, where she joined the Asphalt Green Masters team and met her husband, Lars. They lived in Singapore for three years before moving to L.A. in 1998 and joining the SCAQ Masters. There, Reierson met LMU coaches Adair and Evans.

He studied at UCLA, where he was a four-time AllAmerican swimmer. He has broken over 40 Masters National and World Records. In 1979, Evans co-founded the Southern California Aquatics Masters (SCAQ) – the largest masters swim club in the United States. He was awarded the 1993 U.S. Masters Coach of the Year from the Masters Aquatic Association.

Reierson has competed at the Masters short course National Championships off and on for the last nine years. Her national titles include the 50 breaststroke in 1994 and the 1000 freestyle in 2002, where she swam a personal best.

In their 30 years coaching together, it is estimated that Evans ad LMU head coach Bonnie Adair have coached or instructed 20,000 Los Angeles-area swimmers.

The Reiersons welcomed their first child, Nils, in September of 2005.

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Nicole Alvarado

nior and senior... Personal... Kathryn Gevez Carmody was born on May 5, 1989... parents are Mack and Jennifer Camody... has three older sisters, Meghan, Kendall and Erin... also recruited by University of San Diego, Cal Poly, San Diego State, and Redlands... chose LMU because she immediately fell in love with the campus... majoring in Biology.

Briefly... Nicole Alvarado is in her third season with LMU swimming... At LMU… 2008… Team Captain during the 07-08 season… helped secure a team victory over Cal State Bakersfield with a personal best time in the 200 Backstroke to place fourth… 2007… added leadership and depth to the Lions in the 100 and 200 backstroke races and sprint freestyle events… voted “Miss Congeniality” by teammates… 2006… added depth to the Lions in the 100 and 200 Backstroke races and the 200 IM… recording a personal best time at the PCSC Championships… High School... a 2004 graduate of Cody High School in Cody, WY... was a four-year letterwinner for Coach Don Brinkman... served as captain for two seasons and was named All-Northern Wyoming Conference as a junior... Personal... Nicole Jane Alvarado was born August 26, 1986, in Los Angeles, CA... daughter of Maureen and Frank Alvarado... chose LMU because of its size and location... a political science major.

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5-4 JR-2V Backstroke Cody HS Cody, WY

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5-5 FR-HS Butterfly/Free Justin-Siena HS Fairfield, CA

Briefly... Katie Carmody is in her first season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008... added depth to the Lions in the 100 and 200 butterfly making the consolation finals at the Nike Invitational... scored in dual meets against UCSD and Claremont-MuddScripps to help the Lions to their first ever victory over the Tritons and to a perfect 9-0 dual meet record... High School... a 2007 graduate of Justin-Siena High School in Napa, Calif... a four-year letterwinner under coach Mike Garisaldi... All-City her junior and senior year... set the school records in 100 butterfly (1.00.1), 500 freestyle (5.15.4) and 200 IM (2.15.6)... selected MVP as a senior... also a four-year letterwinner in water polo, earning All-City honors as a sophomore, ju-

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5-9 FR-HS Breaststroke/Free Granite Bay HS Roseville, CA

Briefly... Maeghan Cobbin is in her first season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008... added depth to the Lions in the 100 and 200 breaststroke improving throughout the season... scored in dual meets against CSUB and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, to help the Lions to a perfect 9-0 dual meet record… High School... a 2007 graduate of Granite Bay High School in Roseville, CA... a four-year letterwinner under coach John Sherman... selected captain of the team her senior year... also played volleyball and water polo... Personal... Maeghan Rebecca Cobbin was born on October 28, 1989 in Santa Monica, CA... the daughter of Simon and Cheryl Cobbin... has one younger sister, Christina... chose LMU over UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego and USC because of the atmosphere that LMU provides... a Humanities major.

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5-8 SO-1V Sprint Free Casady School

Oklahoma City, OK

Briefly... Alexa Cook is in her second season with LMU At LMU… swimming... 2008… A PCSC All-Conference selection for her third place swim in the 50 Freestyle... also placed 13th in the 100 freestyle, scoring 41 points for the Lions in the Championship meet to help the Lions to their first ever Team Championship... was a member of LMU’s program record setting 200 Freestyle Relay which



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finished second in a time of 1:35.76... SAAC representative for the swim team... 2007... had an impressive freshman year, placing fifth in the 50 freestyle at the PCSC Championships with a personal best time of 24.15... was also 19th in the 100 freestyle with a personal-best of 53.51 and improved her 200 freestyle time by six seconds... was a member of LMU’s 200 freestyle relay which placed third with a new program record of 1:36.42... voted “Most Improved” by her teammates… High School... a 2006 graduate of Casady School in Oklahoma City, OK... a 4-year varsity letter winner for coach John Paul Brown... was an Oklahoma City All-City selection her junior and senior seasons... was a four-time All-Southern Prep Conference selection... Personal... Alexandra Grace Cook was born March 2, 1988, in Oklahoma City, Okla... daughter of Edward and Nancy Cook... father played volleyball for USC... has one younger sister, Jessica... major is undecided.

mont South selection... on the Grossmont Conference record-setting 200 medley relay team... was named Granite Hills Female Athlete of the Year all four years... Personal... Justine Kandelin Elgas was born February 7, 1987, in San Diego, CA... daughter of Cathy and Gary Elgas... mother was a swimmer at San Diego State and coaches at Granite Hills High School... has one sister, Ashley, who swims for UC Davis, and one brother, Alex... chose LMU for its small class size, academic reputation and the swim program... a communication studies major.

Justine Elgas

Manhattan Beach, CA Briefly... Kristina Fernandez is in her second season with LMU swimming... will play her third season with LMU water polo this spring... At LMU... 2005... played in six games with three shot attempts and a goal against Chapman... At LMU... 2008... switched into distance freestyle events adding depth to the Lion squad placing third in the 1000 freestyle in a close victory over CSUB and scoring against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps… 2007... first year competing for the Women’s Swim Team… also a member of the Women’s Water Polo team for the last two years and a member of Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field making her the only four-sport athlete at LMU... competed in sprint freestyle events and improved throughout the season gaining valuable experience in her first year... won team award for being the “Hardest Kicker” in workouts… High School... a 2006 graduate of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif... a three-year letter winner for Coach Bartlett... was captain of her team her senior year... also played water polo, earning three varsity letters... Personal... Kristina Marie Fernandez was born on May 10, 1986, in Los Angeles, Calif...daughter of Susan Stelter and Santiago Fernandez... has an older brother, Mike...an English major.

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5-3 JR-2V Breaststroke Granite Hills HS San Diego, CA

Briefly... Justine Elgas is in her third season with LMU At LMU... swimming... 2008... selected to the PCSC All-Academic team for her cumulative 3.97 GPA... added team leadership and depth to the Lions squad in breaststroke events scoring valuable points in victories over USD and CSUN... served as secretary of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee… 2007... improved 200 breaststroke time throughout the season swimming a personal best time of 2:33.94 at the PCSC Championships and scoring in dual meets against Pepperdine and Cal Poly... voted the “Most Team Spirit” award and “Best Student” award by teammates... 2006... breaststroke specialist who added depth to LMU’s breaststroke events... placed third in a 1-2-3 LMU sweep of the 100 breaststroke in the Lion’s second straight dual meet victory over Pepperdine... also contributed valuable points in dual meets against Cal Poly and Northern Colorado… voted “Best Student” award by her teammates for her team-high GPA… High School... a 2005 graduate of Granite Hills High School in El Cajon, CA... a four-year letterwinner in swimming for coaches Cathy Elgas and Rhett Gaeir and a three-year letterwinner in water polo... was a four-time All-CIF and All-Gross-

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5-6 JR-2V Free/Breaststroke Saint Francis HS Santa Cruz, CA

Briefly... Danielle Garcia is in her third season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008... PCSC Conference finalist in the 100 (17th place), 200 (10th place) and 500 (12th place) freestyle events scoring 41 points for the Lions in the Championship meet to help win the Team Championship... provided depth to the Lions in all freestyle distances throughout the dual meet season... 2007... scored in all three of her freestyle races at PCSC Conference: 500 (16th), 200 (19th), 100(21st)… voted “Most Supportive” and “Hardest Worker” by her teammates... 2006... was a strong freestyle specialist for the Lions in the 100 and 200 events, scoring 17th and 10th respectively at the PCSC Championship... was also a member of the school record-setting 400 freestyle relay which placed third at the PCSC Championship… High School... a 2005 graduate of Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, CA... served as team captain her senior season for Coach Dave Knochenhauel... Personal... Danielle Amanda Garcia was born March 12, 1987, in Santa Cruz, CA... daughter of Olivia and Henry Garcia... has two sisters, Stacey and Amber... chose LMU for its academics and swim program... an athletic training major.

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5-8 SR-3V Breaststroke/IM Placer HS Auburn, CA

Briefly... Alyssa Geraghty is in her fourth season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008... Conference finalist in the 100 & 200 breaststroke and 400 individual medley, scoring 11 points for the Lions in the Championship meet… provided a key win in the 200 breaststroke in the victory over CSUB to help the Lions to an undefeated 9-0 dual meet record... 2007... had a lifetime best year with improvements in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 400 IM,

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scoring 16th in the IM, 13th in the 200 breaststroke and 22nd in the 100 breaststroke at the PCSC Conference Championships to help the Lions to it’s second place team standing... voted the “Most Improved” award by teammates… 2006... scored throughout the season in her breaststroke and IM specialties, including critical third place victories in the 200 breaststroke against Pepperdine and Cal Poly... scored at the PCSC Championships, placing 18th in both the 200 breaststroke and 400 IM... 2005... swam primarily breaststroke and IM events, earning valuable points for the Lions throughout the dual meet season... finished 17th place in the 400 IM and 19th place in the 200 breaststroke at the PCSC Championship, helping the Lions to a third place finish in team standings... High School... a 2004 graduate of Placer High School in Auburn, Calif... was a two-time All-Sierra Foothill League selection for Coach Ron Buda... also a state championship qualifier in skiing her freshman year... Personal... Alyssa Anne Geraghty was born December 10, 1985, in Glendale, CA... daughter of Linda and John Geraghty... has one sister, Laura... an undeclared engineering major.

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5-4 JR-2V Butterfly Clovis West HS Fresno, CA

Briefly... Gillian Ghazal is in her third season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008… achieved personal best times at the PCSC Championships in the 100 and 200 butterfly events ending on a strong note after struggling with injuries throughout the season... also swam a collegiate best 500 freestyle... 2007… continued as a strong butterfly specialist scoring in dual meets against USD, CSUN, Cal Poly and Pepperdine, contributing a critical second and third place win in the 100 and 200 butterfly events to help the Lions to a third straight victory over the Waves... 2006... added depth to the Lion squad in the butterfly and distance freestyle events winning the 200 freestyle in her first dual meet as a Lion against Alaska Fairbanks... scored in multiple events to help the Lions to victories over WCC rivals Pepperdine and USD… High School... a 2005 graduate of Clovis West High School... was a four-year letterwinner for Coach Steve Baxter... was an All-Fresno League selection her sophomore season... Personal... Gillian Teal



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Ghazal was born September 4, 1987, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada... daughter of Ylva Ghazal... brother Elan swam and rowed for Amherst... an undeclared liberal arts major.

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5-7 SR-3V Freestyle Rosary HS Fullerton, CA

Briefly... Christine Gore is in her fourth season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008... PCSC Conference finalist in three freestyle events placing 17th in the 200, 14th in the 500 and 15th in the 1650, scoring 34 points for the Lions in the conference meet... member of 800 freestyle relay that placed second at the conference meet... added depth to distance freestyle events in dual meets competitions and helped the Lions to an undefeated 9-0 record... 2007... spent a semester studying abroad in Florance, Italy... 2006... member of 800 freestyle relay that broke existing program record... scored in the distance freestyle events throughout the season, including a critical second place finish in the 200 free with a personal best time of 1:57.52 against Cal State Northridge… placed in all three of her events at the PCSC Championships, finishing 14th in the 500 freestyle, 22nd in the 1650 freestyle, and 23rd in the 200 freestyle... was also a member of LMU’s third place 800 freestyle relay at the PCSC Championships... 2005... voted “Most Improved” award by teammates scoring in all three freestyle events at the PCSC Championship, placing 11th in the 1650 freestyle, 22nd in the 200 freestyle and 18th in the 500 freestyle... was a member of the school record-setting 800 freestyle relay team (7:42.68) at the PCSC Championship which captured second place... High School... a 2004 graduate of Rosary High School in Fullerton, Calif... was a four-year letterwinner and captain of her season squad under Coach Kevin Perry... also was a CIF DI qualifier in the 200 and 500 freestyle... Personal... Christine Anne Gore was born July 17, 1986, in Washington, D.C... daughter of Ann and Rufus Gore... mother attended Gonzaga University... has two brothers, John and Mike, and one sister, Kathleen... a natural science major.

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5-9 JR-2V Dist. Free/IM Bella Vista HS Fair Oaks, CA

Briefly... Julia Hall is in her third season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008… PCSC Conference finalist in the 400 individual medley and 1650 freestyle placing 12th and 11th and scoring 31 points for the Lions helping to win their first ever PCSC Team Championship... won the 1000 freestyle in a dual meet against UCSD helping the Lions to their first ever victory over the Tritons and leading to an undefeated dual meet record of 9-0... 2007... became LMU’s fastest 1650 swimmer in program history breaking a tenyear school record with a time of 18:01.78, good for eighth place at the PCSC Championships... was ninth in the 400 IM with a 4:40.06, fifth fastest in program history... voted “Most Inspirational” swimmer by her teammates... 2006... started the season strong in her specialty distance events, winning the 1000 free with a time of 11:01.69 against Seattle University... won the 1650 yard free at Alaska-Fairbanks... dropped her 1000 free time to a 10:54.2 in dual meet against San Jose State, becoming the second-fastest time in LMU’s all-time record book... was sidelined most of January for medical reasons, yet was able to still place 20th at the PCSC Championship in the 1650 freestyle... High School... a 2005 graduate of Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks, Calif... served as team captain her senior season for Coach Jason Bain... Personal... Julia Danielle Hall was born August 2, 1986, in Carmichael, Calif... daughter of Patricia and Stephen Hall... has one sister, Jenny, who swims at UCLA... a business administration major.

Aja Kusao » » » » »

5-4 FR-HS Sprint Free Iolani School Honolulu, HI

Briefly... Aja Kusao is in her first season with LMU swimming... At LMU… 2008... added depth to the Lions in the 50 and 100 freestyle

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events... scored in dual meets against CSUN, USD and CSUB to help the Lions to a perfect 9-0 dual meet record... High School... a 2007 graduate of Iolani School in Honolulu, HI... a four-year letterwinner under coach Lillian Richardson... selected All-Conference all four years... All-American as a sophomore... voted captain as a senior... also played water polo for coach Ian Kusao... Personal... Aja Moanalani Sayun Kusao was born on March 5, 1989 in Honolulu, HI... parents are Brian Tatsumura and Gina Kusao... has a brother Ian and a sister Skye... Ian plays water polo at Pomona College... chose LMU because she wanted a quality swim team... competed against current LMU teammate Mallorie Lim, and former Lions Sasha Fuller and Katie Fletcher... majoring in Business-Marketing with a minor in Asian and Pacific Studies.

Mallorie Lim » » » » »

5-3 SO-1V Fly/Sprint Free Iolani School Honolulu, HI

Briefly... Mallorie Lim is in her second season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008... a PCSC All-Conference selection for her seventh place finish in the 100 butterfly achieving a personal best time of 57.92... also placed 22nd in the 100 backstroke and scored 26 points in the championship meet contributing to the Lion’s first ever team championships... swam the 50 fly leg of LMU’s 200 medley relay that won its fourth consecutive PCSC Conference title... scored in backstroke and butterfly events in dual meets throughout the season, including a first place win in the 100 fly against Claremont-MuddScripps helping the Lions to its perfect 9-0 dual meet record... 2007... had an outstanding freshman year adding depth to the Lions in sprint butterfly, backstroke and freestyle events... scored in all three individual events at the PCSC Championships with personal best times in the 100 butterfly (58.42 for ninth place), 100 backstroke (1:00.46 for 14th) and the 100 freestyle (54.39 for 22nd)... won the 100 freestyle in a dual meet victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps... voted “Most Improved” by teammates following her freshman season… High School... a 2006 graduate of Iolani School in Honolulu, Haw... a three-time AllAmerican for Coach Brian Lee... was captain of her team as a senior... Personal... Mallorie C. Lim was born November 13, 1987, in Honolulu, Haw... daugh-

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ter of Victor and Anita Lim... has two younger brothers, Michael and Vincent... an undecided liberal arts major.

Kristen Lutjen » » » » »

5-9 SO-1V Back/IM/Free Jesuit HS Portland, OR

Briefly... Kristen Lutjen is in her second season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008... a PCSC All-Conference selection for her fifth place finish in the 200 backstroke achieving a personal best time of 2:10.06 and becoming the second fastest 200 backstroker in LMU program history... also placed 12th in the 100 backstroke with a personal best of 1:01.28 and 22nd in the 200 IM with a personal best of 2:13.98... scored 42 points in the championship meet contributing to the Lion’s first ever team championships... scored in backstroke and individual medley events in dual meets throughout the season including a first place win in the 100 backstroke against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps to help the Lions to it’s perfect 9-0 dual meet record... 2007... added much needed depth to the Lions in the backstroke events and improved throughout the season ending with personal best times in the PCSC Championships... placed 15th in the 200 backstroke with a 2:15.53 and 26th in the 100 with a 1:02.57… received the “Hardest Worker (kicking)” award in her freshman season… High School... a 2006 graduate of Jesuit High School in Portland, Ore... earned four varsity letters for Coach Stoddart Smith... Personal... Kristen Ruth Lutjen was born February 25, 1988, in Portland, Ore... daughter of David and Reiko Lutjen... has one older brother, Matt... a business administration major.

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Liz Magura » » » » »

tory in Phoenix, AZ... was a four-year letterwinner and captain of her senior squad for Coach Jeff Seaquist... Personal... Elizabeth Shartel Magura was born May 28, 1986, in Phoenix, AZ... daughter of Mary and John Magura... has one sister, Emma... a studio arts major.

5-11 SR-3V Free/IM

Xavier College Prep

Phoenix, AZ

Briefly... Liz Magura is in her fourth season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008... continued as team captain leading the Lions to their first ever undefeated dual meet season (9-0) and PCSC Conference Title... scored 40 points for the Lions in the 200 IM (14th), 400 IM (11th) and 100 freestyle (16th)… was first among the Lions at the PCSC ‘kickoff’ pentathlon, placing third overall in the long medley event... 2007... Team Captain and voted “Most Spirited” by her teammates... was a top scorer at the PCSC Championships contributing 60 points to the Lions best ever second place finish with a sixth place finish in the 200 IM, 9th in the 400 IM and 11th in the 100 freestyle with a personal best time of 53.33... member of the 200 Freestyle relay which placed third with a new program record of 1:35.76 and the 800 freestyle relay that placed second with a new program record of 7:39.24… program record holder in the 400 freestyle relay set at Speedo Invitational with a 3:30.21… 2006... continued as one of the Lions’ most versatile swimmers, scoring points throughout the season in eight of 12 events, including three critical second place swims in the 100 breast, 100 free, and 200 IM against Cal Poly and Northern Colorado... finished seventh at the PCSC Championship in the 400 IM and 10th in the 200 IM... was also ninth in the 100 freestyle, winning the consolation final.... was a member of the school record-setting 400 freestyle relay, the 800 freestyle relay and the 200 freestyle relay, all of which placed third at the PCSC Championship... 2005... was the Lions’ most versatile swimmer, capturing dual meet victories in IM, butterfly, breaststroke, and freestyle events... set the school record in the 400 IM and captured sixth place at the PCSC Championship with a time of 4:37.43... also placed second in the 200 IM at the PCSC Championship... broke the then-existing program record in the 200 free as the leadoff swimmer on the Lions’ record-setting 800 free relay team that finished in second place with a time of 7:42.68 at the PCSC Championship... led off the 200 and 400 freestyle relays which also broke the existing program records... claimed the distance crown at the Malibu Invitational... finished second in the long medley competition at the LMU Pentathlon... High School... a 2004 graduate of Xavier College Prepara-

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Kim McKay » » » » »

5-5 SR-3V

Dist. Free/Fly/Back Corona Del Mar HS Newport Beach, CA

Briefly... Kim McKay is in her fourth season with LMU At LMU... swimming... 2008... PCSC Conference finalist in the 100 backstroke (13th), 200 backstroke (12th) and 200 butterfly (15th) scoring 43 points to help the Lions to their first ever PCSC Championship… consistent performer and constant scorer in a variety of events throughout the Lions’ undefeated dual meet season, including two key third place swims against conference rival UCSD helping the Lions to their first ever dual meet victory over the Tritons… led the Lions in the pentathlon event against Alaska Fairbanks during winter training in Maui placing second of 50 swimmers... won the high point sprint award at the Malibu Invitational… 2007… added depth to the Lions squad in the backstroke and butterfly events… 2006... was the Lions’ long distance high point winner at the Malibu Invitational after winning the 200 IM... finished second in both the 200 fly and 500 free and won the 200 medley relay against Cal Poly and Northern Colorado... won the 200 medley relay and the 200 backstroke against Pepperdine... won the 200 backstroke against Cal State Northridge... also won the 100 butterfly at Alaska-Fairbanks... scored in all three of her events at the PCSC Championship, placing 16th in the 200 backstroke, 18th in the 100 butterfly, and 21st in the 100 backstroke... 2005... finished eighth at the PCSC Championship in the 200 backstroke with a personalbest time of 2:12.88... also finished ninth in the 100 backstroke and 10th in the 500 freestyle, contributing to the Lions’ third place team victory... helped the Lions defeat Pepperdine in dual meet competition for the first time in school history by placing second in the 1000 freestyle and third in the 200 backstroke... High School... a 2004 graduate of Corona Del Mar High School in Newport Beach, CA... was a Division II All-CIF selection as a senior and received All-Pacific

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Coast League recognition her junior and senior seasons for Coach Doug Volding... Personal... Kimberly Ann McKay was born January 3, 1986, in Newport Beach, CA... daughter of Diane and Kenneth McKay... has two sisters, Kristy and Heather... an undeclared liberal arts major.

Katie Mistry » » » » »

5-2 SO-1V Butterfly PV Peninsula HS

Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Briefly... Katie Mistry is in her second season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008… added depth to the team as a butterfly specialist who swam the 100 and 200 butterfly events at the PCSC Championships... helped the Lions to a dual meet victory over CSUB with a third and fourth place finish in the 100 and 200 butterfly events... 2007... competed in 100 and 200 butterfly throughout the season, scoring valuable points for the Lions in numerous dual meets... improved on personal best 200 fly at the Malibu Invitational with a 2:16.12... voted “Miss Congeniality” by teammates following her freshman season… High School... a 2006 graduate of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif... earned four varsity letters for Coach Jill Juliano... served as captain as a senior... Personal... Katherine Ann Mistry was born August 8, 1988, in Santa Monica, Calif...daughter of Marzi and Maria Mistry... has two younger sisters, Amy and Isabella...a business administration major.

Trinity O’Neill » » » » »

Carolyn Pasque

5-7 SO-1V Butterfly/IM

Seton Home Study School

Monrovia, CA

Briefly... Trinity O’Neill is in her second season with LMU swimming... At LMU… 2008… continued as LMU’s premier 400 IM specialist, placing fourth in the PCSC Championship... lowered her LMU program record by over a second at the Nike

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Invitational with a 4:33.29... also placed fourth in the conference championship in the 200 Butterfly and 12th in the 200 IM contributing 67 points towards the Lion’s first-ever PCSC Conference title… selected to the All-Conference team for the second consecutive year... secured dual meet victories in the 200 butterfly, 200 and 400 IM and 1000 freestyle throughout the season, including a key win in the 200 IM to upset UCSD in the program’s first ever win over it’s PCSC rival and a key win in the 1000 freestyle over USD to help the Lions to its first ever undefeated dual meet season and its fourth straight dual meet victory over the Toreros… 2007… had an impressive freshman season, becoming LMU’s top swimmer in the 400 individual medley and 200 butterfly, breaking program records in those events over and over again throughout the season... was LMU’s Freshman Swimmer of the Year and voted “Most Inspirational” by teammates for placing third in the 400 IM at the PCSC Championships with a new program record of 4:34.82 and fourth in the 200 butterfly with a new program record of 2:05.72… scored 56 points to help LMU to second place in the team standings... won dual meet victories in an unprecedented six different events throughout the season, including a critical victory in the 1000 freestyle against Pepperdine, helping the Lions to their fourth consecutive dual meet victory over the Waves… High School... a 2006 graduate of Seton Home Study School in Front Royal, Virg... swam for the Claremont Club and Coach John Ries... a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American... member on nationally-ranked 800m free relay... Personal... Trinity Michelle O’Neill was born November 19, 1987, in Glendale, Calif... daughter of John and Christine O’Neill... father played water polo for Cal State LA... is the oldest of eight children... has four sisters, Olivia, Agna, Jenna, and Lauren, and three brothers, Joseph, Gregory, and Timothy... a philosophy major with a minor in history.

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5-11 FR-HS Sprint Free Arapahoe HS Centennnial, CO

Briefly... Carolyn Pasque is in her first season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008... made an immediate impact on the program and added depth in the freestyle sprint events... a PCSC All-Conference

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selection placing fourth in the 50 freestyle with a personal best time of 24.24 and fifth in the 100 freestyle with a best time of 52.87... also placed ninth in the 200 freestyle with another best time of 1:56.40… scored 71 points in the championship meet to help the Lions to their first ever Team Championship... was a member of the 200 Freestyle relay which placed second with a new program record of 1:35.76... won the 100 freestyle against Seattle University and placed in the top three in freestyle sprint events in many other dual meets throughout the season, helping the Lions to a perfect 9-0 dual meet record… High School... a 2007 graduate of Arapahoe High School in Centennial, CO... a four-year letterwinner under coach Mike Richmond... selected All-American Honorable Mention as a senior and All-American as a junior... placed in the top eight as a senior in two events at state... also ran cross country and track... Personal... Carolyn Irene Pasque was born on September 14, 1989 in Centennial, CO... the daughter of Dave and Janet Pasque... has a sister Mallory... also recruited by Pepperdine, Colorado State University and Northern Colorado... chose LMU for the campus, the people and the swim team... majoring in Business-Finance.

Rebecca Plume » » » » »

5-6 JR-2V Freestyle Burlingame HS Burlingame, CA

Alicia Royal

Briefly... Rebecca Plume is in her third season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008... became LMU’s top mid-distance freestyler, a PCSC Conference Champion in the 500 freestyle... was an AllConference selection for the 500 as well as the 200 and 1650 freestyle events in which she placed second at the conference meet... shattered four LMU Program records in the 200 freestyle (1:52. 31), 500 freestyle (4:56.59), 1000 freestyle (10:25.16), and 1650 freestyle (17:16.14)... led all Lions in scoring with 88 points in the Championship meet to help LMU to its first-ever team championship… secured victories in 200, 500, and 1000 yard freestyle events throughout the season, including double wins in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle that help the Lions to a dual meet win over UCSD for the first time in program history and leading the Lions to a 9-0 undefeated record... 2007... PCSC Conference finalist in the 200 freestyle (8th), 500 freestyle (12th) and 1650 freestyle (14th)

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helping the Lions to second place in the team standings, the highest in program history… member of LMU’s record setting 800 freestyle relay which placed second in the conference meet with a new program record of 7:39.24… voted by teammates the “Most Spirited” award... 2006... won critical victories in the 1000 free with a time of 10:57.48 against Cal Poly and Northern Colorado... also won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:17.16 in the Lions’ second straight victory over Pepperdine... placed 11th in the 200 freestyle at the PCSC Championship, earning the fifth-fastest time on LMU’s all-time top-10 individuals list... also placed 12th in the 1650 at the PCSC Championship, swimming the event for the first time and becoming the all-time second-fastest Lion in that event... High School... a 2005 graduate of Burlingame High School in Burlingame, CA... was a four-year letterwinner for Coach Chris Culp... was a three-time All-CIF selection... Personal... Rebecca Kelly Plume was born December 13, 1986, in Burlingame, CA... daughter of Beth and Rick Plume... has two sisters, Elizabeth and Olivia, and one brother, Joseph... sister Elizabeth is also a swimming student athlete... chose LMU for its swim program and the business school... a business administration major.

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5-4 SR-3V Fly/Back/IM Chaparral HS Scottsdale, AZ

Briefly... Alicia Royal is in her fourth season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008… PCSC Conference finalist in the 100 butterfly (13th), 100 backstroke (16th) and 200 butterfly (19th) scoring 36 points to help the Lions to their first ever Team Championship... achieved personal best times in the 100 butterfly and backstroke overcoming the shoulder injury that handicapped her in 2007... served as President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee… 2007… team captain and voted “Most Spirited” by teammates... was hampered for most of the season with a shoulder injury… 2006... finished second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:17.06 against Pepperdine... won the 200 butterfly at Alaska-Fairbanks... swam a personal-best in the 200 butterfly, finishing 18th with a time of 2:15.20 at the PCSC Championship... also scored at the PCSC Championship in the 100 backstroke, placing 23rd... 2005... contributed

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valuable points to the Lions’ third place team victory at the PCSC Championship by placing 14th in the 100 backstroke, 15th in the 200 butterfly and 22nd in the 100 butterfly... started the season with two first place finishes in the 200 butterfly and 200 backstroke in a dual meet victory over Cal Poly... helped defeat San Diego for the first time in LMU history by contributing a third place finish in the 200 butterfly and a fourth place finish in the 100 butterfly... High School... a 2004 graduate of Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, AZ... was an all-state swimmer in 2002-03 and was named to the NISCA All-America Interscholastic team... Personal... Alicia Christine Royal was born October 4, 1985, in Phoenix, AZ... daughter of Darcy and Robert Royal... father played baseball for Grandview College in Iowa... has one brother, Bryan... a communication studies major.

Angela Samuels » » » » »

5-4 SR-3V

Fly/Breaststroke/IM

Villa Park HS Villa Park, CA

Briefly... Angela Samuels is in her fourth season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008... team captain for the Lions earning the nickname ‘the dominator’ by winning dual meet races in the 100 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and 100 butterfly throughout the season helping to lead the Lions to their first undefeated dual meet season... scored a critical win over the PCSC defending breaststroke champion in the Lions’ dual meet upset over UCSD... scored 67 points for the Lions in the PCSC Championships, making the championship final in all three individual events: 100 butterfly (8th), 100 breaststroke (7th) and 200 butterfly (8th)... selected to the All-Conference team for the 4th straight year and the only Lion to have swam on all four of the Conference winning 200 Medley Relay teams... 2007… one of the Lions’ top scorers in the PCSC Championship meet, with 68 points, leading to it’s second place finish in team standing... placed 6th in both the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke and 9th in the 200 butterfly with personal best times... member of the winning 200 Medley relay that shattered the existing Conference record (set by LMU the previous year) by over a full second with a 1:44.24… selected to the All-Conference team for the third straight year… voted “Most Inspirational” by teammates... 2006... quickly recov-

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ered from shoulder surgery in the spring to again lead the Lion butterfliers throughout the dual meet season... claimed a critical victory in the 200 fly against Pepperdine that helped the Lions secure their second straight dual meet victory... scored in the top-8 at the PCSC Championship in all three of her events, placing seventh in the 200 IM, sixth in the 100 breast, and eighth in the 200 fly... was a member of the PCSCwinning 200 medley relay that established new PCSC and LMU records... also swam the breaststroke leg in the 400 medley relay that shattered the existing program record by eight seconds while placing second at the PCSC Championship... 2005... established three new school records at the PCSC Championship finishing third in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.09), fourth in the 200 butterfly (2:10.54), and fourth in the 100 butterfly (57.63) with all personal best times... was a member of the title-winning 200 medley relay team that finished with a school record time of 1:47.31 at the PCSC Championship... also was a member of the 200 freestyle relay which broke a school record... was a member of the 400 medley relay team that was the first team in LMU history to finish under the four minute mark with a 3:58.04 race in the double dual meet against Pepperdine and SDSU... was the short medley competition winner at the LMU Pentathlon... High School... a 2004 graduate of Villa Park High School in Villa Park, CA... was a four-year letterwinner for Coaches John Carsiage and Stephen Joly... Personal... Angela Roxanne Kugler Samuels was born May 4, 1986, in San Leandro, CA... daughter of Elizabeth Kugler and Martin Samuels... mother played softball for California and UC Davis... has two brothers, Albert and Josh... a business administration major.

Megan Sawelson » 5-11 » SO-TR » Free/Fly/Back » El Camino College » Palos Verdes, CA

Briefly... Megan Sawelson is in her first season with LMU swimming after transferring from El Camino College, where she swam one season... At LMU... 2008... made an immediate impact on the program, adding depth in the freestyle sprint events... a PCSC All-Conference selection placing fourth in the 200 freestyle in a time a 1:53.87 a four second drop from her personal best... also placed fifth in both the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle with new personal best

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times of 24.35 and 52.68… contributed 76 points in the championship meet, third highest among Lion swimmers... swam on all three of LMU’s “A” freestyle relays, including the 200 freestyle relay which placed second with a new program record of 1:35.76... scored in the top 3 in freestyle sprint events in all 9 dual meets... won the 100 freestyle against UCSD to lead the Lion’s to their first dual meet victory over the Tritons and to a perfect 9-0 dual meet record… At El Camino College... 2006-2007... attended El Camino College after transferring from the University of Arizona... earned All-American honors under coach Corey Stanbury... High School... a 2005 graduate of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Palos Verdes, Calif... a two-year letterwinner under coach Jill Juliano... selected All-League all four years of high school... captain of the swim team as a senior... Personal... Megan Sarah Sawelson was born on February 11, 1987 in Pasadena, Calif... parents are Steven and Ann Sawelson... has two brothers, Aaron and Ryan, and a sister Jordan... chose LMU over Chapman, University of San Diego and San Diego State University because of the small community, swim team and beautiful campus... a communications major.

Melanie Tansuwan » » » » »

5-2 SO-1V

Fly/IM/Breaststroke

St. Francis HS Los Altos, CA

Briefly... Melanie Tansuwan is in her second season of LMU swimming... At LMU 2008... PCSC top-eight finalist in all three individual events, placing third in the 200 butterfly with a 2:07.58, fifth in the 200 IM with a 2:09.49, and 6th in the 100 fly with a 58.60—all personal best times… selected to the All-Conference team, scoring 75 points for the Lions in the championship meet, fourth highest on the team, leading LMU to its first ever team championship... one of LMU’s most versatile swimmers scoring in seven different events in dual meets including a critical first place victory in the 200 breaststroke against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and a trio of second place finishes in the 200 fly, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM against USD leading the Lions to their fourth consecutive victory over the Toreros... 2007... had an outstanding freshman year scoring well in all three individual events at the PCSC Championship including a 10th place finish in the 200 butterfly with a personal

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best time of 2:09.51... also placed 13th in the 200 IM and 100 fly contributing 45 points towards the Lions’ second place team finish… won the 200 fly in a dual meet against Pepperdine to help lead the Lions to their fourth consecutive victory over the Waves... voted “Best Sense of Humor” by her teammates… High School... a 2006 graduate of Saint Frances High School in Mountain View, Calif... a letterwinner for Coach Knochenhauer... captain of her team her senior year... Personal... Melanie O. Tansuwan was born March 19, 1988, in Redwood City, Calif... daughter of Chuck and Jane Tansuwan... has an older sister, Emily... a science major.

Alex Wike » » » » »

6-4 SR-1V Back/Sprint Free Mira Costa HS

Manhattan Beach, CA Briefly... Alex Wike is in her second season with LMU swimming... will play her third season with LMU water polo this spring... At LMU... 2008... PCSC Conference Champion in the 50 Freestyle and 200 Medley Relay, swimming a personal best time of 23.89 in the 50, third fastest in LMU history... also placed 4th in the 100 freestyle with a personal best of 52.62... an All-Conference selection for the second year and All-Academic team selection... member of LMU’s 200 freestyle relay that broke the program record with a 1:35.76... scored 65 points for the Lions in the Championship meet helping the Lions to their first ever Team Championship… also helped the Lions achieve an undefeated 9-0 dual meet record by dominating sprint freestyle events, especially the 50 freestyle, in which she was undefeated throughout the season with first place victories over Seattle, USD, UCSD, Alaska, CSUB and CSUN… 2007... first year competing for the Women’s Swim Team playing for the Women’s Water Polo team for the last two years... became a two-time Conference finalist in her ‘rookie’ season placing 3rd in the 50 freestyle and 4th in the 100 freestyle at the PCSC Conference Championships... was selected to the PCSC All-Conference team... also swam on four of the five LMU “A” relays at Conference and was the anchor of LMU’s 200 medley relay which shattered the PCSC Conference record by over a second with a time of 1:44.24 (previous record 1:45.11 set by LMU in 2006)... finished her first season as the school record holder in the 200

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medley relay and both the 200 & 400 freestyle relays… voted “Most Improved” by her teammates for the 06-07 season… High School... a 2004 graduate of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, Calif... a league champion in the 50 free and 200 medley relay for Coach Bartlett... was captain of her team her senior year... in water polo, was an all-city, all-area, and all-league selection as a junior and senior... was also a two-time All-CIF team selection, earning thirdteam honors as a junior and first-team honors as a senior... named to the 2002-03 and 2003-04 Daily Breeze All-Area Team... Personal... Alexandra Elizabeth Wike was born March 14, 1986, in Torrance, Calif... daughter of Lawrence and Jane Wike... father rowed for Long Beach State... has an older brother, Andrew...a psychology major.

Alicia Witter » » » » »

5-9 SO-1V Back/Free St. Lucy’s Priory Glendora, CA

Briefly... Alicia Witter is in her second season with LMU swimming... At LMU... 2008... extended her range in the freestyle events becoming the PCSC Conference Champion in the 100 freestyle with a personal best time of 51.80, second fastest

time in LMU program history... also placed third in the 200 freestyle with a 1:52.62, second fastest time in program history and sixth in the 500 freestyle with a 5:07.71... swam on four of the five “A” relays at the PCSC Championships, including a strong 50 backstroke leadoff (27.00) on the 200 medley relay which led the Lions a fourth consecutive relay title... scored 83 points in the Championship meet, second highest among Lion swimmers and was selected to the All-Conference team... won dual meet races in the 200 and 500 freestyles as well as the 100 and 200 backstrokes, including a double victory in the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke against ClaremontMudd-Scripps... 2007… had an impressive freshman year, making the finals in all three individual events at the PCSC Championships, including a fourth place finish in the 200 freestyle with a 1:54.23, the third fastest time in program history... also was 17th in the 100 backstroke and 11th in the 200 backstroke with a personal best time of 2:11.22... was a member of the school record-setting 800 freestyle relay (7:39.24) that placed second at the PCSC Championships… voted “Most Inspirational” and “Hardest Worker” by her Lion teammates… High School... a 2006 graduate of St. Lucy’s Priory in Glendora, Calif... a four-year letter winner for Coach Poet...was team captain her senior year… Personal... Alicia Lea Witter was born August 4, 1988, in Covina, Calif... daughter of Scott and Kim Witter... has a younger brother, Bradley... a psychology major.

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It’s about the support Throughout an LMU education, students enjoy the support of instructors who know each individual by name and who make classes challenging, fascinating and fun. Class sizes are 13 to 1 and give each student a chance to exceed even their own expectations.

it’s who you are with Looking for camaraderie? When it comes to providing friends and mentors, you won’t find a university surpassing LMU. The campus population comes from all 50 states and 70 countries. Better still, LMU offers more than 100 extracurricular organizations that hone the students skills and help them find like-minded colleagues for life. Whatever the religious belief, the university pays attention to individual spirit. “I’ve thought a lot about what makes my friends at college different than those from high school, and I’ve realized that the people at LMU live up to the mission of being men and women for others,” said a sophomore. Students are free to examine faith in social or service activities.

it’s where you live Every fall, nine out of 10 first-year students take advantage of LMU housing and for some very good reasons. Some of the benefits of LMU living are simple: an active social scene, meal plans that allow students to dine at various campus locations, and easy access to classes and campus facilities. But university housing offers much more than simple convenience, it also give students an edge. As a resident, students are immediately plugged into programs that help them achieve better grades, meet new friends, develop professional contacts and graduate in a timely manner.

IT’S WHERE YOU’RE BOUND “We’re trying to get rid of you,” so professor Kelly Younger, who directs the Honors Program, likes to tell LMU students. He’s referring to the study abroad opportunities, scholarships, internships, academic conferences and competitions that take students off campus and into the world. When it comes time to graduate, students will have the knowledge, the confidence, and the strength of spirit to achieve anything the students can imagine.

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he Chronicle of Higher Education notes that at Jesuit institutions, this precept “translates into a large amount of individual attention from faculty members and accessibility to high-level administrators, including the president.” At LMU, students don’t simply benefit from cura personalis; they practice it, too, carrying out the Jesuit ideal of “men and women for others.” The Marymount sisters contribute a history of educating women and teaching through the arts, with a deliberately international perspective that encourages respect for all cultures. LMU brings these gifts together in five colleges: Business Administration, Communications and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Liberal Arts, and Science and Engineering.

A View to a Promising Future

can’t accommodate them, Hollywood can. “For my junior thesis, I teamed up with two other people to make a two-part, 10-minute sitcom,” says a TV production major. “We developed an idea and asked a senior in screenwriting to write a script. When it came to casting, we ran an ad in Backstage West and received 300 head shots. It was like a real casting audition.” • At LMU, real-world experiences benefits any discipline-even literature. Students in the BELLARMINE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS don’t just read Jack Kerouac. They go on the road. English professor Kelly Younger explains: “I teach a course called Road Read in which we study not only the literature of Los Angeles and California, but also the city itself as text. After reading Nathanael West’s The Day of Locust, we take a walking tour of downtown L.A., focusing on the architecture of the 1920s and 30s. We read Kerouac’s Big Sur and drive up the coast, spending a week reading, writing and sharing on the intellectual adventure.

• Under the direction of award-winning entrepreneurship professor Fred Kiesner, for instance, students in our COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION participate in an internship program that places them with social entrepreneurs who are working to better society. “More and more, students are saying, ‘Hey, I can use my abilities to do good for others by doing business,” Honors Program said Kiesner. • The University Honors Pro• From their first year, engineering majors in our COL- gram provides LEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING address real- an intensive world design challenges, like devising plans for im- and innovaproving LMU’s traffic flow. “The project takes a lot of tive academic creativity and some pretty complex problem-solving,” e x p e r i e n c e says associate dean Tom Calder. “During students’ for the seripresentations, we’ve had the University’s V.P. for facili- ous student. ties sit in to listen to their ideas and offer professional The program feedback.” combines four interdisciplinary University Honors core courses with an • Students in the SCHOOL OF FILM AND TELEVI- intensive year-long sequence in writing, critical thinking SION produce their and American Cultures. A second year-long sequence own short films and TV in the history of civilization and a course in natural phipilots, with acting and losophy are also a part of the curriculum. All honors music often supplied students are required to display proficiency in a foreign by student performers language, take an upper-division ethics course, an infrom our COLLEGE OF terdisciplinary seminar in the junior year and a senior C O M M U N I C AT I O N thesis. Interested students should apply to the UniverAND FINE ARTS. sity Honors Director. When our talent pool

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PROGRAMS OF STUDY Accounting African American Studies Animation Archaeology Art History Asian and Pacific Studies Asian Pacific American Studies Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Business Administration Business Law Chemistry Chicana/o Studies Civil Engineering Classical Civilization Classics Communication Studies Computer Engineering Computer Information Systems Computer Science Dance Economics Electrical Engineering Elementary Education Engineering Physics English Entrepreneurship Environmental Engineering Environmental Science Ethics European Studies Film Production Finance French General Science German Greek History Human Resource Management Humanities Individualized Studies International Business Irish Studies Italian Latin Leadership Liberal Studies Liberal Studies - Elem. Edu. Management Marketing Mathematics (Pure and Applied) Mathematics Education Mechanical Engineering Modern Greek Multimedia Music Natural Science Operations Management Peace Studies Philosophy Physics Political Science Pre-Dentistry Pre-Journalism Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Pediatric Medicine Pre-Veterinary Medicine Psychology Recording Arts Science Education Screenwriting Sociology Spanish Studio Arts Television Production Theatre Arts Theological Studies Travel and Tourism Urban Studies Women’s Studies

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Student-Athlete Academic Support

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tudents who choose LMU for higher learning receive a world-class education on a campus known for its athletic excellence. The LMU Athletics Department is committed to assisting student-athletes achieve their full potential both academically and athletically. The Student-Athlete Academic Support Staff exists to support all studentathletes in their goals of getting a degree on time, maintaining athletic eligibility, and preparing for life after LMU. The Academic Support Staff provides guidance and counseling from the moment a recruit first walks on to the campus to the moment a student-athlete graduates. Tradition of Excellence LMU has a proud reputation of academic excellence among its student-athletes. In the past few years the LMU Athletics Department has been in the highest percentile of the APR (Academic Performance Rate) scale among all schools in NCAA Division I. According to the 2006 NCAA Graduation Rate, the LMU Athletics Department posted a rate of 84 percent for all student-athletes who exhausted their eligibility and a rate of 79 percent for those student-athletes who received athletics aid. Listed are some examples from the 2006-2007 academic year of the academic excellence LMU student-athletes epitomize: Academic Services The Academic Center and support staff is housed in Gersten Pavilion, providing academic support for the 350+ athletes in 21 sports. The Academic Center includes a study area and desktop computers for student-athlete use. The staff consists of the Academic Coordinator and three Graduate Assistant/Interns, who monitor the progress of student-athletes, ensure timely graduation, and assist in degree preparation. In addition, the academic support staff offers a variety of other services, including: • • • • • • • •

Major Requirements Priority Registration Study Hall Tutorial Services Laptop Checkout for Team Travel Information about Awards and Post Graduate Scholarships Life skills and Developmental Workshops and Speakers Leadership and Mentoring opportunities

The Athletics Department is committed to ensuring every student-athlete reaches their full potential in the classroom. Each student-athlete is required to be enrolled in 15 units per semester and is asked to keep a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Each team can increase the department standard depending on the philosophy of the coach. At-Risk Students If a student falls below a 2.5 GPA during a given semester they are required to meet weekly with a member of the academic support staff and attend study hall the following semester. Depending on the situation and circumstances, the student meetings can last from anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour. To help students in need, tutorial services through the Learning Resource Center (LRC) may be recommended by the advisor or requested by the student. First Year Students All first semester student-athletes are required to meet weekly with a Student-Athlete Mentor to ensure they assimilate to life as a student-athlete at LMU. In addition, they are expected to attend study hall for a minimum of 4 hours weekly, in 2 hour blocks. Students are also encouraged to form study groups with fellow students. Finally, first year students will be enrolled in a one-unit class, LIBA 125, Foundations of Academic Achievement. Taught by the Academic Coordinator, Matt Casaña, this class serves to foster important lessons in students such as time management, study skills, diversity, and nutrition. Academic Services Staff Matt Casaña Academic Coordinator Drew Roberts Academic Services Assistant Brianna Johnson Academic Support Intern Renouk Wijemanne Graduate Assistant

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Examples from the 2005-2006 academic year of the academic excellence LMU student-athletes epitomize: • 155 National Scholar-Athletes (Minimum 3.0 GPA in 15 units or more) • 13 West Coast Conference All-Academic Recipients • 5 WWPA Women’s All-Academic Recipients • 4 PCSC All-Academic Recipients • 3 WWPA Men’s All-Academic Recipients • 1 Pacific Coast Swimming Conference All-Academic Recipient • 2 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans • 2 First Team CoSIDA District All-Academic Members • 1 NCAA Post Graduate Award Winner • 7 Recipients of Student-Affairs Leadership Awards

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he busiest place per square foot on the campus of Loyola Marymount University is not what one would think. It is not LMU’s on campus commons area, the Lair, University Hall or the LMU bookstore. It is the LMU Athletics Training Room. Right around 1,000-square feet, the LMU training room at any given moment in season is what Head Athletics Trainer Keith Ellison calls “organized and controlled chaos.” In the height of its busiest time of the year, when all 18 LMU NCAA Division I sports are in action, the Training Room can make a casual onlooker dizzy. However, Ellison, his three full-time assistants, Joe Gonzalez, Beth Drayer, Gary Dyogi and 15 student assistants make it look easy. In his 16th-year at LMU and 10th as the Head Athletics Trainer, Ellison and his staff have turned the LMU training room into a model for the school’s main conference affiliate, the West Coast Conference. “This is a great place to be because of the people,” said Ellison, who graduated from LMU in 1987. “The fulltime staff we have here is the best in the conference. We have the right personalities for LMU and they all genuinely care and are concerned about the student-athletes, not just for their injuries and sports they play, but for each person as a whole. “And it is not just my staff. It is the students that make this place great. The student-athletes care and respect what we are doing. With 18 sports and just three trainers, it can get difficult in seeing to every need of the athletes. But the students understand and respect each other and make this place very, very successful now and in the future.”

On a given day, the Athletics Training Room will see about half of the 325 student-athletes at LMU. A given day will include lots of paperwork, therapy for student-athletes recovering from injuries that keep them out of competition, appointments with doctors and pre- and post-practice needs. “Our mission is to eliminate the chance for injury. We stress the use of ice and strength and conditioning to reduce the risk of injury. Thus, the traffic in our training room can get very heavy throughout the day,” said Ellison, who has been busy this year. “We have had a lot of different injuries with many different teams. Because of that we have had a lot of traffic in our training room doing rehab and doing the normal stuff to prepare for practice or games.” In addition to providing the best care available in the nation to LMU athletes, the training program services the needs of its opponents in a first class manner and provides an opportunity for students in the field of athletic training to earn valuable experience. With more than 50 years of experience in the field, the Training Program provides services that includes a philosophy that places a high value on health and wellness, a program that allows injured student-athletes to return to their sport as soon as medically safe and to substantially reduce the risk of athletic injury for those student-athletes. The Training Room at LMU features state-ofthe-art equipment in a 1,000-square foot sports medicine complex. The equipment includes whirlpools, paraffin bath, ultrasound, muscle stimulation and hydrocalators.

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he strength and conditioning program at Loyola Marymount University has become over the years an essential component of the Athletic department’s quest for Building Champions. The program is constantly looking on adding different training mechanisms for the benefit of our student/athletes under the guidance of Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, Sergiu Boerica and his assistant, Ciara Carl. In the past three years, the Strength and Conditioning program has tried to implement the Frappier Acceleration Speed Training (FAST) based on a partnership that has been established with Athletic Republic Corporation which it is running this speed training system. The FAST speed training protocols has been established through research and development by John Frappier, MS in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology and his team of researchers, starting 1986. John Frappier’s scientifically designed Programs have two goals: to make the athlete as efficient as possible and to find a balance between different muscles. In order to increase speed, there are two elements which can help do that: stride length and stride frequency. “The longer the stride and the more frequently it occurs, the more ground you’ll cover in a shorter period of time.” states Frappier. The FAST Programs are complex and systematic. They bring together the key components of improved speed, agility and overall athletic performance. Through out the training period, specific attention is given to: • Sprint mechanics • Neuromuscular coordination • Anaerobic and aerobic conditioning • Muscle physiology

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all of which have the specific purpose of improving every athlete’s performance. According to John Frappier, more than 2,000 professional athletes from NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL have participated in the program. Some of the professional athletes who use the system regularly are: Garrett Lowney (2000 and 2004 Olympic Wrestler), Heather Mitts (Professional Soccer Player), Jason Kreis (Professional Soccer Player), Dan O’Brien (Olympic Decathalon Athlete), Cris Carter (All-Pro Wide Receiver), Pascal Dupuis (Minnesota Wild), Jim Kleinsasser (Minnesota Vikings Fullback), Shaun Alexander (Seattle Seahawks), Rick Helling (Baltimore Orioles), Darin Erstad (Anaheim Angels) and Brett Hull (Detroit Red Wings). The tools used to implement the FAST protocols for our student/athletes are: 2 Generation II Super Treadmill (29+ mph, 40% grade), 4 specially designed hardwood plyometric floors, and weight machines designed to target the muscles of the hip girdle, trunk, and legs (2 Hip Machines, 2 Implosion Machines and 2 Plyo Press Machine). Loyola Marymount University is striving in offering our student/athletes an exceptional individualized experience during their time on campus. The Strength and Conditioning program the Athletics Department’s replica of the philosophy by developing the student/athlete potential through specific training routines to the athletes’ sports. Customizing the strength programs ensures the athletes’ growth which in return will help the team win the conference and become a national contender. Life and sports are about opportunities, com-

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mitment and rewards. There are ample opportunities to participate in sports, but athletes need to realize that with these opportunities, they need to commit to being the best they can be. This takes hard work and determination from each individual to optimize their individual talents and abilities. This commitment and dedication leads to secondary benefits of physical and mental fitness as well as the rewards of participation in sports. Every athlete has the opportunity to succeed by using the FAST program but their commitment to go the extra mile turns into lifelong rewards on and off the field.

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inside LMU CHAMPIONSHIPS & NCAA APPEARANCES Women’s basketball WCC Championships: NCAA Appearance: NIT Appearance:

2004 2004 2001

Women’s rowing WCC Championships: 2006 1980-81 Varsity Four National Champions 1988-89 Varsity Four National Champions Women’s cross country Individual NCAA Championships: 1980 (AIAW) Terese Kozlowski 17:34.9 (National Champion) Individual WCC Champion: 2006 Laura Mickelson - 21:16 (6k) 2001 Edit Pakay - 17:58 1991 Gina Eron - 19:15 Women’s soccer NCAA Appearances: SOFTBALL WISL Championships: PCSC Championships: NCAA Appearance:

2002, 2006 1996, 1999, 2000 2003, 2005, 2007 2005, 2007

Women’s Swimming PCSC Championships:

2008

Women’s Tennis WCC Championships: NCAA Tournament Appearances:

2002 2002

women’s track Individual NCAA Regional Appearance: 2007 Laura Mickelson (5,000-meter) 17:04.68 (15th) 2006 Laura Mickelson (5,000-meter) 17:16.59 (4th) Sara Mickelson (5,000-meter) 17:51.09 (13th) Individual NCAA Championship Appearance: 2006 Laura Mickelson (5,000-meter) 16:43.61 (22nd)

Building Champions - LMU Athletics Highlights men’s basketball WCC League Championships: 1961, 1988, 1990 WCC Tournament Championships: 1988, 1989 NCAA Appearances: 1961, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1990* NIT Appearances: 1986 men’s crew 1992 Light Weight Four Pacific Coast Champions men’s golf WCC Championships: 2006 NCAA Regional Appearance: 2006 NCAA Championship Appearance: 2006 WCC Individual Champions: 2006 - Brian Locke; 2007 - Brian Locke men’s soccer NCAA Tournament Appearance: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 men’s track Individual NCAA Championship Appearance: 1950 Bob Boyd - n/a (1st) men’s water polo WWPA Championships: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 NCAA Final Four: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005 ALL-AMERICANS

2002-03 Andres Murriagui (MSOC - 1st-Team) Arturo Torres (MSOC - 3rd-Team) Jeff Kovar (MSOC - Academic 1st-Team) Kevin Witt (MWP - 3rd-Team) Teresa Guidi (WWP - 2nd-Team) Rachel Riddell (WWP - 3rd-Team) Katie Hicks (WWP -HM) 2003-04 Kelli Nerison (WVB - HM) Kevin Novak (MSOC- HM) Michael Erush (MSOC -1st-Team) Endre Rex-Kiss (MWP - 2nd-Team) Teresa Guidi (WWP - 1st-Team) Devon Wright (WWP - 2nd-Team) Stacia Peterson (WWP - HM) Billy Lockin (BASE - 1st-Team) 2004-05 Matt Kovar (MSOC - 3rd-Team) Diego Barrera (MSOC - Freshman 3rd-Team) Endre Rex-Kiss (MWP - 2nd-Team) Kelli Nerison (WVB- HM) Stacia Peterson (WWP - 2nd-Team) Rachel Riddell (WWP- HM) Vanessa Glendenning (WCRW - HM)

1989-90 Bo Kimble (MBB - 2nd-Team) Hank Gathers (MBB - 2nd-Team) 1990-91 Kerry House (WVB - HM) 1995-96 Julie Greer (WVB- HM) 1996-97 Kim Blankinship (WVB - 3rd-Team) Tracy Holman (WVB - HM) 1997-98 Sarah Noriega (WVB - 1st-Team) Reid Priddy (MVB - 2nd-Team) Robert Schildts (MVB - 3rd-Team) Scott Walter (BASE - Freshman 1st-Team, Michael Schultz (BASE - Freshman 1st-Team) Ryan Beaver (BASE - Freshman HM)

women’s water polo WWPA Championships: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 NCAA Appearances: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

1998-99 Reid Priddy (MVB - 2nd-Team) Billy Traber (BASE HM) Curt Fiore (BASE - 3rd-Team) 1999-2000 Sarah McFarland (WVB - 2nd-Team) Tracy Sharp (WSOC - HM) Reid Priddy (MVB - 1st-Team) Scott Walter (BASE - 2nd-Team) Billy Traber (BASE -2nd-Team)

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2001-02 Kevin Witt (MWP - 2nd-Team) Kevin Paulsen (MWP - HM) Stephen Lipinski (MWP - HM) Devon Courtney (WWP - 3rd-Team) Lucy Windes (WWP - 2nd-Team) Teresa Guidi (WWP - 2nd-Team) Sean Smith (BASE - Freshman 1st-Team) Joe Frazee (BASE - Freshman HM) Billy Lockin (BASE - 1st-Team)

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Women’s volleyball WCC Championships: 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996 NCAA Appearances: 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 NIVC Tournament Appearances: 1990, 1992

Baseball WCC Championships: 1973, 1986, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000 NCAA Appearances: 1973, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000 College World Series: 1986

2000-01 Sarah McFarland (WVB- 1st-Team) Kevin Witt (MWP - 3rd-Team) Lucy Windes (WWP - 2nd-Team)

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2005-06 Endre Rex-Kiss (MWP - 2nd-Team) Ian Elliott (MWP - HM) Brian McShane (MWP - HM) Brian Locke (MG - HM) Liz Stewart (WCRW -2nd-Team) Christine Robinson (WWP - 3rd-Team) Katie Hicks (WWP - HM) 2006-07 Kim Feeney (WSOC - Freshman 4th-Team) Amanda Lenor (WSOC - 1st-Team) Ian Elliott (MWP - 3rd-Team) Brian McShane (MWP - HM) Stacia Peterson (WWP - 3rd-Team) Brian Locke (MG - 3rd-Team) Angelo Songco (BASE - Freshman 1st-Team) CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS 2006-07 Laura Mickelson (WXC) Stacia Peterson (WWP) 2002-03 Jeff Kovar (MSOC) 1998-99 Heather Hollis (SOFT) 1995-96 Sandor Demosthenes (BASE) 1993-94 Anthony Napolitano (BASE) 1972-73 Dean Jelmini (BASE) Steve Smith (MBB)

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LMU Athletics Hall of Fame & Retired Jerseys

Multi-Sport Player Induct. Grad. Adams, Milton “Sparky” 1993 1937 Baseball, Football, Ice Hockey, Track & Field Agamenoni, Aldarico 1994 1937 Football, Ice Hockey Boyd, Bob 1986 1950 Boxing, Football, Track & Field Boyle, Hugh 1989 1943 Baseball, Basketball Brubaker, Harry “Bud” 1989 1932 Basketball, Football Donahue, Bernard 1986 1930 Baseball, Basketball, Football Donovan, Maurice E. 1991 1942 Baseball, Basketball, Golf Duvall, Al 1986 1936 Football, Track & Field Hoffman, Leo 1986 1930 Baseball, Football Hovland, Carl 1992 1939 Basketball, Football, Baseball, Tennis Jelmini, Dean 1987 1973 Baseball, Football Karagozian, John 1994 1933 Baseball, Football, Ice Hockey Kelly, Roger 1986 1939 Baseball, Football, Golf, Track & Field Nocerine, Dominic 1986 1937 Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Track & Field Polich, John 1986 1938 Football, Ice Hockey, Track & Field Quinn, Brian 2000 1964 Basketball, Baseball, Administration Race, Edward 1993 1937 Football, Ice Hockey Sanchez, Jamie 1993 1975 Football, Tennis Sunderland, Paul 1986 1975 Basketball, Volleyball Tunney, James 1989 1928 Baseball, Basketball, Football

Baseball Bean, William “Billy” 1992 Bradberry, Miah 2000 Kerslake, Bob “Whitey” 2007 Layana, Timothy 1992 Logelin, Dr. Michael G. 1991 McAnany, James E. 1993 Napolitano, Anthony 2005 Noah, Russ 1986 Sheldon, Robert 1986 Stone, Gerald 1986 WOMEN’S Rowing Hjelm, Karen (Hock) 2000 Formento, Merri Lisa 1991

MEN’S Basketball Adelman, Rick 1986 Arndt, John 1986 Baker, Dick 1993 Bento, Ed 1986 Brown, Garnette 1987 Donovan, Bill 1986 Fryer, Jeff 2007 Gathers, Hank 2005 Grote, Jerry 1986 Haderlein, Jim 1986 Kimble, Bo 2005 Kriste, Vide J. 1988 McDonald, Edwin “Scotty” 1987 McKenzie, Forrest 1991 Newell, Pete 1986 Philyaw, Luther 1987 Smith, Keith 2000 Smith, Stephen J. 1991 Woolpert, Phil 1986 Yoest, Mike 1994

MEN’S Tennis Crawford, Roger 1994

1982

WOMEN’S Volleyball Blankinship, Kim 2007 Fort, Andrea 1991 Holman, Tracy 2005 House, Kerry 2003 Lacour, Cheryl 1988 McFarland, Sarah 2007 Petrissans, Catherine 1992 Wohlford, Leslie 1993 Wrensch, Mardell 2005

1996 1987 1998 1991 1983 2000 1988 1989 1996

WOMEN’S Basketball Brown, Sherri (WBB) 2003 Flanagan, Lynn (WBB) 2000

1968 1952 1956 1962 1957 1950 1991 1990 1962 1971 1990 1940 1939 1986 1940 1976 1986 1973 1940 1988 1994 1991

1986 1990 1958 1986 1970 1987 1993 1973 1972 1974 1981 1980

WOMEN’S Cross Country Kozlowski, Therese 1986 Football Acquarelli, Harry 1988 Alker, Guerin P 1991 Andorka, Bela J. 1991 Brito, Gene 1986 Cheatham, Ernie 1986 Currin, Paul 1986 Donahue, Burch A. 1988 Ferris, Neil G. 1991 Giancanelli, Harold “Skip” 1989 Klosterman, Don 1986 Lauermann, Willard “Bill” E. 1988 Musacco, George 1987 Nipp, Maury 1987 Snyder, Frederick 1992

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WOMEN’S SOCCER Sharp, Tracy 2007

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WOMEN’S Tennis Anderson, Kristi 2003 1989 Delgado, Debbie 1994 1985 Patridge, Carolyn B. 1991 1980

COACHES/ADMINISTRATORS Buckley, Terry 2005 1957 Season ticket holder Casassa, Rev. Charles S., S.J. 1988 University President (1949-69) Drager, Hub 1986 Athletic Administration (1949-80) Fortner, Nancy 1994 Women’s Volleyball Coach (1980-86) Higgins, Rev. Thomas P., S.J. 1991 Golf Coach (1970-2001) Jones, Arthur 2003 1950 Basketball Trainer, Season Ticket Holder Kilp, Rev. Alfred J., S.J. 1987 Athletic Administration (1956-1963) Lieb, Tom 1987 Football & Ice Hockey Coach (1930-38) Malone, Rev. Lorenzo, S.J. 1987 Athletic Admin., Golf Coach (1933-55) McIssac, Don 1986 Rugby Coach (1960-1980) McKenna, John 1992 Football Coach (1949-51) Merrifield, Rev. Donald P., S.J 1989 University President (1969-84), Chancellor (1985-present) Needles, James 1987 Basketball Coach, Football Coach (1936-1940) Neri, Jerry 1989 Assistant Football Coach (1949-51) Oliver, Jordan 1987 Football Coach (1949-51) Westhead, Paul 2000 Men’s Basketball Head Coach (1986-91) RETIRED JERSEYS Name Induct. Bean, Billy 2000 Baseball Holman, Tracy 2000 Volleyball Gathers, Hank 2000 Basketball Kimball, Kealani 2005 Volleyball Kimble, Bo 2000 Basketball Layana, Tim 2000 Baseball McFarland, Sarah 2002 Volleyball Stone, Gerald 2000 Baseball Wrench, Mardell 2000 Baseball

TEAMS 1969 Football 2003 Club National Champions 1981 Women’s Crew 1986 National Champion - Lightweight-4 Shell 1990 Men’s Basketball Elite Eight/WCC Champions

2005

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Dr. William Husak

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Rev. Robert B. Lawton

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ev. Robert B. Lawton, S.J., was named the 14th president of Loyola Marymount University on June 1, 1999. Father Lawton leads LMU into the next millennium after serving as the dean of Georgetown College at Georgetown University since 1989. Lawton, a classicist, scripture scholar, administrator, and priest, was born in Cumberland, Maryland, and entered the Society of Jesus in July 1965. Possessing a wealth of experience in both university teaching and administration, Fr. Lawton comes to LMU after giving 20 years of service to Georgetown University. Serving as the assistant Dean from 1984-89, Fr. Lawton also taught in the Theology department as an adjunct assistant professor during that period. He started at the University in 1977 as an assistant professor of Theology and worked in that capacity until 1979. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in classics from Fordham University in 1971, graduating Phi Beta Kappa (summa cum laude). Fr. Lawton went on to attend Harvard University where he completed his doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in 1977. Fr. Lawton was a Danforth and Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Harvard. He was ordained in 1981. Following his preparation for ordination from 1979-81, Fr. Lawton traveled to Germany to conduct independent study in both German and theology. In 1982, he accepted an assistant professorship teaching Hebrew and Aramaic at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Italy, a post he held until 1984. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties at Georgetown, Fr. Lawton served on numerous campus committees examining such areas as campus planning, student life, freshman and transfer student admissions, and community relations. Outside of the University he has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Scranton and Fairfield University. Father Lawton holds the rank of professor in LMU’s Departments of Theological Studies and Classics.

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r. William S. Husak begins his 10th year as the Athletics Director at Loyola Marymount University. Since taking over the program in 1998, LMU has reached a new level of success. While the Lions’ success has been some of the best in program history, Husak firmly believes the program has “just scratched the surface.” His administrative efforts have focused on developing a team of coaches, support staff and administrators who believe that LMU’s athletics program can be among the elite in the nation. This period of time has been marked by enhancing the support of the athletic teams through the new and updated facilities, increased scholarship and operational support and enhancing the coaching and support staff. The past 10 years have been some of the most successful seasons in school history as the Lions won over 56 percent of its dual competitions in that span and claimed the school’s first ever Commissioner’s Cup in 1996. Since 1998, LMU has claimed 22 conference championships and 29 NCAA postseason appearances. Off the field, the Lions have had a 50 percent increase in national scholar-athletes as 155 claimed the honor in the 2006-07 academic year. Husak attributes the current success and the future growth of the program to the staff that is in place. Since he took over the program, the coaching and administrative staffs that lend support to the more than 400 student-athletes has more than doubled in size. A full-time head coach will lead 19 of the varsity sports sponsored at LMU. When Husak took over, only nine of the programs were led by full-time coaches. In addition, support for the student-athletes was enhanced with the addition of eight brand new staff positions, which included an athletic academic coordinator, marketing/promotions manager, corporate relations manager, two assistant athletic trainers, a strength and conditioning assistant coach and an assistant media relations director. The final major piece to LMU Athletics’ growth and success has been Husak’s commitment to facilities. Since he has taken over, $25 million has been put into athletic facilities. That list includes the Burns Aquatics Center, which was used as host to the 2002 and 2006 NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championships. It has been the only time LMU has hosted an NCAA championship. Facility enhancements have also included the brand new Smith Field (softball), Thomas Higgins Short Game Center (golf), the Morris A. Pivaroff and George P. Kading Tournament Court (tennis), and the Jane Browne Bove Boathouse. LMU’s existing facilties have also seen their share of growth, including new bleachers and scoreboard to Sullivan Field (soccer), Mikos Blue Monster and Pride Park to Page Stadium (baseball), and a new sound system, floor design and bleachers in Gersten Pavilion. Husak comes from a long and accomplished background as an administrator, fundraiser and professor during a 19-year career at California State University, Long Beach. Between 1993-1998, he served as the Senior Associate Athletics Director and was mainly responsible for Athletics fundraising. While at CSULB between 1983 and 1997, Husak served as an assistant commissioner for the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Between 1986 and 1993 he served as chairman of CSULB’s physical education department. As an associate professor of physical education at CSULB between 1979 and 1986, he established the university’s Motor Behavior Laboratory. A 1972 graduate of State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland, Husak holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Physical Education from Texas A&M University. He and his wife of 36 years, Tish, live in Long Beach and have three sons, Greg, Todd and Jon.

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I want to play at LMU... general information on NCAA Compliance

What do I need to do in order to play at LMU as a freshman? If you intend to participate in Division I or II athletics as a freshman, you must register and be certified by the NCAA Initial-Eligibility Clearinghouse. You can register by going on-line on the internet at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net. You will need a major credit card to complete the registration. The registration fee is $50 for domestic prospects ($75 for foreign prospects). When you’re finished, print out the registration form, sign it and present it to your high school counselor. They will send the form along with an official copy of your highschool transcripts to the NCAA Clearinghouse for processing. Additionally, you must arrange for official SAT or ACT scores to be sent to the Clearinghouse directly by the testing agency. This can be done on-line at the testing agency’s website. If you have questions, you or your high school counselor can obtain assistance by calling the NCAA Clearinghouse toll-free at 877-262-1492. After graduation and before the school closes for the summer, your counselor must send the Clearinghouse a copy of your final transcript that confirms graduation from high school. How do I know if I’m being recruited? You become a “prospective student-athlete” when you start ninth-grade classes. Before the ninth grade, you become a prospective student-athlete if a college gives you (or your relatives or friends) any financial aid or other benefits that the college does not provide to prospective students generally. You become a “recruited prospective student-athlete” at a particular college if any coach approaches you (or any member of your family) about enrolling and participating in athletics at that college. Activities by coaches that cause you to become a recruited prospective student-athlete are: (1) providing you with an official visit; (2) placing more than one telephone call to you or any other member of your family; or (3) visiting you or any other member of your family anywhere other than the college campus; or (4) issuing to you a National Letter of Intent or written offer of athletically related financial aid. Boosters: In addition to general recruiting regulations, no alumni, boosters or representatives of a college’s athletics interests can be involved in your recruitment. There can be no phone calls or letters from boosters. If an LMU booster is contacting you, please call the LMU Compliance Office as soon as possible at (310) 3387789. Don’t risk your NCAA eligibility! When can I talk to the coach and have him/her see me play? TELEPHONE CALLS In all Sports Other Than Football and Basketball A college coach (but not a booster) is permitted to call you (or your parents or legal guardians) on or after July 1 following the completion of your junior year in high school. On or after July 1 after the completion of your junior year in high school, a college coach is permitted to call you only one time per week. Exception for Men’s Basketball ONLY Only in the sport of men’s basketball, a college coach (but not a booster) is permitted to call you (or your parents or legal guardians) one time per month on or after June 15 of your sophomore year in high school through July 31 of your junior year in high school. Coaches are permitted to call you two (2) times per week on or after August 1 prior to your senior year in high school. For junior college and four-year transfer prospects, you may only receive one phone call per week, regardless of the time period. Exception for Women’s Basketball ONLY Only in the sport of women’s basketball, a college coach (but not a booster) is permitted to call you (or your parents or legal guardians) one time during each of the months of April and May of your junior year in high school. You can receive one call on or after June 1 through June 20, and one call you can receive one call on or after June 21 through June 30 of your junior year in high school. In addition, you can receive three phone

calls during the month of July following your junior year in high school, with no more than one call per week. On or after August 1 prior to your senior year in high school, you can receive no more than one phone call per week. Unlimited Phone Calls - All Sports Unlimited phone calls can be made to you (or your parents or legal guardians) by a college coach ONLY under the following circumstances: (1) during the five days immediately before your official visit by the college you will be visiting; (2) on the day of a coach’s off-campus contact with you by that coach; (3) on the initial date for signing the National Letter of Intent in your sport through two days after the initial signing date; and (4) you (or your parents or legal guardians) may telephone a coach at your expense as often as you wish. At the completion of your junior year (after July 1), coaches may also accept collect calls from you, using our tollfree number (1-800-LIONS-R-1). In men’s basketball ONLY, coaches may accept a toll-free call from you no earlier than the conclusion of your sophomore year in high school. RECRUITING CALENDARS Keep in mind that every sport has a different recruiting calendar. A coach in a particular sport may or may not be permitted to call you during certain times of the year. When you do speak to a college coach, be sure to ask about the recruiting calendar so you understand when you can accept phone calls from college coaches. You can also find the recruiting calendars for all sports online at www.ncaa.org. OFF-CAMPUS CONTACTS In all Sports Other Than Football and Basketball A college coach is permitted to contact you in person off the college campus only on or after July 1 after the completion of your junior year in high school. A contact is any face-to-face meeting between a college coach or athletics staff member and you or your parents, during which any of you say more than “hello.” Also, any such face-to-face meeting that is prearranged or that takes place on your campus, at an organized competition or practice involving you or your high school, preparatory school, two-year college or all-star team shall be considered a contact, regardless of the conversation. Currently in all sports other than football, college coaches may contact you off the college campus no more than three times. However, a college coach may visit your high school (with the approval of your high school principal) only once a week during a contact period. Junior college prospects who are non-qualifiers as determined by the NCAA Clearinghouse may not be recruited until they have completed one academic year at the junior college. In Men’s Basketball A college coach is not permitted to contact you prior to the opening day of classes of your senior year in high school. During the academic year, a college coach is limited to seven recruiting opportunities with you (contacts and evaluations combined) with no more than three in-person, off-campus contacts at any site during your senior year in high school. In Women’s Basketball A college coach is not permitted to contact you prior to the opening day of classes of your senior year in high school. During the academic year, a college coach is limited to five recruiting opportunities with you (contacts and evaluations combined) with no more than three in-person, off-campus contacts at any site during your senior year in high school. This restriction includes your relatives or legal guardians, but does not include any contact made during your official visit to campus. Further, all communication between you, your relatives, legal guardians, your coach, or anyone else involved with your participation in basketball, directly or indirectly, and a college coach during the month of July is prohibited. EVALUATIONS An evaluation is any off-campus activity used to assess your academic qualifications or athletics ability, including a visit to your high school (during which no contact

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occurs) or watching you practice or compete at any site. Currently in all sports other than football and women’s basketball, a college coach is limited to seven opportunities (contacts and evaluations combined) to recruit you and not more than three of the seven opportunities may be contacts. In women’s basketball, coaches have a limit of five opportunities with which to recruit you (contact and evaluations combined) off the college campus. Not more than three of those five opportunities may be contacts. Once you sign a National Letter of Intent, you may be evaluated an unlimited number of times by a college coach from the college with which you have signed. LETTERS AND RECRUITING MATERIALS In all sports other than men’s basketball, letters (including emails) and printed recruiting information may be sent to you starting September 1st at the beginning of your junior year in high school. In men’s basketball, you may receive these materials after June 15 at the completion of your sophomore year in high school. This information can only be sent to you through regular mail services. College coaches are not permitted to send anything to you (expect a National Letter of Intent offer) through any express mail service (e.g. Federal Express, UPS, DHL, etc.). For more information, please visit our website at www.LMULions.com. Good Luck and GO LIONS!!!

Basic information Questions? Should you have any questions regarding any NCAA rules, please contact our Compliance Office at (310) 338-7789 or you can contact the NCAA at (317) 917-6222.   GO ONLINE NCAA: www.ncaa.org Loyola Marymount University: www.LMU.edu LMU Athletics: www.LMULions.com   LMU CONTACTS Dan Smith - Associate Athletic Director-Compliance (310) 338-7789 | (800) LIONS-R-1 Brianna Johnson - Compliance Assistant (310) 338-3706 | (800) LIONS-R-1   MAILING ADDRESSES Loyola Marymount University - Department of Athletics Compliance 1 LMU Drive - MS 8235; Los Angeles, CA 90045   NCAA Clearinghouse 301 ACT Drive - Box 4043; Iowa City, IA  522434043 Toll Free – Domestic Callers: (877) 262-1492 Foreign Calls: (319) 337-1492 www.ncaaclearinghouse.net   WHAT CAN I RECEIVE FROM LMU You (or your family) may not receive any benefit, inducement or arrangement such as cash, clothing, cars, improper expenses, transportation, gifts or loans to encourage you to sign a National Letter of Intent or attend an NCAA college.  Loyola Marymount University may offer you a one-year scholarship that covers room and board, tuition and fees, and required course-related books, or any part of these.  The institution can recommend that this aid be renewed each year, as is the general practice at LMU.

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LMU Athletics’ Facilities

Building Champions T

he athletic facilities at Loyola Marymount University have seen a little of everything in the almost 70 years while in its current Westchester location. From the 1984 Olympic games to LMU basketball to the World Cup and everything in between, the LMU athletic facilities have become home to the best. The complex continues to grow and improve with each year. The facilities include Albert Gersten Pavilion, George Page Stadium, Sullivan Field, the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center, the Jane Bove Boathouse, Smith Field, the LMU Tennis Complex, which includes the George P. Kading and Morris A. Pivaroff Tournament Court completed in 2004, and the Thomas Higgins Short Game Center, a practice facility for the golf program. Also completed in 2004 was the addition of Pride Park, the new entrance to baseball’s Page Stadium The newest facility for the Lions is Smith Filed, complete with inset dugout, state-ofthe-art scoreboard, natural grass seating for more than 500 and batting cages. Completed at the same time was the short game center, a pitch and putt practice facility behind the centerfield fence of Smith Field. It includes a pair of bunkers and plenty of space for putting at different angles. The existing centerpiece to the LMU athletics facilities is Albert Gersten Pavilion, entering its 27th year as the home to LMU’s indoor athletic events. Hosting men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball, the Pavilion has seen its share of

memorable moments. One came as the men’s basketball team posted a 16-game winning streak that spanned three seasons from Feb. 25, 1987 through Nov. 28, 1988. On Feb. 20, 1988, during the winning streak, Gersten set the attendance record with a standing room only crowd of 4,525 in a 142-127 win over rival Pepperdine. Built to accommodate the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the Pavilion served as the host site for the weightlifting competition. It is named in honor of Albert Gersten, father of Albert Gersten, Jr., a 1974 LMU graduate. Now in its 25th season as the home of Lion baseball, George C. Page Stadium has established itself as one of college baseball’s most unique ball parks. The park continues to distinguish itself thanks to the recent addition of Pride Park. However, the biggest enhancement came in 2001 with the Mikos Blue Monster, a new wall in left field that contains a manual scoreboard, complete with out of town scores reminiscent to some of the major league’s classic parks. The wall was built thanks to a gift from Paul Mikos. The Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center opened in the fall of 2000 and has become the home of some of the best water polo in the NCAA. The Olympic size pool is part of the $18-million Burns Rec Center, and serves as the home venue for men’s and women’s water polo and women’s swimming. Showing that it is one of the finest facilities in the country, LMU hosted the Men’s Water Polo NCAA National Championships in December

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of 2002 and again in 2006. Throughout the last decade, Sullivan Field has been host to some of the best in soccer from around the world. With the development of the soccer program at LMU, Sullivan Field has become one of the top facilities in the soccer-rich WCC. Sweden, Italy and Argentina used Sullivan during the 1994 FIFA World Cup, and four years later, the field was used as a practice site for the World Cup exhibition Gold Cup Tournament. The LMU Tennis Center grew to six courts in 2004 with the Kading and Pivaroff Tournament Court, the centerpiece of the facility. A new Daktronics scoreboard was added to the facility in 2006. Completed in 2002, Jane Browne Bove Boathouse is the only athletics facility not on the grounds of the Westchester campus. The facility includes two boat bays, a work area, an office, a new dock and restrooms. The boathouse is part of beautiful Marina del Rey, Calif. Conditions are generally ideal. The water is protected within the marina, temperatures are nice throughout the year and boat traffic is low. More is on the horizon. In 2005, the Athletics Department was included as part of a major campaign that will ensure that LMU Athletics will Build Champions well into the future. Follow LMULions.com for the latest on the newest LMU facilities.

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he Loyola Marymount athletic department welcomed the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center to its family of sports facilities in August of 2000. The Olympic-size pool is part of the $20 million Burns Recreation Center and serves as the home venue for men’s and women’s water polo, as well as LMU swimming.

Showing that it is one of the finest facilities in the country, LMU hosted the NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championship on December 7-8, 2002. Both days of the event were sold out with a crowd of over 2,600 for the championship. The NCAA granted LMU the event again for the 2006 championship. One of the premier aquatics facilities in Southern California, the Burns Recreation Center pool is heated and features an advanced deck-level drainage system. There are separate locker rooms for home and visiting teams, as well as office space and meeting rooms for the LMU aquatics coaching staff. Adjacent to the pool is permanent bleacher seating with a normal capacity for 800 fans. Added to the facility in the fall of 2001 was a state-of-the-art scoreboard. The scoreboard from Colorado Timing Systems features scoring systems for both water polo and swimming, including touch-pad timing for eight swim lanes. The fully digital system includes matrix and video capabilities and was installed thanks to the donations of Albert Gersten. In addition, a new audio system was installed prior to the start of the 2002 swimming season, and the aquatic center now features a recreational lawn picnic area complete with berm seating.

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Lion Spirit

Lion Game Day

ORIGIN OF THE LION

Although its origin is somewhat clouded, the Lion mascot has been synonymous with Loyola Marymount University for more than 70 years. According to the Oct. 5, 1923 edition of the school newspaper, the Los Angeles Loyolan, the Lion mascot was suggested by an enthusiastic fan after 1919 when St. Vincent’s College became Loyola College. Noting the Loyola football player’s fierce competitiveness, that unknown fan described the Loyola players as Lions. The name did not generate too much popularity and the Loyola athletic nickname remained “Loyolan’s” until 1923. At that time, the article explains, the college wished to inspire new pride in its athletes and fans. Noting the success of nicknames for other colleges, the college opted to give the Lion’s nickname a rebirth. Calling the old Lion mascot “mistreated and forgotten,” the article explains that the Lion would officially find its way into all college songs and cheers. The Lion has remained firmly entrenched in Loyola lore to this very day. An alternative origin story traces the nickname to the abundance of actual mountain lions which roamed Westchester when Loyola College moved here in 1927. The area remained widely unpopulated and teemed with wildlife when the school moved atop the bluffs. School officials reportedly adopted the nickname because mountain lions inhabited the area when ground was broken.

PEP BAND

In what many consider its first appearance at any LMU athletic event, the LMU Pep Band broke onto the scene late in the 2001-02 season. Bringing energy and atmosphere to athletics events, the Pep Band is the latest addition to making LMU the best place to play and watch. Making up the 35-member band, with more members on the way, are LMU students from all backgrounds. The band is in its sixth year.

LionPride

This organization is the official student booster club of LMU athletics. Seen throughout the athletic season, LionPride has been a major reason for record student attendance the last several years. With more than 1,000 members this year, LionPride will be a factor at LMU events. Open to all students enrolled at LMU, LionPride offers free admission to all home regular season athletic events, opportunity to participate in ingame promotions, drawings for valuable prizes and much, much more, including the LionPride T-Shirt. In addition, LionPride makes its way to road games thanks to multiple road trips through out the year.

when the university was known as Loyola, the current cheer team has grown to a serviceoriented organization that not only appears and supports all 21 LMU athletic teams and events, but performs community service. The cheer squad has continued to impress with its overall ingame routines with advanced tumbling, stunt and dance performances. In addition to providing support to the teams during the games, the squad will once again perform halftime and timeout routines. This year’s squad includes Kristina Alarcon, Analee Almeida, Amanda Barthel, Alyse Chong, Heather Chong, Kristen Cirillo, Oscar Contreras, Ashley Cordes, Arianne Cortes, Lisa Green, Kim Hein, Penelope Horan, Caroline Jahna, Kendra Jones, Julia Karnoski, Tracie Kogura, Thomas Miller, Teresa Moore, and Amanda Veitia.

CHEER TEAM

The Loyola Marymount University Cheer Squad became the an official varsity sport sponsored by LMU in the Summer of 2005 and are a co-ed competition team that performs annually at the USA Nationals. Serving as a “Spirit Squad” for men’s basketball

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SWIMMING ALL-TIME PRIDE ALL-TIME TOP-10 INDIVIDUALS EVENT 50 Freestyle

NAME

TIME

SEASON

1. K. Hicks 2. L. Mathewson 3. A. Wike 4. A. Cook 5. M. Sawelson 6. T. Yates 7. C. Pasque 8. A. Samuels 9. A. Luciano 10. K. Zabor

23.62 23.78 23.89 24.15 24.37 24.47 24.25 24.68 24.80 24. 86

2005 2007 2008 2007 2008 2001 2008 2005 2004 2004

100 Freestyle

1. K. Hicks 2. A. Witter 3. A. Wike 4. L. Mathewson 5. M. Sawelson 6. C. Pasque 7. L. Magura 8. M. Brophy 9. A. Cook 10. M. Bommarito

50.98 51.80 52.50 52.55 52.68 52.87 53.33 53.38 53.51 53.82

2006 2008 2008 2006 2008 2008 2007 2005 2007 2003

200 Freestyle

1. R. Plume 2. A. Witter 3. K. Hicks 4. M. Brophy 5. M. Sawelson 6. D. Garcia 7. L. Magura 8. C. Pasque 9. C. Gore 10. B. Melconian

1:52.31 1:52.62 1:52.67 1:53.62 1:53.87 1:55.80 1:56.08 1:56.40 1:56.51 1:57.26

2008 2008 2006 2007 2008 2006 2005 2008 2007 2004

500 Freestyle

1. R. Plume 2. M. Brophy 3. A. Witter 4. K. McKay 5. D. Garcia 6. C. Gore 7. L. Magura 8. J. Hatfield 9. T. O’Neill 10. J. Hall

4:56.59 5:05.53 5:07.71 5:12.44 5:12.82 5:14.80 5:15.93 5:16.53 5:17.05 5:17.51

2008 2007 2008 2005 2008 2006 2005 1998 2007 2007

1000 Freestyle

1. R. Plume 2. M. Brophy 3. T. O’Neill 4. J. Hall 5. L. Magura 6. B. Melconian 7. C. Gore 8. K. McKay 9. J. Hatfield 10. M. Ridgeway

10:38.88 10:39.23 10:42.00 10:54.20 10:57.17 10:59.93 11:00.53 11:01.27 11:06.47 11:10.89

2007 2005 2007 2006 2005 2003 2006 2005 2000 2006

1650 Freestyle

1. R. Plume 2. J. Hall 3. J. Hatfield 4. C. Gore 5. T. O’Neill 6. M. Ridgeway 7. B. Melconian 8. A. Witter 9. D. Garcia 10. K. Kramer

17:16.14 18:01.78 18:10.82 18:19.62 18:26.37 18:34.77 18:35.92 18:42.58 18:43.30 18:56.81

2008 2007 1998 2008 2007 2007 2002 2007 2007 2002

100 Backstroke

1. L. Mathewson 2. K. Hicks 3. J. Cruzat 4. J. Marcus 5. M. Lim 6. A. Witter 7. A. Luciano 8. K. McKay 9. K. Lutjen 10. A. Wike 10. A. Royal

54.94 59.26 59.86 1:00.29 1:00.46 1:00.65 1:00.98 1:01.08 1:01.28 1:01.57 1:01.57

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200 Backstroke

1. L. Mathewson 2. K. Lutjen 3. J. Cruzat 4. J. Marcus 5. A. Witter 6. A. Austin 7. K. McKay 8. M. Walters 9. B. Diamond 10. A. Royal

2:03.78 2:10.06 2:10.26 2:11.04 2:11.22 2:12.40 2:12.73 2:13.53 2:14.20 2:16.99

2007 2008 2003 2000 2007 2002 2008 2004 2002 2005

100 Breaststroke

1. S. Hamilton 2. M. Finley 3. A. Samuels 4. K. Zabor 5. A. Luciano 6. K. Whipple 7. L. Magura 8. A. Geraghty 9. M. Tansuwan 10. J. Elgas

1:04.80 1:06.06 1:06.76 1:07.30 1:08.45 1:09.14 1:09.24 1:09.47 1:09.69 1:09.74

2006 2007 2007 2002 2004 2004 2005 2007 2007 2007

200 Breaststroke

1. M. Finely 2. K. Zabor 3. A. Geraghty 4. L. Magura 5. K. Whipple 6. T. O’Neill 7. C. O’Neill 8. S. Hamilton 9. M. Tansuwan 10. M. Dunn

2:23.50 2:25.65 2:27.66 2:28.17 2:28.58 2:28.96 2:29.79 2:30.14 2:30.98 2:31.43

2007 2004 2007 2005 2003 2007 2002 2007 2007 2005

100 Butterfly

1. A. Samuels 2. M. Lim 3. K. Zabor 4. M. Tansuwan 5. S. Misquez 6. T. O’Neill 7. K. Hicks 8. A. Nakamura 9. B. Melconian 10. M. Bommarito

57.63 57.92 57.94 58.60 59.23 59.49 59.69 1:00.03 1:00.09 1:00.11

2005 2008 2004 2008 2007 2007 2007 1997/98 2004/05 2001/02

200 Butterfly 1. T. O’Neill 2. M. Tansuwan 3. A. Samuels 4. A. Nakamura 5. J. Cheng 6. B. Melconian 7. K. Carmody 8. K. McKay 9. G. Ghazal 10. M. Walters 200 Individual Medley 1. K. Zabor 2. T. O’Neill 3. M. Tansuwan 4. L. Magura 5. K. Hicks 6. A. Samuels 7. S. Hamilton 8. M. Finley 9. J. Cheng 10. K. Lutjen 400 Individual Medley 1. T. O’Neill 2. K. Zabor 3. L. Magura 4. J. Cheng 5. J. Hall 6. A. Samuels 7. M. Finley 8. A. Geraghty 9. M. McCarville 10. K. Wilcox

2:05.72 2:07.58 2:08.77 2:10.80 2:11.29 2:11.57 2:12.72 2:13.7 2:13.74 2:14.76

2007 2008 2007 1998 1999 2004 2008 2008 2008 2004

2:08.50 2:08.71 2:09.49 2:09.52 2:10.92 2:11.28 2:11.49 2:11.53 2:12.71 2:13.98

2004 2006 2008 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 1998 2008

4:33.29 4:36.21 4:37.43 4:39.55 4:40.06 4:44.67 4:45.46 4:47.52 4:48.77 4:49.29

2007 2003 2005 1998 2007 2008 2006 2006 2006 2002

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SWIMMING ALL-TIME PRIDE ALL-TIME ROSTER Nicole Alvarado Alexa Ames Alana Austin Sarah Babiarz C. Bannerman Meredith Bellotti Melissa Bernal Cristin Bisbee Sarah Black Melissa Bommarito Nicole Boston Christina Bradberry Amy Brand Maggie Brophy Cailey Buck Jennifer Bullock Dominique Burson Stacey Butler Sharon Carlson Katie Carmody Wendy Castillo Jennifer Caviglia Jessica Cheng Chiara Clemente Maeghan Cobbin Jessica Connor Alexa Cook Heather Coons Devon Courtney Jenna Cruzat Diana DeCesare Mariah Derr Bayley Diamond Yvonne Diaz Meghan Dunn Kelli Dyerly Colleen Eagleson Kate Egan Justine Elgas Megan Evans Erin Farley Kristina Fernandez Morgan Finley Bridget Flynn Kristy Forsyth Bonnie Frankel Danielle Garcia Alyssa Geraghty Gillian Ghazal Lisa Gilette Christine Gore Annie Goshert

2006-07-08 1994 2000-01-02 1999-00-01-02 2005 1999-00 1999 1992 2003-04-05 2001-02 2004-05-06-07 1995-96 1997 2005-06-07 2004 2006 1997 1992 1993 2008 1994-95 1994-95 1997-98-99-00 1992 2008 2002 2007-08 1993 2000 2003-04-05 2006-07 1992 2002-03-04-05 1993-94 2005 2000 1991-92-93-94 1992-93 2006-07-08 2003-04 1993, 95-96 2007-08 2004-05-06-07 1992 1997-98 1993 2006-07-08 2005-06-07-08 2006-07-08 1996-98 2005-06-07-08 1993

C. Grannemann Caroline Guidi Teresa Guidi Ana Guttmann Elizabeth Hadden Julia Hall Sarah Hamilton Jennifer Hannon Ann Haswell Jennifer Hatfield Kathleen Hawkins Robyn Hessinger Katie Hicks Giselle Hiquera Rachel Horn Juliet Horton Dana Hume Julie Johnson Malia Kaizuka Kristin Kelly Sarah Kizner Kelly Kramer Jamie Kroeze McKenzie Kruck Aja Kusao Monica LaBelle Anna Leon Mallorie Lim Ashley Lindsay Adrienne Livoni Amanda Luciano Kristen Lutjen Amanda Lynch Liz Magura Jenni Marcus Emily Maryatt Lauren Mathewson Tiffany Matthews McKenna McCarville Kim McKay Jennifer McCoy Eileen McGrath Breanne Melconian Heather Miles Sierra Misquez Katie Mistry Kelly Mohr Miranda Mooers Katie Moran Barbara Morrisey Angela Nakamura Nocole Norris

1995-96 1999-00 2000 2005 1996-97 2006-07-08 2006-07 1995-96 1995 1997-98-99-00 1992 1992-93 2005-06-07 1993 2005 2005 1997-98-99 1994 1993 2005-06 1992 2002 2000 2003-04-05 2008 1993 1993 2007-08 2000 1996-97 2004-05-06-07 2007-08 1995-96-97-98 2005-06-07-08 1999-00 2005-06 2004-05-06-07 2005-06-07 2005-06 2005-06-07-08 1999 1992-93-94-95 2002-03-04-05 1999 2006-07 2007-08 1993 2002-03-04-05 1995 1996-97-98-99 1998 2000

Christina O’Neill Trinity O’Neill Anne Park Carolyn Pasque Kathy Peterson Rebecca Peterson Analia Piccollo Rebecca Plume Lauren Powers Jeanelle Rabadam Christina Radvanyi Morgan Ridgeway Lauren Roberts Alicia Royal Lauren Ruberry Angela Samuels Rebecca Sanders Megan Sawelson Cindy Schapker Cara Schindler A. Schlichting Erin Schroeder B. Schuehardt Lauren Scoma Erika Shanahan Lauren Shaw Maureen Sheenan Aimee Shoukry Kira Shymanski Anne Smith Kim Sowards Karin Sponholz Lisa Stark Orla Stewart Julie Suggs Melanie Tansuwan Lori-Ann Tracy Alex Tungland Kristin Vesnever Shelby Wagner Julia Wald Marie Walters Gina Ward Kadee Whipple Alex Wike Leigh Wilbur Lucy Windes Alicia Witter Danielle Worrill Tiffany Yates Jean Yasuhara Krista Zabor

2002 2007-08 1995-96 2008 1996-97-98 2000 1996-97-98 2006-07-08 2002 2005-06 2000 2006-07 2000-01-02 2005-06-07-08 2000 2005-06-07-08 2002 2008 1994-97 1997-98-99-00 1995 1992 1996 1994 1992,94 2000 2002-03-04-05 1994 2000 1992,94 1993 1991-92-93-94 1994-95-96-97 1999-00 1992-93 2007-08 1996 2002-03-04-05 2001-02 1997-98 2000 2001-02-03-04 1993 2003-04 2007-08 1994 1999-00 2007-08 1997-98-99-00 2000-01-02 1995-96-97 2001-02-03-04

YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1991-1992 0-6 overall 10th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Doug Pitts

1997-1998 1-8 overall 10th at PCSC Championship Head Coach John Loughran

2003-2004 1-9 overall 8th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Bonnie Adair

1992-1993 1-12 overall 9th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Doug Pitts

1998-1999 0-9 overall 10th at PCSC Championship Head Coach John Loughran

2004-2005 3-2 overall 3rd at PCSC Championship Head Coach Bonnie Adair

1993-1994 2-12 overall 9th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Dave Kintas

1999-2000 0-11 overall 11th at PCSC Championship Head Coach John Loughran

2005-2006 9-5 overall 4th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Bonnie Adair

1994-1995 4-9 overall 11th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Dave Kintas

2000-2001 0-11 overall 10th at PCSC Championship Head Coach John Loughran

2006-2007 7-5 overall 2nd at PCSC Championship Head Coach Bonnie Adair

1995-1996 2-6 overall 12th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Dave Kintas

2001-2002 1-10 overall 7th at PCSC Championship Head Coach John Loughran

2007-2008 9-0 overall 1st at PCSC Championship Head Coach Bonnie Adair

1996-1997 3-8 overall 10th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Dave Kintas

2002-2003 0-11 overall 10th at PCSC Championship Head Coach John Loughran

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2008 PCSC CHAMPIONS

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