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2010-11 SWIMMING

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY


The Place for Scholars & Champions


General Information Bearcat Swimming Quick Facts Head Coach.............................................Leslie Shevlin Willamette Men’s Record..................... 0-7 (1 season) Willamette Women’s Record................ 1-6 (1 season) Alma Mater..........................UNC-Wilmington, 2003 Office Phone........................................ (503) 370-6601 Assistant Coach..............................Guy Gniotczynski Men’s Conference Championships............................7 1967, 1979, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991 Women’s Conference Championships......................4 1978, 1980, 1981, 1994 2009-10 Men’s Record/NWC...............0-7, 0-7 (8th) 2009-10 Women’s Record/NWC..........1-6, 1-6 (7th)

Table of Contents

General Information..........................................................1 Season Preview . .................................................................2 Bearcat Swimming Roster ................................................3 Head Coach Leslie Shevlin . .............................................4 Assistant Coach Guy Gniotczynski ................................5 Bearcat Profiles ..............................................................6-9 2009-10 Results and Standings ..................................... 10 Willamette Athletic Trainers ......................................... 11 NCAA Division III and NWC ..................................... 12 Willamette Administration ............................................ 13 Willamette Individual Records....................................... 14 Willamette Ring of Honor ............................................ 15 Athletic Facilities . ........................................................... 16 Willamette Swimming in Action .................................. 17 About Willamette . .....................................................18-19 Life at Willamette . .................................................20/IBC 2010-11 Willamette Swimming Schedule................ OBC

Willamette University General Information Location....................................................... Salem, Oregon Founded......................................................................... 1842 Enrollment..............1,801 Undergraduate; 2,606 Overall President.................................................Dr. M. Lee Pelton Dean of Campus Life...................... Dr. David Douglass Faculty Athletic Rep....................Dr. Julianne Abendroth Director of Athletics....................................Mark Majeski Nickname................................................................Bearcats Colors.............................................Cardinal and Old Gold National Affiliation............................NCAA Division III Conference......................Northwest Conference (NWC) Associate Athletic Director.............Dr. R. Skip Kenitzer Assistant Athletic Director.......................... Judy Gordon Administrative Assistant............................ Leslie Berning Head Athletic Trainer..........................Shane Wibel, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer...................Erin Scharer, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer......................Ken Smith, ATC Athletics Comm. Director...................Robert McKinney Assistant Comm. Director..............................Sara Elcano Athletics Comm. Phone............................(503) 370-6110 Athletics Comm. E-mail....... rmckinne@willamette.edu Athletics Department Phone...................(503) 370-6420 Athletics Department FAX......................(503) 370-6379 Athletics Web Site.............www.willamette.edu/athletics

Erin Parkinson, Fr. The 2010-11 Willamette University Swimming Media Guide was written, designed and edited by Sara Elcano, assistant athletics communications director, with assistance from Robert McKinney, athletics communications director. Editing by Judy Gordon, Assistant Athletic Director. Photos: Cover (L to R) - Kara Koetje and Ian McGahan. Cover Photo by Frank Miller. Inside photos by Naomi Stukey, Leslie Shevlin and the WU Office of Marketing Communications. Printing by K/P Corporation. Page 1


2010-11 Season Preview Hanna Connett, Sr.

Head Coach Leslie Shevlin will aim to keep building the WU men’s and women’s swimming programs in 2010-11. Shevlin will be helped by first-year Assistant Coach Guy Gniotczynski. Willamette returns six swimmers from the 2009-10 team. Captains Ian McGahan and Kara Koetje are set to lead the 2010-11 teams. Here’s a look at Willamette’s strengths in each stroke and the individual medley.

Freestyle On the women’s side Lauren Ballinger, a standout during her freshman season, will be joined by freshman Sylvie Peterson in the sprint freestyle events. Peterson was recently named the 5th fastest female during the 2009-10 Oregon Short Course season. Look for these two to make their presence known on all relays and in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events. Senior Hanna Connett will return this year from her 14th place finish in the 1650-yard freestyle event at the Northwest Conference Championships last season. Joining Connett is freshman Erin Parkinson. Parkinson will add depth in the distance freestyle events. For the men, all three swimmers look to make an impact in the middle distance races. Chris Whitehead (Fr.) will use his 6’2” frame to take on the NWC in the sprint freestyle events.

Butterfly Willamette is historically deep in the butterfly events and this season will be no exception. Page 2

On the women’s side, the Bearcats return Kara Koetje (Jr.) and Kayla Kosaki (So.). Both Koetje and Kosaki placed in the 100-yard and 200-yard events at the NWC Championships last season. Ian McGahan (So.) returns for the Willamette men. McGahan made it to the consolation final in the 200-yard butterfly at last year’s conference meet. McGahan will be joined by Austin Williams (So.) in the men’s butterfly events.

Backstroke Senior Chelsea Ibarra will lead the Bearcats in the backstroke events this year. Adding depth on the backstroke and speed on the relays will be Peterson.

Breaststroke The Bearcats aspire to be stronger in the breaststroke events this season. Parkinson and Whitehead look to lead the way in both the 100-yard and the 200-yard breaststroke events, as well as on both medley relays. Connett and Susan Barnes (Fr.) will add depth for the Bearcats in the sprint breaststroke events. Individual Medley Connett, Koetje, and Kosaki provide the Bearcats a formidable front in the individual medley. With the addition of Parkinson on the women’s side and Williams on the men’s side, the 200-yard and 400-yard medley events look to be strong for the Bearcats.

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Willamette Roster 2010-11 Willamette Men’s Swimming Name Ian McGahan (C) Chris Whitehead Austin Williams

Yr. So. Fr. So.

Elig. So. Fr. Fr.

Ht. Wt. 5’ 6” 124 6’ 2” 160 5’11” 151

Event(s) Fly, Free Free, Breast Free, Fly

Hometown (Previous School) Tacoma, Wash. (Stadium High School) Sherwood, Ore. (Sherwood High School) University Place, Wash. (Curtis High School)

Head Coach: Leslie Shevlin (2nd year) Assistant Coach: Guy Gniotczynski (1st year)

2010-11 Willamette Women’s Swimming Name Lauren Ballinger Susan Barnes Hanna Connett Chelsea Ibarra Kara Koetje (C) Kayla Kosaki Erin Parkinson Sylvie Peterson

Yr. Elig. Ht. Event(s) So. So. 5’ 7” Free Fr. Fr. 5’ 6” Free, Breast Sr. Sr. 5’ 7” Free, Breast, I.M. Sr. Sr. 5’ 5” Back, Free Jr. Jr. 5’ 1” Fly, I.M. So. So. 5’ 1” Fly, Free Fr. Fr. 5’ 9” Breast/Free Fr. Fr. 5’ 7” Free, Fly, Back

Hometown (Previous School) Wenatchee, Wash. (Wenatchee High School) Sante Fe, N.M. (Desert Academy) Pullman, Wash. (Pullman High School) Santa Cruz, Calif. (Georgiana Bruce Kirby) Arlington, Wash. (Stanwood High School) Hilo, Hawaii (Waiakea High School) Everson, Wash. (Ferndale High School) Eugene, Ore. (Henry D. Sheldon High School)

Head Coach: Leslie Shevlin (2nd year) Assistant Coach: Guy Gniotczynski (1st year)

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Willamette Head Coach

Leslie Shevlin Head Coach (2nd year)

Alma Mater: UNC-Wilmington (BA, 2003); Duquesne University (MA, 2005)

Leslie Shevlin is in her second season as the head coach of the Willamette men’s and women’s swimming teams. Shevlin helped several members of the 2009-10 teams earn personal-best times at the Northwest Conference Championship meet last season. Gwen Schulze (‘10) finished 2nd in the 100-yard butterfly, 3rd in the 200-yard backstroke and 9th in the 200-yard individual medley. All three of her times were personal bests. Shevlin coached two other swimmers to top 10 finishes at the NWC Championships. Jenna Larrow (‘10) earned a 9th place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle. Lauren Ballinger (So.) captured 10th place in the 100-yard freestyle. Prior to joining the Willamette coaching staff, Shevlin was the assistant women’s swimming coach at the University of New Mexico for a total of four seasons. She previously served as a graduate assistant at Duquesne University. In 2003, Shevlin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she majored in Communication Studies. She received a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Duquesne in 2005. At UNC-Wilmington, Shevlin competed on the swimming team all four years. She also was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at UNCW. Page 4

She was a graduate assistant swimming coach at Duquesne for two years. She had a variety of duties at Duquesne, including coordinating road trips, team building and serving as the primary recruiter. After completing her master’s degree, Shevlin was hired as an assistant coach at New Mexico. Her primary duties were in recruiting and the coaching of the distance freestyle group. While working at UNM, she was a youth team assistant coach with the Lobo Aquatic Club. She also coached at the U.S. Air Force Academy Summer Camps in 2007 and 2008.

Leslie Shevlin enters her second season with the Bearcat swimming teams.

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Guy Gniotczynski Assistant Coach (1st year)

Guy Gniotczynski is in his first year as the

assistant men’s and women’s swimming coach at Willamette University. He began working at Willamette during June of 2010. He spent the past two years as a graduate assistant coach for the swimming teams at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisc. Prior to coaching at Carthage, Gniotczynski was the assistant swim coach at the Schroeder YMCA in Brown Deer, Wisc.

At Willamette, he assists Head Coach Leslie Shevlin in all aspects of the swimming program. His duties include recruiting, management of home meets, assisting with swim training, and strength and conditioning. In addition to coaching at Willamette, Gniotczynski helps with the Willamette Swim School and Swim Camps. He also is the Senior Prep coach (ages 11-14) for the Bearcat Swim Club. Gniotczynski received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Carroll University (Wisc.) in 2003. He was a four-year letterman on the men’s swimming team at Carroll. He earned a Master’s in Education from Carthage in 2010.

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2010-11 Bearcat Seniors

Hanna Connett 5’7”, Pullman, Wash. (Pullman HS)

Sr.

Was named WU team MVP in 2008 and 2009 ... Placed 10th at the 2008 NWC Meet in the 400 I.M. ... Finished 14th in the 1,650-yard free at the 2010 NWC Meet ... NWC Scholar-Athlete all three seasons ... Majoring in Political Science with a minor in Sociology ... Daughter of John Connett ... Born on Sept. 12.

distance Free, Breaststroke, Individual medley

Chelsea Ibarra

5’5”, Santa Cruz, Calif. (Georgiana Bruce Kirby Prep)

Competes in freestyle and backstroke events for Willamette ... Previously attended Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School in Santa Cruz, California ... Was a National Hispanic Scholar as a senior at Kirby Prep ... Is majoring in Studio Art at Willamette ... Daughter of Debra Baker ... Born on Aug. 19.

Sr.

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Freestyle, Backstroke

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2010-11 Women’s Team

Kara Koetje

Jr.

5’1”, Arlington, Wash. (Stanwood HS) Placed 11th in the 200-yard fly at the NWC Meet in 2010 ... Swam for Stanwood HS in Arlington, Wash. ... Female Student-Athlete of the Year as a senior at SHS ... Majoring in Physics with a minor in Mathematics at Willamette ... Daughter of Greg and Tracy Koetje ... Born on Sept. 27.

butterFly, Individual medley

Lauren Ballinger

So.

5’7”, Wenatchee, Wash. (Wenatchee HS) Is a freestyle sprinter for WU ... Finished 10th in the 100-yard freestyle at the NWC Meet in 2010 ... Swam at State twice in high school and helped set a school record in the 400-yard free relay ... Undecided regarding her major ... Daughter of Paul and Susan Ballinger ... Born on May 25.

sprint freestyle

Kayla Kosaki

So.

5’1”, Hilo, Hawaii (Waiakea HS) Placed 14th in the 200-yard fly at the NWC Meet in 2010 ... Swam at Waiakea HS ... Was a Big Island Interscholastic Federation Finalist ... Active in student government and class council ... Undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Daughter of Gerald and Diane Kosaki ... Born on July 27.

butterfly, sprint freestyle

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2010-11 Women’s Team

Susan Barnes

Fr.

5’6”, Santa Fe, N.M. (Desert Academy) Swam for three years at the Desert Academy ... Participated in Irish Dance throughout high school ... Was a member of the French Club and Outdoors Club before coming to Willamette ... Undecided regarding her major ... Daughter of Cris and Marilyn Barnes ... Born on April 26.

freestyle, breaststroke

Erin Parkinson

Fr.

5’9”, Everson Wash. (Ferndale HS) Swam all four years at Ferndale High School ... Was a member of the Honor Roll at FHS ... Will participate in the breaststroke events for the Bearcats ... Majoring in Biology at Willamette ... Daughter of Nancy Heuman and Craig Parkinson ... Born on Aug. 25.

breaststroke, distance freestyle

Sylvie Peterson

Fr.

5’7”, Eugene, Ore. (Henry D. Sheldon HS) Was a team captain and four-year participant in swimming at Sheldon High School ... Participated in the Spanish Immersion Program as a high school student ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Daughter of Ralph Peterson and Laurie Leece ... Born on April 15.

sprint free, butterfly, backstroke

Lauren Ballinger, So.

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2010-11 Men’s Team

Ian McGahan

So.

5’6”, 124 lbs., Tacoma, Wash. (Stadium HS) Will compete in the distance freestyle and butterfly events ... Finished 16th in the 200-yard fly and 18th in the 1,650-yard free at the NWC Championships last season ... Plans to major in Physics at Willamette ... His parents are John and Elly McGahan ... Born on Oct. 29.

Butterfly, freestyle

Austin Williams

So.

5’11”, 151 lbs., University Place, Wash. (Curtis HS) Swam distance and individual medley events in high school ... Also participated in cross country at Curtis HS ... Was a member of the Honor Society ... Is undecided regarding his major at Willamette ... His parents are Jeff and Julie Williams ... Born on Nov. 20.

freestyle, butterfly

Chris Whitehead

Fr.

6’2”, 160 lbs., Sherwood, Ore. (Sherwood HS) Served as a team captain at Sherwood HS ... Was a varsity swimmer for four years ... Named Honor Society President as a senior ... Is undecided regarding his major at Willamette ... His parents are Don and Lynn Whitehead ... Born on Jan. 28.

sprint freestyle, breaststroke

Austin Williams, So.

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2009-10 Season Summary 2009-10 Meet Results Date Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 21-22 Jan. 15 Jan. 16 Jan. 23 Jan. 29 Jan. 30 Feb. 13-15

Event/Opponent Sprint Pentathlon NWC Relays Lewis & Clark College* at University of Puget Sound* at Northwest Invitational Whitworth University* Whitman College* Linfield* at Pacific University* at Pacific Lutheran University* NWC Championships

Location Tacoma, Wash. Tacoma, Wash. Salem, Ore. Tacoma, Wash. Portland, Ore. Salem, Ore. Salem, Ore. Salem, Ore. Forest Grove, Ore. Tacoma, Wash. Federal Way, Wash.

Men’s Results Women’s Results Men: 7th Women: 6th Combined Men and Women: 7th Men: 144-56 L Women: 104-95 W Men: 184-49 L Women: 167-86 L Men: 9th Women: 8th Men: 59-11 L Women: 137-57 L Men: 60-20 L Women: 146-50 L Men: 135-10 L Women: 127-77 L Men: 72-16 L Women: 113.5-76.5 L Men: 85-9 L Women: 126-73 L Men: 8th Women: 8th

* Northwest Conference dual meet 2009-10 Men’s Dual Record: 0-7 overall, 0-7 NWC (8th place) 2009-10 Women’s Dual Record: 1-6 overall, 1-6 NWC (7th place)

2009-10 Final NWC Championship Standings Men’s Standings Women’s Standings

1. Whitworth 2. Puget Sound 3. Whitman 4. Linfield 5. Lewis & Clark 6. Pacific 7. Pacific Lutheran 8. Willamette

724.5 611 607 365 276 248 245.5 1

1. Whitworth 2. Puget Sound 3. Lewis & Clark 4. Whitman 5. Linfield 6. Pacific 7. Willamette 8. Pacific Lutheran

793 753 356 355 261 241 223 191

2009-10 Northwest Conference Dual Standings Men’s Standings

Whitworth Whitman Puget Sound Linfield Pacific Lutheran Lewis & Clark Pacific Willamette

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Women’s Standings L

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7 7 5 5 4 3 1 0

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1 1 3 3 5 6 7 7

Whitworth Puget Sound Whitman Pacific Lutheran Lewis & Clark Linfield Willamette Pacific

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7 6 5 4 2 2 1 1

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Willamette Athletic Trainers Willamette University Sports Medicine Burr Treatment Center Sparks Center, Lower Level

Shane Wibel, ATC

Head Athletic Trainer

Erin Scharer, ATC

Asst. Athletic Trainer

Ken Smith, ATC

Asst. Athletic Trainer

Willamette University 900 State Street Salem, OR 97301 Phone: (503) 370-6672

Dr. David Thorsett WU Team Physician

Dr. Daniel Schweigert Dylan Borden, ATC WU Team Physician

PT Northwest

Naomi Stukey is a free-lance photographer based out of Portland, Oregon. She shoots a variety of photography, while specializing in sports. Photographs of Willamette Athletics can be purchased at www.naomistukey.com.

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Conference and National Affiliations

The nine private colleges and universities in Oregon and Washington that form the Northwest Conference are building a reputation as one of the top NCAA Division III leagues in the nation. The NWC is nationally competitive in a broad spectrum of sports. Formed in 1926, the NWC is 84 years old and is one of the oldest conferences in the western United States. The NWC’s current members in Oregon are Willamette, George Fox, Linfield, Lewis and Clark, and Pacific. Members located in Washington are Pacific Lutheran, Puget Sound, Whitman and Whitworth. Charter members included Willamette, the College of Idaho, Linfield, Pacific and Puget Sound. Albany College was added in 1931, remained for seven years, and then returned in 1949 as Lewis & Clark College. Pacific Lutheran joined in 1965 and was followed by Whitworth in 1970. The College of Idaho withdrew from the conference in 1978. Whitworth dropped out in 1984 and returned in 1988. Menlo joined in 2006 as a member in football only and dropped out in 2009. The NWC originally sponsored athletic competition for men’s sports only, but joined forces with the Women’s Conference of Independent Colleges in 1984 to form the Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges. The name was shortened back to the original Northwest Conference in 1998. Also in 1998, all nine NWC members shifted affiliation from the NAIA to the NCAA. Members knew the move would foster equity, sportsmanship and a genuine concern for all student-athletes. Page 12

Willamette is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and competes in Division III, which has 447 members and is the largest NCAA division. Division III is about following your passions and discovering your potential. The college experience is a time of learning and growth. For student-athletes in Division III, this happens in the classroom, through athletics and, ultimately, by earning an academic degree. The Division III experience provides student-athletes with the opportunity to participate in a competitive athletic environment, where they can push themselves to excellence. At Willamette, student-athletes are encouraged to pursue their full passions and find their potential through a comprehensive educational experience. Athletes in Division III do not receive financial aid related to athletic ability. Willamette and other NCAA Division III members encourage students to participate by maximizing the variety of athletic opportunities. Primary emphasis is placed on conference and regional play. WU often sends its teams to California, Idaho, Washington and Texas for in-region games. NCAA Division III members establish an environment with cultural diversity and gender equity among student-athletes and staff. In Division III, faculty and staff focus on the well-being of student-athletes.


Willamette Administration

Dr. M. Lee Pelton

President

Dr. M. Lee Pelton was appointed the 22nd president of Willamette University in July, 1999. Under Pelton’s leadership, the University has increased its academic profile, successfully employing strategies to attract the best faculty and the brightest students from the state, the nation and the world. Since 2001, Willamette University has been ranked a top tier liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report. President Pelton holds a doctorate from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in English and psychology from Wichita State University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1974. His area of academic focus is 19th century British prose and poetry. He served as dean of the college at Colgate University (1988-91) and Dartmouth College (1991-98). At Harvard, he taught in the English Department and was the dean of one of Harvard’s 13 undergraduate colleges. He teaches at Willamette in subjects ranging from 1st century Athens to post-apartheid South Africa.

Mark Majeski

Director of Athletics

Mark Majeski began his tenure with Willamette University in October of 2000, following five years as athletic director at the University of California, Santa Cruz and four years as assistant athletic director at Menlo College. He has been a past chairman of the NCAA Division III membership committee, which provides oversight of the Division III provisional member program. Majeski previously served on the NCAA Division III men’s tennis committee, overseeing championships in that sport. A former basketball, track and softball coach, Majeski also worked venue management and operations for the 1994 FIFA Men’s Soccer World Cup and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. At WU, Majeski oversees 20 varsity teams, with the Bearcats competing in NCAA Division III, the Northwest Conference and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association. He also is the swimming liaison between the NWC coaches and athletic directors. Majeski received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Menlo College and a master’s degree in higher education administration from San Jose State University. He lives in Salem with his wife, Denise, and their son, Jack Henry, age 6.

Athletics Administrative Staff Dean of Campus Life.................Dr. David Douglass Faculty Athletic Rep.................Dr. Julianne Abendroth Associate Athletic Director.......Dr. R. Skip Kenitzer Assistant Athletic Director.....................Judy Gordon Head Athletic Trainer...............................Shane Wibel

Assistant Athletic Trainer........................Erin Scharer Assistant Athletic Trainer...........................Ken Smith Athletics Comm. Director.............Robert McKinney Assistant Comm. Director........................Sara Elcano Administrative Assistant.......................Leslie Berning

Head Coaching Staff Baseball Aaron Swick............. (503) 370-6011 Men’s Basketball Kip Ioane.................. (503) 370-6063 Women’s Basketball Anne Lapray............. (503) 370-6132 Cross Country/Track & Field Matt McGuirk.......... (503) 370-6898 Football Mark Speckman....... (503) 375-5350

Golf (M/W) Noah Horstman...... (971) 285-6600 Rowing (M/W) Susan Parkman........ (503) 370-6655 Men’s Soccer Nelson Larson......... (503) 375-5428 Women’s Soccer Hillary Arthur.......... (503) 370-6657 Softball Damian Williams..... (503) 370-6656

Swimming (M/W) Leslie Shevlin........... (503) 370-6601 Men’s Tennis Toby Krauel............. (503) 370-6841 Women’s Tennis Becky Roberts.......... (503) 370-6804 Volleyball Tom Shoji................. (503) 370-6230

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Willamette Individual Records All-Time Top Five Individual Times Men’s 50 Freestyle

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

20.88 20.90 20.98 21.23 21.30

Steve Koga Steve Koga Steve Koga Steve Koga Steve Koga

100 Freestyle

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

45.85 46.79 46.85 46.96 47.28

Steve Koga Steve Koga Steve Koga Steve Koga Steve Koga

200 Freestyle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1:42.65 1:43.48 1:43.78 1:43.87 1:44.06

Danny James Brady Childs Chris Mathias Brady Childs Brady Childs

500 Freestyle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

4:35.62 4:38.11 4:39.00 4:39.21 4:40.85

Brady Childs Brady Childs Brady Childs Brady Childs Brady Childs

1000 Freestyle 1. 9:59.84 2. 10:00.60 3. 10:02.57 4. 10:12.94 5. 10:18.20

Brady Childs Brett Johnson John Blatt John Blatt Tony Elsinga

1650 Freestyle 1. 16:40.34 2. 16:44.88 3. 16:45.96 4. 16:54.46 5. 16:55.21

John Blatt Tony Elsinga Brett Johnson John Blatt Brett Johnson

100 Backstroke

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

51.07 51.32 51.40 51.55 51.79

Eric Swinn Eric Swinn Eric Swinn Eric Swinn Eric Swinn

200 Backstroke 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1:55.08 1:55.68 1:56.17 1:56.59 1:56.71

Eric Swinn Eric Swinn Carey Cox Carey Cox Carey Cox

100 Breaststroke

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

57.58 57.90 59.08 59.17 59.22

Kjell Moline Kjell Moline Kei Otawa Kjell Moline Kei Otawa

200 Breaststroke 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2:05.60 2:06.37 2:08.83 2:09.39 2:09.43

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Kjell Moline Kjell Moline Kjell Moline Tim Roth Tim Roth

Men’s 1981 1983 1982 1982 1982 1981 1981 1982 1982 1982 1992 2001 N/A 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2001 2000 2000 1989 1987 1987 1983 1987 1984 1989 1987 1988 2003 2004 2004 2004 2003 2004 2004 1997 1997 1998 1997 1997 2007 1996 2007 1997 1997 1996 1994 1994

100 Butterfly 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

51.43 52.19 52.47 52.75 52.84

Steve Koga Gabe Duus Gabe Duus Steve Koga Steve Koga

200 Butterfly 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1:54.31 1:54.77 1:55.08 1:57.13 1:57.30

Brady Childs Brady Childs Brady Childs Brady Childs Barry Melin

200 Individual Medley 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1:57.06 1:57.29 1:59.28 1:59.62 1:59.89

Tim Roth Tim Roth Claude Grove Claude Grove Claude Grove

400 Individual Medley 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

4:04.01 4:07.68 4:07.84 4:08.78 4:11.08

Brady Childs Brady Childs Brady Childs Brady Childs Brady Childs

Women’s 1979 1994 1994 1981 1979 2000 2001 2001 2000 1985 1993 1994 1993 1993 1990 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000

Women’s 50 Freestyle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

24.18 24.40 24.53 24.54 24.70

Gayle Roth Bonnie Bauer Bonnie Bauer Gayle Roth Gerianne Mikasa

100 Freestyle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

53.21 53.63 53.65 53.68 53.80

Gayle Roth Gerianne Mikasa Danika Williams Danika Williams Bonnie Bauer

200 Freestyle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1:55.22 1:57.29 1:57.32 1:57.34 1:57.39

Nancy Maxwell Danika Williams Danika Williams Rachel Cohen Rachel Cohen

500 Freestyle 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

5:06.82 5:07.82 5:07.92 5:10.31 5:10.81

Alicia Potter Alicia Potter Alicia Potter Alicia Potter Alicia Potter

1984 1997 1997 1984 1996 1984 1997 1997 1997 1997 1989 1997 1997 1996 1997 1994 1991 1992 1992 1991

Kei Otawa J.H. Booth Award Co-Winner WU Outstanding Senior Male Student-Athlete of the Year 2006-07

1000 Freestyle 1. 10:36.20 2. 10:37.72 3. 10:37.98 4. 10:46.80 5. 10:47.10

Alicia Potter Alicia Potter Alicia Potter Kendra Wheeler Alicia Potter

1650 Freestyle 1. 17:37.24 2. 17:37.62 3. 17:40.04 4. 17:44.40 5. 17:48.10

Alicia Potter Alicia Potter Alicia Potter Jean Orth Alicia Potter

100 Backstroke 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1:00.04 1:00.30 1:00.68 1:00.81 1:01.17

Laura Juckeland Laura Juckeland Nancy Maxwell Sherry Neumeister Laura Juckeland

200 Backstroke 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2:07.49 2:08.60 2:10.51 2:10.74 2:11.67

Laura Juckeland Laura Juckeland Laura Juckeland Laura Juckeland Laura Juckeland

100 Breaststroke 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1:07.76 1:08.28 1:08.42 1:08.97 1:09.12

Kate Miller Kate Miller Kate Miller Kate Miller Kate Miller

200 Breaststroke 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2:29.92 2:30.23 2:30.32 2:30.74 2:31.28

Becca Fischer Leslie Wilday Kate Miller Becca Fischer Kate Miller

100 Butterfly

1. 59.30 Gerianne Mikasa 2. 59.78 Gerianne Mikasa 3. 1:00.21 Jen Hodges 4. 1:00.40 Gerianne Mikasa 5. 1:00.62 Danika Williams

200 Butterfly 1. 2. 3. 5.

2:11.44 2:12.16 2:12.45 2:12.45 2:13.07

Alicia Potter Dawn Lien Dawn Lien Alicia Potter Jen Hodges

200 Individual Medley 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2:12.15 2:12.17 2:12.84 2:13.35 2:13.48

Becky Fox Danika Williams Danika Williams Becky Fox Becky Fox

400 Individual Medley 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

4:41.17 4:42.76 4:43.88 4:44.10 4:45.19

Becky Fox Laura Juckeland Laura Juckeland Becky Fox Becky Fox

1993 1992 1992 1983 1991 1994 1993 1992 1994 1992 1995 1995 1990 1988 1995 1995 1992 1992 1995 1993 2004 2004 2003 2004 2004 2005 1983 2003 2004 2004 1997 1997 1995 1996 1994 1994 1981 1980 1994 1996 1997 1997 1997 1998 1997 1997 1992 1992 1997 1998

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The Ring of Honor Willamette’s top swimmers and coaches are honored with their names in the Ring of Honor, which encircles the pool deck at the WU Natatorium. Willamette Women Willamette Men All-Americans All-Americans Mike Anderson Chris Augustine John Blatt Mike Boltz Brady Childs Brian Clocksin Rod Cook Carey Cox Gabe Duus Tony Elsinga Bert Gottschalk Claude Grove David Horton Danny James Brett Johnson Steve Koga Jeff Leavitt Mike Leubold Chris Mathias Kjell Moline Eric Moore Chris Odell Victor Perry Tim Roth Randy Randolph Russell Scovell Eric Swinn

1977, 1978, 1979 1986 1986, 1987 1991, 1992 2000 1991, 1993 1978, 1979, 1980 1996, 1997 1993 1984, 1987 1989 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 1998 1991, 1992 1986, 1987, 1989 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982 1984, 1985, 1986 1982 1986, 1987 1996, 1997 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 1982, 1983 1984 1994 1978, 1980, 1981 1991, 1993 2003

Steve Koga NAIA National Champion 100-Yard Free (1980) 50-Meter Free (1981, 1982) 100-Meter Free (1981, 1982) Men’s NWC or NCIC Swimming Champions

1967, 1979, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991 Women’s NWC or NCIC Swimming Champions

1978, 1980, 1981, 1994

Bonnie Bauer Shelly Blain Birnie Beth Brinton Kim Clarkson Rachel Cohen Courtney Colby Julie Conrad Kristi Erskine Cammy Farstvedt Diane Fitzgerald Becky Fox Heidi Hoang Nici Hocksin Jen Hodges Tamie Hondo Katie Jones Laura Juckeland Nancy Lewis Nancy Maxwell Gerianne Mikasa Sherry Neumeister Chris Odell Jean Orth Cindy Pemberton Kari Peterson Darci Piper Alicia Potter Shelly Reed Gayle Roth Teresa Ruckman Erin Smith Janet Stamper Erin Venable Rachel Webb Ann Weber Kendra Wheeler Leslie Wilday Danika Williams

1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 1989, 1990, 1991 1997 1977, 1978, 1979 1996, 1997 1998 1983, 1984, 1985 1995 1997, 1998 1982, 1983 1997, 1998 1998 1990 1994, 1995, 1996 1998 1996 1992, 1993, 1995 1977, 1978 1989, 1990 1996, 1997, 1998 1987, 1998, 1990 1982, 1983 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 1998 1982, 1986 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 1987 1983, 1984 1981 1998 1978, 1979 1996, 1997 1997 1986, 1987 1982, 1983 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 1994, 1995, 1997

Dawn Lien AIAW National Champion 200-Yard Fly (1980)

Willamette Coaches

Dr. Jim Brik • NAIA Men’s National Coach of the Year • 1981 Dr. R. Skip Kenitzer • NAIA Women’s National Coach of the Year • 1997 Page 15


Willamette Athletic Facilities The Willamette Natatorium is the home of Bearcat swimming. It is attached to the Lestle J. Sparks Cemter. The natatorium, with space for 200 fans, also can be seen from a viewing area in the lobby. WU’s pool is a six-lane, 25-yard competition venue with a Colorado electronic timing system. The north end is composed of glass, opening to the Martha Springer Botanical Garden and allowing natural light to enter the natatorium. The Sparks Center includes offices for the Department of Athletics and the Department of Exercise Science. There are also basketball, handball and racquetball courts, a weight lifting and fitness center, classrooms and locker rooms. Cone Field House is the home court for the Willamette men’s basketball, women’s basketball and volleyball teams. The arena holds 2,500 fans, with plenty of seating on each side of the court. There is a sound system, plus tables for official timers, scorekeepers and statisticians, along with space for broadcast media. The Willamette University soccer teams play home games at Sparks Field, an artificial turf facility next to the Sparks Center. The field is equipped with lights for night games and seats 500 spectactors. The facility is one of the top college fields in the Northwest. Close to the Sparks Center and Sparks Field are six outdoor tennis courts. The Willamette men’s and women’s tennis teams host meets at the WU Tennis Courts against NWC opponents each spring.

The WU Natatorium features windows on the north wall providing a view and natural light.

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Willamette’s football team plays home games at McCulloch Stadium, located two blocks from campus. The stadium seats 2,400 fans, has lights for night games and also features a scoreboard with a video display. McCulloch Stadium is a quality facility with a FieldTurf playing surface, along with spacious locker rooms, meeting rooms and an athletic training room. It has the atmosphere of an old stadium, but includes a variety of conveniences for the coaches players and fans.

Home meets are held at the WU Natatorium.

The Charles Bowles Track, located inside McCulloch Stadium, is an all-weather facility for the WU track and field and cross country teams. WU hosted the NCAA West Regional in cross country in 2005, 2008 and 2010. Located near McCulloch Stadium is Roy S. “Spec” Keene Stadium at John Lewis Field, the home of Bearcat baseball. The stadium features chairback seating in part of the grandstand and an overall capacity of 1,000. The entire football, track, cross country and baseball complex is at Bush’s Pasture Park. The park hosts cross country meets on its wide paths and is known for its art exhibits and rose garden. On the east side of campus is the Willamette Softball Complex. It includes covered dugouts, batting cages, a scoreboard and bleachers. The WU men’s and women’s golf teams usually practice at Illahe Hills Country Club or Creekside Golf Club. Members of the men’s and women’s rowing teams hold workouts on the Willamette River in downtown Salem.

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Willamette in Action

Ian McGahan, Kara Koetje, Chelsea Ibarra

Coach Shevlin

Kara Koetje, Jr. Ian McGahan, So.

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About Willamette

Willamette University educates 2,500 enterprising,

high-achieving students in a premier undergraduate college of arts and sciences, and graduate schools of law, management and education. Willamette is recognized nationally for leadership in sustainability and civic engagement, and the professors are celebrated teachers and noted scholars who are committed to helping students cultivate their creativity, critical thinking and global perspective for a lifetime of success.

SALEM FACTS

ACADEMIC FACTS

● Capital of Oregon ● Total population: 154,510 ● Located in the heart of Oregon ● 45 minutes to Portland ● 1 hour to Eugene ● 1.5 hours to the Oregon Coast ● 2 hours to Mount Hood

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS & RECREATION

● Oregon Coast ● Hiking ● Skiing & Snowboarding ● Bush’s Pasture Park ● Capitol Building ● Camping ● Wineries/Vineyards ● Oregon Museum of Science & Industry ● Whitewater Rafting ● Mountain Biking ● Reed Opera House ● Mt. Hood ● Cascade Mts. ● Oregon Zoo ● Silver Creek Falls ● Woodburn Company Stores Page 18

● 49 academic programs ● Total enrollment: 2,606 ● Students from 47 states and 27 countries ● Study abroad in 40 countries on 6 continents ● 10:1 Student-Faculty ratio ● Average class size: 14

ATHLETIC FACTS

● Member of NCAA Division III and Northwest Conference ● 20 varsity teams ● Student-Athletes are more than 1/4 of the student body ● 175 Conference Team Championships ● 24 Individual National Championships ● 1 Team National Championship ● Seven Olympians, including Nick Symmonds ‘06 (Track & Field 800m)

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About Willamette Willamette University is a top-ranked private liberal arts university located directly across the street from Oregon’s Capitol. It is home to 1,801 undergraduates and 805 graduate students in law, management and education. The campus is centered around the Mill Stream and is home to numerous ancient trees and open green spaces. The beauty of the Pacific Northwest is accurately reflected on Willamette’s 61-acre campus. Guided and inspired since 1842 by its motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” Willamette fosters community and values service. At Willamette, students can be locally involved in social and environmental issues or study abroad. Willamette is ranked third in the nation among colleges its size with more than 270 alumni having joined the Peace Corps since its inception in 1961. The National Wildlife Federation recognized WU as the nation’s higher education leader in sustainability activities. This achievement, a direct result of studentled initiatives, is further evidence that Willamette lives by its motto, producing responsible citizens of the world who are prepared to live with intention and integrity.

The clock tower and Jackson Plaza are located outside the Hatfield Library.

At Willamette, the student-faculty ratio of 10:1 allows faculty members to maintain ample office hours and serve as advisors. The professors are engaged in scholarly research and publish their findings, but they are primarily focused on teaching. The size of Willamette’s endowment is consistently among the largest in the Northwest and compares favorably on a national basis. The campus features 42 buildings, plus the Campus Quad and athletic fields. Ford Hall, the newest academic building, was completed in 2009 and houses Rhetoric and Media Studies, Computer Science, Math, Digital Art, Film Studies and Music Technology. Funds for the 46,000-squarefoot building included an $8 million gift from Hallie Ford. Willamette benefits from its location across the street from the Oregon State Capitol. In particular, Willamette students are often chosen for internships with government organizations.

Students gather to study and relax by the Mill Stream.

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Life at Willamette Ford hall

A

DAY in the LIFE 7:00

8:00

9:00

Wu Natatorium

7 - 9 Am Practice

Every practice is tailored to the particular needs of the group and can include weight training and dryland exercises in addition to pool time.

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9:30 am - 2 pm

Class

Everything needed to find your place among the best and brightest is here - a beautiful campus, 49 academic programs and many opportunities for involvement.

10:00

11:00

12:00

1:00

2:00

Mill Stream

2 pm

Relax by the Mill Stream

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sparks center Mark O. hatfield library

7 - 10 pm Study 4 - 5 pm Dryland Training

Dryland exercises help the Willamette swimmers improve their overall fitness level and add variety to their workout schedule. 3:00

4:00

5:00

6:00

In addition to the library, the campus offers two computer labs that are open 24 hours a day for all students. The Language Learning Center and the Writing Center also offer help for students.

7:00

8:00

9:00

10:00

Goudy Commons

lausanne Hall

5:30 pm Dinner

The University offers three different on-campus dining options: Goudy Commons, CAT Cavern and Kaneko Cafe.

10 pm Head back to dorm room

There are several residential buildings on campus, including sororities and fraternities. Each has unique attributes and traditions.


2010-11 SCHEDULE Oct. 16

Alumni/Intrasquad

Salem, OR

8 a.m.

Oct. 29

NWC Sprint Pentathlon

Salem, OR

6 p.m.

Oct. 30

NWC Relays

McMinnville, OR

11 a.m.

Nov. 5

Mills College/College of Idaho

Salem, OR

6 p.m.

Nov. 12

University of Puget Sound*

Salem, OR

6 p.m.

Nov. 13

Pacific Lutheran University*

Salem, OR

1 p.m.

Dec. 3-5

Husky Invite

Seattle, WA

All Day

Jan. 14

Whitworth University*

Spokane, WA

6 p.m.

Jan. 15

Whitman College*

Walla Walla, WA

1 p.m.

Jan. 28

Pacific University*

Forest Grove, OR

6 p.m.

Jan. 29

Lewis & Clark College*

Feb. 5

Linfield College*

Feb. 25-27 NWC Championships

1

Salem, OR

1 p.m.

McMinnville, OR

1 p.m.

Gresham, OR

All Day

Mar. 23-26 NCAA Division III Championships Knoxville, TN

All Day

* Northwest Conference Dual Meet 1 Senior Day All home meets are held at the natatorium in the Lestle J. Sparks Center on the Willamette University campus.

department of athletics willamette.edu/athletics


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