Top-Ranked Stanford Meets #4 Cal in Pac-10 Women’s Showdown

PALO ALTO, Calif. Feb. 15. STANFORD'S #1 ranked women's swim team meets Cal's, the nation's #4-ranked team, in a Pac-10 showdown this weekend at The Farm.

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING QUICK TEAM NOTES
Top-ranked Stanford and No. 4 California square off in a battle of Pac-10 unbeatens at Avery Aquatic Center this Saturday, February 16 (noon) in the final regular season dual meet for both squads . Both teams have victories over Pac-10 foes Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and USC already this season.

The Cardinal dominated then No. 3 Arizona (182-118) and then No. 7 Arizona State (188-112) in its first two Pac-10 meets of the season on January 25 and 26 before defeating then No. 11 UCLA (142-101) and then No. 9 USC (167-133) in Los Angeles on February 1 and 2. The Cardinal has been the nation's No. 1 team since vaulting to the top of the first CSCAA poll on November 1 after back-to-back dual meet victories over current No. 3 Texas and current No. 5 Georgia (defending national champion) on October 24 and 26.

The Cardinal finished second at the NCAA Championships last year and has won eight NCAA titles and nine national championships in the history of the program, including six NCAA titles since 1991-92. Stanford has three returning 2001 NCAA champions on this year's team in seniors Shelly Ripple and Jessica Foschi, as well as sophomore Tara Kirk. Stanford has won 12
straight dual meets since falling at Arizona (1/20/01).

STANFORD WOMEN¹S SWIMMING AND DIVING QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Jessica Foschi (500 yard free, 4:38.95) and Tara Kirk (100 yard breast, 59.51) have the best times in the nation in their respective top individual events this season. Shelly Ripple has recorded NCAA "A" marks in six individual events — 100 yard fly (52.81), 200 yard fly (1:55.12), 100 yard back (54.00), 200 yard back (1:58.23), 200 yard IM (1:57.12) and 400 yard IM
(4:15.04).

Ripple's times in the 100 yard fly, 200 yard fly and 200 yard IM are also the second-best in the nation this season. Jessica Foschi and Tara Kirk have continued their respective winning streaks in the 500 yard free and 100 yard breast, respectively, with Foschi winning the 500 yard free 17 times in a row and Kirk undefeated in the 100 yard breast in her 14
collegiate meets. Shelly Ripple has also won the 200 yard fly eight times in a row.

STANFORD-CALIFORNIA WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING HISTORY
Stanford leads the all-time series between the teams, 26-2. The last time the Golden Bears defeated the Cardinal in a dual meet was during the 1975-76
season. Stanford enters this year's meet 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the Pac-10, while California is 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the Pac-10 with its only loss coming by a two-point margin to defending national champion Georgia last October. Stanford eked out a 151-149 victory during last year's dual meet between the teams in Berkeley.

POST-SEASON UP NEXT FOR THE CARDINAL
Stanford will begin its 2001-02 post-season competition at the Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach from February 28-March 2. The team¹s NCAA
qualifiers will move on to the NCAA Championships in Austin (TX) from March 21-23.

STANFORD BEATING THE BEST
Stanford's 7-0 dual meet record includes six victories against teams currently ranked in the top 11 spots of the CSCAA national poll. Stanford has defeated defending national champion Georgia (current No. 5), perennial national power Texas (current No. 3), No. 7 Arizona (then No. 3), No. 10 Arizona State (then No. 7), No. 11 UCLA and No. 9 USC.

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING HISTORY
The Stanford women's swimming and diving program has been the most successful in NCAA Division I history. Stanford has won the most NCAA Division I titles with eight (nine national titles) and has finished in at
least third place every year throughout the entire 21-year history of the NCAA Championships. Stanford has won six NCAA titles since 1991-92. The Cardinal has also finished third or better nationally for each of the last 26 seasons, including a second-place finish at the NCAA Championships last year.

Stanford is in its 28th season of women's swimming and diving competition and has posted an all-time dual meet record of 210-16 (.929). Stanford women's swimmers and divers have claimed 71 individual NCAA titles and 38 NCAA relay crowns.

SHELLY RIPPLE LEADS GROUP OF NCAA QUALIFIERS WITH NCAA "A" MARKS IN SIX EVENTS
Shelly Ripple leads Stanford¹s group of NCAA "A" qualifiers with "A" marks in six events. Ripple recorded her sixth NCAA "A" mark in the 400 IM
against Arizona State (1/26/02) in the first time she has swam the event this season.

Jessica Foschi and Lacey Boutwell have posted "A" marks in three events, while Tara Kirk has reached the "A" standard in two events. All four of the individual qualifiers also have teamed up on a 400
yard medley relay squad to post an "A" mark.

Following is a complete list of Stanford's current NCAA "A" Qualifiers with their events, best time
in the event and the date the time was recorded.

Lacey Boutwell – 100 yard free (49.38, 2/2/01); 200 yard free (1:47.19, 10/24/01); 100 yard fly (53.82, 2/2/01)

Jessica Foschi – 500 yard free (4:38.95, 11/30/01); 1650 yard free (16:21.44, 12/2/01); 400 yard IM (4:16.09, 12/1/01)

Tara Kirk – 100 yard breast (59.51, 12/1/01); 200 yard breast (2:08.84, 12/2/01)

Shelly Ripple – 100 yard fly (52.81, 11/30/01); 200 yard fly (1:55.12, 12/2/01); 100 yard back (54.00, 12/1/01); 200 yard back (1:58.23, 12/2/01); 200 yard IM (1:57.52, 11/30/01); 400 yard IM (4:15.04, 1/26/02)

400 Yard Medley Relay (Boutwell, Kirk, Ripple, Foschi)
– (3:38.31, 11/30/01)

CARDINAL SWIMMERS AND RELAY TEAMS ON SPEEDO/CSCAA COLLEGE BEST TIMES LIST
Several Stanford swimmers and relay teams make a strong showing on the current Speedo/CSCAA College Best Times List last updated on February 5, 2002. The list is scheduled to be updated again on February 19, 2002.

Following is a complete list of Stanford's entries among the nation's Top 25 times. Cardinal swimmers have the nation¹s best times in two events. Shown in the list are the name of the swimmer, name of the event, ranking, time and date.

Lacey Boutwell – 100 yard free (No. 8, 49.38, 2/2/01); 200 yard free (No. 6, 1:47.19, 10/24/01); 100 yard fly (No. 3, 53.82, 2/2/01); 100 yard back (No. 18, 55.54, 1/25/02); 200 yard IM (No. 22, 2:02.26, 1/25/02)

Jessica Foschi – 500 yard free (No. 1, 4:38.95, 11/30/01); 1000 yard free (No. 9, 9:54.28, 1/25/02); 1650 yard free (No. 3, 16:21.44, 12/2/01); 400 yard IM (No. 11, 4:16.09, 12/1/01)

Tara Kirk – 100 yard breast (No. 1, 59.51, 12/1/01); 200 yard breast (No. 3, 2:08.84, 12/2/01)

Tami Ransom – 200 yard IM (No. 23, 2:02.41, 10/24/01); 400 yard IM (No. 20, 4:18.53, 10/26/01)

Shelly Ripple – 200 yard free (No. 15, 1:48.44, 12/1/01); 100 yard back (No. 3, 54.00, 12/1/01); 200 yard back (No. 7, 1:58.23, 12/1/01); 100 yard fly (No. 2, 52.81, 11/30/01); 200 yard fly (No. 2, 1:55.12, 12/2/01); 200 yard IM (No. 2, 1:57.52, 11/30/01); 400 yard IM (No. 8, 4:15.04, 1/26/02)

Amy Wagner – 100 yard back (No. 17, 55.51, 10/24/01)

200 Yard Free Relay – (Jones, Boutwell, Watchorn, Ripple), No. 13, 1:33.48, 11/30/01)

800 Yard Free Relay – (Ripple, Boutwell, Watchorn, Foschi), No. 3, 7:19.19, 12/01/01)

200 Yard Medley Relay – (Boutwell, Kirk, Ripple, Jones), No. 4, 1:41.01, 12/01/01)

400 Yard Medley Relay – (Boutwell, Kirk, Ripple, Foschi), No. 2, 3:38.31, 11/30/01)

DUAL MEET WIN STREAK REACHES 12 STRAIGHT MEETS AND SURPASSES ONE CALENDAR YEAR
Stanford has now won 12 straight dual meets after its most recent victories at UCLA and USC on February 1 and 2. The streak began with a victory over UCLA on January 26, 2001, and also includes victories over USC,
Southern Methodist, Texas, California, Pacific, Georgia, Texas, Arizona and Arizona State.

UPDATING THE SCHOOL RECORD BOOK
Lacey Boutwell and Shelly Ripple have made regular season dents into the school's record book. Following is a complete list of Stanford swimmers who have made a new entry in the school's record book this season with their events, new spot in the record book, time in the event and the date the time was recorded.

Lacey Boutwell – 100 yard free (No. 7, 49.38, 2/2/01); 200 yard free (No. 8, 1:47.19, 10/24/01); 100 yard fly (No. 9, 53.82, 2/2/01)

Shelly Ripple – 100 yard fly (No. 5, 52.81, 11/30/01); 400 yard IM (No. 8, 4:15.04, 1/26/02)

HEAD COACH RICHARD QUICK
Richard Quick is in his 14th year at the helm of the Stanford women's swimming and diving program. Quick's Stanford teams have won seven NCAA titles, including six in the past 10 seasons, while never finishing lower
than third. He has won a total of 12 NCAA titles during his collegiate coaching career, the most in the history of Division I coaching.

Quick has led Stanford to 11 Pacific-10 Conference crowns. He has lost only five dual meets while at Stanford, sporting a dual meet record of 102-5
(.953) while coaching 75 All-Americans to 644 All-American honors. In addition, Quick has helped develop 38 NCAA champions at Stanford who have captured a combined 54 NCAA individual and 27 NCAA relay titles. Along the way, he has picked up five NCAA Coach of the Year honors and four Pacific-10 Coach of the Year awards, most recently being honored by the Pac-10 in
2000-01.

Quick's success is not limited to the Stanford campus. In his 26th year as a collegiate head coach, he has compiled an overall dual meet record of 191-34 (.849) and a 159-25 (.864) record as a women's head coach. Quick has led his teams to 17 conference crowns, all on the women's side.

Before coming to The Farm, Quick led the University of Texas to a then-unprecedented five straight NCAA titles (1984-1988), a string he extended to six straight in his first season with the Cardinal. To put
things in perspective, of the past 18 NCAA titles awarded, Richard Quick coached squads have captured 12 of them.

Quick is also arguably the top women's swimming coach in the world with three stints as the Olympic head coach for the U.S. Women's Swimming Team and as a five-time member of the U.S. coaching staff at the Games.

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