USD Women's Swimming and Diving 1994-1995


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6 ~ :::, C0 0 u V, ..,. u ;: _________________________. co Torero Veterans and Newcomers Standing (/-r): Senior Nancy Ash, freshman M egan Thompson, senior Jennifer Klaas and freshman Cindy Jo hnson. Sitting (l-r): Freshmen M ary Wurster, Laura Sides and Corise Bittner.


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Setting The Un iversity of San Diego is an independent Catholic institution of higher education. Founded in 1949, USO is located on 180 acres over– looking Mission Bay, San Diego Har– bor and the Pacific Ocean. The cam– pus is named Alcala Park and is lo– cated just 10 minutes from downtown San Diego.

The Campus The USO campus is one of the most architecturally unique institu– tions found in the country, featuring 18 major buildings designed in an ornamental 16th century Spanish Re– naissance style. In the last decade USO has com– pleted eight major construction and expa nsion proj ects. In 1990, the

renovated Katherine M. and George M . Pardee Jr. Legal Research Center opened, a fa– c iii ty double the size of the former law library, offering the latest in infor– mation technology. San Diego is a member of the West Coast Confer– ence and Pacific Coast Swimming Conference. USO competes in 16 in– tercollegiate sports on the NCAA Divi– Athletics

Academics USO enrolls more than 6,2 00 students who have a cho ice of more than 50 und er–

graduate and gradu– ate degree pro– grams. The Univer– sity includes the College of Arts and Sciences, and th e Schools of Business Administration , Education, Law and Nursing. Class size generally averages between 10-30 stu– dents with the stu– dent to teacher ra– tio being 18 : 1. Over 96 percent of USD's full-time faculty hold doctorates. Student Life Student activities include cu ltu ral events, dances, boat cru ises, beach pa rti es, BBQ's, conce rts, comedy nights, symposia and much more. Students participate in a wide range of volunteer projects such as adult lit– eracy tutoring, sen ior citi zen out– reach, and house building in Tiju ana. Over two-thirds of the USO commu– nity partakes in intramural sports.

sion I level. Women's sports include: swimming/ diving, basketbal l, crew, cross country, soccer, softball, tenn is and volleyball. Men's sports include: baseball, basketba ll , crew, cross country, golf, footba ll, soccer and ten– nis. In the past two seasons alone, five USO teams have advanced to NCAA Tournaments . Last yea r, USD's gridiron squad became a char– ter member of the 1-AA Pioneer Foot– ball League.


O ne of the most successful coaches in southern Califo r– nia, Bill Morgan begins his second season at USO and 15th year as a collegiate coach. He became the second head coach in the program's 17-year history on May 27, 1993. Morgan's impressive credentials include 13 seasons as head

coach of th e women's (1979-90) and men's (1977-90) swimming programs at the University of Califo rnia, San Diego (see below). In his tenure at UCSD, Morgan led Triton squads to six second-place fini shes at the NCAAs. Morgan was named NCAA Di vision Ill W omen's Swimming Coach of th e Yea r in 1985 and M en's Sw imming Coach of the Year in 1989. A 1976 graduate of San Diego State (BA, Recrea ti on Admini strati on), Morgan establi shed Az tec swim records in th e 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle and 400 IM events fo llowing an All-Ameri can junior co llege ca ree r.

Bill and w ife, Gretchen, reside with their two young daughters in Del Mar, Calif.

Morgan's La Jolla Legacy 108 Division Ill All-Americans 18 NCAA individual champions 13 NCAA Record holders

3 Academic AII-Amercians 2 NCAA Post-graduate scholarship recipients



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Trade Chil,~s, Assist. Coach A fo ur-yea r sw im– mer fo r the Toreros (1989-93), Tr ac ie Child s beg in s her second season as as– sistant swim coach. The Boulder, Colo. native sco red poin ts fo r USO in four consecutive PCSC Champi onships and cap tained th e 1992-93 USO squad her senior season. Childs, who also swam fo r th e O r– ego n-based Multn omah A thl eti c Club, is working towards a law de– gree at USO.

gins her fo urth sea– son as USD's diving coac h . She pr ev i– ously se rved as div– in g in stru c t o r at Grossmont College.

Jewell took a break from co ll e– giate diving to concentrate on her Civil Engineeri ng degree, obtained from San Di ego State in 1989. As a prepster, Jewel earned third place at th e 1984 CIF-San Di ego Sec ti o n Champi o nship s whil e at Patri ck Henry Hi gh. She and husband Steve reside in La M esa, Cali f.

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SEASON OUTLOOK Having lost six seniors off last year's squad and sporting a roster that's two-thirds freshmen, the 1994-95 Toreros wou ld figure to be in a rebu ilding mode. Coach Bill Morgan sees things differently. "There's no doubt we're young, but I think thi s group cou ld be the most talented we have had here." Morgan expects to be stronger in all events with the addition of five key freshmen. Backstroker Corise Bittner (Holmer, Alaska) broke 1:07 in the 100-meter Back at Junior Nationals whi le Laura Sides (Omaha, Neb.) cap– tu red two Nebraska state titles in the butterfly. Joining Sides in the Back events w ill be Mary Wurster (Carson City, Nev.), whose conditioning im– pressed USO coac hes during preseason workouts. Megan Thompson (Bellingham, Wash.) is a solid freestyl er in the 50 and 100 events. Cindy Johnson (Littleton, Colo.), an All-America relay swimmer in high school, wi ll be part of an al l-frosh relay team at USO. Senior captain Jennifer Klaas (Double Oak, Texas) and junior sprinter Cami Simmons (Hemet, Calif. ) bring valuable experience to a young USO squad . USO diving begins and ends with Natalie Abraham (Mi lford, Mass.), a three-year letterwinner and the lone diver on the Torero team. 1994-95 TEAM ROSTER


Ht. Yr. Exp. Hometown/Last School



3V Milford, MA/ Milford HS HS Santa Ana, CA/ Mater Dei HS HS Golden, CO/ Golden HS HS Homer, AK/ Homer HS HS La Mesa, CA/ Grossmont HS HS Littleton, CO/ Littleton HS 2V Manhattan Beach, CA/Mira Costa HS 3V Double Oak, TX/ Marcus HS HS Tacoma, WA/ Stadium HS HS La Jolla, CA/ La Jolla HS HS Missoula, MT/ Sentinel HS HS Omaha, NE/ Harry Burke HS HS Bellingham, WA/ Sehome HS TR Ventura, CA/Ventura JC HS Carson City, NV/Carson HS 2V Hemet, CA/ Hemet HS



Natalie Abraham

Suzie Barker

Free/ Back 5-10 FR



Ari Bates

Fly/ Free Back/ lM

5- 11 FR

Corise Bittner Karen Edgar Cindy Johnson Lindsay King Jennifer Klaas (c)




Breast/ lM 5-7

5-8 5-6




Free/ lM

Julia Larson Kim Maddox Lauren Minto

Breast/ lM 5-8

5-9 5-7 5-8

Free Free

Laura Sides


Cami Simmons

Back/ Free 5-7



Megan Thompson Free/ Back 5-8

5-8 5-6

Rachel Thompson Free/ lM



Mary Wurster

Back/ lM

Head Coach: Bi ll Morgan (second season) Assistant Coach: Tracie Childs (second season) Diving Coach: Karen Jewel (fourth season)


Hometown: Homer, Alaska Events: Backstroke, Individual Medley Homer HS: State champion in the 100 and 200 Backstroke...Coached by father, John Bittner...Clocked a 1:06.66 in the 100-meter Back at the Junior Nationals last summer. Club: Named Swimmer of the Year com– peting for the Kachemak club team. Personal: M arine Sciences major. ..Also recruited by UC Sa nta Barb ara and W ashin gton... Bo rn M arch 6, 1976 in Homer, Alaska. Hometown: Littl eton, Colo. Events: Breaststroke, Individual Medley Littleton HS: Won the Colorado prep titl e in the 100 Breastroke...Member of All-America 200 Frees ty le Relay (1:38.10) that posted na ti on's ninth fast– est time among publi c schools. Club: Captured state crowns in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke events competing fo r the Aces cl ub team. Personal: Undeci ded on major. ..Sought after by Texas A&M , Wi sco nsin and Colorado State... Born April 12, 1976 in Denve r, Colo. Hometown: Tacoma, Wash. Events: Breaststroke, Individual Medley Stadium HS: Won 50 Freestyle at dis– tri ct mee t.. .Holder of several school records...Turned in two top-1 0 fini shes at state championships. Club: Swam the 100 Breaststroke at Jun– ior Nationals for the Tacoma swim clu b. Personal: Biology major... Chose USO for its academics and swim team...Al so rec ruit ed by Pepp erdin e and Jo hn Hopkins...Father, Lawrence, played ten– nis at Redlands... Born Nov. 18, 1975 in Roches ter, Minn.

Hometown: Omaha, Neb. Events: Freestyle, Butterfly

Burke HS: Three-year state champion in the 100 Butterfly...Added state titl es in the 50 Free, 200 Medley Relay and 400 Medley Relay... Helped Bulldogs to team state championship ... Ho no red as an Academic All-Ameri can. Club: Swam for Metro Omaha team...A member of the Junior National squad. Personal: Communica tions major... Has a sister, Alli so n, wh o swa m at Nebraska... Born Oct. 8, 1975 in Omaha, Neb. Sehome HS: Earned a total of eight state titl es in fo ur va rsity seaso ns.. .Led Sehome to state championship crown as a juni o r... Bro ke numero us schoo l records. Club: Competed for Bellingham Black– fish club program. - Personal: Majorin g in business... Parents, Jim and Christy, both played va rsity ath– leti cs at Central Washington ...Recruited by O regon St., Iowa and lndiana...Born Oct. 2, 1975 in Ellensburg, Wash. Hometown: Carson City, Nev. Events: Backstroke, Individual M edley Carson HS: Three-time Scholasti c AII– American...Swam for three state cham– pionship teams at Carson High...Turned in second place finishes in the 200 IM and 100 Back at the prep state meet as a se ni or. Club: Q ualifi ed fo r Juni o r Nati o nals under the Carson Aquati c club banner. Personal: Education major...Would like to earn a Master's degree and teach el– ementary school...Born Jan. 1, 1976 in Carson City, Nev. Hometown: Bellingham, W ash. Events: Freestyle, Backstroke


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SUZIE BARKER Hometown: Santa An a, Calif. Events: Frees tyle, Backstroke


Hometown: Double Oak, Texas Events: Freestyle, Individual Medley USO: Team ca ptain...Trimmed 10 sec– onds off her 200 Breaststro ke time las t year... Holds three va rsity letters. Personal: Communi cation s major...Born M arch 30, 1973 in New York, N.Y.

Mater Oei HS: AII-CIF selection and three-time Academic All-Ameri ca n. Personal: M aj o rin g in Seco nd ary Educa ti on.. .Born July 17, 1976 in Or– ange, Calif.



Aiu BATES Hometown: Golden, Colo. Events: Butterfly, Frees tyle

NATAUE }\BRJ\I-IAM Hometown: Milford, Mass. Events: 1M , 3M Diving

USO: Posted season-best 162.45 in the 1M Di vin g program las t yea r...Ow ns three va rsity letters... USD's lone dive r. Personal: Marin e Biology major... Born Dec. 30, 1972 in New Brighton, Penn.

Golden HS: Twi ce received All-Jefferson County honors...Member of two league championship teams. Personal: Biology major...Born M ay 26, 1976 in Denver, Colo.


KA~EN EocA1L Hometown: La Mesa, Calif. Event: Frees tyle


Hometown: Hemet, Cali f. Events: Backstroke, Frees tyle

USO: Recorded Toreros' fastest times in th e 100 and 200 Backstroke event last season... USD's Swimmer of the Yea r. Personal: M ajo rin g in En gli sh... Bo rn Oct. 25, 1974 in Banning, Calif. JR Hometown: Manhattan Beach, Calif. Event: Freestyle USO: Swam in the 1650 Freestyle event at the Pacific Coast Sw imming Confer– ence Championshi ps. Personal: French and Spanish major... Born April 17, 1974 in San Pedro, Calif. --·- JR... Hometown: Ventura, Calif. Events: Frees tyle, Individual Medley USO: Redshirted last season after being named Most Valuabl e Athlete at Ventura J.C. the season before. Personal: Political Science major...Born July 13, 1973 in Ventura, Calif. LINDSAY KING

Grossmont HS: Chosen to First Team AII-Grossmont 3A League squad...Cited for Coaches Awa rd . Personal: Majorin g in Politica l Science ... Born Sept. 20, 1976.


KIM MADDOX Hometown: La Jolla, Calif. Event: Freestyle

La Jolla HS: Two-time team MVP at La Jolla High... Fini shed fo urth at Wi scon– sin state meet as a freshman. Personal: O cea n Studies major... Born April 23, 1975 in Madison, Wi s.


Hometown: Missoula, Mont. Event: Freestyle

Sentinel HS: Team MVP and recipient of Coaches Award ...Placed third at state championships as a freshman frees tyler. Personal: M arin e Studi es major.. .Born Aug. 25, 1976 in Missoula, Mont.



Season 1

Name ..Jennifer Sheldon

24,60 , 53.30 :58.32 ·•

.50 Freestyle 100 Freestyle 200 Freestyle 500 Fre~style

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Jennifer Sheldon Stgcey DeGooyer Stacey DeGooyer St.:i.cey DeGooyer Nancy Ash :. Qef)ise Qderiw.:i.ld i

5:12.90 >l0:46,80 ··· 18:02.44 \ .< .{ 2 Z,20·: 58.94

1000•Freestyle . 1650 Freestyle so Backstroke / ••. 100 Backstroke 200 Backstroke 100 Breaststroke 200 Breaststroke 100 Butterfly 2QO Butterfly . 200 Ind. Medley 4()0 Ind. Medley 200 Medley Relay

1994-95 J 994-95 1990-91 1992~93 1992-93 1994-95 1992-93 1992"93 1994-95

Corise Bittner Corisl') /8ittner Mary Bergen Hilary Devlrie Hilary Devine Lau_r? Sides

) :09.31 1:08.32 2:27.!;>5 58.42 2:J0,34 2:09.07 4;42.64 1:51.07

Hilary Devine Hila,ry Devine .... Bittner, Larson, Sides, M . Thompson Bittner, Johnson; .• Sides, M. Thompson ·· Otto, Hockett, Bergen, Porter Sheldon, Scott, Graczyk, McGlennen Sides, Larson, Barker, M . Thompson Laura JV\ostero Theresa Friedheim

400 Medley Rel~y ..



200 Free Relay



400 Free Relay



800 Free Relay

1 meter Diving 3 meter Diving 1984-8.5 1988-89 * All distances in ya rds ** Records include first half of 1994-95 season

19a.oo ·•·· 225.15

SPORTS CENTER Sw1MMING PooL The USD Women's Swimming and Diving team competes and trains at the USD Sports Center Swimming Pool, one of the finest aquatic centers in San Diego. The 10-lane, 25-ya rd pool features Span ish style arch itecture and a spa– cious deck - all set in the heart of Alca la Park's sporting commun ity. The pool contains dual 1-meter diving boards and is conven iently close to USD's remodeled weight room faci lity. The Sports Center Swimming Pool is a popular winter training site fo r collegiate and high school programs. In the last few years schools such as Colorado State, California, Wyoming, Fresno State, Utah, and Northern Ari– zona have utilized the grounds in preparation for importan t mee ts. Sports Illustrated used the USD Sports Center Pool as a backdrop for its 1994 swimsuit edition.

1994-95 SCHEDULE

OCTOBER Sat. Oct. 29 NOVEMBER Fr i. Nov. 4 Sat. Nov. 5 Sat. Nov. 12 Sat. Nov. 19 DECEMBER T-S Dec. 1-3 Sat. Dec. 3

12 Noon

San Diego State

3 p.m. 12 Noon 12 Noon 11 a.m.

@ UC Irv ine

@ Pepperd ine/ San Diego State Northern Arizona/CS Northridge @ UC San D iego/ Pomona-Pi tzer

A ll Day A ll Day

@ Speedo Cup

Loyo la Marymount (@ Long Beach)


A ll Day 12 Noon

@ UC Irv ine Invitati onal San Jose State/Fresno State/ St. Bonaventure @ Northern Arizona/ Northern Illinois @ Claremont Invitati onal (Divi ng)

Jan. 6-8

Tue. Jan. 10

3 p.m. A ll Day

Fri . Jan. 13 Sat. Jan. 14 Sat. Jan. 21 Sat. Jan. 28 FEBRUARY T-S

12 Noon 12 Noon

@ San Di ego State


All Day

Feb. 17-1 9 Pacific Coast Conference Champi onshi ps (@ Long Beach, Cali f.)


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Mar. 16-18 NCAA Champi onships (@ Austin, Texas)

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*Home meets held at USD Spo rts Center Swimming Poo l

Pacific Coast Swimming Conference Univ. of San Diego UC Davis Cal St. Northridge UC San Diego Loyola M arymount UC Santa Cruz Northern Arizona Alaska Anchorage Pepperdine Air Force San Francisco State


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