USD Women's Swimming and Diving 1999-2000
1999-2000 USD Swimming & Diving Review
1999-00 Season Review After a dual meet season of tough competition with such teams as San Diego State University, UNLV, UCLA, Pepperdine, Fresno State University, Cal State Northridge and UC Santa Barbara, the USO Toreros finished victoriously at the 2000 PCSC
Conference Championships. The University of San Diego Toreros defeated their competition by over 150 points as a team and USD swimmers also captured several honors. Highlights of the meet include; freshman Carolyn Gorrick setting a new meet record in the 200 Butterfly (2:02.82) , USD swimmers capturing the top 3 places in the 200 Individual Medley (Carolyn Gorrick- 1 st, Courtney Coleman-2nd, Kaitlin Bourne-3rd), San Diego also placed 1st in four of the five relays (200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay and 400 Medley Relay) , and senior diver, Shannon Pace, won both the One meter and Three meter diving events . Four school records were broken this year at the PCSC
Conference Championships. Elizabeth Weeks- Comeau set a new record in the 1650 Freestyle (17:23.14). Freshman Carolyn Gorrick set a new mark in the 200 Butterfly (2 :02 .82). Two relay teams also recorded school bests: 400 Free Relay (3:30.67) set by Kaitlin Bourne, Meredith Slattery, Elisabeth Dixon and Jaime Lobdell and the 800 Free Relay (7:38.99) was set by Carolyn Gorrick, Elisabeth Dixon, Kaitlin Bourne and Jaime Lobdell. Three USO individuals earned elite honors at the 2000 PCSC Championships. Senior Shannon Pace received Diver of the Year, Head Coach Mike Keeler was named Coach of the Year and John Kelley was awarded Diving Coach of the Year.
USO swimmers were also active in post season swimming. Six individuals went on to com– pete at USS Nationals in Seattle, Washington. Senior Shannon Pace competed in the NCAA Championship Zone Qualifier in Seattle, WA. In March, 2000, freshman Carolyn Gorrick competed in the Austra– lian Olympic Trials in Sydney, Australia.
USD Swimming & Diving Quick Facts
2000 PCSC Finish: First (710 points) 1999-00 Dual Meet Record: 4-5 Head Coach: Mike Keeler (Second Season) Central Michigan, 1984 Career Dual Meet Record: 11-8 (2 years)
2000 USD Team Awards ••••••••••••••••• Most Valuable Swimmer Courtney Coleman
Assistant Coach: Shawna Caballero Diving Coach: John Kelley Swimming Phone: (619) 260-2372 Home Pool:
Athlete of the Year Shannon Pace
USO Sports Center Lettermen Returning/Lost: 17/3
Most Improved Mary Thiel
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