USD Women's Swimming and Diving 2001-2002

2001-02 USO Season In Review


2001-02 Season in Review Alter a dual meet season of tough competi– tion with such teams as UCLA, Boston College, San Diego State University, Washington State University and UC Santa Barbara, the USD Toreros finished with another strong showing at the PCSC Conference Championships held in Long Beach, California . The University of San Diego Toreros were poised to win their third straight conference title, but instead saw a winning 400 Medley Relay team (40 Points) disquali– fied and a breaststroke false start (15 points) drop USD into 2 nd place, 40 points beh ind rival UC San

Carolyn Corrick Breaks the USD School Record In 200 Butterfly (2:02.45).

Diego who claimed the overall team title. USD did win 11 of the 20 events at the Championships, had nine All-Conference First Team members and set a new PCSC and San Diego school record in the 400 Freestyle Relay (Kaitlin Bourne, Meradith Rus, Carolyn Gorrick, and Jamie Lobdell) with a time of 3:29.18. Most importantly, four of the five Torero seniors finished their USD careers at the PCSC's posting career-best times in their last meet. Led by USD junior Carolyn Gorrick, the Toreros would break three school records in 2001- 02. Along with the record breaking time in the 400 Freestyle Relay at the Championships, Gorrick would individually set a new USD school record in the 200 Butterfly with a time of 2:02.45 . The junior from Sydney, Austral ia posted two NCAA Provisional Consideration times and was honored as USD's Ath lete of the Year. Aga inst rivals Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount, Gorrick claimed all t hree events she entered, leading the Toreros to a double-dual meet sweep over the two Los Angeles schools on January 12 th • Teammate Ka itl in Bourne also starred for the Toreros in 2001-02. Bourne, a junior from University Place, Washi ngton, set a new school record in the 100 Freestyle (51.86) and earned AII-PCSC First Team honors for the third straight season. I n al l, nine Toreros were recognized as AII-PCSC performers. Senior's Meridith Rus, Ilea Dorsey, Jaime Lobdell and Deborah Hoyt were all repeat All-Conference swimmers, finishing their careers with top-10 finishes at the Championships. Rus completed a four-year Torero career as a four-time PCSC All-Academic selection. Torero diver Chelsea Flemmer was

an AII-PCSC Diver and competed in the NCAA Championship Diving meet. Flemmer a freshman from nearby Vista, California won the 3-meter diving event against UC San Diego and also claimed a 1-meter vic– tory against Fresno State.

2001-02 USD Team Awards: Athlete of t he Year Carolyn Gorrick Most Improved Jamie Jackson Most Inspirational Mary Thiel Most Valuable Swimmer Kaitlin Bourne/Jamie Lobdel l

The Toreros Swept Confe rence Rivals Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine at the USD Sports Center.

USD School Records set in 200 1-02: 400 Freestyle Relay (Bourne, Rus, Corrick, Lobdell)

3:29. 18

200 Butterfly (Corrick) l 00 Freestyle (Bourne)

2:02.45 51 :86

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