USD Women's Swimming and Diving 2001-2002


2001-02 USO Biographies

Lobdell continued... Prep: Named a national All-American after leading Gig Harbor High School to a first place state finish as a senior... Three-year member of six winning relay teams... Placed 3 rd in the 100 Free as a junior, 4 th as a senior... Team MVP and won Coaches Award as a senior. Personal: Biology major and chemistry minor... Loves to snowboard and wakeboard .. . Chose USD for the atmosphere and academics... Also recruited by Oregon State... Parents are John and Judy Lobdell .. . Born October 25, 1979 in Mt. Vernon, WA.

MARIDETH RUS Breast/ Fly/Free/Back PCSC First Team: 2002. 01 PCSC All Academic: 2002, 01, 00, 99

Overland Park, KS St. Thomas Aquinas HS Ht: 5-9 Yr. Sr Exp: 4V

2001 America Short Course Championship Participant

2001-02: Named to the AII-PCSC Academic team for the fourth time... Earned AII-PCSC First Team honors for the second straight season .. . Took 2 nd in the 50

Freestyle (24.30), 3 rd in the 100 Butterfly (58.54) and placed 7 th out of 49 competitors in the 100 Freestyle at the 2002 PCSC Championships... Her 100 Backstroke time as a senior of 59 .57 ranked 1st for any Torero in 2001-02 ... Helped USO capture 1st in both the 200 Freestyle Relay (1:35 .92) and the 400 Freestyle Relay (3:29 .18) at the PCSC Championships... Rus helped the USO 400 Medley Relay team post a season best time of 4:01.06 at the Speedo Cup.

2000-01: Collected USD's Most Improved Swimmer Award, AII– PCSC Academic Honors and named First Team AII-PCSC at the 2001 Championships... Led three USO relay teams to champion– ships; 200 Free Relay (1:35.68), 200 Medley Relay (1:47.48) and the 400 Medley Relay (3.52.73) ... The 200 Free Relay and the 400 Medley times were new USO school records, while the 1:35.68 time the 200 Free Relay was a new conference record as well .. . Individually as the PCSC's, Rus placed 4 th in the 50 Free (24.27), 4 th in the 100 Fly (58.20) and 7 th in the 100 Breast (1:08.73) ... Swam times of 23.9 in the 50 Free, 56 in the 100 Fly and 52 in the 100 Free at the American Short Course Championships. 1999-00: Had a strong showing in the 2000 PCSC Champion– ships... Finished 9 th in the 100 Fly, 11th in the 100 Breaststroke and 16 th in the 200 Individual Medley. 1998-99: Posted fastest regular season 100 Breaststroke time for USO with a 1:07.42 swim at Pepperdine (11-14-98), also swam the 200 Breast in 2:25 .53 against the Waves... Placed 11 th in the 100 and 17 th in the 200 Breast at the 1999 PCSC's as a freshman. Prep: Led 200 Medley team to 1st place finish at State Champion– ships while attending St. Thomas Aquinas High School ... Took 3 rd place in the 100 Breaststroke as a senior... Named All-County

Rus was a four-time PCSC All-Academic Selection

Swimmer of the Year while earning All-American Honorable Mention accolades as a senior... As a junior, Rus won the State Championship in the 100 Breaststroke. Personal: Named AII-PCSC Academic all four years while swimming for USO... Earned Dean's List recognition during all six semesters through her junior year... Psychology (Pre-Med) major with a Biology and Chemistry minor... Chose to attend USO for the beautiful campus, academics and swim program... Parents are Steve and Lynn Rus... Born December 17 th, 1979 in Kansas City, MO.

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