#16 Bruin Swimmers Ready to Take Over at Pac-10 Championships

Feb. 12, 2007

The No. 16 Bruin swimmers will travel south to Long Beach, CA and the Belmont Olympic Plaza Pool for the swimming portion of the Pac-10 Championships beginning on Wednesday and running through Saturday. UCLA currently stands in first-place with 331 points after the diving portion of the meet in which sophomore Tess Schofield captured the tower title.

"As a team, we are very excited on how well the divers competed at Pac-10's," said head coach Cyndi Gallagher. "The hard work they put in on a daily basis paid off, and the committment they had to each other to be a great team, showed through. Tess Schofield, as a Pac-10 Champion, and four UCLA divers scoring in the top-8 on the three meter proves what we have known for a long time - Tom Stebbins is one of the best diving coaches in the nation.

"We are proud of our divers and are ready to have the swimming portion begin on Wednesday. We hope to continue the momentum that the divers created - a total team effort and outstanding performances. Go Bruins!"

Senior Katie Nelson, the 13th-ranked miler in the country will defend her 2006 Pac-10 title in that event, while senior Katie Arnold will look to recapture the Pac-10 crown in the 100 Backstroke (2004).

As it stands, the Bruins have tentatively qualified seven swimmers for the NCAA Championships, held in Minnesota next month. Five divers have also qualified for the NCAA Zone E Championships, which qualifies the athletes for the national championship meet.

NCAA Qualifiers
Katie Arnold - 50 Freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 Medley Relay
Jane Imagane - 500 Freestyle, 1650 Freestyle
Katie Nelson - 500 Freestyle, 1650 Freestyle
Anna Poteete - 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Medley Relay
Nicolette Teo - 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay
Amy Thurman - 50 Freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 Medley Relay
Chiemi Yamamoto - 400 IM, 200 Breastroke

Divers that have qualified for the Zone meet are seniors Sara Clark and Amanda Blong, and sophomores Brittany Hill, Marisa Samaniego and Tess Schofield.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Nov 07
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
W, 180 - 116
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vs. Trojan Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Trojan Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Trojan Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. A3 Invitational
Monterey Park, CA
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vs. A3 Invitational
Monterey Park, CA
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vs. A3 Invitational
Monterey Park, CA
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vs. Texas Invitational
Austin, TX
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vs. Texas Invitational
Austin, TX
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vs. Texas Invitational
Austin, TX
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vs. Minnesota ...
Minneapolis, MN
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vs. Texas Invitational
Austin, TX
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vs. Minnesota ...
Minneapolis, MN
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vs. Texas Invitational ...
Austin, TX
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vs. USA Diving Winter ...
Indianapolis, IN
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vs. Bruin Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Boise State
Salt Lake City, UT
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at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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vs. Bruin Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Jan 16
vs. Boise State
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 133 - 128
Saturday, Jan 16
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 182 - 95
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vs. Bruin Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Stanford - Diving ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Jan 29
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 118 - 182
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
L, 114 - 185
Friday, Feb 12 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. USC - Diving Start
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 12 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Feb 24 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Swimming ...
Federal Way, WA
Thursday, Feb 25 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Swimming ...
Federal Way, WA
Friday, Feb 26 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Swimming ...
Federal Way, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Swimming ...
Federal Way, WA
Monday, Mar 07 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Zone E Diving ...
Flagstaff, AZ
Wednesday, Mar 16 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Championships
Atlanta, GA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS