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WOMEN'S Swimming & Diving
Assistant Athletic Director, Communications (Women’s Swimming & Diving contact): Herb Benenson
Phone: (510) 334-0791 • Email: benenson@berkeley.edu
WEBSITE: CALBEARS.COM • FACEBOOK: FACEBOOK.COM/CALWOMENSSWIMMINGANDDIVING • TWITTER: @CALWSWIM
SCHEDULE
Overall: 5-1 • Pac-12: 3-0
DATE
9/19-20
10/3-5
10/23
10/31
11/7
11/14
11/20-22
12/5-7
1/17-19
1/23
1/24
1/30
1/31
2/14
2/25-28
3/12-14
3/19-21
OPPONENT
TIME/RESULT
at Queen of the Pool+
NTS
at All Florida Invitational
2nd
OREGON STATE
W, 156-97
TEXAS
L, 139-161
WISCONSIN
W, 161-124
at Utah
W, 186.5-109.5
at Texas Diving Invite
NTS
at Georgia Invitational
2nd
at Bruin Diving Invite
NTS
at Arizona St. W, 197.5-102.5
at Arizona (P12N) W, 157-143
USC (P12N)
2 PM
UCLA
12 NOON
STANFORD (P12N)
11 AM
at Pac-12 Champs* (P12N) TBA
at NCAA Zone E Diving#
TBA
at NCAA Championships^ TBA
+ at San Luis Obispo, Calif.
* at Federal Way, Wash.
# at Colorado Springs, Colo.
^ at Greensboro, N.C.
P12N Televised on Pac-12 Networks
Home meet in BOLD at Spieker Aquatics
Complex; All times listed PT
QUICK FACTS
COACHING STAFF
Head Coach ...........Teri McKeever (23rd year)
Assoc. HC ............... Kristen Cunnane (8th year)
Diving Coach ............... Todd Mulzet (5th year)
UNIVERSITY INFORMATION
Name ..................................... California or Cal
Location .................................. Berkeley, Calif.
Nickname .................................. Golden Bears
Colors ...................... Blue (282) & Gold (123)
Conference ........................................... Pac-12
Chancellor ................................Nicholas Dirks
Director of Athletics (interim) .....Mike Williams
2014 NCAA Finish ....................................... 3rd
2014 Pac-12 Finish ......................................1st
PROGRAM HISTORY
NCAA Team Championships .............................3
2009, 2011, 2012
NCAA Individual/Relay Champions ............... 54
NCAA Swimmers of the Year .............................6
Pac-12 Team Championships ...........................3
2009, 2012, 2014
Pac-12 Individual/Relay Champions ........... 106
Pac-12 Swimmers of the Year ....................... 10
PHOTOS
All photos on CalBears.com are available for
purchase from Cal’s official photographer at
GoldenBearSports.com.
NO. 1 GOLDEN BEARS
USC
Date .................. Friday, Jan. 30
Time ................................2 p.m.
Venue ............ Spieker Aquatics
Complex
Location ............Berkeley, Calif.
Broadcast ......Pac-12 Networks
UCLA
Date ..............Saturday, Jan. 31
Time ............................ 12 noon
Venue .............. Spieker Aquatic
Complex
Location ............Berkeley, Calif.
No. 12 USC
TROJANS
No. 13 UCLA
BRUINS
The top-ranked California women’s swimming & diving team returns home to
Spieker Aquatics Complex for two of its final three dual meets of the year this weekend, with the Golden Bears hosting No. 12 USC Friday and No. 13 UCLA Saturday.
Swimming for Friday’s meet will start at 2 p.m. and the meet will be televised
on the Pac-12 Networks with Jason Knapp, Amy Van Dyken (swim analyst) and
Michelle Mitchell (diving analyst) calling the action. Saturday’s Cal-UCLA dual will
begin at 12 noon.
Cal is coming off a sweep of Arizona State and Arizona in the desert last week.
The Bears won 12 of 16 events, including three victories apiece by Elizabeth Pelton
and Missy Franklin, in a 197.5-102.5 triumph at ASU Jan. 23. A day later, the Bears
emerged with a 157-143 victory at No. 14 Arizona, claiming the final two events 400 IM and 200 free relay - to clinch the meet.
Cal split its two competitions with USC and UCLA last year. On a visit to Los Angeles, the Bears fell at then-No. 5 USC, 180.5-119.5 before rebounding to upend
UCLA, 183.5-116.5.
Cal’s final dual this season will be Saturday, Feb. 14 when the Bears host Stanford. The meet will also air live on the Pac-12 Networks.
BEAR NECESSITIES: CAL'S TOP STORYLINES
• BEARS RANKED NO. 1 IN NATIONAL POLL
Cal and Georgia are tied for the No. 1 position in the
latest CSCAA rankings (through Jan. 15). The Bears
first moved into the top spot following the Georgia
Invitational, despite finishing second to the host
Bulldogs (who scored points with diving while Cal’s
divers remained in Berkeley to train). The Bears
started the year in fourth and moved to fifth before
jumping to No. 1.
• PELTON: PAC-12 SWIMMER OF THE MONTH
Junior Elizabeth Pelton was named the Pac-12
Swimmer of the Month for December after posting
NCAA-leading times in both the 200-yard backstroke
and 200-yard individual medley at the Georgia
Invitational. She won the 200 back in 1:49.00 and
the 200 IM in 1:52.93. In addition, she was runnerup in the 200 free to teammate Missy Franklin with
a time of 1:43.13, which is No. 3 in the country. She
also posted the No. 3 time among NCAA swimmers
in the 100 back (51.31). On the 800 free relay,
Pelton swam the anchor leg, leading the Bears
to victory in a time (6:55.95) that is more than
five seconds ahead of any other collegiate relay
to date. This is the second-career Swimmer of
the Month honor for Pelton and the 13th overall
for Cal, the most of any Pac-12 school since the
award’s inception.
• 26 SWIMS RANKED AMONG TOP 8
Cal enters this weekend’s competition with 26
swims that rank among the top eight in the
country in their respective events, including
four that are best in the nation. Junior Elizabeth
Pelton owns claim to the top spot in the NCAA
in both the 200 back (1:49.00) and 200 IM
(1:52.93), while sophomore Missy Franklin is
No. 1 in the 200 free (1:41.23) and the 800
free relay’s time of 6:55.95 is more than five
seconds ahead of any other team. The Bears
3 NCAA Team Championships • 3 Pac-12 Team Championships • 40 Olympic Medals • 54 NCAA Individual Champions
2014-15 WOMEN'S Swimming & Diving
are particularly strong in the 200 free and 100
back, where they own four of the top eight times in
the country.
Cal’s 26 top-8 swims lead the NCAA by a wide
margin, with Georgia second with 17, followed by
Virginia (16), Stanford (14) and Texas (9).
Cal Swimmers in NCAA Top 8
(through Jan. 26, 2015)
100 free – 2. Missy Franklin 47.63; 5. Farida
Osman 47.93
200 free – 1. Missy Franklin 1:41.23; 3. Elizabeth
Pelton 1:43.13; 5. Cierra Runge 1:44.12; 8.
Camille Cheng 1:44.58
500 free – 2. Cierra Runge 4:34.81
1650 free – 8. Cierra Runge 15:57.70
100 back – 2. Rachel Bootsma 51.20; 3. Elizabeth
Pelton 51.31; 5. Missy Franklin 51.85; 6. Melanie
Klaren 51.86
200 back – 1. Elizabeth Pelton 1:49.00; 2. Missy
Franklin 1:49.23
200 breast – 8. Marina Garcia 2:09.16
100 fly – 5. Farida Osman 51.92
200 fly – 5. Noemie Thomas 1:54.63
200 IM – 1. Elizabeth Pelton 1:52.93; 2. Missy
Franklin 1:52.99; 5. Celina Li 1:55.64
400 IM – 2. Celina Li 4:05.13
200 free relay – 2. Franklin, Bootsma, Bing,
Osman 1:27.51
400 free relay – 2. Franklin, Cheng, Pelton, Osman
3:11.15
800 free relay – 1. Runge, Cheng, Franklin, Pelton
6:55.95
200 medley relay – 3. Bootsma, Garcia, Thomas,
Osman 1:36.82
400 medley relay – 4. Pelton, Garcia, Thomas,
Franklin 3:31.25
• 6 FROM CAL AT SHORT-COURSE WORLDS
Six Golden Bears - three past, three future competed for the United States at the FINA ShortCourse World Championships Dec. 3-7 in Doha,
Qatar. The list featured alumnae Natalie Coughlin,
Caitlin Leverenz and Madison Kennedy, as well as
incoming freshmen Kathleen Baker, Amy Bilquist
and Abbey Weitzeil. Together, they contributed to
medals in four different relays. In particular, the
silver-medal-winning 4x50m free relay featured a
Golden Bear slant in the final as all four members
- Kennedy, Weitzeil, Coughlin, Bilquist - had Cal
connections (and Baker swam in the prelims).
Individually, Baker was sixth in the 100m back,
Kennedy took fourth in the 50m free and Leverenz
was sixth in the 400 IM.
• 11 BEARS NAMED TO USA SQUADS
Eleven Golden Bears have been chosen to
represent the United States in international
competition next summer with spots on the 2015
World Championships, 2015 Pan American Games
and 2015 World University Games teams.
Three current members of the program, plus
three incoming recruits, will be heading to Kazan,
Russia, next Aug. 2-9 for the World Championships.
Sophomore Missy Franklin, who captured a record
six gold medals at the 2013 World meet, is slated
to compete in four individual events – 100m and
200m back and 100m and 200m free – and could
be added to any of three relay squads. Franklin won
both backstrokes and the 200m free, in addition to
gold in the 400m and 800m free relay and 400m
medley relay, in 2013.
In addition, junior Rachel Bootsma will race in the
50m back after capturing the U.S. title at the Phillips
66 National Championships this past summer, and
freshman Cierra Runge qualified in the 400m free
and for the 800m free relay.
The Cal newcomers going to Russia are: Kathleen
Baker (100m back), Katie McLaughlin (200m fly)
and Abbey Weitzeil (400m free relay).
The Pan American Games will be held July 1418, 2015, in Toronto and will feature Cal alumnae
Natalie Coughlin (50m and 100m free) and Caitlin
Leverenz (200m and 400m IM).
Finally, the U.S. World University Games roster
will include current Bears Bootsma (100m back),
senior Melanie Klaren (200m back), sophomore
Celina Li (200m IM) and junior Elizabeth Pelton
(100m back), plus Weitzeil (50m free, 100m free).
• TERI McKEEVER ON WORLDS STAFF
Cal head coach Teri McKeever earned another
honor from USA Swimming when she was named
an assistant coach for the women’s team that will
compete at the 2015 World Championships in
Kazan, Russia.
McKeever served as head coach of the women’s
team for the Pan Pacific Championships this past
summer - two years after being the head coach for
Team USA at the 2012 Olympics, She has also been
an assistant coach at the World Championships
four previous times.
• CAL ADDS 4 OF NATION’S TOP 5 RECRUITS
Four of the top five recruits in the country, including
a trio of U.S. National team members who will
compete at the 2015 World Championships,
highlight a six-member California women’s
swimming & diving recruiting class announced
Nov. 13. Joining the Golden Bears for the 2015-16
season are Kathleen Baker, Amy Bilquist, Jennifer
Campbell, Katie McLaughlin, Phoebe Lamay and
Abbey Weitzeil.
Baker, in the 100m back, McLaughlin, in the
200m fly, and Weitzeil in the 400m free relay, will
represent Team USA at the World Championships
next summer in Kazan, Russia. All three also swam
at the Pan Pacific Championships in Australia,
the top international competition of 2014, earlier
this year. Bilquist, meanwhile, captured five total
medals, including four gold, at the 2014 Junior Pan
Pacific Championships. Campbell is a local product
out of Palo Alto who is a two-time section champion
in the 200-yard free, and Lamay finished eighth on
the 1-meter springboard at the 2014 national diving
championships.
According to swimswam.com, Weitzeil is
considered the nation’s No. 2 recruit, with Baker
No. 3, McLaughlin No. 4 and Bilquist No. 5.
• 6 STRAIGHT YEARS AMONG NCAA TOP 3
With a third-place showing at the 2014 NCAA
Championships last March, Cal has now finished
among the top three teams in the country six years
in a row. The streak started with the Bears’ first
national crown in 2009. They followed up with third
in 2010, back-to-back titles in 2011 and ‘12 and
a runner-up showing in 2013 before last year’s
result. In 2014, Cal also came home with a pair
of individual titles with Missy Franklin setting an
American record on her way to victory in the 200
free, and the quartet of Rachael Acker, Caroline
Piehl, Elizabeth Pelton and Franklin winning the
800 free relay.
Cal vs. USC/UCLA
WE ARE CALIFORNIA
When referring to University of California intercollegiate athletic teams, please use California or Golden Bears on first reference. Cal
or Bears may be used on second reference.
Terms such as Cal-Berkeley, Berkeley and California-Berkeley (or other similar variations) are
incorrect and should not be used in connection with Cal Athletics.
BEARS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS
Three of Cal’s Pac-12 dual meets will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks - Jan. 24 at Arizona, Jan. 30 vs. USC and Feb. 14 vs. Stanford.
In addition, the Pac-12 Championships will receive coverage from all four days.
Jan. 24
Cal at Arizona
Live
Jan. 30
USC at Cal
Live
Feb. 14
Stanford at Cal
Live
Pac-12 Championships
Feb. 25-26
Delay (Feb. 27, 9 a.m.)
Feb. 27
Delay (Feb. 28, 9 a.m.)
Feb. 28
Delay (March 1, 9 a.m.)
CSCAA NATIONAL RANKING
(as of January 15, 2015)
1. California
1. Georgia
3. Stanford
4. Texas A&M
5. Texas
6. Virginia
7. Tennessee
8. Florida
9. Michigan
10. Auburn
11. Minnesota
12. Southern California
13. UCLA
14. Arizona
14. Indiana
16. North Carolina State
17. Penn State
18. North Carolina
19. Louisville
20. Louisiana State
21. Iowa
22. Florida State
23. Denver
24. Wisconsin
25. Alabama
Cal in the Rankings
Oct. 23
4th
Nov. 6
4th
Nov. 19
5th
Dec. 10
1st
Jan. 15
T1st
3 NCAA Team Championships • 3 Pac-12 Team Championships • 40 Olympic Medals • 54 NCAA Individual Champions
2014-15 WOMEN'S Swimming & Diving
• 9 BEARS ON USA PAN PAC TEAM
Nine Golden Bears traveled to Australia in August as
part of Team USA for the Pan Pacific Championships
- four current swimmers, one alumna and
three incoming freshmen, plus head coach Teri
McKeever, who led the U.S. women’s squad. Those
on the roster were 2014-15 Bears Rachel Bootsma,
Missy Franklin, Elizabeth Pelton and Cierra Runge,
alumna Caitlin Leverenz, and future Bears Kathleen
Baker, Katie McLaughlin and Abbey Weitzeil. The
total doesn’t include two others who also swam for
their native countries in alumna Lauren Boyle (New
Zealand) and senior Camille Cheng (Hong Kong).
In all, Cal representatives came away with 11 total
medals:
Franklin (4) - 100 back (bronze), 4x200 free relay
(gold), 4x100 free relay (silver), 4x100 medley
relay (silver)
Boyle (3) - 400 free (bronze) 800 free (silver), 1500
free (silver)
Leverenz (1) - 200 IM (bronze)
Runge (1) - 400 free (silver)
McLaughlin (1) - 200 fly (bronze)
Weitzeil (1) - 4x100 free relay (silver)
Roster
• US NATIONALS WINNERS
Cal swimmers won four titles at the Phillips 66
National Championships in early August, led by
women’s high-point scorer Missy Franklin, who
captured the 200 backstroke, the 100 freestyle,
and the 100 backstroke which featured Bears
in spots 1 (Franklin), 2 (Rachel Bootsma) and 3
(Elizabeth Pelton). The fourth individual title came
from Bootsma, who took the 50 back championship.
2014-15 Meet Recaps
• LATE SWIMS LEAD CAL OVER ARIZONA
Embroiled in a tight dual meet at No. 14 Arizona
heading toward the finish, No. 1 Cal came through
over the final two events to pull out a 157-143
victory Jan. 24. The Bears trailed the Wildcats
by two points entering the next-to-last race, the
400 IM. But Elizabeth Pelton pulled away for a
comfortable win in 4:19.97 and Kelly Naze claimed
second place in 4:22.67 to give Cal a slight edge
in the overall team standings. Still needing to win
the last event to clinch the meet, the foursome of
Missy Franklin, Kaylin Bing, Rachel Bootsma and
Osman won the 200 free relay in 1:31.03, leading
Cal vs. USC/UCLA
ACADEMIC HONORS ABOUND
Collectively and individually, the Golden Bears
accumulated a number of academic honors for
their performances in the classroom in 201314. With an overall GPA of 3.27, Cal earned
Scholar All-American status from the CSCAA.
In addition, 12 team members were chosen
Scholar All-Americans for having a GPA of at
least 3.50 - Rachael Acker, Rachel Bootsma,
Camille Cheng, Missy Franklin, Melanie Klaren,
Celina Li, Kelly Naze, Elizabeth Pelton, Caroline
Piehl, Cindy Tran, Melissa Bates and Kristen
Vredeveld.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD TO BREED
Distance freestyle specialist Catherine Breed
received the Walter A. Haas Jr. Community
Service Award at the athletic department’s
annual honors luncheon in May 2014. She got
her start working with Special Olympics as a
high schooler, and among her many endeavors
since coming to Cal are leading regular studentathlete visits to the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Oakland and taking two separate visits to the
Dominican Republic with Athletes in Action.
ACKER ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN
Name
Rachael Acker
Kaylin Bing
Rachel Bootsma
Sara-Lina Boushakra
Catherine Breed
Camille Cheng
Missy Franklin
Marina Garcia
Eva Greene
Alicia Grima
Anne Kastler
Melanie Klaren
Yvette Kong
Catherine Ladd
Celina Li
Jasmine Mau
Taylor Nanfria
Kelly Naze
Farida Osman
Elizabeth Pelton
Caroline Piehl
Maija Roses
Cierra Runge
Eleanor Smart
Hayden Tavoda
Noemi Thomas
Kristen Vredeveld
Event(s)
Free
Free
Back/Fly/Free/IM
Diving
Free
Free
Back/Free
Breast
Free/Back
IM/Free
Diving
Free/Back
Breast/IM
Free/Back
Fly/Breast/IM
Fly/Free/Back
IM/Fly
Fly/IM/Back
Fly/Free
Back/IM/Free
Free/IM
Breast
Free
Diving
Diving
Fly
Free
Yr.
JR
SR
JR
JR
SR
SR
SO
SO
SR
JR
JR
SR
SR
FR
SO
FR
SR
JR
SO
JR
SR
FR
FR
SO
SO
FR
SO
Ht.
5-11
5-10
5-8
5-4
6-0
5-10
6-1
5-5
5-6
5-7
5-4
5-10
5-7
5-10
5-3
5-5
5-4
5-10
5-8
5-10
6-0
5-2
6-3
5-5
5-3
5-4
6-0
Exp.
2V
3V
2V
2V
3V
3V
1V
1V
3V
2V
2V
3V
3V
HS
1V
HS
3V
2V
1V
2V
3V
HS
FR
1V
1V
HS
1V
Hometown (High School)
Palo Alto, Calif./Gunn HS
Roseburg, Ore./Roseburg HS
Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie HS
San Mateo, Calif./Aragon HS
Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley HS
Beijing, China/Intl. School of Beijing
Centennial, Colo./Regis Jesuit HS
Barcelona, Spain/IES Car
Falls Church, Va./McLean HS
Redwood City, Calif./Woodside HS
Bethesda, Md./Walter Johnson HS
Laguna Niguel, Calif./Aliso Niguel HS
Hong Kong/Laurel Springs HS
San Jose, Calif./Willow Glen HS
Pleasanton, Calif./Foothill HS
Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou School
Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley HS
Englewood, Colo./Cherry Creek HS
Cairo, Egypt/Cairo American College
Towson, Md./Churchville Christian HS
Centennial, Colo./Smoky Hill HS
Durham, N.C./Cannon School
Cochranville, Pa./Octorara HS
Prairie Village, Kan./Allen Academy
Corona, Calif./Santiago HS
Richmond, B.C./Magee Secondary School
Chattanooga, Tenn./The Baylor School
Coaching Staff
Head coach: Teri McKeever (23rd year, USC ’83)
Associate head coach: Kristen Cunnane (8th year, UCLA ’05)
Diving coach: Todd Mulzet (5th year, Pittsburgh ’87)
Strength & Conditioning Coach: Colleen Fotsch
Athletic Trainer: Ann Caslin
Director of Operations: Aaron Schulman
Academic Advisor: Chris Grace
Pronunciation Guide
Sara-Lina Boushakra
Kristen Cunnane
Alicia Grima
Melanie Klaren
Todd Mulzet
Taylor Nanfria
boo-SHAH-kruh
koo-NAIN
GREE-muh
KLAIR-en
MUL-zet
NANN-free-uh
Kelly Naze
Farida Osman
Caroline Piehl
Maija Roses
Cierra Runge
Noemie Thomas
Kristen Vredeveld
NAH-zee
fah-REE-dah OZ-man
PEEL
MAYA ROW-zes
RUNG-ee
noh-EH-mee
VREE-duh-veld
Rachael Acker, who sports a GPA north of 3.9 as
a French major, was named a third-team Capital
One Academic All-American (at-large division)
for her work in the classroom in 2013-14. An
aspiring medical school student, Acker has
also excelled in the pool, having won an NCAA
title in the 800 free relay in 2014 and a Pac-12
crown in the 200 free as a freshman in 2013.
For more on her academic accomplishments,
watch this short video produced by the Pac-12
Networks: http://calbea.rs/1uIRj90.
15 BEARS ON PAC-12 ALL-ACADEMIC
California placed 15 swimmers on the 201314 Pac-12 All-Academic team, led by first-team
selection Rachael Acker. Stephanie Au, Camille
Cheng and Caroline Piehl earned secondteam status and 11 Bears received honorable
mention: Melissa Bates, Mikkel-Ane Stipe, Cindy
Tran, Catherine Breed, Eva Greene, Melanie
Klaren, Taylor Nanfria, Kaylin Bing, Rachel
Bootsma, Kelly Naze and Elizabeth Pelton.
CAL NO. 1 PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN WORLD
Founded in the wake of the gold rush in 1968
by leaders of the newly established 31st state,
the University of California’s flagship campus
at Berkeley has become one of the preeminent
universities in the world. Cal has held the No.
1 ranking among public national universities by
U.S. News & World Report for 17 consecutive
years. In addition, the school ranked fourth in
the world and No. 1 among public schools in the
2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities
(ARWU) global rankings of universities, released
this past Aug. 15. Among the current faculty,
there are eight Nobel Laureates, 32 MacArthur
Fellows, and four Pulitzer Prize winners. All time,
22 faculty and 29 alumni have been awarded a
Nobel Prize. As of the fall of 2013, Cal had a total
enrollment of 36,204 students, comprised of
25,951 undergraduates and 10,253 pursuing
graduate degrees.
3 NCAA Team Championships • 3 Pac-12 Team Championships • 40 Olympic Medals • 54 NCAA Individual Champions
2014-15 WOMEN'S Swimming & Diving
to the final margin. All four Bears had splits under
23 seconds, including a 22.39 by Osman to close
out the race.
• PELTON, FRANKLIN TRIPLE WINNERS AT ASU
Elizabeth Pelton and Missy Franklin won three
events apiece, leading No. 1 Cal to a 197.5-102.5
victory at Arizona State Jan. 23. The Bears won 12
of 16 events and swept the top three place four
times – 200 fly, 200 back, 500f free and 200 IM.
Pelton took first in the 200 free, 200 back and 100
fly, while Franklin claimed the 100 back, 500 free
and 200 IM.
• BEARS DOWN UTAH ON ROAD
Cal defeated Utah, 186.5-109.5 in an efficient
outing Nov. 14 that saw the Golden Bears win 11 of
16 events on a day they traveled round-trip from the
Bay Area. Cal captured both the 200-yard medley
relay and the 400-yard free relay to open and
close the meet, and eight different Bears claimed
individual races. Only sophomore Missy Franklin,
who prevailed in the 200 and 500 free, was a
double-winner for the Bears.
• 16 NCAA A TIMES SET AT GEORGIA INVITE
Golden Bear swimmers posted 16 times that
reached the NCAA A qualifying standard, at the
Georgia Fall Invitational Dec. 5-7 in Athens, Ga. The
five individuals who reached the A level were: Missy
Franklin (100, free, 200 free, 200 back, 200 IM),
Elizabeth Pelton (200 free, 100 back, 200 back,
200 IM), Cierra Runge (500 free), Rachel Bootsma
(100 back) and Celina Li (400 IM). All five relays
also qualified for nationals. In addition, Runge set
a school record in the 1000 free (9:27.22) on her
way to an NCAA B time in the 1650 free (1:57.70).
• TRIO OF DOUBLE-WINNERS VS. WISCONSIN
Led by double-winners Elizabeth Pelton, Marina
Garcia and Anne Kastler, Cal downed No. 19
Wisconsin, 161-124, Nov. 7 in Berkeley. Pelton
powered to victory in the 200 free in 1:47.48, with
teammates Caroline Piehl (1:50.37) and Cierra
Runge (1:51.15) placing second and third – all
in season-best times. Pelton later cruised to first
place in the 200 back (1:54.58). Garcia claimed
both breaststroke events (1:02.93 in the 100
and 2:15.29 in the 200), while Kastler swept the
1-meter and 3-meter springboards.
• CAL FALLS TO TEXAS IN CLOSE DUAL
California built an early lead against Texas, but
the Longhorns came through with a strong finish,
winning five of the final six events, to edge the
Golden Bears, 161-139, on Oct. 31 at home.
The meet came down to the final event, with Cal
needing to take the first two spots in the 200-yard
freestyle relay to clinch a tie. But Texas claimed first
and third place in the race to hold off the Bears.
Junior Elizabeth Pelton captured the 100 (53.79)
and 200 (1:54.33) backstroke, the 200 individual
medley (1:58.69) and anchored the victorious
400 medley relay. Sophomore Missy Franklin also
prevailed in the 100 (50.13) and 200 (1:47.37) free.
• CAL SPREADS THE WEALTH IN OSU WIN
Ten different Golden Bears picked up individual
event victories, resulting in a 156-97 victory over
Oregon State, in Cal’s home opener Oct. 23. Among
the winners were three freshmen, who were making
their Spieker Aquatics Complex debuts - Jasmine
Mau claimed the 100 back (55.67), Noemie
Thomas prevailed in the 100 fly (54.09) and Maija
Roses took the 200 breast (2:20.39). Swimming
in the 100 breast, sophomore Marina Garcia set a
team season best with a time of 1:03.05.
• BEARS CHALLENGED AT ALL FLORIDA MEET
Cal last got in the water for a meet Oct. 3-5 when
the Bears traveled to Gainesville for the All Florida
Invitational. The prelims-finals format presented Cal
with three days of tough racing, giving head coach
Teri McKeever deeper insight into the possibilities
for her 2014-15 squad.
Overall, five individuals claimed seven races with
NCAA B standard times, including double-winners
Celina Li (200 IM, 1:58.81; 200 fly, 1:58.38) and
Missy Franklin (200 free, 1:46.37; 100 back,
54.05). Others to come out on top were Kelly Naze
(400 IM, 4:17.80), Elizabeth Pelton (200 back,
1:54.23) and Marina Garcia (200 breast, 2:15.88).
In addition, the 800 free relay of Caroline Piehl,
Catherine Breed, Cierra Runge and Camille Cheng
took first in 7:20.65.
• CELINA LI KEEPS HER CROWN
Retaining the crown she won last September,
sophomore Celina Li again captured the Queen of
the Pool title at Cal’s season-opening meet held at
Cal Poly Sept. 19. The unique competition, featuring
swimmers from Cal and Cal Poly, combines 100yard times from five races – 100-yard free, 100-yard
back, 100-yard fly, 100-yard breast and 100-yard
individual medley – to determine an overall winner.
Despite not claiming an individual event, Li
finished first in 4:42.90, improving on her mark
of 4:43.10 from last year. Junior Elizabeth Pelton
was second in 4:45.34, followed by junior Rachel
Bootsma (4:47.02), junior Kelly Naze (4:50.20) and
freshman Jasmine Mau (4:51.59).
• KASTLER, SMART LEAD DIVERS AT UCLA
Anne Kastler led Cal on both the 1-meter and
3-meter boards and Eleanor Smart paced the Bears
on platform at the Bruin Invitational Jan. 17-19.
Kastler took sixth on 1-meter (535.30) and ninth
on 3-meter (536.30), while Smart had the team’s
best finish of the weekend when she finished third
on platform with a score of 496.00.
Cal vs. USC/UCLA
Cal-USC order of Events
400-yard medley relay
1000-yard freestyle
200-yard freestyle
100-yard backstroke
100-yard breaststroke
200-yard butterfly
50-yard freestyle
15-minute break
100-yard freestyle
200-yard backstroke
200-yard breaststroke
500-yard freestyle
100-yard butterfly
10-minute break
200-yard individual medley
400-yard free relay
Cal-UCLA order of Events
200-yard medley relay
1000-yard freestyle
200-yard freestyle
100-yard backstroke
100-yard breaststroke
200-yard butterfly
50-yard freestyle
15-minute break
100-yard freestyle
200-yard backstroke
200-yard breaststroke
500-yard freestyle
100-yard butterfly
10-minute break
400-yard individual medley
200-yard free relay
SCORING
Individual events: 9, 4, 3, 2, 1 (maximum 3
scorers per team)
Relays: 11, 4, 2 (maximum 2 scorers per team)
AUTOGRAPH SESSION
The Golden Bears will sign autographs for fans
after the meet Friday following the team’s warmdown. Cal autograph placards will be available
at the main entrance to Spieker Aquatics Complex.
• TEXAS DIVING INVITATIONAL RESULTS
Golden Bear divers competed at the Texas Diving
Invitational Nov. 20-22 and came home after
some impressive performances. Eleanor Smart
set a career high with a score of 261.40 to take
sixth place on the 1-meter springboard, while Anne
Kastler was eighth on 3-meter (278.70), and SaraLina Boushakra (231.05) and Smart (230.35)
finished fourth and fifth, respectively, on platform.
3 NCAA Team Championships • 3 Pac-12 Team Championships • 40 Olympic Medals • 54 NCAA Individual Champions
WOMEN'S Swimming & Diving
Assistant Athletic Director, Communications (Women’s Swimming & Diving contact): Herb Benenson
Phone: (510) 334-0791 • Email: benenson@berkeley.edu
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January 26, 2015
2014-15 California Season-Best List
50-yard Freestyle (NCAA A: 21.90; NCAA B: 22.99)
1. Missy Franklin ........................ ^22.10......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
1. Farida Osman ......................... ^22.10......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
3. Kaylin Bing.............................. ^22.35......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
4. Jasmine Mau .......................... ^22.89......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
5. Camille Cheng ........................ ^22.98......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
6. Rachael Acker .......................... 23.01......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
7. Kristen Vredeveld ..................... 23.15......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
8. Noemie Thomas ....................... 23.22......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
9. Rachel Bootsma....................... 23.47......1/23/15 ...... at Arizona State
10. Kelly Naze .............................. 23.51......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
100-yard Backstroke (NCAA A: 51.63; NCAA B: 55.09)
1. Rachel Bootsma..................... *51.20......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
2. Elizabeth Pelton ..................... *51.31......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
3. Missy Franklin ........................ ^51.85......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
4. Melanie Klaren....................... ^51.86......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
5. Jasmine Mau .......................... ^53.39......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
6. Kelly Naze ............................... ^53.97......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
7. Kristen Vredeveld ................... ^54.37......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
8. Celina Li .................................... 55.29......9/19/14 ...... at Queen of the Pool
9. Eva Greene ............................... 55.79......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
10. Catherine Ladd ...................... 56.25......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
100-yard Freestyle (NCAA A: 47.85; NCAA B: 49.99)
1. Missy Franklin .........................*47.63......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
2. Farida Osman ..........................^47.93......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
3. Camille Cheng ........................ ^48.76......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
4. Kaylin Bing.............................. ^48.95......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
5. Rachael Acker ........................ ^49.03......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
6. Jasmine Mau .......................... ^49.34......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
7. Kristen Vredeveld ................... ^49.70......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
8. Caroline Piehl ......................... ^49.80......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
9. Cierra Runge ............................ 50.01......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
10. Celina Li.................................. 50.37......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
200-yard Backstroke (NCAA A: 1:52.52; NCAA B: 1:59.19)
1. Elizabeth Pelton ................. *1:49.00......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
2. Missy Franklin .................... *1:49.23......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
3. Melanie Klaren....................^1:53.44......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
4. Kelly Naze ............................^1:55.60......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
5. Eva Greene ............................2:08.80......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
6. Cierra Runge .........................2:03.20......11/7/14 ...... vs. Wisconsin
7. Alicia Grima............................ 2:05.01....10/31/14 ...... vs. Texas
8. Jasmine Mau .........................2:06.45....11/14/14 ...... at Utah
200-yard Freestyle (NCAA A: 1:43.90; NCAA B: 1:47.99)
1. Missy Franklin .....................*1:41.23......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
2. Elizabeth Pelton ..................*1:43.13......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
3. Cierra Runge ....................... ^1:44.12......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
4. Camille Cheng .....................^1:44.58......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
5. Caroline Piehl ......................^1:44.85......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
6. Melanie Klaren....................^1:46.30......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
7. Rachael Acker......................^1:46.36......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
8. Catherine Breed ...................^1:47.63......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
9. Kaylin Bing............................. 1:48.47......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
10. Kristen Vredeveld ...............1:49.02......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
500-yard Freestyle (NCAA A: 4:36.45; NCAA B; 4:47.79)
1. Cierra Runge .......................*4:34.81......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
2. Melanie Klaren.................... ^4:40.19......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
3. Catherine Breed .................. ^4:46.27......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
4. Marina Garcia .......................4:49.77......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
5. Missy Franklin ....................... 4:51.02....11/14/14 ...... at Utah
6. Elizabeth Pelton .................... 4:54.24......10/3/14 ...... at All Florida Invite
7. Caroline Piehl ........................4:55.82....10/23/14 ...... vs. Oregon State
8. Taylor Nanfria ........................4:58.36......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
9. Catherine Ladd .....................4:59.05......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
10. Camille Cheng .....................5:02.95......10/3/14 ...... at All Florida Invite
1000-yard Freestyle
1. Cierra Runge ........................ !9:37.22......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
2. Catherine Breed ...................10:07.51....10/31/14 ...... vs. Texas
3. Marina Garcia ..................... 10:08.17......11/7/14 ...... vs. Wisconsin
4. Melanie Klaren.................... 10:10.07....10/23/14 ...... vs. Oregon State
5. Celina Li ...............................10:10.26....10/23/14 ...... vs. Oregon State
6. Elizabeth Pelton ..................10:11.89....11/14/14 ...... at Utah
7. Taylor Nanfria ......................10:30.10....10/23/14 ...... vs. Oregon State
1650-yard Freestyle (NCAA A: 15:56.18; NCAA B: 16:30.59)
1. Cierra Runge ..................... ^15:57.70......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
2. Catherine Breed .................. 17:08.11......10/5/14 ...... at All Florida Invite
3. Taylor Nanfria ...................... 17:12.37......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
100-yard Breaststroke (NCAA A: 59.12; NCAA B: 1:02.49)
1. Marina Garcia ..................... ^1:01.26......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
2. Maija Roses.........................^1:02.26......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
3. Yvette Kong ...........................1:03.05......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
4. Celina Li .................................1:04.79......10/4/14 ...... at All Florida Invite
5. Kelly Naze ..............................1:05.96....10/23/14 ...... vs. Oregon State
6. Elizabeth Pelton .................... 1:07.62......9/19/14 ...... at Queen of the Pool
7. Alicia Grima............................ 1:07.63......11/7/14 ...... vs. Wisconsin
8. Rachel Bootsma.....................1:07.76......9/19/14 ...... at Queen of the Pool
9. Jasmine Mau ......................... 1:09.37......9/19/14 ...... at Queen of the Pool
10. Caroline Piehl ......................1:09.72......9/19/14 ...... at Queen of the Pool
200-yard Breaststroke (NCAA A: 2:07.70; NCAA B: 2:15.99)
1. Marina Garcia ..................... ^2:09.16......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
2. Maija Roses.........................^2:13.49......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
3. Yvette Kong ...........................2:18.63......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
4. Celina Li .................................2:18.72......10/5/14 ...... at All Florida Invite
5. Alicia Grima ...........................2:26.39....10/23/14 ...... vs. Oregon State
100-yard Butterfly (NCAA A: 51.70; NCAA B: 54.49)
1. Farida Osman ......................... ^51.92......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
2. Noemie Thomas ..................... ^52.21......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
3. Rachel Bootsma..................... ^52.43......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
4. Kelly Naze ............................... ^52.73......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
5. Jasmine Mau .......................... ^53.00......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
6. Celina Li .................................. ^53.40......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
7. Kaylin Bing .............................. ^54.29......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
8. Elizabeth Pelton ..................... ^54.30......1/23/15 ...... at Arizona State
9. Rachael Acker .......................... 54.77......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
10. Camille Cheng ........................ 55.57......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
* NCAA A Standard
^ NCAA B Standard
= NCAA Zone Qualifying Standard
! Cal School Record
# Cal Pool Record
+ Cal Dual-Meet Record
200-yard Butterfly (NCAA A: 1:54.45; NCAA B: 1:59.59)
1. Noemie Thomas ..................^1:54.63......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
2. Rachel Bootsma..................^1:56.22......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
3. Jasmine Mau ....................... ^1:57.00......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
4. Celina Li ...............................^1:58.38......10/5/14 ...... at All Florida Invite
5. Catherine Breed ..................^1:59.30......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
6. Elizabeth Pelton ....................2:03.53....10/23/14 ...... vs. Oregon State
7. Rachael Acker........................2:05.35......10/5/14 ...... at All Florida Invite
8. Alicia Grima ...........................2:05.49......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
9. Kelly Naze ..............................2:06.23......10/5/14 ...... at All Florida Invite
10. Taylor Nanfria ......................2:06.23......12/7/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
1-meter Diving (Zone Qualifying: 265)
Anne Kastler ............................ =292.50......1/23/15 ...... at Arizona State
Eleanor Smart ............................ 261.40....11/21/14 ...... at Texas Invite
Sara-Lina Boushakra .................260.48....11/14/14 ...... at Utah
Hayden Tavoda ........................... 251.18......1/23/15 ...... at Arizona State
200-yard Individual Medley (NCAA A: 1:55.35; NCAA B: 2:01.59)
1. Elizabeth Pelton ................. *1:52.93....10/31/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
2. Missy Franklin .................... *1:52.99......10/3/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
3. Celina Li ...............................^1:55.64......10/3/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
4. Rachel Bootsma.................. ^1:57.64......10/3/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
5. Kelly Naze ............................ ^1:58.61......10/3/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
6. Caroline Piehl .....................^1:59.36......10/3/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
7. Alicia Grima..........................^1:59.53......10/3/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
8. Maija Roses......................... ^2:01.00....10/31/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
9. Jasmine Mau .........................2:05.89......10/3/14 ...... at All Florida Invite
10. Marina Garcia ..................... 2:07.46......10/3/14 ...... at All Florida Invite
Platform Diving (Zone Qualifying: 225)
Sara-lina Boushakra ................=231.05....11/22/14 ...... at Texas Invite
Eleanor Smart ......................... =230.35....11/22/14 ...... at Texas Invite
400-yard Individual Medley (NCAA A: 4:05.37; NCAA B: 4:19.39)
1. Celina Li ...............................*4:05.13......10/4/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
2. Kelly Naze ............................ ^4:10.78......10/4/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
3. Alicia Grima ......................... ^4:16.99......10/4/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
4. Elizabeth Pelton ..................^4:18.66......10/4/14 ...... at All Florida Invite
5. Marina Garcia .......................4:20.04....10/23/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
6. Maija Roses........................... 4:21.82......10/4/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
7. Taylor Nanfria ........................4:23.77....10/23/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
8. Caroline Piehl ........................4:28.77 .....11/7/14 ...... vs. Wisconsin
9. Jasmine Mau .........................4:33.96....10/23/14 ...... vs. Oregon State
200-yard Free Relay (NCAA A: 1:29.49; NCAA B: 1:30.17)
Missy Franklin, Rachel Bootsma, Kaylin Bing, Farida Osman
*1:27.51......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
400-yard Free Relay (NCAA A: 3:16.41; NCAA B: 3:18.11)
Missy Franklin, Camille Cheng, Elizabeth Pelton, Farida Osman
*3:11.15......10/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
800-yard Free Relay (NCAA A: 7:07.20; NCAA B: 7:11.28)
Cierra Runge, Camille Cheng, Missy Franklin, Elizabeth Pelton
*6:55.95......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
200-yard Medley Relay (NCAA A: 1:37.84; NCAA B: 1:38.45)
Rachel Bootsma, Marina Garcia, Noemie Thomas, Farida Osman
*1:36.82......12/6/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
400-yard Medley Relay (NCAA A: 3:34.25; NCAA B: 3:35.87)
Elizabeth Pelton, Marina Garcia, Noemie Thomas, Missy Franklin
*3:31.25......12/5/14 ...... at Georgia Invite
3-meter Diving (Zone Qualifying: 280)
Anne Kastler .............................=314.33......1/23/15 ...... at Arizona State
Eleanor Smart ......................... =298.20......1/23/15 ...... at Arizona State
Hayden Tavoda ........................ =286.88......1/23/15 ...... at Arizona State
Sara-Lina Boushakra .................283.43....11/07/14 ...... vs. Wisconsin
* NCAA A Standard
^ NCAA B Standard
= NCAA Zone Qualifying Standard
! Cal School Record
# Cal Pool Record
+ Cal Dual-Meet Record