38 Days, 38 Sports: Women's Swimming & Diving
As a countdown to the start of the 2013-14 athletic schedule, GoPrincetonTigers.com will take a look at each of Princeton's 38 sports. A new post will be added each day Monday through Friday until the first Princeton athletic event on Aug. 31.
Princeton Women's Swimming & Diving • Ten Fast Facts
1) Swimming was one of the original women’s varsity sports introduced at Princeton in the 1971-72
academic year. The first official meet was held Feb. 7, 1972, when Princeton defeated William Paterson 48-28.
2) A Princeton team of six women traveled to AIAW nationals in 1973 and finished third behind only Arizona State and Florida. The six were among the 348 women who participated, and they each made it to at least one final. Cathy Corcione ’74 set two national records in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard freestyle. She, along with teammates Jane Fremon ’75, Barb Franks ’76 and Carol Brown ’75, also won the 200-yard freestyle relay and established another national record in the process.
3) The 800-yard free relay foursome of Diana Caskey ’85, Ann Heusner ’83, Liz Richardson ’84 and Betsy Lind ’85 were the last Princetonians to win a national title. They accomplished that feat at the 1982 AIAW meet.
4) Susan Teeter has won 16 Ivy League championships over her 30-year career, including 11 of the last 14. She won her 200th dual meet last season, as well as her 16th Ivy League championship.
5) Alicia Aemisegger '10 earned 13 NCAA All-America honors during her illustrious career, and she was named the GoPrincetonTigers.com Female Athlete of the Decade. She was the NCAA runner-up twice: the 400 IM (2007), and the 1650 free (2010).
6) The last All-America relay for Princeton was the 800 free relay in 2008, when the quartet of Alicia Aemisegger, Justina DiFazio, Meredith Monroe and Brett Shiflett placed in the Top 16 at the NCAA Championships.
7) Several Princeton divers have earned All-America honors, dating back to Patty Freeman in 1974. Since 2000, diving coach Greg Gunn has guided Erin Lutz '01, Danielle Stramandi '02, Michelle DeMond '07, Katie Giarra '09, and Bryna Tsai '13 to All-America honors.
8) Rising senior Lisa Boyce swept her individual finals at each of the last two Ivy League Championships, and she is a three-time champion in the 100 back. She became Princeton's first All-America in the 100 free since Grace Cornelius (1991).
9) The Princeton Class of 2016 made a huge impact on the program as freshmen last season. Besides helping Princeton win the Ivy League championship, they combined to earn 20 spots on the program's All Time Top 10 list.
10) Since 2000, no Ivy League team has won back-to-back league titles outside of Princeton. During that span, Princeton has won five in a row (2000-04), three in a row (2006-08), two in a row (2010-11) and enters this season as the reigning champion.
Princeton Women's Swimming & Diving • Five To Watch
|Sophomore Sada Stewart was a Top 3 finisher in three Ivy finals, a runner-up in both back events, and an Ivy champion in the 800 free relay.||Senior Rachel Zambrowicz is Princeton's top returning diver. A 6-time finalist, she was the '11 Championships Diver of the Meet.|
July 10 - Baseball
July 11 - Field Hockey
July 12 - Football
July 15 - Women's Tennis
July 16 - Men's Heavyweight Crew
July 17 - Women's Basketball
July 18 - Men's Outdoor Track
July 19 - Women's Open Crew
July 22 - Men's Lacrosse
July 23 - Women's Squash
July 24 - Men's Golf
July 25 - Women's Volleyball
July 26 - Men's Basketball
July 29 - Women's Lacrosse
July 30 - Men's Ice Hockey
July 31 - Women's Swimming & Diving