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Women's Swimming And Diving Announces 1999-2000 Schedule And Roster

Oct. 7, 1999

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The three-time defending BIG EAST champion Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team has announced its 1999-2000 schedule and roster for the upcoming season.

Led by head coach Bailey Weathers, now in his fifth-year at the helm, the Irish kick off the first of seven home meets with the Notre Dame Relays, Friday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rolfs Aquatic Center. The team then hits the road for a tri-meet with Metro State and Colorado State on October 20, while the divers will continue on a day later at the Colorado State Invitational, October 22-23.

The Irish will play host to its first home dual meet, November 6, when Texas Christian University comes to town. Notre Dame then will travel to Oxford, Ohio, for a dual meet with Miami (OH) and BIG EAST foes Pittsburgh prior to competing at the three-day Minnesota Invitational, Nov. 19-21.

Following the U.S. Open and the Notre Dame Invitational, which are both slated for December 2-4, the Irish head to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands for part of their winter break. The trip to St. Croix will be followed by a home tri-meet against Northwestern and Rice ( Jan. 21) and two separate home dual-meets against swimming powers Illinois (Jan. 22) and Michigan (Jan. 29).

After a more than two-week break, the Irish will look claim their fourth-straight conference title at the BIG EAST championships in Long Island, N.Y., February 17-19.

After the BIG EAST championships, Notre Dame plays host to its final home meet of the year, the Shamrock Classic, February 26-27, followed by the NCAA Zone C diving meet (March 10-11) and the NCAA championships (March 16-18), which will be held in Indianapolis, Ind.

The 1999-2000 Notre Dame men’s swimming and diving squad, led by senior captains Elizabeth Barger and Alison Newell, returns 18 of its 22 monogram-winners from last year’s squad, which went 7-3 overall.

1999-2000 Women’s Swimming and Diving Roster

Name Event Yr. Birthdate Hometown High School
Elizabeth Barger *** (c) Fly/IM Sr. 3-24-78 Littleton, CO Chatfield
Katie Cavandini Free Fr. 1-20-82 South Bend, IN Riley
Brooke Davey * Free So. 6-1-80 Hopewell Junction, NY John Jay
Nicole Davis Back/IM Fr. 3-31-81 Granger, IN Penn
Amy Deger Fly Fr. 2-16-81 Pittsburgh, PA Oakland Catholic
Kelly Hecking * Back/Free So. 3-17-80 Rutherford, NJ Rutherford
Maureen Hillenmeyer * Free/Back So. 12-20-79 Carmel, IN Westfield
Christina Jackson Free Fr. 9-17-81 Oceanside, CA University of San Diego
Jessica Johnstone ** Diving Jr. 1-12-79 Marietta, GA Walton
Gina Ketelhohn *** Diving Sr. 5-16-78 Brown Deer, WI Brown Deer
Nicole Kohrt Free Fr. 12-8-81 Granger, IN Penn
Allison Lloyd * Breast/IM So. 7-5-80 Fort Wayne, IN Canterbury
Meghan Lynch Fly/Free Fr. 8-8-81 Huntsville, AL Virgil I. Grissom
Heather Mattingly * Diving So. 7-8-80 Houston, TX Memorial
Fran McCoppin Diving Jr. 9-8-79 Sierra Madre, CA Sacred Heart
Lindsay Moorhead Free Fr. 1-29-81 Carefree, AZ Cactus Shadows
Alison Newell *** (c) Fly/Free/IM Sr. 1-29-78 Parker, CO Ponderosa
Carrie Nixon ** Free/Fly Jr. 9-20-78 Ouray, CO Montrose
Tiffany O’Brien ** Back/IM Jr. 8-12-79 Redmond, WA Eastlake
Brenda Reilly ** Free Jr. 1-25-79 White Plains, NY School of the Holy Child
Karli Richards Diving Jr. 5-9-79 Chambersburg, PA Mercersburg Academy
Tara Riggs * Free/Fly So. 7-15-80 Mt. Pleasant, SC Wando
Kathleen Rimkus ** Breast/IM Jr. 12-24-78 Chantilly, VA Paul VI
Rhiana Saunders ** Diving Sr. 3-7-78 The Woodlands, TX McCullough
Laura Shepard *** Free/Fly Sr. 2-27-78 Pound Ridge, NY Staples
Shannon Suddarth *** Breast/IM Sr. 6-9-78 Topeka, KS Hayden
Kristen Van Saun ** Free/IM Jr. 10-5-79 Lawrence, KS Lawrence
Allison Vendt ** Back/Free Jr. 9-11-79 North Easton, MA Peddie School
Liane Watkins Free Fr. 10-16-80 Austin, TX Westlake
Kerry White Breast Fr. 8-21-80 Dowerglen, South Africa St. Andrews

* denotes monograms earned
c denotes captains

Head Coach: Bailey Weathers (Indiana, ’82)
Diving Coach: Caiming Xie (Beijing Institute of Physical Education, ’85)
Assistant Coach: Kristin Heath (Notre Dame, ’94)
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Maureen McFall (Colorado ’93)
Student Manager: Nina Stephan (Notre Dame, ’00)
Student Assistants: Joni Payne (Notre Dame ’01), Kimberly Ricks (Notre Dame ’00)

1999-2000 Women’s Swimming and Diving Schedule

Fri. 8 Notre Dame Relays 6:30 p.m.
Wed. 20 at Metro State/vs. Colorado State 6:00 p.m.
Fri. 22 at Colordao State (Divers Only) 11/6:00 p.m.
Sat. 23 at Colorado State (Divers Only) 11/6:00 p.m.
Sat. 6 TCU 1:00 p.m.
Fri. 12 at Miami (OH)/vs. Pittsburgh 6:00 p.m.
Fri. 19 at Minnesota Invitational 11 a.m./6:00 p.m.
Sat. 20 at Minnesota Invitaitonal 11 a.m./6:00 p.m.
Sun. 21 at Minnesota Invitational 11 a.m./6:00 p.m.
Thur.-Sat. 2-4 at U.S. Open (San Antonio, Texas) TBA
Thur.-Sat. 2-4 Notre Dame Invitaitonal 10 a.m. /6:30 p.m.
Mon. 10 at St. Croix Invitational 4:00 p.m.
(St. Croix, Virgin Islands)
Fri. 21 Northwestern/Rice 5:30 p.m.
Sat. 22 Illinois 5:00 p.m.
Sat. 29 Michigan 6:00 p.m.
Thur.-Sun. 17-19 at BIG EAST Championships 10 a.m./6:00 p.m.
(Long Island, NY)
Sat.-Sun. 26-27 Shamrock Classic 11 a.m./7:00 p.m.
Shamrock Classic 10 a.m./6:00 p.m
Fri.-Sat. 10-11 at NCAA Zone Classic TBA
(Minneapolis, MN)
Thur.-Sat. 16-18 at NCAA Championships 12 p.m./7:00 p.m.
(IUPUI Natatorium)

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