Jan. 17, 2008
The Sun Devil men women's swimming and diving teams head to the Midwest to compete against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Sun Devil women are currently ranked 17th while the Gopher men are 10th and the women ninth.
Recap of Last Week:
The Sun Devil men placed third at the Dallas Morning News Classic. Billy Sweeney won the three meter with an NCAA qualifying 327.90. Sweeney also placed second in the one meter. CJ Nuess was runner-up in the 400 IM with a B cut time of 3:53.98.
Nuess and Andrew Named Pac-10 Swimmers of the Month
Swimmers Caitlin Andrew and CJ Nuess were named Pac-10 Swimmers of the Month for the month of December. Both were awarded the monthly honor for their record-shattering performances at the Texas Invitational. This is the second monthly honor for both Andrew and Nuess.
Benedetti Earns Second Pac-10 Diver of the Month of the Year
Diver Micky Benedetti earned his second Pac-10 Diver of the month of the year and his fourth all time for his performance at the Ohio State Invitational. He won his second-consecutive one-meter title at the invitational.
Fastest in the Nation:
With their NCAA automatic qualifying times and ASU record-setting marks, CJ Nuess and the women's 200 free relay team of Caitlin Andrew, Jen Beckberger, Jess Perazzo and Lindsey Brown currently hold the nation's top collegiate times this season. CJ Nuess won the 400 IM at the Texas Invite with a time of 3:44.51. The women's 200 free relay upset last year's NCAA Champions, Arizona, to win the event with the nation's fastest time of 1:29.87.
Rewriting the Record Books:
This season, the Sun Devils have completely altered ASU's all-time lists. Four school records have been broken. The relay team of Andrew, Beckberger, Perazzo and Brown set two new school records in the 200 free relay (1:29.87) and 400 free relay (3:15.96). After clocking in a time of 1:56.77, Andrew also set a new standard for ASU in the 200 back. Andrew also currently holds ASU's records in the 50 free (22.39), 100 free (48.50), 100 back (53.68) and 100 fly (52.02). Nuess broke the 400 IM record. The new bar is now set at 3:44.51.
Changes in the Record Books:
Women: Caitlin Andrew (first in 200 back, 1:56.77), Ashton Aubry (third in 100 fly, 53.42; third in 200 fly, 1:59.96), Jen Beckberger (second in 50 free, 22.64; third in 100 free, 49.25; third in 200 free; 1:47.58), Lindsey Brown (10th in 50 free, 23.34; eighth in 100 free, 50.38), Ashley Evans (fourth in 200 IM, 2:00.95), Jamie Martinez (eighth in 100 back, 56.25; 10th in 100 fly, 55.57), Jess Perazzo (fourth in 50 free, 22.74; second in 100 free, 49.01)
Ante Cvitkovic (seventh in 100 back, 48.69; fifth in 200 back, 1:46.09), John Dwelley (sixth in 100 fly, 47.97) CJ Nuess (seventh in 500 free, 4:20.81; third in 1650 free, 15:01.63; second in 200 breast, 1:58.93; eighth in 200 fly, 1:47.79; fourth in 200 IM, 1:47.63; first in 400 IM, 3:44.51)
Women's Relay Teams:
200 Free Relay (Andrew, Beckberger, Brown, Perazzo), first, 1:29.87; 400 free relay (Andrew, Beckberger, Brown, Perazzo), first, 3:15.96; 200 medley (Beckberger, Sara McDaniel, Andrew, Perazzo) fifth, 1:41.06