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Cal Trio Nabs Academic Kudos
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  09/29/2010

Sept. 29, 2010

BERKELEY - California freshmen Melissa Bates, Deborah Roth and Mikkel-Ane Stipe garnered spots on USA Swimming's 2009-10 Scholastic All-America Teams, swimming's national governing body announced on Sept. 24.

The annual scholastic All-America team is made up of high school student-athletes who have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and who have achieved the required time standard in a single event. To be eligible for this recognition, swimmers must have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade and must be a USA Swimming member athlete.

Bates, a product of Tustin, Calif., matriculated at Mater Dei High School; Roth, a Corte Madera, Calif., native, attended Redwood High School; and Stipe, from Oceanside, Calif., went to La Costa Canyon High School.

At the Cal Poly Queen of the Pool competition on Sept. 24, Bates finished second with a combined time of 4:49.33. Bates won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:03.30 at the meet in San Luis Obispo, Calif. She also swam on the winning 200-yard medley relay (1:44.07) in Cal's season-opening dual-meet victory (170-125) over Nevada on Sept. 17 in Reno.

Also in Reno, Roth swam on Cal's second-place 200-yard medley relay and took third in the 50 free (24.64) and fourth in the 500 free (5:19.34). Stipe was fourth in the 100 backstroke (58.96) and fifth in the 100 free (54.03) in the opener.

The Bears (1-0) are back in action in the Oct. 15 Stanford Invitational. Cal opens up the home schedule on Oct. 16, when they host Texas at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

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