Jan. 31, 2011
BERKELEY - California sophomore Tom Shields, who was instrumental in the No. 1-ranked Golden Bears upending Arizona, 174.5-123.5, back on Jan. 22 in Tucson, was interviewed by Swimming World on its Jan. 31 The Morning Show Shields' Interview on The Morning Show to talk about his accomplishments and the prospects of this year's Cal team.
The 2010 NCAA champion in the 100 fly as a freshman, Shields captured the 200 free (1:37.57), the 200 fly (1:49.57) and the 100 fly (47.85) against Arizona. He also swam the anchor leg of the Bears' 400 free relay with seniors Nathan Adrian, Graeme Moore and Josh Daniels that won with a mark of 2:56.27.
Shields was selected the 2010 Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year after helping propel Cal to a national runner-up finish. Besides winning the NCAA 100 fly in a school-record time of 44.91, he was the national runner-up in the 200 fly with a school record 1:41.52. Shields also made an impact on the relays, helping the Bears' 400 free relay win the national title with a time of 2:48.78 and the 400 medley relay take first with a mark of 3:02.83.
Cal men's swimming and diving team's next competition will be Friday, Feb. 4 when it hosts USC at 5 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Complex. The Bears then host Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. at Spieker Aquatics.