Jan. 12, 1997
No. 15 Ranked Cal Upsets No. 5 Michigan
BERKELEY, CA -- The No. 15 ranked California women's swimming and diving team (12-0) defeated No. 5 ranked Michigan (4-2) 170-130 Sunday afternoon at Spieker Aquatics Complex.
After Michigan won the meet's first three races, Cal captured 11 of the next 13 events for the victory. Sophomore Elli Overton, from Sydney, Australia, was a triple winner for the Bears, placing first in the 200 IM (2:04.11), and the 100 (56.88) and 200 back (2:03.58). Cal also had outstanding performances from freshman Anya Kolbisen and junior diver Bobbi Hamilton. Kolbisen won the 50 (24.13) and 100 free (52.65). Hamilton placed first in both the one meter (245.25) and three meter (265.65) diving competition. The Bears also won the 800 free relay (7:32.70 Kolbisen, Nicole Omphroy, Waen Minipraphal, Overton), and freshman Waen Minipraphal (200 fly 2:05.29), sophomore Kristin Imwalle (500 free 5:02.34), and freshman Amy Simpson (100 fly 58.06) were individual winners.
Michigan, which placed third at the NCAA Championship last season, was led by senior Jodi Navta, who won the 100 (1:04.64) and 200 breast (2:19.01). The Wolverines also had individual winners in Kerri Hale (1650 free 16:55.69) and Shannon Shakespeare (200 free 1:51.93), and won the 200 medley relay (1:48.27 Melissa Stone, Navta, Shakespeare, Jen Eberwein).
Cal's next competition is Friday, Jan. 24 at Arizona.