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Jessica Cotton
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Jessica Cotton 1462839
Position: IM/Freestyle
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Stockton, Calif.
High School: Lincoln HS

California: The Bears' top 1650-yard freestyle swimmer last season.

National/International success
• 2006 Janet Evans Invitational: 17th in 200-meter individual medley (2:23.10)
• 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials: 47th in 800-yard freestyle (9:10.19)

Cal Success
• 2006 Pac-10 Championships: 23rd in 1650-yard free (17:34.06), 10th in 400 IM (4:23.28)
• Earned All-Academic Pac-10 honors in 2006
• 2005 Pac-10 Championships: 21st in 1650-yard free (17:29.52)

• Undeclared major, interested in political science
• Parents are Amy and Dan Cotton
• Has two uncles and an aunt who attended Cal
• Born on Oct. 26, 1986, in Stockton, Calif.

Why I Chose Cal
"I grew up in a family full of Cal grads, and from a young age it was always my dream to attend Cal. Once I visited and realized what a great fit Berkeley was for me, the decision was easy. I felt that it was the best combination of academics and athletics that any school could offer."

Best Cal Times (in yards)
• 1000 free 10:17.31 (2005 vs. USC)
• 1650 free 17:07.61 (2004 Georgia Invitational)
• 200 IM 2:10.42 (2006 vs. USC)
• 400 IM 4:23.28 (2006 Pac-10 Championships)
• 500 free 4:58.02 (2005 Georgia Invitational)

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