CALIFORNIA: A senior breaststroker/IMer...only the second Cal woman swimmer to earn a gold medal in the Olympic Games, swimming in the prelims for the United States' 400m medley relay team in Sydney in 2000...qualified for the Olympics after placing second in the 100m breaststroke (1:07.79) at the Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, IN.
JUNIOR in 2001-02: Was part of the school record setting 200 (1:37.88) and 400 medley relays (3:32.55)...helped the relay teams to national runner-up finishes at the NCAA Championships...placed fourth in the 100 breast (1:00.40) and 200 freestyle relay (1:30.13) and fifth in the 400 free relay (3:17.52) at the NCAA meet...helped the 200 free relay (1:30.47) and 200 medley relay (1:39.20) teams to championships titles and meet records at the Pac-10 Championships...notched three fourth-place finishes at the conference championships in the 100 breast (1:01.21), 200 breast (2:12.03) and 400 free relay (3:20.86)...owned Cal's best times of the season in the 100 breast (1:00.40) and 200 breast (2:11.98)...also had the Bears' second-best times in the 200 individual medley (2:02.40)...earned first team Pac-10 All-Academic honors...holds Cal records in the 100 (1:00.31) and 200 (2:11.34) breast and the Bears' all-time sixth-best time in the 200 IM (2:00.42)...earned her third consecutive Golden Bear award for dedication, perseverance and team spirit.
SOPHOMORE in 2000-01: Earned All-America honors as a member of the Bears' 200 and 400 medley relays that placed second at the NCAA Championships...was named Pac-10 All-Academic and was the recipient of the team's Golden Bear Award for the second year in a row...competed for the United States at the 2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia.
FRESHMAN in 1999-2000: Placed second in the 100m breast (1:06.79, 50m split of 31.24 was then an American record) and third in the 200m breast (2:25.02) at the NCAA Championship...was also a member of the Bears NCAA champion and world best 200 medley relay (1:49.23) and Cal's 400 medley relay which placed third at the NCAA meet...was the Pac-10 individual champion in the 100 breast (1:00.31) and was a member of Cal's Pac-10 record breaking 200 (1:39.27) and 400 medley relays (3:35.71)...placed second at the Pac-10 meet in the 200 breast (2:11.34).
HIGH SCHOOL: A 1999 graduate of Carlsbad High School...was a four-time All-CIF Southern Section, as well as a four-time CIF record holder and champion in the 100 breast...had the nation's top high school time in the 100 breast (1:01.50) as a junior...won a gold medal in the 100m breast in the summer of 1999 at the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada...was a member of the USA national team at the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York, placing second in the 100m breast and was on the gold medal winning 400 medley relay (breaststroke leg)...was a two-time (1997-98) high school Scholastic All-American.
PERSONAL: Majoring in American studies with an emphasis in sports sociology...sister, Alisha, was a member of the Iowa swim team...parents are Dane and Judy Stitts of Leucadia, CA...born 9/12/81 in Columbus, OH.
Best Cal Times 100 breast 1:00.31 2000 Pac-10 Championships 200 breast 2:11.34 2000 Pac-10 Championships 200 IM 2:00.42 2000 Pac-10 Championships