2002-03 Women's Swimming & Diving Archive
Tigers Win First SCAC Title; Bretscher Named Coach of the Year
DePauw totaled 944.5 points and held off Trinity which finished with 862.5 points to capture its first Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference title at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss.
The Tigers became the first team, male or female, to win every relay at the SCAC Championships. Additionally, each of the victories came in SCAC Championship record times.
The 200 free relay of Denise Vidas, Lauren Rakes, Katie Payne and Megan Davenport finished in 1:38.29, while the 400 medley relay of Katie Reis, Julie Culbertson, Amy Beth Allen and Davenport won in 3:58.65
The Tigers 200 medley relay of Reis, Culbertson, Allen and Payne took first in 1:49.93 and the 400 free relay of Vidas, Rakes, Davenport and Payne won in 3:36.35. All four of those relays were completed in NCAA Provisional qualifying time with the 400 free relay breaking an 18-year old DePauw record by just over two seconds.
DePauw's 800 free relay of Reis, Rakes, Vidas and Davenport won in 7:56.60 and missed an NCAA provisional time by just .01 seconds. That relay also broke an 18-year old school record by over five seconds.
Individually, Davenport broke her own school record in the 200 free in 1:58.32. She also notched a provisional cut in the 50 free in 24.64 seconds. Other provisional times were turned in by Culbertson (100 Breast, 1:08.45; 200 Breast, 2:26.93) and Allen (100 Fly, 59.06; 200 Back, 2:08.26)
Head Coach Mary Bretscher was named the SCAC Coach of the Year.