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2006 Women's Swimming & Diving Roster

Stephanie Cota

Dist. Free

CLASS
SO
Hometown
Granite Bay, Calif. (San Jauquin)
Experience
1L
School
Four-time All-SEC

Four-time All-SEC

 

Career Best Times

(Yards)

500 Free - 4:49.05             (2007 SEC Championships)

1,000 Free - 9:53.05           (Georgia, 10/26/06)

1,650 Free - 16:28.21         (2007 NCAA Championships)

200 Back - 1:59.36             (2006 SEC Championships)

200 Fly - 2:00.62               (2007 NCAA Championships)

200 IM - 2:07.46                (LSU, 11/9/06)

400 IM - 4:22.32                (Minnesota, 10/27/06)

 

(Long Course Meters)

200 Free - 2:03.11p            (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)

400 Free - 4:13.51p            (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)

200 Back - 2:28.56             (2006 U.S. Open)

100 Fly - 1:00.70p              (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)

200 Fly - 2:11.91               (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)

400 IM - 4:48.05                (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)

 

UF All-Time Rankings:

Tied for fourth in the 100-meter butterfly (1:00.70) … Fifth in the 400-meter free (4:13.51) … Fifth in the 400-meter IM (4:48.05) … Fourth in the 200-meter fly (2:11.91).

 

National/International Competition

Named to the United States team for the 2007 World University Games … Placed fifth in the 400-meter free at the 2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals with a time of 4:14.07 … Recorded a time of 4:13.51 in prelims, vaulting her to fifth in school history in the event … Finished ninth in the 400 IM, and her time of 4:48.05 stands as the fifth-best time in UF’s record book … Posted a sixth-place finish in the A-Final of the 200-meter fly with a time of 2:11.91, marking the fourth-best time in school history … Also placed 16th in the 100-meter fly  (1:01.35) … Her time of 1:00.70 in the prelims at the national meet tied her for fourth in Florida’s record books … Clocked in at 2:03.11 in the 200-meter free at the national meet to finish 34th.

 

At Florida:

2006-07: Competed in the 500 free (4:53.65), 1,650 free (16:28.21) and 200 fly (2:00.62) at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis (3/8-10) … Won the 500 free and the 1,650 free at the Georgia Last Chance Meet (2/17-18) with an NCAA provisional times of 4:49.34 and 16:29.28, respectively … Earned three all-conference honors at the SEC Championships in Lexington, Ky. (2/7-10) … Took sixth in the 200 fly with a mark of 2:02.02 … Also finished 12th in the 500 free with a career-best time of 4:49.05, as well as 13th in the 400 IM (4:23.92) … Placed third in the 200 fly (2:05.10) and seventh in the 500 free (5:09.11) against FAU (1/27) … Finished third in the 1,000 free (10:09.79) and fifth in the 200 fly (2:06.18) in the victory over Tennessee (1/26) … Paced the field in the 1,000 free (10:01.09) versus Indian River CC (1/13) … Placed third in the 200 fly (2:04.16) and exhibitioned the 400 IM (4:31.57) in the win over Virginia (1/12) … Competed in the 200-meter free (2:10.69), 400-meter free (4:28.69), 200-meter back (2:28.56), 200-meter fly (2:21.33) and 400-meter IM (5:12.61) at the U.S. Open in West Lafayette, Ind. (11/30-12/2) … Raced to the win in the 1,000 free (9:55.25), took second in the 500 free (4:53.05) and placed seventh in the 200 fly (2:04.68) versus Florida State (11/21) … Touched first in the 200 fly with an NCAA provisional-qualifying time of 2:01.12, and also finished third in the 200 IM (2:07.46), against LSU (11/9) … Won the 200 fly with an NCAA B time of 2:00.67 versus Minnesota (10/27) … Also swam exhibition in the 400 IM (4:22.32) versus the Golden Gophers … Earned runner-up honors in the 1,000 free against Georgia (10/26) with a career-best time of 9:53.05 … Also placed third in the 200 fly with an NCAA provisional time of 2:02.32 in the win over the Bulldogs … Finished second in the 200 fly (2:02.04) and third in the 1,000 free (9:59.96) against Michigan (10/14).

 

2005-06: One of three Gator freshmen to compete for Florida at the NCAA Championships … Earned one All-SEC honor in the 1,650 free … Honored as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Posted four NCAA provisional times throughout the year … Recorded one event win during the season … Held the top time of the season by a Gator in the 1,650 freestyle, and recorded the fourth-fastest time of the season in the 500 free, as well as the third-best in the 200 back … Swam in the 500 free, 1,650 free and 200 back events at the NCAA Championships (3/16-18) … Notched one top-five finish and one top-10 mark at the SEC Championships … Finished fourth in the 1,650 free at SEC’s (2/15-18) in a provisional time of 16:29.28 … Claimed eighth in the 200 back at the SEC meet with an NCAA ‘B’ time of 1:59.36 … Posted an 11th-place effort in the 500 free at SEC’s with a provisional time of 4:50.27 … Touched the wall first in the 200 back against Indian River (2/4) with a time of 2:02.33.

 

High School:

Attended San Jauquin High School in Sacramento, Calif., where she holds the record in 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free and 800-meter free … Honored as a High School All-American “A” team member for the 500 free.

 

Club: Member of the Sierra Marlins swim team, coached by Jeff Pearson … 2002 Junior National Champion in the 500 free, 1,000 free and 1,650 free … Junior National record holder in the 500 free (4:45.80) and 1,650 free (16:21.57) … National Qualifier in the 200 fly, 500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free, 400-meter free, 1,500-meter free … Earned a fourth-place finish in the 800 free (SCM) at the 2001 U.S. Open … Held a world ranking 800 free (SCM).

 

Personal: Born Stephanie Cota on July 26, 1987, in Woodland, Calif. … Daughter of Dennis and Rebecca Cota … Has two siblings, Brian (22) and Andrew (16) … Chose Florida for its academics, swim program and coaches … Also considered Auburn, Virginia and UCLA … Majoring in engineering sciences.

 

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