Seniors Set For Final Home Meet And Fresno State

San Jose, Calif. - Five seniors, Rudie Guerrero, Julia Koch, Ashley Krisman, Caitlin Macky and Julie Wynn, will swim in their final home meet on Saturday, February 5, as they face WAC-rival Fresno State at 12 p.m. in The Aquatics Center on the campus of San Jose State University.
 
The Spartans enter the dual riding a seven-meet win streak and have an overall record of 7-1. This will be SJSU's second dual against a WAC opponent.  Earlier this season San Jose State defeated Nevada (99-68). The Bulldogs are 4-5 overall and have dropped their two previous conference duals to Nevada (157-143) and Idaho (182-118).
 
Spartan Notes:  This will be the sixth meeting between these two squads in the last three years.  San Jose State holds a 5-0 edge since Fresno State reinstated its program in the 2008-09 academic year.
 
Last week SJSU took down Cal State Bakersfield (173-105) to open its home schedule.  Divers Amy Kilby and Jessica Holden let the team.  Kilby qualified for the 2011 NCAA Zone Diving Championship while Holden set a school record in the 3-meter's with 292.27 points.  Holden eclipsed the previous record (209.70) which she set earlier this season.  Kilby's 281.10 on the 3-meter board was a career-high and bettered her previous high this season by more than 58 points.
 
Overall 11 Spartans set individual season-best times and SJSU swimmers tied a season-high with 11 individual race wins against Cal State Bakersfield. 
 
Head coach Sage Hopkins earned his 51 dual meet win and now has an overall record of 51-22-1.
 
Farewell To Five:  Seniors Rudie Guerrero, Julia Koch, Ashley Krisman, Caitlin Macky and Julie Wynn, will swim in their final home meet on Saturday.
 
A three-year letterwinner,  Guerrero has recorded five times that are among the top-10 on the Spartans all-time list.  She owns the fourth-best times in the 50 backstroke, the 100 backstroke and the 100 butterfly.  In addition, swimming the 200 and 400 medley relays, she has been part of five of the 10-fastest times ever recorded at San Jose State. She earned All-WAC honors in 2009 by virtue of her 100 Fly (55.58) time which still is among the top-five in school history.  
 
Koch has earned a letter in each of the three previous seasons.  Earlier this year she was a member of the school-record 800 freestyle relay team.  She is also has an all-time top-10 time in the 400 freestyle relay.  She owns the third fastest 500 freestyle and the sixth fastest 200 freestyle times in SJSU history.  Koch has earned All-WAC honors three times in her career and was a conference champion in the 400 freestyle relay in the 2007-08 season.
 
Krisman is a three-year letterwinner and owns the 10th quickest 1650 freestyle time in SJSU history.  After the 2007-08 season she was honored as the team Most Improved swimmer and this season established career bests in the 500 freestyle (5:09.48) and the 1000 freestyle (10:43.04).  Swimming leadoff for the 100 freestyle relay at the George Haines Invitational, Krisman helped produce the third fastest time of the season.
 
Macky is a three-time Academic All-WAC and San Jose State Scholar-Athlete.  She is a nine-time second-team All-WAC honoree and her name appears five times in the schools individual top-10 swims.  She owns the second fastest 50 breaststroke and the third quickest 100 and 200 breaststroke times.  Her 200 medley relay at last year's WAC Championship is the second fastest time in school history.  She has also been on the third and fifth fastest 200 medley relays among SJSU swimmers.  Macky is a three time letterwinner.
 
Wynn was an Academic All-WAC honoree for the 2007-08 year and twice earned San Jose State Scholar-Athlete status.  Among her all-time career marks, she was a member of the 10th fastest 200 freestyle relay team in SJSU history.  She has also been part of five dual-meet relay wins for the Spartans.  This season she produced her career bests in the 50 free (24.78) and the 100 back (1:03.73). Wynn is a three time letterwinner.
 
Bulldog Notes:  The last time out, at the 2011 Valley Invitational, Fresno State finished in second place among three teams.  Brittney Vogel and Dani Yoho broke meet records and Hannah Prigge won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving competitions.  Michelle Dockendorf set a 2012 Olympic Trial Standard in the 200 meter breast (2:34.44) at the Southern California Junior Olympics earlier this season.  The Bulldogs are led by third-year head coach Jeanne Fleck.
 
Up Next:  This will be the final test for the Spartans before the WAC Championships in San Antonio, Texas on February 21-26.