The Spartan Splash: Blog 12 - Tarolyn Robertson

Tarolyn Robertson is one of four fourth-year seniors and three captains on the 2008-09 San Jose State University women’s swimming and diving roster. The native of Santee, Calif., excels in the butterfly stroke, the 100 fly in particular, ranking seventh all-time at San Jose State in the event, while also swimming sprint freestyle. She is a five-time All-Western Athletic Conference performer and earned a pair of gold medals at the 2008 WAC Championship as the anchor of the first-place 200 and 400 freestyle relays, to go alongside two bronze medals for third-place efforts as the butterfly leg in the 200 and 400 medley relays. Tarolyn is a part of two school-record relays.

San Jose State is now 15-1 and on a 15-meet winning streak, heading into its regular-season finale this Saturday, February 7, against Western Athletic Conference foe Fresno State on Senior Day. The action is slated to get under way at approximately 12:00 p.m. at The Aquatics Center on campus, following special introductions for Tarolyn and senior teammates Beste Erener, Lauren Mar and Katey Nelson.

Blog Entry #12 (Thursday, February 5)
Senior Tri-Captain Tarolyn Robertson


With last week’s defeat of Nevada, our team added yet another thrilling win to our record. Is this a practically perfect season for the Spartans? That is still to be determined. We have one dual meet remaining this Saturday against WAC rival Fresno State. And finally, to finish our season, we will be heading to San Antonio, Texas, for the WAC Championship. While we’ll be taking our record down south with us, our season will solely depend on our performances at the championship. Along with our record, we will be taking the confidence we have in ourselves and our teammates. I have no doubt in my mind Spartan Swimming and Diving will finish this season in record-breaking fashion. We have already set records. We have already built a record that is incomparable to past years. We have a lot to be proud of.

This team has made tremendous strides in the four years I’ve been a Spartan. This year, we defeated Nevada on three separate occasions. This is the first time we’ve defeated Nevada since 1985. Also, we defeated UC Davis for the first time in four years. Not only have we proven ourselves once, but multiple times. Our team is out to make a statement, and I believe we’ve done just that.

While I think about our last home meet of the season, I have mixed emotions. It will be my last appearance competing at the Aquatics Center along with three other seniors. These past four years have been absolutely amazing. While I’m sad my swimming career is coming to an end, I couldn’t be happier to end it on such a positive note. It’s not just the wins that have made this season so amazing. It’s the team. I’ve never been part of a team that is so supportive. Not only are we teammates and friends, but we’re a family. I would like to thank my teammates for making this the best season in Spartan swimming and diving history. This team is unforgettable.

To Beste, Katey and Lauren: Congratulations on completing four years of Spartan Swimming. You all are amazing individuals and have accomplished so much as student-athletes. Let’s finish up our careers and go out with a bang.

I hope our loyal fans and supporters are able to watch Spartan Swimming and Diving compete one last time at the Aquatics Center as this season is one for the record books.


2008-09 Spartan Swimming & Diving Blog Entries
September 26 - Tarolyn Robertson, Senior
September 26 - Heather Denman, Freshman
September 30 - Megan Mills, Freshman
October 7 - Katey Nelson, Senior
October 15 - Meghan McCurley, Sophomore
October 30 - Lauren Mar, Senior
November 5 - Amy Friedhoff, Freshman
December 2 - Erin Garcia, Junior

January 9 - Macky-Ladd, Sophomores

January 15 - Macky-Ladd, Sophomores

January 22 - Amy Friedhoff, Freshman

January 28 - Megan Mills, Freshman

February 5 - Tarolyn Robertson, Senior