Student-athlete profile – Ryan Larson, Chaffey swimming

RYAN LARSON

Chaffey College

Swimming

The lowdown: The sophomore earned eight All-American honors last season for the Panthers. He placed second in the state in the 400 IM (4:06.4) and fourth in both the 200 IM (1:54.9) and the 200 back (1:56.3). Those times earned him national rankings of fourth in the 400 IM, sixth in the 200 IM and seventh in the 200 back. He was also 11th in the 100 back which came on the first leg of a relay. He also earned All-American honors as part of the 400 and 800 free relays and the 200 and 400 medley relays in which he swam the butterfly leg.

Age: 19

Hometown: Alta Loma

High school: Alta Loma High School, 2006

Major: Undecided

Most memorable sports moment: Winning the 400 freestyle relay at the CIF Championships my senior year.

Most embarrassing sports moment: The first race I ever swam I was too scared to dive into the pool and my coach ended up pushing me in.

Person most influential in your athletic success: My parents

Last good book you read: Harry Potter

Favorite movie: Transformers

Celebrity you most want to meet: None, theyre all stuck up. They should want to meet me.

Whats in your CD player/iPod: A mix

Favorite vacation spot: The beach

Favorite food: All types

Best advice anyone has given you: Just keep swimming.

Pre-game ritual or superstition: I try to sit by myself

Other hobbies: Skateboarding

What do you want to be doing in five years?: Be finishing school or starting my career.

Compiled by Michelle Gardner

Student-athlete profile – Gwen Kremer, CMS swimming

GWEN KREMER

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Swimming

The lowdown: The senior backstroke specialist got off to a slow start because of sickness but has been a key to the Athenas success in the last four years. Won the 200 individual medley (2:19.55) in a recent dual meet against Whittier. Took third in the 200 back (2:17.01) in a dual meet with Division I Loyola Marymount. Is in her fourth year in the program, her best season being a sophomore year in which she earned all-conference honors in the 200 back and as part of the 200 medley relay.

Age: 21

Hometown: San Diego

High school: Rancho Bernardo High School, 2004

Major: Economics

Most memorable moment: Breaking a minute in the 100 backstroke.

Most embarrassing sports moment: My goggles fell off in a 200 backstroke race in college.

Role model: Jesus Christ

Person most influential in your athletic success: Steve Marksbury (cub swimming coach)

Last good book you read: Perelandra

Favorite movie: Remember the Titans

Cant miss television shows: Law and Order: CI

Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii

Favorite food: Sweet potatoes

Best advice anyone has given you: Speed  in the butterfly is distance over the water.

Pre-game ritual or superstition: A long warm-up

Whats in your CD player/iPOD? Jars of Clay

Other hobbies: Sewing

What do you want to be doing in five years?: Working on public policy research in Washington.

 

 

THOMAS STOUGHTON

University of Redlands

Swimming

The lowdown: The senior team captain is the Bulldogs top breastroker and individual medley swimmer. Won the 400 IM (4:25.36) and the 100 breaststroke (1:03.95) in the teams most recent meet against Cal Lutheran and won the 200 breast (2:20.39) and the 200 IM (2:01.39) in the previous meet against Occidental. Has been part of SCIAC championship teams all three years this far. Placed second in the 200 breast and third in the 100 breast at last years SCIAC championship and also contributed on three relays. Carries a 3.64 GPA and is a presidental scholarship recipient and member of the deans list.

Age: 22

Hometown: Glendora

High school: Damian High School, 2004

Major: Environmental studies

Favorite athlete: Scott Niedermayer

Favorite team: Anaheim Ducks

Role model: My dad

Cant miss TV show: American Gladiators

Most embarrassing moment: I got disqualified in a club meet for a flip turn during the transition from back to

breaststroke.

Most memorable sports moment: Senior year at Damien I was ninth in the Division I CIF finals in the 200 IM and

the 100 breaststroke.

Person most influential in your athletic success: My high school and college coaches.

Celebrity you most want to meet: Michael Phelps

Favorite food: Sushi/Japanese

Favorite movie: Top Gun

Last good book you read: Fast Food Nation

Other hobbies: Fly fishing, surfing, hiking

Favorite vacation spot: Maui (staying with my grandpa)

Whats in your CD player/iPOD: Sparta

Best advice anyone has given you: Life it what you make it.

What do you want to be doing in five years?: Working in the field of botany somehere on the West coast.

Student-athlete profile – Carley Naddy, Redlands swimming

CARLEY NADDY
University of Redlands
Swimming

The lowdown: The 5-foot-8 senior excelled in the freestyle
events last year as a junior, contributing to a second-place team
finish in the SCIAC. Helped establish school records in the 200 free
relay (1:37.22), 400 free relay (3:32.19) and 800 free relay
(7:48.37). Was third in the 50 free (24.58) at the SCIAC and competed
in the NCAA National meet on four different relays. Helped the
Bulldogs to a No. 9 national ranking as a sophomore and set
a SCIAC record in winning the 50 free (23.83) and later placed 16th
at the national meet in that event.
Age: 21
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
High school: San Ramon Valley High School, 2004
Major: Business and psychology
Favorite team: Oakland Raiders
Favorite athlete: Natalie Coughlin
Favorite food: Mexican
Cant miss TV show: Greys Anatomy
Role model: My grandpa
Most memorable sports moment: Setting the SCIAC and school record in
the 50 free at the SCIAC meet in 2006.
Last good book you read: At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks
Celebrity you most want to meet: Patrick Dempsey
Whats in your CD player/iPod: Country (Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw).
Favorite movie: The Wizard of Oz
Favorite vacation spot: Cannon Beach, Ore.
Best advice anyone has given you: You can race and win from any lane
(my mom).
Pre-game ritual or superstition: Rubbing my hands on the block and
dring the block off with a towel.
Other hobbies: Photpography and scrapbooking
What do you want to be doing in five years: Be settled in my career
and hopefully traveling.

Student-athlete profile – Monica Emanuel, CMS swimming

MONICA EMANUEL
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Swimming

The lowdown: The talented senior is a three-time SCIAC champion in
1-meter diving, recording a score of 342.20 in the finals as a junior
in helping the Athenas to the team title. Has finished first in that
event in the last most recent two meets this seasons with a score of
214.75 in a dual meet against Caltech and a 225.45 in a win over
Occidental. Has helped the Athenas to a No. 11 national ranking.
Age: 21
Hometown: Walnut Creek
High school: College Park High School, 2004
Major: Neuroscience
Favorite athlete: Kristian Ipsen (Decorated junior national diver).
Favorite team: Oakland As
Cant miss TV show: House
Favorite food: Stir fry
Role model: Eric Sargent (my physical therapist)
Most memorable sports moment: Winning the 1-meter diving at the SCIAC
meet by 0.6 points in 2006 when I was having really bad back problems.
Most embarrassing moment: Hitting my head on the diving board in 2002
and getting carried off the pool deck on a stretcher. I ended up
getting eight stitches and breaking my nose.
Person most influential in your athletic success: My older brother
Mark who also dove for CMS.
Last good book you read: Stumbling Upon Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
Favorite movie: A River Runs Through it.
Favorite vacation spot: Alaska
Whats in your CD player/iPod: Continuum by John Mayer
Celebrity you most want to meet: Lance Armstrong
Best advice anyone has given you: When you get frustrated or feel
like everything is caving in on you, just go outside, take a deep
breath, and say to yourself its going to be alright.
Pre-game ritual or superstition: I have to make sure my hands arent
too wet or too dry. so I wipe them on my swimsuit and my legs. I also
talk to myself while Im on the diving board reminding myself of
things I have to remember to do in the dive.
Other hobbies: weightlifting, working as an athletic trainer
What do you want to be doing in five years: I would like to be
working as a physicians assistant for a neurosurgeon or an
orthopedic surgeon.
- Compiled by Michelle Gardner