Sept. 15, 2006
Stanford, Calif. - Two members of the Cardinal synchronized swimming team will represent the U.S. this weekend at the 2006 FINA Synchronized Swimming World Cup in Yokohama, Japan. Stanford's Poppy Carlig and Elizabeth-Anne Markman will compete in the team event with the U.S. National Team. The event runs September 14-17 and features top international swimmers. The team competition will debut on Sept.17. It can be viewed on same-day delay via www.WCSN.com at 1:00 p.m. PT.
The U.S. has had much success in the competition, claiming six of 10 World Cup titles. More than half a dozen Stanford synchro athletes have competed in World Cup Championships over the last 10 years.
In addition to Carlig and Markman, the U.S. National Team I consists of Brooke Abel (Fallbrook, Calif.), Janet Culp (Littleton, Colo.), Kate Hooven (Pleasanton, Calif.), Christina Jones (Fremont, Calif.), Becky Kim (Walnut Creek, Calif.), Barbara Nesbitt (Riverside, Calif.), Andrea Nott (San Jose, Calif.), Annabelle Orme (Walnut Creek, Calif.), Jillian Penner (Seattle, Wash.) and Kim Probst (Troy, N.Y.).
Markman, a senior from Pacific Palisades, Calif., is a three-time All-American who helped the Cardinal to a second-straight Collegiate National Championship last season. Carlig, a junior, was also a member of both Stanford championship teams and is a two-time All-American. The Stanford team begins its quest for a third-straight national title in January. This season, Markman and Carlig will vie for positions on the 2008 US Olympic team. Trials are scheduled for Dec. 10-12, 2006 with final selections in April of 2007.