Feb. 6, 2007
Freshman Elaine Breeden (Lexington, KY/Trinity Christian Academy) of the Stanford women's swim team was selected as the Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 4.
Breeden swept the 100 and 200 fly to help lead top-ranked Stanford to a thrilling 153-147 victory at No. 3 California and complete the team's first unbeaten dual meet season since 2001-02. The Cardinal will head into postseason action with a 10-0 overall record and 6-0 Pac-10 mark. Breeden recorded the nation's top time this season in her 200 win (1:53.23) and the country's second-best mark in the 100 victory (51.70). She also nearly broke school records in both of the events, missing Shelly Ripple's 200 standard by a mere three-hundredths of a second and Misty Hyman's 100 mark by just 0.36. She is now the No. 2 all-time performer at Stanford in the 200 and ranks No. 3 in the 100. She also broke Spieker Aquatics Complex pool records previously held by California's Natalie Coughlin and defeated 2004 Olympic gold medalist in both events.
This is Breeden's first Stanford/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor. Breeden and the rest of the Cardinal women's swimming squad return to action on February 14 at the Pac-10 Swimming Championships in Long Beach, Calif.