Despite finish, several individuals shine in four-day event
CSU expects to carry strong dual-meet season into Championships
CSU enters Mountain West Championships on 2-meet winning streak
Seniors come up big in final home meet
CSU set to close dual-meet season vs. Bears, at Falcons
The Rams hosted their final meet of the 2014-15 season, beating the Bears and recognizing their five seniors. Photos by Dan Byers.
2013-14 (JUNIOR): Was one of the strongest sprint freestylers on the team, holding the fastest time in the 50 Freestyle (23.74)... Had a strong impact in relays, as well, helping earn the seasons' top times in the 200 Freestyle Relay (1:34.38), 400 Freestyle Relay (3:27.98) and 200 Medley Relay (1:41.89)... At the 2014 Mountain West Championships, placed 31st in the 50 Freestyle, 35th in the 100 Freestyle (51.95) and 34th in the 100 Butterfly (58.33)... Recognized by her coaches as the Most Improved Player... Earned Mountain West Academic All-Conference honors for the third time.
2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Primarily competed in the 50 and 100 Freestyle events, also swimming the 200 Freestyle Relay... Swam the fifth-fastest times on the team in both freestyle events, including a personal-best 53.05 in the 100 Freestyle... Received Mountain West Academic All-Conference and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors for the second-consecutive season.
2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Held the fifth-fastest time on the team in the 100 Freestyle (53.13)... As anchor in the 200 Medley Relay, helped earn the fastest B-Team relay of the season... Also competed in the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relay... Received Mountain West Academic All-Conference and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Is a 2011 graduate of Northwood High School in Irvine, Calif. ... Lettered all four years of high school... Received All-America honors in 2008 in the 100 Butterfly (57.72) and in the 200 Medley Relay... Was a league and CIF finalist every season, also qualifying for Masters... Earned a league championship in the 50 Freestyle (24.24) as a freshman... That year, was also awarded her team's Most Inspirational athlete... Earned the High Point Award her final three seasons... Was one of four athletes to receive the Irvine Scholar Athlete Award in 2011... Also earned the Charter Oak Award and the Distinguished Timberwolf Award... Swam for the Irvine Novaquatics club team.
PERSONAL: Raised in Irvine, Calif. ... Daughter of Gary and Ann Polich... Has a younger sister, Kelly... Majoring in health and exercise science.
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