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CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONS

State Champs

2009 CA COMMUNITY COLLEGE STATE CHAMPS
2009 BIG 8 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

The SRJC Women's Swim and Dive Team enter the 2010 season with high expectations after their back-to-back State Championship and Big 8 Conference titles in 2009 and 2008. The Cubs large 2010 squad is led by returning All Americans Christina Bergs, Brittney Boyd, Karly Brown, and Katelyn Hackett, all of whom were major contributors to SRJC's history making 2009 season. Key incoming freshman include Lauren Bugglin from Moraga, Jillian Clark from Ukiah, and Madison Gomes from Crockett. In 2009 SRJC claimed their fourth California State Swimming Title in six years, making it their sixth state title overall. SRJC was also ranked No. 3 in the state in 2007, and No. 5 in 2006 as well. In the past six seasons, the Bear Cub women have broken 29 school records, produced 21 state champions, 13 national champions, and set four new CA Community College state records during those years. Head Coach Jill McCormick was also named California Community College Coach of the Year in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, and 2004. Recently, between our men’s and women’s swim teams, we have had over 25 swimmers and divers transfer on scholarship to the four-year level, 15 of which have been to Division I schools. The SRJC Swim and Dive Team has been in existence over 30 years including numerous state champions and team titles. We compete in the California Community Colleges League. We belong to the Big Eight Conference, arguably one of the strongDiveest conferences in the state, giving us a great slate of dual meets, rivalries, and a very fast Conference Championship Meet. We have a strong women's program that consistently attracts swimmers and divers at the national level as well as athletes willing to improve to that level. During our recent seasons we have won three conference titles, including many All American and All Academic student- athletes. Coach McCormick recruits athletes who not only demonstrate a high level of teamwork, focus, and discipline in the pool and in the classroom, but who also like to have fun with their team and enjoy competition.

 

Coach McCormick

Head Coach
Jill McCormick
jmccormick@santarosa.edu
(707) 527-4369

EDUCATION
  • M.A. in Athletes and Academic Achievement, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
  • CA Teaching Credential, University of California, Davis, 1994
  • B.A. in English, University of California, Davis, 1993
  • A.A. in General Studies, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1991
COACHING
  • 2009 CA Community College Coach of the Year and Big Eight Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2008 CA Community College Coach of the Year and Big Eight Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2007 CA Community College Coach of the Year and Big Seven Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2005 CA Community College Coach of the Year
  • 2004 CA Community College Coach of the Year and Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year
  • Santa Rosa Junior College Swim & Dive and Women's Water Polo, Head Coach- Since 2000
  • Piner High School Swim & Dive Team, Head Coach - 6 years
  • UC Davis Women's Swim Team, Sprint Coach - 1 year
  • Santa Rosa Neptunes, Senior Age Group Coach - 5 years
  • North Bay Water Polo, Coach - Since 2003
  • Redwood Empire Water Polo, Coach - 2 years

In her recent career here, McCormick has produced over 35 conference and state champions, over 70 All Americans, and over 50 All-Academic student athletes. McCormick swam locally in Santa Rosa for the Santa Rosa Neptunes, Montgomery High School, and for Santa Rosa Junior College where she was a two-time All-American in the backstroke and relay events. She continued her collegiate swimming at UC Davis and still swims today for Santa Rosa Masters. In 2007 she competed in the FINA Masters Nationals and placed 4th in all three of the backstroke events and ranked in the top eight in several other sprint events.

Coach Denize

Head Assistant Swim Coach
Tyler Denize

Denize enters his third season as Head Assistant Swim Coach for the Bear Cubs. He has also been the head club coach for Woodlands Swim Team in Walnut Creek for three years, and has coached high school swimming for three years. He is also currently SRJC's Head Men's Water Polo Coach. Denize was an All American community college swimmer and water polo player for Diablo Valley.

Coach Thiem

Assistant Swim Coach

Jennifer Thiem

Thiem, formally Graham, enters her first season as an Assistant Swim Coach for the Bear Cubs. She was also an assistant club coach for Humboldt Swim Club while finishing her Master's degree in Kinesiology at Humboldt State University. Thiem was a three time California Community College state champion in the breaststroke and IM events when she swam for SRJC in 2001, and still hold's one of the oldest school records in the 50 Breast. After her stellar freshman season for the Bear Cubs, she landed a swimming scholarship to San Diego State University and completed her collegiate career as an Aztec.

Tim Nobriga

Head Dive Coach

Tim Nobriga

Nobriga has coached the SRJC divers for over 30 years. He also coaches diving for our local high schools and teaches diving and swimming classes for SRJC. Nobriga was a diver himself for Chico State University.


Coach Irwin

Assistant Dive Coach
Nolan Irwin

Irwin enters his first season as an assistant for the Bear Cub divers after competing for SRJC in 2004 and 2006. While at SRJC Irwin was an All American on both boards, a regional champion, a conference champion, and the conference male diver of the year in 2006. Irwin is also the head coach for Santa Rosa Diving's club team.

 

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