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Erin Eldridge
Erin Eldridge

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kirkland, Washington

High School:
Juanita '96

Event:
Breaststroke

Birthdate:
08/02/1977

Experience:
3V



WSU CAREER
1999...The Cougars' first NCAA All-American...placed in the top 16 at NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events...scored points to lead WSU to its first NCAA finish at No. 30...first Pac-10 individual medallist finishing third in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:02.19...ranked first on the all-time top ten list in both breaststrokes...Holds four school records...part of school record breaking 200 and 400 medley teams at Pac-10s...received Most Outstanding Award for third straight year...1998...Washington State's first NCAA qualifier in 21 year history of program...finished in the top 10 in two events at Pac-10 Championships...placed fourth in 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:17.28...finished sixth in the 100 breaststroke with a 1:04.39...eclipsed her previously held school records in both events...earned NCAA optional times...times placed her No. 25 in the nation... ...set Gibb Pool record times as well in both events...co-recipient of team's Most Outstanding Award...Senior Nationals finalist...1997...broke pool and school records in 100 and 200 breaststroke events...finished third in 100 breaststroke and first in 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:17.04 at the Husky Invitational...time eclipsed a meet record and earned NCAA consideration time...finished eighth in 100 breaststroke and fifth in 200 breaststroke at Pac-10 Championships...set personal bests in both events...member of the 400 medley relay school record breaking team...received team's Most Outstanding Award as a freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Earned four varsity letters in swimming at Juanita High School...received team's Hardest Worker Award as a freshman...finished seventh at state in 100 breaststroke as a sophomore...received team's Scholar Athlete Award...Junior National finalist...finished fifth at state in 100 breaststroke as a junior...named team captain as a senior...received Most Inspirational Award...State Champion in 100 breaststroke...competed for WAVE Aquatics under coach Scott Armstrong...qualified for U.S. Nationals.

PERSONAL
Born August 2, 1977 in Seattle, Washington to parents Richard and Virginia Eldridge...brother Rory...enjoys hiking and camping...human development major and sociology minor at WSU.

COUGAR HIGHLIGHTS
* Two-time All-American
* 1998-1999 NCAA Qualifier
* Pac-10 Individual Medallist
* 1997-1998 NCAA Qualifier
* Olympic Trial Qualifier
* WSU Record Holder
* Three-time Letterwinner
* WSU All-Time Top Ten List

Washington State Cougars Women's Swimming