SAN DIEGO STATE 2010-11
An all-Mountain West honoree in the 100 and 200 freestyle as well as the 800 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay ... Finished fifth in the 100 and seventh in the 200 free finals ... her 800 freer relay team finished first and set a school record with a time of 7:11.69 ... Member of the 400 medley relay squad at the conference meet that finished third in SDSU-record time of 3:38.97 ... Set the Aztec record in the 100 freestyle (50.07) at the Arena Invitational in Long Beach Nov. 18-20 ... At that same meet, recorded the second-fastest time in school history in the 50 free (23/03) and third-best in the 200 free (1:47.93) ... Named Mountain West Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 24 for her performance at the Arena Invitational ... Was a member of three different 400 free relay quartets during the season that turned in the third through fifth-fastest times in school history ... Won the 100 freestyle race I eight of the nine dual meets in which she swam the event ... Set Aztec Aquaplex record of 50.92 in the 100 free in the dual meet against Wyoming on Jan. 28 ... Also had the fourth-fastest time for the facility in the 200 free (1:50.69) ... Named to the Mountain West All-Academic Team.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2009-10
Was named to the all-Mountain West Conference team in the 50 , 100 and 200 free as a freshman ... Finished third in the 200 free and sixth in both the 50 and 100 free at the MWC Championships ... Was a member of the champion 400 medley relay team at that meet as well ... Set school records in both the 50 free (23.26) and 100 free (50.33) ... Recorded SDSU's second-best all-time mark in the 200 as well (1:48.49 ... Was part of the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relay quartets that set school records during the season ... Set the Aztec Aquaplex facility record in the 100 free at 51.34 ... In dual meet competition, had four first-place finishes in the 100 free and three wins in the 200 free ... Captured first in the 500 free (5:02.33) in her only race at that distance in dual meet vs. CSU Bakersfield ... Also made her only appearance of the season in the 200 IM in that same meet, winning in 2:09.03.
A four-year varsity letterwinner as a swimmer at Ames High School in Ames Iowa ... Coached there by Dan Flaherty ... A two-time prep All-American as well as an all-state and district athlete of the year honoree ... Won both the 100 free (51.67) and 200 free (1:52.41) events at the state championship meet as a senior ... Team was district champion and fourth in the state in 2008 ... At the state championships during her junior year, took first in both the 200 free (1:50.92) and too free (5:03.59). Her time in the 200 free was a state record ... Hold the Ames HS school records in six individual events and as a member of three relay teams ... Top times in her primary events include the 1:48.15 in the 200 free, 50.15 in the 100 free, 23.25 in the 50 free and 55.40 in the 100 fly ... An honor roll student all four years of high school.
Stephanie Koch was born June 3, 1991, in Boone, Iowa ... Daughter of Tim and Connie Koch ... Ranked as the No. 43 recruit in the nation this year by CollegeSwimming.com ... Enjoys movies, boating and spending time with friends ... Majoring in nursing at SDSU with plans to specialize in obstetrics (OB).