Caitlyn Shortt, who is fresh off an impressive three-year swimming career at the University of Washington, enters her first season as a volunteer assistant at San Diego State.
Shortt claimed the Huskies' top times of the 2004-05 season in the 100 and 200 breaststroke as well as the 400 individual medley to earn MVP honors as a freshman. That year, she also ranked among the squad's top five swimmers in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 IM.
Shortt left UW with the fourth-best marks in school history in the 100 and 200 breast and the 400 IM. She was also ranked among the Huskies' all-time top 10 in the 200 IM.
A native of Hood River, Ore., Shortt graduated from Reynolds High School where she was a five-time state champion, three-time team MVP and was named the 2004 Oregon female athlete of the year.
Shortt recently received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Washington.