Paula Finlay

Paula Finlay

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roseburg, Ore.

High School:
Roseburg HS

Height:
5-8

Event:
Breaststroke, IM

Birthdate:
06/17/1981

Experience:
3V

OREGON STATE: One of 11 returning letterwinners and 7 returning Pacific-10 scorers ... part of school-record 800 free relay (7:27.56, 2002) ... has 6 places on OSUís all-time top-10 lists: second in 100 breast (1:03.88, 2002), 200 breast (2:16.61, 2002), 200 IM (2:04.54, 2002); fourth in 200 back (2:05.45, 2001); fifth in 400 IM (4:28.30, 2001); 10th in 200 free (1:54.99, 2000) ... (2002) Pacific-10 All-Academic first team ... at Pacific-10 Championships, placed 10th in 200 breast (2:19.36), 14th in 100 breast (1:03.88), finished 28th in 200 IM (2:05.56); on relays that placed sixth in 800 free (7:27.56), ninth in 200 free (1:365.24), 400 free (3:28.84) ... set school record (later broken) in 200 IM at Speedo Cup ... part of OSUís season-best relays in 200 free (1:36.24, Pac-10), 400 free (3:28.84, Pac-10), 800 free (school-record 7:27.56, Pac-10) ... had 2 individual event wins, taking 400 IM vs. Utah, 200 back vs. Hawaiíi ... (2001) Pacific-10 All-Academic first team ... at Pacific-10 Championships, placed 19th in 100 breast (1:05.09), 22nd in 200 IM (2:06.21), 24th in 200 breast (2:21.68); also part of relay that placed eighth in 800 free (7:40.43) ... had OSUís best time of season in 200 back (2:05.45, Speedo Cup); on season-best team in 800 free relay (7:40.43, Pac-10) ... had 13 individual event wins, third-most on team; had multi-win meets vs. Utah, Miami (Fla.), Charleston, Fresno State ... (2000) Earned all-conference honors at Pacific-10 Championships by placing eighth in 100 breast (1:05.3, prelims 1:04.39), also placed 13th in 200 breast (2:20.09); finished 25th in 200 IM (2:06.62); first Beaver to reach a Pac-10 championship final since 1995; also part of relays that placed seventh in 200 medley (1:46.30), 400 medley (3:51.22), ninth in 400 freestyle (3:32.32) ... set school records 5 times in 3 different events (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM) ... had OSUís best times of season in 100 breast (1:04.39, Pac-10), 200 breast (2:20.09, Pac-10), 200 IM (2:05.46, Speedo Cup); on season-best relays in 400 free (3:32.32, Pac-10), 800 free (7:42.24, Speedo Cup), 200 medley (1:46.30, Pac-10), 400 medley (3:51.22, Pac-10) ... had 15 individual event victories, second-most on team; had 6 multi-win meets, vs. Washington State, Puget Sound, Washington, San Diego State, Fresno State and Utah. ROSEBURG HIGH: Lettered 4 years ... 4.0 GPA.

PERSONAL: Majoring in Industrial Engineering ... born June 17, 1981 in Roseburg, Ore. ... parents are David and Shirlee Finlay; family includes brother Jeff (24) ... OSU Golden Key honor society ... prep teammate Mari Embertson also swims for OSU ... OSU Deanís List ... top athletic thrill was 2002 Pacific-10 Championships for both OSUís seventh-place finish and teamís individual performances ... favorite movie is Zoolander; favorite book is the Lord of the Rings trilogy; favorite food is ice cream ... chose OSU for its Engineering, swimming programs..

OREGON STATE SEASON-BY-SEASON BESTS
YEAR	100 free  200 free  200 back  100 brst.  200 brst.
2000 	54.10	  1:54.99   2:08.25   1:04.39    2:20.09
2001	---	  1:55.03   2:05.45   1:05.09    2:21.68
2002    55.10     1:55.10   2:07.94   1:03.88    2:16.61
YEAR	200 IM	  400 IM
2000	2:05.46	  4:35.01
2001	2:06.09	  4:28.30
2002    2:04.54   4:32.28
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