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  Caroline Bruce
Caroline Bruce

Player Profile

Wichita, KS

High School:
Trinity Academy




Last Club:
Wichita Swim Club

13-time All-American: 100 breast - 2005, 2007, 2008; 200 breast - 2005, 2007, 2008; 200 IM - 2005; 200 medley relay - 2005, 2007, 2008; 400 medley relay - 2005, 2007, 2008

2-time NCAA Champion: 100 breast - 2005; 200 breast - 2005

7-time Pac-10 Champion: 200 breast - 2005, 2007; 200 IM - 2005; 400 IM - 2005; 200 medley relay - 2005, 2007; 400 medley relay - 2005

Olympics: 2004 Athens Games - U.S

Stanford Record Book: 100 breast, 2nd (59.55 - 2005); 200 breast, 2nd (2:08.67 - 2005); 200 IM, 8th (1:57.66 - 2005); 400 IM, 6th (4:10.31 - 2005)

Additional Honors: 2005 Pac-10 Women's Swimmer of the Year; 2005 Pac-10 Women's Newcomer of the Year

As a Junior in 2007-08: Added another four All-America honors to her impressive resume...finished fifth in the 200 breast at the NCAA Championships with a time of 2:10.00, and added an 11th-place finish in the 100 breast (1:00.86)...swam the breast on Stanford's second-place 200 medley relay team (1:37.63) and the Cardinal's third-place 400 medley relay squad (3:33.77)...finished third in both the 100 (1:00.56) and 200 breast (2:10.51) at the Pac-10 Championships, while adding a 24th-place finish in the 100 back (59.10)...achieved NCAA "A" standard times in the 100 and 200 breast, along with the 200 IM (1:59.88), 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay.

As a Sophomore in 2006-07: Returned to action and was a four-time All-American...finished third in the 200 breast at NCAA Championships with a time of 2:11.06, while adding a 10th-place finish in the 100 breast (1:00.96)...was part of a third-place 400 medley relay team (3:34.86) and a fourth-place 200 medley relay group (1:38.37)...won a pair of Pac-10 championships, finishing first in the 200 breast (2:09.32) and the 200 medley relay (1:37.71)...200 medley relay squad set a Pac-10 record.

As a Sophomore in 2005-06: Saw limited action during the regular season due to injuries and was granted a medical redshirt...did not compete in the postseason.

As a Freshman in 2004-05: Enjoyed a stellar freshman season, winning both NCAA breaststroke titles (100 and 200) and five Pac-10 crowns...was named the Pac-10 Women's Swimmer of the Year, and became the first Stanford student-athlete ever to earn Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year honors...finished second at the NCAA Championships by tallying 56 individual points...captured the 100 breast championship with a time of 59.55 and the 200 breast with a 2:08.67...also finished third in the 200 IM (1:57.66), third in the 400 medley relay (3:34.82) and fourth in the 200 medley relay (1:39.38)...was named the Pac-10 Championships Swimmer of the Meet after winning the 200 breast (2:09.76), 200 IM (1:58.40), 400 IM (4:10.31), 200 medley relay (1:39.69) and 400 medley relay (3:35.87)...was tabbed the Pac-10 Women's Swimmer of the Month in both January and February.

International Competition Highlights: Was a member of the United States team at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, where she finished ninth in the 200-meter breast...competed at the 2005 World University Games, placing fifth in the 200 IM...was a member of the 2000 U.S. Junior National Team.

National Competition Highlights: Swam in the Summer Senior Nationals in 2003 and again from 2005-07...won the 200 breast at the 2003 competition, while finishing third in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100 breast... had a trio of top ten finishes at the 2005 World Championships Trials (fifth in the 200 breast, sixth in the 100 breast and eighth in the 200 IM)...earned a berth on the 2004 Olympic team by placing second in the 200 breast at Trials and fifth in the 200 IM...competed in the 2002 and 2004 Spring Senior Nationals...placed seventh in the 200 breast and eighth in the 200 IM at the 2003 U.S. Open.

High School, Club and Personal Data: Daughter of George and Pam Bruce...graduated from Trinity Academy in Wichita, Kan....competed for the Wichita Swim Club under coach Eric Nelson...is one of three swimming siblings to have competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials, along with her older brother (Michael) and older sister (Elizabeth)...Michael was a four-year swimmer at Stanford from 2000-04...younger sister, Jamie, is a freshman on the Stanford women's swimming team this year...earned her B.A. in communications, and is pursuing a master's degree in the same academic discipline.

Bruce's Top Times

Event -Time

100breast -59.55

200 breast -2:08.67

200 IM -1:57.66

400 IM -4:10.31

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