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  Misty Hyman
Misty Hyman

Player Profile

Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Shadow Mountain HS




  • 28-time All-American
  • Nine-time NCAA Champion

    Career Bests: 100 fly (51.34); 200 fly (1:53.60); 100 back (53.61), 200 back (1:53.12); 200 free (1:45.40); 500 free (4:43.10); 200 IM (1:59.77)

    Gold Medal winner in the 200m fly at the 2000 Summer Olympics ... One of the finest swimmers in Stanford history ... Has earned the maximum 21 All-American honors possible in her first three seasons and has an opportunity to become only the second Stanford swimmer to earn the maximum 28 All-American honors in a career (Catherine Fox earned 28 All-American honors, 1996-2000) ... Has won nine NCAA titles in her first three years ... An extremely versatile swimmer that can swim just about any event ... One of the world's top performers in the butterfly with the second best time ever in the 200m fly (long course) after swimming 2:05.88 in the 2000 Summer Olympics ... Ranks second in the world (50m long course pool) in the 200m fly after her Olympic Gold Medal performance, 12th in the 100m fly (59.15) and 35th in the 50m fly (27.66) with both times coming at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Ranked among the world's Top 10 in the 25m pool short course rankings in the 200m fly (4th, 2:06.55), 100m fly (7th, 58.60) and the 200m back (10th, 2:08.72) ... Former world record-holder in the 50m and 100m fly (short course) ... Holds the all-time Stanford record in the 100 fly (51.34) and 200 back (1:53.12), while ranking second in the 200 fly (1:53.60) and 200 free (1:45.40), fifth in the 500 free (4:43.10), sixth in the 100 back (54.31) and eighth in the 200 IM (1:59.77) ... Innovated unique underwater "fishkick" to gain advantage ... Great flexibility and core strength to go with wonderful technique ... Has the ability to do lots of aerobic work ... Could be even a little better with a bit more strength and speed.

    As a Junior in 1999-2000: Posted her third consecutive outstanding collegiate season, earning seven All-American honors for the third consecutive year ... Finished second at the NCAA's in both the 100m fly (58.60) and the 200m fly (2:06.55), while finishing ninth in the 200m back (2:08.72) ... Swam on four of the Cardinal's five relay teams at the NCAA Championships ... Swam the second leg (55.68) on the 400m free relay team (3rd, 3:39.77), the second leg (2:01.35) on the 800m free relay team (7:55.51), the third leg (26.49) on the 200m medley relay team (2nd, 1:50.15) and the third leg (57.48) on the 400m medley relay team (4th, 4:02.23, 4:01.76 trials) ... Nearly missed capturing three Pac-10 individual championships, finishing second in the 100 fly (53.74, 53.02 prelims), as well as third in the 200 back (1:56.70) and 200 fly (1:56.93) at the Pac-10 Championships ... Also a member of the second-place 200 medley relay team (1:40.95), swimming the third leg in 24.63 ... An eight-time winner at the 1999 College Cup in the 200m free (2:01.29), 100m fly (1:01.19), 200m fly (2:10.15), 200m back (2:11.64) and as a member of the 200m medley relay, 400m medley, 200m free and 400m free relay championship teams ... Had an outstanding dual meet season, winning the 200 fly in all of the dual meets she competed ... Also won five different events (200 free, 200 back, 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM) at one time or another during a dual meet and won at least one event in all seven of Stanford's dual meets.

    As a Sophomore in 1998-1999: NCAA champion in the 100 fly (51.77) for the second consecutive year ... Also led Stanford to NCAA titles in the 800 free relay (1:45.40 lead-off), 200 medley relay (23.08 fly split) and 400 medley relay (52.15 fly split) ... The 200 medley relay broke the American record and the 400 medley relay broke the U.S. Open record ... A seven-time All-American for the second straight year ... Finished second in the 200 fly (1:53.60), missing Summer Sanders' school record by .18 seconds ... Also the NCAA runner-up in the 200 back (1:54.10) and a member of the runner-up 200 free relay team (22.52 split) ... Two-time Pac-10 champion in leading the Cardinal to the team title ... Defended her Pac-10 titles in the 100 fly (52.38, breaking Catherine Fox's meet record) and the 200 fly (1:56.44) ... Finished second to the eventual NCAA champ in the 500 free (4:43.10) ... Set Pac-10 meet records in winning the 800 free (1:46.61 lead-off), 200 medley (23.60 fly split) and 400 medley (52.37 fly split) relays ... Also swam on the runner-up 400 free relay team (49.70 split) ... Won the 200 fly (1:55.92), 200 back (1:55.01) and 500 free (4:46.08) in a three-way meet with SMU and Texas ... Broke the Spieker Pool records in the 100 fly (52.68) and the 200 fly (1:55.89) in the dual meet win at Cal ... Won the 100 fly (55.09) and the 200 fly (1:59.80) in the dual meet at Georgia ... Won the 100 fly (54.07) and the 200 back (1:57.89) at Arizona.

    As a Freshman in 1997-1998: Won the Honda Award as top women's swimmer in the country ... Won all the fly events she entered all season long (four 100 and four 200 events) ... Won NCAA titles in the 200 back (53.12, second-fastest time in NCAA history), 100 fly (51.34), 200 fly (1:55.70), and was also a part of the 200 and 400 medley relay teams that won national crowns ... Set an NCAA record en route to the 100 fly title ... Named NCAA Swimmer of the Year and Pac-10 Conference Swimmer of the Year ... Seven-time champion at Pac-10s, winning three individual and four relay events ... Set a Pac-10 meet record in the 100 fly prelims (53.17) and went on to win that event (53.35), as well as the 200 back (1:54.84) and 200 fly (1:56.74) ... Also a part of the 200 free, 800 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams ... In her collegiate debut, set meet records in all three events she entered at the SMU Classic: 200 back (1:56.61), 100 fly (54.34) and 200 fly (1:57.55) ... Set deGuerre Pool records in the 200 fly (1:58.10) and as part of Stanford's 200 medley relay (1:42.58) ... Featured in Sports Illustrated for Women's Fall 1997 issue.

    National/International Competition: Gold Medal winner in the 200m fly at the 2000 Olympic Games, swimming the second best time in the history of the event with an American record time of 2:05.89 in the finals ... Won the 200m fly at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials (2:09.27), while placing seventh in the 100m fly (1:00.60, 59.15 semis) ... Ten-time U.S. National Champion ... U.S. Open record-holder in the 100m fly (short course) ... Won a bronze medal in the 200m fly and took fourth in the 100m fly at the 1999 Pan Pacific Games ... Summer Nationals champion in the 200m fly and runner-up in the 100m fly ... Won both the 100m fly and the 200m fly at the 1999 U.S. Spring Nationals ... 1998 U.S. Swimming All-American in 100m and 200m fly ... At the 1998 World Championships in Australia, won a bronze in the 100m fly (59.15), placed fourth in 200m fly (2:09.97) and swam a preliminary leg for the 400m medley relay team that went on to win Gold ... Member of U.S. Swimming National A Team (1996-99) and All-Star Team (1996-99) ... 1995 World Champion in the 100m back (short course) ... Won the 100m fly at the 1997 Phillips 66 Nationals (59.49), defeating Olympic Gold Medalists Jenny Thompson (2nd), Catherine Fox (3rd) and Amy Van Dyken (7th) in the finals ... Also won the 200m fly (2:09.08) at the 1997 U.S. Nationals ... Won a Bronze Medal in the 200m fly at the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships in Japan ... Earned five medals at the 1997 Short Course World Championships, including the world record-breaking 57.13 split in the 100m fly ... Won the 100m and 200m fly at the Phillips 66 Spring Nationals, and her winning time in the 200m fly (57.13) would have tied the Silver Medal performance at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta ... In 1996, broke Mary T. Meagher's 1982 17-18 National Age Group record for the 100m fly (59.41) with a time of 59.25 ... Named U.S. Olympic Committee Female Athlete of the Month in December of 1995 ... 1995 Short Course World Champion in the 100m back ... Competed in the 1994 Goodwill Games, placing fourth in the 100m fly and sixth in the 200m fly ... Member of U.S. Swimming's National Junior Team in 1994-95.

    High School: National high school record-holder in the 100 back (53.68) and 100 fly (52.41) at Shadow Mountain High School ... Two-time high school Swimmer of the Year (1995 and 1996) ... At the 1997 Arizona State High School 5A Championships, set national records in the 100 fly, 100 back and 200 medley relay ... Named Outstanding Female in the Shadow Mountain High School class of 1997 ... Graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

    Club: Swims for Arizona Desert Fox ... Coached by Bob Gillett.

    Personal: International Relations major ... Daughter of Steve and Margaret Hyman. Coaching Staff on Hyman: "Misty is the heart and soul of our team. She swims with that kind of commitment and that kind of emotion, and is a natural leader in the water. She has a chance to win the 500 free, the 200 IM and the 200 back, along with the 100 and 200 fly at the NCAAs, but we can only swim her in so many events. She can play a role in all the relays. We're thrilled that Misty has chosen to come back to Stanford and complete her eligibility after winning an Olympic Gold Medal and turning down professional opportunities."

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