THIS SEASON: Kirsten Vose, a 2017 sophomore, returns as one of USC’s top and most versatile swimmers, looking to build on a freshman season in which she was a two-time NCAA and three-time Pac-12 finalist as well as an NCAA and Pac-12 relay champion.
2016: Vose had a huge freshman season, finishing as a four-time All-American, USC’s only two-time NCAA individual finalist while helping Troy win its first-ever NCAA title in the 400y free relay. Vose, at the NCAAs, finished third in the 200y IM with a PR (1:54.27), eighth in the 200y breast (2:10.42) and just missed a B final spot in the 200y free in 18th (1:45.37). She swam the second leg on USC’s 400y free relay title that won in a school-record 3:09.69, turning in a 47.45 split (after helping the relay to a school record in prelims to earn the top seed). She also led off USC’s 800y free relay with a PR 1:43.08 that touched second in a school-record 6:53.84 … She was a three-time finalist at the 2016 Pac-12 Championships and led off USC’s 800y free relay title with a then-PR (1:43.20) as the squad set a short-lived school record (6:55.17). She later swam on USC’s second-place 400y free relay that also set a then-school record (3:11.87). She finished second in the 200y free (1:44.19), third in the 200y IM (1:55.65, PR) and seventh in the 200y breast (2:10.07) … Vose had just three dual meet wins, but made them count. Two came at UCLA, where she won the 200y breast (2:08.76) and 200y free (1:44.07, then a PR and USC season best) in meet and pool records … At the 2015 Texas Invitational, she won the 100y (59.58) and 200y breast (2:07.46) with personal record times, was second in the 200y IM (1:56.53) and eighth in the 100y free (49.24). She also helped USC to wins in the 400y free and medley relays … Vose was twice named CollegeSwimming.com’s Pac-12 Swimmer of the Week, coming on the heels of her efforts at the Texas Invitational and UCLA meets … At the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, she was a semifinalist in the 100m free, finishing 16th (55.18). She also tied for 20th in the 200m free (m2:00.48), tied for 26th in the 100m breast (1:09.39) and was 45th in the 200m breast (2:32.91).
HIGH SCHOOL: Vose, who prepped at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Canada, Calif., was unbeaten during four years of swimming in the Mission League and led her school to four straight league titles ... The three-time Pasadena Star-News Swimmer of the Year won the CIF Southern Section Division I title in the 200 IM three times and captured the 100y breast title as a sophomore and was twice second place. Her 2015 200y IM winning time of 1:56.07 was the third-fastest in the nation ... She is a 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100m and 200m breast.
CLUB : Rose Bowl Aquatics.
PERSONAL: Both of Vose's parents attended UCLA … She is majoring in geological sciences.
VOSE'S PERSONAL RECORDS:
Hansson (100 free), Scott (200 breast) also earn second swims.
USC's ninth straight top 9 finish.
Freshman also leads Trojans into 200y medley relay final.
Trojans tied for ninth after third night.
Hansson seventh in 200IM, 400 Medley Relay seventh as well.