Vanessa Sallee
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santa Rosa, Calif.

High School:
El Molina HS '00

Last College:
Santa Rosa JC

Height:
5-10

Position:
Breast/IM

Major:
Art Studio

2002-03: Double ALL-AMERICAN, finishing 7th in 200 IM (2:06.31 prelim) and 8th in 400 IM (4:33.95 prelim)... Mark in 400 IM ranks 2nd in UC Davis history... Just missed a third All-America award as 800 free relay placed 9th (7:47.29)... Advanced to consy final in 200 breast at nationals, finishing 11th (2:24.78)... Among Aggies' highest finishers at PCSC Championships, posting seven top-five finishes between individual events and relays... Took 3rd in both 200 IM (2:06.38 prelim) and 100 breast (1:07.15), 4th in 200 breast (2:23.47 prelim); and was member of 400 medley relay (2nd, 3:52.26) as well as 200 (2nd, 1:36.57), 400 (5th, 3:32.48) and 800 free relay squads (4th, 7:42.55)... All four relay times are school records... Effort in PCSC 200 breast ranks 2nd in Aggie annals... Set school 100 breast record with 1:06.60 vs. UCSC... Also appears on school top-10 lists in 100 back (10th, 1:00.90), 500 free (8th, 5:06.99), 1,000 free (5th, 10:41.61), 200 back (7th, 2:10.48)... Personal-best 100 back and 500 free times were both set at Aggie Open.

SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE: Set school records in the 1,000 (10:59.50), 1,650 (18:43.05) and 800 free relay (8:18.13) in 2001... Earned Dean's High Academic Honors both years... Won Bay Valley Conference title in 500 free (5:19.08)... Placed 4th at state championships in both IMs, posting 1:01.33 in 100, 2:12.99... Finished 7th in state in 100 fly (1:00.93)... Member of 5th-place 400 relay and 7th-place 200 medley relay squads.

EL MOLINO HS '00: Qualified for North Coast Section meet in 200 IM (19th), 100 breast (25th) and 400 free relay as a senior... Has enjoyed 12-year career with Petaluma Riptides, qualifying for Junior Olympics every year since 1996.

PERSONAL: Born January 1, 1983 in Santa Rosa, Calif.... Daughter of Patrick & Susan Sallee... Art studio major... Hopes to become an elementary school teacher... Proudest personal accomplishment is maintaining a high GPA (3.81 cumulative).