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1995-1996 Season
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1995-1996 Team Photo: Front Row: J. Stenzel, H. Orttel, N. Trudeau, L. Schonfeld-Hicks, K. Phillips, M. Holtz, M. Norman, J. Mugge, M. Norman, E. Giles, V. Pena. Second Row: A. Morse, A. Miller, E. Pye, S. Amidon, R. Lincoln, T. Michaelson, A. Burck, A. Musich, H. Johnson, K. Simmons, P. Okerlund. Third Row: C. Rasmussen, M. Thompson, K. Snell, J. Lundquist, K. Norman, A. McLennen, D. Pryor, S. Ludwiczak, K. Nelson, L. Snyder. Fourth row: A. Bouta, A. Sateren, E. Moseng, K. Sullivan, C. Richey, A. Snow, J. McClure, M. Erickson, A. Barr, D. Cobbs. Fifth Row: E. Larson, E. Pfeifer, S. Kahle, S. Peterson, V. Yancy, J. Flannigan, M. Olson, Coach L. Strong. Back Row: Coach J. Sanders, M. Weinke, A. Campbell, S. Miller, T. Starks, K. .Snow, M. Favero, E. Englund, Coach K. Moody.

The Tigers showed no signs of slowing down, in defense of their conference title.  South was determined to keep their crown and possibly advance in the State Meet.

South opened the defense of their crown. Their first opponent was a much-improved Henry/North squad.  South was challenged, but in the end won 95-75.

Against Edison, the score was much closer.  A 47-41 win over the Tommies gave the Tigers a 2-0 record.

Things continued to be tough for the Tigers.  Washburn swam hard, but lost 88-80.

Roosevelt, a team that other schools think is weak, always gives the Tigers fits.  South won by a slim 52-49 score.

The last conference meet of the season was a 100-86 win over Southwest.

In the conference triangular meet, South beat both Washburn and Southwest.  The Tigers amassed 169 points.  The Millers scored 86 and the Lakers finished with 74.

In non-conference meets, the Tigers finished third in the Woodbury Invitational and in the Eau Claire Relays.  South finished second in the Austin Invitational

In the Conference Meet, South again took first place, scoring 648 points.  Southwest was a distant second with 428 points.  South swimmers won seven events.  Junior Jaina McClure led the way with two wins, taking the first in the 50 Yard Freestyle (24.08), and 100 Yard Backstroke (59.11).  Sophomore Amy Bouta also won two events, the 100 Yard Butterfly (55.21) and 200 Yard Individual Medley (2:06.74). Both are school records.  Also setting a school record was diver Phoebe Okerlund, who amassed 325.7 points to win the diving competition.  Anne Sateren won the 500 Yard Freestyle in 5:38.08.  The 200 Yard Medley Relay team of McClure, Bouta, Anne Snow and Alexis Burch also won (1:49.63).

South wrapped up the season against St. Paul Highland Park/St. Paul Academy in the Twin City meet.  The Tigers won 99-79.

Amy Bouta again advanced to the State Meet, in the 100 Yard Breaststroke.  She took home the Gold for the second straight season.

South won their 11th consecutive conference title and 56th consecutive conference regular season meet.  The team was again coached by Jeff Sanders.  He was assisted by K. Moody and L. Strong.