Bethany Scamara
Bethany Scamara
Birth Date: 05/04/1988
Height: 5-4
Weight: 135
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fontana, Calif.
High School: Fontana HS
Position: Freestyle/IM
EXP: 2V

2009-10

Fastest times swam in 2009-10 include: 50 Freestyle in 25.76, 500 Freestyle in 5:38.73 and 200 Butterfly in 2:13.93 at the Malibu Invitational(10/24) ... 100 Freestyle in 55.31 at the Toshiba Classic (11/19-21) ... 200 Freestyle in 2:05.99 vs. Cal State Bakersfield (1/28) ... 200 Individual Medley in 2:16.76 and 400 Individual Medley in 4:54.23 at the Big West Championships (2/17-20) ... was a member of the fastest relay team of the season in 100 Medley with a time of 50.16 at the Trojan Invitational (10/09-10).

2008-09

A two-year letterwinner as a member of the Water Polo team (Driver) at CSUN, this is her inaugural season with the Women's Swimming team ... received the Pete Accardy Coaches Award as the swimmer who best embodied legendary Northridge head coach, and Matador Hall of Fame Inductee Pete Accardy's spirit of competition and teamwork ... fastest times swam in 2008-09 include: 50 Freestyle in 25.07 at the Big West Championships (2/25-28), the fastest time of any member on the women's team ... 100 Freestyle in 54.54 at the Big West Championships, the second fastest time recorded on the women's team ... 200 Freestyle in 1:59.88 at the Nike Cup (11/20-22), the third fastest time recorded this season on the women's team ... 500 Freestyle in 5:25.86 at the Malibu Invitational (10/25) ... both the 200 IM in 2:11.63 and 400 IM in 4:39.78 at the Big West Championships, the second fastest times recorded this season on the women's team in each event.

FONTANA HIGH SCHOOL

Graduated in 2006 with a 3.87 GPA ... was a four-year letterwinner in both swimming and water polo ... was named a starter in both sports for all four years ... was named captain of her swim team in three of the four seasons... also named captain of her water polo team for one season ... earned MVP honors as a member of the Steelers' swim team all four years ... named to the All-Citrus Belt League First Team all four years ... named to the All-CIF Second Team for water polo in 2006 ... currently holds seven different school swimming records ... scored 124 goals in her senior year for her water polo team.

PERSONAL

Born May 4, 1988 ... parents are Linda and Vic Scamara ... has one older brother, Luke ... favorite professional team is the US National Water Polo squad ... favorite athlete is Carson Palmer ... lists Mark Wahlberg and Angelina Jolie as her favorite actor and actress ... enjoys watching "Grey's Anatomy" and the movie "Superbad" ... Vince's spaghetti is her favorite food and will avoid sushi whenever possible ... enjoys listening to Britney Spears and any other band that gives her something to dance to ... chose to attend CSUN because of Coach Molly Barnes and Coach Marcelo (Water Polo) ... considers her CIF game-winning backhand shot as her greatest sports moment ... Jamie Vessey from San Diego State is her best friend from another team (swimming/water polo) ... considers making new friends the best thing about being an athlete ... getting enough sleep however is the toughest thing about being an athlete ... likes to watch movies and listen to music during her free time ... has no superstitions but likes to swim during her pregame ritual ... Facebook.com is her favorite website ... has met Hillary Clinton in person ... would like to switch places for a day with Paris Hilton ... would buy a house if she had a million dollars ... would have loved to have dinner with Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy ... "hard work pays off" is the best piece of advice ever given to her ... encourages others to keep their grades up ... people would be surprised by the number of hours spent in a pool during her everyday routine ... title of her autobiography would be, "Small Size Does Not Matter" ... cannot imagine going a week without sleep and music ... spending time with her friends always makes her smile ... considers her dad as her greatest hero due to his smart, honest, and strong work ethic ... is a rare two-sport letterwinner in both swimming and water polo, was named Academic All-American during her last two years at CSUN, and was named Varsity "N" Athlete in 2008 for water polo ... major is Kinesiology.

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