Stephanie Rothstein
Stephanie Rothstein
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Xavier College Prep
Position: Distance
No Gaucho has ever made phenomenal running and unrivaled success look so easy. Having smashed Katie Appenrodt's 10,000 meter school record by over a minute and a half in 2006, Stephanie, with her ever-shrinking 10k PR of 33:27.85, is truly a legend in the annals of UCSB track and field. Stephanie is an all-American, Big West cross country champion, and league title-holder in the 5k and the 10k. She is also the 2006 Big West Conference Athlete of the Year, 2006 NACAC Under-23 10k champion, and a vibrant team leader. Stephanie looks to weigh down her trophy case even further in 2007, all while scoring a truckload of points for the Gauchos. She is truly a Gaucho to watch in 2007 and beyond.
2005 XC Recap: Red-shirted her senior year but raced unattached. She finished 5th at the prestigious Stanford Invite and then a few weeks later not only won the Cal Poly SLO Invite but set a 5k course record (17:22). Competing at the USATF Club XC National Championships, she would finish 10th amongst an accomplished group of women.

2005 Track & Field Recap: Rothstein set a personal best17:04.08 for the win at the Long Beach Classic before being plagued with another track season injury in mid April. Intense cross training kept her in shape to come back for the Conference Championships a month later where she took 4th in the 10,000m final...

2004 XC Recap: Stephanie came off of winter and spring injuries to have another great cross country season. In her third year, she helped lead the Gauchos to their second consecutive NCAA Championship birth. Steph finished 4th at the Big West Championships in a personal best 6k time of 20:47.7. She then went on to grab All-Region honors for the second year in a row, finishing 12th after finshing 23rd a year earlier. At the NCAA Championships she finished 40 spots higher than in 2003 finishing 88th in 21:45. For the first time all season she had outdistanced both of conference rival Idaho's top two runners.

2004 Track & Field Recap: Unable to compete due to injuries in her second season.

2003 XC Recap: Stephanie became just the second Gaucho woman in school history to win the Big West Individual Championship, covering the hilly 6k, San Luis Obispo course in 22:14.8 and leading a UCSB sweep of the top four spots...was also the top Gaucho finisher at the West Regional, taking 23rd to garner All-Region honors with a 6k best 21:05...finished 123rd at the NCAA National Championship as Santa Barbara's #3 runner...placed 3rd at the UCSB Lagoon Open running her personal best on the 5k course of 18:04.

2003 Track & Field Recap: Stephanie won the Cal Poly Dual Meet 5,000m in a personal best 17:47.01.

2002 XC Recap: Rothstein was the #3 runner for the Gauchos, finishing 15th at Big West Conference Championship as a freshman and helping UCSB to 2nd place, their highest team finish since 1996.

High School Notes: Runner-up at 2002 Arizona HS State 1600m with a time of 4:58.47.

Personal Bests
1500m: 4:32.00
3000m: 9:50.21
5000m: 16:44.00
10000m: 33:27.85