Men's And Women's Diving Compete At Trojan Diving Invite November 8-10
Nov. 8, 2001
THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEETS
Thursday-Saturday, November 8-10 (10:00 a.m.) - Trojan Diving Invite
*Thursday - Women's 1-meter, Men's 3-meter
*Friday - Women's 3-meter, Men's 1-meter
*Saturday - Men's and Women's Platform
*Meet to be held at USC's McDonald's Swim Stadium
STANFORD MEN'S AND WOMEN'S DIVING ESSENTIAL QUICK NOTES
The Stanford men's and women's diving teams continue their fall seasons at the Trojan Diving Invite hosted by USC Thursday-Saturday, November 8-10 ... Both teams are part of their respective top-ranked men's and women's swimming and diving teams ... The women's diving team helped the Cardinal's women squad to victories over Georgia (October 24) and Texas (October 26), leading to a No. 1 ranking in the first poll of the 2001-02 season ... The Stanford women's diving team should be among the strongest in the nation with a total of eight divers, including a pair of returning All-Americans in junior McKenze Murphy and senior Kim Powers, who missed last season due to a shoulder injury ... The women's team has a strong freshmen class of five divers, led by six-time Senior National champion Erica Sorgi, already considered one of the finest divers in United States history ... The men's diving team is young but talented with two sophomores and two freshmen making up its four-man roster.
UP NEXT FOR THE CARDINAL
The men's and women's diving teams will next compete at the Texas Invite (November 30 - December 2) in Austin.
MEN'S DIVING UPDATE
The men's team opened the season with a promising performance at the Stanford Diving Invite last Friday-Saturday. Jesse Fonner (500.00) won the 3-meter event on Saturday, while finishing third in the combined men's and women's platform (419.45) and was the top male finisher in the event. Adam Peterson also had a nice showing in his collegiate debut, finishing second in the 3-meter (467.40) and third in the 1-meter (269.55). Other divers competing for the Cardinal included Matt Bisordi (5th, 1-meter, 5th, 3-meter), Brian Ferris (4th, platform, 7th, 1-meter, 7th, 3-meter) and Jeff Durbin (9th, 1-meter).
WOMEN'S DIVING UPDATE
The women's team continued its season at the Stanford Diving Invite last Friday-Saturday. Kim Powers had the team's top performance with a second-place showing in the men's and women's combined platform (426.85). Powers also finished fifth in the 3-meter. Other divers competing for the Cardinal included Ashlee Rosenthal (3rd, 1-meter, 6th, 3-meter), Alexis Sowa (4th, 1-meter, 4th, 3-meter, 6th, platform), Erica Sorgi (3rd, 3-meter, 6th, 1-meter), McKenze Murphy (8th, 3-meter), Lauren Donovan (9th, 3-meter), Katie Berglund (10th, 3-meter, 12th, 1-meter) and Erin Lashnits (15th, 1-meter).
WOMEN'S DIVERS HELP CARDINAL IN WINS OVER GEORGIA AND TEXAS
The women's diving outfit played a key role in a pair of victories over perennial national powers Georgia (October 24) and Texas (October 26) for the Stanford women's swimming and diving team last week. Erica Sorgi (1-meter) and Ashlee Rosenthal (3-meter) won individual diving events and the Cardinal finished one-two-three in the three-meter in a victory over defending NCAA champion Georgia (158.5-141.5). In the win over Texas (168-132), Kim Powers won the 1-meter as the Cardinal finished two-three-four in the event.
CURRENT CSCAA MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING RANKINGS (POLL RELEASED NOVEMBER 1, 2001)
1. Stanford (8), 2. Texas, 3. Tennessee, 4. USC, 5. Auburn, 6. California, 7. Arizona, 8. Minnesota, 9. Michigan, 10. Virginia, 11. Florida, 12. Georgia, 13. Arizona State, 13. Texas A&M, 15. Wisconsin, 16. Penn State, 17. South Carolina, 18. Pittsburgh, 19. SMU, 20. Northwestern, 21. Harvard, 22. Alabama, 23. UNLV, 24. Purdue, 25. LSU ... First-place votes in parenthesis
CURRENT CSCAA WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING RANKINGS (POLL RELEASED NOVEMBER 1, 2001)
1. Stanford (7), 2. Georgia (1), 3. Auburn, 4. Texas, 5. Arizona, 6. USC, 7. California, 8. Florida, 9. UCLA, 10. Penn State, 11. SMU, 12. Virginia, 13. Arizona State, 14. North Carolina, 15. Notre Dame, 16. Michigan, 17. Indiana, 18. Miami, 19. Alabama, 20. LSU, 21. Northwestern, 22. Rice, 23. Villanova, 24. Minnesota, 25. Princeton, 25. Wisconsin, 25. Florida State ... First-place votes in parenthesis
STANFORD HEAD DIVING COACH DR. RICK SCHAVONE
Dr. Rick Schavone is in his 23rd year as the head men's and women's diving coach at Stanford. Schavone is considered one of the top diving coaches in the nation. His many honors included NCAA Diving Coach of the Year (1992, 1993) and Pac-10 Diving Coach of the Year (1995, 1997, 1999, 2000). Schavone has led his divers to eight NCAA championships, 60 All-American honors and 31 individual Pac-10 titles during his tenure on The Farm.
Schavone has also coached extensively on the international level. He has served as the head coach for several United States diving teams, including competitions in Rome and Vienna with the U.S. National Team in 1999, the 1997 World University Games in Sicily, Italy, and the 1990 Goodwill Games. He has also headed the U.S. National Team at the 1993 World University Games, four World Age Group Championships (1984, 1987, 1988, 1989) and the 1985 European Youth Championships in Aachen, Germany. Schavone was one of only 12 coaches nationwide who qualified for the 1988, 1992 and 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials. In the summer of 1995, Schavone traveled with the U.S. National Team to China and served as a coach at the World Cup in Atlanta.