Women's Divers To Compete Friday And Saturday At Bruin Diving Invitational
Jan. 17, 2002
Stanford, Calif. -
THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEET
Friday-Saturday, January 19-20 - Bruin Diving Invitational
Friday (10 am): 3-Meter, Saturday (10 am/3 pm): 1-Meter/Platform
*Meet to be held at Rose Bowl Aquatic Center
STANFORD WOMEN'S DIVING ESSENTIAL QUICK NOTES
The Stanford women's diving team returns to action at the Bruin Diving Invitational hosted by UCLA at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center this Friday-Saturday, January 19-20 ... The Cardinal, ranked No. 1 in the nation as part of Stanford's women's swimming and diving team, has been out of action since competing at the Texas Invitational from November 30 - December 2 ... The women's diving team helped the Cardinal to dual meet victories over Georgia (October 24) and Texas (October 26), while performing strongly at the Texas Invitational in Stanford's second place showing ... Returning All-Americans junior McKenze Murphy and senior Kim Powers highlight the eight divers on the Cardinal roster.
A QUICK LOOK AT THE BRUIN DIVING INVITATIONAL FIELD
Stanford will be among the 10 teams competing at the Bruin Diving Invitational this Friday-Saturday. Other teams in the event include Cal State Northridge, Fresno State, Redlands, San Diego, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego and USC.
DIVERS PERFORM STRONG AT TEXAS INVITATIONAL
The Cardinal diving team played a key role in Stanford's second-place finish at the Texas Invitational (November 30 - December 2). Stanford had at least four divers among the top seven finishers in all three diving events (1-meter, 3-meter, platform), including a victory by McKenze Murphy in the 3-meter (500.20).
MCKENZE MURPHY BECOMES FOURTH STANFORD DIVER TO WIN INDIVIDUAL EVENT
Stanford's 2001-02 season has been highlighted by individual victories from four different divers. McKenze Murphy's win in the 3-meter (500.20) at the Texas Invitational (12/1) was the most recent individual win by a Stanford diver. Erica Sorgi (1-meter, 261.22) and Ashlee Rosenthal (3-meter, 264.95) both won individual events in a dual meet versus Georgia (10/24), while Kim Powers won the 3-meter (283.65) versus Texas (10/26).
STANFORD'S NCAA QUALIFYING MARKS
The following Stanford divers have posted marks to make them eligible for the NCAA Championships...* Lauren Donovan ... 1-Meter Dual (255.82)
* McKenze Murphy ... 1-Meter 6 Optionals (275.55), 3-Meter Championship (500.20), Platform (399.50)
* Kim Powers ... 1-Meter 6 Optionals (269.40), 3-Meter Championship (491.80), Platform (426.85)
* Ashlee Rosenthal ... 1-Meter Dual (267.30), 3-Meter Championship (489.75), Platform (352.25)
* Erica Sorgi ... 1-Meter Dual (261.90), 3-Meter Championship (465.65)
* Alexis Sowa ... 3-Meter Championship (455.85), Platform (384.70)
UP NEXT FOR THE CARDINAL
The women's diving team will next compete along with the Cardinal swimmers in the Pac-10 opener by hosting Arizona on Friday, November 25 (1 pm) at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Cardinal will also host Arizona State on Saturday, November 26 (Noon).
CURRENT CSCAA WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING RANKINGS (LATEST POLL RELEASED DECEMBER 13, 2001)
1. Stanford (8), 2. Georgia, 3. Auburn, 4. Arizona, 5. Texas, 6. California, 7. SMU, 8. Arizona State, 8. Florida, 10. USC, 11. UCLA, 12. North Carolina, 13. Notre Dame, 14. Virginia, 15. Wisconsin, 16. Northwestern, 17. Michigan, 18. Penn State, 19. Alabama, 20. Indiana, 21. Purdue, 22. Minnesota, 23. Princeton, 24. Louisiana State, 24. Maryland( ) - 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 have 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.