Pac-10 Women's Diving Awards

April 5, 2002

USC SWEEPS WOMEN'S DIVING AWARDS
BLYTHE HARTLEY NAMED DIVER AND NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
HONGPING LI NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR

WALNUT CREEK. -- USC'S Blythe Hartley has been named Pacific-10 Conference Diver and Newcomer of the Year, while USC's Hongping Li has been named Coach of the Year for the second consecutive time, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Hartley, a freshman from North Vancouver, BC, won the one-meter event at the Pac-10 Championships. She placed second in the three-meter and platform events. At the NCAA Championships she won the titles in the one-meter and platform events and placed third in the three-meter event.

Li, in his third year at USC, helped lead the Trojans to three Pac-10 individual titles and five top-eight finishes. The USC swimming and diving team took second overall at the Pac-10s and fourth at the NCAA Championships. The Women's Coach of the Year award in the second of Li's career.

The Conference awards are voted on by the coaches.

PAC-10 WOMEN'S DIVERS AND COACHES OF THE YEAR

Diver of the Year Coach of the Year Newcomer of the Year
1994 Kristen Walls, UCLA Ward O'Connell, ASU ---
1995 Eileen Richetelli, STAN Rick Schavone, STAN ---
1996 Megan Gardner, STAN Tom Scotty, UCLA ---
1997 Megan Gardner, STAN Rick Schavone, STAN ---
1998 Dorte Lindner, USC Jeff Shaffer, USC ---
1999 Lindsay Berryman, ARIZ Rick Schavone, STAN --- Kim Powers, STAN
2000 Erin Sones, STAN Rick Schavone, STAN McKenze Murphy, STAN
2001 Kellie Brennan, USC Hongping Li, USC Nicci Fusaro, USC
2002 Blythe Hartley, USC Hongping Li, USC Blythe Hartley, USC

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