Stanford To Compete At Bruin Diving Invitational Friday And Saturday

Jan. 17, 2003

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THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEET
Friday-Saturday, January 17-18
Bruin Diving Invitational, Los Angeles, CA
*Friday (12:15 pm) - Women's 3-Meter
*Saturday (10 am) - Women's 1-Meter
*Saturday (3 pm) - Women's Platform

A LOOK AT THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEET
The Stanford women's diving team will resume its schedule by participating in its first action in over two months at the Bruin Diving Invitational this Friday-Saturday, January 17-18. The three-meter event (12:15 pm, 1:50 pm finals) is scheduled for Friday. The one-meter (10 am, 11:35 am) and platform (3 pm) competitions are scheduled for Saturday. Three Cardinal divers -- Lauren Donovan, Ashlee Rosenthal and Michaela Skloven -- are scheduled to participate in the meet.

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING QUICK NOTES
Stanford competed in two fall meets this season at Texas/USC and at the Trojan Invite ... McKenze Murphy is the lone Stanford diver to have won an individual event this season, capturing the platform at the Texas/USC dual meet (11/2) ... Murphy is one of three divers to compete in fall meets, along with Ashlee Rosenthal and Michaela Skloven ... Murphy and Rosenthal both have a pair of NCAA standards ... Murphy has reached the NCAA mark with team-best scores in the three-meter championship (471.90, 11/8) and platform (410.45, 11/8) ... Rosenthal's NCAA marks are with a team-best in the one-meter six optionals (294.85, 11/7) and the three-meter championship (439.55, 11/8).

STANFORD WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING HISTORY
Stanford has won eight NCAA titles (1983,'89,'92,'93,'94,'95,'96,'98) with six in the last 11 years and nine national titles overall, including an AIAW title in 1980 ... Stanford has finished second twice (1999, 2001) and third on the other two occasions (2000, '02) at the NCAA Championships since its most recent national title in 1998 ... Stanford has finished in the top three at the NCAA's in each of the 22 years of the event and has finished in the top three nationally for 27 consecutive years ... Stanford has won 14 Pac-10 championships (1987-99, 2002) ... Stanford has an all-time dual meet record of 215-17 (.926) in its 29th season of competition ... Stanford has claimed 74 individual NCAA titles, 40 NCAA relay crowns, 142 Pac-10 individual championships and 56 Pac-10 relay titles.

STANFORD TO START PAC-10 ACTION IN ARIZONA
Stanford will begin a series of five straight Pac-10 women's swimming and diving dual meets with a trip to Arizona (Friday, January 24, 2 pm, MT) and Arizona State (Saturday, January 25, 12 pm, MT). The Cardinal will then return home for a pair of conference diving meets versus UCLA (Friday, January 31, 1 pm) and USC (Saturday, February 1, 12 pm), before concluding its dual meet season at California (Saturday, February 15, 12 pm).

CURRENT CSCAA WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING DIVISION I POLL (JANUARY 16, 2003)
1. Auburn (7), 2. Florida (1), 3. Georgia, 4. Stanford, 5. USC, 6. SMU, 7. Texas, 8. Wisconsin, 9. California, 10. Arizona, 11. North Carolina, 12. Virginia, 13. UCLA, 14. Indiana, 15. Maryland, 16. Arizona State, 17. Purdue, 18. Notre Dame, 19. Michigan, 20. Penn State, 21. Missouri, 22. Washington, 23. Texas A&M, 24. Tennessee, 25. Florida State ... First-place votes in parenthesis.

2002-03 DIVING RECAPSsize>
STANFORD DIVERS COMPETE AT TROJAN INVITE (NOVEMBER 7-8)
Stanford continued its 2002-03 diving campaign at the Trojan Invite hosted by USC. Three divers -- McKenze Murphy, Ashlee Rosenthal and Michaela Skloven -- competed for the Cardinal. Rosenthal finished second (528.05) in the one-meter event as the top Cardinal finisher. Murphy was Stanford's top finisher in the three-meter event, also finishing second (471.90).

STANFORD DIVERS CONTRIBUTE TO DOUBLE-DUAL MEET SWEEP VERSUS TEXAS/USC (NOVEMBER 1-2)
Stanford opened its 2002-03 campaign by sweeping No. 7 Texas (184-169) and No. 8 USC (190-163) in a double-dual meet at Austin (November 1-2). McKenze Murphy was victorious in platform diving (410.45) and Cardinal divers had a total of eight top 10 finishes in three events to assist the winning effort.

2001-02 SEASON REVIEW
Stanford sent a school record four divers to the NCAA Championships last season and a trio of Cardinal divers -- Kim Powers, Ashlee Rosenthal and Erica Sorgi -- earned All-American status. Several Stanford divers also had regular season victories, including Lauren Donovan (three-meter dual vs. Arizona, 1/25), McKenze Murphy (three-meter championships at Texas Invite, 12/1; one-meter dual vs. Arizona State, 1/26; one-meter dual at UCLA, 2/1; one-meter dual and three-meter dual vs. California, 2/16), Kim Powers (three-meter dual vs. Texas, 10/26; three-meter dual vs. Arizona State, 1/26; one-meter dual at UCLA, 2/1), Ashlee Rosenthal (three-meter dual vs. Georgia, 10/24; one-meter dual versus Arizona, 1/25) and Erica Sorgi (one-meter dual vs. Georgia, 10/24).

HEAD DIVING COACH DR. RICK SCHAVONE
One of the top diving instructors in the country, Dr. Rick Schavone is in his 24th year on The Farm. The 1992 and 1993 NCAA Diving Coach of the Year, Schavone serves as the head coach for both the men's and women's diving teams. Since his appointment in the fall of 1979, Schavone has led his men's and women's divers to eight NCAA championships and 63 All-American honors. Stanford men's and women's divers have also won 31 individual Pac-10 titles. Schavone has been named the Pac-10 Women's Diving Coach of the Year four times in the last eight years.

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