Arizona's John Collier Named Pac-10 Men's Diver of the Month

Dec. 15, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA diver John Collier has been named Pac-10 Men's Diver of the Month for November, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Collier, a senior from Cincinnati, Ohio, won the one-meter springboard event at the Trojan Diving Invitational, scoring 333.15. He finished second in the three-meter with 348.85 points.

In the first Pac-10 competition of the season, Collier won both springboard events to help the Wildcats defeat the No. 10 Trojans. He scored 318.55 points to capture the one-meter victory, before completing his sweep with 373.55 points in the three-meter event.

Collier was namd an honorable mention All-American in 2005 for both springboard events. He finished 10th on the one-meter and 11th on the three-meter at last year's NCAA Championships, after placing fourth on the three-meter board with 525.60 points at the Pac-10 Championships. Collier has twice been named to the Pac-10 All-Academic team, and is an eight-time gold medalist in international tumbling, including the 1997 IndoPacific games in South Africa.

This is the first monthly honor for Collier and Arizona's first Diver of the Month all-time.

2005-06 PAC-10 MEN'S DIVER OF THE MONTH: Oct. - Joona Puhakka, Sr., ASU; Nov. - John Collier, Sr., ARIZ.

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