Cassidy Krug And Dr. Rick Schavone Sweep National Diving Awards
March 11, 2007
Minneapolis, Minn. - Stanford senior diver Cassidy Krug and her coach Dr. Rick Schavone were announced as the NCAA Women's Diver of the Year and NCAA Women's Diving Coach of the Year following the conclusion of the 2007 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday at the University Aquatic Center.
Krug earned the honor for the first time in her career and became just the second Stanford women's diver to win the honor following the selection of Eileen Richetelli in both 1992 and 1993. Schavone's selection was his third on the women's side as he also won the award in back-to-back seasons the same two years Richetelli won her honors.
Krug swept the 1-meter and 3-meter titles at the 2007 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships last Friday and Saturday after doing the same at the NCAA Zone E Meet and Pac-10 Championships. Krug's sweep of the two events in each of the three competitions led to her unbeaten run during the 2007 postseason. Krug became the first Stanford diver to win an NCAA 1-meter title and the first since Erin Sones captured the platform in 2001 to win any NCAA diving event. She is only the second Stanford women's diver to win more than one NCAA title and joins Richetelli, who captured five from 1992-95 when she won the platform three times and 3-meter twice. Krug completed her collegiate career with seven All-American honors, while becoming just the second women's diver in Stanford history to win at least one All-American honor in each of her four seasons.
Schavone has now coached his men's and women's divers to a combined 10 NCAA titles and 79 All-American honors in his 29th season as Stanford's head diving coach. He has had at least one All-American on the women's side for 13 straight seasons and 25 of his last 26.