Young Named Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year

April 11, 2007

BERKELEY - California freshman diver Samantha Young was named the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year, Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen announced this week.

Young, from Shoreline, Wash., took fifth place on the one-meter springboard and sixth place on the platform at the 2007 Pac-10 Diving Championships, which was the first time in several years a Golden Bear had finished in the top 10 in any event at the conference meet.

Her performance qualified her for the NCAA Zone E Regional in which she finished sixth in the platform, 14th on the one-meter board and 19th in the three-meter final. Before the Pac-10 Championships, Young likewise paced the Bears on both boards and on the platform.