Arizona State's Micky Benedetti and Stanford's Meg Hostage Named Pac-10 Divers of the Month

March 5, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE diver Micky Benedetti and STANFORD's Meg Hostage have been named Pac-10 Divers of the Month for February, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Benedetti, a junior from Rome, Italy, became the first Sun Devil and eighth Pac-10 diver to sweep the diving events at the Pac-10 Championships. Benedetti, who was last year's NCAA runner-up on the platform, broke the Pac-10 and ASU record on the platform to defend his title with a score of 434.70. He also took home the 3M title for the second consecutive year with a score of 398.85. He also won the 1M with a score of 366.20. For these accomplishments, Benedetti was named Diver of the Meet.

This is the fifth monthly honor for Benedetti and Arizona State's eighth men's Diver of the Month all-time.

Hostage, a freshman from Potomac, Md., impressed the judges at the Pac-10 Diving Championships as she placed first in the 3M with a score of. 300.90. On opening day, she notched a score of 289.25 in the 1M, good for second place.

This is the second monthly honor for Hostage and Stanford's fourth women's Diver of the Month all-time.

2007-08 PAC-10 MEN'S DIVER OF THE MONTH: Nov. - Micky Benedetti, ASU; Dec. - Micky Benedetti, ASU; Jan. - Sam Helvie, CAL; Feb. - Micky Benedetti, ASU.

2007-08 PAC-10 WOMEN'S DIVER OF THE MONTH: Nov. - Marisa Samaniego, UCLA; Dec. - Meg Hostage, STAN; Jan. - Samantha Young, CAL, Feb. - Meg Hostage, STAN.

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