Hostage And Schavone Win Pac-10 Women's Diving Honors

April 11, 2008

Walnut Creek, Calif. - Stanford freshman diver Meg Hostage and head diving coach Dr. Rick Schavone were honored when the 2007-08 Pac-10 year-end honors were announced by the conference on Thursday. Hostage won both the conference's Women's Diver of the Year and Diving Newcomer of the Year awards for the first time in her rookie year. Schavone was named the Pac-10's Women's Diving Coach of the Year for the sixth time in his career and second in a row.

Hostage dominated her competition in the first year of her collegiate career. At the Pac-10 Championships in Federal Way, Wash., she was named the Pac-10 Diver of the Meet after winning the 3-meter competition and placing second in the 1-meter at the event. Her success continued at the NCAA Zone E Meet, where she qualified for the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships by capturing the 1-meter diving and platform titles and finishing second in the 3-meter event. At the NCAA Championships, Hostage was second in the women's platform diving and placed 13th in the 1-meter to earn a pair of All-American honors.

Schavone completed his 30th season at Stanford in 2007-08 and now has coached his men's and women's divers to a combined 36 Pac-10 titles. Schavone has also had at least one All-American on the women's side for 14 straight seasons and 26 of the last 27 campaign.

Other honors on the women's side were received by Arizona's Lacey Nymeyer (Swimmer of the Year) and Frank Busch (Swimming Coach of Year), as well as Ariana Kukors (Swimming Newcomer of the Year).

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