Stanford Diving Coach Dr. Rick Schavone Honored With Coaches WhoSam Award

Sept. 19, 2003

San Diego, CA - Stanford men's and women's diving head coach Dr. Rick Schavone received the prestigious Coaches' Whosam Award at the 2003 Aquatic Sports Annual Convention in San Diego earlier this month. Schavone, a two-time NCAA Diving Coach of the Year, will enter his 25th year as the Stanford diving coach in 2003-04.

The Whosam award, named after 1948 and 1952 Olympic gold medallist Sammy Lee, annually honors a diving coach and athlete that adhere to the highest standards of physical and mental well-being.

'I was quite honored to receive this award,' said Schavone. 'Sammy Lee is a very special person, and I was moved that he considered me for this honor.'

Laura Wilkinson, a 2000 Olympic diving gold medallist, earned the Athletes' Whosam Award for 2003.

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