USC's Blythe Hartley Named Pac-10 Women's Diver of the Month

Dec. 15, 2005

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC diver Blythe Hartley has been named Pac-10 Women's Diver of the Month for November, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

A senior from Vancouver, Canada, Hartley won several springboard events throughout the month, including the one-meter springboard (309.25) at the Trojan Diving Invitational. She continued to win both springboard events in a dual meet at Arizona, scoring 320.85 in the one-meter and 339.35 in the three-meter.

In the Women of Troy's first victory of the season over Arizona State, the three-time NCAA champion swept the springboard events for the second straight day. She finished the one-meter event with a 315.67 mark, before scoring 322.72 in the three-meter springboard.

Considered one of the top divers in the world, Hartley won her third World Championship medal and second on the one-meter springboard (325.65) at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal. She also earned a bronze medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens in the 10-meter synchronized diving event. The 2002 NCAA Women's Diver of the Year has also won six Pac-10 titles and has finished second in the Conference twice.

This is the third monthly honor for Hartley and USC's third Diver of the Month all-time.

2005-06 PAC-10 WOMEN'S DIVER OF THE MONTH: Oct. - Tiffany Manning, Sr., ARIZ; Nov. - Blythe Hartley, Sr., USC

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