UCLA's Paige Thompson Named Pac-10 Women's Diver of the Month

Feb. 13, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA diver Paige Thompson has been named Pac-10 Women's Diver of the Month for January, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Thompson a senior from Phoenix, Ariz., placed in every January meet for the Bruins. In Indiana, the senior finished third in both the one-meter and three-meter events, scoring 289.95 and 305.55, respectively.

At Stanford, Thompson scored 302.48 to win the three-meter event. She finished second on the one-meter board, scoring 273.00. Thompson finished the Bay area trip sweeping both springboard events at California. After winning on the one-meter board (260.48), Thompson set a meet record, scoring 316.50 to win the three-meter.

This is the second monthly honor for Thompson and UCLA's second Diver of the Month honor all-time. Thompson is the first female diver in the Conference to win the award in back-to-back months.

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

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