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Stanford To Host 2002 NCAA Zone E Diving Meet This Thursday-Saturday
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 03/12/2002

March 12, 2002

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THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEET
Thursday-Saturday, March 14-16 (12 pm, 12 pm, 1 pm)
NCAA Zone E Diving Meet (Maas Family Diving Center, Stanford, CA)

*Thursday - Men's 3-Meter, Women's 1-Meter
*Friday - Men's 1-Meter, Women's 3-Meter
*Saturday - Men's And Women's Platform

A QUICK LOOK AT THE NCAA ZONE E MEET
Stanford will host the 2002 NCAA Zone E Diving Meet this Thursday-Saturday, March 14-16, at the Maas Family Diving Center on the Stanford campus (dates and times of specific events are listed above). The women's field has 46 athletes from 18 teams entered, while the men's field has 23 athletes from nine squads as of March 12, 2002. The NCAA Zone E Diving Meet is a qualifying meet for the 2002 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. Meet results will be available at gostanford.com.

MEN'S TEAMS COMPETING AT THE 2002 NCAA ZONE E DIVING MEET
Air Force, Arizona, Arizona State, Brigham Young, California, Hawaii, Stanford, UNLV, Wyoming

WOMEN'S TEAMS COMPETING AT THE 2002 NCAA ZONE E DIVING MEET
Air Force, Arizona, Arizona State, Brigham Young, California, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Northern Arizona, Pepperdine, San Diego, Stanford, UC Irvine, UCLA, USC

STANFORD MEN'S DIVING UPDATE AND QUICK NOTES
Adam Peterson has been the team's top diver for most of the season ... Peterson finished sixth in the platform, seventh on the 1-meter and eighth on the 3-meter at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships ... Peterson had three individual victories during the season, winning the 1-meter and 3-meter events at USC (2/9/02), and the 1-meter competition against Cal State Bakersfield (1/4/02) ... Jesse Fonner was also an individual winner in the 3-meter at the Stanford Invite (11/2/01).

STANFORD WOMEN'S DIVING UPDATE AND QUICK NOTES
The women's diving team has been a key to the success of the women's swimming and diving squad all season thanks to a deep eight-member squad ... The women were able to score a total of 21 places in the three diving events at the Pac-10 Championships (2/28 - 3/2) to help the Cardinal to victory ... Ashlee Rosenthal was Stanford's top individual finisher at the Pac-10 Championships with a second-place showing in the 1-meter event ... McKenze Murphy's fifth-place Pac-10 finishes in both the 3-meter and platform led the Cardinal in those events ... Murphy has the team's top performances this season in the 1-meter dual (288.75, 2/16/02) and 3-meter championship (509.15, 1/18/02) formats ... Kim Powers has team-bests in the 3-meter dual (317.03, 2/1/02) and platform (426.85, 11/3/01), while Rosenthal has the best Cardinal showing in the 1-meter six optionals format (286.80, 2/28/02) ... Murphy won a team-high six events during the season, winning the 1-meter and 3-meter in dual meets versus UCLA (2/1/02) and California (2/16/02), as well as the 3-meter against Arizona State (1/26/02) and at the Texas Invite (12/1/01).

STANFORD MEN AT 2002 PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Adam Peterson led the Stanford men's diving team at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships by finishing sixth on the platform (454.05), seventh in the 1-meter (292.05) and eighth in the 3-meter (448.05). Brian Ferris finished eighth (371.50) in the platform, 10th in the 1-meter (262.95) and 11th in the 3-meter (413.25).

STANFORD WOMEN AT 2002 PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Stanford scored 21 places at the 2002 Pac-10 Championships. Ashlee Rosenthal had the team's top individual finish with a second-place showing in the 1-meter (286.80). Rosenthal was followed in the 1-meter by McKenze Murphy (7th, 252.85), Kim Powers (8th, 246.05), Alexis Sowa (9th, 235.95), Katie Berglund (12th, 224.65), Erica Sorgi (14th, 219.65), Lauren Donovan (15th, 214.95) and Erin Lashnits (19th, 206.50).

In the 3-meter competition, Murphy had the top finish with a fifth-place showing (483.60), followed by Rosenthal (6th, 474.35), Sorgi (7th, 469.20), Sowa (11th, 424.85), Donovan (13th, 418.05), Berglund (15th, 412.35) and Lashnits (23rd, 327.25).

Murphy also led the Cardinal in the platform with a fifth-place finish (387.45), followed by Sorgi (6th, 379.75), Rosenthal (7th, 379.10), Donovan (12th, 329.65), Sowa (13th, 326.50) and Lashnits (274.55).

STANFORD MEN AT 2001 NCAA ZONE E DIVING MEET
Gavin Olmstead finished seventh in the 3-meter competition (505.45) and 10th in the 1-meter (273.70) at the men's 2001 NCAA Zone E Diving Meet held March 9-10 in Federal Way, Washington. Olmstead was the only Cardinal diver in the competition.

STANFORD WOMEN AT 2001 NCAA ZONE E DIVING MEET
Stanford's Erin Sones was the individual champion in the platform (433.10) at the women's 2001 NCAA Zone E Diving Meet held March 9-10 in Federal Way, Washington. Sones also finished second in the 1-meter (278.90) and third in the 3-meter (505.20) competitions. McKenze Murphy is Stanford's top returnee from last year's meet. Murphy placed second in the platform (427.05), third in the 1-meter (272.00) and fifth in the 3-meter (473.35). Alexis Sowa also competed in the meet for the Cardinal, finishing 12th in the platform (329.55), 19th in the 1-meter (223.25) and 21st in the 3-meter.

CURRENT CSCAA MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING DIVISION I POLL (MARCH 1, 2002)
1. Stanford (8), 2. Auburn, 3. Texas, 4. California, 5. Tennessee, 6. Minnesota, 7. Arizona State, 8. USC, 9. Arizona, 10. Michigan, 11. Florida, 12. Virginia, 13. South Carolina, 14. Georgia, 15. Texas A&M, 16. SMU, 17. Wisconsin, 18. Alabama, 19. Pittsburgh, 20. Penn State, 21. Indiana, 22. Georgia Tech, 23. Purdue, 24. North Carolina, 25. Northwestern.

CURRENT CSCAA WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING DIVISION I POLL (MARCH 1, 2002)
1. Stanford (8), 2. Auburn, 3T. Arizona, 3T. California, 5. Texas, 6. Georgia, 7. Florida, 8. USC, 9. SMU, 10. Notre Dame, 11. UCLA, 12. Arizona State, 13. Penn State, 14. Virginia, 15. North Carolina, 16. Michigan, 17. Wisconsin, 18. Northwestern, 19. Pacific, 20. Maryland, 21. Indiana, 22T. Purdue, 22T. Florida State, 24T. Texas A&M, 24T. Alabama.

STANFORD HEAD DIVING COACH DR. RICK SCHAVONE
Dr. Rick Schavone is in his 23rd year as the head men's and women's diving coach at Stanford. Schavone is considered one of the top diving coaches in the nation. His many honors have included NCAA Diving Coach of the Year (1992, 1993) and Pac-10 Diving Coach of the Year (1995, 1997, 1999, 2000). Schavone has led his divers to eight individual NCAA championships, 60 All-American honors and 31 individual Pac-10 titles during his tenure on The Farm.

Schavone has also coached extensively on the international level. He has served as the head coach for several United States diving teams, including competitions in Rome and Vienna with the U.S. National Team in 1999, the 1997 World University Games in Sicily, Italy, and the 1990 Goodwill Games. He has also headed the U.S. National Team at the 1993 World University Games, four World Age Group Championships (1984, 1987, 1988, 1989) and the 1985 European Youth Championships in Aachen, Germany. Schavone was one of only 12 coaches nationwide who qualified for the 1988, 1992 and 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials. In the summer of 1995, Schavone traveled with the U.S. National Team to China and served as a coach at the World Cup in Atlanta.

2002 NCAA ZONE E MEET DIVING ENTRANTS (as of 3/12/02)

MEN
AIR FORCE (1) - Brady Lindberg (Fr.)
ARIZONA (5) - Josh Anderson (So.), Scott Koenig (Jr.), Omar Ojeda (Jr.), Ruben Vaca (Sr.), Alex Vollelunga (So.)
ARIZONA STATE (2) - Gordon Blukis (So.), Thomas McCrummen (Fr.)
BRIGHAM YOUNG (5) - Justin Beardall (So.), Andy Bradley (Fr.), Viraj Patil (Sr.), Aaron Russell (Jr.), Justin Wilcock (Jr.)
CALIFORNIA (3) - Nic Bartolotta (Jr.), Nathaniel Dean (Fr.), Robert Quinn (So.)
HAWAII (2) - Jonathan Coyle (So.), Michael Gowdy (So.)
STANFORD (3) - Brian Ferris (So.), Jesse Fonner (So.), Adam Peterson (Fr.)
UNLV (1) - Luke Richmond (Sr.)
WYOMING (1) - Oscar Delgado (Sr.)

WOMEN
AIR FORCE (1) - Katherine Hulse (Fr.), Sarah Law (Sr.), Jessica Williams (Jr.)
ARIZONA (3) - Megan Chambers (Fr.), Claire Febvay (So.), Tonia Kunk (Fr.)
ARIZONA STATE (2) - Natalie Burgess (Sr.), Jessica Stenson (So.)
BRIGHAM YOUNG (1) - Kelli Einfeldt (Jr.)
CALIFORNIA (1) - Christina Flynn (Jr.)
COLORADO STATE (1) - Lori Andersen (So.)
FRESNO STATE (3) - Lindsey Paulekas (Fr.), Ashleigh Raley (Fr.), Nicole Recupito (So.)
HAWAII (2) - Sarah Farr (Jr.), Maggie Roberts (Fr.)
NEVADA (5) - Christie Bulmer (So.), Christine Lachman (Fr.), Kate Oiness (Sr.), Krista Sunderman (Jr.), Julie Whitehead (Sr.)
NEW MEXICO (2) - Becca Barras (Fr.), Tracey Berghian (So.)
NORTHERN ARIZONA (4) - Anna Deem (So.), Courtney McKenzie (Jr.), Kathryn Morgan (Jr.), Maryann Wagener (Jr.)
PEPPERDINE (1) - Michelle Barker (Jr.)
SAN DIEGO (1) - Chelsea Flemmer (Fr.)
SAN JOSE STATE (2) - Raachel Dutra (So.), Tracy Harrison (So.)
STANFORD (6) - Lauren Donovan (Fr.), McKenze Murphy (Jr.), Kim Powers (Sr.), Ashlee Rosenthal (Fr.), Erica Sorgi (Fr.), Alexis Sowa (Sr.)
UC IRVINE (2) - Tiffany Bradford (Jr.), Melissa Nilmine (So.)
UCLA (7) - Elizabeth Ackerman (Sr.), Michelle Brown (So.), Regan Gosnell (Jr.), Jennifer McNally (Jr.), Heidi Prosser (Jr.), Kasey Reinhard (So.), Janine Strack (Fr.)
USC (3) - Kellie Brennan (Sr.), Nicci Fusaro (So.), Blythe Hartley (Fr.)


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