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  Alexis Sowa
Alexis Sowa

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Thousand Oaks, CA

High School:
Thousand Oaks HS

Height:
5-6

Event:
Diving

Experience:
4V

Career-Best, Season-Best: 1-Meter (356.85, 254.45*), 3-Meter (469.60, 469.60), Platform (384.70, 384.70) ... *6 Optionals Format

2002 NCAA Zone E Championships: Qualified for her first NCAA Championships with her performance ... Finished fifth in the 3-meter with a career-best score of 469.60, while placing sixth in the platform (380.95) and 10th in the 1-meter (238.70).

2002 Pac-10 Championships: Finished ninth in the 1-meter (235.95), 11th in the 3-meter (424.85) and 13th in the platform (326.50).

2001-02 Regular Season Highlights: Had a second-place finish in the 3-meter versus Arizona State (1/26/02, 285.60), as well as third-place finishes in the 3-meter versus Georgia (236.62, 10/24/01) and in the 1-meter versus Arizona (1/25/02, 252.00).

General: Has improved tremendously and could be one of the team's top divers in her final collegiate campaign ... Should vie to qualify for the NCAA's this year and has an opportunity to score at the event ... Has become much stronger off the board throughout her collegiate career.

As a Junior in 2000-01: Had an excellent junior campaign, setting new career-best performance marks in 1-meter dual (238.20), 3-meter championship (456.75), 3-meter dual (255.53) and platform (376.05) events ... Finished 12th in the platform (329.55), 19th in the 1-meter (223.25) and 21st in the 3-meter (229.10) at the NCAA Zone E Meet ... Had third-place showings during the regular season in the 3-meter at California (2/10), as well as in the platform versus SMU/Texas (2/3) and at the Texas Invitational (12/3).

As a Sophomore in 1999-2000: Finished ninth in the 3-meter (432.84), 12th in the platform (345.80) and 15th in the 1-meter (335.16) competitions at the Pac-10 Championships ... At the NCAA Zone E meet, finished 15th in the 3-meter (424.70) and 20th in the 1-meter (181.60) ... Had a nice third-place performance in the 1-meter (356.85) in a dual meet at USC ... Finished tied for 19th in the collegiate version of the 3-meter (247.80) and 20th in the 1-meter (180.75) at the 2000 All-American hosted by Texas.

As a Freshman in 1998-99: Scored in all three events at her first Pac-10 Championship meet ... Finished 11th off the 3-meter (404.15) and 13th in both the 1-meter (322.25) and platform (273.55) competitions ... Finished 14th in 1-meter (340.25) and 18th in 3-meter at the NCAA Zone E championships ... Placed 10th in the 1-meter (352.30) and 11th in the 3-meter (364.05) at the Georgia Invitational ... Finished 11th in the 3-meter (378.90) and 17th in the 1-meter at the USC Invitational.

National/International Competition: Competed at the 2001 Speedo National Outdoor Diving Championships, finishing 28th in the platform ... Qualified for U.S. Senior Nationals for the first time in the summer of 2000 ... Alternate for the 1997 Junior World Championships.

High School: A 1998 graduate of Thousand Oaks High School ... Entered college at 16 years of age, after skipping the first and sixth grade ... Thousand Oaks High School Female Athlete of the Year ... Won three Marmonte League titles and finished among her CIF section's Top 5 for three straight years ... Twice named an honorable mention All-American ... Three-year team captain and MVP ... Named 1997 Athlete of the Year by the Ventura Star ... Valedictorian, graduating with a 4.9 GPA ... National Merit Finalist ... Senior Class President.

Club: Club team is the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center ... Club coaches are Van Austin, Tom Scotty and Jeff Stabile.

Personal: Human Biology major ... Daughter of Peter and Cynthia Sowa.

Coaching Staff on Sowa: "Alexis is possibly the most improved diver we've ever coached. She had a tremendous summer season, and we're looking for her to have a big senior year. She will be vying to qualify for the NCAA's this season. She's a solid diver without a lot of weaknesses and the weaknesses that she's had, she's fixed."


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