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January 11, 2006

Top ECAC Weekly honor for Plymouth State diver

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - A member of the Plymouth State University women's swimming and diving team was recognized Tuesday with a top regional honor by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

Junior Danielle DeStefano (Centerville, Mass.) was selected the ECAC Women's Division III Diver of the Week. It is the first time in her career that she has been honored by the ECAC.

A former gymnast now in her second year as a diver, DeStefano (left) led the Panthers with victories in both diving events in a 167-128 dual meet loss to Bentley. She scored 194.15 to win the one-meter event, and 212.50 to capture the three-meter event.

DeStefano has swept both diving events in four out of five dual meets this season. She placed 12th on one-meter and ninth on three-meter at last year's New England Championships.

PSU, 2-3 overall, has its next two meets at home - this Saturday against Bridgewater State (1:00 p.m.), and next Wednesday (Jan. 18) vs. Keene State (6:00 p.m.)

 

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