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January 10, 2007

Top ECAC Weekly honor for Plymouth State diver

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

Senior Danielle DeStefano (Centerville, Mass.) was selected the ECAC Women's Division III Diver of the Week. It is the second time in her career that she has received the weekly honor from the ECAC.

A former gymnast now in her third year as a diver, DeStefano (left) led the Panthers with victories in both diving events in a 154-135 dual meet loss to Bentley. She scored a season-best 230.50 points to win on one-meter and a career-high 248.40 to win on three-meter. Her score on the high board was less than a point off the school record of 248.80 set by Becky Huntington in January of 2001.

DeStefano is unbeaten on both boards in four dual meets this season, and she won the Little East Conference championships on both boards last month. She placed third on one-meter and second on three-meter at last year's New England Championships.

PSU, 1-3 overall, is back in action this Saturday at Bridgewater State (1:00 p.m.)

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