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ASU Diving 1996-97 Season Highlights


  • Men's Swimming and Diving (Ernie Maglischo/4th Year; Ward O'Connell/23rd Year): Finished 11th at the National Championships held at Minneapolis.
  • Recorded a 7-4 dual record and a fifth place finish in the Pac-10.
  • The diving team finished first at the Pac-10s for the second year.
  • Junior Justin Eck placed 5th in the 3-meter at the Pac-10s.
  • Freshman Allen Sonkin finished 6th in the Platform.
  • Junior Craig Hutchison earned Academic All-America with a 3.69 grade-point average.
  • Juan Beltran (2nd), Guillermo Diaz De Leon (2nd), Mike Melley (2nd), Scott Brown (HM) and Jason Hatcher (HM) were Pac-10 All-Academic selections.
  • The swim team earned team All-Academic honors for the seventh straight semester.


  • Women's Swimming and Diving (Tim Hill/12th Year; Ward O'Connell/23rd Year): Finished in 28th place at the National Championships in Indianapolis.
  • Posted an 8-5 dual record with a sixth place showing at the Pac-10s.
  • Most victories (eight) since 1989-90.
  • Sophomore diver Katrina Pfueffer qualified for the NCAAs where she placed 13th on the platform, earning her All-America honors.
  • Finished fourth on the 3-meter and fifth on the 1-meter and platform at Pac-10s.
  • Pfueffer also made the Pac-10 All-Academic first-team.
  • Seniors Kathryn Williams (2nd) and Melissa Newman (HM) were also Pac-10 All-Academic selections.

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