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  Micky Benedetti
Micky Benedetti

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rome, Italy

High School:
LSS Farnesina

Event:
Diving

--Benedetti set to take final dives (by Tim O'Donnell, Statepress.com/March 26, 2009)

--ASU swimmers in search of an upset (by Alex Espinoza, asuwebdevilarchive.asu.edu/January 25, 2008)

**Returning All-American**

2007-08:

•Named First-Team All-America on the 1-meter

•Earned honorable mention All-American accolades on both the platform and 3-meter

•Became the first Sun Devil and only eighth Pac-10 diver to sweep the diving events at the Pac-10 Championships

•Won the platform and 3-meter at the Zone E Championships

•Placed fourth on the 1-meter

•Named Pac-10 Diver of the Year

•Was named Pac-10 Diver of the Month three times (November, December, February)

•Set a new school and Pac-10 record on the platform at the Pac-10 Championships with a score of 434.70

•Named Pac-10 Diver of the Meet at the Pac-10 Championships.

2006-07:

•Earned First-Team All-American honors on platform after being runner-up

•Was only one point behind the NCAA Champion

•Also earned Honorable Mention All-American Honors on both the 3-meter and 1-meter springboard

•Set a new ASU record on platform (412.10)

•Was the Zone E Platform Champion at the Zone E Championships

•Also placed second on the 1-meter and third on the 3-meter at the Zone E Championships

•Named Pac-10 Champion on both the 3-meter and Platform

•Recorded a season-best score of 381.50 on the 1-meter at the Ohio State Invite where he placed first

•Tallied season-best 3-meter score at the Pac-10 Championships (433.10) and season-best platform at NCAA Championships (412.10)

High School/International:

•A 2003 graduate of LSS Farnesina in Rome, Italy

•Also competed at the club level for GS. Fiamme Oro Roma

•Finished third in the 10m synchro event at the 2006 European Diving Championships

•Won a bronze medal on the 10m synchro at the 2005 FINA Grand Prix in For Lauderdale, Fla.

Personal:

•Majoring in business at ASU

•Parents are Danilo and Flavia Benedetti of Rome, Italy

•Has three siblings, Chiara (30), Allegra (30) and Susanna (26)

•Born Dec. 17, 1984 in Parma, Italy

•Full name is Michele Benedetti.

PERSONAL BEST SCORES
1 Meter: 390.00
3 Meter: 437.63
Platform: 434.70

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