March 29, 2004
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Arizona State junior diver Trisha Tumlinson was named the Pac-10 Conference Women's Diver of the Year for 2004 while diving coach Mark Bradshaw was named the women's Diving Coach of the Year.
Tumlinson, a junior from Spring, Texas, finished second on the platform at the NCAA Championships with a score of 454.35, to earn the highest finish of her career and her second straight first team All- American nod. Tumlinson ran away with the women's meet at the Zone E Diving Regionals, earning top honors on both the 1m (564.70) and platform (434.60) while she came in second on the 3m (486.85). At the Pac-10 Championships, she won titles in both the platform and the 3-meter springboard and placed fourth in the 1-meter event. Tumlinson is also last year's Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year.
Bradshaw's accolade as women's Coach of the Year is the first of his career and follows up a 2003 season in which he was named the NCAA Men's Diving Coach of the Year and the Pac-10 Men's Diving Coach of the Year. In 2004, he oversaw Tumlinson's success in a season that saw her become the first Sun Devil woman since Tracy Cox in 1987 to win two diving titles at the conference meet and also improve from a seventh-place finish on the 3-meter at the 2003 Pac-10 meet to Pac-10 Champion this year.