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Sponholz adds ECAC award

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CONTACT: Jerry Reilly,
Sports Information Director

DATE: Thurs., Feb. 19, 2009


Swimming & Diving 

FREDONIA, N.Y. -- For the fifth time as a collegian, Fredonia State diver Kelly Sponholz (Alden) is ECAC Division III Female Diver of the Week.

Sponholz, a senior and six-time All-American, won the SUNYAC 1-meter and 3-meter springboard diving titles last week while breaking her own conference records with NCAA provisional qualifying scores -- 471.95 in the 1-meter, 543.80 in the 3-meter. She was named Outstanding Female Diver, an honor she received all four seasons she competed at Fredonia State, and finished with an 8-0 record in conference championship meets.

Earlier this week, Sponholz was named SUNYAC Female Diver of the Week for the fourth time this season. This is also her second ECAC weekly honor this season. She was previously honored for the week ending Dec. 14. She also received the same regional dintinction once as a freshman, once as a sophomore, and once as a junior.

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