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DATE: Sat., March 10, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Swimming & Diving

Sponholz fifth in NCAA 3-meter event

HOUSTON, Tex. -- Kelly Sponholz (Alden/Alden) earned her second All-American honor Saturday at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving championship meet.

Two days after finishing third in 1-meter springboard diving, Sponholz finished fifth in the 3-meter event with 434.35 points for 11 dives. It represented an improvement of nine places at the NCAA; she was 14th as a freshman last season.

The top eight finishers earn All-American status. Junior Doria Holbrook of Mass. Inst. of Technology won the 3-meter competition with 480.90 points.

When she finished third in the 1-meter competition Thursday, Sponholz became the first Fredonia State woman to become All-American in the sport, and recorded the highest finish by a Blue Devil since backstroker Jim Healy was second at the 1968 NAIA meet.

The three-day meet was held at the University of Houston Recreation Center. The men's championships will be held there next weekend, with Blue Devil senior Scott Horsington (Rochester/Churchville-Chili) competing in both diving events.

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For more information:

NCAA Division III Women's Swimming & Diving results

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