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Ardavanis Earns Third Verizon WAC Diver of the Week Award


DENVER, Colo. – After winning both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events vs New Mexico State on Saturday, NAU junior Kristy Ardavanis has been named Verizon WAC Diver of the Week for the third time this season. She has swept the diving events in four of the five meets that she has competed in this season and has won nine of 10 diving events overall in duals.

A native of Gilbert, Ariz., Ardavanis opened the diving competition in Las Cruces with a score of 277.88 on the 3-meter to win by more than 29 points. She followed with a winning total of 268.28 in 1-meter competition. She has already reached NCAA Zone Qualifying Standards in both the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions this season and has the second-best 1-meter score and third-best 3-meter score in the WAC this season.

Ardavanis and her teammates will close 2011 competition at the UNLV Winter Invitational Dec. 17-19.