Dec. 12, 2001
UCLA Head Diving Coach Tom Stebbins has signed two recruits for 2002-03. Amanda Blong and Paige Thompson will join the Bruins as true freshmen in the fall.
Blong is from Potomac, MD and attends Sidwell Friends School. She is a Junior All-American and will compete on all three diving events during her freshman year. She has been an outstanding age group diver, excelling on all three boards.
Paige Thompson is from Phoenix , AZ (Mountain Pointe HS). She is the AZ high school state champion and State Diver of the Year. She has been a successful age group diver and will compete on all three diving events while at UCLA.
"Both of these athletes will have a huge impact on the immediate future of our program," said Stebbins. "I am looking forward to working with each of them to help them to attain their lofty individual and athletic goals they have both set for themselves. We are very happy to be able to call them Bruins."