May 21, 2002
Head Diving Coach Tom Stebbins has announced the 2002 spring recruits. Carly Banks and Sara Clark will join fall signees Amanda Blong and Paige Thompson as true freshman in 2002-2003.
Carly Banks (Laguna Hills, CA/Laguna Hills HS) dives with the Mission Viejo Nadadores Dive Team. Banks is an All-American Diver who plans to pursue a pre-med course of study during her undergraduate years. She is a three event athlete who has been a junior national finalist and a senior national qualifier. Banks chose UCLA over USC. "Carly will add great front line strength to our young class," said Stebbins. "She is a dynamic athlete with huge upside."
Sara Clark (Los Gatos, CA/Los Gatos HS) dives with the Stanford Diving Team. Clark is an All-American Diver who is undecided in what area she will study. She is a very powerful three event athlete who has been a junior national finalist. Clark chose to attend UCLA over USC, Cal, Stanford, the University of Virginia, and the University of Florida."Sara has not been diving for very long and will add great depth to our roster," said Stebbins. "Sara's future is very bright."