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  Marisa Samaniego
Marisa Samaniego

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Altadena, CA

High School:
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

Height:
5-5

Event:
Diving

Birthdate:
09/19/1986

2008-2009 - Earned NCAA All-American honorable mention honors with a 16th-place finish on 3M (also finished 24th on 1M) ... Finished second on 3M and 22nd on 1M at Zones ... Pac-10 champion on 1M and placed sixth on 3M ... Finished second on both 1M and 3M against USC ... Won the Cal dual on 1M ... Finished third on both 1M and 3M at Stanford ... UCLA Invite 1M champion ... Tallied 1M wins against USD, ASU and AZ and was 3M champion at ASU ... Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Named Most Valuable Diver for the team ... Also earned the Iron Effort award for excellence in the weight room.

2007-2008 - Placed 17th on 1M (265.75) and 21st on 3M (276.35) at the NCAA Championships ... NCAA Zone E Champion on three-meter with a lifetime-best score of 632.15 ... Finished eighth on 1M (227.70) and seventh on 3M (281.25) at Pac-10's ... Tallied seven dual meet wins throughout the year, including sweeps of one-meter and three-meter against Arizona State, Arizona and California ... Also won 1M against Stanford (273.30) and USC (297.22) ... Won the 3M competition at the Hoosierland Invite (310.10) and Trojan Invite (288.70) ... Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... Named Most Valuable Diver by the team ... Also earned the Diving Iron Effort Award for her excellence in the weight room ... November Pac-10 Diver of the Month.

Summer 2007 - Finished seventh on 1M at U.S. Senior Nationals (248.90) ... Won the Senior Zone Championships on 1M (245.50) and was fifth on 3M (224.25).

2006-2007 - Earned All-American honors with her sixth-place finish on 1M at the NCAA Championships (333.25), setting a new school record in the process ... Also finished 31st on 3M at Nationals (286.95) ... Was second on 1M (287.40) and 3M (324.50) at the Pac-10 Championships ... Placed second on 1M (268.70) and fourth on 3M (268.10) at the Minnesota Invite ... Finished third on both 1M (265.12) and 3M (266.77) against USC ... Won the 1M competitions against Cal (258.07) and ASU (273.97) ... Was fifth on 1M at the Texas Invite (271.05) ... Finished third on 3M against ASU (270.82) and Arizona (285.23) ... Placed second on 1M (265.00) and third on 3M (268.86) at the Trojan Invite ... Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

Summer 2006 - Placed 17th on 1M (191.10) and 24th on 3M (204.81) at U.S. Senior Nationals ... Finished third on 3M (233.80) and third on 1M (214.90) at Senior Zones to qualify for the National meet.

2005-2006 - Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year ... Competed on 1M and 3M at the NCAA Championships ... Placed 12th (517.95) on 3M and eighth on 1M (521.40) at the Zone E Championships ... Finished fifth on 1M (273.60) and ninth on 3M (273.00) at the Pac-10 Championships ... Finished third on 1M and fourth on 3M against USC ... Third on 1M and 3M against California ... Finished fifth on 1M and 3M against Stanford ... Second on 1M and fifth on 3M against Indiana ... Placed second on 3M and third on 1M against ASU ... Finished second on 3M and fourth on 1M at the Trojan Diving Invite ... Won 1M against UCSD/USD ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll. Summer 2005 - Finished 19th on 3M at the Speedo National Championships (204.81) ... Placed sixth on three-meter at the Zone D Championships, and earned a berth into the Senior National Championships ... Also placed 10th on one-meter at Zones.

High School - Four-year letterwinner in swim and dive ... Named Diver of the Year by the LA Daily News ... Scored 518.5 points at the Southern Section Division I Championships, becoming the region's first female diver to win a division title since 1998 ... Four-time first-team All-American ... Four-time Mission League Champion ... CIF runner-up in 2002 and 2004 ... All-CIF first team (`05) and second team (`04) ... Competed for Rosebowl Aquatics under coach Roland King ... 2002 Junior Olympic Winter Champion ... Qualified for USA/Canada Team in 2002 and 2003.

Personal - Born September 19, 1986 in Pasadena, CA ... Daughter of Luis and Margaret Samaniego ... Has one brother, Eddie ... Pre-History major.

Best Dives
1M - 333.25
3M - 328.15
Platform - 181.65


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