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Volume 68, Issue 52, Wednesday, November 6, 2002


Pakhalina adds to Cougar trophy case, wins 6th DOW

The awards keep piling up for UH.

Tuesday, it was the swimming and diving teamis turn as senior diver Yulia Pakhalina was named Conference USA Diver of the Week. It is the first time the Russian native has won the award this season. Pakhalina earned the same award five times during the 2001-02 season.

Pakhalina was the only diver to score more than 300 points on the one-meter board against Arkansas on Saturday. She scored 395.18 points in the three-meter.

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Senior diver Yulia Pakhalina earned her sixth Conference USA Diver of the Week award Tuesday. It was the first time she has won this season.

She has now won 44 of the last 45 diving events in which she has competed, including 22 consecutive wins in the three-meter event. 

Pakhalina, freshman Azul Almazan and senior Veronica Smith will travel to Knoxville, Tenn., to compete in the Tennessee Diving Invitational on Friday. The entire team will be back together to host Louisiana-Monroe during a dual meet at the UH Natatorium on Nov. 16.

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