Senior Haley Anderson, defending champ in 500 free, leads strong Trojan contingent.
Sophomore claims second win of event thanks in part to first career perfectly scored dive.
Five-diver contingent eyeing berths to NCAA Championships.
Senior Haley Anderson leads Trojans into four-day meet in Washington, beginning Wednesday.
Trojans put their five-meet win streak over the Bruins on the line on Senior Day.
Victoria Ishimatsu, an NCAA and Pac-12 champion diver, five-time All-American and four-time Pac-12 Women's Diver of the Year, is in her first year as a USC volunteer assistant diving coach in 2012-13.
2012: Ishimatsu, as a 2012 senior co-captain, became the conference's first female swimmer or diver to earn the annual athlete of the year honor four consecutive times after another superb season. She won her first career NCAA title on 1-meter springboard at the 2012 NCAA Championships to complement an All-American performance on 3-meter. At the 2012 Pac-12 Championships, she became the first Pac-12 woman to win an event four years in a row when she captured the 3-meter springboard. She also won 1-meter for the third year in a row, giving her seven career conference crowns. Additionally, her second-place on platform at the Pac-12s was a career best finish and helped secure her third straight Pac-12 Diver of the Meet honor. She was named Pac-12 Women's Diver of the Month for November and February, giving her a record seven monthly awards for her career.
2011: Ishimatsu became the first Pac-10 woman to earn Pac-10 Diver of the Year honors three years in a row as a 2011 junior. She was a two-time individual point-scorer at the 2011 NCAA Championships, taking ninth on 1-meter (336.50) and 13th on platform (295.85). She was forced to withdraw from the 3-meter competition after striking her foot during a dive, but was able to come back the next day and score in the platform event ...Ishimatsu qualified for the NCAA Championships after sweeping the springboard events at the Zone E Championships, where she scored 643.30 on 1-meter and 631.95 on 3-meter ... For the second year in a row, Ishimatsu was named Pac-10 Female Diver of the Meet at the 2011 Pac-10 Championships after repeating as champion on both springboards. She won the 1-meter title with 366.75 points and 3-meter with 357.95. She also reached the finals on platform, taking fourth (265.60) ... Earlier in the semester, Ishimatsu qualified on all three boards for the first time on the national level at the 2011 U.S. Diving Winter Nationals. She finished fifth on 1-meter springboard, reached the semifinals of 3-meter and competed in the quarterfinals of platform (her first nationals competition on platform).
2010: Ishimatsu, as a 2010 sophomore, had a fantastic season, capping it off with a pair of All-American performances at the NCAA Championships and her second consecutive Pac-10 Women's Diver of the Year award. She first finished fifth on 1-meter springboard (329.15) for the second year in a row and then earned her first All-American honor on 3-meter with a fourth-place finish (357.15), becoming USC's first two-time All-American diver since 2006. She also scored on platform, taking 10th (270.40) ... At the 2010 Pac-10 Championships, Ishimatsu won her first title on 1-meter (332.80) and won the 3-meter (381.15) for the second year in a row. She was fifth on platform (258.20) and earned Pac-10 Diver of the Meet honors ... At the 2010 Zone E Championships, she won both springboards as well ... She was a two-time Pac-10 Women's Diver of the month for November and February ... After the season, Ishimatsu teamed with former teammate Ariel Rittenhouse to win the bronze medal in women's synchronized 3-meter in the final stage of the FINA/Li-Ning Diving World Series meet in Veracruz, Mexico.
2009: As a 2009 freshman, Ishimatsu earned Pac-10 Women's Diver of the Year and Newcomer of the Year honors after she earned All-American honors on the 1-meter springboard at the NCAA Championships, finishing fifth (304.45). She also scored points on platform with a 12th-place mark (260.95) and was 25th on 3-meter (272.25) ... At the Pac-10 Championships, Ishimatsu won a Pac-10 title on 3-meter (327.70) -- taking the lead on her final dive. She was also second on 1-meter (313.90) and seventh on platform (223.00). USC's most consistent diver all season, she carried that over to the 2009 Zone E Championships, where she qualified for the NCAA Championships on the first day with a third on 3-meter (583.05). She then took second on 1-meter (572.10) and was third on platform (456.95) ... During the summer competition, she was fourth on 3-meter synchro at the 2009 FINA Canada Cup.
2008: Ishimatsu took a year off before entering college to prepare for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials and trained at the U.S. Diving National Training Center ... At the Trials, she was sixth on 3-meter, qualifying for the U.S. Diving Olympic Selection Camp. She was up for consideration for the second U.S. slot on 3-meter for the Olympics, but was not selected ... At the 2008 U.S. Senior Nationals, she won the 1-meter springboard and was eighth on 3-meter ... She also won the 1- and 3-meter springboard at the 2008 USA Junior Nationals.
HIGH SCHOOL: Ishimatsu graduated from Halstrom High in Oceanside, Calif., in 2007. She won the 1-meter title and was second on 3-meter at the 2007 Junior Pan Am Games and won the 1- and 3-meter titles at the 2007 U.S. Junior Nationals. She was also second on 1-meter and eighth on 3-meter at the 2007 U.S. Senior Nationals ... At the 2006 Junior World Championships, she was 13th on 1-meter. At the 2006 J.O. Summer Nationals, she was second on 1-meter and fourth on 3-meter ... At the 2005 J.O. Summer Nationals, she was third on 1-meter and 3-meter ... Competed at the 2004 Junior World Championships, taking sixth on 1-meter and 3-meter. Also in 2004, won the J.O. Summer National 3-meter and was second on 1-meter. She was CIF diving champion while attending Los Alamitos High as a 2004 freshman and was an All-American in 2004 and 2005.
CLUB: Pacific Diving Academy / Trojan Dive Club / National Training Center.
PERSONAL: Younger sister Haley, now competing at USC, competed in the 2008 Olympics on 10-meter platform and synchro.