Ishimatsu Named Pac-12 Women's Diver Of The Month For February
March 10, 2014
USC junior Haley Ishimatsu, was named Pac-12 Women's Diver of the Month for February, the Pac-12 announced Monday (March 10), after winning two of the three diving events at the recently completed Pac-12 Championships.
Ishimatsu, the defending Pac-12 and NCAA champion on platform, won her first conference springboard title at USC with a 347.25 in a tight battle. She bested Stanford's Stephanie Phipps (338.50), the winner of the one-meter dive, to mark USC's 27th Pac-12 diving title and the 12th on 3-meter.
Ishimatsu then followed her 3-meter performance by becoming the first Pac-12 woman to repeat on platform since Arizona State's Trish Tumlinson did so in 2004 and 2005. Her 340.20 points, more than 40 better than second place, were a Pac-12 Championships meet record and 5.40 off the conference record, giving USC 28 total conference titles.
Ishimatsu earns her first-career monthly honor and the 12th overall diving honor for USC, the most of any Pac-12 school.