Women's Swimming
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    USC Diving Coach Hongping Li with sophomore diver Haley Ishimatsu after she became the third Trojan women's diver to win an NCAA title, all under Li.
    USC Diving Coach Hongping Li with sophomore diver Haley Ishimatsu after she became the third Trojan women's diver to win an NCAA title, all under Li.

    April 11, 2013

    USC 14th-year head diving coach Hongping Li, on the heels of another strong showing by Trojan divers including an NCAA title by sophomore Haley Ishimatsu, was named 2013 Pac-12 Women's Diving Coach of the Year on Thursday (April 11) for the fifth year in a row and for the 10th time overall - both conference records.

    Li has guided Trojan men's and women's divers to seven NCAA titles, including Ishimatsu's 2013 platform crown in March when the first-year Trojan shattered the NCAA record for points (396.75) in the event.

    Overall, USC divers under Li have earned 35 All-American honors and 28 Pac-12 titles. Li was also the 2002 and 2006 NCAA Women's Diving Coach of the Year.

    Ishimatsu also won the platform title at the 2013 Pac-12 Championships and was second on 1-meter and fourth on 3-meter, earning Women's Diver of the Meet honors. She followed that with wins on 1-meter and platform at the 2013 NCAA Zone E Championships. She dominated the platform with 729.85 combined prelim and final points, including a 99-point dive scored as a perfect 10, the first of her career.

    Freshman Sam Adams was also a two-time finalist at the Pac-12 Championships and just missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships.