Diver wins C-USA award
Despite the Cougars’ disappointing start to the 2010 season, there was one bright spot that emerged from this past weekend’s pair of losses.
UH diver Anastasia Pozdniakova was named Conference USA Diver of the Week on Tuesday. Pozdniakova, who, along with former Cougar Yulia Pakhalina took silver in the 2008 Olympics in the women’s 3-meter synchronized springboard, has won the C-USA Diver of the Week honor three times this season and 17 times in her illustrious career.
Her latest success should not come as a surprise, as she claimed first place in the 1- and 3-meter diving competitions over the weekend against North Texas and SMU — the sixth-consecutive meet in which she has accomplished the feat. Her score of 397.65 points in the 3-meter event against North Texas on Friday was a high for this season. Pozdniakova followed by setting a SMU pool record the next day with a score of 352.88 in the 1-meter event.
The Cougars return to the pool when they host Tulane, LSU and Rice on Friday and Saturday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium.