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Sara Quijano Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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JUNIOR (2000-01): At the NCAA Zone E Diving Championship, placed 24th on the one meter with a score of 210.00, 36th on the three meter with a score of 177.70, and 19th on the platform with a score of 225.95. Made the finals on both the one meter and the three meter at the Trojan Invitational... Received a 2000-01 Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention.

SOPHOMORE (1999-00): Competed in all of the Wildcats home dual meets as a sophomore... Dived for the Wildcats at the 2000 Pac-10 Championships and at the Zone E Diving Championships.

REDSHIRT (1998-99): Utilized her redshirt year and did not compete in the 1998-99 season.

FRESHMAN (1996-97): Earned one varsity letter for the Cardinals in 1997-1998...Finished 11th in the one meter dive (322.35) at the Mid-American Conference Diving Championships... Recorded season best mark of 232.50 in the three meter versus Valparaiso on 12/12/97...Finished second on the platforms at the 1998 MAC Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in diving under coach Nan Verkaik at Santa Barbara High School, in Santa Barbara, Calif... Capped undefeated seasons in the Channel League with titles as a junior and senior... Schools Most Valuable Diver and won the Coaches' Award both seasons... Won the league crown in 997 with a conference record score of 423.25 (11 dives)... School record holder in that event and six dives (312.05)... High school diving team most improved award in 1995... Santa Barbara News Press Athlete of the Week Award... Western Winter National Participant in 1998... Advanced to the Junior Olympic Zone Championships on the one meter and three meter in 1995, 1997, and 1998... Advanced on the three meter in 1996... three meter finalist at the 1996 U.S. Senior Summer Zone Championships.

PERSONAL: Sara Jean Quijano... Born 9/29/79 in Santa Barbara, Calif... Daughter of Ralph and Cathy Quijano... Macy's National Scholar... National Honor Society... Selected for Who's Who Among American High School Students... California Scholarship Federation seal bearer... A Political Science major at the UA, with aspirations of becoming a third grade teacher.

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