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For Immediate Release: December 10, 2008
Contact: Ian Milne (sports1@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

Graham and Maney named America East Divers of the Week

America East Weekly Release

VESTAL, N.Y. -- It would be the last time Senior Kristen Maney would suit up for the Bearcats, and she went out with a splash. Maney won the three-meter board event at the Bearcat meet against Cornell with a score of 239.03, and was recognized by the America East Conference for her first-place finish with diver of the week accolades. Senior Ryan Graham was also tabbed with the honor.

"The most rewarding win on the women's side was Kristen Maney," commented head coach Sean Clark after the meet on Saturday. "She's graduating in December so this is her last collegiate meet. She won the three-meter board in her last ever competition."

Maney has enjoyed a strong year, winning the one-meter board with a score of 271.00 at the Bucknell Invitational, and added two fourth place finishes in a meet against UMass.

Graham, swept the one and three-meter diving events in Binghamton’s meet against Cornell with scores of 280.80 and 297.83, respectively. This is Graham’s second sweep of the boards at a meet this season.

Graham has continued to improve in his career, and last year finished third place on both boards at the 2008 America East Championship. Graham also placed in the top-25 in both diving events at the 2008 NCAA Diving Zone A Championships.

The Bearcats will have a break in scoring competition until they travel to Buffalo on January 11 for a meet beginning at 2 p.m. Binghamtons' next and final home meet of the seaon is against St. Bonaventure taking place on Saturday, Janurary 17 starting at 1 p.m.

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