Women's Swimming

    Cassandra Cardinell  
    Cassandra Cardinell

    RS Senior

    Loudonville, N.Y.

    High School:


    Redshirt Year (2004-05)
    Won the NCAA platform championship in 2005, coming from behind to take the title with 501.45 points ... finished ninth on the one-meter ... also won the platform at the Big Ten Championships ... sat out the fall semester due to foot surgery ... made an immediate impact in her first competition as a scoring diver by winning the one-meter against Ohio State with a zone-qualifying mark of 283.12 ... posted three more zone cuts with a first-place 291.90 in the one-meter against Purdue, a 308.70 for first on the one-meter against Penn State and a 327.08 for second on the three-meter against the Nittany Lions ... named a CSCAA Scholar Athlete ... participated in the USA Diving International Team Selection Camp in Indianapolis ... hard work in Indianapolis paid off as she earned spots at both the China Open and USA/FINA Grand Prix teams at the camp ... participated in the 2005 World University Games, taking silver in the 10-meter and fourth place in the 10-meter synchro.

    Senior Year (2003-04)
    Redshirted to train for the Olympic Games ... was a member of the U.S. Olympic Team in the synchro 10-meter platform event with Sara Hildebrand ... the duo made the team by winning the event at the U.S. Olympic Trials ... in Athens, the pair was seventh in the event ... at the U.S. Olympic Trials, advanced to the finals of both the 10-meter platform (8th) and three-meter springboard (7th) events ... teamed with Hildebrand to win the synchro three-meter and platform competitions at the U.S. Nationals ... was also the National runner-up on the one-meter at the event ... placed fourth on the platform at the U.S. Nationals ... for the second straight year was runner-up to Hildebrand for the All-Around Award.

    Junior Year (2002-03)
    Academic All-Big Ten and CSCAA Academic All-American ... earned All-America honors on the 10-meter platform with a fifth place finish ... also earned honorable mention All-America honors for her 10th place performance on the one-meter ... was runner-up to teammate Sara Hildebrand on the one-meter at the 2003 Big Ten Championships ... also at the Big Ten Championships, she finished fifth on the three-meter and third on the platform.

    Sophomore Year (2001-02)
    At the 2002 U.S. Outdoor Nationals, finished fifth on 10-Meter and coupled with Sara Hildebrand to win synchronized platform...earned All-America honors at 2002 NCAA Championships, finishing fourth on platform and 16th on one-meter ... placed 16th on the one-meter at the Big Ten Championships ... also placed seventh on the three-meter at Big Ten's ... was an CSCAA Academic All-American.

    Freshman Year (2000-01)
    At 2001 Big Tens, placed fifth on one-meter, 12th on three-meter, and ninth on platform ... at NCAA zone diving championships, recorded a sixth-place finish on one-meter, fifth on platform, and 13th on three-meter ... at US Indoor Nationals, finished 12th on one-meter and third on synchronized three-meter ... finished third in synchronized platform and eighth on platform at Outdoor Nationals.

    A New York State champion, she earned All-America honors ... finished her career as the state record holder for 6- and 11-dives ... dove for Maria Coomaraswamy with Club Flip & Rip ... high school coach was Ned Monthie ... a Telecommunications major, Cardinell was born April 12, 1982.

    Career Bests

    315.20 (11/2/02)
    Three-meter (Dual Meet)
    327.08 (1/29/05)
    Three-meter (Invite)
    462.60 (3/22/02)
    461.35 (2/22/03)

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