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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2001 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 18, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8890/show/8759.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2001 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8890/show/8759

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 2001 - Sports, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed December 18, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/8890/show/8759.

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Title Houstonian 2001
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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Title Sports
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript SPUSH, SPLASH The UH swimming and diving teams take steps toward becoming a force By Tom Carpenter The Cougar swimming and diving teams, under the leadership of head coach Ginger Hurley, have pooled their talents to make a big splash on the NCAA scene this year. Freshman Yulia Pakhalina, from Penza, Russia, won NCAA championships in the one-meter and the three- meter springboard. Pakhalina was the first Cougar to win an NCAA championship. The freshman sensation is a former world champion and a 2000 Olympic gold medalist. Pakhalina was named NCAA Diver of the Year and her coach, Jane Figueiredo was named Coach of the Year. Figueiredo brought worldwide acclaim to the Cougar diving program as the coach of the Russian synchronized diving team that captured the gold medal in the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Seniors Angela Sanchez, Elizabeth Boyce, Jelena Matovic and Augustina Foglietta set the pace for the Cougar swimmers in 2001. The four seniors helped the team to their best-ever finish at the National Independent Championships. Under Hurleys leadership, the Cougar swimming and diving team is climbing up the NCAA ladder of success into the realm of champions. Pin point accuracy Freshman diver Yulia Pakhalina scores a near-perfect dive in splashing her way into the NCAA's Diver of the Year award. Pkhalina also won the one-and three- meter springboard NCAA titles. Photo by Pin Lim only too happy to take over." Figueiredo went to Sydney, Australia as a coach for a member of the Russian diving team, Vera llyina, who competed in her third Olympics, llyina won the gold medal in the 1-meter dive and synchronized three-meter springboard events. Figueiredo said that llyina had only two years of college eligibility left when she arrived in the United States, and Texas was the only college she could get llyina into at the time. "Our family provided her with a place to stay. I couldn't have done that if she'd come to the University of Houston," Figueiredo said. Figueiredo and llyina had been friends for a number of years and the coach's primary concern was to get llyina out of Russia and into America. "To me, it was more important to get her here. Some things are more important than winning," Figueiredo said. Figueiredo has been coaching llyina for the past four years. The path to becoming an Olympian demands great sacrifices. "Gold medals are nice, but it's the process that separates the women from the girls," Figueiredo said. Figueiredo believes that many ath letes reach the pinnacle of their career and then lack the confidence to achieve their goal, an Olympic gold medal. "It's that edge. You have to believe you're capable and that you're worth it. A lot of athletes get to that point and think they can't win a gold medal, it's just impossible." — Tom Carpenter Swimming and Diving 0