Danielle Senko Earns Conference Honors

Dec. 8, 2008

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA- Sophomore diver Danielle Sanko (Leicester, MA/Leicester HS) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's swimming team has been honored by the Little East Conference.

Sanko was named LEC Diver of the Week for her performance last week.

Sanko was the Little East Conference champion in three-meter diving, finishing first with 204.10 points. She finished second in the one-meter diving competition with 208.40 points. Against Eastern Connecticut State on Wednesday evening, Sanko finished first in both the one and three meter diving, with scores of 191.40 and 208.28, respectively.

"I'm pleased that she won the award, it was well-deserved," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Cathy Motta. "She's a hard worker."

"The improvement in Danielle's diving this year has been remarkable," said UMass Diving Coach Jerry Jennings. "Her dive list is constantly expanding, and I think that she will have an impact at the New England level and perhaps beyond that if she qualifies. She has a great future ahead of her."

The Corsairs will take time off for the holidays, returning to action when they host Elms on January 13th.