O'Rourke Earns More Accolades On Day Three of ECAC's


Ian O'Rourke

BOSTON, Mass.- The final day of the ECAC Championship event was intense for the Niagara swimming and diving teams, with sophomore diver Ian O'Rourke (Grand Island, N.Y.) picking up the 2009 ECAC Men's Diver of the Meet award.

The Western New York native was able to win the one-meter diving event on Friday with a score of 274.85, but finished second in the three-meter event to MAAC rival Brendan Cavallaro from Rider. O'Rourke swept both events at the 2009 MAAC Championships, where he was also named Diver of the Meet. The business major will be back in action on March 13th at the NCAA Zone-A Meet.

Freshman Ashley Jones (Lockport, N.Y.) finished fifth in the one-meter diving event, with a score of 202.65. Harvard's Anne Taylor won the event with a score of 219.85.  

The men's team finished in 11th place of 23 teams, while the women's team finished in 20th place of 26 teams.