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Dan Mazzaferro
Dan Mazzaferro

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Cheshire, Conn.

High School:
Cheshire

Height:
6-0

Event:
Diving

Major:
Chemistry

Olympic Trials Finalist
Seven-time All-American
Three-time SEC Champion (Platform, 3-Meter)
SEC Academic Honor Roll
CSCAA Academic All-American
2009-10 Academic Team Captain
2009-10 Student Athlete Advisory Committee President

Senior Season (2009-10)
Earned a medical redshirt.

Junior Season (2008-09)
Finished third on the three-meter synchronized springboard with teammate Kelly Marx at the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia ... Also picked up a ninth-place finish on the platform at the meet ... A two-time All-America Honorable Mention at the 2009 NCAA Championships .. Took 11th on the three-meter springboard with a score of 391.50 ... Was 10th on the 10-meter platform with a score of 431.65 ... Also competed on the one-meter springboard at the national meet ... Had a successful Southeastern Conference meet, picking up a second-consecutive title on the platform ... Score of 487.90 was a SEC and James E. Martin Aquatic Center record on the platform ... Recorded his first SEC title on the three-meter with a personal-best score of 420.90 ... Finished tied for second with teammate Kelly Marx on the one-meter after tallying a score of 372.75 ... Was Vice President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Sophomore Season (2007-08)
Competed at the 2008 USA Diving Olympic Trials in the platform competition ... Finished seventh after three days of competition with a total score of 1,246.30 points, finishing four-tenths of a point out of sixth place and an invitation to the Olympic Selection Camp ... Earned a bid to the Olympic Selection Camp along with Miami's (Fla.) J.J. Kinzbach as the pair competed in the synchronized platform ... Earned All-America honors on all three boards at the NCAA Championships ... Finished 16th on the one-meter with a score of 306.45 ... Finished eighth in the three-meter competition with a score of 370.75 ... Rounded out the NCAA meet by finishing fifth on the platform (440.55) ... Won his first conference title at the SEC Championships, setting a then-SEC record score of 444.65 on the platform ... Also finished fourth on both springboards, scoring a 335.05 on the one-meter and a 390.75 on the three-meter ... Recipient of the Stanley Louis Sugar Memorial Scholar award ... A 2008 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV At-Large First Team.

Freshman Season (2006-07)
Competed in the platform and synchronized platform with J.J. Kinzbach at the 2007 World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand ... Finished seventh on the platform at the N.S. Diving National Championships with a 429.30 in the finals ... Advanced to the three-meter quarterfinal at nationals, finishing 16th with a 315.00 ... Teamed up with Kinzbach in the synchronized platform at nationals, finishing third with a score of 369.90 ... A two-time All-American at the NCAA Championships ... Finished seventh on the platform with a 332.05 ... Was 11th on the three-meter with a 352.40 and finished 19th in the one-meter preliminaries with a score of 300.25 ... Was runner-up to teammate Steven Segerlin on the platform at SECs with a score of 396.60 ... Finished fifth on the three-meter (360.30) and sixth on the one-meter (323.40) at the conference meet ... His score of 325.90 on the one-meter at SECs was a season-high score, as was his 396.60 on the platform ... Set a season-high on the three-meter against Florida with 360.37 points ... Named SEC Freshman Diver of the Year.

High School
Attended Cheshire High School ... Competed for the Southern Connecticut Club Diving team under coach Jesse Cyr ... Four-time Academic All-American ... Four-time All-American ... Connecticut state champion and Southern CT champion all four years ... National Honor Society member ... Finished third on platform at Senior Nationals ... Four-time Connecticut MVP ... State and high school record setter for six and 11 dives.

Personal
Parents are Thomas and Cynthia Mazzaferro ... Has one brother, Thomas, who is a former swimmer and water polo player at Villanova and is currently employed by J.P. Morgan Chase ... Majoring in chemistry.