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Jan. 18, 2005

Columbus, Ohio – Senior Mitch Richeson was named the Big Ten Diver of the Week Tuesday after winning both of the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events in the Buckeyes 163-111 win at Ohio last Saturday. Richeson (Greenwood, Ind./Greenwood) won the 1-meter event with a score of 312.08, and the 3-meter with a score of 343.43.

This is the first Big Ten accolade Richeson has received this year, but the third in his career. He earned the award the week of Jan. 3 2004, following the Ohio meet and also for the week of Nov. 13, 2002 for a win at the Tennessee Diving Invitational.

This season, Richeson has won the 1- and 3-meter event three times each. His season-high score for the 1-meter event is 343.3 from the meet vs. Miami (Ohio). For the 3-meter event his season high is 350.93, from a meet against West Virginia.

Richeson and the Buckeyes return to action Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. when the team plays host to Michigan State.