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Clemson Diving Coach Leslie Hasselbach Honored

June 8, 2005

CLEMSON, SC–Clemson diving coach, Leslie Hasselbach was inducted into the Fremont Ross High School (Fremont, OH) Sports Hall of Fame.

Hasselbach won six letters at Ross competing in diving, track and cross country. She also won four letters in cheerleading. Four of the athletic letters were in diving where she set numerous team, sectional, and district records.

In diving as a freshman, Hasselbach set school records for six dives and 11 dives and improved on those records in each of the next three years. She won four league or conference diving titles along with sectional titles as a junior and a senior. She also won the district title as a senior. She qualified for the state meet her sophomore year, finishing 19th, and was seventh as a senior.

Hasselbach also won several invitational diving titles in her four years including the Cleveland State Viking Invitational her senior year. She also won numerous other awards including the State Board of Education Merit Award, Academic All-Ohio, Presidential Fitness Award, and the Ross Senior Female Athlete of the Year.

Hasselbach has just completed her fifth year as the head diving coach at Clemson.

At Clemson she has coached the Clemson divers to 26 top 16 finishes at the ACC Championships including an ACC Champion, three runner-up finishes and 11 top eight finishes. She has coached four Clemson divers to the NCAA Zone competitions seven times.

She was a diver at the University of Toledo and earned a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education with an emphasis in Social Sciences from Toledo in 1999. As a diver at Toledo in 1995-99, she was named all-conference four times with the Rockets and qualified for the NCAA Zone meets all four seasons.

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