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Mark Pappalardo
Mark Pappalardo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
LaGrange, Ill.

High School:
Lyons Township

Event:
Diving


2006-07: NCAA Zone C qualifier for fourth straight season...posted team's top scores on both the one- and three-meter boards...captured the Horizon League title on the one-meter board with a score of 301.10 at the league meet...placed second in the three-meter competition at the league championships despite posting a career-best mark of 365.95...tallied a career-best score of 336.90 on the one-meter board versus Saint Louis on Nov. 18...notched seven first place finishes on the one-meter board and three on the three-meter board during the season.

2005-06: Took fourth place in the one-meter finals with a score of 268.80 at the Horizon League Championships...placed seventh in the three-meter finals with a score of 273.05 at the league meet...captured a one-meter victory with a 331.95 against Iowa...turned in a second-place 31..85 on the three-meter board against the Hawkeyes...won the one-meter event (258.46) while placing second on the three-meter board 250.43) against Eastern Illinois...took first on the three-meter board with a 303.98 while finishing second on the one-meter board with a 265.65 against Wright State...placed first in the one-meter rankings with a 275.10 at UW-Milwaukee...victorious in the one-meter (316.10) while placing second in the three-meter (318.20) against Saint Louis and Western Illinois...won the three-meter event with a 321.45 against Butler...captured a three-meter win with a 272.10 and scored a second-place 266.40 on the one-meter board against Ball State...turned in a second-place 284.10 in the one-meter event at the Bill Ritter Invitational...led team in one-meter (275.30) and three-meter (307.35) events at Cleveland State.

2004-05: Team's leading diver in 11-dive three-meter event with a 488 at the Horizon League Championships...squad's second-best scorer in one-meter (276.05) and six-dive three-meter (275.95) events during the year...qualified for NCAA Zone C Championships for second consecutive season...shared Diver of the Year honors on the team with Ryan Fitzer...team's top finisher in both one-meter and three-meter dives at Horizon League Championships with third-place overall showings...captured two one-meter wins and two three-meter victories during the year...won three-meter dive with 234.15 in season opener against Eastern Illinois...led team in both one-meter (second place overall) and three-meter (third overall) events at the UIC Diving Invitational...won one-meter board against Western Illinois...took one-meter event against Valparaiso...grabbed three-meter victory against UW-Green Bay...placed second in three-meter event at the Bill Ritter Invitational.

2003-04: Led team with six-dive three-meter score of 280.28 in event win against Wright State...posted UIC's second-leading one-meter score, turning in a 295.05 against Butler...owned team's third-best 11-dive three-meter mark with a 375.05 at the Bill Ritter Invitational...placed tenth in the three-meter event and ninth in the one-meter at the league championships...one of only two UIC men's divers to earn a berth to the NCAA Zone C Championships...won the one-meter event at his first meet against Eastern Illinois...placed second in the one-meter and third in the three-meter at the UIC Diving Invitational...took first in the one-meter with a 251.75 at the UW-Milwaukee Quad Meet...won the one-meter board at the Bill Ritter Invitational.

Prep/Personal: Four-year letterwinner as a diver at Lyons Township...made three state meet appearances, placing 16th overall in 2003...earned academic honors in his senior year...also played for the Lions baseball team as an outfielder for three seasons...born March 26, 1985...son of Nathaniel and Marcia Pappalardo...major is secondary education/math.

Career Best Scores

Event				 Score		Date
One-Meter Dive (Six Dives)	          295.05		11-15-03
Three-Meter Dive (Six Dives)	 280.28		11-1-03
Three-Meter Dive (11 Dives)	          488.00		2-22-05
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