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Friday, June 8, 2018

Albiero Adds Diving Coach to Staff -- KY/IN All-Star Basketball Games -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Ryan Rougeux Hired as Head Diving Coach

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Ryan Rougeux spent last season as interim diving coach.  The success by the diving part of the swim and dive team led to Rougeux being promoted to head diving coach.

Rougeux was head coach at Wright State for three years before joining Arthur Albiero's staff in the 2017-18 season.  At Wright State, Rougeux had two conference championships, a school record diver, and multiple NCAA qualifiers.

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The young coach continued his success and improved his resume with the Cardinals.  Daniel Fecteau broke the school record in the platform at the Miami Invitational.  Molly Fears qualified for the NCAA 1M, 3M, and platform and was one of five divers to compete in the NCAA zones.  Both the men and women's teams placed second in the conference championships.

"I would like to thank head swim coach Arthur Albiero and athletic director Vince Tyra for this opportunity," said Rougeux.  "As a Louisville native, I have always admired the University of Louisville and its athletic program.  I am excited to continue my work here as the head diving coach and I look forward to building this program into one of the top in the country.  Go Cards!"

We look forward to seeing what Coach Rougeux will do with the diving program here at Louisville!

WBB's "Big Three" Recruits to Compete in Kentucky/Indiana All-Star Games

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Molly Lockhart, Seygan Robins, and Mykasa Robinson will put on a show the next two days in the Kentucky/Indiana All-Star games.  They will play tonight at 6:00 p.m., at Bellarmine University and tomorrow at 5:30 p.m., at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

The trio will represent the Kentucky side.  They have some experience playing together after being on the Kentucky Premier AAU team last year.

Louisville's "big three" enter the Cards WBB family as the No. 13 recruiting class- the seventh time in nine years the Cards have been Top 15.  All three were finalists for Kentucky's 2018 Miss Basketball Award with Robins claiming the honors.  Lindsey Duvall won it the previous year.

UofL's in-state talent is top notch and is sure to help draw in larger crowds at the KFC Yum! Center as Jeff Walz's 2018-19 squad is out for revenge and finish off some business from last year.  They already have their eyes focused on Tampa Bay in early April.

Other News and Notes

Congratulations to Dorcas Wasike for her second place finish in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Track and Field Championships yesterday! Other UofL women's participants yesterday were Makenli Forrest, finishing 18th in the Hammer throw and Gabriela Leon who was 16th. in the Pole Vault. Wasike earned All-American honors in both track and cross country this season.

Men's tennis finished the season ranked seventh in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association/Ohio Valley Region rankings.  The finished 15-11 after facing a top notch ACC schedule and strong out of conference schedule.

Grab your closest buddies and celebrate National Best Friends Day.  Maybe grab a jelly-filled donut and head to the zoo to see elephants in action.  It is also World Oceans Day so if any of our readers live by the beach head on out and clean up the beach a little on this good-weathered day.

The Cardinal Couple Radio Hour will be minus a knucklehead Saturday. Jared is back to his turning fives into twenties Saturday routine. We're pleased to have Mike Gilpatrick in his chair to fill in and we'll see how the River City Cards guru does on the weekly quiz.

Happy Friday and Go Cards!

- Jared -

1 comment:

  1. Nice effort from Dorcas Wasike in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Championships. It's the best ever performance by a Cardinal in the event. And, she's just a freshman. Impressive.



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