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    Aug. 30, 1997

    Joy Stover Takes Second Silver Medal at World University Games

    EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern senior swimmer Joy Stover (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence) earned her second silver medal at the 19th summer edition of the World University Games in Sicily, Italy. She finished second in the 1500-meter freestyle with a time of 16:45.47 and earlier this week captured the silver medal in the 800-meter freestyle. She finished second both times to fellow American Suzanne Black.

    Stover was pleased with her second strong swim of the week. "I felt really good tonight," she said. "I was only two seconds off my best time. I think going one-two was a great way to end the week. This whole competition has been really exciting."

    Dominique Diezi (Zurich, Switzerland/Kantonsschule Stadelhofen), a sophomore on Northwestern's team, is competing for Switzerland at the World University Games. She also competed in the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics for the Swiss National Team.

    The International University Sports Federation (FISU) conducts the World University Games every two years for student-athletes between the ages of 17 and 28. Eligible athletes must be registered for a full course of study at a university or have obtained their degrees within a year of the Games.