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    Oct. 7, 1997

    Northwestern Names Donnie Torres Head Diving Coach

    Sonya Porter Named Assistant Women's Swimming Coach

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Head Women's Swimming coach Jimmy Tierney announced today the hiring of Donnie Torres as head men's and women's diving coach and Sonya Porter as assistant women's swimming coach.

    Torres, a 1993 graduate of Florida Atlantic University, comes to Northwestern from Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce, Fla., where he served as the head diving coach and fitness room facilitator, athletic trainer and strength and conditioning coach since 1994. He was an assistant diving coach at the the Coral Springs Aquatic Center from 1992-93 and served as a student coach for the men's and women's diving teams at Indian River from 1987-88.

    During his tenure at Indian River, Torres tutored 23 junior college All-Americans, 10 junior college national champions and was named the 1997 Junior College National Coach of the Year.

    Porter, a 1996 graduate of the University of Alabama and a 1993 graduate of the University of Canberra, Australia, worked as a volunteer assistant swimming coach at Colorado State University since 1996. As a student at Alabama, she served as a student assistant coach from 1993-96.

    Porter earned a bachelor of science in exercise physiology from Canberra and a bachelor of science in biology and human performance from Alabama. She graduated Cum Laude and was a four-semester member of the President's list at Alabama. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation.