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By Mark Derowitsch
Being deaf would not help in most
sports, but Eric Ognibene sees at least
Ognibene is 70 to 80-percent deaf,
but that hasn't hindered Nebraska's
All American diver.
"Without my hearing aid I don't hear
anything at all," Ognibene said. "A lot
of people think that's good, because I
can concentrate a lot better and I don't
have to hear any noise. I never thought
about it because I never heard it
"1 think it is an advantage to be able
to not listen to any sound or little
noises that might be distracting," he
said. "But I do get nerous. A lot of
people think that I don't get nervous,
but I do. When I see all the people
around, that makes me nervous. But I
can really narrow down my concentra
tion bett er without my hearing aid, so I
think that might be an advantage."
Ognibene, a senior from San Anto
nio, Texas, was born deaf because his
mother had German measles while she
was pregnant. But even at an early age,
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Ognibene was diving.
Ognibene started diving when he
was 8 because he preferred it to swim
ming. His brother got him interested in
swimming, but it wasn't long before he
joined his sister on the diving platform.
In fact, it wasn't long before he was
diving better than his high-school-age
Ognibene was a high-school Ail-
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American and state champion during
his senior year. He also competed in
gymnastics and had to choose what
sport to compete in during college.
That choice, he said, was easy.
"I had a number of scholarship
offers for diving and gymnastics, so I
had to choose one sport, because it
would be very difficult to choose both
sports while going to school," Ogni
bene said. "I only spent five years in
gymnastics and I spent a lot more time
diving. I chose diving because I spent
so many years doing it. I feel I have
more of a chance diving going to the
Olympic trials, which I'm trying to go
Last year, Ognibene was on the U.S.
National Diving Team. If he can qualify
this year, Ognibene automatically will
be invited to the Olympic trials.
So far this season, Ognibene won the
Big Eight Conference Championships
in both the one- and three-meter events.
That was the third time in his four
years at Nebraska that he won the con
ference title on the one-meter board;
he finished second as a freshman.
He said he hopes to make the Olym
pic team, if not in 1988, in 1992.
"My main concern this summer is to
work on my platform," Ognibene said.
"My main thing is to get to the Olympic
trials. If I get there, anything can
happen. If I make the Olympics, great.
If not, I still have another four years."
'Without my hear
ing aid I don't hear
anything at all. A
lot of people think
because I can
concentrate a lot
better and I don't
have to hear any
One thing Ognibene doesn't lack is
confidence. He said he isn't nervous
against the best competition since he's
been competing with it.
"I have been competing with Greg
Louganis with the U.S. National Team,"
Ognibene said. "I feel that I have
enough experience to compete. Just
recently I was in Fort Lauderdale and I
was competing against Louganis and
Mark Bradshaw. That kind of competi
tion gives me confidence. Competing
with Greg Louganis, I feel that it's not
too much of a big deal because he's
human. He's not perfect, but he is the
best diver in the world. That really
helped me to be competing against
someone like that."
Football ticket lottery
begins March 30
The student season football ticket
lottery will be March 30 through April 3
from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
at the South Stadium Ticket Office. A
completed application, cash, personal
check or money order and current full
time student ID must be presented.
A group representative may present
all applications with individual pay
ments and current full-time student
IDs at the ticket office. The maximum
size for a group is 100. Students will
draw a lottery number; the highest
number will be filled first.
Student price will be $49 for seven
home games. A spouse ticket may be
purchased for $129.50.
All students may apply after April 3
until 4 p.m. on Augut 25.
Applications are available at the
Athletic Ticket Office (South Stadium
117), Student Accounts (Administra
tion Building 110) and the East Union
Nebraska's powerlifting club
recorded three first-place finishes
and set a new weight-class record
during Saturday's Nebraska State
Nebraska's team, which hosted
and won the meet, was repres
ented by six men. Mike Kros
placed first in the 148-pound
class, lifting a total of 1,140
pounds. In the 165-pound class,
Nebraska's Steve Pankas finished
in first place with a total of 1,330
pounds and LarryTewell finished
third with a total of 1,220 pounds.
Pankas also set a new record in
the deadlift, lifting 550 p. nds,
and Tewell tied the bench press
record of 3 pounds.
Dolan Smith, also from UNL's
team, won fH 181-pound class
with a total a 345 pounds. The
other Nebraska finishers were
Craig Schink, who placed third
in the 198-pound c lass, and John
Gross, who lifted 1,290 pounds in
the 220 pound class. '
Other records set during the
six-team meet were in the 220
pound class by Mike Bollard and
Norm Svoboda, both from Wayne
State College. Levi Webb, also
from Wayne State, set three new
records in the super-heavyweight
Nebraska's powerlifting club
will host a body-building phy
sique meet in the Nebraska Union
on April 18. The meet is open to
men and women.
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