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Obituaries

Wendy VanDerWoude
Wendy VanDerWoude, RIT diving coach, passed away suddenly Sept. 27. She was starting her first season as the men’s and women’s swim coach. VanDerWoude, a world champion diver in 1982 and Olympic bronze medalist at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games, also served as pool manager. Lou Spiotti, director of RIT’s Center for Human Performance, says, “It was pretty significant for us to have someone of Wendy’s caliber both as a competitor and, more importantly, as a human being. She had a magnetic personality and people at RIT just embraced her so quickly. She was a champion and she carried herself like one.”
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