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Talia Spenziero of Siena Named to CDSWOY 2024 Class

ALBANY, NY – Talia Spenziero, a senior at Siena College, has been named as one of the three collegiate award recipients for 2024 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year organization.

Talia, who competes in swimming & diving, will be recognized at the Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala on Monday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Schenectady. Tickets are available online at or at the Proctors Box Office.

The Capital District Sports Women of the Year organization (CDSWOY) honors the best and brightest female student athletes from high schools and colleges in the Capital District of New York State. The student-athletes will be recognized for their achievements in academics, athletics, and community service. More information is provided at the website:

Academically, Talia graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Health Studies at Siena. She earned an Outstanding Academic Athlete Award and received the distinguished Alpha Kappa Alpha membership award, which is the highest award granted to a Siena Honor Society member. Talia was a two-time CSC (College Sports Communicators) Academic All-District Selection. She earned MAAC All-Academic and MAAC Academic Honor Roll recognition throughout her collegiate career.

Athletically, Talia was a five-time All-MAAC Diver at Siena. She finished second in one-meter diving and fourth in three-meter diving at the 2024 MAAC Swimming & Diving Championships. A six-time MAAC Diver of the Week in the 2023-24 season, Talia received 11 weekly MAAC honors during her career. She was the 2023 MAAC One-Meter Diving Champion and was the MAAC Co-Diver of the Meet at that championship event. She is a two-time NCAA Diving Zone Regional Qualifier (2022 and 2023), and a one-time competitor in that meet.

Talia’s community service includes her time as a Global Medical Volunteer at Oaxaca, Mexico in 2022. Weekdays, she spent five hours every morning learning about the disparities in the healthcare system and the struggles of those with lower incomes. She volunteers at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society and at Albany Medical Center. At Albany Med, Talia provides activities at the children’s hospital. She is a member of the Red Cross Club at Siena, where she assists in service events including blood drives, fundraising management, 5K runs, and food drives. She also coaches for the Siena swim clinic.

Talia becomes the second Siena College student-athlete selected by CDSWOY. She joins Olivia Lomascolo, who was selected in 2023.

A total of 10 high school and three college female student-athletes will be honored at the August 12 event. The next recipient will be announced on June 26.