FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas will send all five divers to the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships, starting Monday, March 5 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.
Senior Nicole Gillis and junior Marissa Green will each compete in all three events, while freshmen Brooke Schultz and Maha Amer and junior Caroline Welch will each compete in just the one-meter and three-meter springboards.
Schultz is looking to continue her impressive freshman campaign on the boards. The Fayetteville native brought home two SEC Championships, winning the one-meter with a pool record 363.45, while taking home the three-meter crown with a school and personal record 385.65. She became the ninth SEC diver ever to win the 1m and 3m titles in the same season and the first since Kahlia Warner of Florida in 2016. Schultz leads Arkansas with 23 Zone scores this season, holding the top nine scores on the team in the one-meter and the top eight scores on the three-meter.
Behind her is Gillis who has 22 Zone scores. Gillis finished third overall on the one-meter at the SEC Championships, scoring 323.85. On the three-meter, she narrowly missed the finals by 0.05 points, scoring a 316.95 to finish ninth.
In her SEC Championship debut, Amer also impressed. She was one of three Razorbacks to make the one-meter final, finishing fourth with a personal-best 322.35. She finished 33rd on the three-meter with a score of 204.75.
Green finished 18th at the conference championships on the platform with a score of 204.00, 25th on the one-meter with a score of 237.10 and 32nd on the three-meter with a score of 210.10. She has nine Zone scores this season, three in each event.
Welch had a 21st-place showing on the three-meter at SEC’s, scoring a 266.60. On the one-meter, she finished 29th with a score of 224.70, while finishing 22nd on the platform (191.90). Welch has three Zone scores this season, all coming in the three-meter.
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Schedule of Events
Monday, March 5
11 a.m. – Women’s One-Meter Prelim/Final
Tuesday, March 6
11 a.m. – Women’s Three-Meter Prelim/Final
Wednesday, March 7
11 a.m. – Women’s Platform Prelim/Final
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