DALLAS – Arkansas rising sophomore diver Brooke Schultz clinched a national title at the USA Diving Senior National Championships on Friday in the 3-meter synchro, along with Murphy Bromberg of Texas, as the pair posted 287.40 points to take first and secure a spot on Team USA at next month’s FINA Diving World Cup.
The pair held a second-place position in the preliminary round, and trailed in the finals through rounds one and three. The duo leaped from third to first in the fourth round, securing 72.00 points off of their most successful dive, a back 2 1/2 pike to secure their first place finish.
The World Cup appearance marks the first World Cup competition for Schultz as she will make an appearance in Wuhan, China this June. The Fayetteville, Arkansas native finished 25th at the 2017 FINA World Championships last summer in the 3-meter springboard.
This past spring, Schultz claimed Arkansas’ third national title, and first since 1985, with a school and personal-record 399.45 points in the three-meter finals of the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. In conference competition, Schultz took the first and second Southeastern Conference titles in school history in the one and three-meter springboard.
Synchronized Women 3m Springboard (Final)
- Samantha Bromberg | Brooke Schultz, 287.40
- Krysta Palmer | Alison Gibson, 262.20
- Sarah Bacon | Kristen Hayden, 259.50
- Alison Gibson | Maria Coburn, 254.97
- Anne Fowler | Carolina Sculti, 235.08
- Kyndal Knight | Joslyn Oakley, 205.98
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