BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Freshman diver Brooke Schultz claims her second conference honor so far this season, earning SEC Diver of the Week, following her performance in Los Angeles over the weekend.
Schultz competed against UCLA and UC Davis on the 1m and 3m springboards, claiming two more victories to add to her already fantastic freshman campaign.
Schultz scored 345.20 on the 3m, breaking the UCLA pool record that was previously held by Olympian Ariel Rittenhouse in 2010.
“We are excited and proud of what Brooke is accomplishing in her freshman year,” said head coach Neil Harper. “She has great competition every day in practice, which prepares her in our dual meets. Our divers are a huge part of our team’s success so far and will continue to enhance our overall strength and ability as our season continues.”
Through three meets this season, Schultz has yet to finish outside of the top podium spot in any of her six diving events, setting two separate pool records in the 3m and the Arkansas school record in the 1M and 3M.
All six of Schultz’s dives this season are NCAA Zone Qualifying scores, including her 3m personal best of 366.38, which is the 6th-best score in the country, while her 1m personal best of 343.43 ranks 11th.
Records Broke Through Three Meets
Arkansas school record – 1m (343.43) and 3m (366.38)
Arkansas pool record – 3m (366.38)
UCLA pool record – 3m (345.20)
Arkansas (4-2, 1-1) went 2-1 on the weekend, knocking off Washington State and UC Davis, but fell to host UCLA.
The Razorbacks return home this Friday to host the Nebraska Cornhuskers at 4 p.m. at the Arkansas Natatorium, before traveling to Nashville to take on Vanderbilt on Saturday at 1 p.m.
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