BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Freshman diver Brooke Schultz claimed her third SEC Diver of the Week honor from the league office Tuesday, following her performance against Nebraska last Friday.
Schultz recorded victories on the 1m (369.90) and 3m springboards (347.55) to bring her season total to eight. Schultz remains undefeated in her freshman campaign, outscoring the field by an average 37.06 points in the 1m and 28.5 points in the 3m.
“Brooke is diving at such a high level and scoring such high totals, so she is deserving of this honor again,” said head coach Neil Harper. “Her competition diving list is very high in degree of difficulty so it is high risk, high reward. When we set our schedule , we specifically sought out opportunities to dive against teams such as South Carolina, UCLA and Nebraska, who all have returning NCAA All-American this year.”
Her score of 369.90 on the 1m broke Arkansas’ pool record and school record. The pool record was held by Julia Vincent (344.07) of South Carolina, who set it last season. It is also 5.6 points higher than the SEC Championships record set last season by Missouri’s Lauren Reedy. It is the second time this season Schultz has broken the school record, outscoring her previous mark she set in the season opener.
Through four meets this season, Schultz has yet to finish off the top podium spot in any of her eight diving events, setting three separate pool records (Arkansas – 1m and 3m; UCLA – 3m) and three Arkansas school records in the 1M (twice) and 3M.
Earlier in the year, Schultz broke the 1m school record against SMU and on Friday, she broke her own record, scoring a 369.90 against Nebraska.
All eight of Schultz’s dives this season are NCAA Zone Qualifying scores.
Records Broke This Season
Arkansas school record – 1m (twice – 369.90) and 3m (366.38)
Arkansas pool record – 1m (369.90) and 3m (366.38)
UCLA pool record – 3m (345.20)
Arkansas (6-2, 2-1) went 2-0 on the weekend, knocking off Nebraska and Vanderbilt.
Arkansas will return to action in two weeks, as the Razorbacks travel to College Station, Texas, for one of the premier invites in the country, competing in the annual Art Adamson Invitational from Nov. 16-18.
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