BOLZANO, Italy — Arkansas rising sophomore Brooke Schultz scored bronze in the women’s 3-meter final at the Bolzano FINA Grand Prix, to secure one of six medals for Team USA Sunday afternoon.
Schultz began competition in fifth-place following a front 2 1/2 somersaults with 1 twist that landed her 49.50 points, a spot she would hold for the following two rounds. The fourth round saw Schultz make her move up to third place with her most successful dive of the day, a back 2 1/2 pike for 67.50 points. She held the position through the final round.
The competition is her first since she clinched a national title at the USA Diving Senior National Championships on May 18 in the 3-meter synchro, along with Murphy Bromberg of Texas. The pair posted 287.40 points to take first.
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.
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