Schultz Claims Arkansas’ Third Diving National Title
COLUMBUS, Ohio — With a school and personal-record 399.45 in the three-meter finals of the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, freshman Brooke Schultz claims Arkansas’ third diving individual national title in school history on Friday.
The two-time SEC Champion can add a national championship trophy to the collection, as the Fayetteville native climbed back to win Arkansas’ second three-meter title and first since 1985, after trailing by 27.15 points with two dives to go.
She scored her two best dives of the finals, scoring a 67.50 on a back two and half somersault pike, followed by a 72.00 on the inward two and a half somersault pike to edge out Nevada’s Sharae Zheng, who scored a 394.95.
Schultz advanced to the finals, pacing the field in prelims with a score of 384.60.
Also competing in the three-meter was fellow freshman Maha Amer. Amer scored a 318.90 in prelims to finish 13th and advance to the consolation round, where she scored a 280.05 to finish eighth in the event, 16th overall.
The final day for action for Arkansas begins at 11:15 CT with the platform prelims.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, March 15
500 Freestyle – Palsha (37th, 4:43.19)
One-Meter Trials – Schultz (9th – 295.20)
One-Meter Consolation – Schultz (1st – 311.80)
Friday, March 16
Three-Meter Trials – Schultz (1st – 384.60), Amer (13th – 318.90)
Three-Meter Consolation – Amer (8th – 280.05)
Three-Meter Final – Schultz (1st – 399.45)
Saturday, March 17
Platform Trials – 11:15 a.m. CT
1650 Free Early Heats – 2:45 p.m. CT
1650 Free – 5 p.m. CT
Finals – 5 p.m. CT
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