Courtesy: Liberty Athletics
LYNCHBURG, Va. – After posting a pair of record-setting scores at the Liberty Diving Invitational, Liberty freshman Lauren Chennault has been named the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) Women’s Diver of the Week.
Chennault receives her second Diver of the Week award of the season, matching the total of teammate Olivia Robinson. The Lady Flames have set program records this season both for most CCSA Diver of the Week honors (4) and total CCSA weekly honors (four Diver of the Week honors, three Swimmer of the Week) this season.
Hailing from Coppell, Texas, Chennault earned the highest scores of any CCSA diver at any point this season on Friday. She scored a program-record 317.85 in three meter diving and set a new program record with 287.10 points in one-meter diving. Chennault won both boards with Zone Qualifying scores, and her three-meter score (317.85) is 21.85 points higher than the second-best score in the CCSA this season. The freshman broke her own three-meter diving program record by 30 points.
Chennault is one of three Lady Flames, all freshman, to earn NCAA Zone Qualifying scores this season. Chennault, Robinson and Abigail Egolf-Jensen will all compete in an NCAA Zone Qualifying Meet held March 11-13 in Annapolis, Md.
The Lady Flames are now in final preparations for the 2019 CCSA Swimming & Diving Championships, which will be held at the Liberty Natatorium for the first time, Feb. 20-23.