Binghamton seniors Sophia Howard and David Walters swept the women’s and men’s diving events to open the 2021 America East Swimming & Diving Championships.
Best will serve as the Indiana diving program’s volunteer assistant coach.
The final Olympic qualifying event in open water swimming has been moved from Japan to Portugal, where it was held in 2012 and 2016.
Cleveland State’s Matthew Akers won the men’s 1-meter diving event and Oakland’s Bernadette Turchi took the women’s 3-meter diving title on Day 1.
2016 Olympic finalist Oliver Dingley will lead the team. Clare Cryan, Tanya Watson and Ciara McGing will aim to be the first Irish female diver at the Games.
The 2021 CAA Championships kicked off on Friday with diving where UNCW sophomore Kolbein Bjugan defended his CAA titles on both one-meter and three-meter.
Ohio State and Purdue accounted for 5 of the top-8 qualifiers in platform diving in Saturday’s prelims.
UNCW’s Kolbein Bjugan won the men’s 3-meter diving event and Courtney Clausen was victorious in the women’s 1-meter diving competition.
James Madison’s Emily Gross became the third straight Dukes’ diver to claim the 3-meter diving title winning the event with a score of 297.90.
McNicholas earned her second Diver of the Week honor with first-place finishes in both the 1-meter dive (230.93) and 1-meter diving volume (167.47).
Maggie MacNeil, Sarah Bacon, Wenbo Chen, and Bill Dorenkott were named the Big Ten end of year award recipients following the conclusion of the NCAA season.
The Purdue Boilermakers will have three divers in tonight’s 8-diver A final on the platform. Texas will also score a trio of divers.
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