South Dakota’s Dustin Gens and Greysen Hertting were named the Men’s and Women’s Divers of the Week for their performances Nov. 12-18.
MEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK
Dustin Gens, South Dakota
So. // Winsted, Minn.
Gens claims his second career Diver of the Week award after winning three-of-four diving events last week. The sophomore won the three-meter dive (282.05) and finished second in the one-meter (242.25) in the dual vs. Green Bay. He then swept the diving events at the Border Battle, winning the one-meter with a score of 281.95 and the three-meter with 319.10 points. Both scores were season-bests and rank third in the league this season.
Also nominated: Doug Ogilvie, Western Illinois.
Previous honorees: 10/15 – Doug Ogilvie, Western Illinois; 10/22 – Dustin Gens, South Dakota; 10/29 – Ross Edfort, Denver; 11/5 – Connor Florand, South Dakota State.
WOMEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK
Greysen Hertting, South Dakota
Fr. // Appleton, Wis.
Hertting garners her second-straight Diver of the Week honor and fourth of the season after taking first-place in three-of-four diving events and finishing second in the other. In the dual against Green Bay, she won the three-meter dive (257.90) and took second in the one-meter (243.65). The freshman then won both boards at the Border Battle with 268.10 points in the one-meter and 261.55 points in the three-meter.
Also nominated: Melanie Pearson, Western Illinois.
Previous honorees: 10/15 – Greysen Hertting, South Dakota; 10/22 – Greysen Hertting, South Dakota; 10/29 – Dana Gau, Denver; 11/5 – Cat Badillo, Denver.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions, 62 All-Americans and 50 Academic All-America selections.
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