South Dakota’s Gens, Hertting Sweep Divers of the Week

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.

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.

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.

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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