UNC sophomore Aranza Vazquez Montano was one of 10 divers to punch their ticket to Women’s NCAAs on Sunday in Atlanta.
Led by a relay sweep and 13 event victories, FIU won their 8th consecutive Conference USA Championship, scoring 1131.5 points.
Rice freshman Arielle Hayon shattered the meet record in the 100 butterfly to highlight the third day of the 2022 Conference USA Championships.
Following the second day of action at the 2022 Conference USA Championships, FIU has begun to pull away from the pack, racking up a total of 352 points.
The FIU women will vie for their eighth straight Conference USA titles this weekend with Rice hot on their heels.
During the meet, the Panthers won all three events. In addition, two divers qualified for NCAA Zones. They have one more meet before conference championships.
All of FIU’s individual event wins on Saturday came from international students, including three from freshman Christie Chue from Singapore.
Jessica Shpilko of Israel has announced her decision to continue her academic and athletic careers at FIU beginning in the spring of 2022.
Maha Gouda (left) will represent Egypt in diving, while Elinah Phillip (right) will swim for the British Virgin Islands this summer.
Ramirez, a 5-time conference coach of the year in 7 seasons at FIU, replaces Ron Piemonte, who retired after 15 seasons with the Hokies.
Texas leads all women’s teams with four qualified divers and 9 total event entries. But Purdue and Indiana should also score big on the boards.
While the lead swung back and forth, FIU’s diving group bailed them out heading into the 400 free relay, and they took number seven.
Maha Gouda’s victory on 1-meter and Lamija Medosovic leading a 2-3-4 FIU finish in the 100 back earned FIU a narrow 4-point lead over Rice going into day 3.
Florida International emerged victorious in a crosstown dual with Miami as both schools recognized their senior athletes.
With two 2019 champs graduated and the third taking a redshirt, we’ll have a brand-new slate of women’s diving winners at 2020 NCAAs.