Two key Minnesota divers will sit out the coming NCAA season to prepare for the 2020 Olympic year: NCAA champ Sarah Bacon and scorer Kristen Hayden.
Minnesota has extreme highs, including elite distance, breaststroke, & diving, but also some major holes. A young roster will look for a program-best finish.
With continental 2020 Olympic diving berths up for grabs, Colombia and Mexico both grabbed gold medals and Olympic spots at the 2019 Pan American Games.
Brooke Schultz won her third medal at the Pan American Games on Monday after finishing third in the women’s 3-meter final in Lima, Peru.
Andrew Capobianco won his second bronze medal at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games, teaming up with Michael Hixon for third in synchronized 3-meter Saturday.
Sarah Bacon and Brooke Schultz won silver in synchronized 3-meter and Andrew Capobianco won bronze on 1-meter at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.
American diver Sarah Bacon (right) did something on Saturday that no American has done in 28 years: won a FINA World Championship medal in the women’s 1-meter
2019 NCAA runner-up in the 200 breaststroke Max McHugh, above, and the Minnesota Gophers will play host to Florida in early October.
Brandon Loschiavo (Huntington Beach, Calif./West Lafayette, Ind.) and Brooke Schultz (Fayetteville, Ark.) wrapped up the 2019 USA Diving Senior National Championships with men’s 10-meter and women’s 3-meter victories on Sunday.
David Dinsmore and Krysta Palmer finished first in the men’s 10-meter and women’s 3-meter semifinals Friday to lead the field of divers advancing to Sunday’s final at the USA Diving Senior National Championships.
Briadam Herrera won his fourth national title on 1-meter and Sarah Bacon won her second on that same event with victories Wednesday at the USA Diving Senior National Championships.
Alison Gibson and Krysta Palmer won the women’s 3-meter synchro title and earned a spot on the 2019 World Championships team. Brandon Loschiavo and David Dinsmore won men’s 10-meter synchro, although Olympic silver medalist Steele Johnson and Ben Bramley earned the spot on the World Championships team.
Taylor Ruck was one of four Canadians to have a standout NCAAs.
The Louisville women finished 4th at NCAAs, which is their best-ever finish.
The Big Ten Conference announced the 2019 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer, Diver, Swimming Coach and Diving Coach of the Year awards, as voted on by the conference coaches.