Watts, South Dakota’s Hertting Collect Weekly Diving Awards

IUPUI’s Cody Watts and South Dakota’s Greysen Hertting were named the Men’s and Women’s Divers of the Week for their performances Nov. 19-25.

MEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK   
Cody Watts, IUPUI

Jr. // Centerville, Ind.
Watts earns his first career Diver of the Week honor after helping the Jaguars claim first place at the House of Champions by winning both diving events.  The junior won the three-meter dive with a score of 306.35, but posted a score of 324.00 during the prelims, which ranks second in the league.  In the one-meter dive, the Centerville, Ind., native recorded a first-place finish with a league-leading 313.90 points.  Watts’ scores qualified him for the NCAA Zones in both events.

Also nominated: Dustin Gens, South Dakota; 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; 11/19 – Dustin Gens, South Dakota.

WOMEN’S DIVER OF THE WEEK
Greysen Hertting, South Dakota

Fr. // Appleton, Wis.
Herrting captures her third consecutive Diver of the Week award and fifth of the season after sweeping both boards in the dual against St. Cloud State.  The Appleton, Wis., native won the one-meter dive with an NCAA Zone qualifying score of 294.82 points and the three-meter with 277.80 points.  Both scores marked season and league-bests.

Previous honorees: 10/15 – Greysen Hertting, South Dakota; 10/22 – Greysen Hertting, South Dakota; 10/29 – Dana Gau, Denver; 11/5 – Cat Badillo, Denver; 11/19 – Greysen Hertting, South Dakota.

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.

This release was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of The Summit League.

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