Wisconsin State Finalist Diver Ryan Foucault Commits to NMU

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Ryan Foucault, a diver from Wisconsin, has announced his verbal commitment to Northern Michigan University for the 2023-2024 season. He currently dives for Neenah High School in Wisconsin, where he is a 2-time D1 (larger schools) state qualifier and participant.

I am very excited to announce my commitment to Northern Michigan University, where I will continue my diving and academic careers in the fall of 2023! I would like to thank my family, coaches, and teammates for all their help and support! Go Wildcats!!

At the 2022 WIAA Division 1 State meet, Foucault finished 15th. He scored a total of 389.65 points. At his conference meet leading up to state, Foucault set his personal record on 1-meter, scoring 399.70 points.

Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, is a Division II school that participates in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, or GLIAC. At the 2022 championships, the Wildcat men finished 3rd out of 7 teams. 

At the 2022 GLIAC Championships, NMU had two divers competing. The team was made up of Ryan Leach, a junior originally from Colorado Springs, and Ross Raatz, also a junior who is from Owosso, Michigan. Leach finished third overall in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events, scoring 400.25 and 420.60 points, respectively. Raatz did not advance to the final round of competition in either event, finishing 13th in the 1-meter and 12th in the 3-meter. 

Foucault’s best 1-meter score of 399.70 would have put him 4th, just behind Leach. Because Leach and Raatz were both juniors last season, neither of them will still be at NMU once Foucault arrives in 2023, unless they use a 5th year of eligibility. 

Northern Michigan does not currently have a dedicated diving coach. Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach, Heidi Voigt, took over the program in 2010.

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