Utah’s Holly Waxman Named Pac-12 Freshman Diver of the Year

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SALT LAKE CITY– After finishing a sensational true freshman season, Utah diver Holly Waxman has been named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year by the convention this afternoon.

“Holly put together an amazing season and it all came together with a strong showing at the NCAA zone meet and nationals. She is a very strong competitor on the 1-meter, 3-meter and tower and that makes all the difference with these awards,” head diving coach Richard Marschner stated. “She has only begun to scratch the surface of what she can do and it’ll be exciting to see what else she accomplishes in the next three years.”

At the convention championships, Waxman led the Utes on opening night time advancing to the 1-meter ultimate and earned sixth-place with a rating of 271.75. On the second day Waxman took residence a top-15 end within the 3-meter with a 261.25 and within the ultimate occasion of the meet, captured the win within the comfort ultimate on the platform (238.85).

In her first Zone E Diving Championships, Waxman confirmed no nerves as she punched her ticket to the 2022 NCAA Championships in her first occasion on the 1-meter ending seventh general with a rating of 282.05. Waxman continued her phenomenal displaying advancing to her second finals of the meet within the 3-meter after posting a personal-best 310.90 within the preliminaries, a rating that may transfer Waxman into ninth all-time. In the finals, Waxman posted a rating of 308.75 to put sixth and earn her second bid to nationals.

Looking for a sweep, Waxman superior to the finals on the tower after totaling 239.75 however would simply miss including the platform to her NCAA Championship schedule ending 14th general.

The Leeds, England native made her debut on the NCAA Championships on the 1-meter and showcased robust dives all through to complete twenty first general (279.35), the second highest end in class historical past. Her unimaginable freshman marketing campaign got here to an finish on the 3-meter recording a top-40 end (274.65, thirty eighth) in opposition to the nations finest within the occasion.

In her brief time on the U, Waxman has already posted scores in all three occasions which have landed her on the all-time top-10 efficiency listing. On Senior Day again in January, Waxman moved into seventh all-time within the 1-meter totaling 298.85 to take residence the occasion victory.

Two weekends later, Waxman put up one other top-10 efficiency – this time on the platform – on the Air Force Diving Invite in opposition to a loaded discipline. Waxman completed second and set a brand new personal-best of 253.10 proper after she topped her earlier file within the prelims (252.30). This jumped Waxman from ninth to fifth all-time.

Waxman added her title to the 3-meter listing in the course of the aforementioned Zone E Diving Championships.

This marks Utah’s fourth Pac-12 postseason award in program historical past. Luke McDivitt  and head coach Richard Marschner took residence a pair of awards final season as McDivitt was named the Men’s Diver of the Year and Marschner was tabbed the convention Diving Coach of the Year.

Conner Cain introduced residence the primary convention award after being named the 2016 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.

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