CHICAGO, Ill. – The Calvin women's divers had a sensational Saturday at the NCAA Division III Regionals at the University of Chicago. For the second-straight day, Sarah Bradley claimed a regional crown, this time on the 1-meter boards.
"Today was another quality performance for Sarah," said head diving coach Aaron Paskvan. "This is her first time taking both titles and it is another building block for NCAAs. Josie had a good weekend, but we have to be sharper to get through a tough region. I am very happy to be able to coach these quality student-athletes."
A senior from Wheaton, Illinois, Bradley is claiming the 1-meter title for the second-straight year, winning at Calvin in 2017. Bradley completed the sweep after winning the 3-meter event on Friday afternoon. She finished in first place on Saturday with 430.65 points, over 20 points higher than Kayley Alioto of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Bradley scored 42 or more points on her final three dives to secure the crown.
Bradley is one of two Calvin divers to win regional titles, Sam (Klaasen) Ekdom won the 1-meter title in 2013.
"I am really looking forward to nationals," said Bradley. "I am hoping to bring some points in for the team."
A freshman from Zeeland, Michigan, Joselyn Smith finished the event in 12th place with 366.50 points.
Bradley will join six swimmers on the women's side at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships in March in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bradley is also one of two Calvin divers at the Championships with Michael Moentmann qualifying on Saturday.