Schultz named top freshman of the week in SEC


FAYETTEVILLE — Freshman diver Brooke Schultz earned her sixth weekly honor of the season from the Southeastern Conference on Tuesday, as the Fayetteville native was tabbed SEC Female Freshman of the Week for the first time.

Schultz has previously been named SEC Diver of the Week five times so far during her freshman campaign, the most in school history.

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She is the first Razorback to earn Freshman of the Week honors by the league office since Madison Strathman was given the honor four times during the 2015-16 season.

“Brooke continues to have a strong freshman season,” said Razorback diving coach Dale Schultz. “With continued hard work, we are looking for Brooke to have a solid finish in her first year of collegiate diving.”

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Over the weekend, Schultz won the one-meter and three-meter titles against No. 7 Tennessee with scores of 344.78 and 344.18, respectively.

The closest competitor scored 43.50 points less than Schultz on the 1m and 9.68 points less than her on the 3m.

Of her 18 six-dive efforts this season, Schultz has 15 first-place showings, having never finished outside the top three.

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In dual meets this season, Schultz has yet to finish off the top of the podium, recording 10 first-place performances. She also holds the top scores in the conference on both dives.