Schultz ready to compete against best at Winter Nationals


FAYETTEVILLE — Following a month-long break, freshman diver Brooke Schultz dives back into action Wednesday, competing in the one-meter and three-meter springboard events at the 2017 USA Diving Winter National Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

“We are excited for Brooke to compete at the Winter Nationals this week. Several Olympians will be competing and for Brooke being a USA World Championship member, it is important for her to display her current good form. She has had an amazing fall freshman campaign and we are looking forward to seeing her continue that this week at the Nationals in Greensboro representing the Razorbacks.”

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Schultz has won each of her first 12 dives to start her collegiate career, by an average of 39.48 points in the 1m and 30.67 points in the 3m.

Through five meets this season, Schultz has three separate pool records (Arkansas – 1m and 3m; UCLA – 3m) and four Arkansas school records in the 1M (twice) and 3M (twice).

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The Fayetteville native has won all four SEC Diver of the Week when eligible.

In her last outing at the Art Adamson Invite, Schultz scored a 362.15 in the 3m prelims, just shy of her school record to win and move on to the finals. In the finals, she broke her school record set earlier in the year, scoring a 370.95.

In the 1m prelims, she paced the field, scoring 350.60 to finish first and advance to the finals, where she won with a score of 328.15.

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Records Broke This Season
Arkansas school record – 1m (twice – 369.90) and 3m (twice – 370.95)
Arkansas pool record – 1m (369.90) and 3m (366.38)
UCLA pool record – 3m (345.20)

Wednesday, Dec. 13
1-meter prelims – 10:39 a.m.
1-meter final – 3:24 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 15
3-meter prelims – 9:00 a.m.
3-meter semi-finals – 1:10 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 17
3-meter final – 12:00 p.m.