Schultz selected to 2018 USA Diving high performance squad


FAYETTEVILLE — Freshman diver Brooke Schultz continues to add to her accolades, as the Fayetteville native was selected to the 2018 USA Diving High Performance Squad over the weekend.

The High Performance Squad is composed of divers who most exhibit the potential, skill and determination to become 2020 U.S. Olympic Team members.

The squad is broken into three tiers and Schultz was picked for the top one.

Tier one includes six members from the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team and 11 members from the 2017 FINA World Championships team that represented the United States this past July in Budapest.

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Tier two contains two Olympians and five members from the 2017 FINA World Championships team, while the third tier takes place of what was formerly known as the Junior National Squad.

Schultz is the only Southeastern Conference diver on the squad.

Over the weekend, Schultz won both the 1m and 3m springboards against No. 7 Tennessee, remaining undefeated in dual meet action this season.

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

In dual meets alone, Schultz has yet to finish off the top of the podium, recording 10 first-place finishes — five each on the 1m and 3m. She has won SEC Diver of the Week five times this season.

To begin the 2018 part of the schedule, Schultz competed at the Tennessee Diving Invitational, where she broke her own school record on the three-meter for the third time this season, scoring a 383.40 to capture the 3m crown at the invite.

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It was her fifth school record this season, as she has broken the 1m mark two times.

On the 1m, Schultz finished second with a score of 325.70, leading all Southeastern Conference divers.

At the 2017 USA Winter Diving National Championships in December, Schultz won the three-meter title with a 15-dive score of 912.25.