Incoming freshmen divers Caylin Hirapara and Sarah Blank recently secured their spots in junior events at the 2015 AT&T USA Diving National Championships.
Rising junior Sarah Braun placed third in the one-meter and sixth in the three-meter at the 2015 USA Diving National Preliminary Zone E Championships in Beaverton, Ore. on June 12-13 and, as a result of her success, qualified for the 2015 AT&T USA Diving National Championships in both events.
The Clemson diving team once again achieved greatness in the classroom for the spring semester of 2015. The Tigers recorded a 3.48 cumulative grade point average as a team, marking the eighth consecutive semester (every semester since becoming a diving-only program) with a team GPA of 3.3 or above.
The Clemson diving program was honored by the NCAA on Wednesday when it released its Academic Performance Public Recognition Awards. Head Coach Leslie Hasselbach Adams' team ranks among the top 10 percent of all FBS programs nationally in terms of APR score (Academic Progress Rate). This is the first time the Tiger diving team has earned a top 10 percent ranking.
Sophomore Sarah Braun and freshman Allison Brophy were named to the 2015 All-ACC Academic Women's Swimming and Diving Team, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon.
The Clemson diving program added a fourth member to its 2015-16 class during the April signing period. Caylin Hirapara, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., joins Sarah Blank, Jaya Brown and Erin Lee, who signed with the Tigers in November of 2014, on Head Coach Leslie Hasselbach Adams' team beginning in the fall of 2015.
The Clemson diving program held its annual postseason awards banquet on Sunday, April 19 at the Blue Heron Restaurant in Clemson. At the banquet, Head Coach Leslie Hasselbach Adams announced the recipients of the Coleman Most Valuable Diver Award and the Dwight Determined Spirit Award, and named the divers with the highest point totals in the one-meter, three-meter and platform.
Four Clemson student-athletes, diver Tabitha Banks and rowers Erin Ferguson, Kerianne Pacheco and Anna Skochdopole were inducted into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society on Friday, March 27.
Sophomore Sarah Braun and junior Megan Helwagen both qualified for the finals of the platform competition on the final day of the NCAA Zone B Championships in Athens, Ga. on Wednesday.
Sophomore Sarah Braun advanced to the finals of the one-meter on the second day of competition at the NCAA Zone B Championships in Athens, Ga. on Tuesday.
Junior Megan Helwagen led the Tigers' in the preliminary round of the three-meter event at the NCAA Zone B Regional Championships on Monday at Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga.
Five members of the Clemson diving team are in action at the 2015 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships beginning Monday, March 9 in Athens, Ga.