Parts of this release are courtesy of Wellesley Sports Information.
SHENANDOAH, Texas – Wellesley College junior Maura Sticco-Ivins scored 504.00 to win the 2017 NCAA Division III three-meter diving National Championship on Wednesday during the opening night of the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships at the Conroe ISD Natatorium. The NEWMAC saw eight individuals honored as well as two relays by the end of Day 1.
With the victory, Sticco-Ivins becomes the first two-time NCAA National Champion in Wellesley College history, having also claimed the NCAA Division III three-meter title as a first year in 2015. The national title is the fourth individual national championship in Blue athletic history and the fifth total for Wellesley College.
Joining Sticco-Ivins on the Three-Meter board last night was MIT's Vivian Zhou and Morgan Mantranga who placed 5th and 12th while Smith's Elly Stone took 15th.
In the pool the NEWMAC saw MIT's Bouke Edskes take 5th in the 200 IM, Veronika Jedryka take 11th in the 50 Free while Joshua Tomazin and Jeremy Bogle both placed 8th and 11th in the men's 50 Free.
The NEWMAC saw two Engineers place in the relay competition as MIT's foursome of Nannette Wi, Jessica Chen, Catherine Wu and Priscilla Wu took 10th in the 200 Medley Relay while WPI's group of Jack Bauer, Tim Petri, Karim Elsayed and Andrew Bayer took 6th in the event.
At the end of day one of competition on the women's side MIT sits in 6th, Wellesley holds 14th and Smith is placed at 33rd. On the men's side MIT holds 8th while WPI follows at 9th.