Rookie Holly Waxman named Pac-12 Diver of the Week
SAN FRANCISCO– First year diver Holly Waxman was named Pac-12 Female Diver of the Week, announced this morning by the conference.
“Holly has been a very consistent competitor for us this year and someone you can really count on when the pressure is on,” said the head diving coach. Richard Marschner noted. “Her competition in the Air Force was definitely the best overall performance in the competition as she placed in the top 5 in all three tables. She’s going to be a big threat in the Pac-12 and in the zones in a few weeks.”
Waxman has a stellar encounter at the Air Force Diving Invite over the weekend, competing against a field of 40 divers. In all three of her individual events, Waxman finished in the top five.
On opening day, Waxman led the Utes into the 3M final with a season-best score of 300.85. The following day, Waxman was the lone Ute in the 1M final and posted another season-best score of 280.70 to claim fifth place.
Waxman saved his best for the final competition on the platform on the final day. In the preliminaries, Waxman set a new personal best of 252.30 to advance to the final. Waxman built on that momentum and surpassed the previous record she just set with a 253.10, finishing in second place behind her teammate. Lexi Mills who also set a new personal best for winning the event. Waxman’s score moved him from ninth to fifth all-time at Utah in the platform.
For the diving team, this is the third conference award won this season. Novice diver Lexi Mills was named Pac-12 Female Diver of the Month for December after her outstanding performance at the Big Al Invitational, hosted by Princeton. Just a week ago, senior Tony Chen won Male Diver of the Week after his performance against BYU.