KNOXVILLE, TN – Capping her collegiate career at the NCAA Championship, Arizona’s Delaney Schnell won her first National Championship in the Platform Dive.
Continuing her dominant reign after winning Silver at the 2020 Olympic Games and the Pac-12 1-meter Platform Dive just a few weeks ago, Arizona’s Delaney Schnell was in prime form this past weekend once again.
Taking part in the 2023 NCAA Tournament, the former Olympian, star Diver, and native Tucsonan further cemented her legacy as a premier division one athlete in the sport of Swimming & Diving.
The Pac-12 Women’s Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year was back in action as she competed on the national stage, looking to win her first national title.
Traveling all the way to Tennessee, Delaney Schnell had a big challenge on her hands as she took on some stiff competition, looking to earn the title!
After dominating the Pac-12 all year, the conference’s top diver found herself competing for the top spot in college in the platform diving events once again in Knoxville, TN on Saturday evening.
Facing some stiff competition that included Montserrat Lavenant (LSU), Viviana Del Angel (Minnesota), and Skyler Liu (Indiana) among several others, it was Delany who stood tall in the end!
Posting an impressive 352.65, Delaney ends her collegiate career with a bang as she secures her first national championship, beating the second-place finisher by five points.
With the national championship win, Delaney further strengthened her resume and leaves Arizona after putting together a tremendous career. Her win is also the program’s first individual title since Kevin Cordes (100 breast) and Samantha Pickens (1-meter diving) won in 2015.