Minnesota sophomore Sarah Bacon earned her first career Big Ten Women’s Diver of the Week award, as announced by the conference office Wednesday afternoon.
Sophomore Sarah Bacon stole the show Thursday night inside Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center during day one of the inaugural Minnesota Diving Invitational. Bacon took home first place in the women’s 1-meter competition with a score of 334.05.
Looking to pick up right where they left off, the Gophers will strive to continue their success in the water throughout the 2017-18 campaign.
2016-17 Freshman Season: Earned CSCAA All-American honors • finished second place with a 326.50 in 1-meter diving at the 2017 NCAA Championships • clinched sixth place with a 347.25 in 3-meter diving at the 2017 NCAA Championships • earned third place in 3-meter diving at the 2017 Big Ten Championships (384.3) • finished fourth place in 1-meter diving (344.25) at the 2017 Big Ten Championships (344.25) • opened college career with a second place finish in 1-meter diving (309.45) against Wisconsin • earned two first-place finishes in 1-meter (317.85) and 3-meter (377.10) diving against Iowa • improved to 326.50 in 1-meter diving at the Jean Freeman Invitational • earned first place in 1-meter diving with a 299.60 at the Minnesota Challenge.
High School/Club: Graduate of Cardinal Ritter High School, where she dived for coaches Toby Stanley, Chris Zukas and Melissa Ruble • competed at the 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, and was a 3-meter semifinalist in 2016 • was the 2014 NISCA All-American Champion • won 1-meter and 3-meter at the 2014 Junior National Diving Championships • won 1-meter at the 2014 AT&T Senior National Diving Championships • competed at the 2014 Junior World Championships • named an All-America, all-state and All-City honoree (2013-14) • named team captain at the 2014 Junior World Diving Championships • won 1-meter and 3-meter at the 2007 Junior Pan American Games • earned first place in 1-meter and 3-meter at the 2009 Speedo Junior National Diving Championships • won 1-meter at the 2009 Junior Pan American Games • finished fifth in 3-meter at the FINA Junior World Diving Championships • won 1-meter at the 2011 Junior Spring East Nationals and the 2011 Junior Summer Nationals • finished second in 1-meter at the 2012 USA Diving Winter Nationals • swam for Ripfest under head coach John Wingfield
Personal: Daughter of Barb and Steve Bacon • has three brothers, Kevin, Brian and Brad.
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