2022 NCAA Women’s Championship: Indiana’s Tarrin Gilliland Claims Platform Diving Title

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2022 NCAA Women’s Championship: Indiana’s Tarrin Gilliland Claims Platform Diving Title

The last individual event of the 2022 NCAA Women’s Division I Swimming and Diving Championships was platform diving.

Indiana’s Tarrin Gilliland won the championship in the event, building a score of 372.95 points.

“It is not so much the title but the journey I was on. Last year, I was filled with injury and disappointment. I was sad all the time and I wasn’t enjoying the sport,” Gilliland said. “This year, I put everything into a new perspective and my teammates really helped. I came into college with a foot injury and it just never went away. I was trying to be the best I could but I wasn’t happy. Everything built up.”

The finals were much different, and a welcome change.

“I was much happier and in a better mental space today. My teammates gave me the edge with their support.”

She was the third different diver to win one of the three NCAA diving events.

“We have all grown up together basically. It is a very tight community and that is what makes us so good, which is why we can push each other,” she said.

Arizona junior Delaney Schnell also had a strong finals and finished second with 345.10 points.

Texas junior Jordan Skilken led a 3-4-8 finish for the Longhorns, which was a huge point swing as they attempted to hunt down Stanford for second place, leaving it all up to the final relay.

Skilken had 315.45 points, the last diver in the field to reach 300 points in the finals. Teammate Janie Boyle was fourth (290.90) and Paola Pineda was eighth (267.05).

Purdue’s Maggie Merriman finished fifth with 286.20 points, followed by USC junior Nike Agundiade (278.35) and Rutgers senior Abigail Knapton (272.35) rounding out the NCAA finalists.

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