UCLA’s Maria Polyakova Wins 3m Diving Title (VIDEO INTERVIEW)

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UCLA senior Maria Polyakova won the 3m diving title on Friday night at the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving with 396.00 points. Polyakova was the runner-up last night in the 1m board, behind a record setting performance from Minnesota’s Sarah Bacon. Polyakova dethroned the reigning champion in Arkansas sophomore Brooke Schultz (380.50). Schultz barely squeaked into the A-Final this morning, coming up 8th in the prelims.

Miami’s Alicia Blagg finished in third at 379.80 with UCLA’s Eloise Belanger (378.75) in fourth. UCLA’s Tom Stebbins has a chance to win diving coach of the year tomorrow.

Minnesota’s Bacon (373.65), Texas’ Alison Gibson (368.75), Arizona’s Delaney Schnell (368.75) and Kansas’ Vicky Xu (358.60) also competed in the A-Final.

 Event 13  Women 3 meter Diving
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         Meet: M 437.75  20-Mar-09 Christina Loukas, Indiana
    Name           Year School            Prelims     Finals       Points 
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                            === A - Final ===                            
 
  1 Maria Polyakova  SR UCLA               352.15     396.00         20  
  2 Brooke Schultz   SO Arkansas           343.05     380.50         17  
  3 Alicia Blagg     SO MIAF               360.85     379.80         16  
  4 Eloise Belanger  SR UCLA               359.45     378.75         15  
  5 Sarah Bacon      JR Minnesota          348.30     373.65         14  
  6 Alison Gibson    JR Texas              357.80     368.75         12.5
  6 Delaney Schnell  SO Arizona            370.40     368.75         12.5
  8 Vicky Xu         SR KANS               343.65     358.60         11
Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 13                 
 
  1. California                        294   2. Stanford                        275.5
  3. Michigan                          207   4. Louisville                        135
  5. Minnesota                         119   6. Texas                           117.5
  7. NC State                          109   8. Virginia                          106
  9. Southern Cali                     103  10. Tennessee                          98
 11. Indiana                            92  12. Auburn                             89
 13. Texas A&M                        72.5  14. Arizona                          68.5
 15. UCLA                               66  16. Wisconsin                          64
 17. Kentucky                         49.5  18. Arkansas                           46
 19. Florida                            44  20. Arizona St                         35
 21. Georgia                            34  22. Missouri                           28
 23. South Carolina                   27.5  24. Duke                               27
 25. Kansas                             22  26. Ohio St                            21
 27. Lsu                                20  28. University of Miami                19
 29. Eastern Mich                       17  30. Northwestern                       15
 31. Florida St                         14  32. San Diego St                        9
 33. Penn St                             7  33. Purdue                              7
 35. Akron                               6  36. Virginia Tech                       5
 37. Notre Dame                          2  37. Alabama                             2
 37. UNC                                 2  37. Nebraska                            2
 41. Univeristy of Conneticut            1