Pozdniakova Wins 1-meter at NCAA Championships
March 19, 2009
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Junior diver Anastasia Pozdniakova won the 1-meter diving event Thursday night at the NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas. The Russia native took top honors scoring 351.15 points.
She becomes the first Cougar to win an NCAA title since Yulia Pakhalina won the 1-meter event at the 2003 NCAA Championships. Incidentally, Pozdniakova and Pakhalina joined forces to win a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Courtney Forcucci also competed in the event to finish 27th with 256.80 points.
The pair will compete in the 3-meter competition on Friday.
Schwendenwein competed in her first of three events on the weekend finishing 21st in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:41.73. The time was both a personal best and school record, improving on her school record time of 4:42.58 set at the C-USA Championships two weeks ago.
She will continue competition tomorrow swimming the 200-yard freestyle where she entered the meet ranked 22nd in the event.
For a complete recap of each day's events and results at the NCAA Championships log onto www.UHCougars.com. Fans can also follow live results at http://www.aggieathletics.com/ncaawsimstats.html.