WINTHROP, Mass. – With a record-breaking diving performance at the Regis Invitational Saturday, junior Elisabeth McQuaid (Marlborough, Mass.) has been named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week, announced Monday by the league office.
All one-meter diving pool and school records fell Saturday, as McQuaid completed 11 dives and compiled a total of 443.05 points, 35 points more than the previous school record that stood for 28 years. In splitting up the dives, McQuaid established the five voluntary dive school and pool records at 188.80 points and the new six optional dive standard for both the team and the pool at 254.25 points.
McQuaid, the two-time defending GNAC champion in one-meter diving, now holds the top score in the conference so far this season. Having received numerous NEISDA Diver of the Week awards over her collegiate career, McQuaid earns a weekly honor from the GNAC for the first time in three years with the Pride swimming and diving program.
After fall semester finals and the holiday break, Regis will head to Florida for winter training. The Pride will take part in the FIU Sprint Invitational in Miami, Fla., Saturday, Jan. 5.