CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior diver Kylie Reiman of the Tufts University women's swimming & diving team placed 20th overall during the 3-meter competition within Region 3 (Northeast/North) during second-day action at the NCAA Division III Diving Regional Championship on Saturday afternoon at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
|Kylie Reiman added another chapter to her outstanding career.|
Reiman placed 17th overall out of 27 divers with 11 clean dives off the 1-meter board on Friday, en route to recording a career-high score of 402.60. The Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, native has competed at the regional event in three consecutive seasons, and the 17th-place finish was the best of her career at the event.
"Kylie ended her four-year career falling short of qualifying for the NCAA Division III Championships, but was clearly the crowd favorite and mine too," diving coach Brad Snodgrass said. "She will be sorely missed."
During the two-day competition, Maura Sticco-Ivins of Wellesley College earned individual-champion honors in both events, posting a score of 514.95 in the 3-meter competition and a point total of 471.80 during the 1-meter event.
Ariana Ross of Williams College was the top-performer from the NESCAC Conference in the two events, garnering runner-up honors in the 1-meter (463.10) and fourth-place honors in the 3-meter (485.50). Ross is the only NESCAC diver that qualified for the NCAA Championships at the Conroe ISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas, on March 15-18.
Reiman's name will be talked about for years to come in regards to the women's swimming & diving program, as the senior standout competed in four NESCAC Championships and three regional championships during her stellar career.
She improved each year on the regional stage, finishing 22nd and 25th overall, respectively, in the 3- (340.35) and 1-meter competitions (388.60) in her debut during the 2015 season. In 2016, she took a step forward by recording a 19th-place performance in the 1-meter (369.20) and a 20th-place finish during the 3-meter (364.95).
Reiman was one of three Jumbos to represent the swimming & diving program at MIT, as Matt Rohrer and Aaron Idelson competed on the men's side.
"Matt, Aaron and Kylie have been leaders of our diving program for the past few years and this weekend they continued to represent our team well," head coach Adam Hoyt said. "We are proud of their performances against the best divers in the region."
Written by Trevor Wenners, Athletic Communications Intern