SDSU SWIM & DIVE: CAPLAN SEVENTH IN CONSOLATION FINALS IN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Aztec diver earns honorable mention All-America honors

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 17, 2017 (Indianapolis) - San Diego State diver Alexandra Caplan competed on the 3-meter springboard at the 2017 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships on Friday, advancing out of the prelims and placing seventh in the consolation final. The championships are being hosted by the Indiana Sports Corp and IUPUI this week in Indianapolis, Ind.

Caplan is SDSU’s lone representative at the national meet and is the first Aztec diver to compete at the NCAA Championships since Kristen Meier and Anna Steiner qualified in 2012.

By virtue of her finish, Caplan earned honorable mention all-America accolades.

Caplan advanced out of the prelims by finishing 12th among the 50 divers competing in the event. Her score of 316.55 over her six dives was less than five points from the number 10 spot and just over 15 points shy of qualifying for the championship finals.

Northwestern’s Olivia Rosendahl finished first in the prelims with a mark of 375.25.

In the consolation finals, Caplan record a mark of 302.10 for a final placing of seventh among the eight divers competing. Missouri’s Lauren Reedy captured the consolation final with a score of 52.15.

During the 2016-17 season, Caplan set the SDSU record for the 3-meter board with a score of 359.65 during the Mountain West Championships. She was also named conference Diver of the Week for her performances at the USC Diving invitational and the UCLA Diving Invitational.