ATLANTA, Ga. – Sophomore Sarah Blank took 11th place, scoring 16 team points for the Clemson diving team in the three-meter competition at the 2017 ACC Diving Championships on Monday at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta. Senior Danielle Reitsma and freshman Freida Lim also finished in the top 24, thus securing points for the Tigers in the team column.
Blank’s score of 285.15 points in the three-meter was another Zone qualifying score for the native of Midland, Texas. She leads the Tigers in Zone qualifying marks in the three-meter with seven on the season. Blank improved 26 places from her three-meter finish (37th place) at the 2016 ACC Championships during freshman season.
Reitsma finished 17th in the three-meter event, with a score of 268.75, earning nine points for the team. The 17th-place finish is the best-career finish in the three-meter at ACC meet for the Calgary, Alberta native, as her previous best was 24th place as a sophomore in 2015. Lim, competing in her first ACC Championship meet, placed 23rd with 255.95, scoring two points for the Tigers. Sophomore Jaya Brown (25th place) and senior Sarah Braun (27th place) also finished in the top 30.
As a team, Clemson has 27 points through the first event of the 2017 ACC Championships. It is a 17-point improvement from the Tigers’ team score of 10 points in the three-meter a year ago.
The ACC Championships continue on Tuesday, Feb. 14 with the one-meter competition. Prelims begin at noon and finals begin at approximately 7:15 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.
Clemson’s Top Five Divers in 3M at ACC Championships
11. Sarah Blank (285.15)17. Danielle Reitsma (268.75)23. Freida Lim (255.95)25. Jaya Brown (237.80)27. Sarah Braun (235.00)
September 16, 2021