Nikolaki Punches Her Ticket to the NCAA Diving Championships

Veronica Nikolaki

Springfield, MA --- WPI freshman Veronica Nikolaki (Athens, Greece) is headed to the NCAA Division III National Diving Championships after finishing 17th today on the 3-meter board at the Region 4 Championships hosted by Springfield.

Nikolaki becomes the first diver and the first woman in the swimming and diving program's Division III history to reach the NCAA National Championship, which is scheduled for March 20 - March 23 in Shenandoah, TX.

The rookie amassed 388.15 points on her 11 dives a day after placing second on the one-meter board.  Nikolaki was one of eight at-large selection after Springfield's Jen Thompson captured both events to pick up an automatic berth.