Springfield, MA --- WPI's Veronica Nikolaki (Athens, Greece) competed this weekend in the two-day NCAA Division III Women's Diving Regional at Springfield College. The junior placed fifth in the one-meter event and finished 18th on the 3-meter board.
Nikolaki got off to a great start on Friday, breaking her own school record on the 1-meter board. Her total of 488.35 was just a tenth of a point out of fourth place and less than 23 points from second place.
On Saturday the junior amassed 366.75 points in the three-meter event. Maura Sticco-Ivins of Wellesley captured both events. Joining her at the NCAA Championships in Shenandoah, TX are Ariana Ross and Michelle Higgins from Williams, Austin Campitelli of NYU, Katie Sterpka of Westfield State and Morgan Kitzmiller of host Springfield.
The diving regionals mark the end of the season for WPI women's swimming and diving. The Engineers finished fourth at last week's NEWMAC Championships and saw head coach Paul Bennett named Coach of the Year for the second straight season.