Sewell Concludes Career at NCAA Championships
The senior was the first Spartan to go to the NCAA Championships since 2002.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Senior Madeline Sewell concluded her diving career at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. on March 17.
Sewell competed in the one-meter dive and became the first Spartan to participate in the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships since Carly Weiden in 2002. The Mason, Ohio native finished with a final score of 232.10 to take 46th-place.
"She did a really nice job today," said diving coach Eric Best. "She had one dive that she missed and her last dive was absolutely terrific, she nailed it but she was just a little too far behind to be able to bounce back."
She reached the NCAA Championships after a fifth-place finish at the Zone C Championships the weekend prior on March 10. In the preliminary rounds of the one-meter dive after six dives Sewell nabbed a score of 288.30 to qualify for the finals in fourth place. In the finals, she picked up a score of 273.70 to finish fifth overall with a combined final score of 562.00.
"She did an absolutely fantastic job this year especially with the limited training that she was able to do due to injuries," said Best. "The best divers in the world were at this meet competing, it's not just limited to the United States. Five of the top eight divers were from different countries around the world. For her to be here with the best of the best was just fantastic."