Kolakowski Qualifies For NCAA Championships

ITHACA, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo senior Claudia Kolakowski posted a career-high score to finish fourth in the 3-meter dive on the first day of action at the NCAA Regional Diving Championships, Friday, hosted by Ithaca College. 

Kolakowski compiled a score of 458.45 to punch a ticket to her first appearance at the NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships next month in Shenandoah, Texas. 

Two other Geneseo divers competed on Friday. First-year Samantha Reichman earned an eighth place finish (434.30) while junior Emily Reiter finished 18th (373.15). 

On Saturday, the diving trio competed in the one-meter dive, where two placed within the top 10. Kolakowski recorded a 422.50 score to take fifth while Reichman accumulated a 415.50 for eighth place and Reiter finished 24th with a 347.25 score.

Kolakowski will join sophomore swimmer Nancy Nasky to represent the Knights at the NCAA Division III Championships next month.