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Waxman's Season Comes to an End at the 2022 NCAA Championships

Mar 18, 2022

ATLANTA- Holly Waxman's incredible freshman campaign came to an end on Friday afternoon, finishing in 38th on the 3m at the 2022 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.

"Holly finished up a great season today and I'm really happy with how she did this year and how she did this meet. We would've liked to have gotten into the All-America realm but she just missed out," head diving coach Richard Marschner said. "It's very difficult to come into this meet as a relative unknown on the national level and dive so well. She definitely earned a lot of respect and gained experience that will help next year and beyond."

Coming off a 21st overall finish yesterday on the 1m, Waxman totaled 274.65 to place in the top-40 of the nation's best in the event.

"Holly has the drive and the ability to make the improvements she needs to make so that next year we can achieve that All-American status," said Marschner.

Showcasing consistency, poise and steadiness throughout her freshman year, Waxman moved her name into the Utah record book and posted scores that have placed her seventh on the 1m, ninth on the 3m and fifth on the platform.

Up Next
The focus now turns to the men as they'll travel to Atlanta for the 2022 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships. The meet will take place March 23-26, inside the McCauley Aquatic Center.

Utah will bring three divers and five swimmers to compete at the meet. Andrei Ungur will race in the 100 back, 100 free and will join the school record relay team of Jaek Horner, Cooper deRyk and Finn O'Haimhirgin in the 200-medley relay. Utah will also race in the 400-medley relay, which the team of Ungur, Ben Waterman, Jaek Horner and O'Haimhirgin set another school record in at the conference championships to earn the NCAA B cut.

In the diving well, freshman Ben Smyth and junior Jenner Pennock will both compete in the 3m and platform events while senior Tony Chen will compete on the 1m and 3m.

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