COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sophomore diver Bianca Alvarez swept the springboard events in a dual meet Friday with Penn State and was named Big Ten Conference Diver of the Week for her achievements.
A sophomore from Miami, Fla., and Miami Sunset High School, Alvarez accumulated a winning total of 317.60 points on the one-meter springboard and then she won the three-meter event with a score of 372.40. Both scores achieved NCAA qualifying standards.
Alvarez, who is competing this week at the USA Diving Winter Nationals and World Cup Team Trials at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, has picked up wins on the three-meter springboard event in four consecutive meets now. This is the third Big Ten Diver of the Week honor for her and first this season. She was honored twice during her freshman season of 2007-08. She red-shirted last season.