Aug 18, 2013

The rich tradition of Buckeye diving just got a little richer as junior Cheyenne Cousineau won the synchronized 10-meter diving event Sunday at the 2013 USA Diving AT&T Senior National Diving Championships in Iowa City, Iowa.

“It has been a great summer and this was the perfect ending to it,” Cousineau said. “In all, it was a really special meet for me being my last one with Vince and I couldn’t be happier that we accomplished what we came here to do. I’m very excited about this victory.” 

After placing first in preliminaries of the event, Cousineau and her partner captured the title with a final score of 291.27. In the winning dive, the pair earned 77.76 points of their total on a back 2 ½ somersault with a 1 ½ twist pike.

The win, however, wasn’t all Cousineau accomplished at the meet. Individually, she also placed second in semifinals on the 10-meter apparatus to qualify for the finals, which took place Saturday, Aug. 17. In the finals, Cousineau dropped a score of 247.10 to place 11th overall.

Cousineau will return to Ohio State after a busy summer of high-end competition. A native of Temperance, Mich., she placed seventh in the women’s synchronized 10-meter finals at the FINA World Aquatic Championships in July. As a Buckeye, Cousineau’s accolades thus far include winning the 2012 Big Ten Championship on the 10-meter dive as well as earning All-America accolades at the 2013 NCAA Championships.