COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior diver Bianca Alvarez is the Big Ten Conference Diver of the Week this week after she swept both boards last week in a dual meet against Ohio University.
Alvarez, from Miami, Fla., and Miami Sunset High School, took first on the 1-meter board with a score of 321.45 and she followed that win with another winning score of 341.63 on the three-meter springboard event. Her wins helped the Buckeyes cruise to a 213-87 win over the Bobcats and remain unbeaten on the year at 4-0.
In four events this season Alvarez has three victories and one second-place finish. A fourth-year junior who was national runner-up on three-meter in 2008 and has won four All-American awards, Alvarez and the Buckeyes will be competing at the eight-team Purdue Invitational this weekend.
Alvarez has now won four Big Ten Diver of the Week awards.