R-H Divers Earn 2 CCIW Titles, 5 All-CCIW Efforts

R-H Divers Earn 2 CCIW Titles, 5 All-CCIW Efforts


BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology seniors Regen Foote and Sam Gould each claimed three-meter College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin championships to lead five all-league performances at the conference diving championships on Friday and Saturday.

Gould completes his CCIW career with school records of eight all-conference performances, six conference championships and a career four-year sweep of three-meter championships after Saturday's title.  Gould claimed his fourth CCIW three-meter championship with a total of 420.45 points on Saturday.  He also placed third in one-meter diving for all-league accolades after scoring 393.50 points.

Foote completed the most decorated women's diving career in Rose-Hulman history with seven all-conference performances, including her first career CCIW title on the three-meter board on Friday night.  Foote won the three-meter title with 371.45 points and earned another all-conference performance with 401.90 points on the one-meter board Saturday.

Senior Josh Maurer earned his fifth career all-conference performance with a third-place three-meter finish and 398.55 points on Saturday.  Maurer earned all-league honors on the three-meter board during each of his four years at Rose-Hulman.  He also placed fourth in Friday's one-meter competition with 381.75 points.

Every Rose-Hulman diver ended up finishing in the top eight on each board at this year's CCIW meet.  Freshman Ben Strate was seventh on both the one-meter and three-meter boards, while freshman Joshua Schnipke came home sixth in the three-meter competition and eighth in one-meter.

Points scored in the CCIW Diving Championships will count toward the league swimming championships held Feb. 11-13 at Pleasant Prairie, Wis.