Meisenhelder named Diver of the Week

Sara Meisenhelder

Jackie Gutknecht

Junior Sara Meisenhelder from Georgia Southern University’s swimming and diving team was named Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association (CCSA) Diver of the Week, the CCSA announced yesterday.

Meisenhelder qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships after a pool and school record-breaking one-meter dive on Saturday. This is the second time that Meisenhelder has qualified for this event. The first time she qualified was last year, making her the first diver in GSU’s history to do so.

In the Eagles’ meet, her one-meter dive scored 281.70. Her three-meter dive scored 258.00 giving her first-place finishes in both events.

This is Meisenhelder’s first Diver of the Week honor this season and the third of her career. She was also named CCSA Diver of the Year in 2012.

Meisenhelder will join the Eagles as they dive back in against University of North Carolina at Asheville Saturday at home for the Eagles’ last home meet of the season at 1:00 p.m. This meet will also serve as Senior Day.