AAC names Louisville’s Sean Piner As AAC Diver Of The Week
The American Athletic Conference presented the weekly award Tuesday to Louisville’s Sean Piner as AAC Diver of the Week.
Piner swept the diving events as Louisville earned a victory over conference foe Cincinnati. In the 1-meter springboard the sophomore scored a 267.35, finishing over 30 points ahead of the nearest competitor. He then won the 3-meter diving with a 326.75, recording an NCAA Zone Cut.
Around the American
SMU fell to LSU 185-112 in their second dual meet of the season. Freshman Ziga Cerkovnik impressed in his collegiate debut, placing first in the 50-yard freestyle and helping the Mustangs to a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Cincinnati men’s squad fell to the eighth-ranked Louisville Cardinals 234-65.
Louisville swept two American opponents as they took down Houston and Cincinnati, winning 210-85 over Houston and 211-84 over Cincinnati. Tanja Kylliainen led the Cardinals with first place finishes in the 400-yard IM (recording a NCAA B Cut) and the 200-yard freestyle.
Rutgers earned a 150-150 tie against Illinois and faced two ranked teams in No. 24 Michigan and No. 25 Notre Dame in a competition at Northwestern over two days this past week. Sophomore Joanna Wu led the Scarlet Knights with three first-place finishes over the week.
SMU fell on the road at No. 2 Texas A&M 174-110. Junior Isabella Arcila took first place in the 100-yard backstroke and as a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay team.
Houston competed against conference foes Louisville and Cincinnati, falling to both squads