(Story courtesy of Colorado College Sports Information)
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Colorado
College’s Austin Howlett, the reigning Southern Collegiate
Athletic Conference diving champion, earned his third consecutive
trip to the NCAA Division III national meet by winning the 3-meter
event at the NCAA Zone 2 Regional Diving Championships Saturday in
San Antonio, Texas. Howlett also won the 3-meter regional title in
The senior from Makawao, Hawaii, who finished fifth at the national meet in the 3-meter event last year, posted a score of 513.15 Saturday, just 5.85 points ahead of Claremont’s James Stevick. Stevick won the 1-meter title on Friday while Howlett finished third.
The NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships are scheduled for March 18-21 in Shenendoah, Texas.
“Austin is more confident on the 3-meter and it showed today,” said CC diving coach Ellen Walker. “He was relaxed and composed on every dive. He was the competitor everyone was chasing and he didn't falter, instead he dove better in each round.”