Brouillette completes NCAA Zone ‘D’ Championships

John Barry

Finishing a season ranked fourth in Iowa State’s all-time record book is a big accomplishment in its own, but to do it as a freshman is even more of a feat.

Freshman diver Elyse Brouillette competed at the NCAA Zone “D” Diving Championships in Houston on March 11-13 as the only ISU diver on the team to qualify for the meet.

“I thought she had a positive meet,” said coach Jeff Warrick. “It was a challenging meet and we had set some goals prior, and although there was a few mistakes I thought she performed well.”

Brouillette opened the meet by taking 30th on the 1-meter board, she took 32nd on her 3-meter board dives and 21st on her platform dives in the final day.

“Yesterday on the 3-meter dives I think she was only seven points out from 11th place,” Warrick said. “Missing a dive can hurt more in a meet like this and cause a setback.”

The top 18 scores each day advance from the prelims to the finals in this type of championship meet. 

“It obviously would have been more fun with some of her teammates here,” Warrick said. “I think this will motivate her and the rest of the squad for next season which will be good.”

Brouillette’s scores for the week were 236.30 on the 1-meter board, 256.40 on the 3-meter board, and 203.40 on the 5-meter platform respectively.

“It was a great experience for her as a freshman,” Warrick said. “I was very pleased with how she handled herself and stayed composed throughout.”