Freshman Melissa Parker of the American University diving team has been honored as the AU Student-Athlete of the Week presented by GEICO, Department of Athletics officials announced Monday.
Parker captured the three-meter diving event title in a quad-meet against Bucknell, Lafayette, and host Navy at Annapolis, Md. on Saturday afternoon. She earned a career-best score of 256.90 points to win the competition. With this, she became the first Eagle diver in history to win an event at this meet. Her effort was also good for the third-best score in the event in program history.
The freshman also excelled in the one-meter event, putting up a score of 223.95, which placed her in fourth place at the meet. She finished just six points from second place.
On October 17, Parker was named the Patriot League Female Diver of the Week after recording the fourth-best scores in AU history in both the one and three meter diving events.