Parker Named AU Student-Athlete of the Week Presented by GEICO


American University sophomore diver Melissa Parker has been honored as the AU Student-Athlete of the Week Presented by GEICO, announced Athletics Department Officials.

Against George Mason and Army this week, Parker won the one-meter dive with a score of 232.15. She also placed second overall with a score of 231.80 in the three meter dive. Despite these strong performances, the team overall lost to George Mason and Army. She was however, named an honorable mention selection on the Patriot League Weekly Honor Roll.

Last week against Georgetown and James Madison, Parker placed fifth overall with an impressive score of 253.75 in the three meter dive. Parker has been leading the women’s team all year with strong scores and places against teams such as Bucknell and Navy, where she placed third in both the three meter and one meter dive. The Livermore, Calif., native currently holds a place in the AU record books with the fourth best one meter dive of all time in American University Diving history.  

The Eagles will return to competition next week for the Bison Invitational, hosted by Bucknell, on Saturday, February 2.