RICHMOND, Va., January 8, 2013 – For the sixth time this season, James Madison senior diver Kimberly Helfrich (Fort Belvoir, Va./West Springfield) garnered the Colonial Athletic Association Diver of the Week award Tuesday.
Helfrich turned in a strong performance at the highly-competitive Tennessee Diving Invitational in Knoxville, Tenn., last weekend. She was Madison’s top finisher in each event, claiming seventh in the one-meter event and 16th on the three-meter board. The senior scored a 256.45 in the preliminaries of the one-meter event to reach the finals where she totaled a 274.60 to finish seventh.
In the three-meter event, Helfrich scored a 263.05 to edge out sophomore teammate Alex Savage (Carrolton, Texas/Lewisville Hebron) for 16th.
Helfrich has competed in six meets this season, winning the CAA Diver of the Week honor each time. Towson’s Amanda Skoupa claimed CAA Swimmer of the Week honors.
JMU returns to dual meet action this weekend as it travels to Washington, D.C., for a double-dual meet against American and Georgetown Saturday.
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