Feb. 12, 2010
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – On day one of the seven-day BIG EAST Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at Trees Pool in Pittsburgh, Pa., Louisville freshman Hannah Gadd won the 1-meter diving event. Gadd narrowly edged out Natalie Stitt who was the Most Outstanding Diver at last year’s championship.
Gadd was fourth after the preliminary round with a score of 256.10. Connecticut’s Danielle Cecco was third (257.20) after her first dive. Notre Dame manned the first two spots with Stitt anchoring second (262.75) and Heidi Grossman taking the overall lead (266.25) after the first session.
Gadd impressed in the finals, joining Stitt as the only two divers to stop the 300-point mark. The Cardinal freshman beat out the Irish veteran by a single point, winning with a score of 310.60.
Session two begins Saturday at 10 a.m. (ET) with the men’s 1-meter preliminaries.