Hopkins Finishes Career as an All-American
March 23, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - NC State senior diver Hannah Hopkins concluded her collegiate career by claiming All-America honors in the platform diving event Saturday at the 2013 NCAA Championships. Hopkins posted a score of 272.95 in the preliminaries and a 280.65 in the finals.
"Congratulations to Hannah Hopkins on another All-American performance on platform and leading the way for the Wolfpack," said head coach Braden Holloway. "We wanted to perform a little better at the meet as a team, but we had several first time qualifiers so we have some learning to do."
The All-America honor was the second in as many years for Hopkins after her seventh-place finish at last year's NCAA Championships. Hopkins scored four points for the Wolfpack's team total in the process. The Wolfpack finished 37th of 73 teams represented at the NCAA Championships.
The Wolfpack started competition on the third and final day of the NCAA Championships with the 400 freestyle relay. Hannah Freyman, Marifrances Henley, Allison Hendren and Riki Bonnema teamed up to finish with a time of 3:19.84 - the third best mark in school history. Henley also competed in the 100 freestyle event, stopping the clock at 49.57.
"Congratulations to our Wolfpack women, finishing off their season at the NCAA Championships," Holloway added. "A top-40 finish is something to build on and something that we're excited about."
The NC State men's swimming & diving team will compete at the 2013 NCAA Championships, Thursday, Mar. 28 - Saturday, Mar. 30. The meet will also be held in Indianapolis, Ind. at the IU Natatorium.