Bridgewater Takes First on Platform at Michigan First Chance
Erin Bridgewater

Feb. 17, 2013

Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Canham Natatorium)
Event: Michigan First Chance Meet
U-M Team Result: No team scoring
Next U-M Event: Wed-Sat., Feb. 20-23 -- at Big Ten Championships (Minneapolis, Minn.), 6:30 p.m./11 a.m. CST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Junior Erin Bridgewater (Kawkawlin, Mich./Bay City Western) of the No. 16-ranked University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team took first place from the platform during the Michigan First Chance Meet held Saturday (Feb. 16) and Sunday (Feb. 17) inside Canham Natatorium. Her score of 255.85 set a new career best and is good enough for a NCAA Zone Diving qualifying mark.

Bridgewater led a contingent of six Michigan divers competing in all three diving events during the meet. Freshman Sarah Kamstra (Zeeland, Mich./Zeeland West) finished in fourth place from the platform with a score of 215.00, a career best, and junior Brianna Maroukis (Kalamazoo, Mich./Portage Northern) took fifth at 202.10.

Sophomore Marina Nazario (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) took seventh at 188.05, followed closely by teammate sophomore Emily Boyd (Monrovia, Calif./Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy) in eighth place at 185.20. Freshman Cameron Monroe (Plainwell, Mich./Plainwell) rounded out Michigan's divers in the platform with a score of 153.0

Kamstra was U-M's top finisher in the one-meter competition. She finished in sixth place with a score of 254.05. Three other Michigan divers competed in the one-meter. Maroukis placed 11th, Boyd took 12th and Monroe took 16th place.

Monroe was the only Michigan diver to compete from the three-meter during competition on Sunday. She placed 10th with a score of 199.20 and set a new career-best mark.

Michigan will send a select group to the Big Ten Championships this week (Feb. 20-23) in Minneapolis, Minn.

Contact: Michael Kasiborski (734) 763-4423