Wellesley's Sticco-Ivins Earns All-American Honors; Takes 4th in 1-Meter at NCAAs

Wellesley senior Maura Sticco-Ivins earned All-America honors with a mark of 453.25 on the one-meter board (d3photography.com).
Wellesley senior Maura Sticco-Ivins earned All-America honors with a mark of 453.25 on the one-meter board (d3photography.com).

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Wellesley College swimming & diving senior Maura Sticco-Ivins (Framingham, Mass.) opened her final NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championship appearance by earning her sixth career All-American honor during Thursday's one-meter diving competition at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI. 

Sticco-Ivins scored 453.25 to take fourth place on the one-meter board. Ithaca College graduate student Nickie Griesemer (West Chester, Pa.) took home the national title with a mark of 467.60. Sticco-Ivins finishes her one-meter career as a three-time All-American and one-time honorable mention All-American in four years at the NCAA Championships.

Maura Sticco-Ivins NCAA One-Meter Diving Career Results:

  • 2018 NCAA Division III 1-Meter Diving 4th Place (453.25) – All-American
  • 2017 NCAA Division III 1-Meter Diving National Champion (475.40) - All-American
  • 2016 NCAA Division III 1-Meter Diving 11th Place (418.20) - HM All-American
  • 2015 NCAA Division III 1-Meter Diving National Runner-Up (470.80) - All-American 

Sticco-Ivins entered Thursday night's final in third place after scoring 438.95 in the preliminary round. The Wellesley senior trailed only Griesemer and New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rival Blake Zhou (Palo Alto, Calif.) of MIT. However, in the end Griesemer would maintain her grip on the top spot to claim her first national title.

Sticco-Ivins will close out her decorated career on the three-meter board on Saturday, March 24. She has dominated the event throughout her career at the NCAA Championships, winning the national title in both 2015 and 2017, while also finishing as the national runner-up in 2016. She also swept the three-meter title at the NEWMAC Championships in all four years of competition and holds the Wellesley school record in the event with an 11-dive mark of 529.50.

Live video and live results for Saturday's three-meter will be available beginning with prelims at approximately 1:00 PM and during Saturday's final session beginning around 7:00 PM.