Scapens Earns Second All-America Recognition
GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the second straight day at the Greensboro Aquatic Center, Miami diver Brodie Scapens delivered an All-American performance.
Scapens, who took home the first NCAA All-America honors of his career on Thursday night in the 1-meter springboard, doubled down on his success with another top-eight finish Friday, this time in the 3-meter.
A native of Australia, Scapens finished the afternoon preliminary round in seventh (386.00) to clinch a berth in the night’s finals.
Scapens took fifth with a score of 413.75.
The story was similar for freshman Jack Matthews, who finished second in the consolation final of the 1-meter Thursday to earn Honorable Mention All-America recognition. Matthews once again finished in the top 16 on Friday afternoon, scoring 370.60 in the preliminaries.
Matthews finished fourth in the consolation finals (389.85) to earn his second Honorable Mention All-America recognition in as many days.
Second-year diver Max Flory was 22nd in the preliminaries (339.85).
On Saturday afternoon, Flory and Scapens will compete along with veteran specialist Zach Cooper in their signature platform event in Greensboro. The trio took top honors at the ACC Swimming & Diving Championships, sweeping the podium on the tower.