Vallée Picks Up Third All-America Honor of Career
ATLANTA – A night after earning an NCAA national title in the 1-meter springboard, Mia Vallée delivered another sparkling performance to cap her run at the 2022 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
Vallée finished in a tie for fourth place in the 3-meter finals on Friday night, earning the third All-America honor of her career to cap a spectacular postseason run at the McAuley Aquatic Center.
The Montreal native, who also won two medals at the ACC Swimming & Diving Championships in Atlanta earlier in February, earned one of eight coveted spots in the finals to clinch NCAA All-America honors.
The 14th diver to win a national title under head diving coach Randy Ableman, Vallée nailed her first dive of the night – a forward 2 ½ somersault out of pike position – to open her final round. She also scored significant points on her second and third dives, an inward 2 ½ somersault pike for 67.50 points and a forward 3 ½ somersault pike for 65.10.
Her top-scoring dive of the night was a back 2 ½ somersault pike that netted her 73.50.
Vallée was fifth in the morning’s preliminary round with a score of 356.55. She put together several standout dives to earn her second finals berth in as many days, including a score of 69.00 on a forward pike 2 ½ somersault with a twist on her sixth and final dive of the prelims.
Emma Gullstrand finished the 3-meter springboard in 24th place with a score of 299.60.
Two of the Miami Hurricanes men’s divers – Zach Cooper and Max Flory – will compete at the NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships on the Georgia Tech campus beginning Thursday, March 24.