Farouk Earns All-America Honors On 1-Meter

Farouk Earns All-America Honors On 1-Meter

INDIANAPOLIS – Junior Mohamed Farouk opened his NCAA postseason run in impressive fashion Thursday afternoon, earning All-America recognition on the 1-meter springboard after finishing fifth nationally in the event.

Farouk, who earned the first All-America honors of his career last year as a sophomore on the platform, added to his impressive postseason resume with one of the best springboard performances of his career at the 2024 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, taking seventh to qualify for the night’s finals.

The Cairo, Egypt native, who is slated to compete in all three events this weekend, posted a score of 349.75 to earn one of eight coveted spots in the 1-meter finals at the IU Natatorium. He went on to finish fifth with a score of 385.45.

Farouk, who earned two medals in February at the 2024 ACC Championships in Greensboro, N.C., was competing alongside veteran Brodie Scapens, who finished 15th (334.60) to earn Honorable Mention All-America recognition.

Scapens was the 1-meter champion at the ACC Championships, earning the first gold medal of his career. He earned a spot in the consolation finals of the event by finishing in the top 16 nationally Thursday, where he finished in eighth with a score of 330.50.

Following the 1-meter finals Thursday evening, both Scapens and Farouk will compete in Friday’s 3-meter event. Farouk will also compete in the men’s platform to cap Miami’s run at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis.