Lions’ diver makes history with NCAA performance

Lions’ diver makes history with NCAA performance

Danica Roskos ’13 wrote her name in TCNJ’s record books in March, when she became the first Lion athlete to win multiple national titles at a single National Championship event.

Roskos placed first in the nation in the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events at the 2011 Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, where she was also named Diver of the Meet. In capturing the 1-meter crown, the sophomore posted an NCAA record score of 515.90 points.

“I was able to do better than I had expected because of my coaches, Candace Gottlieb and Jen Harnett ’93, and my teammates, Sabrina Lucchesi ’14 and [men’s diver] TJ Burns ’12,” Roskos said afterward. “Having the team take fifth place and winning both [titles] shows that TCNJ is one of the top Division III swimming and diving programs in the country.”

Roskos is the second diver in Lions program history to win a national title. The first, Diane Maiese ’98, won the 1-meter title in 1997.

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