BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (March 7, 2017) – Stefany Busch made Colorado State University-Pueblo Swimming & Diving history Tuesday when she became the first Pack athlete to compete at the NCAA National Diving Prequalification Meet.
Facing some of the top divers in the nation, Busch(So., Carlsbad, Calif.) scored 142.90 points through her six dives. Unfortunately, Busch placed 36th in the one meter diving qualification. She did not advance to field of 22 that will compete at the NCAA National Meet.
Busch ranked 36th in the 40 diver field. She finished second in a group of similar Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference divers. University of Nebraska Kearney's Nicki DeVries took 35th. Jessica Anderson of Western State Colorado University ranked 38th. Overall among RMAC divers, Busch placed seventh.
Although she will not get the chance to compete for an NCAA National Championship, Busch still made Pack history by becoming the first diver to qualify for the NCAA meet. As just a sophomore, Busch will return next year with experience diving at the national level.
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As a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado State University – Pueblo competes in 22 varsity sports in NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.