Emily Bretscher

Emily Bretscher

Emily Bretscher's impressive comeback victory on 3-meter at the House of Champions Invitational helped earn the Purdue junior Big Ten Diver of the Week honors, her second award of the season and fourth career.

Bretscher also finished second on 1-meter while posting a team season-best score of 310.65 in Indianapolis. She placed first in both the prelims and finals on 3-meter and finished second across both rounds on 1-meter. Both events featured 27-diver fields to begin the prelims.

Bretscher is the first Boilermaker to win Big Ten Diver of the Week twice during the fall semester since Mary Beth Dunnichay in 2014. With her four career weekly honors, Bretscher is now tied for fourth place in program history.

Bretscher's fifth event victory of the season featured a memorable surge up the leaderboard over the final two rounds. She ripped her final two dives of the 3-meter final, earning round-high scores of 72.85 and 66. The combined two-round total of 138.85 allowed her to rally for a 2.65-point victory after she trailed the leader by 16 points entering the penultimate round and by 6.15 points entering her final dive. Her winning list score was 347.35.

Bretscher's 1-meter list score rose by 17.3 points from the prelim to the final. She finished second to Miami's Alicia Blagg by only 3.55 points and had the top-scoring dive of three of the six rounds in the final. She improved on her 3-meter list score by 8.4 points from the prelim to final.

Next up for the Purdue divers is the USA Diving Winter Trials, set for Dec. 17 to 22 in Minneapolis

EMILY BRETSCHER AT HOUSE OF CHAMPIONS INVITATIONAL

• Victorious on 3-Meter – 347.35 // Top Scoring Dive – 72.85 (Round 5) // Won by 2.65 Points

• Second on 1-Meter – 310.65 // Top Scoring Dive – 56.4 (Round 6)

BIG TEN DIVER OF THE WEEK MULTIPLE TIMES DURING FALL SEMESTER

Emily Bretscher, 2019 – Oct. 30, Nov. 27

Mary Beth Dunnichay, 2014 – Oct. 21, Nov. 4

Casey Matthews, 2013 – Nov. 26, Dec. 24

Erin Mertz, 2010 – Oct. 26, Nov. 9

Amanda Miller, 2006 – Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Dec. 5

Carrie McCambridge, 2005 – Nov. 1, Nov. 22

Carrie McCambridge, 2004 – Nov. 2, Nov. 23

CAREER BIG TEN DIVER OF THE WEEK HONORS

8 – Carrie McCambridge, 2003-06

5 – Amanda Miller, 2005-07

5 – Ashley Karnes, 2007-10

4 – Casey Matthews, 2009-14

4 – Mary Beth Dunnichay, 2013-16

4 – Emily Bretscher, 2018-Present

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