SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota teammates Isaac Morris and Sarah Schank have swept the Summit League Diver of the Year awards as announced by the league on Wednesday.
Morris, a junior, is the Men’s Diver of the Year for the second-straight season. Despite missing three quarters of the season recovering from a knee injury, the Albuquerque, New Mexico native, returned to capture the Summit League title on the one-meter board.
Morris scored 309 points to win the Summit League title and qualify for the NCAA Zone Qualifying Meet for the third time. He also earned all-conference honors with a third-place finish on the three-meter board. Morris is the school record holder on both boards. Morris becomes the fifth diver in Summit League history to win the award at least two times.
Schank, a senior, was the dominant diver in the Summit League throughout the season and is named the Women’s Diver of the Year honor for the first time. The Cottage Grove, Minnesota, native swept the Summit League titles on the one-meter and three-meter boards.
Schank, a five-time Summit League women’s diver of the week this season, won nine competitions on the one-meter board and eight competitions on the three-meter board this school year. Her 285.1 points during the finals of the one-meter competition was a season and personal best, vaulting her to third all-time at USD. She competed in the NCAA Zone Qualifying Meet on both boards for the second-straight season. Schank is the second Coyote female to be honored as Greysen Hertting earned the honor four times.
“We are very excited for both Sarah and Isaac,” said coach Jason Mahowald. “This is a huge honor, and a testament to all of the hard work that they have both put in.”
The duo helped the Coyote men’s and women’s teams post runner-up finishes at the Summit League Championships.