Aranza Vazquez is a national champion, twice over.
The junior claimed the first and second national titles in the history of the UNC diving program at the NCAA Championships this week, winning the one- and three-meter crowns at the NCAA Championships in Knoxville, TN. Vazquez finished with a 358.75 score in the one-meter and a 385.80 score in the three-meter competition.
🥇 NATIONAL CHAMPION 🏆
Aranza Vazquez becomes the first diver in program history to win an NCAA title!
She claims the 1-meter with a score of 358.75. pic.twitter.com/otB0VrpSqN
— Carolina Swimming & Diving (@uncswimdive) March 16, 2023
🏆 NATIONAL CHAMPION. AGAIN! 🏆
A day after becoming the first Tar Heel diver in program history to win an NCAA title, Aranza Vazquez gets her second!
She wins the 3-meter with a score of 385.80. pic.twitter.com/Mx9CSZFYM8
— Carolina Swimming & Diving (@uncswimdive) March 18, 2023
Vazquez’s first-place finish in the one-meter comes after she finished in third place in the same discipline at the 2022 NCAA Championsihps.
Vazquez is one of the most decorated student-athletes in the history of the UNC diving program. She earned All-America honors on one-meter springboard, three-meter springboard and platform as a freshman during the 2020-21 season, then earned the honor again on one-meter springboard as a sophomore last season. She also dove at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, representing her native Mexico.
Vazquez is one of four Tar Heel divers competing in Knoxville, along with Paige Burrell, Emily Grund and Anton Down-Jenkins. The championships run through Wednesday, March 22.
Featured image via UNC Athletic Communications
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