Katherine Becker, St. Thomas

Katherine Becker, St. Thomas

St. Paul, Minn. / Mahtomedi

St. Thomas' diver Katherine Becker (St. Paul, Minn./Mahtomedi) appears to be peaking at the perfect time, as the senior put on quite the performance at her final career home meet. Becker won both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving titles at the UST Conference Invite with NCAA Diving Zone qualifying scores and top-three MIAC scores on both boards. For her performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Becker Tuesday with the final MIAC Women's Swimming and Diving Athlete-of-the-Week award of the 2014-15 season.

Becker was brilliant on both boards to finish with a pair of first-place showings at the home meet. She won the 1-meter board with a score of 265.95 and the 3-meter with a total score of 268.85. Both of those six-dive scores rank third in the MIAC this season, and they both helped her qualify for the NCAA Diving Zone regional meet. Becker will enter the MIAC Championships with plenty of confidence, after finishing in the top six on both boards a season ago.

Becker and her St. Thomas teammates concluded the regular season, and will use the coming week to rest up and prepare for their biggest meet of the season - the 2015 MIAC Swimming and Diving Championships. The conference meet will be held Feb. 19, 20 and 21 at the University of Minnesota's Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

2014-15 MIAC Women's Swimming and Diving Athletes-of-the-Week

DATE     NAME     SCHOOL    
2/10/2015   Katherine Becker   St. Thomas  
2/3/2015   Jenna Nagy   St. Catherine  
1/27/2015   Jenna Nagy   St. Catherine  
1/20/2015   Jenna Nagy   St. Catherine  
1/13/2015   Jennifer Strom   Gustavus  
12/9/2014   Jennifer Strom   Gustavus  
11/25/2014   Jennifer Strom   Gustavus  
11/17/2014   Kate Reilly   Gustavus  
11/11/2014   Casey Nightingale   St. Thomas  
11/4/2014   Maria Wetzel   Carleton