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Greenwich Academy junior Grace Wu captures New England diving title

Photo by Dylan Korn: Grace Wu claimed the first-place medal at the New England Division I Championships at Deerfield.

Grace Wu successfully defended her diving title at the New England Prep School Swimming Association Division I Championships, recently at Deerfield Academy.

A Greenwich Academy junior, Wu won the NEPSSA Division I diving title, totaling 496.55 points over 11 rounds of diving at the finals, held on Wednesday at Deerfield.

Wu also earned the NEPSSA Division I diving championship in 2022, with a score of 488.20 points.

“I’m so happy with my performance at New Englands this year,” Wu said. “Diving for GA is always a great experience because our team culture is truly special. The support and energy of my teammates and coach are reflected in each of my eleven dives, so I’m very grateful to have dove with them throughout another rewarding season.”

Contributed photo: Abbie Schmitt, Grace Wu, Grayson Ford and Ellie Perkins gather following the New England Division I Diving Championships at Deerfield Academy on March 1, 2023. Wu won the New England diving title.

Grayson Ford, a Greenwich Academy freshman, finished second at the NEPSSA Division I Diving Championships, posting a score of 428.65 points. Teammate Abbie Schmitt, a sophomore placed eighth for GA (334.20 points) at the championship meet, which featured 21 competitors.

Wu’s winning performance gave the Gators 20 points, heading into the NEPSSA Division I Championships, which is taking place today and tomorrow at Phillips Andover Academy.

Greenwich Academy entered the Division I swimming championships with 48 team points, behind its divers’ impressive efforts. Dylan Korn is Greenwich Academy’s diving coach.

Photo by Dylan Korn: Grayson Ford of Greenwich Academy placed second at the New England Diving Championships.

Sacred Heart Greenwich received a pair of top-10 finishes at the Division I diving meet. Freshman Emma Beatty finished fourth for Sacred Heart, registering a score of 391.95 over 11 rounds.

Catherine O’Brien also of the Tigers, finished 10th on the 1-meter diving board for Sacred Heart with a score of 318.15 points.

Victoria Zacco, a Sacred Heart senior, was 12th, totaling a score of 289.60 points.

Photo by Dylan Korn: Greenwich Academy’s Abbie Schmitt placed eighth at the New England Diving Championships.

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