Johnson clinches league honor

Whitney Johnson

Whitney Johnson is the Diver of the Week. Photo: Ross Dettman

The recognition is Johnson’s seventh career honor.

Johnson, a junior, claimed first place at the TYR Invitational Nov. 22-24 on the 1-meter board with a score of 279.75, an NCAA Qualifying Standards Score.

Johnson also took first on the 3-meter board, scoring 279.75.

The competition was Johnson’s fourth-consecutive meet where she has won both diving events. She has achieved NCAA Zone scores at every meet this season.

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams produced a collection of season-best times and scores at the TYR Invitational.

The three-day event hosted by Northwestern concluded with the men’s squad (2-5, 1-2 Horizon League) taking fourth place with 370.50 points and the women’s team (2-5, 1-2 Horizon League) placing fifth (385 points).

“The coaching staff is extremely proud of how the team competed,” head coach Paul Moniak said.

UIC returns to competition at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 to face Western Illinois and Olivet Nazarene at the Flames Natatorium.

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