Rone Earns C-USA Diver of the Week Award


Lauren Rone earned the award after breaking the one-meter school record.

Lauren Rone earned the award after breaking the one-meter school record.

Nov. 6, 2012

IRVING, Texas – Diver Lauren Rone has been named Conference USA Diver of the Week after her record-setting performance against Radford this past Saturday.

The senior won both the one-meter and three-meter springboard competitions against the Highlanders this past weekend at home.

Rone collected season highs in each event while breaking the school record with a score of 283.87 in the one-meter. She previously qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships in the one-meter for third time in her career earlier this year during the West Virginia State Games.

“I am very proud of Lauren and all of her hard work,” diving coach Jim Zagaria said. “This is something she has been working on since February of her sophomore year by giving up her weekends and almost all of her last two summers.”

The Colorado native now holds the top two scores, and seven of the Top 20, all-time in the one-meter for a Herd diver. In the three-meter, her win was her first in the event this season and the 16th best score all-time at Marshall.

Both of her scores land her in the top five in Conference USA. Her one-meter score is third best while she ranks fifth in the three-meter.

This is Rone's second weekly honor of her career.

“To receive this award along with MU Student-Athlete of the Week, is a great honor for her and I am really happy and couldn’t be more proud.”

Along with her fellow divers and her swimming teammates, Marshall will host Vanderbilt this Saturday at 11 a.m.