Hudson graduate Taryn McLaughlin, a freshman diver at James Madison University (Va.), recently became just the second diver in Colonial Athletic Association history to win the conference’s Diver and Rookie Diver of the Year awards in the same season.
McLaughlin joins Drexel’s Kate Hynes (2006) as the only female divers in CAA history to earn Diver and Rookie Diver of the Year accolades in the same season.
The redshirt freshman also was honored as the Outstanding Diver of the Meet at the 2014 CAA Championship. She won the 1-meter competition with 323.0 points and also took first place on the 3-meter board with 373.85 points, which set a new CAA meet record.
At the NCAA Zone A Diving Championship, McLaughlin finished 16th in the 3-meter competition with 518.65 points and 22nd in the 1-meter competition with 222 points. It’s the fourth year in a row that the CAA Diver of the Year has come from JMU and McLaughlin is the Dukes’ fourth Rookie Diver of the Year winner in the past five seasons.
She also earned indvidual All-CAA honors went in both diving events.