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Freece Named CCSA Diver of the Year

April 9, 2021  Lynchburg, Va.   RSS
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Maddie Freece was named CCSA Women's Diver of the Year.

Maddie Freece was named CCSA Women's Diver of the Year.

Official CCSA Release

Following a record-setting freshman season, Liberty's Maddie Freece has been voted CCSA Women's Diver of the Year.

Freece, a native of Lansdale, Pa., is the first Liberty student-athlete to be named CCSA Women's Diver of the Year. Freece is the first freshman to be voted CCSA Women's Diver of the Year since it was first awarded in 2011.

Freece was named the 2021 Most Outstanding Diver of the CCSA Championship Meet, winning both one-meter and three-meter diving. Her winning score of 293.15 on one-meter set a new program record, while she scored 297.50 to claim the victory in three-meter diving.

The freshman became the first Lady Flame in program history to win three-meter diving at the CCSA Championships. She ranks second on Liberty's all-time top 10 list in three-meter springboard (297.50).

She went on to compete at the NCAA Zone Championships, and had the best showing of any Liberty diver at the meet in program history. Freece finished ninth in three-meter diving at the Zone meet, the first Lady Flame all-time to finish in the top 10 in an event at NCAA Zone Championships. She also finished 13th in one-meter diving at the Zone meet.

Freece helped the Lady Flames earn their third straight CCSA Women's Swimming & Diving Championship title, as Liberty finished in a tie with FGCU for the conference crown. Liberty has now won four conference championships in program history.

2021 CCSA Women's Swimming & Diving Major Awards
Women's Swimmer of the Year – Petra Halmai, Sr., FGCU
Women's Diver of the Year – Maddie Freece, Fr., Liberty
Women's Scholar-Athletes of the Year – Haley Todd, Sr., Bellarmine and Cassie Phillips, Sr., Incarnate Word