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Redshirt senior Maria Polyakova won the NCAA title in the 3-meter at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas. Polyakova is the program's first-ever individual diving national champion. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Diver brings home program’s first NCAA individual title at championships

Maria Polyakova is an NCAA champion. The redshirt senior led No. 20 UCLA swim and dive (8-3, 4-3 Pac-12) at the NCAA Championships this past week in Austin, Texas, taking home the individual title in the 3-meter to become the program’s first-ever individual diving national champion. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior Maria Polyakova won the NCAA title in the 3-meter at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas. Polyakova is the program's first-ever individual diving national champion. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior Maria Polyakova won the NCAA title in the 3-meter at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas. Polyakova is the program's first-ever individual diving national champion. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Senior Maria Polyakova punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, with wins in the 1-meter and 3-meter at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships this week. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Swim and dive sees successful splashdown in Zone E with fifth NCAA qualification

Four divers competed in the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships this past week. Seniors Eloise Belanger and Traci Shiver, redshirt senior Maria Polyakova, and sophomore Alice Yanovksy traveled to Flagstaff, Arizona, and, for the second time in her career, Polyakova won the 3-meter crown at Zones. Read more...

Photo: Senior Maria Polyakova punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, with wins in the 1-meter and 3-meter at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships this week. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior Maria Polyakova punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas, with wins in the 1-meter and 3-meter at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships this week. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior diver Maria Polyakova won both the 1-meter and the 3-meter for UCLA at the Pac-12 championships this weekend. Polyakova was also crowned Diver of the Meet. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Swim and dive places sixth in Pac-12 championships with first-place diving finishes

The Bruins have begun the postseason. No. 25 UCLA swim and dive (8-3, 4-3 Pac-12) traveled to Federal Way, Washington, to compete in the four-daylong Pac-12 championships. Read more...

Photo: Senior diver Maria Polyakova won both the 1-meter and the 3-meter for UCLA at the Pac-12 championships this weekend. Polyakova was also crowned Diver of the Meet. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior diver Maria Polyakova won both the 1-meter and the 3-meter for UCLA at the Pac-12 championships this weekend. Polyakova was also crowned Diver of the Meet. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior Emma Schanz took home a win in the 100-yard backstroke in UCLA's final regular season meet against USC on Feb. 15. Schanz recorded a time of 53.47 in the event. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Swim and dive plunge into upcoming Pac-12 championships with a clear mind

With the regular season in the books, the Bruins’ focus will turn toward the postseason. UCLA swim and dive (8-3, 4-3 Pac-12) will head to Federal Way, Washington, on Tuesday, where it will compete for five consecutive days in the Pac-12 championships. Read more...

Photo: Senior Emma Schanz took home a win in the 100-yard backstroke in UCLA's final regular season meet against USC on Feb. 15. Schanz recorded a time of 53.47 in the event. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Senior Emma Schanz took home a win in the 100-yard backstroke in UCLA's final regular season meet against USC on Feb. 15. Schanz recorded a time of 53.47 in the event. (Tanmay Shankar/Daily Bruin)

Senior Sandra Soe took home wins in the mile and 500-yard freestyle for UCLA swimming against USC on Friday. Soe nearly broke the Bruins' school record in the mile, qualifying as an NCAA B Cut. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Swim and dive comes up short against USC in final meet before championships

The Bruins traveled across town this weekend for a meeting with the Trojans. No. 25 UCLA swim and dive (8-3, 4-3 Pac-12), however, was bested by its hometown rival No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Sandra Soe took home wins in the mile and 500-yard freestyle for UCLA swimming against USC on Friday. Soe nearly broke the Bruins' school record in the mile, qualifying as an NCAA B Cut. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Senior Sandra Soe took home wins in the mile and 500-yard freestyle for UCLA swimming against USC on Friday. Soe nearly broke the Bruins' school record in the mile, qualifying as an NCAA B Cut. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)


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