Biles and Thurston Named AE Divers of the Week
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Biles and Thurston Named AE Divers of the Week

BOSTON, Mass. – Senior Calle Biles and freshman Bridger Thurston earned America East Conference women’s and men’s diver of the week honors Tuesday for the week of December 10.

Biles, from Vienna, Va., placed ninth in the 1 meter diving competition (141) Saturday at the Loyola University Invite and took seventh in the 3 meter on Friday with a score of 133.25. She had a busy weekend, also competing in 200, 400 and 800 free relays, the 200 medley relay and the 100 free. Biles also won the women’s diving award last season on January 15.

Thurston, from Richmond, Va., was sixth Friday at the Loyola Invitational in the 1-meter diving competition with 190.75 points. He placed sixth Saturday in the 3-meter diving event with a score of 142.75.

“Congratulations to Bridger and Calle on this award,” said head coach Andrew Bretscher. “They both performed great this weekend and scored many points for the team. I’m very happy to see them and our diving program recognized by the conference for their work so far this year.”

The Keydets are back in action after the New Year, heading across town to Washington & Lee University Saturday, January 11.