Tucson Native Delaney Schnell Wins Silver in Tokyo

Photo: Delaney Schnell competes in the women’s platform final at the 2019 USA Diving Senior Championships on May 25, 2019, in Indianapolis, Indiana.

University of Arizona’s Delaney Schnell, along with her teammate Jessica Parratto, executed their five-dive list with poise to earn the silver medal in the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform competition on Tuesday afternoon in Japan, earning the United States’ first medal of any color in the event.

Delaney is 22-years-old, a Tucson native and a Tucson High graduate who was named Pac-12 Diver of the Year after winning two conference titles and finishing second in the NCAA meet in the platform dive, she is also a 2020 World Cup team member, a 2015 and 2019 Pan American Games team member, and a two-time Junior Pan American silver medalist on platform.

She also qualifies for the Olympics in the 10-meter platform that will happen next week on August 3-4, Tucson time.

Delaney chose to attend UA over Texas, Indiana, Florida State and Purdue because she is “familiar with the facilities and coaches.”

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