Van Dijkhuizen Earns Big Ten Honor

Nov. 11, 2009

IOWA CITY, IA – University of Iowa senior diver Frank Van Dijkhuizen was named Big Ten Diver of the Week for his performances Oct. 23-24. The honor is Van Dijkhuizen’s sixth career weekly laurel and first of the 2009 season.

During Iowa’s double-dual meet against Michigan State and Wisconsin Milwaukee Oct. 23, Van Dijkhuizen posted scores of 319.30 and 379.30 off the one-meter and three-meter boards, respectively, to claim top honors and achieve NCAA qualifying marks in each event.

The Amsterdam, Netherlands native then followed that stellar performance by winning the one-meter competition and claiming runner-up honors in the three-meter as Iowa defeated Missouri State 188.5-109.5 Oct. 24. The Hawkeye senior bested his previous one-meter mark with a score of 331.95 to champion the event while posting a 313.65 in the three-meter event.