Brouillette, Henderson End Historic Run Together
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Iowa State sophomore Elyse Brouillette wrapped up the final day of competition at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Championships with a 188.25-point performance and a 22nd-place finish today at the University Aquatics Center on the University of Minnesota campus.
With the end of the 2013-14 season for Brouillette and teammate Jessica Henderson, one of the most talented diving duos in school history comes to a close. According to Iowa State head diving coach Jeff Warrick, Brouillette and Henderson have performed at the highest level of any two divers on the same roster for a team he has coached.
“I have two great divers, and I have been very fortunate to have the chance to work with them,” Warrick said after today’s competition. “They just put their hearts into their work and put forth a lot of effort.”
Warrick said that the combo of Brouillette and Henderson is reminiscent of his 2004-05 team with Hillary Nichols, Gail Olson and Katie Herman.
“This has been a pretty unique situation having the two of them pushing records on the same team in the same year,” Warrick said.
With Brouillette returning next season for her junior year, Warrick looks to contend for an NCAA Championships birth in 2015.
“I’m expecting so see great things out of her. I see the biggest gains between sophomore and junior years,” Warrick said. “She is definitely capable of doing great things.”
The Iowa State swimming and diving team has one event left on the schedule as senior Imelda Wistey will compete in the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the NCAA Championship next Thursday in Minneapolis, Minn.