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Knapton Finalist for Major NCAA Award

Nebraska 2021 Female Student-Athlete of the Year Abigail Knapton was named one of 30 finalists for the NCAA Woman of the Year award on Thursday, Sept. 23.

A six-time Husker diving All-American, and the 2021 Big Ten Diver of the Meet, Knapton was also Nebraska's Best Female Athlete award winner across all sports in 2020-21. The Omaha Marian High School graduate became Nebraska's first diver (or swimmer) to claim four first-team All-America awards in the same event (platform dive). She claimed Big Ten titles in both the platform and the one-meter dive, while adding a runner-up finish at the 2021 Big Ten Championships.