Diving: Trio of prep divers from Aurora schools tabbed NISCA/Speedo All-Americans

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Regis Jesuit's Kyle Goodwin received All-American diving honors for the 2014-15 season from NISCA/Speedo after he won his fourth Class 5A state championship and set the Colorado state record. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)
Regis Jesuit’s Kyle Goodwin received All-American diving honors for the 2014-15 season from NISCA/Speedo after he won his fourth Class 5A state championship and set the Colorado state record. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

Six Colorado boys and girls prep divers — half from Aurora schools — received All-American honors for the 2014-15 season from the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association and Speedo.

Ninety-nine boys and 100 girls from across the country were selected from large pools of applicants that had to meet specific criteria in terms of finish at their respective state meets, total score and degree of difficulty.

Regis Jesuit Class 5A state champions McKensi Austin and Kyle Goodwin each were included in the All-American list, as was Devin Bellamy, an Eaglecrest student who competed for Smoky Hill.

Goodwin won his fourth career state championship, a first among Colorado boys, and set the state record with his performance at the 5A state meet May 16 at the United States Air Force Academy. The diver on the 2015 Aurora Sentinel All-City Boys Swim Team is headed to compete at the University of Missouri.

Bellamy, Goodwin’s club diving teammate, came within eight points of Goodwin at the Coaches Invitational and also finished as the runner-up to him at the 5A state meet. With Goodwin graduating, Bellamy should contend for next season’s 5A state title.

The pair of Aurora divers, plus Arapahoe’s Alan LeBlang, were Colorado’s All-Americans from a pool of 220 applications nationwide.

Austin, a senior-to-be, won her second 5A state championship in the winter season.

Of the 238 girls’ applicants from the across the country, Austin is joined by Evergreen’s Katrin Lewis and Mullen’s Katie Russ.

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel