Diving Team Signs Top Prospect
BATON ROUGE — Nicholas (Niko) Dalman has signed a letter of intent to compete with the LSU diving team, it was announced by diving coach Doug Shaffer on Monday.
Dalman, a native of Auburn, Wash., is a two-time 4A state champion in the 1-meter springboard and a six-time Junior Olympic national qualifier after earning four letters at Auburn High School.
Dalman recently placed seventh in the 1-meter and second in the 3-meter at the Junior Olympic West National Championships in April. He is also a four-time NISCA All-American.
“Niko is a remarkably talented diver on all three levels,” said Shaffer. “He has a wealth of competitive experience on the Junior Olympic level and has improved each year. From the start of the recruiting process it was obvious that he was a perfect fit and will make an immediate impact on our program. I am confident that with the raw talent Niko has and a little development, it will only be a matter of time before he’s neck and neck with collegiate diving’s elite.”