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Emma Ruchala is enjoying a nice diving career at Utah after her first college choice, Clemson, dropped the sport. PHOTO SUBMITTED
Jon Zaghloul, Freelance Reporter
9:50 pm CDT March 30, 2020

At the time, it was a dream come true for former Andrew diver Emma Ruchala.

Following an impressive high school career that included four state finals appearances and four swimming and diving team MVP awards, she fulfilled her ultimate goal of being able to compete at the next level. That opportunity, no less, came via the Clemson Tigers, who sought a decorated talent to add to the team’s storied history in the highly-contested Atlantic Coast Conference.