Sivan Mills, a senior at Solon High School, has committed to dive at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) of the Ivy League next year.
Mills was recruited by a number of Division I programs and ultimately decided to take recruiting visits to Penn, Cornell and Tulane.
"It was a difficult decision to choose among these great schools and strong programs, but ultimately I felt most comfortable at Penn," Mills said.
She was the Amateur Athletic Union’s (AAU) National Champion on the 3 meter springboard in 2012, and was also the bronze medalist on the 1 meter board.
Sivan has been diving for the American Flyers Diving Club team since second grade and has been coached by Marc Cahalane over the last four years for her club and high school team. She is presently captain of the Solon High School Diving Team. She has twice been named All-American by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA). She is a three-time Ohio State Meet Division I Qualifier and finished 6th at the 2012 Ohio State Meet. She has been a USA Diving regional, zone, and national qualifier for ten years.
In addition, she has finished first at sectionals and second at districts as a competitor for Solon High School’s team the last three years. Mills will be majoring in the Biological Basis of Behavior at the University of Pennsylvania with the goal of continuing on to medical school to become a psychiatrist.
She will be diving under the direction of Mike Schnur, head swimming coach at the University of Pennsylvania for twelve years, and Rob Cragg, diving coach and member of the 1976 US Olympic team.
"I’m looking forward to competing this year for Solon and improving my position at the state meet," Mills said, "and after high school I can’t wait to continue my diving career in Philadelphia at Penn."