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Throughout his first two years of high school competition, Chambersburg's Nick Cover has been climbing the ranks of PIAA diving.

During his rookie campaign, Cover was one spot shy of the Class AAA podium, and this past season, Cover achieved a seventh-place medal.

Last month, Cover, a rising junior, added to his resume by being named an All-American by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association of America (NISCA). Cover is one of 11 divers from Pennsylvania to earn the designation. He was one of just 26 underclassmen to make the cut.

To earn NISCA All-America status, divers are asked to submit a DVD of a regularly-scheduled interscholastic 11-dive championship to be judged against the rest. Entries must have a minimum score of 375 with a degree of difficulty for optional dives at 13.3 for boys, or 13.0 for girls, or higher.

During the PIAA Championships, Cover finished with a point total of 457.9 points, which was his season best.

"Nick has been a pure pleasure to work with, even prior to high school," Chambersburg diving coach Ryan Crider said. "He manages to set a goal for himself, and he sets one that is reachable. Then he always seems to peak in order to get it."

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