Maria Zarka ’16 is a very successful diver for Kenyon Women’s Swimming and Diving. She is a two time national champion, and also represented Tonga in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland.
Q: How did you get involved with diving?
A: Back in Hawaii, people are always jumping off of high places into bodies of water. I decided to try it as a sport.
Q: Has there been one moment from your Kenyon Diving career that has stuck with you?
A: At nationals my freshman year, after my last dive that won the meet, I was able to hear the crowd cheering from underwater.
Q: What’s your favorite part of diving?
A: Interacting with other divers!
Q: Any things you don’t like?
A: Diving ruins your hair.
Q: And for fun, what’s your favorite Meryl Streep movie?
A: The Devil Wears Prada.