Monona Grove senior Nikki Benedict has orally committed for women's diving at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, according to a report by Wisca.net (Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association).

Benedict was the diving runner-up at last year’s WIAA Division 2 state swimming and diving meet at the University of Wisconsin Natatorium.

She placed second to four-year state champion Ginger Lingard of Madison Edgewood.

Benedict placed fourth as a freshman and fourth as a sophomore at the Division 2 state meet.

She has the highest diving score in Division 2, totaling 412.90, on the WISCA list of leaders this week.

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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.