Fairfield Prep senior Jake Bowtell of Darien signed his National Letter of Intent with the University of Virginia on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Fairfield Prep and will dive for the Cavaliers' top 10 nationally ranked Division I swimming and diving team.

Bowtell has distinguished himself as a top diver in Connecticut over the past two years as a three-time All-American and the 2013 SCC and State Open Champion.

Bowtell holds Fairfield Prep's six-dive and 11-dive school records and was named the 2013 CIAC Diver of the Year.

He has been a key member of the Prep swimming and diving team that won the State Open title in 2012 and was runner-up last season.

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Bowtell was the leader of Prep's diving squad that was the largest and deepest in school history.

Outside the pool, Bowtell has had a steady and strong classroom performance while fully embracing Prep's mission of service.