Minnesota diving competed in their first platform competition of the season on the final day of the inaugural Minnesota Diving Invite.
Sophomore Sarah Bacon stole the show Thursday night inside Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center during day one of the inaugural Minnesota Diving Invitational. Bacon took home first place in the women’s 1-meter competition with a score of 334.05.
Minnesota men’s and women’s swimming and diving team used solid showings in their home pool to pick up a pair of Big Ten conference wins
The 2017 men's swimming and diving teams have selected their captains for this season. The squad will be under the leadership of first year captains Alan LeBlang, Conner McHugh, and Jan Hansen.
The Golden Gophers had three qualify in diving events during the last day of the Zone D diving meet at Missouri.
2017-18 Junior Season: Placed fourth in the 1-meter dive with a 331.65, fourth in the 3-meter dive with a 367.05, and first in the platform dive with a 395.35 at the Triple Dual vs Northwestern and Purdue • two first place finishes against Denver in the 1-meter dive with a 373.20 and the 3-meter dive with a 399.00 • took ninth place in the 3-meter dive with a score of 339.00, ninth in the 1-meter dive with a score of 315.25, and fifth in the platform dive with a score of 354.20 at the Tennessee Collegiate Diving Invitational • scored a 375.55 in the 3-meter dive to notch second place and a 322.10 in the platform dive to finish seventh at the Minnesota Diving Invite • finished second in the 3-meter dive with a score of 386.75 and fourth in the 1-meter dive with a score of 319.25 against Michigan, Penn State, and Wisconsin and the Quad Dual • earned a sixth place finish with a 293.10 in the 1-meter dive and a second place finish with a 379.25 in the 3-meter dive vs. the University of Iowa • took fifth in the 3-meter dive with a 322.95 and seventh in the 1-meter dive with a 272.33 against Florida State.
2016-17 Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten • named Hardest Worker by teammates • named Most Improved by teammates • notched a 321.75 in 1-meter diving against Iowa • earned second place with a 324.53 in 1-meter diving against North Dakota • finished second in 3-meter diving with a 377.05 at the Jean Freeman Invitational • earned first place in 1-meter diving with a 360.35 against Hawaii and Drury • earned second place in 3-meter diving with a 408.50 against Hawaii and Drury • earned eighth place in 2-meter diving with a 389.20 at the Big Ten Championships.
2015-16 Freshman Season: At the 2016 NCAA Championships, LeBlang finished 39th on platform. During the 2016 Big Ten Championships, he placed 8th on platform, 10th on 1-meter and 15th on 3-meter • recorded 14 top-five finishes during the regular season • made his collegiate debut at Florida State.
High School: 2015 graduate of Arapahoe High School • Coached by Jeff Smith and Sarah Cook • All State 2012, 2015 • All American 2015 • 2012 USA Junior National Team (top six place requirement) • Diving letter winner in 2012 and 2015 • Academic letter winner 2012-2015 • DECA letter winner 2014-2015 • eight-semesters on honor roll • graduated with high honors • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born May 9, 1997 • son of David and Diane LeBlang • has one older sister, Jenny • undecided on major, Carlson School of Management student • enjoys hiking, trying new food and playing with his dog.
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Minnesota diving punched two more tickets to the NCAA meet as Morgan Justus and Alan LeBlang both captured qualifying finishes.
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