Gopher Diving Through Day 2 of NCAA Zone D Championships
Manny Pollard led the Gopher men in today's event

March 11, 2014

The University Aquatic Center welcomes some of the best collegiate divers in the nation this week as Minnesota hosts the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships.

Ninety-two divers are taking part in the three-day event, which will qualify individuals into their respective NCAA Championship meets.

Tuesday events included Men’s 1-Meter Diving and Women’s 3-Meter Diving. 

Men's 1-Meter Results Get Acrobat Reader

Women's 3-Meter Results Get Acrobat Reader

Divers who have qualified for NCAA’s through Tuesday from Zone D •

Men’s • NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships March 27-29 Austin, Texas

Michael Hixon (Texas)

David Bonuchi (Missouri)

Will Chandler (Texas)

Clark Thomas (Missouri)

Cory Bowersox (Texas)

Women’s • NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships March 20-22 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Maren Taylor (Texas)

Maggie Keefer (Minnesota)

Lauren Reedy (Missouri)

Emma Ivory-Ganja (Texas)

Cassie Weil (LSU)

Anna Filipcic (Nebraska-Lincoln)

A complete list of competitors can be found here.

Wednesday, March 12 the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships will conclude with platform diving for both the men and women. Tomorrow’s schedule is:

11 a.m. CT- Women's Platform Diving – Watch Live

2 p.m. CT- Men's Platform Diving – Watch Live

These events are free to the public; make sure to join us at the University Aquatic Center!

The Golden Gophers, guided by Head Diving Coach Wenbo Chen, qualified nine divers in this week’s events (five women and four men).

Gopher Men’s 1-Meter •

The Gopher Men started of day two of the 2014 NCAA Zone D Championships with 1-Meter competition. With preliminary scores of 380.60 and 324.80 respectively Manny Pollard and Matt Barnard qualified for finals this afternoon.

Sophomore Manny finished with 715.70 points for 11th place in the 1-Meter event. Yesterday he placed 4th in the men’s 3-Meter competition, and has the potential to qualify depending on other’s scores throughout the week.

Matt Barnard, who is in his first semester at the University of Minnesota, finished 16th in the 1-Meter event with 648.55 points.

Gopher Women’s 3-Meter •

Five Gophers including: Maggie Keefer, Sarah McCrady, Jessica Ramberg, Lexi Tenenbaum, and Katy Etterman competed today on the three-meter board.

Keefer, McCrady, and Ramberg’s preliminary scores qualified the trio for three-meter finals.

Maggie Keefer, who yesterday qualified for NCAAs in her 1-meter performance, finished the 3-meter in 5th place with 675.35 points.

Jessica Ramberg finished with 612.05 for 13th place.

Senior Sarah McCrady followed taking 14th place with 609.50 points. With platform diving tomorrow, Big Ten Platform Diving Champion Sarah McCrady will look to qualify for the NCAAs.

Make sure to follow @Gophers_Swim on Twitter for live updates.

Go Gophers!





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