March 9, 2012
For the second-straight day, University of Minnesota sophomore Maggie Keefer was the top finisher for the Gopher diving team, as she posted a score of 624.75 in 3 meter diving Friday evening to secure a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships at the University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Pool.
Keefer posted a score of 624.75 on the day to secure the fourth-place finish, registering a score of 299.0 in the preliminaries, before recording a score of 325.75 in the final round to secure the top-five finish.
Katie Grunawalt recorded a 20th-place finish with a score of 261.30 in the preliminaries, while Sarah McCrady recorded a 22nd-place finish with a score of 258.75. Katy Etterman concluded the prelims in 27th place with a 243.10 mark.
Keefer, McCrady, Grunawalt and Etterman will hit the pool again Saturday in platform diving for the final day of competition.
Training Change Pays off for Waddell
The South Dakota native became Minnesota's third Big Ten Freshman of the Year after a prolific conference meet.
Gophers Fourth at B1G as Zhou, Waddell Honored
Minnesota placed fourth at the conference meet and claimed the Big Ten Diver of the Championships and Freshman of the Year awards.
Saturday B1G Prelims
Minnesota will have competitors in every "A" final of the conference meet's last session.