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.
Zhou, Chen Win Third-Straight B1G Awards
Yu Zhou's NCAA 3-meter title was among Minnesota's seven All-American diving performances last week.
Gophers Place 10th, Earn National Awards
Smith's record-breaking 200 breaststroke race and Tenenbaum's third All-America award highlighted Saturday.
Zhou Wins Second NCAA Championship
Horejsi's runner-up finish highlighted five additional All-America performances as Minnesota moved into seventh place.