March 10, 2012
Minnesota sophomores Maggie Keefer and Sarah McCrady both qualified for the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships after putting together strong performances during the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships this week at the University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Pool.
McCrady closed out the competition by claiming top honors in platform diving with a final score of 559.10. The sophomore entered the finals in second place after posting a score of 271.95 in the preliminaries, before securing her first-place finish with a 287.15 in the finals.
Junior Katie Grunawalt placed sixth in the event with a final score of 510.25, while Keefer finished in 11th place with a final score of 468.25. Freshman Katy Etterman also competed in the preliminaries, registering a score of 214.30, good for 19th place.
Keefer and McCrady will compete at the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships March 15-17 at James E. Martin Aquatics Center in Auburn, Ala.
NCAA Zone D Championships - Women's Qualifiers
Sarah McCrady (Minnesota)
Jaele Patrick (Texas A&M)
Janie Potvin (Texas A&M)
Jordan Morcom (Missouri)
Margaret Keefer (Minnesota)
Julia Lonnegren (Houston)
Alexandra Bettridge (LSU)
Veronica Rydze (Iowa)
Christina Gailey (Missouri)
Rebecca St. Germain (Texas A&M)
Shelby Cullinan (Texas)
Diana Wilcox (Texas)
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