Divers Attempt to Qualify for NCAA Meet at Zone Championships
March 13, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University will send 10 divers to the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships, March 14-16 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion at Ohio State University. The five female and five male divers will attempt to earn a spot at the NCAA Championships. The women's championship will run March 20-22, also in Columbus. The men will compete March 27-29 in Federal Way, Wash.
Leading the Hoosier contingent is Big Ten champions Brittney Feldman and Landon Marzullo. The McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion is a familiar setting for Feldman as she captured the Big Ten 1-meter and 3-meter championships just three weeks ago at the same facility. Last year Feldman was fourth in the 1-meter, sixth in the 3-meter and 12th on the platform at the zone meet, qualifying for the NCAA Championship in all three disciplines.
Just a freshman, Marzullo made a splash at the Big Ten Championships two weeks ago when he captured the 1-meter and 3-meter titles, earning Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Big Ten Diver of the Year and Diver of the Championship honors.
Senior Ashley Greene and Jade Summerlin look to continue their collegiate diving careers as both will compete in all three events this weekend. Both Greene and Summerlin are looking to make their first NCAA Championship appearance. Sophomore Amy Korthauer took 14th on the platform at last year's zone meet, while freshman Christina Kouklakis will maker her Zone C Championship debut.
In addition to Marzullo, the Hoosiers will be represented by Taylor Roberts, David Legler, Will Bohonyi and Kris Hill. Roberts placed seventh on the 3-meter at the 2006 NCAA Championships and added a 16th-place finish on the platform that season. Legler is looking for his first NCAA appearance in his final season at Indiana, while Bohonyi is competing in his third NCAA Zone C Championship meet. Freshman Kris Hill looks to build upon a fourth-place finish in the 3-meter at the Big Ten Championships two weeks ago.
Competition begins on Friday with the women's 1-meter and the men's 3-meter events. The two then flip-flop on Saturday, with the platform contest scheduled for Sunday.
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