WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Indiana University men’s and women’s diving teams got off to a great start at the NCAA Zone C Championships on Thursday in West Lafayette, Ind.
In the men’s 1-meter, James Connor, Andrew Capobianco and Mory Gould qualified for the Hoosiers, while in the women’s 1-meter, Jessica Parratto punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships.
The top-11 finishers in the men’s 1-meter and the top-8 finishers in the women’s 3-meter earned automatic berths to the NCAA Championships in those events. Once a diver posts an auto-qualifying finish in an event, he or she only has to be among the top 12 to earn the NCAA Championships berth in the other events.
In the men’s 1-meter dive, all three Hoosiers who earned a spot in the final earned an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships in the event. Connor (833.75) and Capobianco (804.65) dominated the event, finishing first and second, respectively. The duo were the only two divers to score over 800 points on their 12 dives.
Gould used a clutch, final dive to earn his auto-bid in the 1-meter dive at the NCAA Championships. The sophomore scored a 71.30 to leap two divers and earn the final spot and finish with a score of 649.00.
In the women’s 3-meter, Parratto punched her ticket to the NCAA Championships in the event, placing second overall with a total score of 679.70.
On deck for tomorrow at the NCAA Zone C Championships in West Lafayette, Ind. will be the men’s 3-meter and women’s 1-meter dive. Both events are scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. ET.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Ten swimmers from the Indiana University men’s team earned individual qualifying berths to the 2019 NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas on March 27-30, the NCAA announced on Wednesday.
Earning individual berths for the Hoosiers were Zach Apple, Zane Backes, Bruno Blaskovic, Michael Brinegar, Mikey Calvillo, Gabriel Fantoni, Ian Finnerty, Vini Lanza, Van Mathias and Mohamed Samy. The Hoosiers also qualified for all five relays.
Indiana is one of only nine schools in the country to earn double-digit invitees to this year’s NCAA Championships. Among the 10 swimmers for IU, an impressive four are freshmen.
Along with the swimmers, the Hoosier divers will compete for their places at the NCAA Championships next week at the NCAA Zone C Championships in West Lafayette, Ind. from March 14-16.
Last year at the NCAA Championships, Indiana earned the program’s best finish in 43 years, placing third overall with a total of 422 points. Indiana won a total of four NCAA titles over the week, the most for the team since winning six crowns in 1973. The top-10 finish for the Hoosiers at the NCAA Championships was the sixth in the last seven years.