Nevada divers at NCAA Zone E qualifier this week


Grace Huang the 2014 MW Diver of the Year will compete at for a spot in the NCAA Championship this weekend.

Grace Huang the 2014 MW Diver of the Year will compete at for a spot in the NCAA Championship this weekend.

March 12, 2014

RENO, Nev. –  The strong University of Nevada diving team led by the two-time Mountain West Coach of the Year, Jian Li You, will compete at the NCAA Zone E Diving Regional being hosted by the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Mar. 13-15.  Eight divers from NCAA Zone E will advance to the NCAA Championship at the University of Minnesota, Mar. 20-22.  The divers that advance will be announced after Saturday’s competition has concluded.

The 1-meter will take place on Thursday, the 3-meter on Friday and platform concludes the weekend on Saturday.  Preliminaries for all three events are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. PT each day.  Thursday and Friday’s finals are at 1 p.m.  Saturday’s platform finals will start at 11:50 a.m.  Live scoring is available at www.divemeets.com.

Four Wolf Pack divers Grace Huang, Stephanie Hansen, Krysta Palmer and Jennifer Arnold will compete for the eight spots available.  Huang the 2014 Mountain West Diver of the Year won the 1-meter and platform events at the conference meet.  She placed second in the 3-meter.

Hansen was the 2013 MW Diver of the Year.  At the 2014 championship she took sixth in the 1-meter and 3-meter while finishing eighth in the platform.

A sophomore Palmer is a newcomer to diving but placed second in the platform and third in both the 1-meter and 3-meter at the MW Championship.  

Arnold is scheduled to compete in just the platform this weekend.

A total of 24 schools will send divers to the meet this weekend.  Schools competing are Air Force,  
Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, BYU, Cal, Colorado State, Denver, Fresno State, Hawai'i, Idaho
Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Northern Arizona, San Diego State, San Jose State, Stanford
UC Davis, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara ,USC, Utah and Wyoming.

2014 Zone E Diving Schedule
Thursday, March 13
Women's 1m Prelims: 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Women's 1m Finals: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Friday, March 14
Women's 3m Prelims: 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Women's 3m Finals: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 15
Women's Platform Prelims: 10 a.m. - 11:35 p.m.
Women's Platform Finals: 11:50 p.m. - 12:20 p.m.

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