March 15, 2013
University of Louisville senior Hannah Gadd finished sixth in the 1-meter board at the NCAA Zone C Diving meet Friday evening at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center in West Lafayette, Ind.
The top 18 finishers in the prelims advance to the championship rounds, from which the divers qualify for the NCAA Championships. There is a unique matrix utilized to divvy up the nine qualifying spots among the three competitions. In Zone C, automatic bids go to the top four finishers in the 3-meter, the top three performers in the 1-meter and the top two finishers in the platform.
However, if a competitor places highly among multiple events at his or her Zone meet, he or she will not account for more than one of the nine qualifying slots allotted to his or her gender. So divers that place just below the automatic qualifying spots still receive NCAA berths sometimes. Additionally, coaches often times adjust the dive lists of their competitors who have already qualified to enhance their teammates' chances.
Once a competitor qualifies for the NCAA Championships in any of the three diving events, he or she is permitted to compete on all three boards at NCAAs. However, divers must continue to compete in every event at their Zone meet even if they qualify for NCAAs on the first day of Zones.
Day Two Qualifiers for NCAA Championships
Men's 3-Meter (Top 4 Finishers)
Greg Ferruucci, Kentucky (Already Qualified Thursday)
Darian Schmidt, Indiana (Already Qualified Thursday)
Jamie Bissett, Purdue
John Fox, Kentucky
Emad Abdelatif, Indiana (Fourth Place in 1-Meter)
Layne Rogers, Purdue (Fifth Place in 3-Meter)
Women's 1-Meter (Top 3 Finishers)
Kelly Hendricks, Eastern Michigan
Danielle Hulvey, Eastern Michigan
Jennifer Chiang, Notre Dame
Day One Qualifiers for NCAA Championships
Men's 1-Meter (Top 3 Finishers)
Greg Ferrucci, Kentucky
Darian Schmidt, Indiana
Shane Miskiel, Ohio State
Women's 3-Meter (Top 4 Finishers)
Michelle Cabassol, Purdue
Casey Matthews, Purdue
Cheyenne Cousineau, Ohio State
Christa Cabot, Kentucky