June 3, 2004
Former Bruin All-American and current record holder Regan Gosnell will represent UCLA at the United States Diving Olympic Team Trial Meet, June 7-13, 2004. The meet will be held in St. Louis, MO at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. Gosnell is UCLA's first female Olympic Trial Invitee and the first representative of UCLA at the trial meet since the 1988 trials in Indianapolis, IN. She will compete individually in the Women's Platform event. Gosnell is one of 21 athletes invited to compete for a position on the 2004 USA Olympic Diving Team in this event.
"I am very excited to have the opportunity to compete at an event as prestigious as the Olympic Trial meet", said Gosnell. "I am looking forward to getting out there and putting my best up against the best in our country and certainly the world."
"I couldn't be more proud of Regan and all that she has accomplished during her time as both a student and an athlete at UCLA," added Tom Stebbins, UCLA Head Diving Coach. "Regan has achieved a level of success that few can attain. Regan's dedication to herself, her academics, and her sport has led her to this opportunity. She will continue to represent our program in the highest regard long after she completes her athletic career."
The Women's Platform preliminary will begin at 7 PM on Monday, June 7th (CST). Divers will perform five optional dives without limit. At the conclusion of these dives, a cut to the top 18 will be made. These 18 divers will continue in the semi-final where they will perform four voluntary dives with a limit of 7.6 total degree of difficulty. At the conclusion of the semi-final, the top 12 divers will advance to the final of the Olympic Trial Diving Championship to be held Sunday June 13th, at 5:30 PM (CST). These 12 athletes will again complete five optional dives without limit. The final result will be determined by adding all of these rounds together.
Overall, 11 Olympic Team spots will be filled during the week. Two individuals will represent Team USA in each of the following events: Women's Three Meter Springboard, Women's Platform, Men's Three Meter Springboard, and Men's Platform. One team each will be chosen in the Women's Synchronized Platform, Men's Synchronized Platform, and Men's Synchronized Three Meter events. Synchronized teams are made up of two individuals performing dives in synchronized rhythm. Due to the selection process, the winner of each event (both synchro and individual) will be automatically nominated to the United States Olympic Committee. If the first or second place finisher has already been nominated in a synchronized event, the other individual will be the additional team nominee in that event.
The schedule of events may be found at the USA Diving website at:
The final list of invited athletes to the Olympic Trial Qualifying Meet may be found at the USA Diving website at:
The United States Diving Olympic Team Trial Event will be televised by NBC during the week. Please tune in to see all of the action (some will be broadcast live). The television schedule is listed below. Please make certain to check local listings for show times.
Saturday, June 12: 10:00 AM-Noon ET/PT (USA); 2-3:00 PM ET (NBC); 8-9:00 PM ET (LIVE on NBC)
Sunday, June 13: 2-3:00 PM ET (NBC); 7-8:00 PM ET (LIVE on NBC)
Gosnell's athletic resume:
1999 - US Senior Nationals (Woodlands, TX), 25th, 208.86
2000 - US Indoor Nationals (Minneapolis, MN), 19th, 367.08
US Senior Nationals (Mission Viejo, CA), 25th, 199.57
2001 - US Indoor Nationals (Midland, TX), 10th, 371.37
US Senior Nationals (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), 17th, 355.32
2002 - US Senior Nationals (Dallas, TX), 12th, 371.37
2003 - UCLA One Meter Record (Federal Way, WA), 3rd, 294.15 (6 opts.)
UCLA Platform Record (Federal Way, WA), 3rd, 443.95
NCAA Championships (Auburn, AL), 8th, 403.15
US Senior Nationals (Indianapolis, IN), 7th, 404.80
2004 - US World Trials (Davidson, NC), 9th, 637.23
American Cup (Minneapolis, MN), 6th, 677.25