Nov. 15, 2006
Tom Stebbins and the Bruin divers will head east to the Minnesota Invitational this Friday through Sunday as the team gets their first look at the location for the NCAA Championships in March.
Competing this weekend will be seniors Amanda Blong and Sara Clark, and sophomores Marisa Samaniego and Tess Schofield. Three-meter events will be held on Friday, with one-meter on Saturday and tower on Sunday. Wisconsin, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Nebraska, and host school Minnesota are just a few teams slated to compete.
"This is a good opportunity to get out and see the facility where the NCAA Championships are held at," said Stebbins. "Hopefully we can keep things going the way they went last week."
The divers are off to a strong start as three have already achieved an NCAA Zone E Championship qualifying mark. Clark, Blong and Samaniego all have achieved Zone qualifiers on both 1M and 3M.
Last weekend against Arizona State and Arizona, the divers were nearly unstoppable, sweeping the one-meter and three-meter competitions against ASU, as well as the 1M against Arizona.