Ivory-Ganja & Winn Set for Olympic Diving Trials
June 14, 2012
Ivory-Ganja, who was the Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year after her freshman campaign, will be competing on three-meter synchro (Sunday), three-meter (Tuesday) and platform (Wednesday). The sophomore earned bronze on both the three-meter and platform at the Pac-12 Championships in the same pool this past February.
Winn will be competing on platform on Wednesday as well. During her career at UCLA, Winn earned one silver and two bronze medals on the event at the conference championship.
Prelims happen on each of the respective mornings. The top 18 individuals will compete in the individual event semi-finals later that same day. The top 12 individuals will advance to the finals of their respective events. All dive lists will be added (five optionals in each list) to get final results. The winner in each event will be nominated to represent the United States in that event at the Olympic Games. A second individual will be nominated to the team from the Committee on Competitive Excellence.
In the synchronized events, the top 18 teams will advance to the semifinals (happening later that day) and the top eight teams will advance to that event final. The winning teams (except WPLS) in the synchronized events will be nominated to represent the United States at the London Olympic Games.
The complete schedule of events can be found at here.
There will also be lots of television coverage via NBC Sports and its affiliate channels. That coverage may be found here.
"I very much look forward to seeing these two compete in their respective events," said Dive Coach Tom Stebbins. "I could not be more proud of the work they have done in their time within our program. It is especially gratifying to see Laura Winn close out her career at such an elite level. Laura was a true walk-on in the fall of 2007. Her determination, dedication, desire and discipline have created an opportunity not many receive. I couldn't be more proud of any individual I have ever coached.
"As for Emma, her work ethic and consistency are unmatched. In many ways, I believe this meet marks the beginning of her diving life. There are great things on the horizon for her, and I hope we get to show them off as the week progresses."
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