March 8, 2020
Divers Aim for NCAA Bid at Zones

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –  Five Florida State divers will look qualify for the NCAA Championships at the NCAA Zone B Championships, which runs from March 9-11 at the University of Georgia.

Prelims will start 11 a.m. on Monday, featuring women’s 1-meter and men’s 3-meter. The top 18 in each event will advance to finals. Scores from prelims carry over to finals.  Tuesday’s events will entail men’s 1-meter and women’s 3-meter. Platform prelims will start at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

The top seven in both women’s springboards and the top eight on platform will advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be held at the University of Georgia from March 18-21. The top 10 divers from the men’s 1-meter, eight on 3-meter and platform will advance to NCAAs, which will be held March 25-29 in Indianapolis, Ind., at the IUPUI Natatorium.


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Sr. • Molly Carlson • Toronto, Ontario

  • Three-time ACC Diving Meet MVP – 2017, 2019, 2020
  • Was the ACC Champ on 3-meter and platform and took silver on 1-meter
  • She was the first Seminole in history to medal on all three boards at a single ACCs, since platform was added to the meet in 2008
  • Three-time NCAA qualifier and two-time All-America honorable mention (2017, platform; 2018, 3M)

Sr. • Ayla Bonniwell • Ithaca, N.Y.

  • 2020 ACC silver medalist on 3-meter
  • Became the first 1-2 tandem since 2004 and eighth ACC diving gold and silver finish in school history
  • 2019 two-time ACC Diver of the Week
  • Three-time NCAA qualifier and an All-America honorable mention in 2017 on 1-meter
  • ACC postgraduate scholar

Sr. • Cam Thatcher • Toledo, Ohio

  • Scored points at the 2020 ACC Championships in all three events
  • Was a four-time ACC finalist
  • Competed at the USA Diving Winter National Championships

Sr. • Aidan Faminoff • Victoria, B.C.

  • Two-time NCAA qualifier on platform
  • Finished ninth on platform at the 2020 ACC Championships and also scored points on 1-meter

Jr. • Joshua Davidson • Tomball, Texas

  • 2020 ACC Champion on 1-meter
  • Won FSU’s first diving event since Terry Horner won 3-meter in 2010
  • Six-time ACC Championship finalist and five-time medalist
  • Finished third on 1-meter at the USA Diving Winter National Championships
  • Named to the USA Diving High Performance Squad – Tier 3
  • 2019 All-America honorable mention on 1-meter
  • Two-time NCAA qualifier


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