March 7, 2012
AUBURN, Ala. – The Florida State Diving team finished competing today at the NCAA Zone B Qualifier at the University of Auburn.
Sophomore Katrina Young continued the magic from her gold medal performance at ACC’s on today’s platform event as she outlasted a close field in order to snatch third place, securing her spot for NCAA’s next weekend at the University of Auburn. She scored a total of 564.05 after 10 dives.
“Katrina stuck it out,” Head Diving Coach Pat Jeffrey said. “It’s good to have another one of our girls represented at NCAA’s. She really stepped up and I think both her an Ariel can have a great NCAA meet next weekend.”
Young and junior Ariel Rittenhouse will dive at the 2012 Women’s NCAA Championships, which are March 15-17. Swimming for the Seminoles will be Freshman Elizabeth Pepper, sophomores Tiffany Oliver and Julia Henkel.
Senior Mike Neubacher finished his collegiate career with a fifth place finish on platform, scoring 686.00 over 12 dives. Freshman Ford McLiney was seventh at 651.25 and junior Nick Klein was eighth with a score of 644.05.
Sophomore Tom Neubacher’s 1-meter championship performance earned him a trip to the Men’s NCAA Championships in Federal Way, Wash., March 22-24. He will join Senior Mateo De Angulo, juniors Trice Bailey, Mark Weber, David Sander, sophomore Paul Murray and freshman Juan Sequera.
Stay tuned into Seminoles.com and Twitter (FSU_Swimming) for more updates throughout the week.