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FSU Divers Set for NCAA Zone Qualifier



March 9, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  -   The Florida State divers will look qualify for the 2014 NCAA Championships by ways of the Zone B qualifier held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center from March 10-12.  All nine members of the team will be participating.

"We dive the whole year for this meet," head diving coach Patrick Jeffrey said. "This is our one shot this year to make the NCAA Championships and I'm excited to see what we can do. Our zone is typically one of the best in the country because we have most of the ACC and SEC competing at this meet. If we go in there and compete consistently and have a great attitude, great things will happen for us."

The Seminoles are looking to qualify a wealth of divers with previous NCAA experience from both teams.  Kelsey Goodman looks to qualify for her second-straight NCAA Championships, while Katrina Young and Ariel Rittenhouse will try and make it back to the meet after qualifying in 2012. Young was earned All-America honors following her fourth place finish on platform.

Following an All-American performance in 2013, Tom Neubacher goes for his third NCAA Championships, while Mikey Lewark earned a spot at the meet in 2012.

Ten spots are up for grabs on the women's side, while on five are available for men.

Prelims for women's 1-meter will start at 11 a.m. on Monday and will be followed with finals, Men's 3-meter prelims and finals will be contested following the women's meet.

Rittenhouse, Goodman, Young along with Alexia Gonzalez will compete on 1-meter, while Neubacher, Lewark, Dustin Miller, Kalonji Cole and Dylan Grisell will dive 3-meter.

Scores from prelims will carry over to finals. Live scoring during the meet can be found on divemeets.com.

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