March 6, 2016
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech divers will be trying to qualify for NCAAs at their home facility, as seven divers will compete at NCAA Zone Diving March 7-9 at McAuley Aquatic Center.
“We’re very happy to have Zone Diving here at Georgia Tech,” head coach Courtney Shealy Hart said. “It serves as a great opportunity for our athletes to compete in a familiar environment, perform well and make NCAAs. We’re excited that our fans will have the opportunity to cheer our divers on this week.”
The McAuley Aquatic Center is the host site for Zone B, which includes regional schools such as Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, and Auburn. Brad Homza, coming off of an ACC title in the platform dive, will look to capitalize on that performance by earning an NCAA invite. Shannon Lumbra, who competed at NCAAs last season, will attempt to qualify for a second time. Matt Casillas, Omar Eteiba, Nolan Mallet, Andrea Demick and Madison Young will also look to qualify.
“This is the divers’ one and only chance to qualify for NCAAs,” diving coach John Ames said. “Everyone competing is in the same boat. We have the ability to continue the success from ACCs, and all the divers have put in the work where they had to. Now it’s time to compete. This is a great group of divers, I am proud of them all.”
Results for all three days can be followed on DiveMeets.com.
Schedule of Events:
Monday, March 7
11:00 a.m.: Women’s 1-meter Prelims
1:30 p.m.: Women’s 1-meter Finals
3:30 p.m.: Men’s 3-meter Prelims
6:00 p.m.: Men’s 3-meter Finals
Tuesday, March 8
11:00 a.m.: Men’s 1-meter Prelims
1:15 p.m.: Men’s 1-meter Finals
3:15 p.m.: Women’s 3-meter Prelims
5:45 p.m.: Women’s 3-meter Finals
Wednesday, March 9
10:00 a.m.: Men’s Platform Prelims
11:45 a.m.: Men’s Platform Finals
2:15 p.m.: Women’s Platform Prelims
4:00 p.m.: Women’s Platform Finals
For the second time in program history, Georgia Tech and the McAuley Aquatic Center will serve as the host site for the 2016 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The Women’s Championships will be held March 16-19, followed by the Men’s Championships March 23-26. Georgia Tech previously hosted the 2006 NCAA Championships and the CRC was also the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics swimming and diving competitions.