March 18, 2015
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior diver Shannon Lumbra will represent Georgia Tech at this week’s NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championship at the Greensboro Aquatics Center in Greensboro, N.C.
Lumbra earned her spot in the Championship based on her sixth-place finish on the 1m springboard at last week’s NCAA Zone B Championship in Athens, Ga. The top-10 qualifiers from the event advanced to the NCAA Championship.
A native of Flower Mound, Texas, Lumbra becomes just third Tech female diver to reach the NCAA Championship, joining both Stephanie England and Hannah Krimm, who competed in 2008. Krimm finished seventh overall on the 3m and 15th on the 1m. England was 12th on the platform and 15th on the 3m.
At this year’s ACC Championship, Lumbra finished 13th overall with a score of 273.90. At the Zone B Championship, she posted a score of 283.75 in the prelims and followed that with an impressive 295.90 in the finals to earn a qualifying spot.
The 1m springboard preliminaries will be contested in Greensboro on Thursday afternoon with the finals to follow Thursday night.
On the men’s side, five Tech swimmers and sophomore diver Brad Homza compete at next week’s NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships in Iowa City, Iowa.