March 17, 2007
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Junior Evan Stowers earned All-America honors for the second consecutive season on the platform with a score of 289.25 in the consolation finals, finishing 15th overall, to lead Georgia Tech at the Men’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday in the University Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota.
“It’s exciting that he scored points for the team,” said Tech diving coach John Ames. “He really didn’t do his best. It’s tough when you finish ninth in the prelims and you have to turn around and dive again in the consolation finals, knowing that you cannot go anywhere but down.
“I really feel that he could have easily been in the consolation finals on both the springboards, but this is another learning experience and we look forward to next season.”
Stowers, a native of Independence, Ky., is the only diver in Tech history to qualify for the national championships. He finished sixth on the platform last season in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center to earn All-America honors.
With Stowers’ finish, the Yellow Jackets scored two points at the meet and stand 35th with two final events remaining.