Swimming and Diving preview: NCAA Zone "D" Diving Meet
March 12, 2009
WHAT: The Texas men's and women's divers will take part in the NCAA Zone "D" Diving Meet, one of five such zone meets being held across the country this weekend. Divers must qualify for the NCAA Championships by competing in their respective zone meet.
WHEN: Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15; the men's and women's divers will compete in one event each day.
WHERE: Mizzou Aquatic Center - Columbia, Mo.
WHO: Seniors Jessica Livingston and Kathryn Kelly and freshman Shelby Cullinan will represent the Texas women. Senior Jonathan Wilcox, junior Mike Wong, sophomores Matt Cooper and Matt Cardell and freshman Drew Livingston will represent the Texas men.
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: NCAA Zone "D" has been allocated five NCAA Championships bids for men's divers and 10 bids for women's divers. Below is the rank of criteria utilized to determine the qualifiers for the NCAA Championships; the criteria are utilized until five men and 10 women are selected.
As an example, in accordance to the listing below, if women's diver A wins the one-meter, three-meter and platform events, only one NCAA Championships bid is taken by that diver, and nine women's bids still remain available. If three separate divers win the platform, one-meter and three-meter events, three bids are awarded and seven remain. Bids are not subtracted from a zone if one diver wins two or more events; the progression down the list of criteria continues until five male divers and 10 female divers are selected.