By Kelly Mason
March 5, 2012
FRESNO, Calif. - After a record breaking regular season, Fresno State's two stand-out divers, Stacey Luke and Hannah Prigge, both qualified to compete at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships in Colorado Spring, Col. At the Zones, the divers will have the opportunity to qualify for the NCAA Diving National Championship Meet.
At the beginning of each season the NCAA sets individual qualifying standards for each diving event. Throughout the regular season if a diver scores a combination score of six total dives with a standard degree of difficulty, they get the opportunity to move on to the postseason. The postseason consists of divers being divided up into five different zones throughout the country. At the five different zones, divers battle to secure one of the limited spots that transfer to the NCAA diving championships.
Junior Luke, from Kenmore, Wash., will make her third consecutive appearance at the NCAA Zones. The 2011-12 season, Luke qualified during the first meet of the season against Fresno Pacific. In the 1-meter she scored a 267.05, needing a 265 or higher to qualify. Luke's highest 1-meter score on the season was a school-record breaking dive came at The USD Beach Cup when she recorded a 294.70.
Sophomore Prigge, from Rocklin, Calif., will make her second consecutive appearance at the NCAA Zones. Prigge's sophomore season was one for the record books where she broke the 3-meter school record three times. Prigge qualified during her first meet of the season as well, which was at Nevada and she scored a 295.73 in the 3-meter, needing a 280 to qualify. Prigge's highest score, in the 3-meter, came during the WAC Championships when she scored a 317.05 earning her a third place finish.
These two diving 'Dogs will compete in the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform in Colorado Springs, Col. at the NCAA Zone E diving meet. They will dive 1-meter on Thursday, March 9, 3-meter on Friday, March 10 and Platform on Saturday, March 11. Luke and Prigge will be competing for top place finishes to qualify them for the NCAA Diving National Championships.
"We Are Your Team!" - Divers Stacey Luke and Hannah Prigge will compete at NCAA zone E for a chance to secure a spot at the NCAA diving championships. Stay updated on gobulldogs.com for recaps and results.
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