Cassidy Krug Qualifies For NCAA Championships On First Day Of Zone E Meet

March 10, 2005

Oklahoma City, Okla. - Stanford's Cassidy Krug qualified for the 2005 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships by finishing third in the 3-meter diving competition Thursday on the first day of the NCAA Zone E Meet being held at Oklahoma City Community College. Krug scored 522.20 points to finish behind only winner Qiong Jie Huang of Hawaii (534.95) and second-place Blythe Hartley (527.50) from USC. Fourth-place finisher Rui Wang was the fourth and final automatic qualifier from the first day of competition.

'Cassidy stayed strong throughout the competition and really dove tough today,' said Stanford diving head coach Rick Schavone. 'She just got the job done.'

Krug, who earned All-American honors in the 1-meter event at the 2004 NCAA Championships, joins 13 Stanford women's swimmers that qualified for the 2005 NCAA's on their way to a conference title at the Pac-10 Championships February 23-26 in Federal Way, Washington.

Others to participate for the Cardinal in the 3-meter event on Thursday included Ashlee Rosenthal (11th, 449.65), Katie Lampe (16th, 426.55) and Sara Bowling (17th, 420.75).

A total of nine women's divers will qualify for the NCAA Championships from the three-day event that continues Friday with the women's 1-meter competition before concluding with the platform on Saturday. Action is scheduled to start each day at 12 pm, CT/10 am, PT.

• Cassidy Krug has qualified for the NCAA's for the second consecutive year
• Ashlee Rosenthal has earned at least one All-American honor in each of her first three seasons at Stanford and is looking to qualify for the NCAA's for a fourth consecutive year
• Sara Bowling was an All-American in the platform as a sophomore in 2004 and is looking to qualify for the NCAA's for the second straight year

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