Ashlee Rosenthal And Cassidy Krug Place Fourth And Fifth In NCAA Zone E 1-Meter

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March 11, 2005

Oklahoma City, Okla. - Stanford's Ashlee Rosenthal and Cassidy Krug placed fourth and fifth in the 1-meter diving competition Friday on the second day of the NCAA Zone E Meet being held at Oklahoma City Community College. Both divers posted their top career NCAA Zone E score in the event with Rosenthal scoring 567.25 points and Krug 550.55. Katie Lampe was Stanford's other participant and finaled with a 17th-place finish by scoring 450.65 points.

'All of our divers did a good job today and were very competitive,' said Stanford diving head coach Rick Schavone. 'On the whole, it was a good day for us.'

USC's Blythe Hartley won the event with 612.30 points, followed by Hawaii's Qiong Jie Huang (585.40) and Arizona State's Trisha Tumlinson (576.45).

Five divers from the 2005 NCAA Zone E Meet have now officially qualified for the 2005 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships set to take place from March 17-19 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Huang, Hartley, Krug and Hawaii's Rui Wang qualified on the first day of competition Thursday by taking the first four spots in the 3-meter competition. Tumlinson's third-place finish in Friday's 1-meter allowed her to officially join the group. A total of nine divers from the NCAA Zone E Meet will qualify for the 2005 NCAA Championships.The NCAA Zone E Meet concludes with the platform competition on Saturday (12 pm, CT/10 am, PT).

Stanford has had 14 women's swimmers and divers have qualified for the 2005 NCAA Championships. The first 13 swimmers qualified for the NCAA's on their way to a conference title at the Pac-10 Championships February 23-26 in Federal Way, Washington. Krug joined the group with her third-place finish in the Zone E 3-meter competition on Thursday.

STANFORD NOTES
• 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
• Ashlee Rosenthal and Cassidy Krug both posted their highest scores in a 1-meter event at an NCAA Zone E Meet on Friday, while Lampe competed in her first NCAA Zone E 1-meter

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