Barker Places 14th in the Finals of the Platform

March 14, 2009

AUSTIN, TX - California freshman diver Alissa Barker reached the finals and scored a 14th place finish with a score of 390.7 on the platform at the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Pool on Sunday.

'Alissa woke up a bit under the weather today, but she still came out and gave a solid performance,' said head diving coach Tom Davidson. 'I'm quite impressed how she fought and increased her point total.'

'I'm just really pleased of how well Alissa and Molly did this weekend. They will be determined to get back to this point and beyond next year.'

Barker tallied a preliminary score of 191.75 on the platform before advancing to the final.

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