Three Arizona Divers Qualify For NCAA Championships

March 16, 2003

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - After completing the final day of the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships, the University of Arizona will send four divers to the NCAA Championships later in March; three as automatic entrants and one as an alternate. Junior Josh Anderson is eligible to compete in the 1-meter while senior captain Scott Koenig is the first alternate. For the women, both juniors Claire Febvay and Daniela Bemme qualified on the platform.

Anderson, who finished fourth on Thursday in the 1-meter, qualified as the last out of seven divers to make the cut. On Saturday, Anderson posted his best mark of the weekend en route to a third-place finish in the platform (472.20 pts). Teammate Koenig dictated the pace for the Wildcats in the platform with his second-place score of 477.20 pts.

On the women's side, Febvay's superb second-place finish in the platform (428.75 pts) earned her the fourth qualifying spot, out of seven. Bemme, who also excelled in the platform with her fourth-place standing (394.90), garnered the last out of seven automatic spots allotted to the women.

Elsewhere, Wildcat sophomore Megan Chambers claimed 14th place in the platform when she scored 278.35 pts.

All of the eligible Arizona divers will now join their respective squads for the NCAA Championships later in March. Both Febvay and Bemme will travel to Auburn, Ala. March 20-22. Anderson and possibly Koenig will accompany the Arizona swimmers as they travel to Austin, Texas from March 27-29.

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