Divers Take Off For Austin

March 11, 2009

The Arizona State diving teams will head to Austin, Texas to compete in the Zone E Championships. Thursday's competition will include the men's 1-meter and women's 1-meter. The two will switch on Friday and Saturday both men and women will compete on platform.

Last Time in the Zone
At last season's zones, Micky Benedetti won the platform and 3-meter. He placed fourth in the 1-meter. Brittany Jumer was just shy of qualifying for the NCAA Championships as she placed fifth in the 3-meter and platform.

The Men
One of the finest divers in ASU's prestigious diving history, Micky Benedetti looks to claim his third straight Zone E Platform Championship and second-straight 3-meter one. Benedetti won the 3-meter at the Pac-10 Championships and took third in the 1-meter. A six-time All-American, Benedetti will look to make the NCAA Championships one final time.

Redshirt-freshman Cameron Bradshaw will make his first trip to the Zone E Championships. Bradshaw has put up solid scores throughout the season. At the Pac-10 Championships, he earned a spot in the final of the 1-meter, placing sixth overall.

The Women
The Arizona State women's diving team will send two to the NCAA Zone E meet. Erin Hobbs will make her fourth and final appearance while Brittany Jumer will head there for her second straight year. Jumer had a solid outing at the Pac-10 Championships. She placed fourth on the 3-meter with 305.55 points and sixth on the 1-meter. Hobbs will attempt to qualify for her first NCAA Championships since her freshman season.

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