USC Diving Squad Set for Bruin Invitational
USC, led by junior women's diver and 2021 Pac-12 Champion Nike Agunbiade, as well as junior men's diver George Korovin and talented newcomer Sean Wang, will compete at the Bruin Diving Invitational in Westwood, Calif., Friday through Sunday (Jan. 14-16) at the Spieker Aquatics Center.
Along with host UCLA and a total of 11 different schools, divers from USC, SDSU, Fresno State, UNLV, Stanford, Nebraska, Wyoming, CBU, NAU and UC San Diego will compete on all three specialties. Results will be available at DiveMeets.com.
Action Friday begins with women's 1-meter and men's 3-meter, Saturday features women's 3-meter and men's platform. The event concludes Sunday with women's platform and men's 1-meter. Competition begins at 10:30 a.m. each day, prelims will be followed by finals. The top 18 prelim performers on springboard advance to finals while the top 12 advance on platform.
Nine Trojans will represent USC during the invite including six women's divers -- senior Alyson Tam, juniors Agunbiade and Savannah Stocker, sophomores Farrah Volpintesta and Maddie Huitt, and freshmen Grace Lee. Three men's divers will also compete as junior Korovin, sophomore Tatsuya Machida and freshman Wang will all represent USC.
Six USC divers have already posted NCAA qualifying scores this season, with Wang (3-meter, 1-meter), Korovin (platform, 3-meter), Agunbiade (1-meter, 3-meter, platform), Lee (platform), Stocker (3-meter) and Maddie Huitt (3-meter, platform) leading the Trojan diving squad.
Agunbiade and Korovin return as two of the Pac-12's top divers and are accompanied by stellar freshman Wang who was recently named the men's Pac-12 Diver of the Month (November.)
Newcomer Wang opened his first month of action as a Trojan diver with three wins, taking the men's 1-meter (308.10) and 3-meter (371.60) competition against Arizona (11/5). A week later, USC returned home to host the Trojan Diving Invitational, where Wang emerged victorious on 3-meter (887.75, 437.15 from prelims) and finished second on 1-meter (717.00).
A complete timeline for the 2022 Bruin Diving Invitational can be found below.
Men's 3M – Prelims 10:30-11:25 PM / Finals 11:40-12:35
Women's 1M – Prelims 10:30-1:15 / Finals 1:30-2:30
Men's Platform – Prelims 10:30-11:25 PM / Finals 11:40-12:35
Women's 3M – Prelims 10:30-1:15 / Finals 1:30-2:30
Men's 1M – Prelims 10:30-11:25 PM / Finals 11:40-12:35
Women's Platform – Prelims 10:30-12:30 / Finals 12:45-1:30