Zhang Qualifies for Championship Finals in Three-Meter Dive at NCAA Championships

    Zhang, the 2014 MVC Diver of the Year, is trying to become SIU's second NCAA diving champion in school history.

    Zhang, the 2014 MVC Diver of the Year, is trying to become SIU's second NCAA diving champion in school history.

    March 21, 2014

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    3m Prelim Results

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Southern Illinois sophomore diver Kaixuan 'Sherry' Zhang qualified for the Championship Finals in the three-meter dive at the NCAA Championships on Friday afternoon. Zhang posted the top score of 39 divers in the preliminaries and will dive last in tonight's Championship Finals.

    All Championship Finals session of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships start at 7 p.m. CST, with the diving finals slated to be the seventh event of the session. Tonight's session will be streamed on ESPN3.

    Zhang jumped out to a big lead early in her six dives and ended up posting a 389.20 cumulative score for six dives, which was more than 20 points better than any other diver in the field. The top eight divers in the preliminaries qualified for tonight's Championship Finals and secured first-team All-America honors. The top score among those eight divers will be crowned the NCAA's three-meter diving champion.


     

     

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