Tennessee diving coach Dave Parrington, senior diver Gabi Chereches and

former Vol Evan Stewart will participate in the upcoming Summer Olympics in

Sydney, Australia.

Chereches will represent his native Romania for the third time. He competed

in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. Chereches, the reigning SEC Diver of

the Year, qualified for the games based on his performance at the recent

European Championships where he finished ninth in platform diving despite

nursing an injured ankle.

Former Vol and two-time NCAA Champion Stewart will represent his native

Zimbabwe for the third time. Stewart, who also won the 1994 World

Championship one-meter title competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic


Parrington is also making his third appearance at the Olympics. Parrington,

also a native of Zimbabwe, competed in the 1980 games as an athlete and

served as coach for Zimbabwe in 1996. Parrington is a five-time SEC Diving

Coach of the Year.