Tennessee divers Gabi Chereches and Shannon Roy qualified for the NCAA
Championships with their performances this weekend at the NCAA Zone B
qualifying meet in Auburn, Ala.
Chereches posted a third-place finish in the platform diving event and an
eighth-place finish in the one-meter diving event. Those strong
performances and a sixth-place finish in the three-meter dive will send the
junior from Romania to the NCAA meet for the third time in three
Chereches, the SEC three-meter and platform diving champion the past two
seasons, has earned All-America honors at the past two NCAA meets.
Shannon Roy's top finish came in the one-meter event with a sixth place
score of 509.30. Roy also finished 16th in the platform event and ninth in
the three-meter event on Friday. The junior from Australia has competed at
the past two NCAA meets, earning All-American honors at the 1998
The 2000 swimming and diving championships will be held in Minneapolis on
March 23-25. Tennessee will send 14 athletes and one alternate to compete
in the meet.
Also, junior Lizzy Flint will return to the national meet. Flint claimed
first place on the platform diving Saturday with a score of 458.50.
Vol divers qualify for NCAA Championships at meet
Published: Mon Mar 13, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:10 p.m.