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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Six Gators qualify for NCAA Championships following Zone B Championships

Ten Florida divers traveled to Athens, Georgia, for their last opportunity to qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Chloe Bishop during the Florida Gators Swim and Dive Meet on Friday, January 26, 2024. Photo by Ryan Friedenberg
Chloe Bishop during the Florida Gators Swim and Dive Meet on Friday, January 26, 2024. Photo by Ryan Friedenberg

Sunday, the Florida diving team began competition in Athens, Georgia, in the NCAA 2024 Zone B Diving Championships. This was the last opportunity for divers to qualify for the NCAA Championships. 

On the first day of competition, freshman Camyla Monroy and junior Carina Lumia secured their spots in the NCAA Championships after their performances in the women’s 1-meter springboard. Monroy scored 600.00 points, placing second in the event while Lumia scored 544.75 points, claiming seventh place. 

 Freshman Conor Gesing and sophomore Peyton Donald both qualified for the NCAA Championships following Monday’s events. Donald will make his second consecutive championship appearance after scoring 703.55 points and placing first in the men’s 1m dive. Gesing will make his first championship appearance following a fourth performance in the men’s 1m with 695.95 points. 

Senior Anton Svirskyi will make his third NCAA appearance after scoring 320.30 points and placing seventh place in the men’s 1m and fourteenth in the men’s 3-meter with 687.85 points.

Monroy Donald landed another NCAA slot in Tuesday’s events. Monroy scored 625.50 points in the women’s platform finals. Sophomore Casey Greenberg failed to qualify for the platform finals but qualified for the Olympic Trials with her preliminary score of 286.30 points. 

Donald scored 386.35 points and placed fourth in the men’s 3m preliminary round, securing his NCAA roster spot. In the finals, he dropped to 11th place, scoring 713.60 points. 

The Florida women’s swimming and diving team will head back to Athens for the NCAA Women’s Championships March 20-23 and the men’s team will begin the men’s championships in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 27. 

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