March 10, 2014
HOUSTON - Danielle Shedd finished sixth and Natasha Burgess took 10th in the 1M competition during the first day of the NCAA Zone D Diving Championships hosted at the University of Minnesota.
Shedd had a total score of 613.50 and moved up two spots from the morning preliminaries to finish sixth overall. The sophomore had yet to crack the 300-point threshold all year in the 1M until Converse, Texas, native turned in her best effort of the year and eclipsed 300 points in both the prelim and finals (300.35/313.15).
Burgess also improved upon her preliminary positioning as she went from 14th (279.75) to 10th (307.95) and finished with 587.70 points.
To qualify for the NCAA Championships, also hosted at the University of Minnesota (March 20-22), the divers must score a minimum qualification in at least one of the three diving events. The top nine divers from the Zone D meet will receive bids to the Championships.
1. Platform winner
2. Three-meter winner
3. One-meter winner Maren Taylor, Texas
4. Second place: three-meter
5. Second place: one-meter Margaret Keefer, Minnesota
6. Third place: three-meter
7. Third place: one-meter Lauren Reedy, Missouri
8. Second place: platform
9. Fourth place: three-meter
10. Fourth place: one-meter Jessica Ramberg, Minnesota
11. Fifth place: three-meter
12. Third place: platform
13. Fifth place: one-meter Alexandra Bettridge, LSU
14. Sixth place: three-meter
15. Sixth place: one-meter Danielle Shedd, Houston
16. Fourth place: platform
17. Seventh place: three-meter
18. Seventh place: one-meter Emma Ivory-Ganja, Texas
19. Eighth place: three-meter
20. Fifth place: platform
21. Eighth place: one-meter Abby Grilli, Iowa
22. Ninth place: three-meter
23. Ninth place: one-meter Zoe Alaniz, Texas A&M
24. Sixth place: platform
25. 10th place: three-meter
26. 10th place: one-meter Natasha Burgess, Houston
27. 11th place: three-meter
28. Seventh place: platform
29. 11th place: one-meter Meghan Houston, Texas
30. 12th place: three-meter
31. 12th place: one-meter Loren Figueroa, Missouri
The Cougars return to the boards tomorrow with the 3M competition starting at 4:30 p.m.
6. Danielle Shedd 613.50
10. Natasha Burgess 587.70