Houston Divers Close Out Zones

March 6, 2018


MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Houston Swimming & Diving program closed out the 2018 NCAA Zone D Diving Championships Tuesday afternoon at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

"Another solid day against some great competition," said Diving Coach Bob Gunter. "A great foundation is moving forward with Lauren. She will continue to grow and become more competitive, having had this experience. I've been very thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Micaela and all that she has brought to this program."

Senior diver Micaela Bouter posted a preliminary round score of 312.30, finishing in 11th-place to advance to the finals of the 3-Meter at Zones for the fourth consecutive year. Bouter moved on to the finals where she tacked on 302.45 more points to close out the event with a 15th-place finish. Bouter's best dive of the day came in her opening dive when she posted 61.50 points after successfully executing a Forward 2 ½ Somersault 1 Twist Pike.

Lauren Burrell finished the day with a 33rd-place finish in the preliminaries of the 3-Meter. Burrell scored a six-dive total of 256.80 points in her second appearance at the Diving Zones, with her highest scoring dive coming on her third attempt. The sophomore successfully performed an Inward 2 ½ Somersault Tuck, earning 51.30 points.

For the first time since the 2009 season, Houston will have three swimmers representing the Cougars at the NCAA Championships. Zarena Brown, Ksenia Yuskova and Peyton Kondis will represent Houston in Ohio from March 14-18.

Fans can keep up with the latest in University of Houston Cougar athletics by following us on Facebook (Facebook.com/HoustonAthletics), Twitter (@UHCougars), Instagram (houstoncougars) and YouTube.com (Youtube.com/UHAthletics). In addition, the swimming & diving team has established its own official Facebook (Facebook.com/UHCougarSwim) and Twitter pages (@UHCougarSwim), which provide regular updates on the team and live results during home meets.



Watch Houston Video
There are no upcoming events.




  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago