Clemson Diving Prepares for ACC Championships
GREENSBORO, NC Feb. 20, 2013 – The Clemson women’s diving team is set to begin the Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in Greensboro, N.C. this week. The four-day meet starts on Wednesday, February 20 and concludes on Saturday, February 24.
“The Tiger divers are fully prepared as we head into our ACC Championship meet,” Head Coach Leslie Hasselbach Adams said. “They all have worked very hard this season and their hard work is paying off at the right time. I am excited to get to Greensboro and watch them all perform their best.”
The Tigers enter the ACC Championships with several representatives on the ACC leaderboards in all three diving events, all of which have qualified for NCAA Zones. Emily Howard is 11th in the conference in the three-meter with a score of 306.83 and 15th in the league in the one-meter with a score of 276.45. Elizabeth Tatum, Clemson’s lone senior, is 12th in the three-meter with her score of 305.40 and 16th in the one-meter with a score of 275.10.
Megan Helwagen’s scores place her 12th in the one-meter (286.50) and 13th in the three-meter (305.18). Chelsea Uranaka is 15th in the three-meter with a score of 296.40 and 17th in the one-meter with a score of 272.85. Juliana Melchionda is also 18th in the three-meter with her score of 282.98.
In the platform, Jessica Resler leads the Tigers with her score of 194.00, which is good enough for tenth in the conference. Helwagen (189.50) and Howard (183.15) are right behind her in 11th and 12th place, respectively. Katie Barolak currently sits in 16th place with a score of 171.90, followed closely by Jessica Doolittle in 17th place with her score of 170.40. Emily Yoder is 20th in the ACC with a score of 151.85 in the event.
The women’s diving portion of the meet starts on Thursday with the three-meter. Prelims will begin at 3:15 p.m., and the finals will be contested at 7 p.m. On Friday, the one-meter prelims will begin at 1 p.m., while the finals in the event will start at 5 p.m. In Saturday’s meet, both the prelims and the finals of the platform will be contested at 1 p.m.
Admission to each day of the meet is free to the public. Live stats will be provided throughout the meet, and live video feed will be available beginning on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. each night. Both can be accessed via theACC.com.