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Texas divers qualify for NCAA Championships

Posted March 7th, 2016

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  • Bowersox and Anderson qualify for men's three-meter final
  • Houston and freshman O'Brien earn spots in women's one-meter championship

Four Longhorn divers earned a spot in next week’s NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships by advancing in the qualifying round at the NCAA Zone “D” Diving meet on Monday in College Station.

Texas All-America divers Mark Anderson and Cory Bowersox qualified for the men’s three-meter final and Texas freshman Meghan O’Brien and senior Meghan Houston qualified for the women’s one-meter title.

Anderson, the 2015 Big 12 diver of the year, won the three-meter finals with 833.30 points to get his his third-straight NCAA championships berth. Bowersox placed fifth with 783.80 points and sealed his fourth straight trip to the NCAA finals.

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O’Brien placed third in the one-meter diving event and Houston took sixth place to qualify for the title.

O’Brien scored 616.50 points to earn her first NCAA berth and Houston tallied 608.10 points to get her second consecutive trip to the final.

The top-six divers in the 18-diver women’s final qualified for the NCAA title. The top-seven divers advanced in the men’s three-meter.

The top-six finishers in the women’s one-meter can qualify for the three-meter and platform events at the NCAA Championships by placing among the top-12 in those events this week at the meet.

Any of the top-seven finishers in the men’s three-meter event can compete in the one-meter and platform finals at the NCAA Championships by placing in the top-12. The women’s three-meter and the men’s one-meter competitions will take place on Tuesday. The men’s and women’s platform  events will be on Wednesday.

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