Massachusetts' Roush Advances To NCAA Diving Championships

Release: 03/07/2017
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Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - With a fifth-place finish in the one-meter dive at the NCAA Zone A Regional Meet on Tuesday, UMass junior diver Emma Roush has qualified for the NCAA National Swimming and Diving Championships to be hosted in Indianapolis on March 15-18. Roush scored a combined 556.75 points between her preliminary and finals performances. Her score of 284.20 points in the preliminary round was the second-best score of the day's first session.

Joining Roush in the finals round at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center was sophomore Katie Polk who placed 15th overall with a combined score of 506.15 points. She tallied 249.50 points in the prelim round and 256.65 points in the finals of the one-meter competition.

On the men's side, junior Trent Kindvall placed 31st in the three-meter dive competition with a score of 257.85 points.

With her advancement to the NCAA National Championships, Roush becomes the second member in UMass swimming and diving program history to qualify for the national championship meet. Diver Michaela Butler reached the national championship in 2013 and 2014 becoming the first-ever All-American in UMass and Atlantic 10 history. Roush also joins Jason Cook (2009) and Billy Brown (1991) as the only other UMass swimming and diving athletes to reach the NCAA meet.
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