Kansas Diving Duo Leaves Zones with Successful Final Day

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March 10, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa – KU divers Christy Cash and Alyssa Golden made a splash in their final day of competition at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Championships, Saturday on the campus of the University of Iowa. Cash finished the platform in 18th place with a score of 214.55, just 15 points from qualifying for a spot in finals competition. The Lenexa, Kan. junior surpassed her score and finish in the same event a year ago at Zones, by more than five spots and 30 points. In 2011 at Austin, Texas, she finished in 22nd with a 182.20 score in the platform.

Sophomore Alyssa Golden was competing in her first ever Zone ‘D’ Diving Championships and earned a 28th place finish.

“They came to compete and had good, positive attitudes,” said Coach Eric Elliott about his two divers. “There were a few misses here and there but they were really trying hard, so I think there is plenty from this experience they can take away.”

For Cash this is her second straight appearance at Zones, while her counterpart, Golden made her first appearance in 2011-12. With a total of three Zone ‘D’ trips now on their resume, Elliott sees 2012-13 as a year the two can both look forward to.

“Alyssa is going to have a meet under her belt and will know what to expect,” the eighth year diving coach explained. “It will be Christy’s third and she seems to keep getting better every year, so hopefully next season she can put it all together and be in the hunt for NCAA’s.”

The pair of Kansas divers will travel back to Lawrence today, and in the process wrap up their 2011-12 campaign.

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