Kansas Divers Conclude 2007-08 Campaign at NCAA Zones

March 17, 2008

NCAA Zone D Diving Results

HOUSTON, Texas – Freshman diver Erin Mertz led the way for Kansas at the 2008 Zone `D’ diving meet on the University of Houston campus March 14-16. Mertz placed seventh in the platform competition and on both the one and three-meter diving boards.

In the platform competition, Mertz finished with a combined score of 436.90 from her preliminary and final five dives. Sophomore Meghan Proehl (381.70) and junior Hannah McMacken (359.80) placed 14th and 15th, respectively, in the platform event.

Following Mertz’s seventh-place (553.75 point finish) on the three-meter board, senior Jenny Roberts placed 14th with 489.65 points, while Proel placed 16th (466.70) and McMacken finished 18th (454.10).

In one-meter action, McMacken rallied for a 14th-place finish (464.40), while Proehl placed 16th (457.60) and Roberts finished 20th (424.10) behind Mertz’s seventh-place, 517.15 point finish.

While the Kansas divers wrapped up the 2007-08 season in Houston, swimming teammate Danielle Herrmann will be KU’s representation at the 2008 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Columbus, Ohio, March 20-22. Herrmann automatically qualified for NCAAs following her 200-yard individual medley performance at the 2008 Big 12 Championship meet Feb. 28. Herrmann tapped in at 2:00.21, good for a third-place finish in the event at Big 12s, a new Kansas school record and a career-best time.

For complete results following Herrmann’s NCAA competition, visit www.kuathletics.com.