2021 Zone C: Freshman Fowler Wins Again On Day 2, IU Adds Two Women To NCAAs

Though we’re not DiveDove, we do dabble in diving coverage, and as diving can have a major impact on the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, we cover NCAA Zone Diving – mainly through the lens of how national diving qualifiers could impact the team points battles later this month.

2021 NCAA Zone Diving

  • Zone A: Greensboro Aquatic Center / Greensboro, NC
    • Thursday, March 11 – Saturday, March 13
    • Live Results
  • Zone B: Greensboro Aquatic Center / Greensboro, NC
  • Zone C: University of Kentucky / Lexington, KY
  • Zone D: University of Kentucky / Lexington, KY
    • Thursday, March 11 – Saturday, March 13
    • Live Results
  • Zone E: Northern Arizona University / Flagstaff, AZ

Indiana University freshman Anne Fowler won the 3-meter diving title today, her second win of the Zone C meet. IU added two women’s divers to their NCAA roster.

Fowler is looking like a true impact addition in the diving realm. She won the Big Ten title on 3-meter and finished second on 1-meter last month. Now, she’s swept 1-meter and 3-meter in Zone competition to book an NCAA appearance. Fowler won by more than 70 points today on 3-meter. Her freshman teammate Tarrin Gilliland was third, with both now joining the NCAA invite list as rookies.

Ohio State sophomore Mackenzie Crawford was second, besting Gilliland by three points to earn an invite. She just missed the cut yesterday, but by virtue of a top-12 finish, she can still compete on both springboards at NCAAs.

On the men’s side, Ohio State’s Jacob Siler picked up the win by ten points over Purdue’s Benjamin Bramley. The men moved to platform today, with 1-meter still to come tomorrow. Platform has the most qualifying spots in this zone, with the top ten men all earning NCAA bids today.

Bramley was a new qualifier, bringing Purdue to three male diving qualifiers along with one woman. Kentucky is up to two qualifiers, with Danny Zhang taking third for the second consecutive day and Chase Lane sneaking in with a seventh-place finish.

Current Qualifiers

Reimbursed divers are in bold, with invited-but-not-reimbursed divers in non-bold. You can read more about the distinction below.

Women
Diver Events
Anne Fowler, Indiana 1m, 3m
Mackenzie Crawford, Ohio State 1m, 3m
Kelly Straub, Notre Dame 1m, 3m
Tarrin Gilliland, Indiana 1m, 3m
Emily Bretscher, Purdue 1m, 3m
Nikki Canale, Michigan 1m
Kyndal Knight, Kentucky 1m, 3m
Bethany Berger, Eastern Michigan 1m
Amanda Ling, Michigan State 1m

 

Men
Diver Events
Andrew Capobianco, Indiana 3m, Pl
Jacob Siler, Ohio State 3m, Pl
Jacob Fielding, Ohio State 3m, Pl
Benjamin Bramley, Purdue Pl
Danny Zhang, Kentucky 3m, Pl
Greg Duncan, Purdue 3m
Brandon Loschiavo, Purdue 3m, Pl
Lyle Yost, Ohio State 3m, Pl
Chase Lane, Kentucky Pl
Kivanc Gur, Louisville Pl
Ross Todd, Michigan 3m, Pl

SIMPLIFIED INVITE PROCEDURES

You can read a more in-depth look at the selection process here. Effectively, each Zone earns a specific number of qualifying spots in each event, based on how that Zone performed at NCAAs last year. Divers who place inside the qualifying places earn an NCAA invite. A diver invited in one event can compete at NCAAs in any other diving event where they were top 12 in their Zone meet. The highest-placing divers earn NCAA reimbursement, while lower-placing qualifiers can compete at NCAAs, but their school must pay for their travel and lodging at the meet.

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4 months ago

why do swimmers not get reimbursement? just curious about this whole reimbursement thing, is there a reason why this was implemented?

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