Complete List of NCAA Diving Qualifiers

[Updates from Sunday] – Zone A wrapped on Sunday in Christiansburg, and the Virginia Tech men got their third qualifier, Kyle Butts, into the meet. That will be a big sigh of relief for them; the zone only got 5 male entries this year, but with how well the Hokies were diving, it would’ve been a shame for them to take fewer than three of those. Now they’ll be diving not only for team points, but also for zone spots; with the increase in quality of the Virginia diving crew, this zone is worthy of at least 1-2 more qualifiers for NCAA’s next season.

The Virginia Tech women got their third qualifier as well, with Stockton winning the platform event. Rutgers’ Nicole Scott gave the Scarlett Knights their lone NCAA qualifier with a second place finish.

[Updates from Saturday] – In Zone A, thanks to Logan Shinholser from Virginia Tech winning his second event, Virginia’s JB Kolod has been moved into the ranks of automatic qualifiers for the NCAA Championships. That leaves just one more spot open headed into platform diving. The top finisher in platform automatically qualifies; if he’s not new, then the 2nd-place finisher qualifies; if neither of them are new, then Virginia Tech would add a third qualifier. The Hokies are diving extremely well in their home pool.

In Zone C, the Indiana women swooped in and gave the Hoosiers two qualifiers, with Amy Kozad and Kate Hillman taking 1st and 2nd. This Zone on the women’s side was kind of a “perfect storm,” with not a single diver making two qualifying positions above the cut line. That means that the cut hit right after the 9th line in qualifying.

In the men’s platform, Indiana again dominated, taking five of the top six spots. Conor Murphy ran away with the competition by more than 200 points, and he and teammate Danton Rogers added themselves to the list of NCAA qualifiers. The Hoosiers now have 4 NCAA qualifiers, matching the 4 they sent last year.

In Zone E, things broke exactly the right way for the Stanford Cardinal. Kristian Ipsen and Rafael Quintero went 1-2, and Taylor Sishc took 3rd for the Cardinal, meaning that Connor Kuremsky also made it to NCAA’s. In the women’s meet, Cal’s Kahley Rowell took 2nd to earn her way to NCAA’s as well. With Georgia getting two diving qualifiers for NCAA’s, getting some points from Rowell will be crucial to the Golden Bears’ attempt at an NCAA Championship three-peat.

[Update from Women’s events on Friday] – In Zone A, even with just 6 spots, the Virginia Tech women sit in a good position after a day of competition. With a 1-3 finish on the 3-meter, they already have two into NCAA’s, to go with Danielle Cecco from UConn.

In Zone C, 7 spots under the original cut line so far have gone to 7 different divers. That means platform specialists will again be shorted at NCAA’s, just like we saw in Zones B and D earlier in the week; anyone with good platform divers can count on big points out of them in Indianapolis. Eastern Michigan are the stars of the show so far; after a 1-2 finish on the 1-meter, they’ll send a pair to NCAA’s. There’s 2 spots available in this zone headed into Saturday’s platform event. The only divers eligible for those spots right now are Fengting Chen from Southern Illinois, Wenting Zheng from Illinois State, and the top three finishers on platform.

In Zone E, there were a few repeat qualifiers, but also a few new which shrank the qualifying range by quite a lot headed into the platform. Hawaii’s Aimee Harrison and Arizona State’s Morgan Weller were added to the ranks of qualifiers; Weller was bumped in thanks in part to Hailey Casper again placing high on the 1-meter. There’s only two spots open headed into the platform event. Top two on that platform are in automatically, with Utah, and Northern Arizona both having the potential to add their first diving qualifiers if the top three are all already-qualified divers.

[Update from Men’s events on Friday] – In Zone A, things are just getting started on Friday, and with tight qualifying (just 5 men), Virginia Tech picked up their first NCAA-bound diver thanks to a win from Logan Shinholser, Virginia’s JB Kolod isn’t in yet, but with his 3rd-place finish on the one-meter, he’s put himself in a good position to qualify for NCAA’s, depending on how the rest of the events shake out.

In Zone C, Ferrucci from Kentucky and Schmidt from Indiana took 1-2 in both the 1-meter and the 3-meter, so the NCAA qualifying line moved further down the pecking order. The result is assured second qualifiers for Kentucky, Indiana, and Purdue

In Zone E, Kristin Ipsen and the re-emerged Harrison Zones went 1-2 again. That bumped down the qualifying line so that Utah’s Josiah Purss qualified for the meet: just the second male diver to ever qualify for NCAA’s for the Utes. Stanford’s Noah Garcia added a second qualifier for the Cardinal, and they’ve actually got a really good chance to pick up a third qualifier; if Jones, McCormick, and Ipsen take at least two of the top three platform spots (highly likely), then Connor Kuremsky from Stanford gets in. The top two platform divers are guaranteed spots; third place has a very high probability of qualifying as well. If there’s no new qualifiers among the top three in diving, then the 4th-place platform finisher gets in. And finally, if he too is not a new qualifier, then USC’s Jordan Gear is the last eligible NCAA qualifier. Lots of scenarios left in Zone E.

[Original Notes about Zone Diving and Qualifying Rules] – Below, we’ll keep track of the NCAA qualifiers from each Zone. Divers who qualify for NCAA’s are eligible to dive all of the three diving events at NCAA’s, regardless of which one they qualified in, with the caveat that they can only dive an event at NCAA’s if they attempted it at Zones.

Below is the order for qualifiers based on placements. The order is the same for each zone, though each zone is allocated a different number of spots – based on a sliding scale of how well they did the year before.

Legend:
NCAA Qualifying Cutoff As of Now – Everyone above this line has QUALIFIED for the NCAA Championships.
Lowest Theoretical NCAA Qualifier As of Now – Every result above this line has an opportunity to qualify for NCAA Championships, depending on the results of the rest of the events.

The number of divers for each zone is the number of different divers, so as different divers take high spots, the “Lowest Theoretical Qualifier As of Now” line will move up.

Qualifiers (including those from Zones B and D, completed earlier in the week.)
To read all about Zones B and D, click here.

Male qualifiers so far:

Arizona – Rafael Quintero
Arizona State – Harrison Jones, Riley McCormick
Auburn – John Santieu

Duke -Nick McCrory, Jordan Long
Florida State – Thomas Neubacher
Harvard – Michael Mosca
Indiana – Darian Schmidt, Emad Abdelatif, Conor Murphy, Danton Rogers
Kentucky – Greg Ferrucci, John Fox

LSU – Sean McKinney
Minnesota – Michael Ross, Jordan Lesser
Missouri – David Bonuchi, Clark Thomas
Ohio State – Shane Miszkiel
Purdue – Jamie Bissett, Layne Rogers
SMU – Devin Burnett
Stanford – Kristian Ipsen, Noah Garcia, Taylor Sishc, Connor Kuremsky
Tennessee – Brent Sterling
Texas – Will Chandler, Sean Bowersox
Utah  -Josiah Purss
Virginia Tech – Logan Shinholser, Ryan Hawkins, Kyle Butts
Virginia – JB Kolod

Female qualifiers so far:

Arizona – Sam Pickens
Arizona State – Hailey Casper, Morgan Weller
Cal – Kahley Rowell
Connecticut – Danielle Cecco
Florida State – Kelsey Goodman

Georgia – Laura Ryan, Ann-Perry Blank
Eastern Michigan – Kelly Hendricks, Danielle Hulvey
Fresno State – Hannah Prigge
Hawaii – Aimee Harrison
Indiana – Katie Hillman, Amy Cozad
Kentucky – Christa Cabot

LSU – Cassie Weil
Massachussetts – Michaela Butler
Miami – Carrie Dragland, Lindsay Lester, Kara McCormack
Minnesota – Maggie Keefer, Sarah McCrady
Missouri – Loren Figueroa
New Mexico – Michole Timm

North Carolina State – Rachel Mumma, Hannah Hopkins
Notre Dame – Jennifer Chiang
Ohio State – Cheyenne Cousineau
Purdue – Michelle Cabassol, Casey Matthews
Rutgers – Nicole Scott
Tennessee – Jodie McGroarty, Victoria Lamp
Texas – Maren Taylor, Shelby Cullinan
Texas A&M – Rebecca St. Germain
UCLA – Emma Ivory-Ganja
USC – Haley Ishimatsu
Virginia Tech – Kaylea Arnett, Logan Kline, Kelli Stockton

Zone A
Christiansburg, Virginia (Virginia Tech)
5 Men & 6 Women

MEN’S PRIORITY LIST (COMPLETED)

1. Platform – 1st Place – Logan Shinholser, Virginia Tech
2. Three-Meter – 1st Place – Logan Shinholser, Virginia Tech
3. One-Meter – 1st Place –Logan Shinholser, Virginia Tech
4. Three-Meter – 2nd Place — Ryan Hawkins, Virginia Tech
5. One-Meter – 2nd Place —Michael Mosca, Harvard
6. Three-Meter – 3rd Place — JB Kolod, Virginia
7. One-Meter – 3rd Place —JB Kolod, Virginia
8. Platform – 2nd Place — JB Kolod, Virginia
9. Three-Meter – 4th Place — Michael Mosca, Harvard
10. One-Meter – 4th Place —Kyle Butts, Virginia Tech
< —- NCAA Qualifying Cutoff as of Completion—- >
11. Three-Meter – 5th Place — Carl Buergler, Virginia
12. Platform – 3rd Place — Ryan Hawkins, Virginia Tech
13. One-Meter – 5th Place —Carl Buergler, Virginia
14. Three-Meter – 6th Place — Logan Stevens, Virginia Tech
15. One-Meter – 6th Place – Ryan Hawkins, Virginia Tech
16. Platform – 4th Place – Stevie Vines, Princeton
17. Three-Meter – 7th Place — Kyle Butts, Virginia Tech
18. One-Meter – 7th Place —Colby Shinholser, Virginia
19. Three-Meter – 8th Place — John Brice, UConn
20. Platform – 5th Place – Kyle Butts, Virginia Tech
21. One-Meter – 8th Place —John Trope, Virginia Tech

WOMEN’S PRIORITY LIST (Completed)

1. Platform – 1st Place – Kelli Stockton, Virginia Tech
2. Three-Meter – 1st Place –Kaylea Arnett, Virginia Tech
3. One-Meter – 1st Place – Kaylea Arnett, Virginia Tech
4. Three-Meter – 2nd Place — Danielle Cecco, UConn
5. One-Meter – 2nd Place — Danielle Cecco, UConn
6. Three-Meter – 3rd Place —Logan Kline, Virginia Tech
7. One-Meter – 3rd Place —Michaela Butler, UMass
8. Platform – 2nd Place – Nicole Scott, Rutgers
< —- NCAA Qualifying Cutoff as of Completion—- >

9. Three-Meter – 4th Place — Michaela Butler, UMass
10. One-Meter – 4th Place — Logan Kline, Virginia Tech
11. Three-Meter – 5th Place — Kimberly Helfrich, James Madison
12. Platform – 3rd Place — Sara Mokhtari, Virginia Tech
13. One-Meter – 5th Place — Kelli Stockton, Virginia Tech
14. Three-Meter – 6th Place — Kelli Stockton, Virginia Tech,
15. One-Meter – 6th Place — Alexandra Savage, James Madison
16. Platform – 4th Place – Laura Gartrell, Virginia
17. Three-Meter – 7th Place — Haily Vandepoel, West Virginia
18. One-Meter – 7th Place — Rebecca Corbett, Virginia
19. Three-Meter – 8th Place — Sara Mokhtari, Virginia Tech
20. Platform – 5th Place – Rebecca Corbett, Virginia
21. One-Meter – 8th Place — Sara Mokhtan, Virginia Tech

Zone C
West Lafayette, Indiana (Purdue)
9 Men & 9 Women

MEN’S PRIORITY LIST (COMPLETED)

1. Platform – 1st Place – Conor Murphy, Indiana
2. Three-Meter – 1st Place –Greg Ferrucci, Kentucky
3. One-Meter – 1st Place – Greg Ferrucci, Kentucky
4. Three-Meter – 2nd Place — Darian Schmidt, Indiana
5. One-Meter – 2nd Place — Darian Schmidt, Indiana
6. Three-Meter – 3rd Place — Jamie Bissett, Purdue
7. One-Meter – 3rd Place — Shane Miszkiel, Ohio State
8. Platform – 2nd Place — Danton Rogers, Indiana
9. Three-Meter – 4th Place — John Fox, Kentucky
10. One-Meter – 4th Place — Emad Abdelatif, Indiana
11. Three-Meter – 5th Place — Layne Rogers, Purdue
< —- NCAA Qualifying Cutoff as of end of competition—- >

12. Platform – 3rd Place — Casey Johnson, Indiana
13. One-Meter – 5th Place — Jamie Bissett, Purdue
14. Three-Meter – 6th Place — Christian Holstein, Ohio State
15. One-Meter – 6th Place — Layne Rogers, Purdue
16. Platform – 4th Place – Layne Rogers, Purdue
17. Three-Meter – 7th Place — Emad Abdelatif, Indiana
18. One-Meter – 7th Place — Michael DellOrco, Indiana
19. Three-Meter – 8th Place — Michael DellOrco, Indiana
20. Platform – 5th Place – George Andrews, Indiana
21. One-Meter – 8th Place —Stephen Ettienne, Ohio State
22. Three-Meter – 9th Place — Jeff Craig, Eastern Michigan
23. One-Meter – 9th Place — Colby Coleman, Kentucky
24. Platform – 6th Place – Michael DellOrco, Indiana
25. Three-Meter – 10th Place —Andrew Saunders, Eastern Michigan
26. One-Meter – 10th Place — Jeff Craig, Eastern Michigan

WOMEN’S PRIORITY LIST (COMPLETED

1. Platform – 1st Place – Amy Cozad, Indiana
2. Three-Meter – 1st Place –Michelle Cabassol, Purdue
3. One-Meter – 1st Place – Kelly Hendricks, Eastern Michigan
4. Three-Meter – 2nd Place — Casey Matthews, Purdue
5. One-Meter – 2nd Place — Danielle Hulvey, Eastern Michigan
6. Three-Meter – 3rd Place — Cheyenne Cousineau, Ohio State
7. One-Meter – 3rd Place — Jennifer Chiang, Notre Dame
8. Platform – 2nd Place — Kate Hillman, Indiana
9. Three-Meter – 4th Place — Christa Cabot, Kentucky
< —- NCAA Qualifying Cutoff at the end of competition—- >
10. One-Meter – 4th Place — Fengting Chen, Southern Illinois
11. Three-Meter – 5th Place — Jennifer Chiang, Notre Dame

12. Platform – 3rd Place — Mackenzie Tweardy, Purdue
13. One-Meter – 5th Place — Wenting Zhang, Illinois State
14. Three-Meter – 6th Place — Amy Cozad, Indiana

15. One-Meter – 6th Place — Hannah Gadd, Louisville
16. Platform – 4th Place –  Madelyn Muskulin, Purdue

17. Three-Meter – 7th Place — Wenting Zhang, Illinois State
18. One-Meter – 7th Place — Mackenzie Tweardy, Purdue
19. Three-Meter – 8th Place — Kelly Hendricks, Eastern Michigan

20. Platform – 5th Place –  Cheyenne Cousineau, Ohio State
21. One-Meter – 8th Place — Sarah Chewning, Kentucky
22. Three-Meter – 9th Place — Hannah Gadd, Louisville

23. One-Meter – 9th Place — Allison Casareto, Notre Dame
24. Platform – 6th Place – Felicitas Lenz, Northwestern

25. Three-Meter – 10th Place — Carla Mcnamara, Arkansas
26. One-Meter – 10th Place — Rebecca Hamperian, Kentucky

Zone E
Colorado Springs, Colorado (Air Force Academy)
8 Men & 9 Women

MEN’S PRIORITY LIST (Completed)

1. Platform – 1st Place – Kristian Ipsen, Stanford
2. Three-Meter – 1st Place – Kristian Ipsen, Stanford
3. One-Meter – 1st Place – Kristian Ipsen, Stanford
4. Three-Meter – 2nd Place — Harrison Jones, Arizona State
5. One-Meter – 2nd Place — Harrison Jones, Arizona State
6. Three-Meter – 3rd Place — Riley McCormick, Arizona State
7. One-Meter – 3rd Place — Rafael Quintero, Arizona
8. Platform – 2nd Place — Rafael Quintero, Arizona
9. Three-Meter – 4th Place — Noah Garcia, Stanford
10. One-Meter – 4th Place — Josiah Purss, Utah
11. Three-Meter – 5th Place — Rafael Quintero, Arizona
12. Platform – 3rd Place — Taylor Sishc, Stanford
13. One-Meter – 5th Place — Riley McCormick, Arizona State
14. Three-Meter – 6th Place — Connor Kuremsky, Stanford
< —- NCAA Qualifying Cutoff as of End of Competition—- >

15. One-Meter – 6th Place — Connor Kuremsky, Stanford
16. Platform – 4th Place – Josiah Purss, Utah
17. Three-Meter – 7th Place — Jordan Gear, USC
18. One-Meter – 7th Place — Collin Pollard, Cal
19. Three-Meter – 8th Place — Josiah Purss, Utah
20. Platform – 5th Place – Noah Garcia, Stanford
21. One-Meter – 8th Place — Thomas Selby, Cal
22. Three-Meter – 9th Place — Collin Pollard, Cal
23. One-Meter – 9th Place — Jordan Gear, USC
24. Platform – 6th Place – Collin Pollard, Cal
25. Three-Meter – 10th Place — Taylor Sishc, Stanford
26. One-Meter – 10th Place — Taylor Sishc, Stanford

WOMEN’S PRIORITY LIST (Completed)

1. Platform – 1st Place – Haley Ishimatsu, USC
2. Three-Meter – 1st Place – Sam Pickens, Arizona
3. One-Meter – 1st Place – Haley Ishimatsu, USC
4. Three-Meter – 2nd Place — Hailey Casper, Arizona State
5. One-Meter – 2nd Place — Sam Pickens, Arizona
6. Three-Meter – 3rd Place — Michole Timm, New Mexico
7. One-Meter – 3rd Place — Hailey Casper, Arizona State
8. Platform – 2nd Place — Kahley Rowell, Cal
9. Three-Meter – 4th Place — Emma Ivory-Ganja, UCLA
10. One-Meter – 4th Place — Aimee Harrison, Hawaii
11. Three-Meter – 5th Place — Morgan Weller, Arizona State
12. Platform – 3rd Place — Hannah Prigge, Fresno State
< —- NCAA Qualifying Cutoff as of End of Competition—- >

13. One-Meter – 5th Place — Emma Ivory-Ganja, UCLA
14. Three-Meter – 6th Place — Kersten Merry, Utah
15. One-Meter – 6th Place — Kristy Ardavanis, Northern Arizona
16. Platform – 4th Place – Emma Ivory-Ganja, UCLA
17. Three-Meter – 7th Place — Samantha Adams, USC
18. One-Meter – 7th Place — Sloane Brazina, Stanford
19. Three-Meter – 8th Place — Aimee Harrison, Hawaii
20. Platform – 5th Place – Kersten Merry, Utah
21. One-Meter – 8th Place — Morgan Weller, Arizona State
22. Three-Meter – 9th Place — Maraea Skeen, UNLV
23. One-Meter – 9th Place — Kersten Merry, Utah
24. Platform – 6th Place – Lillian Hinrichs, Stanford
25. Three-Meter – 10th Place — En-tien Huang, Nevada
26. One-Meter – 10th Place — Maraea Skeen, Utah

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jeantuehl

IU men are in great shape for NCAA’s with this diving contingent added to the 10 swimming qualifiers. Could be a top 6 finish for the Hoosiers.

Mike Freeman

Hi, how are divers qualified for the NCAA;s and conference championships.
Thanks Mike Freeman..(a H.S. diving coach in Peoria, Il.)

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