Maha Gouda (left) will represent Egypt in diving, while Elinah Phillip (right) will swim for the British Virgin Islands this summer.
Ramirez, a 5-time conference coach of the year in 7 seasons at FIU, replaces Ron Piemonte, who retired after 15 seasons with the Hokies.
Texas leads all women’s teams with four qualified divers and 9 total event entries. But Purdue and Indiana should also score big on the boards.
While the lead swung back and forth, FIU’s diving group bailed them out heading into the 400 free relay, and they took number seven.
Maha Gouda’s victory on 1-meter and Lamija Medosovic leading a 2-3-4 FIU finish in the 100 back earned FIU a narrow 4-point lead over Rice going into day 3.
Florida International emerged victorious in a crosstown dual with Miami as both schools recognized their senior athletes.
With two 2019 champs graduated and the third taking a redshirt, we’ll have a brand-new slate of women’s diving winners at 2020 NCAAs.
2017 NCAA platform dive champ David Dinsmore qualified easily for NCAAs as Miami went 1-2-3-4 on men’s platform on day 3.
South Carolina’s Anton Down-Jenkins is 2-for-2 so far in Zone B after a day 2 win on the 1-meter platform. Georgia’s men also qualifed a diver.
The Panthers are now the first team to win 6 consecutive C-USA titles, and their score of 1044.5 is the highest score of any C-USA team champion.
Notably, Nocentini’s time ties what it took to earn an invite to NCAAs last year.
The FIU swim and dive team wrapped up the weekend against two Power-5 opponents on a perfect 2-0 note, improving to 4-3 on the season.
After a stellar opening weekend to the season, FIU’s Maha Gouda and Lamija Medosevic were named Conference USA Athletes of the Week.
Her 100 back time yesterday came just three tenths from her mid-season, suited time from last season’s Georgia Tech Invitational.
Newcomers and redshirt returners threaten to shake up last year’s diving order, including on 1-meter, where UCLA’s Maria Polyakova returns from a redshirt year to recreate what was a seven-point thriller of a finish with Sarah Bacon and Alison Gibson in 2017.