Texas, Purdue, Virginia Tech the Big Winners of Zone Diving (Complete Invite Lists)

Below is a full list of all of the divers who have qualified for the 2014 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.

The big winners were Purdue, Texas, Miami, and Virginia Tech who all qualified huge hauls for the NCAA Championships.

The Purdue Boilermakers qualified a total of 7 divers for NCAA’s – 3 women and 4 men. With Indiana in their first year under a new diving coach, and an undeniable recruiting rivalry between the two schools, Purdue made a huge push with so many qualifiers after a few years where Indiana stood on top of that battle.

The Cal women and Georgia women each got a diver in. Georgia’s Laura Ryan is more versatile that Cal’s Rowell, so that’s probably advantage Georgia, but the Bulldogs were hoping to get two divers into the meet.

Among the most noticeable absences at NCAA’s is Missouri’s Loren Figueroa. She was 5th on the 1-meter at NCAA’s last season, but didn’t qualify for the meet this year.

Also notably absent are any Texas A&M divers – a program that has been so strong in diving for so many years. That includes no Ford McLiney, who won the SEC titles on both the 3 meter and the platform.

The Texas men hit their dream scenario, with four divers qualifying for NCAA’s. That could put them somewhere in the range of 100 NCAA points – points that they’ll need to contend for the team title.

Perhaps the biggest winners of Zone Diving were the Virginia Tech women. With three women divers qualifying, in addition to Weronika Paluszek being invited as a swimmer, the Hokies now have four invited swimmers (which we’ve already established can include divers), meaning that they can bring up to four uninvited swimmers to participate in the 800 free relay and the 400 medley relay, where they’ve hit Provisional Standards.

Alabama
Paige McCleary (W)

Arizona
Rafael Quintero (M)
Dominic Ricotta (M)

Arizona State
Luke Clohessy (M)
Riley McCormick (M)
Hailey Casper  (W)

Auburn
Fraser McKean (M)
John Santeiu (M)

Cal
Kahley Rowell (W)

Duke
Nick McCrory (M)

Florida State
Katrina Young (W)
Ariel Rittenhouse (W)

Fresno State
Hannah Prigge (W)

Georgia
Laura Ryan (W)

Harvard
Michael Mosca (M)

Hawaii
Amund Gismervik (M)
Lauren Hall (W)

Houston
Taylor Olanski (W)

Illinois State
Wenting Zhang (W)

Indiana
Emad Abdelatif (M)
Darian Schmidt (M)
Kate Hillman (W)

Kentucky
Greg Ferrucci (M)
Christ Cabot (W)

LSU
Cassie Weil (W)

Massachusetts
Michaela Butler (W)

Miami
Samuel Dorman (M)
Zachary Nees (M)
Cheyenne Cousineau (W)
Lindsay Lester (W)
Kara McCormack (W)
Thea Vock (W)

Michigan
Carey Chen (W)

Minnesota
Matt Barnard (M)
Maggie Keefer (W)
Jessica Ramberg (W)

Missouri
David Bonuchi (M)
Clark Thomas (M)
Lauren Reedy (W)

Nebraska
Anna Filipcic (W)

Nevada
En-tien Huang (W)

North Carolina
Jack Nyquist (M)

Notre Dame
Joseph Coumos (M)

Oakland
Tricia Grant (W)

Purdue
Jamie Bissett (M)
Nathan Cox (M)
Layne Rogers (M)
Sean Mokhtari (M)
Michelle Cabassol (W)
Casey Matthews (W)
Mackenzie Tweardy (W)

Rutgers
Nicole Scott (W)

Southern Illinois
Kaixuan Zhang (W)

Stanford
Bradley Christensen (M)
Kristian Ipsen (M)
Alex Clay (W)

Tennessee
Mauricio Rodriguez (M)
Tori Lamp (W)

Texas
Mark Anderson (M)
Cory Bowersox (M)
Will Chandler (M)
Michael Hixon (M)
Samantha Bromberg (W)
Emma Ivory-Ganja (W)
Maren Taylor (W)

USC
Haley Ishimatsu (W)

Utah
Josiah Purrs (M)
Kersten Merry (W)

Virginia
JB Kolod (M)

Virginia Tech
Kyle Butts (M)
Ryan Hawkins (M)
Thomas Shinholser (M)
Kaylea Arnett (W)
Ashley Buchter (W)
Kelli Stockton (W)

Yale
Lillian MacRae (W)

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Diving! It’s all about the (diving) coaching and recruiting. Love to see an article with an analysis and tract record of the more successful diving programs over the past couple of years. Although, obviously, the article… easier said than done. Still…. Diving, is the wild card that takes a team from 6th to 3rd at a conference level or NCAA level meet.

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