Zeng & Vincent Double Up As Zone B Champs After Day 2

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.


  • Zones A, B, D, E: Monday, March 5 – Wednesday, March 7
  • Zone C: Thursday, March 8 – Saturday, March 10
  • Host schools:
    • Zone A: Rutgers University
    • Zone B: University of Tennessee
    • Zone C: Ohio State University
    • Zone D: University of Minnesota
    • Zone E: Northern Arizona University
  • NCAA selection primer

Tennessee’s Colin Zeng and South Carolina’s Julia Vincent each added their second event titles two days into the Zone B Championships.

Zone B results

Zeng won men’s 1-meter and Vincent women’s 3-meter, and both have now swept the springboards. On the men’s side, UNC’s Gregory Duncan was second for the second-straight night. Meanwhile Duke’s Evan Moretti added an NCAA berth.

For the women, UNC’s Maria Lohman is in with reimbursement status, while Georgia added another diver in Mckensi Austin.


Athletes in bold have earned NCAA reimbursement.

Priority Finisher Women Men
1 3-meter Champ Julia Vincent, SCAR Colin Zeng, TENN
2 1-meter Champ Julia Vincent, SCAR Colin Zeng, TENN
3 Platform Champ
4 3-meter 2nd Molly Carlson, FSU Gregory Duncan, UNC
5 1-meter 2nd Wallace Layland, MIA Gregory Duncan, UNC
6 Platform 2nd
7 3-meter 3rd Maria Lohman, UNC Liam Stone, TENN
8 1-meter 3rd Ayla Bonniwell, FSU Evan Moretti, DUKE
9 Platform 3rd
10 3-meter 4th Alison Maillard, AUB James Brady, NCSU
11 1-meter 4th Rachel Rubadue, TENN Joshua Davidson, FSU
12 Platform 4th
13 3-meter 5th Wallace Layland, MIA Pete Turnham, AUB
14 1-meter 5th Alison Maillard, AUB Liam Stone, TENN
15 Platform 5th
16 3-meter 6th Rachel Rubadue, TENN Joshua Davidson, FSU
17 1-meter 6th Olivia Ball, UGA
18 Platform 6th
19 3-meter 7th McKensi Austin, UGA
20 1-meter 7th Carolyn Chaney, MIA
21 Platform 7th
22 3-meter 8th
23 1-meter 8th
24 Platform 8th
25 3-meter 9th
26 1-meter 9th
27 Platform 9th
28 3-meter 10th
29 1-meter 10th
30 Platform 10th


There are five zone meets spread across the country that allow divers to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Based on performances at the previous NCAAs each zone earns a set number of qualifying spots.

Take a look at the qualifying spots for each zone and each event:


1m 3m Platform
Zone A 6 6 5
Zone B 7 7 9
Zone C 8 10 10
Zone D 11 9 9
Zone E 9 9 8


1m 3m Platform
Zone A 6 5 5
Zone B 6 6 7
Zone C 10 10 11
Zone D 9 8 6
Zone E 5 7 7

A priority chart determines who gets the reimbursement spots. The first priority spot is taken by the winner of each event beginning with the 3-meter champ, followed by the 1-meter champ and then the platform champ. If an athlete wins two events, they will still only take up one slot which means the NCAA will keep adding rows to this chart until the zone meet reimbursement quota is met.

According to the rules set in 2015 that allowed more divers into the meet, any diver who lands in the qualifying spots for their zone earns a spot to compete in the NCAA Championships. If the diver earns eligibility in one event, they can automatically compete in any of the other two events at NCAAs as long as they finished in the top 12 in their zone in that event.

The NCAA made a distinction between “eligible” and “reimbursed” athletes. Divers qualifying outside of the reimbursement spots will not have their travel, lodging, or meet expenses covered by the NCAA.  Instead the individual school must decide if they’re willing to pay the bill themselves to give that diver an opportunity to participate in the NCAA Championships.

Women Men
Zone A 4 4
Zone B 6 7
Zone C 10 10
Zone D 12 9
Zone E 9 5

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