COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior diver Bianca Alvarez finished as the runner-up on the three-meter springboard competition Saturday at the AT&T National Diving Championships. The event, one of USA Diving’s most prestigious events of the summer, is being held at the Student Recreation Center on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.
Alvarez, a molecular genetics major from Miami, Fla, scored 358.05 points to finish second to Stanford’s Cassidy Krug, who posted a winning score of 381.90. The runner-up finish ties Alvarez’ best finish in a senior national diving event. She placed second on the one-meter springboard at the 2009 USA Diving Spring Nationals.
Alvarez and partner Summer Allman also placed second in the finals of the three-meter synchronized competition. The duo scored 295.08 points.
Sunday, Ohio State senior Kristen Asman will compete in the finals of the synchronized platform event. Asman, from Columbus and Fort Hayes High School, and her partner, Jessica Parratto, are the top-ranked duo heading into the final round.