COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s and women’s diving team is set to compete for highly coveted spots on all three boards at the upcoming NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships this week at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships from Thursday to Saturday, March 14-16 hosted by Purdue at the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center. The meet will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and wrap up at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Men’s 1-Meter and women’s 3-Meter will begin the meet on Thursday, followed by men’s 3-Meter and women’s 1-Meter on Friday. Both men and women will compete on platform on Saturday. Live scores will be available on DiveMeets.com.
The top 18 on 1-Meter and 3-Meter preliminaries advance to the final round, while the top 12 on the platform advance to finals. Scores carry over from prelims to finals.
Automatic Qualifying Spots to NCAA Championships from Zone C:
1-Meter – Women: 9, Men: 11
3-Meter – Women: 8, Men: 8
Platform – Women: 12, Men: 8
Once a diver has secured an automatic qualification on a board, a Top-12 finish on each additional board makes them eligible to compete in those events as well.
Eight divers represent the Scarlet and Gray at the meet, seven of which will compete on all three boards. For the men’s team, Joey Canova, Aaron Daniels-Freeman, Jacob Fielding, Christo Law and Jacob Siler make up the Buckeye squad competing on 1M, 3M and Platform. Genevieve Angerame and Lexie Barker are entered on 1M, 3M and Platform, while Lara Tarvit will compete on 1M and Platform.
The field in Zone C includes 23 schools from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. The Buckeyes will compete against familiar competition from the Big Ten in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan State, Purdue and Michigan. Additionally, Ohio State has met Akron, Notre Dame, Louisville, Notre Dame and Kentucky in meets throughout the regular season.
Tarvit is the highest scorer for the women’s team this season on 1-Meter and Platform, posting a score of 307.95 against Pitt and 305.35 at the Big Ten Championships, respectively. Tarvit’s score on platform was good for seventh overall at the conference meet and is ranked 10th in the nation. Angerame leads the way on 3-Meter, posting a score of 359.15 at the Big Ten Championships, placing ninth in the finals.
Fielding is the men’s team top 1-Meter scorer this season, registering a total of 377.10 during the regular season vs. Pitt. Siler leads the team on 3-Meter, notching a 429.40 at the Big Ten Championships for fifth place in the final round. Last but not least, Canova scored the No. 1 platform mark in the nation of 524.60 against Pitt.
After the Zone C Championships, the women’s team readies for NCAA Championships from Wednesday to Saturday, March 20 to March 23 in Austin, Texas.