Divers head to Houston for Phil Hansel Invite

Evan Berkowitz

Redshirt junior Maren Taylor and the rest of the Longhorn divers will travel to the University of Houston to compete in the Phill Hansel Cougar Classic Invitational Thursday through Saturday. They will be taking part in all three diving events (1M, 3M and platform).

“It will be great for the team to get used to the University of Houston pool where we’ll have the NCAA Zone Diving Meet in March,” UT diving coach Matt Scoggin said. “Being able to dive at the facility of the NCAA Zone meet is one of the main reasons we’re going there … A number of the schools competing in that Zone meet will be in Houston this weekend, so this will be a really good competition.”

Last week after the trip to California, Taylor earned her third career Big 12 Women’s Diver of the Week. She won five of her six events in the meets against Indiana, Michigan, Cal and Stanford.

As for other divers, senior Diana Wilcox’s first-place finish in the 3M at Stanford two weekends ago proved crucial to the Longhorns’ three-point victory. Freshman Meghan Houston and redshirt senior Shelby Cullinan have also had a successful year, making them divers to watch.