Women’s diving finishes first day at diving invitational

Scarlett Smith

A day after being named the Big 12 Conference’s Women’s Diver of the Week for the second time this season, junior Emma Ivory-Ganja won the three-meter event in Thursday’s final round. 

Ivory-Ganja’s closing dive, an inward two-and-a-half somersault, was good enough to stave off teammate Maren Taylor with a total score of 362.55. Taylor took second with 351.80 points in her return to competition after battling injuries. Freshman Murphy Bromberg was fifth with 331.10 points.  

Ivory-Ganja came from behind to earn the victory after being led by Hawaii’s Lauren Hall through four of six rounds.  Bromberg, who competed in last summer’s FINA World Championships, will headline the 10-meter platform diving competition set for Saturday.  

The UT Diving Invitational resumes Friday with the one-meter competition preliminary round at 11 a.m. and the finals set for 5 p.m.