Texas divers look to qualify for NCAA Championships

Rachel Wenzlaff and Brooke Daily

Texas divers begin preliminary competitions in Iowa City, Iowa, on Monday as part of the NCAA Zone “D” Diving Meet.

Three men — sophomore Mark Anderson, junior Cory Bowersox and senior Will Chandler — will dive, with Anderson and Chandler competing in the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform dives. Bowersox will compete in just the 1-meter and 3-meter dives. Chandler and Bowersox went 1-2 in the 1-meter and 3-meter events at the Big 12 Championships, and Anderson is the reigning Big 12 platform diving champion. 

The women are sending four divers to Iowa City, and each figures to have a shot to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Sophomore Murphy Bromberg, the Big 12 3-meter and platform diving champion, will attempt to qualify in all the events, along with juniors  Meghan Houston and Kristina Hoffmann. 

Senior Emma Ivory-Ganja, fresh off her win in the 1-meter event at the Big 12 Championships, will also compete in all three events.

The new zone meets allow divers to compete for a spot in the NCAA Championships in two weeks.

In order to qualify for the NCAA Championships, the Texas men must finish in the top four in their events, while the women must place in the top five.