Georgia’s Laura Ryan Drills Final Dive to Clinch Second Diving Title This Week

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, March 21. GEORGIA’s Laura Ryan went for it during her final dive and finished the night with the three-meter diving title at the NCAA Division I Women’s Championships.

Ryan, who is the first diver in history to win a title for Georgia, is having a dream meet as she’s diving in the pool she grew up in as an age grouper. Tonight, she clinched her second title of the meet with a 423.15-point tally after winning the one-meter last night.

Texas’ Maren Taylor (399.30), Southern Illinois’ Zhang Kaixuan (385.20), Purdue’s Michelle Cabassol (370.65), Massachusetts’ Michaela Butler (369.40), Illinois State’s Zhang Wenting (363.90), Texas’ Emory Ivory-Ganja (354.75) and Kentucky’s Christa Cabot (293.00) also dove during the finale.

Minnesota’s Maggie Keefer claimed the consolation final with 368.60 points, while Virginia Tech’s Kaylea Arnett took second with 366.05 points. Tennessee’s Tori Lamp also broke 360 with a 360.70.

LSU’s Cassie Weil (357.65), USC’s Haley Ishimatsu (347.60), Arizona State’s Hailey Casper (335.55), Texas’ Samantha Bromberg (307.10) and Nevada’s En-tien Huang (299.10) also dove this afternoon during the B final.

Team Standings
1. Georgia 335
2. Stanford 265
3. California 245
4. Texas A&M 202.5
5. USC 159
6. Tennessee 143
7. Florida 132
8. Texas 101
9. Arizona 80
10. Indiana 71

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Author: Jason Marsteller

Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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