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AUBURN, Alabama, March 16. TEXAS A&M is making it a habit of having a nightly double for NCAA titlists. Jaele Patrick followed up Breeja Larson's title in the 100 breast with a win of her own in the three-meter diving event at the NCAA Division I Women's Championships.
Patrick collected 410.15 points for the win, giving the Aggies a second victory tonight. A&M's previous NCAA titlists both won in the same night as Alia Atkinson and Julia Wilkinson topped both won events in 2010 for the first NCAA titlists in A&M history.
Ohio State's Bianca Alvarez placed second with 386.30 points, while Arizona's Samantha Pickens took third with 379.75 points. Auburn's Vennie Dantin (379.55), South Carolina's Courtney Forcucci (368.50), Arizona State's Elina Eggers (344.55), Southern California's Victoria Ishimatsu (342.75) and Indiana's Laura Ryan (330.40) also dove for the title in the championship finale.
Miami's Thea Vock topped the consolation finals with 342.60 points. Tennessee's Jodie McGroarty (334.55), Michigan's Amanda Lohman (324.80), Minnesota's Margaret Keefer (321.40), Miami's Kara McCormack (317.60), Connecticut's Danielle Cecco (308.60), LSU's Alexandra Bettridge (308.00) and Virginia Tech's Logan Kline (306.20) comprised the rest of the B final that took place earlier in the day.
California held firm at the top with 277 points, while Georgia stood second with 207 points. Stanford (198), Southern California (196) and Arizona (194) filled the rest of the top five spots heading into the final event this evening.
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