Eight U.S. Divers Named to Pan American Games Team

KNOXVILLE, TN - August 17, 2014: Maren Taylor during the 2014 USA Senior Diving National Event Finals at Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Matthew S. DeMaria
Photo Courtesy: Matthew S. DeMaria

BLOOMINGTON – Eight divers have been selected to represent the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario. The diving events will take place July 10-13.

The U.S. roster includes Pan American Games veteran and 2008 Olympian Mary Beth Dunnichay (Elwood, Ind./West Lafayette, Ind.), who won a bronze medal in synchronized 10-meter at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.

2013 World Championship team members Deidre Freeman (Grinnell, Iowa/Iowa City, Iowa), and Maren Taylor (Arlington, Va./Austin, Texas) also are on the eight-diver roster.

Rounding out the U.S. roster are Cory Bowersox (Burke, Va./Austin, Texas), Zachary Cooper (Trafalgar, Ind./Indianapolis, Ind.), Ryan Hawkins (Charlotte, N.C./Blacksburg, Va.), Zac Nees (Hatfield, Pa./State College, Pa.) and Delaney Schnell (Tucson, Ariz.).

With a maximum of eight spots available on the team, the U.S. selected four synchronized teams to fill the Pan American Games roster. The highest placing synchronized team at the 2015 USA Diving Synchronized National Championships that does not include a member of the 2015 World Championship team in an Olympic event was nominated to the Pan Am Games team. The synchronized divers also will compete in their corresponding individual events at Pan Ams.

Dunnichay and Schnell were second in women’s synchronized 10-meter, while Freeman and Taylor were second in women’s synchronized 3-meter at the Synchronized National Championships, which were held April 9-12 in Greensboro, N.C. Cooper and Hawkins finished second in men’s synchronized 10-meter, while Bowersox and Nees were fifth in men’s synchronized 3-meter.

The 2015 U.S. Pan American Diving Team is subject to approval by the United States Olympic Committee.

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