FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Kevin Dreesen led the BYU divers on platform as the Cougars wrapped the NCAA Zone E Diving Championships at the Northern Arizona University Aquatic and Tennis Center Wednesday.
"The team displayed great actions and better form throughout the platform events," BYU head diving coach Tyce Routson said. "With more experience and time on the higher levels of platform, we can be a little more consistent and confident. I am happy for Ali Tippetts-Kottcamp in her last collegiate event to do so well for herself."
In the women’s platform preliminaries, Tippetts-Kottcamp earned the top BYU score with a 204.40 but missed the final round.
Dreesen scored a 292.80 in the preliminary round of the men’s platform event to earn a spot in the final round. In the finals, Dreesen totaled 581.55, good enough for 16th place overall.
BYU will finish its postseason as qualified swimmers and divers compete at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Atlanta, Georgia. The women’s championship will run from March 17-19, with the men’s championship taking place on March 24-26.
PROVO, Utah – BYU dive will travel to compete in the 2016 NCAA Zone E Diving Championships Mar.7-9, at the Northern Arizona University Aquatic and Tennis Center in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Qualified divers from the team include Ali Tippetts-Kottcamp (qualified on 1-meter, 3-meter and platform), Kaela Call (1-meter and 3-meter), Kevin Dreesen (1-meter, 3-meter and platform), Matt Denkers (1-meter and 3-meter), Trayton Speth (3-meter) and Jordan Tuckfield (1-meter).
On the men’s side, Kevin Dreesen has been a standout all season, posting eight first-place finishes. From the women’s team, Ali Tippetts-Kottcamp has recorded nine top-3 dives in competition throughout the season.
The action will start at 11 a.m. MST Monday through Wednesday. A full schedule of events and championship information can be found on the championship info page. Live results will be available at divemeets.com and full results will be posted at the conclusion of each day on the men’s and women’s schedule pages.