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March 11, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia fourth-year Pete Amstutz (St. Joseph, Mich./St. Joseph) and second-year Andrew Barber (Vienna, Va./Marshall) will compete in the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships Friday and Saturday, March 12-13 at the University of Georgia’s Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Georgia. The three-meter competition will be held Friday (March 12) and the one-meter event will be conducted Saturday (March 13).

Amstutz and Barber begin competition at 3:30 p.m. Friday on the three-meter board. Both divers will also compete on the one-meter board beginning at 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

This is the third consecutive year Amstutz has qualified for the NCAA Zone B Diving Championships. He did not participate in the competition last year due to illness. In 2002 he placed 20th on the three-meter board and tied for 24th in the one-meter competition. At the 2004 ACC Championships, Amstutz was runner-up on the one-meter board with 310.85 points and finished fourth in the three-meter competition with 498.25 points.

Barber is making his second appearance at the Zone B Championship. In 2003, Barber was the highest freshman finisher on the one and three-meter boards with 19th place showings in both events. He also had an excellent 2004 ACC Championship with a third-place performance on the three-meter board (520.15 points) and a fifth-place finish in the one-meter competition (297.65 points).

The NCAA Zone B Diving Championship features the top divers from across the southeast. The top finishers from each of the five zone meets across the country will earn the right to participate in the 2004 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

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