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March 9, 2015

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BUFFALO, N.Y.–Two Virginia divers, senior JB Kolod and junior Becca Corbett qualified for the NCAA Championships on the first day of the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships Monday (March 9) in Buffalo, N.Y.

“JB and Becca did a wonderful job today,” UVa head diving coach Jason Glorius said. “All of their hard work paid off. We still have some work to do, but it was a satisfying start to the meet. We are looking forward to the next two days.”

Corbett (Louisville, Ky.) became the first Virginia female diver to qualify for the NCAA Championships with a fifth-place finish on the 3-meter springboards with a total score of 613.25. Fellow junior Katie Warburg (Wilton, Conn.) qualified for the finals, placing 14th with a mark of 551.85. The women’s NCAA Championships will be held in Greensboro, N.C., March 19-21.

Kolod (Pittsburgh, Pa.) placed second in men’s 1-meter action with a score of 662.90, qualifying for the NCAA Championships for the third time. Kolod is a three-time All-American and holds Virginia’s highest-ever diving finish at an NCAA meet (seventh on 3-meter in 2014). The men’s national meet will be held in Iowa City, Iowa, March 26-28.

Juniors Colby Shinholser (Burtonsville, Md.), Carl Buergler (Arlington, Va.) and Jordan Sacks (Wilmette, Ill.) and freshman Jake Bowtell (Darien, Conn.) qualified for the finals on men’s 1-meter. Shinholser placed ninth (585.65), Buergler finished 11th (574.70), Bowtell was 15th (536.45) and Sacks came in 17th (526.00).

The action continues Tuesday (March 10) with the men’s 3-meter and women’s 1-meter events being contested.

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