Corbett, Kolod Qualify for NCAA Championships on First Day of Zones
March 9, 2015
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.