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March 7, 2016

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ANNAPOLIS, Md.-Virginia senior Becca Corbett qualified for the NCAA Championships Monday (March 7) on the first day of the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships in Annapolis, Md.

Corbett (Louisville, Ky.) qualified for the national meet, which will be held March 16-19 in Atlanta, by way of a fifth-place finish in the women’s 1-meter event. Corbett had a combined prelim and final score of 566.80. The senior, who became the first Virginia female diver to qualify for the NCAA Championships in 2015, has qualified for the second-consecutive year.

“Becca did a great job today and was consistent on all of her dives,” UVA head diving coach Jason Glorius said. “That is the key to success at this meet.”

Freshman Kylie Towbin (New Canaan, Conn.) also qualified for the finals, finishing 15th with a combined score of 471.10. Senior Katie Warburg (Wilton, Conn.), freshman Kirsten Parkinson (Stamford, Conn.) and sophomore Corey Johnson (Ambler, Pa.) placed 23rd, 25th and 29th, respectivey.

In men’s 3-meter action, senior Carl Buergler (Arlington, Va.) qualified for the finals and placed ninth with a combined score of 658.50.

The action continues Tuesday (March 8) with women’s 3-meter and men’s 1-meter at noon. The top-six finishers on women’s 3-meter and the top four on men’s 1-meter will qualify for the NCAA Championships.

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