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Diving Hosts College of Charleston on Saturday

Diving Hosts College of Charleston on Saturday

CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s diving team will host the College of Charleston for the second time in three weeks at McHugh Natatorium on Saturday at noon. The first 50 fans will receive a free t-shirt.

The Tigers are 7-1-1 in dual meets this season. In their last outing, they tied with Arkansas at 19-19 in Fayetteville, AR. Megan Helwagen recorded an NCAA Zones qualifying score of 291.08 in the three-meter event. Emily Howard took first in the one-meter event, also recording a qualifying score of 271.58.

The meet will be the Tigers’ third all-time against the College of Charleston in women’s diving with Clemson holding a 2-0 advantage. The last meeting between the two came just two weeks ago on January 18 when Clemson hosted the Cougars and VMI. Tiger divers took first in all three events and top each of the top six spots in the three-meter competition.

In that meet, three Tigers qualified for NCAA Zones for the first time this season. Megan Helwagen qualified in the one-meter event with a score of 271.20 to finish first overall. Freshmen Danielle Reitsma and Sarah Braun each qualified for zones in the platform event. Reitsma finished first with a score of 229.50 while Braun finished second with a score of 226.15.

In all, six different Tigers have qualified for NCAA Zones in at least one event. In addition to Braun, Helwagen and Reitsma, Emily Howard, Jessica Resler and Chelsea Uranaka have each earned bids to the Zones meet.