CLEMSON, S.C. – The women’s diving team will split the team and compete in the Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh Invitationals this weekend. The Georgia Tech Invitational begins Thursday and concludes Saturday while the Pittsburgh Invitational begins Friday and ends Sunday.
For the third straight season the Tigers will travel to Atlanta. Last season at the Georgia Tech Invitational, Tabitha Banks led all Clemson divers in the one-meter, posting a 243.50 in the preliminary round and finishing with a 241.60 to claim ninth overall. Senior Chelsea Uranaka and junior Jessica Resler qualified for the final round in the three-meter posting scores of 291.30 and 254.25 to finish fifth and eighth, respectively. Resler also led all Tiger divers in the platform event finishing with a score of 210.20 to finish fifth overall.
Last year in Pittsburgh Juliana Melchionda finished in third place after the preliminary round of the three-meter before finishing seventh in the event after scoring a 256.75 in the final round. During the platform event, Megan Helwagen finished with a 207.05 to place seventh in the event.
Helwagen is coming off her best meet of the 2014 campaign. The junior qualified for zones in both the one-meter and three-meter events against Georgia Southern on November 8. Helwagen has the opportunity to qualify for zones in the platform event for the first time this weekend.
Seven other divers will compete in the platform event for the first time this season including freshmen Allison Brophy and Hannah Donovan, both competing in the platform for the first time in their collegiate careers.
Follow @ClemsonDiving throughout the weekend for updates on both tournaments.
Clemson Divers at Georgia Tech Invitational:
Sarah Braun (1M, 3M, PL)Megan Helwagen (1M, 3M, PL)Juliana Melchionda (1M)Danielle Reitsma (1M, 3M, PL)Jessica Resler (1M)Chelsea Uranaka (1M, 3M, PL)
Clemson Divers at Pittsburgh Invitational:
Allison Brophy (1M, 3M, PL)Lacie Cauffman (1M, 3M)Hannah Donovan (1M, 3M, PL)Jessica Doolittle (1M, 3M, PL)Emily Yoder (1M, 3M, PL)
January 18, 2022