CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson diving team travels across the state this weekend to face instate rivals South Carolina and College of Charleston. Head Coach Leslie Hasselbach Adams’ Tigers look to remain perfect in dual meets this season, currently boasting a 3-0 record with victories over NC State, Richmond and Georgia Southern.
On Friday afternoon, the Tigers travel to Columbia to battle the Gamecocks. Last season, the Palmetto State rivals met in Greensboro, N.C. The Tigers defeated the Gamecocks 25-13 fueled behind Chelsea Uranaka’s first-place finish in the three-meter and Juliana Melchionda’s second-place result in the one-meter. Jessica Resler and Megan Helwagen placed third and fourth, respectively, in the one-meter event for the Tigers.
After the matchup in Columbia, the Tigers head to Charleston to compete against the College of Charleston on Saturday morning. Last season, College of Charleston made the trek to McHugh Natatorium, a meet Clemson won 32-6. College of Charleston returns to Clemson on Saturday, Feb. 7, the lone Tiger home meet on the season.
So far in 2014-15, Helwagen and freshman Hannah Donovan have qualified for the 2015 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships in both the one-meter and three-meter events, while Sarah Braun and Danielle Reitsma have qualified in the one-meter. Jessica Doolittle has already posted a zone qualifying score in the platform event.
For updates on both meets, check ClemsonTigers.com and follow @ClemsonDiving on Twitter.
January 14, 2021