Notre Dame and Connecticut Take First Diving Championship Events

 PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Notre Dame and Connecticut took first-place finishes during the first day of diving action at the BIG EAST Championships at Trees Poll on the University of Pittsburgh campus. Irish freshman Nicholas Nemetz claimed the men's 3-meter board and UConn junior Danielle Cecco won the women's 1-meter board crown.
 
Nemetz posted a winning score of 325.15 on the 3-meter board to take the 2012 conference title. He edged West Virginia senior Matt O'Neill by 3.65 points.
 
In the women's 1-meter competition, Cecco took top honors with a score of 287.10. Notre Dame freshman Allison Casareto posted a second-place score of 283.80.
 
The competitors switch boards Saturday, Feb. 11 with the women moving to the 3-meter and the men to the 1-meter. The diving portion of the BIG EAST Championship wraps up Sunday, Feb. 12 with platform diving. 
 
For complete results of the men's 1-meter diving and women's 3-meter events visit the BIG EAST Swimming & Diving Championship Central page and check out the results link.
 
Men's 3-Meter Diving Final Results
Place   Name                     Team                     Score            Points
1        Nicholas Nemetz       Notre Dame             325.15          20.0
2        Matt O'Neill              West Virginia            321.50          17.0
3        Michael Kreft           Notre Dame             311.35          16.0
4        Harris Bergman        Pittsburgh                309.90          15.0
5        Erik Moore               Pittsburgh                308.30          14.0
6        Aaron Snyder           Pittsburgh                301.10          13.0
7        Grant Fecteau          Connecticut              277.90          12.0
8        Nikolas Sachs           Louisville                 276.50          11.0
 
Women's 1-Meter Diving Final Results
Place   Name                     Team                     Score            Points
1        Danielle Cecco          Connecticut              287.10          20.0
2        Allison Casareto        Notre Dame             283.80          17.0
3        Jennifer Chiang        Notre Dame             280.80          16.0
4        Hannah Gadd            Louisville                 262.40          15.0
5        Lindsey Stephens      Louisville                 254.55          14.0
6        Nicole Scott              Rutgers                   251.80          13.0
7        Angelika Mcghee       Pittsburgh                228.20          12.0
8        Leigh Waltz              Pittsburgh                220.05          11.0