Notre Dame Claims Two Diving Titles at BIG EAST Championships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Notre Dame swept the first day of diving action, claiming the women's 3-meter board and the men's 1-meter board crowns at the BIG EAST Championships at the Ralph R. Wright Natatorium on the University of Louisville campus. The diving portion of the BIG EAST Swimming & Diving Championships, kicked of Feb. 11.  
 
Irish sophomore Jennifer Chiang posted a winning score of 337.40 on the 3-meter board to take the 2011 conference title. She edged Louisville sophomore Hannah Gadd by 2.60 points.
 
In the men's 1-meter competition, Notre Dame senior Eric Lex took top honors with a score of 355.70. During the regular season, he posted the best league score in the 1-meter board with 405.15, which he set at ND's Shamrock Invitational Jan. 28. Pittsburgh senior Collin Forner posted a second-place score at the BIG EAST Championships with 336.15. Louisville senior David Zamkov finished a career-high best of third with a point total of 330.50.
 
The competitors switch boards Saturday, Feb. 12 with the women moving to the 1-meter and the men to the 3-meter. The diving portion of the BIG EAST Championship wraps up Sunday, Feb. 13 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 1-Meter Diving Final Results
Place   Name                     Team                     Score            Points
1        Eric Lex                  Notre Dame             355.70          20.0
2        Collin Forner            Pittsburgh                336.15          17.0
3        David Zamkov          Louisville                 330.50          16.0
4        Wesley Villaflor         Notre Dame             328.20          15.0
5        Zane McLain            Pittsburgh                296.05          14.0
6        Ryan Koter              Notre Dame             294.75          13.0
7        Matt O'Neill              West Virginia            289.65          12.0
8        Aaron Snyder           Pittsburgh                277.05          11.0
 
Women's 3-Meter Diving Final Results
Place   Name                     Team                     Score            Points
1        Jennifer Chiang        Notre Dame             337.40          20.0
2        Hannah Gadd           Louisville                 334.80          17.0
3        Jennifer Betz           Rutgers                   316.40          16.0
4        Heidi Grossman        Notre Dame             313.95          15.0
5        Lindsey Stephens      Louisville                 310.15          14.0
6        Danielle Cecco          Connecticut              302.55          13.0
7        Mallory Mullady         Pittsburgh                265.90          12.0
8        Morgan Speece        Pittsburgh                243.25          11.0