Diving to Send Fears and Acquista to World Championship Trials

Photo provided by the University of Louisville.

The University of Louisville diving team is sending two divers to the 2017 USA Diving FINA World Championships Individual Trials on May 19-21.

Senior Andrea Aquista, the 2016 ACC Platform Champion, and freshman Molly Fears an ACC and NCAA qualifier, will represent the Cardinals at IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.

In order to be able to compete, divers must have scored at or above a certain score in at least one previous USA Diving event or NCAA event. Divers competing in the platform event must have registered a score of 275 in either a USA Diving or NCAA event. Divers that are competing in the 3-meter event must have registered a score of 270 at a USA Diving event or a 324 at a NCAA event.

Senior Andrea Aquista qualified for the platform diving event when she was crowned champion of the event at the 2016 ACC Championships with a score of 318.5. Freshman Molly Fears qualified for the 3-meter diving event when she finished ninth at the 2017 NCAA Zone C Meet. .

The top-two qualifiers in each event will be selected to the 2017 USA World Championship team which will compete in the World Championships that will be held in Budapest, Hungary on July 14-22.