GRANVILLE, Ohio-- Six Denison divers will be heading to Calvin College this weekend to compete amongst 52 qualifiers in the NCAA Division III Diving Regional. On the women's side, Sarah Lopez, Emma Weber, and Allison Fitzgerald will be competing. For the men, Brian Allen, Michael Burke, and Max Levy will dive.
Lopez is a senior who previously qualified for regionals in 2015. In the North Coast Athletic Conference championship meet, Lopez posted her season-best score in the 1-meter with an 11-dive total of 415.75 points. Her season-high in the 3-meter dive was set in the NCAC Championship preliminary round, at 375.50.
Weber, a sophomore, is making her second consecutive trip to regionals. She set a career-high in the 3-meter against DePauw University, posting a score of 441.23. Her 1-meter career-best performance came in the NCAC Championship meet, where she finished second with a score of 431.25.
Fitzgerald heads to regionals with two NCAC Championships under her belt. She was named the 2016 NCAC Diver of the Year after placing first in both the 1-meter and 3-meter, with scores of 465.05 and 461.00, respectively. Fitzgerald is making her first trip to a NCAA regional.
Allen, a four-time All-American, is making his fourth appearance at regionals. He finished second at the NCAC Championships in both the 1-meter and 3-meter. His season-high on the 3-meter board is 534.30 points, set in the preliminaries of the NCAC Championship meet. His best 1-meter score, 504.38, was set against Carnegie Mellon.
A first-year, Burke posted top-10 finishes on both boards at the NCAC Championships. His career-highs on both boards came against DePauw University, with 432.53 points on the 1-meter board and a score of 414.53 on the 3-meter.
The reigning NCAC Champion on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards, Levy is making his fourth and final trip to regionals. He is a six-time All-American and the 2015 NCAA Division III Male Diver of the Year. Levy's NCAC Championship-winning score of 570.85 on the 3-meter board is his best of the season. His best mark of the season on the 1-meter is 566.03.