Arkansas diving set for Tennessee Invitational on Wednesday


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Arkansas divers will open the 2018 portion of the Razorbacks’ schedule on Wednesday, competing at the Tennessee Diving Invitational.

All five Razorbacks divers will be in action this week in Knoxville, as the invite runs from Wednesday through Friday. Maha Amer, Nicole Gillis, Marissa Green, Brooke Schulz and Caroline Welch will all compete on the one-meter and three-meter springboards, while Gillis, Green and Welch will also dive in the platform event.

“We are excited for our divers to compete at the Tennessee Invite, where the majority of the top talent in the SEC are all competing,” said head coach Neil Harper. IT should be great competition and experience to prepare us for the conference championships.”

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Between the five divers they have combined for 30 zone diving scores so far this season with 14 in the 1m, 15 in the 3m and one in the platform.

Arkansas is led by Schultz who has had a stellar freshman campaign, winning 12 of her first 13 dives to start her collegiate career. In her most recent outing, Schultz paced the field through 15 dives to capture the three-meter national title at the 2017 USA Winter Diving National Championships with a score of 912.25.

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In the fall, Gillis broke her career best on the platform at the Art Adamson Invite, scoring a 249.85.

Green has set all three of her career bests in the fall, scoring a 275.40 on the 1m and a 299.63 on the 3m against Nebraska, while scoring a 201.15 at the Art Adamson Invite.

Welch also set all three career bests in the fall with a 262.53 on the 1m against Nebraska. She scored a 289.95 against Missouri and South Carolina, while recording a 178.85 at the Art Adamson Invite 0n the platform.

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Amer set her career best in the 1m against Nebraska (289.80), while breaking her 3m best at UCLA with a score of 319.30.

Wednesday, Jan. 3
1m Prelims – 10:30 a.m.
1m Finals – 1:06 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 4
3m Prelims – 10:00 a.m.
3m Finals – 12:42 pm.

Friday, Jan. 5
Platform Finals – 10:00 a.m.


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