Divers Begin Zone C Championships with Three-Meter Springboard
MGOBLUE Erin Bridgewater
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Erin Bridgewater
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March 14, 2013

Site: West Lafayette, Ind. (Boilermaker Aquatic Center)
Event: NCAA Zone C Diving Championships (Day 1 of 3)
Next U-M Event: Friday, March 15 -- at NCAA Zone C Diving Championships - Day 2 (West Lafayette, Ind.), 1 p.m.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Three divers from the No. 21-ranked University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team competed on the three-meter today (Thursday, March 14) at the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships in the Boilermaker Aquatic Center. The contingent was led by junior Erin Bridgewater (Kawkawlin, Mich./Bay City Western), who finished in 40th place with 225.55 points.

Two other Wolverine divers finished close behind Bridgewater. In her first appearance at Zones, freshman Sarah Kamstra (Zeeland, Mich./Zeeland West) placed 41st (222.15). Sophomore Marina Nazario (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) took 45th place (216.60).

These three divers along with sophomore Carey Chen (Vancouver, British Columbia/University Hill Secondary) will return to competition tomorrow (Friday, March 15) for the one-meter springboard. Preliminaries begin at 1 p.m. inside the Boilermaker Aquatic Center.

Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 1)

Three-Meter Diving
 1. Michelle Cabassol, Purdue  660.80
40. Erin Bridgewater, U-M   225.55
41. Sarah Kamstra, U-M      222.15
45. Marina Nazario, U-M     216.60

Contact: Michael Kasiborski (734) 763-4423