January 12, 1997

Notre Dame Divers Conclude Competition

AUSTIN, Texas — Notre Dame’s men’s and women’s diving team conclude action at the 1997 All-American Diving Championship at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas.

Freshman Herb Huesman had the highest finish for Notre Dame and second-year diving coach Caiming Xie. Huesman took fifth in the men’s three-meter competition with a score of 463.90. Tyler Maertz took 11th in the preliminaries of the three meter with a score of 374.50. Huesman finished in ninth place with 414.15 points in the men’s one-meter diving competition. Huesman narrowly missed making the finals as the top eight scores from the preliminaries advanced to the finals.

In the women’s competition, Gina Ketelhohn placed ninth in the women’s one-meter division with a score of 344.65, just 1.30 points out of eight place and a spot in the finals. Rhiana Saunders took 11th with a scored of 330.05. In the women’s three-meter competition, Ketelhohn was 13th with a score of 389.25, just ahead of Saunders who was 14th with 385.70.