Jan. 12, 1997
Irish Dive Into 1997 All-American Diving Championship
AUSTIN, Texas — Notre Dame’s men’s and women’s diving teamsconcluded action at the 1997 All-American Diving Championship at theJamail Texas Swimming Center at the University of Texas in Austin,Texas.
Freshman Herb Huesman had the highest finish for Notre Dame andsecond-year diving coach Caiming Xie. Huesman took fifth in the men’sthree-meter competition with a score of 463.90. Tyler Maertz took 11thin the preliminaries of the three meter with a score of 374.50. Huesmanfinished in ninth place with 414.15 points in the men’s one-meter divingcompetition. Huesman narrowly missed making the finals as the top eightscores from the preliminaries advanced to the finals.
In the women’s competition, Gina Ketelhohn placed ninth in thewomen’s one-meter division with a score of 344.65, just 1.30 points outof eighth place and a spot in the finals. Rhiana Saunders took 11th witha score of 330.05. In the women’s three-meter competition, Ketelhohnwas 13th with a score of 389.25, just ahead of Saunders who was 14thwith 385.70.