Ferrucci Earns Bronze on One-Meter at Diving Championships

Aug. 12, 2011

LEXINGTON, Ky. – At the 2011 AT&T National Diving Championships in Los Angeles, University of Kentucky diver Greg Ferrucci continued his impressive meet by finishing third on the men’s one-meter springboard.

Ferrucci, the reigning Southeastern Conference Male Freshman Diver of the Year, qualified for the finals with the fourth-best score in the preliminary/quarterfinal round, registering a 342.70. Ferrucci then posted a score of 371.50 in the finals to finish in third place. His highest-scored dive of the competition was in the sixth and final round when he nailed an inward two-and-a-half somersault tuck which scored over 74 points with the judges.

Meanwhile, Ferrucci’s Kentucky teammate, and fellow sophomore, John Fox dove well, but came up just a few positions shy of qualifying for the finals on the men’s one-meter dive.

Fox, a Littleton, Colo., native, tabbed a final score of 299.40 for his six dives, which put him less than 15 points shy of qualifying for the final round. The top-eight divers from the preliminary round qualified for the finals.

NBC Sports, in conjunction with sister network Universal Sports, will broadcast the Saturday and Sunday finals live. The national broadcast begins with one hour of live coverage of the women’s platform final on NBC at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, followed by an additional two hours of live coverage of the men’s 3-meter final and women’s synchronized 3-meter final on Universal Sports from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
On Sunday, coverage will feature the men’s platform final on NBC from 3-4 p.m., followed by Universal Sports coverage of the women’s 3-meter and men’s synchronized 3-meter final from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The complete schedule of events for the week as well as instant results can be found at usadiving.org.

For all Kentucky swimming and diving information, visit UKathletics.com.

Kentucky divers schedule:
2011 AT&T Diving Championships

Prelim/Quarterfinal Senior Women Platform (Faulkner – 252.15, 14th place)
Semifinal Senior Women Platform (Faulkner – 262.50, ninth place)

Prelim/Quarterfinal Senior Men 3m Springboard (Ferrucci – 373.80, 11th place)
Semifinal Senior Men 3m Springboard (Ferrucci – 392.45, eighth place)
Prelim/Quarterfinal Senior Women 1m Springboard (Faulkner – 268.70, first place)
Final Senior Women 1m Springboard (Faulkner – 218.90, eighth place)

Prelim/Quarterfinal Senior Men 1m Springboard (Ferrucci – 342.70, fourth place; Fox – 299.40, 13th place)
Final Senior Men 1m Springboard (Ferrucci – 371.50, third place)

Final Senior Women Platform (Faulkner)
Final Senior Men 3m Springboard (Ferrucci)