Mosca Qualifies for NCAA Championships at Zone A Diving Championships
Mosca will represent the Crimson at the NCAA Championships March 28-30 (Kevin Burns).
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – Mike Mosca placed second on the one-meter board and fourth on the three meter at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships, earning himself a trip to the 2013 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.
Mosca was one of 43 divers to compete in the one-meter prelims on Friday with the top 18 advancing to the finals. He positioned himself well heading into the afternoon session, ranking fourth with a total score of 329.55 points. He scored 348.05 points in the finals to finish the day with a tally of 677.60 points, putting him behind only Logan Shinholser of Virginia Tech who posted a score of 704.55.
The sophomore turned in a strong showing on the three meter on Saturday as well, sitting in third place following the prelims with a score of 382.75. In the finals, Mosca totaled 373.75 points to finish the competition in fourth place overall.
Mosca's second-place performance on the one meter qualifies him to compete at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on both the one- and three-meter boards. The school record holder and reigning Ivy League champion in both events, Mosca is the first Crimson diver to qualify for the meet since Enrique Roy '04 in 2003.
Senior Brittany Powell was also in action on the women's side and qualified for the finals on both boards. On Friday, Powell advanced past the three meter prelim round with a score of 253.55, and added 236.25 points during the finals to take 15h place overall with a total score of 489.80. She also finished in 15th on the one meter on Saturday, posting a prelim score of 227.10 and a finals score of 228.30 for a total of 455.40 points.