Senior Bobby Ross will represent men's diving at NCAA Zone Championships next week (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard diving team will send four divers to the NCAA Zone A Diving Championship hosted by Rutgers on March 5-7. Seniors Jing Leung and Alisha Mah along with junior Mikaela Thompson will travel for the women, while senior Bobby Ross will represent the men.
The Rutgers Aquatic Center will host a total of 109 student-athletes from 33 institutions beginning next Monday. Mah and Thompson will compete in both the one- and three-meter events, while Ross will compete in one-meter and Leung will participate on the platform.
Leung, who was named the Ron Keenhold Career High Point Diver at this year's Ivy League Championship, is the defending Zone A platform champion, winning last year's event in Christiansburg, Virginia. The senior qualified for the NCAA Championships on the platform each of her first three years, and was named to the All-America first team honors as a sophomore in 2016.
Thompson enters the Zone Championship for the second consecutive year after earning All-Ivy second team honors in the three-meter dive at the Ivy League Championship. At last year's Zone event in Virginia, Thompson finished eighth in the one-meter dive.
Mah competes in her second Zone Championship and first since her sophomore season when she advanced to the finals of the one-meter board competition. In 2016, the southern California native finished 18th on the one-meter, while placing 30th on the three-meter.
Ross makes his second appearance in the Zone Championship, after posting a seventh-place finish in the one-meter dive last winter. The Connecticut native is coming off a solid performance in the Ivy League Championship, registering two NCAA A-cut scores in the one- and three-meter dives.