March 16, 2002
LEXINGTON, Ky. –
The South Carolina men’s and women’s divers competed in the first day of competition at the NCAA Zones on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Senior Brandon Hulko and sophomore Holly Hodges each earned top five finishes to earn a spot in the NCAA Championships.
Competing on the three-meter board, Hulko placed fourth with a score of 540.85. Also competing on the three-meter for USC was freshman Dean Emmerton who placed 16th (466.25) and senior Brad Brown who placed 25th (265.75). Hulko now advances to the NCAA Championships in two weeks in Athens, Ga.
On the women’s side, Hodges followed up her success at the SEC Championships with a third place finish on the one-meter board. Hodges finished with a score of 295.00. Also having a top meet was freshman Allison Brennan. Brennan placed seventh with a score of 271.10, two spots off an NCAA berth. Freshman Tracey Richardson also competed an finished 26th with a score of 220.70. Hodges will compete next week in Austin, Texas at the NCAA Women’s Championship.
The Gamecock divers will finish competition tomorrow with the men diving on the one-meter and the women diving on the three-meter board.