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July 27, 2002

Dallas, Texas – South Carolina diver Holly Hodges completed a successful week at the Speedo National Diving Championships, finishing second on the three-meter board with a score of 530.45. Hodges’ second place finish also qualified her for the Olympic Trials in 2004.

Hodges also placed third in the women’s one-meter final on Wednesday evening with a score of 253.29. With her second and third place finishes this week, Hodges has earned a spot on the 2002 U.S. National Team

Hodges is coming off a successful sophomore season at Carolina in which she placed ninth at the NCAA Championships on the one-meter board and earned second (three-meter) and fifth place (one-meter) finishes at the SEC Championships.

Also competing at the national championships for Carolina was sophomore diver and Columbia native Lauren King. King finished 27th on the one-meter board with a score of 181.68. In Tuesday’s three-meter prelims, King placed 24th with a score of 219.21. The 2002-03 season will be King’s first year competing at Carolina after transferring from Georgia.